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 2021-01-16 22:32 

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Biden to sign inauguration day orders on pandemic, economy, other crises...

President-elect Joe Biden will sign executive orders on Inauguration Day next week to address the pandemic, the ailing US economy, climate change, and raci...

 2021-01-16 22:23 

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Libya envoys to vote on key proposal for new executive: UN...

Envoys at talks aimed at ending nearly a decade of war in Libya will vote on Monday on a mechanism to choose an interim executive that would govern until e...

 2021-01-16 20:47 

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Tunisia's PM Mechichi appoints new ministers in sweeping cabinet reshuffle...

Tunisian Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi named 12 new ministers on Saturday in a cabinet reshuffle he hopes will inject new blood into his government amid r...

 2021-01-16 20:29 

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Tunisia set to lose millions in cash stashed in Swiss banks by Ben Ali's family...

Tunisia could lose millions of dollars stashed in Switzerland by the family of ousted President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, a senior official said Saturday.Th...

 2021-01-16 20:00 

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Belgian court postpones verdict in Iranian diplomat case...

A Belgian court on Saturday postponed until next month the verdict in the trial of an Iranian diplomat accused of plotting to bomb an exiled opposition gro...

 2021-01-16 19:33 

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EU's Borrell urges Israel to facilitate Palestinian vote...

The European Union on Saturday welcomed a promise by Palestinian leaders to hold their first elections in 15 years, urging Israel to facilitate the ballots...

 2021-01-16 19:22 

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Coronavirus: Unlike others, Indonesia prioritizes vaccines for young over elderly...

Unlike many countries, Indonesia said it intends to inoculate its young working population first, rather than the elderly, partly because it does not have...

 2021-01-16 18:41 

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Philippines, China vow cooperation for post-pandemic recovery...

China promised on Saturday to donate 500,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to the Philippines as the two countries signed infrastructure deals aimed at boosting p...

 2021-01-16 18:12 

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Coronavirus in the UAE: Abu Dhabi updates rules on entering the emirate...

Authorities in the UAE's capital of Abu Dhabi have updated the rules on entering the emirate from within the country effective from January 17, according t...

 2021-01-16 18:02 

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Coronavirus: Argentina detects first case of British COVID-19 variant...

Argentina has detected its first case of a British-identified coronavirus variant that appears to be more infectious, authorities said Saturday.The infecti...

 2021-01-16 17:34 

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Coronavirus: China builds hospital in 5 days after surge in COVID-19 cases...

China on Saturday finished building a 1,500-room hospital for COVID-19 patients to fight a surge in infections the government said are harder to contain an...

 2021-01-16 17:32 

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Iran's long-range missile land close to commercial ship, US Navy ships in Indian Ocea...

Long-range missiles from Iran landed close to a commercial ship in the Indian Ocean and 100 miles from the Nimitz aircraft carrier strike group of the US N...

 2021-01-16 17:10 

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Saudi Crown Prince receives phone call from French President Macron...

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has received a phone call from French President Emmanuel Macron in which they discussed bilateral relations...

 2021-01-16 16:21 

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Coronavirus: Pakistan approves AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use...

AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for emergency use in Pakistan, the health minister said on Saturday, making it the first coronavirus vacci...

 2021-01-16 16:03 

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Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia's first COVID-19 vaccine seeks nod for clinical trials...

A research team at the Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University in Saudi Arabia has succeeded in producing the first Saudi vaccine against the coronavirus af...

 2021-01-16 15:51 

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Semeru volcano on Indonesia's Java island spews hot clouds...

Mount Semeru, the highest volcano on Indonesia's most densely populated island of Java, spewed hot clouds as far away as 4.5 kilometers (nearly 3 miles) on...

 2021-01-16 15:36 

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Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia detects 140 new COVID-19 cases, five more deaths...

Saudi Arabia confirmed 140 new cases of the coronavirus and five more deaths over the past 24 hours, according to a statement from the Ministry of Health.T...

 2021-01-16 15:31 

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Ally of poisoned Kremlin critic Navalny jailed in Moscow for inciting extremism...

Pavel Zelensky, a member of the Anti-Corruption Foundation team of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, was jailed by a Moscow court on Saturday until February 2...

 2021-01-16 15:08 

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Taliban praises continued US troop pullout from Afghanistan...

The Taliban welcomed the latest withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan with the insurgents' spokesman Saturday calling the continued reduction of America...

 2021-01-16 14:31 

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Coronavirus: Serbia gets Chinese-made COVID-19 vaccine...

Serbia became one of the first European countries to receive a Chinese-made COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday when one million doses of a jab produced by Sinoph...

 2021-01-16 14:05 

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ISIS-linked militants seize military base in northeast Nigeria...

Extremists aligned with ISIS have captured a military base in northeast Nigeria's Borno state after overnight clashes with troops, sources told AFP on Satu...

 2021-01-16 14:01 

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Distrust, division and doubt cloud Palestinian election call...

Beset by political infighting, split between three territories and distrustful of their institutions, many Palestinians are skeptical that their first nati...

 2021-01-16 13:37 

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Biden nominates Wendy Sherman to be deputy US Secretary of State...

US President-elect Joe Biden nominates Wendy Sherman, who helped negotiate the Iran deal, as the deputy US Secretary of State. -Developing...

 2021-01-16 13:37 

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Sudan imposes curfew in West Darfur amid deadly clashes...

Sudanese authorities on Saturday imposed a round-the-clock curfew in the entire West Darfur province after tribal clashes between Arabs and non-Arabs kille...

 2021-01-16 13:28 

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Iran test-fires ballistic missiles on targets in the Indian Ocean...

Iran's Revolutionary Guards test-fired ballistic missiles against targets in the Indian Ocean as they wrapped up a two-day exercise, their official website...

 2021-01-16 13:14 

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Five dead and seven hospitalized after suspected nursing home gas leak in Italy...

Five elderly residents of a nursing home near Rome have died of suspected carbon monoxide poisoning and another five residents and two workers have been ho...

 2021-01-16 12:49 

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Worldwide coronavirus death toll hits 2,009,991: AFP COVID-19 tally...

The novel coronavirus has killed at least 2,009,991 people since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019, according to a tally from official sources...

 2021-01-16 12:29 

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Hong Kong government 'strongly' objects to US report critical of Beijing...

The Hong Kong government said it "strongly" objects to a US congressional report critical of Beijing's handling of the city, calling the report "biased, po...

 2021-01-16 12:14 

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France, Britain, Germany warn Iran against uranium metal work...

European powers on Saturday warned Iran against starting work on uranium metal-based fuel for a research reactor, saying it contravened the 2015 nuclear de...

 2021-01-16 11:39 

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Coronavirus: China says latest COVID-19 outbreak caused by imported cases...

China's recent COVID-19 outbreaks in the northeast have come from travelers entering the country or contaminated frozen food imports, the National Health C...

 2021-01-16 11:11 

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Australian bushfire threatens homes in Perth...

Australian firefighters said they expect to battle an out-of-control bushfire well into the night on Saturday, as the blaze threatens lives and homes in th...

 2021-01-16 10:51 

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Saudi Arabia will open an embassy in Qatar's capital Doha within days: FM...

Saudi Arabia will open an embassy in Qatar's capital city Doha once the necessary procedures are complete, the Kingdom's Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince...

 2021-01-16 10:40 

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Saudi Arabia, Jordan's FMs discuss regional issues in Riyadh meeting...

Saudi Arabia's Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan met with his Jordanian counterpart Ayman Safadi in Riyadh to discuss the bilateral rela...

 2021-01-16 10:02 

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Coronavirus: UAE records 3,432 new COVID-19 cases, death toll rises by 7...

The United Arab Emirates recorded an increase of 3,432 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed infections in the country...

 2021-01-16 08:19 

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Coronavirus: Pfizer delays Bahrain's vaccine delivery for January...

A January shipment of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to the Gulf state of Bahrain will not arrive on time, the ministry of health said on Saturday, but second...

 2021-01-16 06:30 

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Roadside bomb kills two policemen in Afghanistan: Officials...

A roadside bomb targeting a police vehicle in the Afghan capital killed two policemen Saturday, officials said, as violence continues unabated in Afghanist...

 2021-01-16 06:26 

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Coronavirus: India starts world's largest COVID-19 vaccination drive...

India started inoculating health workers Saturday in what is likely the world's largest COVID-19 vaccination campaign, joining the ranks of wealthier natio...

 2021-01-16 05:18 

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5.0-magnitude aftershock hits Indonesia's Sulawesi island...

An aftershock hit Indonesia's Sulawesi island on Saturday as rescue workers searched for people trapped under rubble after an earthquake killed at least 45...

 2021-01-16 04:57 

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Coronavirus: Emirates ceases flights to three Australian cities amid COVID-19 strains...

Emirates has suspended flights to Australia's three largest cities as the country further restricts international arrivals over fears of new virus strains....

 2021-01-16 04:17 

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Woman arrested in US Capitol attack: 'I listen to my president'...

A Dallas-area real estate agent who is facing charges for allegedly being part of the pro-President Donald Trump mob that stormed the US Capitol last week...

 2021-01-16 04:06 

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Ethiopian refugee children at risk of exploitation, trafficking in Sudan...

Dozens of children are still waiting to be reunited with their families after crossing into Sudan alone to flee conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region, aid a...

 2021-01-16 04:04 

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Coronavirus: Mexico sees record spike in COVID-19 cases...

Mexico posted a record spike in coronavirus cases on Friday, with 21,366 newly confirmed infections, about double the daily rate of increase just a week ag...

 2021-01-16 03:45 

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Coronavirus: Lebanon's parliament approves law on COVID-19 vaccines...

Lebanon's parliament on Friday approved a law that paves the way for the government to sign deals for coronavirus vaccines as it battles a steep increase i...

 2021-01-16 03:35 

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Indonesia earthquake: damaged roads, lack of gear hinder search rescue...

Damaged roads and bridges, power blackouts and lack of heavy equipment on Saturday hampered Indonesia's rescuers after a 6.2 magnitude earthquake left at l...

 2021-01-16 03:21 

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Coronavirus: UN chief urges vaccinations for all - not just the rich...

The United Nations chief urged the world to mark the "heart-wrenching milestone" of 2 million deaths from COVID-19 virus on Friday by acting with far great...

 2021-01-16 01:32 

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Trump receives Morocco's highest award for Middle East peace efforts: Official...

US President Donald Trump on Friday received Morocco's highest award for his work in advancing a normalization deal between Israel and Morocco, a senior ad...

 2021-01-16 00:54 

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Saudi Arabia amends anti-harassment law, to name and shame offenders...

Saudi Arabia has recently amended its anti-harassment laws to include the naming and shaming of those found guilty by forcing them to publish their sentenc...

 2021-01-15 23:56 

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Madrid delays reopening of schools after historic snowfall...

Madrid's regional government on Friday postponed the opening of schools until January 20 because many roads remained blocked a week after Spain's worst sno...

 2021-01-15 22:38 

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Clashes in Tunisia after police beat shepherd, spark anger...

Tunisian police fired tear gas to disperse protesters in the northern city of Siliana on Friday after a policeman beat a shepherd, witnesses said, in an in...

 2021-01-15 22:34 

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World migration down 30 percent due to COVID-19 pandemic: UN...

The coronavirus pandemic has slowed global migration by nearly 30 percent, with around two million fewer migrants between 2019 and 2020, according to a UN...

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