Top 10 world news: Navalny leaves for Russia, UK Covid situation worsens, and more

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New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Jan 17, 2021, 08.37 PM(IST)

Alexei Navalny returns to Russia Photograph:( AFP )

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The Kremlin critic  Alexei Navalny has started his journey back to his home country, Russia, months after recovering from a poisoning attack carried out on him — allegedly by Kremlin. He has also claimed to be innocent as he faces imminent arrest upon arrival in Moscow. Meanwhile, the UK has assured locals that all adults will be vaccinated by September. This statement came as the NHS Chief claimed a patient is being admitted in hospitals every 30 seconds due to the coronavirus.

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