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British Indian author Anita Anand's Jallianwala Bagh story wins history prize

The judges described it as a 'genuine historical classic' which will be read for decades to come.

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China spacecraft collects moon samples to take back to Earth

The probe, launched Nov. 24 from the tropical island of Hainan, is the latest venture by a space program that sent China's first astronaut into orbit in 2003.

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China's space ambitions: Robot on Mars, a human on the moon

Space exploration is a political trophy for the ruling Communist Party, which wants global influence to match China's economic success.

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Rage and hope fuel women's revolt over abortion in Poland

The upheaval began when Poland's constitutional court, packed with loyalists of the conservative ruling party, ruled Oct.22 to ban abortions in cases of congenital fetal defects.

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Granting provisional provincial status to Gilgit Baltistan will be priority: Imran Khan

Khan's remarks came after he arrived in the disputed region to attend the oath-taking ceremony of the 14-member Gilgit Baltistan Cabinet.

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Ron Klain to lead Biden White House in return of professionals

Ron Klain is preparing to serve as President-elect Joe Biden's chief of staff, a job often referred to as the nation's chief operating officer.

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All SCO member states appreciated India hosting first SCO Heads of Govt meeting: China

This is the first-time India hosted the SCO Heads of Government meeting after it joined the eight-member grouping in 2017.

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PoK government signs agreements with Chinese firm to build 700MW hydropower project

China Gezhouba Group and its local partner Laraib Group Pakistan are the shareholders of the 'Azad Pattan Hydropower Project', which is located on Jhelum river.

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No 'corners cut' to approve Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine: UK regulator

Wednesday's announcement saw Britain become the first Western country to approve a Covid-19 vaccine for general use, with jabs set to begin for the most vulnerable from next week.

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Over 3,000 PDM activists in Pakistan booked for organising rally defying COVID-19 guidelines

 Police on Tuesday night booked over 3,000 Opposition activists, including three sons of former prime minister Gilani, under various charges.

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China denies weakening sanctions enforcement on North Korea

The sanctions have hit North Korea's economy hard, creating even more hardship for citizens outside of major cities.

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Bravus Mining pays AUD 26,000 fine for 'misinterpreting' environmental conditions in Australia

The department further said it found the company not complying with the requirements to revise the management measures within the Species Management Plan as a result of pre-clearance surveys.

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US attorney general says no evidence of decisive election fraud

In several legal filings -- all rejected by the courts -- the Trump campaign has sought to invalidate millions of votes for Biden based on claims that lacked any evidence.

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Biden vows no quick rollback of Trump's China tariffs

Biden meanwhile has been a strident critic of China's human rights record and analysts have predicted his administration will maintain a hawkish posture towards Beijing. 

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BioNTech: Plucky German upstart wins Covid-19 vaccine race

The vaccine will introduce synthetic mRNA into the human body to trick the immune system into producing the viral proteins needed to provoke a safe but robust offensive against the coronavirus.

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