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  • Russia withdraws from Open Skies Treaty after US withdrawal on Nov 22, 2020
  • LG condoles death of BJP MLA Shankar
  • Western disturbance to hit J&K, Ladakh from Jan 22: MeT
  • PM pays tributes to MGR
  • Unknown gunmen kill female judges in Afghanistan
  • India reports 15,144 new cases of COVID-19
  • BJP MLA in Pondy dies of cardiac arrest
  • All 50 US states on high alert for armed protests leading up to Biden's inauguration
  • Brazil’s health regulator refuses Sputnik V emergency use authorization to Uniao Quimica
  • Biden to sign ‘roughly dozen’ executive actions on inauguration day
  • US Capitol police arrests armed man in downtown Washington
  • Biden's officials in talks with Iran on resuming US participation in nuclear deal
  • Married couple among 3 arrested for burglary in Thane
  • Covid-19: 185 new cases detected in Nashik
  • Saudi Arabia to reopen its embassy in Qatar soon
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UK pledges up to $207mln of development funding in 2021 to Afghanistan - Minister of State

Moscow, Nov 24 (Sputnik) The United Kingdom is pledging up to 155 million pounds (
207 million) of development funding to Afghanistan for the next year, UK Minister of State for South Asia and Commonwealth Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon said Tuesday.
"I am therefore pleased to announce today that the United Kingdom is pledging up to 155 million pounds of development funding or 2021. And we hope that this development partnership will be able to continue beyond 2021," the UK minister said at the pledging conference, co-hosted by governments of Afghanistan and Finland with the United Nations.
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Bangladesh would get the COVID-19 vaccine quickly and urgently:  Doraiswami

Bangladesh would get the COVID-19 vaccine quickly and urgently: Doraiswami

17 Jan 2021 | 10:50 AM

Dhaka, Jan 17 (UNI) Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Vikram K Doraiswami has said that India would ensure that Bangladesh would get the COVID-19 vaccine ‘quickly’ and ‘urgently’ under his country’s 'neighbourhood first' policy.

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Britain to host G-7 summit

Britain to host G-7 summit

17 Jan 2021 | 10:43 AM

London, Jan 17(UNI) The British government has announced its plans to host the Group of Seven (G7) summit from June 11 to 13 in Cornwall.

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Indonesia earthquake death toll reaches 56 : Authorities

Indonesia earthquake death toll reaches 56 : Authorities

17 Jan 2021 | 9:34 AM

Jakarta, Jan 17 (UNI) The death toll from a 6.2-magnitude earthquake that struck Indonesia's Sulawesi island on Friday has risen to 56, while the number of injured has climbed to 826, said the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB) on Sunday.

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All 50 US states on high alert for armed protests leading up to Biden's inauguration

All 50 US states on high alert for armed protests leading up to Biden's inauguration

17 Jan 2021 | 8:20 AM

Washington, Jan 17(UNI) Authorities in all 50 US states and in the District of Columbia (DC) are on high alert for possible violent protests this weekend by armed supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump, ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on Wednesday.

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Saudi Arabia to reopen its embassy in Qatar soon

17 Jan 2021 | 1:50 AM

Riyadh, Jan 16(UNI) Saudi Arabian officials said on Saturday that they expect to reopen the country's embassy in Doha in the coming days, following an agreement last week that ended a three-year-old dispute between four Arab countries and Qatar.

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