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Protestors clash with riot police during a demonstration against the reinforced measures of the Belgium government to counter the latest spike of the coronavirus in Brussels, Belgium

Europe sees widespread protests against COVID-19 restrictions

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Protests against COVID-19 restrictions, some of them turning violent, rocked Europe over the weekend. Also, Sudan’s top military commander reinstates Abdulla Hamdok, but as interim prime minister, until new elections are held. And, two of 17 missionaries kidnapped in October have been released in Haiti.

Protesting farmers ride tractors and shout slogans as they march to the capital, breaking police barricades, during India's Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi, India

India repeals controversial farm laws after a year of protests

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President Joe Biden waves towards the White House balcony in Washington

US, Canada and Mexico to hold talks at the White House

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Commuters drive amidst morning haze and toxic smog as schools and some coal-based power plants close down in New Delhi, India

Heavy smog shuts down schools in India’s capital

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President Joe Biden meets virtually with Chinese President Xi Jinping from the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington

US and Chinese presidents strike conciliatory tone during hourslong meeting

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Migrants make their way to the checkpoint "Kuznitsa" at the Belarus-Poland border near Grodno, Belarus

EU places new sanctions on entities facilitating migration to Belarus

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The EU is placing new sanctions on travel companies helping to transport migrants to Belarus. Also, American journalist Danny Fenster, who was sentenced to 11 years in prison, has been released by the military junta in Myanmar. And, Austria imposes a lockdown on people who are not vaccinated against COVID-19.

A Belavia plane lands at the International Airport outside Vilnius, Lithuania

Turkey halts flights for some Arab citizens traveling to Belarus

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Turkey halts flights for some Arab citizens traveling to Belarus. Also, France hosts peace conference on Libya to ensure elections take place in December. And, Myanmar sentences American journalist Danny Fenster to 11 years in prison.

Portraits of China's former top leaders from left Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping, Jiang Zemin, Hu Jintao and including the current President Xi Jinping are seen at a military camp in Beijing, China

Chinese Communist Party cements Xi Jinping’s rule

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The Chinese Communist Party passes a resolution that will secure President Xi Jinping’s political future. Also, South Africa’s last apartheid-era president, F.W. de Klerk, dies at the age of 85. And, Germany registers its highest daily number of COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began.

A view of a tent camp set by migrants from the Middle East and elsewhere gathering at the Belarus-Poland border near Grodno, Belarus

EU officials accuse Belarus of creating a new migrant crisis

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The EU accuses Belarus of trying to create a new migrant crisis in Europe. Also, Ethiopian authorities detain more than 70 drivers working for the United Nations by delivering aid. And, nearly 200 nations compose a draft of the Glasgow agreement at the COP26 climate conference.

Migrants from the Middle East and elsewhere rest on the ground as they gather at the Belarus-Poland border near Grodno, Belarus

Polish border police push back migrants at Belarus border

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Polish riot police push back hundreds of migrants at the border with Belarus. Also, rich and poor nations try to resolve differences at the COP 26 climate conference in Glasgow. And, Malawi elects its first MP with albinism.