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    When Biden takes the White House, he’ll also take @WhiteHouse

    The transitions mean the Biden digital operation will largely have to build new followings from scratch, instead of getting a head start from its predecessor as Trump had. Twitter said it would alert users to the new accounts.

    Will Joe Biden's stimulus package help reverse the 'shecession'?

    So the question — for many — is, would Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, as it is known, help women get back to work, in addition to containing the spread of the virus?

    China's snooker prodigy who fought multiple crises

    According to a report by AFP, Yan Bingtao has risen from a poor working-class background and is playing to support his cancer-stricken mother to become China's latest sporting prodigy. The 20-year-old snooker star stunned four-time world champion John Higgins 10-8 to claim the prestigious Masters title on Sunday at England's Milton Keynes, becoming the tournament's youngest winner in 26 years. It was world number 11 Yan's first major title and he is just a year older than Ronnie O'Sullivan was in 1995 when he won the Masters at 19, also beating Higgins.

    Donald Trump spends last day in White House, Biden goes to Washington

    Trump has not appeared in public for a week and, suspended from Twitter in the wake of his encouraging supporters to march on Congress, has been uncharacteristically silent. There have been no call-ins to his favorite Fox News hosts, interviews with the networks, or speeches celebrating his stormy one-term administration.

    Pakistan Opposition parties protest against delay in foreign funding case of PM Imran Khan's party

    The case launched in 2014 is based on charges that Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party got financial support from abroad by flouting rules. The Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) - an alliance of 11 opposition parties - had announced several weeks ago that it would press the Election Commission of Pakistan to expedite the hearing in the case.

    Joe Biden to attend Mass with congressional leaders

    Biden's incoming chief of staff, Ron Klain, on Tuesday retweeted a post that said Biden had quietly extended invitations to Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer and to Republicans Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy to accompany him to a Mass at St. Matthew's Cathedral.

    Imran Khan 'biggest thief', PTI foreign funding case biggest fraud: Maryam Nawaz

    Addressing a gathering outside the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), Maryam said the cases against her father Nawaz Sharif were expedited and decided within days but the ECP had held 70 hearings of the PTI case since 2014, Dawn reported.

    What are US President-Elect Joe Biden's LGBT+ policy plans?

    The former vice president has promised to appoint a cabinet that "looks like America", nominating former rival for the Democratic presidential candidacy Pete Buttigieg as the first openly gay cabinet secretary, at the Transportation Department.

    Oxford University's new mega centre to combat global antibiotic resistance

    The university experts warn that it is arguably the greatest economic and healthcare challenge facing the world post-Covid and therefore the new Ineos Oxford Institute (IOI) is being set up to create collaborative and cross-disciplinary links across the sciences.

    Third time lucky: Joe Biden to be sworn in as US President on Wednesday

    Biden, who is known around the world for his stint as the vice president during the Obama administration, will be the oldest person ever sworn in as president of the country. He turned 78 in November.

    Biden admin will engage the world 'as it is', not 'as it was': Secretary of State-designate Blinken

    "Working across government and with partners around the world, we will revitalise American diplomacy to take on the most pressing challenges of our time. We'll show up again, day-in, day-out whenever and wherever the safety and well-being of Americans is at stake," he said.

    Biden's top diplomat, Blinken, vows to revitalize alliances, U.S. leadership

    Biden's top diplomat, Blinken, vows to revitalize alliances, U.S. leadership

    In a speech a day before Democrat Biden takes over from Republican Donald Trump, whose four-year tenure was marked by unilateral American action that often upset allies, Blinken will pledge to act together with them and with humility.

    Joe Biden picks transgender woman as assistant health secretary

    Joe Biden picks transgender woman as assistant health secretary

    A pediatrician and former Pennsylvania physician general, Levine was appointed to her current post by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf in 2017, making her one of the few transgender people serving in elected or appointed positions nationwide. She won past confirmation by the Republican-majority Pennsylvania Senate and has emerged as the public face of the state's response to the coronavirus pandemic.

    Trump's legacy: A more divided America, a more unsettled world

    Trump's legacy: A more divided America, a more unsettled world

    Closing out his presidency exactly four years later, Trump leaves behind an even more polarized America, where thousands are dying daily from the COVID-19 pandemic, the economy is badly damaged and political violence has surged.

    Panel: China, World Health Organisation should've acted quicker to stop coronavirus pandemic

    Panel: China, World Health Organisation should've acted quicker to stop coronavirus pandemic

    In a report issued Monday, the panel led by former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark said there were "lost opportunities to apply basic public health measures at the earliest opportunity" and that Chinese authorities could have applied their efforts "more forcefully" in January shortly after the coronavirus began sickening clusters of people.

    From Venice to Paris, world's top tourist spots become ghost towns due to pandemic

    From Venice to Paris, world's top tourist spots become ghost towns due to pandemic

    According to a report by AFP, the coronavirus pandemic has brought the world's top tourist draws, from the ruins of Machu Picchu to Thailand's sandy beaches, to a standstill. Now tourism professionals and local authorities are hoping against hope for an economic recovery that will bring the punters back.

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