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Before Trump became president, only three people had been executed by the federal government since 1963. Representational image.(HT File Photo)

US carries out 13th and final execution under Donald Trump administration

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 02:48 PM IST
Dustin Higgs, 48, was pronounced dead at 1:23 a.m. EST (0623 GMT), the federal Bureau of Prisons said in a statement, after a late-night Supreme Court ruling cleared the way for the execution to proceed.
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According to the report, the United States continued to top the destination list with 51 million international migrants in 2020, representing 18% of the global total. In picture - Travelers at Newark International Airport in Newark, New Jersey.(AFP)
According to the report, the United States continued to top the destination list with 51 million international migrants in 2020, representing 18% of the global total. In picture - Travelers at Newark International Airport in Newark, New Jersey.(AFP)

Covid-19 effect: UN report finds global migrants fell by 2 million by mid-2020

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 02:43 PM IST
India topped the list of countries with the largest diasporas in 2020, with 18 million Indians living abroad.
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FILE PHOTO: The three candidates for the chairmanship of Germany's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party, from left to right, Friedrich Merz, Armin Laschet and Norbert Roettgen, pose at the end of a debate at party headquarters in Berlin, Germany, January 8, 2021. REUTERS/Christian Mang/Pool/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: The three candidates for the chairmanship of Germany's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party, from left to right, Friedrich Merz, Armin Laschet and Norbert Roettgen, pose at the end of a debate at party headquarters in Berlin, Germany, January 8, 2021. REUTERS/Christian Mang/Pool/File Photo(REUTERS)

Angela Merkel succession gets serious with vote for party leader

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 02:39 PM IST
Merkel called on her party to avoid infighting over its leadership in the buildup.
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Madhura Patil, a health worker, gestures as she receives COVID-19 vaccine in the presence of Uddhav Thackeray, standing in white dress, Chief Minister of Maharashtra State in Mumbai, India, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. India started inoculating health workers Saturday in what is likely the world's largest COVID-19 vaccination campaign, joining the ranks of wealthier nations where the effort is already well underway. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)(AP)
Madhura Patil, a health worker, gestures as she receives COVID-19 vaccine in the presence of Uddhav Thackeray, standing in white dress, Chief Minister of Maharashtra State in Mumbai, India, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. India started inoculating health workers Saturday in what is likely the world's largest COVID-19 vaccination campaign, joining the ranks of wealthier nations where the effort is already well underway. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)(AP)

Launch of Covid-19 vaccine a revolutionary step: Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray

PTI, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 02:37 PM IST
Appealing the people to not let their guard down even though vaccines are being made available, chief minister Uddhav Thackeray said that "wearing a face mask is the best vaccine available".
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The image shows a eastern brown snake.(Facebook/@SnakeCatchersAdelaide)
The image shows a eastern brown snake.(Facebook/@SnakeCatchersAdelaide)

Venomous eastern brown snake found swimming in family’s pool in Australia. Watch

By Sanya Budhiraja
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 02:33 PM IST
This recording was shared on the Facebook page of Snake Catchers Adelaide.
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Emirates airliners are seen on the tarmac in a general view of Dubai International Airport in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.(FILE PHOTO / REUTERS)
Emirates airliners are seen on the tarmac in a general view of Dubai International Airport in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.(FILE PHOTO / REUTERS)

Dubai’s Emirates suspends flights to Sydney and Melbourne

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 02:31 PM IST
Australia all but closed its borders to travelers last year to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
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Defence minister Rajnath Singh said the country's doctors, nurses, paramedical staff and other frontline workers who fought against the virus are now going to get a protective shield. (ANI File Photo )
Defence minister Rajnath Singh said the country's doctors, nurses, paramedical staff and other frontline workers who fought against the virus are now going to get a protective shield. (ANI File Photo )

Rajnath Singh lauds scientists, PM Modi for Covid-19 vaccination drive

ANI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 02:29 PM IST
"In the next phase, the vaccination campaign will reach 300 million people. It will certainly be a huge achievement," Rajnath Singh said.
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Priyanka Chopra, Adarsh Gourav and Rajkummar Rao in a still from The White Tiger.
Priyanka Chopra, Adarsh Gourav and Rajkummar Rao in a still from The White Tiger.

Rajkummar says Priyanka never made them feel like she is 'biggest star' on set

UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 02:32 PM IST
Rajkummar Rao has spoken about his experience working with Priyanka Chopra on upcoming film, The White Tiger.
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Milind Soman does pull-ups(Instagram/milindrunning)
Milind Soman does pull-ups(Instagram/milindrunning)

Milind Soman's Friday mantra may inspire you to start your fitness journey soon

By Nishtha Grover
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 02:28 PM IST
  • Milind Soman recently shared a fitness video in which the actor can be seen doing pull-ups. Along with the clip, he penned an inspiring note asking his followers to make every choice count.
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Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Shaktikanta Das also said that the current COVID-19 pandemic-related shock will place greater pressure on the balance sheets of banks in terms of non-performing assets, leading to erosion of capital.
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Shaktikanta Das also said that the current COVID-19 pandemic-related shock will place greater pressure on the balance sheets of banks in terms of non-performing assets, leading to erosion of capital.

Open to examine proposal on bad banks: RBI governor Shaktikanta Das

ANI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 02:27 PM IST
Talking about the governance reforms Das said integrity and quality of governance are keys to good health and robustness of banks and non-banking financial companies (NBFCs).
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