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WHO Chief thanks PM Modi, India for ‘continued support’ in fight against coronavirus Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PM Modi
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WHO Chief thanks PM Modi, India for ‘continued support’ in fight against coronavirus

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recognised India’s fight against he novel coronavirus and thanked them for ‘continued support’ in this ongoing global pandemic. Back on January 16, India started the grand nation-wide rollout COVID-19 vaccine drive and has also sent vaccines to countries in the South Asian neighbourhood and to the likes of Brazil and Morocco.

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US CDC forecasts 100,000 COVID deaths in next few weeks
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US CDC forecasts 100,000 COVID deaths in next few weeks

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 (Xinhua) — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Thursday that the country could face as many as 100,000 more COVID-19 deaths in less than a month. The United States registered a record daily count of 4,383 COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday, and currently the country averages about 194,000 […]

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Islamic State claims twin suicide bombings in Baghdad Market damaged by suicide bombings in Iraq's capital Baghdad. (Xinhua)
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Islamic State claims twin suicide bombings in Baghdad

On Thursday morning, a suicide bomber detonated his explosive belt in a bustling outdoor market for second-hand clothes in Bab al-Sharji area, and a second one blew himself up a few minutes later in the same market.

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Rescuers end Search for Wreckage of Indonesia’s Crashed Plane Staff members load wreckage in Jakarta, Indonesia (Xinhua)
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Rescuers end Search for Wreckage of Indonesia’s Crashed Plane

JAKARTA: Indonesia’s search and rescue agency said on Thursday that it has stopped its efforts to recover the wreckage of a Sriwijaya Aeroplane almost two weeks after the aircraft crashed into the Java Sea. The agency’s head Bagus Puruhito announced the termination of the search operation at the Tanjung Priok seaport at 4:57 p.m. local […]

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