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Bill Gates calls for Korea’s greater role in fight against global health crisis
Bill Gates calls for Korea’s greater role in fight against global health crisis
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Bill Gates on Tuesday called for South Korea to assume a larger role in tackling global health threats such as the pandemic in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which he co-chairs. In the afternoon, Gates was scheduled to meet President Yoon Suk-yeol, according to the presidential office, over which the two will discuss “steps for achieving health justice.” The contents of the meeting were not available at the time of writing. Over his stay the Microsoft co-
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 Afghanistan marks 1 year since Taliban seizure as woes mount
Afghanistan marks 1 year since Taliban seizure as woes mount
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KABUL, Afghanistan -- The Taliban on Monday marked a year since they seized the Afghan capital in a rapid takeover that triggered a hasty escape of the nation's Western-backed leaders, sent the economy into a tailspin and fundamentally transformed the country. Bearded Taliban fighters, some hoisting rifles or the white banners of their movement, staged victory parades on foot, bicycles and motorcycles in the streets of Kabul. One group marched past the former US Embassy, chanting "Long
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