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WHO Chief slams rich countries for hogging Covid-19 vaccines, resulting in reduction in doses for poorer countries
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WHO Chief slams rich countries for hogging Covid-19 vaccines, resulting in reduction in doses for poorer countries

WHO Chief Tedros said money is not the only challenge we face. If there are no vaccines to buy, money is irrelevant.
Even if we have the funds, we can only deliver vaccines to poorer countries if high-income countries cooperate in respecting the deals COVAX has done, and the new deals it is doing, Tedros said.
The G7 countries have shown leadership, but we need all countries to step up. We still face a gap of at least 22.9 billion dollars to fully finance the ACT Accelerator this year.

Mars 2020/Perseverance Key Facts
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Mars 2020/Perseverance Key Facts

Mission Name: Mars 2020 Rover Name: Perseverance Main Job: The Mars 2020/Perseverance rover is designed to better understand the geology of Mars and seek signs of ancient life. The mission will collect and store a set of rock and soil samples that could be returned to Earth in the future. It will also test new […]

Japan to work in close coordination with parliaments around the world to support the cause of freedom, democracy, rule of law and human rights in Tibet
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Japan to work in close coordination with parliaments around the world to support the cause of freedom, democracy, rule of law and human rights in Tibet

Japan’s All-Party Parliamentary Support Group for Tibet today convened its general meeting at the House of Representatives’ office auditorium to discuss the Tibet issue and to strengthen its support to the Tibetan peoples` struggle for justice and human rights in Tibet, informs the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA). 49 Japanese parliamentarians attended the meeting, says the […]

Blogger Avijit Roy murder – Bangladesh court sentences 5 al-Qaeda inspired Islamist militants to death and 1 to life imprisonment
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Blogger Avijit Roy murder – Bangladesh court sentences 5 al-Qaeda inspired Islamist militants to death and 1 to life imprisonment

A Bangladesh court has convicted six members of the Islamist terrorist group Ansar Ullah Bangla inspired by Al-Queda for the brutal killing of US blogger Avijit Roy in 2015. Five have been sentenced to death while one has been handed life imprisonment. Roy, a US citizen of Bangladeshi origin, had criticised Islamic extremism in his […]

India first country to donate COVID-19 vaccines to Afghanistan
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India first country to donate COVID-19 vaccines to Afghanistan

The close relations between India and Afghanistan was proven again after India became the first country to donate COVID-19 vaccines to Afghanistan. The first shipment containing 500,000 free doses of Covishield vaccine reached Kabul on Sunday. India has promised to provide more vaccines to Afghanistan in due course. The Covishield vaccine produced by Indian pharma […]

India slams inaccurate and irresponsible social media posts by celebrities and others on farmers protests
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India slams inaccurate and irresponsible social media posts by celebrities and others on farmers protests

India has reacted sharply to social media posts and tweets by celebrities based in other countries. India’s ministry of external affairs (MEA) called all such posts as “neither accurate nor responsible” and termed them as “temptation of sensationalist social media hashtags and comments, especially when resorted to by celebrities and others”. The MEA response comes after celebrities like singer and entertainer Rihanna, activist Greta Thunberg and others tweeted on farmers protests in India.

China announces sanctions on 28 Trump Administration officials
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China announces sanctions on 28 Trump Administration officials

In an apparent move to hit back at the US, the he Chinese government has announced that it has decided to sanction 28 American officials of the Trump Administration for violating Beijing’s sovereignty. The sanctioned officials include Robert C O’Brien, former National Security Advisor, former State Secretary Michael Pompeo, former Trump advisor John R Bolton […]

Protesters in Sindh march against Pakistan’s atrocities, seek UN intervention
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Protesters in Sindh march against Pakistan’s atrocities, seek UN intervention

Hundreds of activists of Jeay Sindh Muttahida Mahaz (JSMM) marched in Pakistan’s Hyderabad, the second largest city of the province, demanding independence for Sindh. The protesters also demanded release of Sindhi political activists who have been abducted and enforced disappeared by Pakistani Army and Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). A large number of women, children and youth […]

Islamic Terror cells in Indonesia continue to recruit and plot attacks amid COVID-19
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Islamic Terror cells in Indonesia continue to recruit and plot attacks amid COVID-19

Islamic terrorism cells in Indonesia continue to spread radical messages, actively seeking new recruits and plotting their next attacks, country’s senior counter-terrorism official has said. In an exclusive interview with Channel News Asia (CNA), the National Counter Terrorism Agency’s (BNPT) director for enforcement, Eddy Hartono said although there has been no major terrorist attack during […]