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21 die in extreme weather in China ultramarathon

The runners were racing on an extremely narrow mountain path at an altitude reaching 2,000-3,000 meters (6,500-9,800 feet)

China shut down 18,489 illegal websites in 2020

The CAC continues to direct provincial-level cyberspace administration departments in dealing with illegal websites and online platforms and intensifying law enforcement in this regard.

US retail sales keep dropping amid Covid-19 spikes

US retail sales dropped by 0.7 per cent in December, marking the third monthly decline in a row

New York City unveils major police discipline reform

"For years, we have achieved major police department reforms and today's announcement is just the start for the progress we will make together as a city in 2021," Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

Boeing assisting with investigation in Indonesia flight crash

"Boeing technical experts are assisting with the investigation and we continue to offer any support needed during this difficult time," the company said in a statement on Sunday.

Ericsson CEO lobbying against Swedish ban on Huawei, ZTE: Report

In the messages unveiled by the newspaper, Ekholm said Ericsson would leave Sweden if the authorities continue to hold the ban on Huawei and ZTE, reports Xinhua news agency.

Harsher Covid curbs now apply to millions more in UK

Besides England, lockdowns were also introduced in Scotland and Northern Ireland, while restrictions that were eased for Christmas Day in Wales were re-imposed on Saturday

Researchers identify over 109,000 impact craters on moon

With traditional automatic identification methods, it is generally difficult to find irregular and seriously degraded impact craters that may have formed in the early periods.

Iraq bans travel to 8 countries as Covid cases reach 586,503

Among the new measures, the council decided to ban travel to Britain, South Africa, Australia, Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium, Iran, Japan, and any other country that the Iraqi Ministry of Health would recommend.

Saudi Arabia inks strategic partnership with Huawei

The MoU was signed by Ahmad Aljarboa, deputy governor of Corporate Support Sector at CITC, and Terry He, CEO of Huawei Tech Investment Saudi Arabia, said a statement by Huawei on Sunday.

German Covid-19 vaccination plan aims to protect most vulnerable first

All citizens over 80 years of age as well as residents and staff of nursing homes would be among the first to get vaccinated, Xinhua news agency quoted Spahn as saying at a press conference on Friday.

Spain to start Covid-19 vaccination on Dec 27

The programme will first administer the BioNTech Pfizer vaccine, which will begin arriving in the country on December 26, reports Xinhua news agency.

Peru military to enforce Christmas, New Year lockdown measures

"The police and the armed forces will be located at strategic points," Malaver told a local radio station.

New height of Mount Everest 8,848.86 metres

The Nepal government decided to measure the exact height of the mountain amid debates that there might have been a change in it due to various reasons, including earthquake of 2015.

Biden to reportedly name California Attorney General as Health Secy

Biden is expected to make the announcement in coming days, along with choices for other key health posts, including head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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