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New Data Suggests Low Risk Of COVID-19 Reinfection In Population: UK Body

New Data Suggests Low Risk Of COVID-19 Reinfection In Population: UK Body

Asian News International | Sunday June 20, 2021, London

Public Health England (PHE) on Thursday published population surveillance data on possible coronavirus (COVID-19) reinfections and said that the new data suggests a low risk of virus in the population.

Iran Says Nuclear Talks To Be Adjourned For Consultations In Capitals

Iran Says Nuclear Talks To Be Adjourned For Consultations In Capitals

Reuters | Sunday June 20, 2021, Vienna

Negotiators for Iran and six world powers will on Sunday adjourn talks on reviving their 2015 nuclear deal and return to respective capitals for consultations as remaining differences cannot be easily overcome, Iran's delegation chief said.

China Vaccine Doses Pass 1 Billion Mark: Officials

China Vaccine Doses Pass 1 Billion Mark: Officials

Agence France-Presse | Sunday June 20, 2021, Beijing, China

The number of Covid-19 jabs administered in China has passed the one billion mark, health officials said Sunday, more than a third of the doses given worldwide.

World Refugee Day 2021: Five Facts You Need To Know About Refugees

World Refugee Day 2021: Five Facts You Need To Know About Refugees

Edited by NDTV Newsdesk | Sunday June 20, 2021, New Delhi

World Refugee Day is observed on June 20 to respect and honour the courage and resilience of refugees across the globe.

World Refugee Day 2021: What Happens On World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day 2021: What Happens On World Refugee Day

Edited by NDTV Newsdesk | Sunday June 20, 2021

World Refugee Day: The day is observed around the globe to draw attention to the plight of refugees and mobilize political will and resources to urgently help these people rebuild their lives.

Dubai Airport Terminal 1 To Reopen This Week After 15-Month Closure Due To Covid

Dubai Airport Terminal 1 To Reopen This Week After 15-Month Closure Due To Covid

Reuters | Sunday June 20, 2021, Dubai

Dubai's state airport operator on Sunday said it would reopen Terminal 1 at Dubai International Airport on Thursday after a 15-month closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Former UK Speaker Defects To Labour With Attack On PM Boris Johnson

Former UK Speaker Defects To Labour With Attack On PM Boris Johnson

Agence France-Presse | Sunday June 20, 2021, London, United Kingdom

The colourful former speaker of Britain's House of Commons John Bercow said he has left the Conservatives to join the opposition Labour Party, launching a blistering attack on Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Saudi Seeks Religious Reset As Clerical Power Wanes

Saudi Seeks Religious Reset As Clerical Power Wanes

Agence France-Presse | Sunday June 20, 2021, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Muezzins issuing high-decibel calls to prayer have long been part of Saudi identity, but a crackdown on mosque loudspeakers is among contentious reforms seeking to shake off the Muslim kingdom's austere image.

Brazil Passes Half A Million Covid Deaths, Experts Warn Of Worse Ahead

Brazil Passes Half A Million Covid Deaths, Experts Warn Of Worse Ahead

Reuters | Sunday June 20, 2021, Sao Paulo

Brazil's death toll from COVID-19 surpassed 500,000 on Saturday as experts warn that the world's second-deadliest outbreak may worsen due to delayed vaccinations and the government's refusal to back social distancing measures.

"Absolutely Not": Pak On Allowing Military Bases To US, Says Report

"Absolutely Not": Pak On Allowing Military Bases To US, Says Report

Asian News International | Sunday June 20, 2021, Islamabad

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has made it clear that the country would "absolutely not" permit any of its bases or use of its territory to the United States for any kind of action inside Afghanistan.

Google Doodle Pops Up To Wish "Happy Father's Day"

Google Doodle Pops Up To Wish "Happy Father's Day"

Edited by Chandrajit Mitra | Sunday June 20, 2021

Google is celebrating Father's Day today with an animated doodle. Father's Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June in most parts across the world, this year the date being June 20.

Five Dead As School Construction Site Partially Collapses In Belgium

Five Dead As School Construction Site Partially Collapses In Belgium

Agence France-Presse | Sunday June 20, 2021, Brussels

Five building workers were confirmed dead Saturday, a day after a school construction site partially collapsed in the Belgian city of Antwerp.

Dubai Eases Travel Curbs From India For Fully Vaccinated Residents: Report

Dubai Eases Travel Curbs From India For Fully Vaccinated Residents: Report

Press Trust of India | Sunday June 20, 2021, Dubai

Authorities in Dubai have eased travel restrictions for its residents from certain countries, including India, if they have received two doses of a UAE-approved COVID-19 vaccine, according to a media report.

Covid Cases In Moscow Hit Record High For Second Straight Day

Covid Cases In Moscow Hit Record High For Second Straight Day

Agence France-Presse | Sunday June 20, 2021, Moscow

Russia's capital Moscow on Saturday reported a pandemic high for new coronavirus cases for the second straight day, while Saint Petersburg introduced fresh restrictions ahead of its Euro 2020 matches.

Joe Biden Goes To Church Day After Challenge From Bishops On Abortion

Joe Biden Goes To Church Day After Challenge From Bishops On Abortion

Agence France-Presse | Sunday June 20, 2021, Wilmington

President Joe Biden went to church Saturday in his hometown a day after US Roman Catholic bishops issued a challenge to him over his support for abortion rights.