Fashion student, retired firefighter charged over US Capitol riots

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Federal authorities arrested a retired firefighter and a fashion student, both from New York, and a man from Iowa on Monday in the storming of the U.S. Capitol, according to the FBI and court documents.

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France begins Covid-19 vaccination rollout for people over 75

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France began a nationwide campaign to inoculate people over 75 on Monday as officials sought to ease concerns about deliveries of coronavirus vaccines.

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Central African Republic's Touadéra calls for national reconciliation as re-election upheld

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Central African Republic's highest court on Monday confirmed the re-election of President Faustin-Archange Touadéra, rejecting rivals' objections as the government fends off a rebel offensive. In a speech broadcast on national television on Monday evening, Touadéra called for national reconciliation.

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Kremlin critic Navalny ordered held for 30 days, urges Russians to 'take to the streets'

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Russia's most prominent opposition leader Alexei Navalny called on Monday for his supporters to take to the streets after a hastily organised court ordered him jailed for 30 days.

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Disneyland Paris delays reopening to April 2 amid coronavirus pandemic

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Disneyland Paris said on Monday it was postponing its reopening by almost two months, to April 2, due to the resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Belarus stripped of hockey world championship amid sponsor pressure over crackdown

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Belarus has been stripped of the right to co-host this year's ice hockey world championship due to safety concerns over political unrest and the COVID-19 pandemic there, the sport's governing body said on Monday, in a blow to President Alexander Lukashenko.

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Michelin bestows 2021 restaurant stars despite Covid-19 closures

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The Michelin Guide consecrated France's 30th three-star restaurant on Monday as it presented its awards for 2021 against the backdrop of the Covid-19 crisis, which has seen chefs forced to close their doors.

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Covid-19: UK vaccinating 140 people per minute but supply not as steady as hoped

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Britain's vaccine rollout is limited by a "lumpy" manufacturing process with production changes by Pfizer and a delay by AstraZeneca that could lead to brief supply disruption, Vaccine Deployment Minister Nadhim Zahawi said on Monday.

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Macron hails French Muslim council charter to combat extremism

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President Emmanuel Macron praised French Muslim leaders on Monday after they agreed on a "charter of principles" aimed at combatting sectarianism and radicalised teachings blamed for a surge in jihadist attacks in France in recent years.

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'We are in danger': Uganda's opposition leader Bobi Wine speaks out from house arrest

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The leader of Uganda's main opposition party, Bobi Wine, said troops raided its headquarters on Monday as staff tried to prepare a legal challenge to President Yoweri Museveni's declared victory in an election last week. Wine, who is himself under house arrest, told FRANCE 24 that he and his wife "were in danger".

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FBI vets National Guard troops amid fears of insider attack on inauguration

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US defense officials say they are worried about an insider attack or other threat from service members involved in securing President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, prompting the FBI to vet all of the 25,000 National Guard troops coming into Washington for the event.

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Joe Biden: From Wilmington to the White House

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As Joe Biden becomes the new president of the United States after a bitterly contested election, Inside the Americas takes you to Washington and to his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware. In this special edition of the show, our team meets some of the people who made Biden the man he is today. We also discover the places where the president-to-be spent his time, such as the train that took him to Washington every day when he was a young senator.

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Central African Republic: Families in Bouar seek refuge in church after rebel attacks

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Armed groups opposed to President Faustin-Archange Touadéra carried out attacks on the town of Bouar in northwestern Central African Republic on January 7 and 9. Since then, more than 5,000 people have sought refuge in the town’s cathedral. Even though calm has returned, the town remains paralysed and the humanitarian situation is getting worse, according to the bishop who has welcomed families into the cathedral.

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Rioters in Tunisia clash with security forces for third night

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Clashes broke out for a third consecutive night on Sunday in several Tunisian cities, pitting stone-throwing youths against security forces despite a tight lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus.

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Brazil approves two Covid-19 vaccines, kicking off long-delayed inoculation campaign

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Brazil’s health regulator gave emergency approval Sunday for two coronavirus vaccines, kicking off a mass inoculation campaign amid a devastating second epidemic wave killing over 1,000 people in the vast South American nation daily.

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Can the ‘Great Green Wall’ carry out Sankara’s ecological, pan-African dream?

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Thomas Sankara, Burkina Faso’s folk-hero president, once marshalled a nation to halt the spread of the Sahara. Decades after his brutal death, a pan-African project of epic scale and ambition is aiming to reverse the creeping desertification that threatens to engulf a vast region, accelerating climate change, migration and conflict.

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Video: How will people remember the Trump years?

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"The worst president ever" and someone who has divided the country "like never before".... With Donald Trump's time in office set to come to an end with the inauguration of Joe Biden on January 20, FRANCE 24 spoke with residents of Washington, DC, about how they viewed the legacy of the 45th president of the United States.

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China enters 2021 on rebound after recording lowest economic growth in 40 years

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China’s economy picked up speed in the fourth quarter, with growth beating expectations as it ended a rough coronavirus-striken 2020 in remarkably good shape and remained poised to expand further this year even as the global pandemic raged unabated.

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Guatemalan security forces beat back caravan of Honduran migrants

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Guatemalan police and soldiers launched tear gas and wielded batons and shields against a group of Honduran migrants that tried to push through their roadblock early Sunday.

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Death toll of Indonesian earthquake rises as more bodies found

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Indonesian rescuers on Sunday retrieved more bodies from the rubble of homes and buildings toppled by a strong earthquake, raising the death toll to 78, while military engineers managed to reopen ruptured roads to clear access for relief goods.

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Uganda’s opposition leader Bobi Wine under ‘house arrest’ after disputed vote, party says

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Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine remains under "house arrest", his party said on Sunday, after a disputed election returned President Yoweri Museveni to office for a sixth term.

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