Top 10 world news today: Quad summit, Pak Senate elections, and more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Mar 12, 2021, 07:48 PM(IST)

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During the first-ever summit of Quad, leaders of the four countries — the US, Japan, India and Australia — discussed regional and global issues of shared interest, and exchanges views on practical areas of cooperation towards maintaining a free, open, and inclusive Indo-Pacific region. Meanwhile, in the South Asian country of Pakistan, the Senate erupted into chaos over allegation of spy cameras and the win of PTI candidate Sadiq Sanjrani. 

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LIVE: PM Modi says Quad 'force of global good' as first-ever summit begins

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Pakistan: Govt candidate Sanjrani elected Senate chairman after chaotic scenes

After a day full of chaos, the Imran Khan-government backed PTI candidate Sadiq Sanjrani on Friday won the chairmanship of Pakistan's Senate.

Austria accuses EU of having 'secret contracts' with vaccine companies

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Russia announces support for Afghanistan interim coalition with Taliban

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Mithali Raj becomes first Indian woman to score 10,000 international runs

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Russian space agency chief calls US technology 'unstable' to reach ISS

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China: Married woman, who visited doctor over hurt ankle finds she was born man

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Pak PM, army officials to be responsible if anything happens to my daughter

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'Excellent vaccine': WHO backs use of AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine

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UK baroness call for 6 pm curfew for men for safety of women

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