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German Chancellor Angela Merkel said before the meeting that European countries needed to take the new mutation found in Britain seriously to avoid a third wave.(Unsplash)

EU to tighten travel curbs for virus hot spots as third wave fears mount

Reuters, Brussels
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 09:30 AM IST
The European Commission proposed to EU leaders on Thursday identifying "dark red" coronavirus hot spots from which all but essential travel would be discouraged.
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The most controversial part of the law would require Google and Facebook to enter mandatory arbitration with media companies if they cannot reach agreement over the value of their content within three months.(REUTERS)
The most controversial part of the law would require Google and Facebook to enter mandatory arbitration with media companies if they cannot reach agreement over the value of their content within three months.(REUTERS)

Google threatens to block its search engine in Australia over media law

AFP, Canberra
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 09:28 AM IST
  • Under the laws, the firms would be required to compensate Australian media outlets, ranging from Rupert Murdoch's giant News Corp to public broadcasters ABC and SBS, for publishing snippets of their content in search results.
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Women mourn as they walk outside the al-Kindi hospital morgue following a twin suicide bombing attack in a central Baghdad market, in Baghdad, Iraq(REUTERS)
Women mourn as they walk outside the al-Kindi hospital morgue following a twin suicide bombing attack in a central Baghdad market, in Baghdad, Iraq(REUTERS)

IS claims Baghdad twin bombing that killed 32, wounded 110

AFP, Baghdad
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 09:26 AM IST
  • The open-air market, where second-hand clothes are sold at stalls, had been teeming with people after the lifting of nearly a year of Covid-19 restrictions across the country.
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HTET Result declared(HT File (Representational Image))
HTET Result declared(HT File (Representational Image))

HTET Result 2020 declared at haryanatet.in, check details here

Edited by Nandini
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 09:24 AM IST
  • Board of School Education Haryana (BSEH) on Thursday declared the Haryana teachers’ eligibility test 2020 on its official website haryanatet.in
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On the Sensex chart, barring HDFC and Asian Paints, all constituents were trading in the green.(PTI)
On the Sensex chart, barring HDFC and Asian Paints, all constituents were trading in the green.(PTI)
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Farmers offering prayer at makeshift a gurdwara at Tikri border during their protest against farm laws, in New Delhi on Thursday. (ANI)
Farmers offering prayer at makeshift a gurdwara at Tikri border during their protest against farm laws, in New Delhi on Thursday. (ANI)

No breakthrough in govt-farm union talks: Here’s what we know so far

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sameer
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 09:19 AM IST
The rejection has deepened the crisis as it appeared that almost two-month-long agitation could finally be resolved. Farmers have been camping at New Delhi’s borders seeking a repeal of the laws
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Indy Mellink, designer of genderless playing cards, poses in Oegstgeest, Leiden, Netherlands.(REUTERS)
Indy Mellink, designer of genderless playing cards, poses in Oegstgeest, Leiden, Netherlands.(REUTERS)

23-year-old Dutch card fan creates gender-neutral deck

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 09:18 AM IST
Indy Mellink has been testing the cards out on players, who said they had never been conscious of sexual inequality in decks before.
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File photo of Indian and Pakistani flags.
File photo of Indian and Pakistani flags.

At UN meet, India hits out at Pakistan over Hindu temple's vandalism

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 09:17 AM IST
India stressed that religious and cultural heritage sites remained vulnerable to terror acts and destruction in the “world of growing terrorism and violent extremism.
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India's Cheteshwar Pujara reacts as he receives treatment after he is hit while batting during play on the final day of the fourth cricket test between India and Australia at the Gabba.(AP)
India's Cheteshwar Pujara reacts as he receives treatment after he is hit while batting during play on the final day of the fourth cricket test between India and Australia at the Gabba.(AP)

Cheteshwar Pujara reveals why he ‘decided to let the ball hit the body’

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 09:14 AM IST
  • Pujara scored 54 in the second innings and kept India steady. En route to the slowest half-century of his Test career, Pujara endured 11 blows to the body. Yes, 11 – thrice on the helmet, once on the left bicep, thrice on the bottom glove on his right arm, and once on the chest, and some more.
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In this picture released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei addresses the nation in a televised speech in Tehran, Iran, Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. in Tehran, Iran. Khamenei called to ban the import of American and British vaccines, claiming they are not to be trusted. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)(AP)
In this picture released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei addresses the nation in a televised speech in Tehran, Iran, Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. in Tehran, Iran. Khamenei called to ban the import of American and British vaccines, claiming they are not to be trusted. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)(AP)

Top Iran leader posts Donald Trump-like golfer image, vows revenge

Reuters, Dubai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 09:13 AM IST
There was no apparent immediate action by Twitter over the Persian-language tweet on Friday by Khamenei, Iran's highest authority.
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