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BUENOS AIRES -- The COVID-19 pandemic is spreading "with enormous ferocity" in the interior of Argentina, President Alberto Fernandez warned on Sunday.

"Between now and the end of the year we have to contain it, because the pandemic is not over, it is at its worst at the moment. We are experiencing it with a little more relief in the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area. But in the interior (of the country) it has spread with enormous ferocity," Fernandez said in an interview published Sunday by local online news magazine El Cohete a la Luna.

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KAMPALA -- Khaled Kabbara, communications officer of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for Uganda, has expressed concern about the over 500,000 refugees in Uganda facing acute food insecurity amid severe cuts in food aid and COVID-19 restrictions.

Kabbara told Xinhua in an email on Sunday that Uganda's refugee response is challenged by a mix of COVID-19, food cuts and decreased level of humanitarian funding hitting the country at the same time.

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CANBERRA -- Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has called for a royal commission into the media domination of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation.

Rudd, who served as PM between 2007 and 2010 and again for three months in 2013, has launched a petition urging the government to establish a royal commission to "ensure the strength and diversity of Australian news media."

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NEW YORK -- The latest COVID-19 test positivity rates in New York State have remained more or less the same as the level in the past days, according to Governor Andrew Cuomo on Sunday.

Such rate in the "Red Zone" focus areas, where the pandemic has been the most severe, was 5.7 percent, and the statewide positivity rate excluding these areas was 0.84 percent on Saturday, the governor tweeted, adding, "we are taking strong action to respond to these outbreaks and to stop the spread. Mask up." Enditem

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