Following are the top foreign stories at 2000 hours

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FGN16 PAK-GB-LD POLLS Islamabad: Wearing face masks, the people of Gilgit-Baltistan in northern Pakistan voted on Sunday in the third legislative assembly election amidst tight security. By Sajjad Hussain FGN15 ASEAN-TRADE-2NDLD PACT Singapore: Fifteen Asia-Pacific nations, including China, on Sunday signed the world's biggest trade agreement, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), sans India with hopes that it will help recover from the shocks of the COVID-19 pandemic. By Gurdip Singh FGN12 ASEAN-SINGAPORE Singapore: Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has called on Australia and New Zealand to work with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to ease border restrictions, saying this will facilitate the resumption of economic activity as the COVID-19 pandemic stabilises, according to a media report. By Gurdip Singh FGN9 US-ELECTION-LD PROTEST Washington: Violence erupted on the streets of downtown Washington after thousands of supporters of US President Donald Trump held a protest rally to back his unproven claims of massive voter fraud and electoral malpractices during the 2020 presidential elections. By Lalit K Jha FGN13 US-BIDEN-DOGS Washington: President-elect Joe Biden is set to restore a time-honoured tradition back to the White House this January: bringing in pups for the first time to what has been a pet-free zone for four years.

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