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FGN25 US-TRUMP-LDALL IMPEACHMENT US Senate acquits Donald Trump over Jan 6 Capitol violence Washington: The US Senate has acquitted a defiant Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial in just over a year, after the Democrats failed once again to muster enough votes to convict the former president on a charge of inciting the deadly insurrection at the Capitol on January 6. By Lalit K Jha FGN26 VIRUS-UK-VACCINATION UK expands COVID-19 vaccination drive to cover all over-65s London: The UK’s vaccination programme will officially expand further from Monday as the National Health Service (NHS) invites all over-65s and clinically vulnerable groups to receive their jabs to protect against COVID-19. By Aditi Khanna FGN21 PAK-ARMY-EXERCISES Pak Army holds month-long war games in Thar desert Islamabad: The Pakistan Army is holding a month-long exercise in the Thar Desert in Sindh province to prepare for conflict in an extreme desert environment, the military said in a statement. By Sajjad Hussain FGN16 US-BIDEN-TRUMP-TRIAL 'Democracy is fragile', Biden says after Trump's acquittal Washington: US President Joe Biden has said that the Senate's acquittal of his predecessor Donald Trump for inciting a mob to storm the Capitol on January 6 was a reminder that democracy was 'fragile' and every American had a duty to defend the truth. By Lalit K Jha FGN11 US-DEMOCRATS-TRUMP-TRIAL Failure to convict Trump will live as a 'vote of infamy in US history': Democrats Washington: The ruling Democratic Party has ripped apart Republican senators for acquitting Donald Trump on a charge of inciting the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol, saying their vote to clear the former president “will live as a vote of infamy in the history of the US Senate'. By Lalit K Jha RUP RUP