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Fire Did Not Affect AstraZeneca's Covishield Vaccine Production, Says Serum Institute Chief

Five people died after a huge fire broke out on Thursday at vaccine-maker Serum Institute of India, which is in the city of Pune, in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. According to the police, the building where the fire took place was under construction.

India's Parliamentary Panel Grills Twitter, Facebook Executives Over Serious Concerns

A parliamentary standing committee on Information Technology (IT) summoned officials from social networking giants Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp to discuss an array of concerns. The 31-member parliamentary panel, presided over by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor asked the assembled spokesmen a series of questions.

Definition of Friendship: Grandpa Takes Doggo on Revolving Swing

Dogs undoubtedly make for some of the most devoted pets and will remain loyal to you your whole life, demanding nothing (except for regular feeding) in return. That is one of the reasons they are perfect companions for elderly people.

US Senate Confirms Retired General Lloyd Austin as Secretary of Defence

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - A majority of lawmakers in the US Senate on Friday confirmed retired US Army general and former Central Command (CENTCOM) commander as President Joe Biden's first secretary of defence.

'Feel the Warm': Sweatshirt with Viral Photo of Bernie Sanders Available to Buy on Campaign Website

The official $45 “Chairman Sanders Crewneck” sweatshirt features the viral photo of Bernie Sanders wearing a parka, hand-knit mittens, and a blue surgical mask.

Schumer: Senate to Receive Trump's Impeachment Article on Monday

Earlier this month, the US House impeached Trump, charging him with inciting the January 6 riot on Capitol Hill.

Boris Johnson Says it's 'Too Early' To Tell if UK Coronavirus Restrictions Will End by Summer

The United Kingdom is currently in its third national lockdown since March last year following the discovery of a new, more contagious variant of the virus, which has increased infection rates nationwide.

Tombs of Infant Incan Nobles Discovered in Peru

The archaeological finds made near the children's tombs include the remains of a llama, as well as ceramic utensils known to be used by the Incan elite.

US Congressman Intercepted Trying to Bring Gun to House Floor, Report Says

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The United States Capitol Police (USCP) stopped congressman Andy Harris when a metal detector, recently installed at the Capitol building, went off, indicating that he was trying to bring a concealed gun to the floor of the House of Representatives, the CNN broadcaster reported on Friday.

Twitter Suspends One of Iranian Supreme Leader's Accounts

The apparent crackdown comes following the permaban on outgoing US President Donald Trump earlier in the month, with Trump accused of "inciting" violence at the Capitol on 6 January.

Cleaner in Boston Unplugs Freezer Destroying 1,900 Doses of Moderna COVID Vaccine

The public affairs specialist at VA Boston Healthcare System said they are investigating why the fridge's alarm system did not work as it was supposed to.

Meghan & Harry Will Never Return, Have No Regrets About Quitting Royal Fold, Claims Expert

The Sussexes dropped a bombshell announcement on 8 January 2020 to reveal they wanted to "step back" as senior royals to carve out a "progressive new roles" for themselves.

Honor Inks Deals With US Chipmakers, Microsoft Post-Huawei As Firm Launches New Flagship Smartphone

The news comes after the Chinese firm decoupled from Huawei Technologies in November due to the ongoing US trade war on China.

Biden, Iran Have Been in Secret Talks on US Return to Nuclear Deal for Three Weeks, Report Claims

This week, after bidding farewell to “tyrant” Donald Trump, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called on Joe Biden to rejoin the Iran nuclear deal, saying the ‘ball is now in the US court.’ Tehran has expressed willingness to return to its obligations under the deal, so long as Washington doesn’t try to jam any new conditions into the agreement.

IOC, IPC Refute Media Speculations About Cancellation of Tokyo Olympics

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) on Friday refuted media reports about the cancellation of the Tokyo Olympics and reinstated their commitment to holding the games.
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