Following are the top foreign stories at 1700 hours

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FGN19 UK-VIRUS-PASSPORTS Boris Johnson expected to unveil COVID passports, travel traffic lights for UK London: Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to unveil a series of measures later on Monday as part of plans to start unlocking the UK from its coronavirus lockdown, including so-called COVID passports for mass events and a traffic lights system for foreign travel. By Aditi Khanna FGN20CBANGLA-VESSEL-LD CAPSIZE At least 27 dead as launch capsizes after collision with cargo vessel in Bangladesh Dhaka: At least 27 people died after a small launch carrying over 100 passengers capsized after colliding with a cargo vessel in Bangladesh's Shitalakkhya river, officials said on Monday. By Anisur Rahman FGN17 VRUS-UK-LD TESTS Twice weekly rapid Covid tests to be rolled out for all in England London: Everyone in England will be able to access free, regular, rapid coronavirus testing from later this week to track asymptomatic Covid-19 cases, the UK government announced on Monday. By Aditi Khanna FGN14 VIRUS-BANGLA-LOCKDOWN Bangladesh imposes 7-day nationwide lockdown amidst spike in COVID-19 cases Dhaka: Bangladesh on Monday clamped a week-long nationwide lockdown, suspending public transport and shutting markets to combat the surge in coronavirus cases in the country, amidst demonstrations by small business owners against the move.

FGN9 ISRAEL-INDIA-UAE-LD TRADE India, UAE and Israel's trilateral trade could reach USD 110 billion by 2030: Top diplomats Jerusalem/Dubai: The trilateral trade between India, Israel and the UAE can propel to a high of USD 110 billion by 2030 by tapping into their mutual strengths, top diplomats and members of the business community have said. By Harinder Mishra FGN2 JORDAN-ROYAL-DISSENT Jordan's king sends tough message on dissent in royal family Jerusalem: Jordanian authorities said Sunday they foiled a “malicious plot” by a former crown prince to destabilise the kingdom with foreign support, contradicting the senior royal's claims that he was being punished for speaking out against corruption and incompetence. By Josef Federman RUP RUP