News Brief: What you need to know on Tuesday, October 27th

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    Global Headlines France warns citizens to be cautious as anger seethes in Muslim world over cartoons Armenia says Karabakh forces quit town as U.S.-backed ceasefire appears to fail U.S. warns of threat posed by China, signs military pact with India Vaccines, not spy planes: U.S. misfires in Southeast Asia U.S. special envoy calls for urgent reduction of violence in Afghanistan Elaborate Somali insurgent tax system collects almost as much as government Opposition urges more Belarusians to back strike in face of ‘colossal pressure’ Polish PM warns of ‘massive’ COVID risk from abortion rights protests

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    Occupying 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi), it is a mountainous country with plains in the north and southwest. Kabul is the capital and largest city. The population is around 32 million, composed mostly of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, and Uzbeks.

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    India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the second-most populous country, the seventh-largest country by land area, and the most populous democracy in the world. New Delhi is the capital.

    It has an exceptionally diverse population, with Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains and other religions speaking over 21 recognised languages.

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