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  • India’s Covaxin likely effective against UK variant, says study

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    India’s Covaxin likely effective against UK variant, says study

  • Indonesia reports record daily increase in coronavirus deaths

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    Indonesia reports record daily increase in coronavirus deaths

  • Myanmar launches vaccination drive, prioritises frontline healthcare workers

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    Myanmar launches vaccination drive, prioritises frontline healthcare workers

  • Security tight at India’s historic Red Fort after clashes with farmers

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    Security tight at India’s historic Red Fort after clashes with farmers

  • Global Covid-19 cases surpass 100 million as nations tackle vaccine shortages

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    Global Covid-19 cases surpass 100 million as nations tackle vaccine shortages

  • Vietnam’s Communist Party chief nominated for re-election

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    Vietnam’s Communist Party chief nominated for re-election

  • S.Korea reports big jump in Covid-19 cases on outbreaks in Christian schools

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    S.Korea reports big jump in Covid-19 cases on outbreaks in Christian schools

  • Thailand reports 819 new virus cases, 1 additional death

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    Thailand reports 819 new virus cases, 1 additional death

  • Japan PM apologises after lawmakers’ night club outings

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    Japan PM apologises after lawmakers’ night club outings

  • Mexican president felt unwell before commercial flight, took Covid-19 test later, says spokesman

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    Mexican president felt unwell before commercial flight, took Covid-19 test later, says spokesman

  • Dutch government says won’t bow to curfew riot ‘scum’

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    Dutch government says won’t bow to curfew riot ‘scum’

  • Taliban backs vaccine drive as Afghan government receives US$112m funding pledge

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    Taliban backs vaccine drive as Afghan government receives US$112m funding pledge

  • Virus-plagued Italy in political turmoil after PM quits

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    Virus-plagued Italy in political turmoil after PM quits

  • China reports lowest daily rise in Covid-19 cases in more than two weeks

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    China reports lowest daily rise in Covid-19 cases in more than two weeks

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  • Giuliani faces US$1.3b lawsuit over ‘big lie’ election fraud claims

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    Giuliani faces US$1.3b lawsuit over ‘big lie’ election fraud claims

  • Five arrested as Australia Day protests draw thousands

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    Five arrested as Australia Day protests draw thousands

  • Indian police fire tear gas in clash with farmers on Republic Day

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    Indian police fire tear gas in clash with farmers on Republic Day

  • Russia to mass produce second Covid vaccine next month

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    Russia to mass produce second Covid vaccine next month

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  • Australia set for 10th day of no local Covid-19 cases

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    Australia set for 10th day of no local Covid-19 cases

    SYDNEY, Jan 27 — Australia recorded a 10th straight day of no new local Covid-19 cases today, allowing its most populous state of New South Wales (NSW) to relax coronavirus...

  • UK to announce hotel quarantine for Britons returning from 30 high-risk countries, says report

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    UK to announce hotel quarantine for Britons returning from 30 high-risk countries, says report

    LONDON, Jan 27 — The British government will today announce plans for limited hotel quarantine for Britons returning from 30 high-risk countries covered by a travel ban, the...

  • Yellen makes history again as US Treasury secretary

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    Yellen makes history again as US Treasury secretary

    WASHINGTON, Jan 27 — In selecting Janet Yellen to be the first woman to lead the US Treasury Department, President Joe Biden chose a progressive economist focused on...

  • Biden takes steps to narrow racial divide, saying America is ‘ready to change’

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    Biden takes steps to narrow racial divide, saying America is ‘ready to change’

    WASHINGTON, Jan 27 — President Joe Biden yesterday issued a firm call to heal America’s racial divide, taking several steps and promising more to confront racism and...

  • White House: Biden speaks to Putin for first time since taking power

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    White House: Biden speaks to Putin for first time since taking power

    WASHINGTON, Jan 27 — US President Joe Biden spoke to Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday for the first time since taking office and raised concerns about Russian...

  • Senate Republicans unite behind failed effort to challenge Trump impeachment trial

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    Senate Republicans unite behind failed effort to challenge Trump impeachment trial

    WASHINGTON, Jan 27 — Forty-five Senate Republicans backed a failed effort yesterday to halt former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, in a show of party unity that...

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    Four Jamaican homeless men hacked to death, person of interest detained

    KINGSTON, Jan 27 — Jamaican police said yesterday they had detained a person of interest as part of their investigation into an attack over the weekend on six homeless men in...

  • Two men extradited from Australia face US charges for US$50m text messaging fraud

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    Two men extradited from Australia face US charges for US$50m text messaging fraud

    NEW YORK, Jan 27 — Two men have been extradited to the United States from Australia to face charges over their alleged roles in a scheme to swindle hundreds of thousands of...

  • More than 150 charged over US Capitol rampage

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    More than 150 charged over US Capitol rampage

    WASHINGTON, Jan 27 — More than 150 people have been charged with federal crimes so far over the January 6 rampage at the US Capitol by supporters of then president Donald Trump,...

  • YouTube temporarily suspends Trump lawyer Giuliani from partner programme

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    YouTube temporarily suspends Trump lawyer Giuliani from partner programme

    SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 27 — YouTube temporarily suspended former President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani from its partner programme last week, the Alphabet Inc unit said...

  • AstraZeneca ‘not selling EU doses to other countries’, says CEO

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    AstraZeneca ‘not selling EU doses to other countries’, says CEO

    PARIS, Jan 27 — AstraZeneca’s CEO insisted yesterday that the company was not selling vaccines ordered by the European Union to other countries at a profit, after delayed...

  • Enough Covid-19 vaccine for 300 million Americans by end of summer/early fall, says Biden

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    Enough Covid-19 vaccine for 300 million Americans by end of summer/early fall, says Biden

    WASHINGTON, Jan 27 — The US government is buying an additional 200 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine and will have enough to inoculate 300 million Americans — virtually the...

  • Calm returns to Dutch cities after riots, with police out in force

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    Calm returns to Dutch cities after riots, with police out in force

    AMSTERDAM, Jan 27 — With shops boarded up and riot police out in force, it was relatively calm in Dutch cities yesterday night after three days of violence during which around...

  • Turkey bans parties at ski resorts after Covid curfew backlash

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    Turkey bans parties at ski resorts after Covid curfew backlash

    ANKARA, Jan 26 — Turkey has banned music and parties at ski resorts after footage of crowded party scenes provoked anger in a country which has endured two months of strict...

  • Hungary says to target tech giants over alleged manipulation of social media platforms

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    Hungary says to target tech giants over alleged manipulation of social media platforms

    BUDAPEST, Jan 26 — Hungary’s nationalist government said today it would place restrictions on social media giants to prevent “deliberate, ideological” misuse of digital...

  • Germany’s far-right AfD braces for surveillance

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    Germany’s far-right AfD braces for surveillance

    BERLIN, Jan 26 — Germany’s domestic security agency is on the verge of announcing whether it will place the far-right AfD under surveillance for posing a threat to democracy,...

  • Russia to mass produce second Covid vaccine next month

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    Russia to mass produce second Covid vaccine next month

    MOSCOW, Jan 26 — Russian authorities today said mass production of its second coronavirus vaccine would begin next month and that a third homemade jab is currently in...

  • Merkel urges ‘fair’ distribution of coronavirus jabs

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    Merkel urges ‘fair’ distribution of coronavirus jabs

    BERLIN, Jan 26 — German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged a “fair” distribution of coronavirus vaccines across the world today, warning that the memories of countries left out...

  • Russia says US must first return to nuclear deal for Iran to comply

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    Russia says US must first return to nuclear deal for Iran to comply

    MOSCOW, Jan 26 — Russia said today that the United States must lift sanctions against Tehran and comply with the Iran nuclear deal as a condition for the Islamic republic to...