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Ahead of Lahore PDM jalsa, cornered Imran picks motormouth Minister to take on political rivals
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A motormouth and a cigar chomper, Awami Muslim League Chief Rashid commenced work straight away accusing PDM of spreading anarchy in the country even as the opposition leader Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice president Maryam Nawaz said that the Lahore jalsa would be the "final nail in the Imran Khan government's coffin".
Security Law: Police arrest 142 people during protest in Paris
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Violence in Paris was less severe than a week ago when some 400 to 500 protesters vandalised shop fronts, torched cars and burned barricades. Demonstrations were also held on Saturday in other French cities such as Montpellier, Strasbourg, Lille, Toulouse and Marseille.
PLO accuses Israel of expanding West Bank settlements
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The Israeli settlement expansion in the West Bank and East Jerusalem is a significant factor behind the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and one of the main reasons for the breakdown of the last peace talks between the two sides in 2014. Israeli media reported last week that the goal of building up new roads is to expand settlements to increase the number of settlers in the West Bank to 1 million.
Iran urges UN watchdog to be 'impartial' over nuke program
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In a statement on Saturday, Iran's permanent representative to UN Kazem Gharibabadi said there have been pressures from the US on the International Atomic Energy Organization (IAEA) over his country's nuclear program. Despite these pressures, "the Agency shall remain independent, professional and impartial", he was quoted as saying.
Twitter inadvertently restricted Donald Trump's disputed election tweets
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Twitter started applying "disputed" and other warning labels to tweets containing election misinformation ahead of the US presidential election on November 3, and flagged several Trump tweets in the days to come.
Immunization: Covid-19 vaccines to start arriving in US states from Monday
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Shipping companies UPS and FedEx will deliver the vaccine to nearly 150 state locations. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday issued authorization for emergency use of the Covid-19 vaccine of American drugmaker Pfizer in partnership with German company BioNTech, the first vaccine against the disease in the country.
Canada warns allergic people against Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine
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In a notification on Saturday, the federal health policy agency said it issued the warning after following up on the two reports of anaphylactoid reactions to the vaccine in the UK. The reactions occurred on December 8 and the two persons had a history of severe allergic reactions and carried adrenaline auto injectors.
UK PM Boris Johnson urges using scientific advances to battle climate change
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Johnson made the remarks while speaking at the virtual Climate Ambition Summit co-convened by the United Nations, Britain, and France, in partnership with Chile and Italy. The Prime Minister hailed a new era of "scientific optimism" as the year comes to the end.
Climate Summit shows surge in action, ambition
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Co-convened by the United Nations, the UK and France, in partnership with Italy and Chile, on the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement, Saturday's Climate Ambition Summit marked a major milestone on the road to the crucial UN climate conference COP26 in Glasgow next November.
Nations must declare climate emergency, says Guterres
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The United Nations, Britain and France co-convened the Climate Ambition Summit 2020, in partnership with Chile and Italy, exactly five years since the adoption of the Paris Agreement. The summit is a major step on the road to the next UN Climate Conference, COP26, which will be hosted by the UK next November in Glasgow.
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