Capitol riot: Trump commits to ‘orderly’ transition of power

US President Donald Trump has committed to an “orderly” transition of power a day after his supporters stormed Congress, provoking world condemnation. Trump’s remarks, posted on Twitter following a suspension, were widely seen as his first public acknowledged of electoral defeat. Trump spoke as top Democrats called for him to be removed from office. Hours […]

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Donald Trump supporters storm Capitol, with one woman killed and three more dead

Washington – As President Donald Trump told a sprawling crowd outside the White House that they should never accept defeat, hundreds of his supporters stormed the US Capitol in what amounted to an attempted coup that they hoped would overturn the election he lost. In the chaos, law enforcement officials said, a California woman was […]

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro says country is ‘broke’

Sao Paulo – With state subsidies to fight poverty now ended, Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday said his country is “broke” and he is unable to do anything about it, attributing the crisis to “the press-fueled” coronavirus. The subsidies which have kept millions of Brazilians from destitution ended as the pandemic, which has […]

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Proud Boys leader held for burning Black Lives Matter flag

Washington – The leader of the far-right Proud Boys group has been arrested in Washington DC on suspicion of burning a Black Lives Matter flag last month. Enrique Tarrio faces misdemeanour destruction of property charges, said police. He has reportedly admitted torching a banner taken from a black church during a rally in December in […]

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Kamala Harris slams Trump’s phone call with Georgia official, calls it ‘voice of desperation’

Washington – US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on Sunday said President Donald Trump’s phone call with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger showed a “voice of desperation” from the incumbent president. According to The Washington Post, Trump urged fellow Republican Brad Raffensperger, the Georgia secretary of state, to “find” enough votes to overturn his defeat […]

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Sydney tightens lockdown restrictions ahead of New Years

Sydney – After months of no local cases in Australia’s largest city, Sydney is battling a new outbreak with officials reporting 147 cases on Wednesday. The re-introduction of restrictions in the city came a week before Christmas, which included border closures outside New South Wales (NSW), airline cancellations and limitation on holiday gatherings. This, however, […]

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Police officers involved in Breonna Taylor case fired

Washington – The Louisville, Kentucky police department on Tuesday fired two officers involved in the case of Breonna Taylor, the African-American woman whose death during a raid became a rallying cry of the Black Lives Matter movement. “@LMPD (will) terminate employment of officer Joshua Jaynes. He requested the search warrant that led to the tragic […]

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Indian army captain charged with murdering three men in Kashmir Valley

New Delhi – An army captain in the Indian territory of Jammu and Kashmir has been charged with murder, kidnapping and criminal conspiracy following the shooting deaths of three Kashmiri men. The men – labourers Abrar Ahmad Khan, Imtiyaz Ahmad and Abrar Ahmad Yousuf, who had left their homes to look for work – were […]

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Cold chain irregularities delay Covid-19 vaccinations in some German cities

Berlin – Germany’s coronavirus vaccination campaign faced delays in several cities on Sunday after medical staff found potential irregularities in the cooling of the shot produced by BioNTech and Pfizer. The European Union launched a mads Covid-19 vaccination drive on Sunday with pensioners and medics lining up to get the first shots to see a […]

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Donald Trump rejects $900bn Covid-19 relief bill, calling it ‘a disgrace

Washington – President Donald Trump on Tuesday rejected a massive Covid economic relief package passed by Congress, branding it “a disgrace” in an act of political brinkmanship less than a month before he must leave office and when millions of Americans are suffering fallout from the pandemic. Trump dropped the bombshell in a pre-recorded statement […]

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