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Biden and Harris inauguration : Joe Biden sworn in as 46th President of the USA


London -- Joe Biden has been sworn in as the 46th US president at the US Capitol in Washington Mr Biden, 78,  has been inaugurated at a scaled back ceremony this afternoon , starting his address by saying : “This is America’s day, this is

Coronavirus variants: how did they evolve and what do they mean?


By : Ed Feil , Professor of Microbial Evolution at The Milner Centre for Evolution, University of Bath When supplies of oxygen at hospitals in Manaus, Brazil, recently ran out, the airforce was called in for emergency evacuations while healthcare workers frantically tried to save lives

Rights violations continue in South Asia: HRW


London – A leading human rights group, Human Rights Watch (HRW), has said rights violations continue in South Asian countries. In its World Report 2021 published on Wednesday, the New York-based rights group said that the Indian government increasingly harassed, detained, and prosecuted activists, journalists, and

Pandemic has contributed to a sharp rise in poverty and unemployment in South Asia : World Bank


Daily News, Colombo -- The COVID-19 pandemic has caused deep output losses and contributed to a sharp rise in poverty and unemployment in South Asia, the World Bank says in its January 2021 Global Economic Prospects. The output in the region contracted by an estimated

South Asia: Justice, Services Can Curb Sexual Violence


HRW, New York — South Asian governments should disregard populist death penalty rhetoric and listen to their own experts to prevent and end sexual violence against women, Human Rights Watch said in a video released today. Experts on sexual violence from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, the



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