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Joe Biden sworn in as 46th US President

His Excellency Joseph R. Biden was sworn in Wednesday (Jan 20) as the 46th President of the United States.

January 21, 2021

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COVID-19: One year later – WHO Director-General’s new year message

As people around the world celebrated New Year's Eve 12 months ago, a new global threat emerged.

January 01, 2021

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Ghost boat carrying 1,400 pounds of cocaine washes up on remote Pacific island

This December 15, 2020 photo shows a box filled with 2.2-pound (1-kg) bricks of cocaine found on a boat that washed up in the Marshall Islands.

December 21, 2020

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WHO announces forthcoming updates on the systematic screening for tuberculosis

In a Rapid Communication issued today, the World Health Organization (WHO) is announcing a number of updates to its forthcoming guidance on the systematic screening of tuberculosis (TB) disease. This will help national TB programmes, public and private healthcare providers, funders and other stakeholders to prepare for the changes that will be introduced when the new guidelines are released in early 2021.

December 08, 2020

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Girl, 2, rescued after 91 hours trapped under rubble in Turkey

Rescuers found Ayda Gezgin next to a sturdy dishwasher that apparently shielded her from the impact of the damage. Rescue workers called the space she was lying in a "life triangle."

November 05, 2020

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The Arctic sea ice has shrunk to the second lowest number ever recorded, and scientists say it will get worse

Scientists believe the Arctic sea ice, or the floating ice cover of the Arctic Ocean, has reached its minimum extent for the year, shrinking to the second lowest extent since record-keeping began in 1978.


October 23, 2020

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Nobel Peace Prize goes to UN World Food Programme

The Norwegian Nobel Committee said the WFP had acted "as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict".

October 09, 2020

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New Zealand mosque shooting: 'Wicked and inhuman' Brenton Tarrant sentenced to life without parole

White supremacist who murdered 51 people was handed the most severe punishment in the history of New Zealand

August 27, 2020

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Malaysia to launch competition for drones and manned maritime patrol aircraft

Malaysia is moving ahead with its plans to acquire much-needed manned and unmanned aircraft to enhance maritime security, with the Southeast Asian country announcing that it will be issuing separate tenders for each type.


August 26, 2020

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Early lockdown, fast tracking of Covid-19 suspects and financial intervention in key areas, are the most significant highlights of their success story.

As the subcontinent struggles to flatten the coronavirus curve, with India alone recording 2.7 million cases and taking the third spot in the world, Sri Lanka offers a glimmer of hope in curbing the daily infection rate.

August 22, 2020