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‘Black fungus’ in India, migrants at the US border, night trains in Europe

By France24
11 June 2021   |   1:08 pm
In our show "Correspondence", we explore how the world is coping with the twists and turns of 2021, amid the consequences of Covid-19 and beyond. FRANCE 24 brings you a selection of original reports from our correspondents and teams around the globe. This week, we take you to India, the US-Mexico border, Belgium and Egypt.

 

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