Top 10 world news today: India to start Brazil vaccination campaign, Pope getting jab, and more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Jan 14, 2021, 09:00 PM IST
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Following a request to New Delhi, coronavirus vaccination campaign in Brazil will begin with vaccines delivered from India. Meanwhile, Pope Francis and his predecessor have received Covid-19 jabs. Russian President Vladimir Putin's critic Alexei Navalny risks being jailed for three and a half years, his lawyer said. China has opposed the US's move of banning imports of cotton and tomato from Xinjiang over the forced labour issue. 

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Responding to the request of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro for Indian vaccines, a plane carrying two million doses of Covishield will leave for the country from Mumbai on Friday evening. The vaccine, Covishield (AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine) produced by India's serum institute of India, will help kick start Brazil's vaccination program next week.

Pope Francis and his predecessor, former pope Benedict XVI have received Covid-19 jabs, the Vatican confirmed on Thursday. 

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny is on a national wanted list for allegedly violating the terms of a suspended prison sentence and risks being jailed for three and a half years when he returns to Russia this weekend, one of his lawyers said on Thursday.

Chinese technology giant Huawei is retroceding on a patent application it filed for a facial recognition system intended to identify Uyghurs from other Chinese ethnicities.

Describing the US decision to ban all cotton and tomato imports from the Xinjiang region as a "rude interference", China on Thursday said this will "harm" the security of global supply chains and "impede" economic recovery against novel coronavirus. 

Actor Macaulay Culkin, best known for playing Kevin McCallister in the 1990s classic 'Home Alone' is not a fan of Donald Trump. On Wednesday, the actor showed his support to one fan's call for the removal of President Trump from a scene in 'Home Alone 2: Lost in New York'. 

Sri Lanka's spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan is the only bowler in the history of Test cricket to scalp 800 wickets. Former Lankan legend achieved this feat after dismissing Pragyan Ojha at Galle in 2010, which was also his final Test match. 

After a great shift of users from Whatsapp over privacy concerns, users have been downloading the Signal app in India more than in any other nation, the messaging app claimed. 

The novel coronavirus South Africa is spreading at a rapid pace and amid the surge in a number of deaths, coffin demand has increased sharply in the country.

Five-time Olympic medallist, Klete Keller on Wednesday was charged for his alleged participation in the US Capitol riot last week, according to court documents, media reports said.