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Oil prices slip as China coronavirus lockdown, US jobs data temper gains   -8%


Oil prices fell on Friday as concerns about Chinese cities in lockdown due to coronavirus outbreaks tempered a rally driven by strong import data from the world's biggest crude importer and US plans


COVID-19 vaccine: Can India balance local and international demand?   32%

Many countries are trying to secure anti-COVID-19 doses from India, the world's largest manufacturer of vaccines. But India's domestic vaccination demand is also huge.


India kicks off 'world's largest' vaccination campaigns in fight against COVID-19   25%

Sanitation worker Manish Kumar became the first person in India to be vaccinated against COVID-19 on Saturday, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched one of the world's largest immunisation campaigns to bring the pandemic under control.


US stocks tick up despite dismal jobs data on stimulus hopes   37%

Wall Street has been ticking higher overnight, despite a dismal report on the number of layoffs sweeping the world's largest economy, as investors hope for a better outlook and more stimulus from incoming president Joe Biden.


Africa: African Movie Channel Rolls Out Exclusive Originals Across Africa   16%

[NexTVAfrica] African Movie Channel (AMC) is airing its newest original and exclusive movies from its own production hub, AMCOP - AMC Original Productions, every Friday from January till December 2021, all in High Definition; African Movie Channel HD recently became the world's first HD Nollywood channel.


Points of Progress: FIFA guarantees maternity leave, and more   30%


In good news this week: The world's largest soccer organization ensures female players will receive maternity leave – plus more positive headlines.


Mountain climber has died after falling from K2  

Spanish mountaineer Sergi Mingote has died while climbing K2, the world's second highest summit, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced Saturday.


Qatar Airways to retire half of its A380 planes   16%


Qatar Airways is retiring half of its fleet of Airbus A380s, the world's largest passenger plane. It's the latest nail in the coffin for the double-decker superjumbo


Spectacular city carved from snow and ice rises in China  


The world's largest snow and ice festival is underway in the northeastern Chinese city of Harbin, attracting visitors to its vast illuminated sculptures for its 37th winter, albeit with some Covid restrictions in place.


The world's most powerful passports for 2021   22%


Temporary travel bans have undercut the freedoms traditionally enjoyed by the world's most powerful passports, with an Asian country holding onto the No.1 slot but the UK and the United States plummeting down the real-world ranking


Celebs welcome Covid-19 vaccination programme  


With Prime Minister Narendra Modi launching the world's largest COVID-19 vaccination programme on Saturday, January 16th witnessed a lot of support from the B-town.


Earth losing roughly 1% to 2%of its insects annually, new studies suggest   25%


Climate change, insecticides, herbicides, light pollution, invasive species and changes in agriculture and land use are causing Earth to lose about 1 per cent to 2 per cent of its insects each year, researchers say, resulting in what they call "death by a thousand cuts" to the world's vital insect kingdom.


Archaeologists find world's oldest known cave painting in Indonesia   -10%

Archaeologists have discovered the world's oldest known cave painting: a life-sized picture of a wild pig that was made at least 45,500 years ago in Indonesia.


US corporate giants suspend donations to Republicans over Capitol siege   -2%

Walmart, the world's biggest retailer, on Tuesday joined other major companies in indefinitely suspending donations to US lawmakers who voted against President-elect Joe Biden's election certification as corporate America began distancing itself from President Donald Trump and his Republican allies following last week’s deadly siege by Trump supporters on the US Capitol.


Louvre museum visitors dropped more than 70% in virus-wracked 2020  

The Louvre, the world's biggest museum, suffered a drop in visitor numbers of over 70 percent last year as Covid restrictions kept art lovers away, it said on Friday.


Elon Musk overtakes Amazon's Bezos to become world's richest person  

esla Inc chief and billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk surpassed Amazon.com Inc's top boss Jeff Bezos to become the world's richest man