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Democrats in the US Senate on Saturday approved a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill in a party-line vote, advancing President Biden’s top legislative priority.

Victory for Joe Biden as US Senate passes $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill

Democrats in the US Senate on Saturday approved a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill in a party-line vote, advancing President Biden’s top legislative priority.
Acting U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin speaks during a news conference in Washington, Jan. 12, 2021.

US prosecutors expect to charge hundreds of Capitol rioters

U.S. prosecutors say they have identified more than 170 people for potential criminal charges in connection with the January 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol and that they expect that number to run into the hundreds in the coming weeks as a massive nationwide hunt for the pro-Trump rioters continues.
U.S. President Donald Trump fired the State Department’s inspector general late Friday. The late-night firing of Steve Linick is the president’s latest dismissal of a government watchdog.

Donald Trump fires state department inspector general

The late-night firing of Steve Linick is the president’s latest dismissal of a government watchdog. Trump has now dismissed three since his February acquittal on impeachment charges by the U.S. Senate and has criticized others.
US rapper A$AP Rocky will spend another week in custody in Sweden as police continue to investigate an alleged fight in Stockholm.

A$AP Rocky to be held in Sweden for third week over alleged fight

US rapper A$AP Rocky will spend another week in custody in Sweden as police continue to investigate an alleged fight in Stockholm.
A retired U.S. police Detective, Lou Alvarez, who gave what remained of his life and even his badge to the cause of ailing September 11 first responders has died.

US ex-policeman dies of 9/11 related cancer

A retired U.S. police detective, Lou Alvarez, who gave what remained of his life and even his badge to the cause of ailing September 11 first responders has died.

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Oprah Winfrey has said Prince Harry clarified it was neither the Queen nor the Duke of Edinburgh who questioned what his son’s skin colour would be.

Oprah Winfrey: Skin colour remark ‘not Queen nor Duke’

Oprah Winfrey has said Prince Harry clarified it was neither the Queen nor the Duke of Edinburgh who questioned what his son’s skin colour would be.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF: Pandemic forces 10 million girls into early marriage

United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), in a new analysis released yesterday, to mark the International Women’s Day, warned that if urgent action is not taken, 10 million child marriages may be recorded before the end of 2030.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told Edinson Cavani that he must bide his time before securing regular starts for Manchester United.

Edinson Cavani set for Manchester United exit in summer

Manchester United Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani reportedly has his heart set on a dream move to Argentine giant Boca Juniors in the summer.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has said he substituted Mohamed Salah in the loss to Chelsea as he felt the Egyptian “suffered a bit” with fatigue.

Alan Shearer: There are problems in Liverpool team

Alan Shearer has spoken about the most alarming aspects of Liverpool’s current losing run.
UEFA has suspended Romanian fourth official Sebastian Coltescu until the end of the season over his involvement in the sending off of Istanbul Basaksehir assistant coach Pierre Webo which sparked a player walk-off in the Champions League.

Romania referee banned over Champions League racism scandal

UEFA has banned Romanian referee Sebastian Coltescu for a season for using foul language in the December Champions League game between Paris Saint-Germain and Istanbul Basaksehir.

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Libyan MPs arrive at Sirte to debate unity government

Scores of Libyan parliament members from both sides of the divided country arrived in the frontline city of Sirte on Sunday for a session this week to debate a proposed unity government

CAF cancels U-17 AFCON due to coronavirus pandemic

“Taking into account the cancellation by FIFA of the Under-17 World Cup for which the U-17 CAN was no longer a qualifying tournament. The Committee further noted: the resurgence of the Covid-19 pandemic, increased restrictions on international travel, and uncertainty about the evolution of the situation.”
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 20: Google's offices stand in downtown Manhattan on October 20, 2020 in New York City. Accusing the company of using anticompetitive tactics to illegally monopolize the online search and search advertising markets, the Justice Department and 11 states Tuesday filed an antitrust case against Google. Image Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Google: No tracking tools to replace third-party cookies in Chrome

Alphabet’s Google will not build or use alternate tools to track web browsing traffic once it begins phasing out existing technology from its Chrome browser next year, it said in a blog post on Wednesday, in a move that will reshape how online advertising works.
People sit on a car as they watch a screening of the Sudanese European Film Festival at an outdoor, drive-through cinema for visitors, adhering to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions, in Khartoum, Sudan February 28, 2021. REUTERS

Festival gives Sudanese film lovers drive-in cinema

Sudanese moviegoers are enjoying what organisers are saying is their first drive-in cinema after a festival showcasing the country’s resurgent, post-uprising film scene moved outdoors this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Julio Borges, designated by opposition leader Juan Guaido as his chief overseas envoy, told reporters that the gold was refined in Mali and then resold primarily in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Mali, Emirates facilitated Venezuelan gold trade in 2020 – opposition

Venezuela sent gold to Mali in 2020 via Russian-owned planes to exchange for euros and U.S. dollars that President Nicolas Maduro’s government used to remain afloat despite U.S. sanctions, an opposition representative said on Wednesday.