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Japan: One dead as snowstorm causes 130-car pile-up

A huge snowstorm has struck a highway in north Japan, causing a 130-car pile-up, killing one person and injuring 10. The storm blanketed a stretch of the Tohoku Expressway in Miyagi prefecture at around noon (03:00 GMT) on Tuesday. Some 200...

Trump decree on Covid visiting rules rebuffed as he enters final day

US President-elect Joe Biden has moved to dismiss a new White House decree on Covid travel rules, as Donald Trump enters his final full day in office. In one of his last orders, Mr Trump had tried to end travel...

Security scare ahead of Biden inauguration

The Capitol complex in Washington DC was briefly locked down after a security alert, two days before Joe Biden is inaugurated as US president. Police say they acted out of an abundance of caution after witnesses reported smoke rising nearby....

Trapped Chinese miners’ note sparks hopes for rescue

Rescuers say that 12 miners trapped underground after an explosion in a Chinese gold mine a week ago are still alive. State media report the workers managed to send a note saying "don't stop trying to reach us" to rescuers...

Travellers to UK must show negative test

From 04:00 GMT on 18 January, people entering the UK must show evidence of a negative coronavirus test taken up to 72 hours before boarding their inbound flight. On arrival, most passengers must then quarantine for 10 days, or fewer...

Coronavirus vaccine: India begins world’s biggest drive

A sanitation worker became the first Indian to receive a Covid vaccine as the country began the world's largest inoculation drive. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the programme, which aims to vaccinate more than 1.3 billion people against Covid. He paid...

Indonesia earthquake: Sulawesi hospital among collapsed buildings

Rescuers are searching through the rubble of a partially-collapsed Indonesian hospital after an earthquake struck the island of Sulawesi, leaving at least 34 dead. The 6.2-magnitude quake on Friday morning came just hours after an earlier, smaller tremor. Hundreds of...

Biden unveils $1.9tn US Covid relief package

US President-elect Joe Biden has unveiled a $1.9tn (£1.4tn) stimulus plan for the coronavirus-sapped US economy before he takes office next week. If passed by Congress, it would include $1tn for households, with direct payments of $1,400 to all Americans. The...

Joe Biden unveils $1.9tn US economic relief package

President-elect Joe Biden has unveiled a $1.9tn (£1.4tn) stimulus plan for the coronavirus-sapped US economy before he takes office next week. If passed by Congress, it would include $1tn for households, with direct payments of $1,400 to all Americans. The relief...

Trump impeached for ‘inciting’ US Capitol riot

The US House of Representatives has impeached President Donald Trump for “incitement of insurrection” after a mob of his supporters stormed the United States Capitol last week, marking the first time in US history that a president has been...

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Japan: One dead as snowstorm causes 130-car pile-up

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Dagbon Constitutional Review Committee calls for inputs to review 1930 constitution

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