Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador described Biden's bill that could open a path to citizenship for immigrants in the US as "very good".(AP)
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador described Biden's bill that could open a path to citizenship for immigrants in the US as "very good".(AP)

Mexican president hails Biden agenda, celebrates migration plan

Biden issued half a dozen executive orders after his inauguration on Wednesday to reverse hardline immigration policies.
Reuters, Mexico City
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 08:00 PM IST

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Thursday hailed the agenda set out by his new U.S. counterpart Joe Biden, offering support for his plans to combat the coronavirus pandemic, lift the economy and to enact migration reform.

"We agree with the agenda they presented, with what President Biden is proposing," Lopez Obrador told reporters at a regular government news conference.

Biden issued half a dozen executive orders after his inauguration on Wednesday to reverse hardline immigration policies put in place by former President Donald Trump.

Biden also sent a bill to Congress which could open a path to citizenship for immigrants living in the United States, which Lopez Obrador described as "very good".

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Policemen clash with the activists of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) during the third day of protests following the death of Mushtaq Ahmed, a prominent writer and government critic in jail, in front of the National Press Club in Dhaka.(AFP)
Policemen clash with the activists of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) during the third day of protests following the death of Mushtaq Ahmed, a prominent writer and government critic in jail, in front of the National Press Club in Dhaka.(AFP)

What is Bangladesh's controversial digital security law?

AFP, Dhaka
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 06:55 PM IST
  • Mushtaq Ahmed, 53, collapsed and died on Thursday 10 months after being arrested under Bangladesh's Digital Security Act (DSA) for comments on Facebook criticising the government's response to coronavirus.
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The agency warned about possible displacement of another 380,000 people if fighting reached the actual city of Marib, capital of the province where camps for displaced people are already crowded. (Representative Image)(Reuters image)
The agency warned about possible displacement of another 380,000 people if fighting reached the actual city of Marib, capital of the province where camps for displaced people are already crowded. (Representative Image)(Reuters image)

UN warns of mass famine in Yemen ahead of donor conference

AP
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 06:52 PM IST
The stark warning comes a day before a pledging conference co-hosted by Sweden and Switzerland. The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will appeal for $3.85 billion in relief aid for Yemen this year.
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Men who fled the conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region run to receive cooked rice from charity organization Muslim Aid, at Umm Rakouba refugee camp in Qadarif, eastern Sudan.(AP)
Men who fled the conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region run to receive cooked rice from charity organization Muslim Aid, at Umm Rakouba refugee camp in Qadarif, eastern Sudan.(AP)

US expresses grave concerns over reports of abuses in Ethiopia

AP
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 06:31 PM IST
Ethiopia's central government and regional officials in Tigray both believe that each other's governments are illegitimate after the pandemic disrupted elections.
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In this undated handout photo provided by Kensington Palace on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge smile during a video call to people with health conditions about the positive impact of the COVID-19 vaccine. The Duke of Cambridge has urged people to keep on taking the Covid-19 vaccination so "younger generations" will feel "it's really important for them to have it". (Kensington Palace via AP)(AP)
In this undated handout photo provided by Kensington Palace on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge smile during a video call to people with health conditions about the positive impact of the COVID-19 vaccine. The Duke of Cambridge has urged people to keep on taking the Covid-19 vaccination so "younger generations" will feel "it's really important for them to have it". (Kensington Palace via AP)(AP)

Prince William backs anti-Covid-19 vaccines in call with Indian-origin family

PTI, London
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 06:30 PM IST
More than 18 million people have now had a first vaccine dose, equivalent to one in three adults in the UK.
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With the SC order, Nepal has possibly averted a crisis which would have torn apart its nascent democratic system, shaken the constitutional structure, pushed the country towards prolonged political instability and led to the entrenched authoritarianism of KP Oli (REUTERS)
With the SC order, Nepal has possibly averted a crisis which would have torn apart its nascent democratic system, shaken the constitutional structure, pushed the country towards prolonged political instability and led to the entrenched authoritarianism of KP Oli (REUTERS)

Remove me if you can: Nepal PM Oli challenges Prachanda

PTI, Kathmandu
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 06:25 PM IST
Addressing an event in his home district, Jhapa, Prime Minister Oli challenged the Prachanda-led faction to table a vote of no confidence motion and endorse that, My Republica newspaper reported.
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US Supreme Court is seen as National Guard secure the grounds in Washington, DC.(AFP)
US Supreme Court is seen as National Guard secure the grounds in Washington, DC.(AFP)

US Supreme Court could put new limits on voting rights lawsuits

AP
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 06:23 PM IST
The high court's consideration comes as Republican officials in the state and around the country have proposed more than 150 measures, following last year’s elections, to restrict voting access that civil rights groups say would disproportionately affect Black and Hispanic voters.
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US President Joe Biden. (Bloomberg Photo )
US President Joe Biden. (Bloomberg Photo )

Saudi columnists tell US President to not bully Riyadh

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 06:21 PM IST
Prince Mohammed, de facto ruler of the US-allied Gulf powerhouse, has denied any involvement in the 2018 murder of Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
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A kindergarten employee receives her Corona vaccination with AstraZeneca's drug from Sylvia Baumbach at the Apolda vaccination center in Apolda, Germany.(AP)
A kindergarten employee receives her Corona vaccination with AstraZeneca's drug from Sylvia Baumbach at the Apolda vaccination center in Apolda, Germany.(AP)

Germany limits travel from French region over Covid-19 virus variant

AP
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 06:21 PM IST
Germany's disease control agency, the Robert Koch Institute, said it would add Moselle to the list of “variant of concern” areas that already includes countries such as the Czech Republic, Portugal and the United Kingdom.
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U.S. President Joe Biden speaks to members of the media before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021. The U.S. House passed Biden's $1.9 trillion pandemic-relief plan, spanning $1,400 stimulus checks, enhanced jobless benefits and fresh funding for vaccines and testing. Photographer: Chris Kleponis/CNP/Bloomberg(Bloomberg)
U.S. President Joe Biden speaks to members of the media before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021. The U.S. House passed Biden's $1.9 trillion pandemic-relief plan, spanning $1,400 stimulus checks, enhanced jobless benefits and fresh funding for vaccines and testing. Photographer: Chris Kleponis/CNP/Bloomberg(Bloomberg)

Biden team readies wider economic package after virus relief

AP, Washington
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 06:07 PM IST
Biden has talked bigger numbers, and some Democrats are now urging him to bypass Republicans in the closely divided Congress to address a broader range of priorities urged by interest groups.
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The police recovered a 67-page-long suicide note from the crime scene which revealed the murderer’s intention to kill more people.(Getty Images/iStockphoto/representative use)
The police recovered a 67-page-long suicide note from the crime scene which revealed the murderer’s intention to kill more people.(Getty Images/iStockphoto/representative use)

Newspaper photographer attacked, seriously hurt in France

AP, Paris
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 05:54 PM IST
The newspaper L'Union said Sunday that Christian Lantenois, 65, was in a serious but stable condition at a hospital in Reims in northeast France.
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The Soyuz spacecraft with the Arktika-M satellite blasts off from the launchpad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.(via REUTERS)
The Soyuz spacecraft with the Arktika-M satellite blasts off from the launchpad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.(via REUTERS)

Russia launches space satellite Arktika-M to monitor climate in Arctic

Posted by Kunal Gaurav | Reuters
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 05:44 PM IST
The Arctic has warmed more than twice as fast as the global average over the last three decades and Moscow is seeking to develop the energy-rich region.
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Nasa astronauts Hopkins and Victor Glover finish a four-year effort to upgrade the ISS power system during a spacewalk on February 1, 2021. (AFP / File)
Nasa astronauts Hopkins and Victor Glover finish a four-year effort to upgrade the ISS power system during a spacewalk on February 1, 2021. (AFP / File)

Spacewalking Nasa astronauts prep station for new solar wings

Posted by Kunal Gaurav | AP, Cape Canaveral
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 05:40 PM IST
  • With more people and experiments flying on the space station, more power will be needed to keep everything running, according to Nasa.
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A logo of China's vaccine specialist Cansino Biologics Inc is pictured in Tianjin. (REUTERS FILE)
A logo of China's vaccine specialist Cansino Biologics Inc is pictured in Tianjin. (REUTERS FILE)

China rolls out first locally made single-dose Covid vaccine

By Sutritho Patranobis I Edited by Vinod Janardhanan
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 05:40 PM IST
The vaccine was jointly developed by Cansino Biologics, a Tianjin-based private company, and researchers from the Institute of Military Medicine under the Academy of Military Sciences led by scientist, Chen Wei.
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AstraZeneca's vaccines are ready for Corona vaccination at a vaccination center.(AP)
AstraZeneca's vaccines are ready for Corona vaccination at a vaccination center.(AP)

Australia receives first batch of AstraZeneca vaccines

ANI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 05:16 PM IST
In addition to AstraZeneca's jabs, Australia also has greenlighted the use of Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine, and expects the arrival of 20 million doses this year. Vaccinations using Pfizer's shots started in the country a week ago.
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People can get desirable protective effect after 14 days of inoculation.(AFP)
People can get desirable protective effect after 14 days of inoculation.(AFP)

China rolls out first one-jab Covid-19 vaccine: Report

PTI, Beijing
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 05:13 PM IST
Phase-I clinical trials of the vaccine started on March 16, last year, making it the world's first Covid-19 candidate vaccine that entered clinical trials.
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