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  • New coronavirus vaccine could take months to develop in Russia - Health Ministry Official
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Pakistan military's media wing gets new head, Asif Ghafoor ousted

Pakistan military's media wing gets new head, Asif Ghafoor ousted

16 Jan 2020 | 10:29 PM

Islamabad, Jan 16 (UNI) Pakistan Army on Thursday appointed Major General Babar Iftikhar as the new Director General of the military's media wing - Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

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Putin appoints Mishustin as new PM

Putin appoints Mishustin as new PM

16 Jan 2020 | 8:03 PM

Moscow, Jan 16 (UNI) Former Federal Tax Service head Mikhail Mishustin was appointed as the new Prime Minister of Russia, the Kremlin said on Thursday.

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Taliban attacks checkpoint in Afghanistan; 12 cops killed, two injured

Taliban attacks checkpoint in Afghanistan; 12 cops killed, two injured

16 Jan 2020 | 7:16 PM

Kabul, Jan 16 (UNI) At least twelve police officers were killed while two sustained injuries in a Taliban attack on a police checkpoint in Afghanistan's northern province of Kunduz, media reported on Thursday.

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Taliban attacks checkpoint in Afghanistan; 12 cops killed, two injured

16 Jan 2020 | 5:39 PM

Kabul, Jan 16 (UNI) At least twelve police officers were killed while two sustained injuries in a Taliban attack on a police checkpoint in Afghanistan's northern province of Kunduz, media reported on Thursday.

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US Congress' lower house sends Trump impeachment articles to Senate

US Congress' lower house sends Trump impeachment articles to Senate

16 Jan 2020 | 10:26 AM

Washington, Jan 16 (UNI) Lower house of the United States Congress-House of Representatives on Thursday passed a resolution to submit articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate for a trial.

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China-U.S. phase-one trade deal has bearing on world peace, prosperity, says vice premier He

China-U.S. phase-one trade deal has bearing on world peace, prosperity, says vice premier He

16 Jan 2020 | 8:59 AM

Washington, Jan 16 (UNI) Chinese Vice Premier Liu He said here on Wednesday that the phase-one economic and trade agreement between China and the United States is much more than just an economic deal and that it would have an impact on world peace.

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Global cooperation needed to reach 2030 sustainable development goals : UN Chief

Global cooperation needed to reach 2030 sustainable development goals : UN Chief

16 Jan 2020 | 8:55 AM

United Nations, Jan 16 (UNI) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that the international community should strengthen cooperation and increase efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) by 2030.

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UN chief calls for more financial support to developing countries

UN chief calls for more financial support to developing countries

16 Jan 2020 | 8:50 AM

United Nations, Jan 16 (UNI) United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday urged the international community to support developing countries in creating conditions for mobilizing domestic resources and attracting private investment.

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UN envoy hopes Berlin conference ends ongoing conflict in Libya

16 Jan 2020 | 8:43 AM

Tripoli, Jan 16 (UNI) The UN Special Envoy to Libya Ghassan Salame on Wednesday expressed hope that the upcoming Berlin conference on Libya would end the ongoing armed conflict in and around the capital Tripoli and allow internally displaced civilians to safely return to their homes.

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Sheikh Abdullah bin Nahyan admires overall socio-economic development of Bangladesh

15 Jan 2020 | 11:57 PM

Dhaka, Jan 15 (UNI) UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nahyan admired the overall socio-economic development and advancement of Bangladesh and its people.

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Head of Int'l Committee of Red Cross meets B'desh FM

15 Jan 2020 | 11:54 PM

Dhaka, Jan 15 (UNI) Newly-appointed Head of Delegation of International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) in Bangladesh Pierre Dorbes presented his credentials to Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen, here on Wednesday.

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Russia world’s leader in advanced weaponry: Putin

Russia world’s leader in advanced weaponry: Putin

15 Jan 2020 | 8:53 PM

Moscow, Jan 15 (UNI) Russia, for the first time in history, has become the world’s leader in advanced weapons, President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday.

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Russian govt resigns to facilitate changes in Constitution

Russian govt resigns to facilitate changes in Constitution

15 Jan 2020 | 8:48 PM

Moscow, Jan 15 (UNI) Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Wednesday announced that the government has resigned in the wake of the proposals of President Valdimir Putin to amend the constitution.

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