Following are the top foreign stories at 2000 hours

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FGN26: UN-JAISHANKAR-AFRICA United Nations: India said on Wednesday that problems of terrorism and instability faced by Africa, like the rest of the world, are a reminder to the UN Security Council why epicentres of radicalisation must not be allowed to operate with impunity.

FGN28: CHINA-OLYMPICS-PELOSI Beijing: China on Wednesday slammed US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for her call for a “diplomatic boycott” of 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics on human rights grounds, saying her remarks were 'filled with shameless lies and disinformation'.

FGN29: VIRUS-SINGAPORE-KEJRIWAL-LD NETIZENS Singapore: Angry netizens in Singapore on Wednesday criticised Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for claiming that a 'very dangerous' strain of the COVID-19 was prevalent in the city state that could cause a third wave of infections in Delhi, accusing him of 'spreading misinformation' while seeking an apology and recommending fact-checking.

FGN33: UN-JAISHANKAR-AFRICA-VIRUS United Nations: India said on Wednesday that it has stood by Africa amid the COVID-19 outbreak and supplied medicines, vaccines and health-related equipment to over 40 African nations during the crisis, underscoring that New Delhi will be Africa’s 'reliable partner' in fighting the pandemic.

FGN23: CHINA-US-LD NAVY Beijing: China on Wednesday accused the US of resorting to provocative moves in the Taiwan Strait and undermining peace and stability in the region after an American naval ship sailed through the waterway to demonstrate Washington's commitment to a 'free and open Indo-Pacific'. PTI SCY

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