Brazil's COVID-19 cases top 14 million

Asia | April 21, 2021 8:13:56 AM IST

Brasilia [Brazil], April 21 (ANI/Xinhua): Brazil reported 69,381 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide tally to 14,043,076.

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US ambassador to Russia heading home for consultations amid tensions

Washington |Wednesday, 2021 11:45:07 AM IST

US Ambassador to Russia John Sullivan said on Tuesday that he would leave Russia temporarily to discuss bilateral ties with colleagues in Washington, days after Moscow suggested him to return home for

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Argentina reports over 29,000 new COVID-19 cases

Others | April 21, 2021 10:14:00 AM IST

Buenos Aires [Argentina], April 21 (ANI/Xinhua): Argentina reported more than 29,000 new daily cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, along with a record occupation of intensive care units in the capital Bueno

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Africa's COVID-19 cases surpass 4.43 million: Africa CDC

Asia | April 21, 2021 8:13:54 AM IST

Addis Ababa [Ethiopia], April 21 (ANI/Xinhua): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa has reached 4,439,823 as of Tuesday evening, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Afri

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COVID-19: Yemen begins vaccination campaign in government-controlled areas

Middle East | April 21, 2021 6:14:08 AM IST

Sana'a [Yemen], April 21 (ANI/Sputnik): Yemen's internationally recognised government on Tuesday announced the start of its vaccination program, offering COVID-19 vaccine shots to priority groups in g

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To oust Awami League, top Hefazat leader held secret meeting with Khaleda

Dhaka |Wednesday, 2021 4:15:05 AM IST

Junaid Babunagari, the then secretary general of radical outfit Hefazat-e Islam, held a secret meeting with BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia, just a week before the militant groups blockade programme at Sh

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UNGA president reaffirms support for boosting biodiversity

United Nations |Wednesday, 2021 10:15:07 AM IST

The president of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), Volkan Bozkir, pledged on Tuesday that efforts must be made to make progress on the "Road to Kunming," reaffirming his strong suppo

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UK to host in May first in-person G7 foreign ministers meeting since 2019

Europe | April 20, 2021 9:14:02 PM IST

London [UK], April 20 (ANI/Sputnik): The first in-person meeting of G7 foreign ministers since April 2019 will be held in London between May 3-5 under strict COVID-19 restrictions and social distancin

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Russia intercepts US, Norwegian patrol jets

Moscow |Tuesday, 2021 4:45:06 PM IST

A Russian MiG-31 fighter jet intercepted US and Norwegian patrol planes above the Barents Sea, the Defence Ministry in Moscow said.

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Ukraine conducts massive anti-terrorism drills

Kiev |Tuesday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST

Ukraine is conducting large-scale anti-terrorist exercises across the country to practice actions aimed at protecting strategically important infrastructures and state borders, authorities said.

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Earthquake hits 255 km S of Sinabang, Indonesia: USGS

Asia | April 20, 2021 7:43:55 AM IST

Jakarta [Indonesia], April 20 (ANI/Xinhua): An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 jolted 255 km S of Sinabang, Indonesia at 23:58:22 GMT on Monday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

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Lebanon to adopt modern design for Beirut port reconstruction

Beirut |Tuesday, 2021 4:45:06 PM IST

The Lebanese government has said that the country will adopt a modern design for the reconstruction of the Port of Beirut, which was badly damaged in the August 2020 twin explosions.

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