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US And Russia Launch Special Talks Ukraine Tension Worsens

Jan 10, 2022 Associated Press (AP)

The meeting on Ukraine between USA and Russia is part of 'Strategic Security Dialogue' talks launched by Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin during a June summit in the Swiss city.

2028 Los Angeles Olympics: IOC Excludes Cricket, Three Other Sports From Provisional List

Dec 11, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The decision comes as a major setback for the ICC who had already started working for cricket's inclusion at the Los Angeles Olympics. Cricket's only appearance at the Olympics was during the 1990 edition in Paris.


New Covid-19 Variant: WHO Hosts Special Meeting

The WHO's technical advisory group held a virtual meet to discuss the so-called B.1.1.529 variant of Covid-19, that has made stock markets to swoon and led the European Union to cancel flights to southern Africa.

Ethiopia's War Marked By 'Extreme Brutality': UN Report

Nov 03, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The conflict that erupted in Ethiopia's Tigray region has killed thousands of people since the government of Nobel Peace Prize-winning Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed allowed soldiers from neighboring Eritrea to invade Tigray and join Ethiopian forces


100-Crore-Vaccinations: India Wins Global Accolades From WHO, World Leaders

India’s historic 100-crore Covid-19 vaccination landmark has won global appreciation with wishes pouring in from WHO and neighbouring countries.

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01 October, 2021

Switzerland To Set Up A Dedicated Embassy To The Vatican

Associated Press (AP)

Switzerland has been diplomatically represented at the Vatican since 1991, though the post of ambassador was held by diplomats based in Bern, Geneva, Prague and since 2014, Ljubljana, Slovenia. The new embassy will also manage relations with Malta and San Marino.


26 September, 2021

Swiss Voters Seen Approving Same-Sex Marriage In Referendum

Associated Press (AP)

Switzerland's Parliament and the governing Federal Council supported the 'Marriage for All' measure, and pre-referendum polls showed solid backing. Switzerland has authorised same-sex civil partnerships since 2007.


13 September, 2021

UN Seeks $606 Million Aid From Donors For Afghanistan

Associated Press (AP)

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was leading the world body's call for more than $600 million for the rest of this year in a “flash appeal” for Afghans after their country's government was toppled by the Taliban.


25 August, 2021

Covid-19 Cases Reaching Stationary Phase After Rising Steadily For Two Months: WHO

Associated Press (AP)

The assessment released on Tuesday says there were about 68,000 new deaths reported globally, with Europe and the Americas registering increases of about 10 per cent.


11 August, 2021

WHO To Decide On Indian Made COVID-19 Vaccine Authorization Next Month

Associated Press (AP)

Dr. Mariangela Simao, a WHO assistant director-general for vaccines, says the UN health agency's assessment of the Bharat Biotech vaccine was "quite advanced" and officials hoped for a decision by mid-September.


14 July, 2021

Covid Cases Will Increase Globally If Spread Of Delta Variant Not Curbed: WHO

Outlook Web Bureau

Globally, cases of the Alpha variant have been reported in 178 countries, territories or areas, while 123 countries reported cases of the Beta variant, 75 countries reported cases of the Gamma variant.


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18 June, 2021

Nearly 3 Million People Driven From Home Despite Covid-19 Crisis In 2020: UN Refugee Agency

Associated Press (AP)

In the latest Global Trends report released on Friday, UNHCR said that the cumulative total of displaced people has risen to 82.4 million


17 June, 2021

Biden, Putin Conclude Summit Between 'Two Great Powers'

Associated Press (AP)

Biden-Putin Summit: The two sides had said they expected to meet for four to five hours but spent less than three hours together.


16 June, 2021

Vladimir Putin Says No Hostility In Meeting With Joe Biden

Associated Press (AP)

Biden and Putin plunged into the face-to-face talks Wednesday at a lush lakeside Swiss mansion, a highly anticipated summit at a time when both leaders say relations between their countries are at an all-time low.


11 June, 2021

Brisbane Set To Be Named 2032 Olympics Host Next Month

Associated Press (AP)

The Australian city's victory already looked certain after it was put on the fast track in February by being named the preferred candidate without a formal opponent.


21 May, 2021

Top seed Dominic Thiem Eliminated By Cameron Norrie In Lyon, Casper Ruud Run Goes On At Geneva Open

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Dominic Thiem fell to Cameron Norrie on a day of upsets at the Lyon Open, while Casper Ruud advanced to another semi-final at the Geneva Open.


19 May, 2021

Roger Federer Loses To Pablo Andujar, Suffers Another Swift Exit On Clay-court Return

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Tennis superstar Roger Federer is struggling to rediscover his best form in 2021 after missing most of last year with injury.


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29 April, 2021

UK, USA, Singapore… 'Indian Strain' Of Covid Found In 17 Countries: WHO

Outlook Web Bureau

The WHO said that studies have highlighted that the spread of the second wave has been much faster than the first in India.


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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