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Xi Jinping declares complete victory in eradicating poverty in China

President Xi Jinping on Thursday declared that China has scored a "complete victory" in its fight against poverty by lifting over 770 million people out of it in the last four decades, calling it another "miracle" created by the country that will go down
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‘There is one candidate to lead budget dept and her name is Neera Tanden’: White House

If confirmed by the Senate, Neera Tanden would become the first person of colour to head the federal agency that prepares the annual budget of the US government.

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Tiger Woods seriously injured in massive car crash on steep Los Angeles road

Tiger Woods had to be pulled out through the windshield, and his agent said he underwent leg surgery.

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Relationship with China is one of ‘strong competition’: White House

America's relationship with China is one of "strong competition" and the Biden administration will work in close coordination with partners and allies to make sure that it is coming from a position of

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EU weighs troubled Russia ties, fresh sanctions

The ministers will discuss possible names of Russian officials and whether to target them individually or whether to use a new system of measures aimed at human rights abuses.

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In Israel and beyond, coronavirus vaccines bring political power

Israel has jumped out to the world's fastest vaccination campaign, administering at least one dose to more than half its 9.3 million people and the required two doses to about a third in less than two

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China asks US to stop ‘smearing’ CPC, halt support to ‘separatist forces’ in Tibet, HK, Xinjiang

China on Monday urged the US to stop "smearing" the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) and it's one-party political system, lift sanctions on trade and halt Washington's backing of "separatist forc

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Myanmar protest call for general strike draws junta threat

A call for a Monday general strike by demonstrators in Myanmar protesting the military's seizure of power has been met by the ruling junta with a thinly veiled threat to use lethal force, raising the

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Sheriff: 3 dead in gun store shooting in New Orleans suburb

A person entered a gun store and shooting range in a New Orleans suburb and fatally shot two people Saturday, prompting customers and staff to open fire on the shooter, a sheriff said. The shooter als

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Facebook takes down main page of Myanmar military

Facebook on Sunday deleted the main page of the Myanmar military under it standards prohibiting the incitement of violence, the company said, a day after two protesters were killed when police opened

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UK ministry confirms second HQ outside London in historic move

The new hub will include the presence of ministers  making it the first such ministerial office outside of the UK capital with a regular ministerial presence. Senior civil servants will also be based

All of us at the department are looking forward to having the opportunity to work there, he said.

Joe Biden believes US will be approaching normalcy by end of this year

President Joe Biden has said that he believes the US will be approaching normalcy by the end of this year as the country races to deliver coronavirus vaccines to millions of Americans.

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UN chief Antonio Guterres calls US’ re-entry into Paris Climate Agreement a ‘day of hope’

Describing the US' re-entry into the Paris Climate Agreement as a ''day of hope'' for the world, UN chief Antonio Guterres has said the absence of a key player for the past four years was a 'missing l

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Joe Biden declares ”America is back” in welcome words to allies

President Joe Biden used his first address before a global audience Saturday to declare that "America is back, the transatlantic alliance is back,'' after four years of a Trump administration that fla

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World leaders applaud US formal return to Paris climate pact

The US return to the Paris agreement became official Friday, almost a month after President Joe Biden told the United Nations that America wants back in.

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US says it is willing to sit down for talks with Iran and other nations on nuclear deal

The Biden administration has said it is willing to sit down for talks with Iran and world powers to discuss a diplomatic way forward on Tehran's atomic programme, in the first major step aimed at revi

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US Vice President Kamala Harris’s name should not be used for any commercial activity: White House

US Vice President Kamala Harris and her family will uphold the highest ethical standards, her spokesperson said, asserting that it is the policy of the White House that her name should not be used in

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Arctic blast throws Texas, Mexico in deep freeze; over 8 million left without power

US President Joe Biden has declared an emergency, unlocking federal assistance to Texas, where temperatures ranged from minus 2 to minus 22 degree Celsius.

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Trouble for Dubai? Ripples in Arab world as Saudi govt asks foreign firms to ‘make a choice’

Saudi Arabia, the region's largest economy and the world's largest oil exporter, plans to cease contracting with companies and commercial institutions whose regional headquarters are not located in th

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Indian-origin Preeti Sinha to lead UN Capital Development Fund

The UN Capital Development Fund has appointed Indian-origin investment and development banker Preeti Sinha as its Executive Secretary, whose focus will be on providing micro-finance assistance to wome

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200 Indian-origin people occupy leadership positions in 15 countries, 60 hold Cabinet ranks

More than 200 Indian-origin people occupy leadership positions in as many as 15 countries, including the US and the UK, building a legacy for future generations, according to a first-of-its-kind list

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Nancy Pelosi says independent commission will examine US Capitol riot

Pelosi said the commission will ''investigate and report on the facts and causes relating to the January 6, 2021, domestic terrorist attack upon the United States Capitol Complex and relating to the i

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India impact? China steps up COVID-19 vaccine diplomacy even as it lags behind in domestic jabs

China is apparently giving more priority to its COVID-19 vaccine diplomacy than its domestic inoculation programme, with Beijing exporting more doses than the number of jabs administered in the countr

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Suu Kyi detention extended as protests continue in Myanmar

Suu Kyi will now be remanded until February 17, according to Khin Maung Zaw, a lawyer asked by Suu Kyi's party to represent her.

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