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FGN9 US-BIDEN-LD IMMIGRATION President Biden very clear about restoring compassion, order to immigration system: White House Washington: Joe Biden has been very clear about restoring compassion and order to America's immigration system, according to a senior White House official who said the recent executive actions by the US President are just the beginning to correct the 'divisive, inhumane and immoral policies' of the past four years.

FGN6 US-INDIA-CHINA US welcomes efforts by India and China to de-escalate situation in eastern Ladakh Washington: The US has welcomed the ongoing efforts by India and China to de-escalate the situation in eastern Ladakh and said it would continue to monitor the situation closely as both sides work toward a peaceful resolution.

FGN10 CHINA-BBC-LD BAN China bans BBC from broadcasting for violating reporting guidelines Beijing: In an apparent tit for tat move, China has banned BBC World News from broadcasting in the country for seriously violating its guidelines for reporting, China's television and radio regulator has announced.

FGN12 UN-GUTERRES-BLINKEN UN chief appreciates critically important partnership between US and UN in responding to pressing global challenges United Nations: Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed his appreciation for the “critically important and strong partnership” between the US and the UN in responding to pressing global challenges, including the COVID-19 pandemic, peace and security crises and increasing threats to human rights, during a phone conversation with Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

FGN14 UK-DAILY-MEGHAN-PRIVACY Meghan Markle wins privacy claim against UK newspaper London: Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, has dubbed her victory in holding the Associated Newspapers Limited (ANL) to account as a “comprehensive win for privacy and copyright” because the damage they do “runs deep”.

FGN8 US-TRUMP-IMPEACHMENT Democratic impeachment managers urge Republican Senators not to acquit Trump again Washington: US House Democrats leading the prosecution of former president Donald Trump at his Senate impeachment trial have concluded their arguments, urging Republican Senators to not to acquit him for the second time if they don't want to set a 'new, terrible standard' for presidential misconduct. PTI PMS PMS