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Next four to six months could be the worst phase of Covid-19 pandemic: Bill Gates
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“If we would follow the rules, in terms of wearing masks, not mixing and practice social distancing, we could avoid a large percentage of those deaths,"said Gates, the co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
25 injured in Rawalpindi blast
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According to city police officer Mohammad Ahsan Younas, an improvised explosive device (IED) was planted under a cart, which exploded on Sunday in the busy Ganj Mandi market near a police station, roughly 2 km away from the military headquarters.
US CDC director signs recommendation to use Pfizer-BioNTech's vax
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Initial Covid-19 vaccination is set to start as early as Monday, he said, adding it is the next step in the efforts to protect Americans, reduce the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, and help restore some normalcy to the lives of the American people and the country.
'I will veto': Trump vows to block $740 million defence bill, says 'China biggest winner'
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Congress has approved the bill, known as the National Defense Authorization Act, for nearly 60 years in a row. The current version affirms 3% pay raises for U.S. troops and authorizes more than $740 billion in military programs and construction.
Saudi-led coalition continues to redeploy warring Yemeni forces
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Saudi Arabia seeks to implement a long-delayed power-sharing deal signed between the STC and Yemen's government last year as well as putting an end for internal military conflict between its nominal allies, reports Xinhua news agency.
Must recognise Indira Gandhi's role in getting back Bangabandhu: Bangladesh FM
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Bangladesh will raise all major issues, including of water and border, during the virtual meeting between Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on December 17, he said.
Renovation of ice hockey venue for Winter Olympics Beijing 2022 completed
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The renovation work involved adding the ice hockey competition and service functions of the Winter Olympics in the main hall, transforming the auxiliary hall into a game-time dressing area, and expanding the ice hockey training hall on the north side of the venue, Xinhua news reported.
Macron urges immediate action to deal with climate change
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"We have continued to go forward, to work together despite the American choice," Xinhua news agency quoted Macron as saying on Saturday at the Climate Ambition Summit 2020 co-convened by the UN, Britain and France.
2 killed in Kabul blast targeting lawmaker's vehicle
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The incident took place at about 7.50 a.m. after a sticky bomb attached to a Land Cruiser-type vehicle was detonated near Hotel-e-Parwan in Police District 15.
China, Pakistan play fighter plane war game in response to India’s Malabar Quad exercise
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 The exercise is being carried out as a joint air force exercise between Pakistan and China in the Sindh region as a response to the Indo-Pacific Quad exercise in which the Indian Navy took part recently.
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