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"If We Fail To Vaccinate All ...": UN Chief's Covid Warning At Davos

"If We Fail To Vaccinate All ...": UN Chief's Covid Warning At Davos

Agence France-Presse | Monday January 17, 2022, United Nations

UN chief Antonio Guterres told the all-virtual Davos forum on Monday that the world must vaccinate everybody against Covid-19 to ensure a way out of the pandemic.

12 Dead After 5.3 Earthquake Hits Western Afghanistan

12 Dead After 5.3 Earthquake Hits Western Afghanistan

Agence France-Presse | Monday January 17, 2022, Herat, Afghanistan

At least 12 people were killed after an earthquake hit western Afghanistan on Monday, an official said.

This Is Best Time To Invest In India, Says PM At World Economic Forum

This Is Best Time To Invest In India, Says PM At World Economic Forum

Edited by Akhil Kumar | Monday January 17, 2022, New Delhi

This is the best time to invest in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a special address to world leaders, while detailing various steps the country has taken to make it the "most attractive" investment destination in the world.

China Blames Mail From Canada For Omicron Case In Beijing: Report

China Blames Mail From Canada For Omicron Case In Beijing: Report

Press Trust of India | Monday January 17, 2022, Beijing

China on Monday blamed the lone Omicron case in Beijing to an international mail delivered from Canada to Beijing via the US and Hong Kong, as the Chinese capital was on alert ahead of next month's Winter Olympics.

"Stay Calm, UAE Very Peaceful Place": India's Envoy After 2 Indians Killed

"Stay Calm, UAE Very Peaceful Place": India's Envoy After 2 Indians Killed

Edited by Akhil Kumar | Monday January 17, 2022, New Delhi

The Indian embassy in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is still trying to get details of the two Indians who were among three killed in an explosion caused by a suspected drone strike near capital Abu Dhabi.

Teachers' Union In France Call For "Massive" Strike Over Covid Protocols

Teachers' Union In France Call For "Massive" Strike Over Covid Protocols

Agence France-Presse | Monday January 17, 2022, Paris

French teachers' unions called Monday for a second major strike this week to protest the government's Covid testing and isolation protocols, which they say are severely disrupting classes

Over 16 Crore More People Forced Into Poverty In 2 Years Of Pandemic: Report

Over 16 Crore More People Forced Into Poverty In 2 Years Of Pandemic: Report

Press Trust of India | Monday January 17, 2022, New Delhi/Davos

The first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic saw incomes of 99 per cent of humanity fall and over 16 crore people were forced into poverty even as the world's ten richest men saw their fortune more than double to USD 1.5 trillion (over Rs 111 lakh c

2 Indians Killed In UAE Terror Attack Carried Out Using Drones: 10 Facts

2 Indians Killed In UAE Terror Attack Carried Out Using Drones: 10 Facts

Edited by Debanish Achom | Monday January 17, 2022, New Delhi

Three people including two Indian nationals were killed and six wounded as a suspected drone attack blew up petrol tanks near a major oil storage facility in the United Arab Emirates capital Abu Dhabi.

China's Xi Jinping Warns Of "Catastrophic Consequences" Of Confrontation

China's Xi Jinping Warns Of "Catastrophic Consequences" Of Confrontation

Agence France-Presse | Monday January 17, 2022, Beijing

Chinese President Xi Jinping warned on Monday that confrontation between major powers could have "catastrophic consequences" in a speech to world leaders at an all-virtual Davos forum.

Hong Kong Student Jailed For Stabbing Police Officer In Neck At Protest

Hong Kong Student Jailed For Stabbing Police Officer In Neck At Protest

Agence France-Presse | Monday January 17, 2022, Hong Kong

A Hong Kong judge sentenced a secondary school student on Monday to nearly eight years in prison for stabbing a police officer in the neck during the 2019 pro-democracy protests.

China Virus Cases Highest In Nearly Two Years, Weeks Before Olympics

China Virus Cases Highest In Nearly Two Years, Weeks Before Olympics

Agence France-Presse | Monday January 17, 2022, Beijing

The number of Covid-19 cases in China reached its highest level since March 2020 on Monday, as Beijing races to smother outbreaks just three weeks before hosting the Winter Olympics.

Watch: Suspected Drone Attacks Caused Explosion In Abu Dhabi, Says UAE

Watch: Suspected Drone Attacks Caused Explosion In Abu Dhabi, Says UAE

Reuters | Monday January 17, 2022, Dubai

Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi movement said on Monday it had carried out an attack on the United Arab Emirates after authorities in the Gulf state reported two fires in the capital Abu Dhabi that were possibly caused by drones.

Credit Suisse Chief Resigns Over Covid Rules Breach Involving Private Plane

Credit Suisse Chief Resigns Over Covid Rules Breach Involving Private Plane

Agence France-Presse | Monday January 17, 2022, Zurich

The head of Credit Suisse has resigned less than a year after taking the reins of the scandal-hit bank following reports that he had broken Covid quarantine rules.

Taliban Stage Show Of Strength With Parade After Protests

Taliban Stage Show Of Strength With Parade After Protests

Agence France-Presse | Monday January 17, 2022, Maymana, Afghanistan

Taliban paraded through a northwest Afghan city in a show of strength at the weekend, days after reinforcements were sent to quell unrest over the detention of a popular commander.

Cold-Case Investigation Leads To Surprise Suspect In Anne Frank's Betrayal

Cold-Case Investigation Leads To Surprise Suspect In Anne Frank's Betrayal

Reuters | Monday January 17, 2022, Amsterdam

A six-year cold case investigation into the betrayal of Anne Frank has identified a surprising suspect in the death of the famous diarist, who was discovered in her canal side hideout and died in a Nazi concentration camp in 1945.