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    Pakistan to procure COVID-19 vaccine in first quarter of 2021: Health advisor

    The Cabinet decision came as the country detected 2,458 new cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total to 400,482, while another 67 people died in this period, pushing the COVID-19 death toll to 8,091, according to the Ministry of National Health Services.

    Trump to meet COVID-19 vaccine makers, distributors next week: Stat News

    The meeting would take place days ahead of reviews of vaccine candidates from Moderna Inc and Pfizer-BioNTech SE Inc by two separate panels of outside experts to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

    Over two-thirds of Pakistani women victim of abuse: Study

    Studies reveal that 60 percent to 70 percent of women suffer some form of abuse in Pakistan and about 5,000 women are killed annually from domestic violence in the country, with thousands of other women made disabled.

    Trump family urges U.S. appeals court to move marketing scam lawsuit to arbitration

    Four plaintiffs, including a hospice worker, accused Trump, his adult children Donald Jr., Eric and Ivanka and an affiliate of their family company of promoting ACN in exchange for millions of dollars in secret payments from 2005 to 2015.

    Pakistan approves initial funds to purchase COVID-19 vaccine

    The initial phase of vaccinations would focus on providing free shots for frontline health workers and people above the age of 65 years, Faisal Sultan told a news conference in Islamabad, adding that the go-ahead for funding the programme had been given at a cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan.

    Tanden-tious: Biden's Indian-American cabinet pick meets storm of criticism

    With the US Senate currently at 50-48 (and 50-50 if Democrats win the run-off for two Georgia seats), Tanden would need the support of every Democrat lawmaker and a couple of Republicans to become the first woman, and first Indian-American, to head the OMB.

    Biden says he hopes Supreme Court rejects Trump bid on 2020 census count

    The court heard arguments on Tuesday in the administration's bid to fend off a legal challenge to the plan, which is one of Trump's hardline policies toward immigration being pursued in his final weeks in office.

    China drafts rules on mobile apps' collection of personal data

    The set of draft rules published by the Cyberspace Administration of China covers 38 types of apps from online shopping and instant messaging to ride-hailing and bike sharing. China has increased scrutiny of its technology sector in recent weeks, last month drafting anti-monopoly rules for tech firms.

    Emmanuel Macron: France will not accept Brexit deal if not in long term interests

    French President Emmanuel Macron asserted that the country's long term interests were at stake.

    COVID-19 pandemic's long-term impact could lead to more new HIV infections, AIDS-related deaths: UN

    The UNAIDS is calling on countries to make far greater investments in global pandemic responses and adopt a new set of bold, ambitious but achievable HIV targets. If those targets are met, the world will be back on track to ending AIDS as a public health threat by 2030.

    U.S. accuses China of 'flagrant violation' of North Korea sanctions

    U.S. accuses China of 'flagrant violation' of North Korea sanctions

    Speaking to Washington's Center for Strategic and International Studies think tank, Deputy Assistant Secretary for North Korea State Alex Wong accused China of "seeking to undo" the U.N. sanctions regime aimed at persuading North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons.

    US Election results: Arizona certifies Joe Biden's narrow win over Donald Trump

    US Election results: Arizona certifies Joe Biden's narrow win over Donald Trump

    Arizona officials have certified Joe Biden’s narrow victory over President Donald Trump in the state. Biden won Arizona by 0.3% of the nearly 3.4 million ballots cast, a margin of just under 10,500 votes. He’s the second Democrat in 70 years to win the state. The certification also paves the way for Democrat Mark Kelly to take his seat in the U.S. Senate, formalizing his victory in a special election to replace the late John McCain.

    Europe's medical agency eyes safety of two COVID-19 vaccines

    Europe's medical agency eyes safety of two COVID-19 vaccines

    In a statement the EU medicines regulator said it had already begun a ``rolling review'' of the vaccine based on laboratory data previously submitted by Moderna and would now assess data on how well the vaccine triggers an immune response.

    On World AIDS Day, South Africa finds hope in new treatment

    On World AIDS Day, South Africa finds hope in new treatment

    A new drug, Cabotegravir, has been proven to be 90 per cent more effective than the daily pill known as PrEP against AIDS. Cabotegravir is being developed by ViiV Healthcare, which is mostly owned by GlaxoSmithKline, with Pfizer Inc. and Shionogi Limited.

    Singapore-Hong Kong travel bubble deferred till next year amid spike in COVID cases

    Singapore-Hong Kong travel bubble deferred till next year amid spike in COVID cases

    In a statement on Tuesday, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) said the travel bubble will be deferred beyond December and the exact start date will be reviewed late this month.

    China says Delhi SCO Heads of Government meet sent many 'positive signals'

    China says Delhi SCO Heads of Government meet sent many 'positive signals'

    Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Monday attended the virtual meeting of the eight-member bloc which was also addressed by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu.

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