Following are the top foreign stories at 2000 hours

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FGN37 UK-INDIAN-TRIBUTE UK hospital pays tribute to 'dedicated' Indian-origin doctor after COVID-19 death London: A hospital in eastern England on Friday paid moving tributes to a 'dedicated and committed' Indian-origin doctor after his death from COVID-19. By Aditi Khanna FGN27 US-ELECTION-ARIZONA-LD BIDEN Biden wrests Arizona, consolidates lead over Trump in presidential election Washington: President-elect Joe Biden has narrowly won Arizona, major US media outlets projected on Friday, capturing the state's 11 electoral votes and consolidating his lead over his Republican rival and incumbent US President Donald Trump.

FGN21 US-ELECTION-LD FRAUD US election security officials reject Trump's fraud claims Washington: There is 'no evidence' that the 2020 presidential election, the 'most secure in American history,' was compromised, US election security officials have said, rejecting President Donald Trump's fraud claims.

FGN26 UK-PM-AIDE-RESIGN UK PM’s top aide to exit amid Downing Street power struggle London: The disquiet caused by a power struggle at the very top of the UK government, which spilled out into the open earlier this week with a high-profile exit from Downing Street, seemed to intensify on Friday as it emerged that UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s senior-most aide is to also resign by Christmas next month. By Aditi Khanna FGN15 US-CHINA-INVESTMENT-BAN Trump bans American investments in Chinese companies that would aid PLA Washington: US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order banning Americans from investing in 31 Chinese firms that the administration says are owned or controlled by the Chinese military. By Lalit K Jha FGN13 AUS-PM-LD DIWALI Diwali's message carries special significance this year as world responds to COVID-19: Morrison Melbourne: Extending Diwali greetings to Indians across the globe and in Australia, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said the festival's message carries 'a special significance' this year as the world is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, the most dramatic shock in generations. By Natasha Chaku FGN25 UK-SUNAK-DIWALI Rishi Sunak lights up Downing Street with Diwali decorations London: UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak marked the festival of Diwali by stepping out of his No. 11 Downing Street home in London to lay out a rangoli decoration and light four diyas at the doorstep. By Aditi Khanna FGN24 UN-INDIA-LD ASSISTANCE Our assistance does not create indebtedness: India at G-77 ministerial meeting United Nations: India's assistance to other nations does not create indebtedness and is without conditionalities, a top Indian diplomat has said, asserting that the country's cooperation will be guided by the development priorities of its partners. By Yoshita Singh PTI MRJ MRJ