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  • Argentina registers record 29,472 new COVID-19 cases over past 24 hours: Health Ministry
  • US, Japan committed to meeting zero net carbon emissions by 2050: Biden
  • US, Japan both recognize importance of Taiwan straits: Suga
  • Ontario extends stay-at-home order by 2 weeks, introduces checkpoints at borders
  • NASA planning for 'regularly recurring' human moon missions: Senior Executive
  • SpaceX wins contract to build human mission lander for US return to moon: NASA
  • WTO to hold 12th Ministerial Conference in Geneva from Nov 30 to Dec 3
  • Canada's Ontario could see over 30,000 daily cases by early June: Modeling Data
  • Greek Foreign Minister to Meet With Libyan Presidential Council Head on Saturday
  • Pentagon does not rule out possibility of deploying more capabilities for Afghan pullout
  • Civil war likely if intl forces pull back: Afghan Presidential advisor
  • Raul Castro Resigns as Head of Cuban Communist Party - Official Newspaper
  • EU to dedicate $36Bln to Green Energy Transition in Africa – Official
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Iraqi forces preparing offensive on western Mosul, commander says

Iraqi forces preparing offensive on western Mosul, commander says

BAGHDAD, Jan 24 (Reuters) Iraqi forces have started preparing an offensive to capture the western side of Mosul from Islamic State, campaign commander Lieutenant General Abdul Ameer Rasheed Yarallah said. Popular Mobilisation "is preparing an operation in the next two, three days, to back up the operation to retake the right bank" of the city, on the western side of the Tigris river, Mosuliya TV cited him as saying on Tuesday. Popular Mobilisation is a coalition of predominantly Iranian-trained Shi'ite groups, formed in 2014 to take part in the war on Islamic State. It became officially part of the Iraqi armed forces last year. Iraqi officials on Monday announced that the eastern side of the northern Iraqi city has been taken from Islamic State, after nearly 100 days of fighting. REUTERS CJ PR1220

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US, Japan committed to meeting zero net carbon emissions by 2050: Biden

17 Apr 2021 | 4:33 AM

Washington, Apr 17 (UNI) The United States and Japan are committed to meeting the zero net carbon emissions goal by 2050, but will first set and achieve other goals by 2030, President Joe Biden said during a press briefing.

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SpaceX wins contract to build human mission lander for US return to moon: NASA

17 Apr 2021 | 2:28 AM

Washington, Apr 16 (UNI) The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has chosen Elon Musk's company SpaceX to build the Human Landing System (HLS) for the first US manned mission to the Moon in half a century, HLS contracting officer Lisa Watson-Morgan told a podcast press conference on Friday.

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WTO to hold 12th Ministerial Conference in Geneva from Nov 30 to Dec 3

17 Apr 2021 | 1:42 AM

Moscow, Apr 16 (UNI) The 12th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) will take place in Geneva from November 30 to December 3, the WTO press service said on Friday.

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Canada's Ontario could see over 30,000 daily cases by early June: Modeling Data

17 Apr 2021 | 1:30 AM

Toronto, Apr 16 (UNI) The Canadian province of Ontario could see a near seven-fold rise in daily COVID-19 case counts by June if the province implements “weak” public health measures and continues with a subdued vaccine rollout, new data from an expert panel advising the provincial government revealed on Friday.

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Civil war likely if intl forces pull back: Afghan Presidential advisor

17 Apr 2021 | 12:36 AM

Kabul, Apr 16 (UNI) Senior adviser to Afghan President Mohammad Mohaqiq warned on Friday that the country may plunge into a civil war if International forces were to pull back.

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