Following are the top foreign stories at 1700 hours

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FGN28 CHINA-LD SATELLITE China launches new meteorological satellite to improve weather forecast, monitor sea temperature Beijing: China on Monday successfully launched a new meteorological satellite with 11 remote sensing payloads, which besides enhancing the country's weather forecasting capacity, will monitor global snow coverage and sea surface temperatures. By K J M Varma FGN25 PAK-FATF-CELL Pakistan establishes anti-money laundering and terror financing cell to exit FATF's grey list Islamabad: Pakistan’s anti-corruption watchdog has established an anti-money laundering and terror financing cell to check financial crimes and illegal transfer of resources as the country struggled to exit from the FATF’s grey list. By Sajjad Hussain FGN14 SAFRICA-LD ZUMA Jailing me during Covid pandemic is same as death sentence: ex-South African prez Jacob Zuma Johannesburg: Embattled ex-South African president Jacob Zuma has said that sending him to jail during the Covid-19 pandemic at his age would tantamount to a death sentence, as his supporters formed a human shield outside his home to prevent his arrest following his conviction on contempt charges. By Fakir Hassen FGN23 UK-QUEEN-NHS-AWARD Queen awards UK’s National Health Service George Cross bravery award London: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II on Monday awarded the George Cross gallantry award to the National Health Service (NHS) in honour of the 73rd anniversary of the country's health service. By Aditi Khanna FGN32 VIRUS-UK-LD KATE Kate Middleton self-isolating after contact with COVID positive person London: Britain’s Kate Middleton, the wife of Prince William, has been forced into self-isolation for 10 days after coming in contact with someone who later tested positive for COVID-19, Kensington Palace said on Monday.By Aditi Khanna RUP RUP

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