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  • Azerbaijan says 2,783 of its soldiers killed in Karabakh conflictAzerbaijan says 2,783 of its soldiers killed in Karabakh conflict
    Azerbaijan said on Thursday that 2,783 of its soldiers were killed during its conflict with ethnic Armenian forces over the enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, and that more than 100 of its troops were still missing. Read more »
  • Pakistan to provide its people free coronavirus vaccinePakistan to provide its people free coronavirus vaccine
    The Pakistan government will provide the coronavirus vaccine free of cost to its people and plans are afoot to start the immunisation drive by April next year, officials said on Thursday. Read more »
  • Donald Trump expected to flex pardon powers on way out doorDonald Trump expected to flex pardon powers on way out door
    Advocates and lawyers anticipate a flurry of clemency action from President Donald Trump in the coming weeks that could test the limits of presidential pardon power. Trump is said to be considering a slew of pardons and commutations before he leaves office, including potentially members of his family, former aides and even himself. Read more »
  • French raids to target mosques accused of radicalisationFrench raids to target mosques accused of radicalisation
  • Active coronavirus cases surge past 50,000 in PakActive coronavirus cases surge past 50,000 in Pak
    Geo News citing National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) data reported 3,499 new infections in the past 24 hours, taking the total tally to 406,810 as active cases climb to 51,654. Read more »
  • Ivanka Trump deposed as part of inauguration fund lawsuitIvanka Trump deposed as part of inauguration fund lawsuit
  • US states plan to sue Facebook next weekUS states plan to sue Facebook next week
    A group of US states led by New York is investigating Facebook Inc for possible antitrust violations and plans to file a lawsuit against the social media giant next week, four sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. Read more »
  • Hong Kong media tycoon denied bail on fraud chargeHong Kong media tycoon denied bail on fraud charge
  • China to be first to distribute vaccine in Latin AmericaChina to be first to distribute vaccine in Latin America
    China, already competing for influence in this hemisphere through a multibillion-dollar network of investment and infrastructure deals, is likely to beat the United States in its own backyard with vaccine diplomacy, according to the military’s top commander for Central and South America. Read more »
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