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Indian village cheers for Harris before swearing-in as US VP

Indian village cheers for Harris before swearing-in as US VP

THULASENDRAPURAM, India — People in a tiny Indian village surrounded by rice paddies flocked to a Hindu temple, burst crackers and uttered prayers Wednesday hours before its descendant, Kamala Harris, takes her oath of office to become the U.S.
On Day One, Biden to undo Trump policies on climate, virus

On Day One, Biden to undo Trump policies on climate, virus

WASHINGTON — In his first hours as president, Joe Biden will aim to strike at the heart of President Donald Trump’s policy legacy, signing a series of executive actions that reverse his predecessor’s orders on immigration, climate change and handling

Trump frees former aides from ethics pledge, lobbying ban

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump, in one of his final acts of office, released current and former members of his administration from the terms of their ethics pledge, which included a five-year ban on lobbying their former agencies.
Indonesian leader promises compensation for plane crash

Indonesian leader promises compensation for plane crash

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesia's leader on Wednesday assured relatives of 62 people killed in a Sriwijaya Air plane crash that they will be compensated.
Businesses reopen as searchers dig in Indonesia quake rubble

Businesses reopen as searchers dig in Indonesia quake rubble

MAMUJU, Indonesia — Grocery stores, gas stations and other shops were reopening Wednesday in a quake-hit Indonesian city where debris still covered streets and searchers continued to dig in the rubble for more victims.
An inauguration unlike any other amid a pandemic, unrest

An inauguration unlike any other amid a pandemic, unrest

WASHINGTON — Inauguration Day for President-elect Joe Biden will look unlike anything the nation has seen before as the scars of COVID-19 and the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S.
Vice-President Harris: A new chapter opens in US politics

Vice-President Harris: A new chapter opens in US politics

WASHINGTON — For more than two centuries, the top ranks of American power have been dominated by men — almost all of them white. That ends on Wednesday.
DC on lockdown and on edge before Biden's inauguration

DC on lockdown and on edge before Biden's inauguration

WASHINGTON — The inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden will take place in a Washington on edge, after the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol unleashed a wave of fear and unmatched security concerns.
Biden charts new US direction, promises many Trump reversals

Biden charts new US direction, promises many Trump reversals

WASHINGTON — Stop. Stabilize. Then move — but in a vastly different direction. President-elect Joe Biden is pledging a new path for the nation after Donald Trump’s four years in office.
India starts supplying COVID-19 shots to neighbouring nations

India starts supplying COVID-19 shots to neighbouring nations

NEW DELHI — India began supplying coronavirus vaccines to its neighbouring countries on Wednesday, as the world’s largest vaccine making nation strikes a balance between maintaining enough doses to inoculate its own people and helping developing coun