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After aides, corporate America desert ex-US persident Donald Trump for 'inciting' Capitol riot
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After aides, corporate America desert ex-US persident Donald Trump for 'inciting' Capitol riot

After the US Capitol violence, Trump faced a swift backlash from organisations across the board, ranging from social media giants, banks, universities, and even the Professional Golfers' Association

Pakistan media watchdog suspends licence of news channel for airing 'contemptuous' remarks against judges
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Pakistan media watchdog suspends licence of news channel for airing 'contemptuous' remarks against judges

The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) also imposed a fine of Rs 1 million on Bol News after one of its controversial anchors "cast aspersions" on the chief justice of the Lahore High Court (LHC) and other judges

Irked by slow EU rollout, Hungary approves Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against coronavirus
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Irked by slow EU rollout, Hungary approves Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against coronavirus

The vaccine, Sputnik V, received a six-month authorisation Wednesday from Hungary’s National Institute of Pharmacy and Nutrition, institute director Matyas Szentivanyi told public television

Donald Trump impeachment: Trial to begin on 8 Feb, says Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer
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Donald Trump impeachment: Trial to begin on 8 Feb, says Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer

The House last week paved the way for the Senate proceedings by charging Trump with inciting the violence in the US Capitol, which left five people dead

Major 7.0 magnitude earthquake strikes near Chilean Antarctica base; officials issue tsunami warning
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Major 7.0 magnitude earthquake strikes near Chilean Antarctica base; officials issue tsunami warning

The quake struck about 210 kilometres east of the base at a depth of 10 kilometres, Chile's National Emergency Office (Onemi) said, urging evacuation from 'the beach area of the Antarctic' ahead of a possible tsunami

Kremlin cracks down on Alexei Navalny allies ahead of planned protests across Russia
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Kremlin cracks down on Alexei Navalny allies ahead of planned protests across Russia

Allies of President Vladimir Putin's top critics are planning to hold demonstrations on Saturday in dozens of cities in support of Opposition leader Navalny, who was arrested and held behind bars on his return to Russia following a near-fatal poisoning with a nerve agent

Eli Lilly claims its drug can prevent COVID-19 disease in nursing home residents
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Eli Lilly claims its drug can prevent COVID-19 disease in nursing home residents

Experts have said drugs like Lilly’s could serve as a bridge to help manage the virus until vaccines are widely available.

Baghdad blasts: IS claims responsibility for twin suicide bombing that killed 32, injured 110
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Baghdad blasts: IS claims responsibility for twin suicide bombing that killed 32, injured 110

In a statement posted on the group's Telegram communications channel early Friday, Islamic State claimed two of its men blew themselves up in Tayaran Square

No damage reported after 7.0-magnitude earthquake strikes off southern Philippines
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No damage reported after 7.0-magnitude earthquake strikes off southern Philippines

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said no tsunami warning was issued, but warned of aftershocks

In UK hospitals, a desperate battle is being waged against a threat many saw coming
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In UK hospitals, a desperate battle is being waged against a threat many saw coming

Britain’s health service has said that roughly $20 million was spent on upgrades to oxygen infrastructure before the winter

Baghdad blasts: At least 32 killed, 110 injured; twin suicide bombings deadliest attack in Iraq since 2018
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Baghdad blasts: At least 32 killed, 110 injured; twin suicide bombings deadliest attack in Iraq since 2018

No one immediately took responsibility for the attack, but Iraq has seen assaults perpetrated by both the Islamic State group and other militia groups in recent months

An influential voice, a decisive vote: VP Kamala Harris is expected to play key role in Biden administration
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An influential voice, a decisive vote: VP Kamala Harris is expected to play key role in Biden administration

In one sign of how much she may be involved in legislative campaigns, Harris has been in touch with mayors around the country to preview Biden’s coronavirus relief package

Twitter locks account of Chinese embassy in US over tweet dehumanising Uighur women
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Twitter locks account of Chinese embassy in US over tweet dehumanising Uighur women

The incendiary tweet, which has since been hidden after outrage ripped across the internet, included a link to an article by state media outlet China Daily that claimed the "eradication of extremism has given Xinjiang women more autonomy" over whether to have children

POTUS Joe Biden's inaugural ceremony kept crowds out and tried to bring America in
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POTUS Joe Biden's inaugural ceremony kept crowds out and tried to bring America in

The Biden inauguration had to balance a number of contradictions, including addressing history while looking to the future with the swearing in of Vice President Kamala Harris, the first female, Black and Asian American holder of the office and a major focus of the day’s commentary

Donald Trump discusses possibility of new political outfit, says report; third front may dent traditional GOP vote
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Donald Trump discusses possibility of new political outfit, says report; third front may dent traditional GOP vote

Search interest for terms like 'Third Party' and 'Patriot Party' rose, with 1,31,000 mentions of the new outfit across social media, other media and online sites between 19 and 20 January

Donald Trump destroyed his legacy, ended his political future and left conservative politics discredited
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Donald Trump destroyed his legacy, ended his political future and left conservative politics discredited

Democracy in the US will limp back to functionality, but the events set a terrible precedent that will encourage demagogues and dictators worldwide to undermine democracy and suppress will of the people

'Trump will go down as a total failure': Mitch McConnell, Proud Boys among key loyalists to desert ex-president
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'Trump will go down as a total failure': Mitch McConnell, Proud Boys among key loyalists to desert ex-president

Trump also hinted about a comeback despite a legacy of chaos, tumult and bitter divisions in the country he led for four years

US Capitol siege: Two men, including organiser of far-right extremist group 'Proud Boys', arrested in Florida
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US Capitol siege: Two men, including organiser of far-right extremist group 'Proud Boys', arrested in Florida

Joseph Biggs, a self-styled organiser for the 'Proud Boys', was arrested in central Florida and is facing charges of obstructing an official proceeding before Congress, entering a restricted area on the grounds of the Capitol and disorderly conduct

National Hugging Day 2021: Date, history and quotes to celebrate occasion on 21 January
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National Hugging Day 2021: Date, history and quotes to celebrate occasion on 21 January

The day was first observed by Kevin Zaborney in the US' Michigan state on 21 January in the year 1986

UN chief hails Joe Biden's move to rejoin Paris Agreement on climate change
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UN chief hails Joe Biden's move to rejoin Paris Agreement on climate change

Antonio Guterres also congratulated Washington for rejoining the World Health Organisation as one of Biden's first actions as president