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US passes 25m Covid-19 cases
President Biden has implored Americans to wear masks, warning that the death toll could get worse. Also: clashes erupt during Dutch Covid curfew demo, and SpaceX sets a world record for the number of satellites launched.
'Thousands detained' at Navalny protests in Russia
Tens of thousands joined some of the largest rallies against President Vladimir Putin in recent years. Also: Italian PM brands Covid-19 vaccine delay "unacceptable", and the veteran talk show host Larry King dies aged eighty-seven.
Trump impeachment trial to begin in February
The US House of Representatives will send an impeachment article, or charge, to the Senate on Monday. Also: UK Covid-19 variant "may be more deadly", and SpaceX is to repurpose oil platforms as launch pads.
Coronavirus: Delivery delays halt Pfizer jabs in parts of Europe
Cut in delivery of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine slows down inoculations in several countries. The European Commission has asked for clarification from Pfizer about delays. Also, Japan's government denies claims that it's considering cancelling Tokyo Olympic Games, and how Donald Trump was prank-called by someone impersonating Piers Morgan.
President Biden warns Covid-19 death toll will soon exceed 500,000
The US President has promised 100 million vaccinations within his first 100 days in office. Also: China calls for a renewal of cooperation with the United States, and the Mexican government welcomes a new bill sent to the US Congress.
US top infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci addresses the WHO
The top US infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci addresses the WHO as the US administration under Biden prioritises its fight against Covid and joins the global vaccine plan. Also: we hear from Central American migrants as they attempt to reach the United States, and we look back at the 1980s HIV Aids pandemic in Britain.