FGN46 UK-LD BREXIT UK MPs approve 'historic' Brexit trade deal with EU London: Members of the UK Parliament on Wednesday voted in favour of the Brexit trade deal 521 votes to 73. By Aditi Khanna FGN45 NEPAL-PRACHANDA-OLI 'Tired of making deals' with Prachanda, says PM Oli Kathmandu: Embattled Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli said on Wednesday that he is "tired of making deals" with the rival faction leader Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' and accused him of breaching various agreements reached between them on several occasions to keep the ruling Nepal Communist Party's unity intact.

FGN48 PAK-SHARIF-PASSPORT Nawaz Sharif's passport will be cancelled on Feb 16, says Pak minister Islamabad: The Pakistan government on Wednesday said it will cancel the passport of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on February 16. By Sajjad Hussain FGN42 PAK-TEMPLE Hindu temple vandalised in northwest Pakistan Peshawar: A Hindu temple was vandalised by an angry mob in northwest Pakistan on Wednesday, police said.

FGN39 US-PAK-PEARL US says it won't allow Daniel Pearl's killer to evade justice; ready to try Omar Sheikh Washington: The US has said it is ready to take custody of British-born al-Qaeda leader Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, accused of kidnapping and murdering American journalist Daniel Pearl, asserting that Washington will not allow him to evade justice.

FGN38 VIRUS-NEPAL-INDIA Nepal seeks India's help to procure COVID-19 vaccines for 20 per cent of its population: Report Kathmandu: Nepal has sought India's help to procure COVID-19 vaccines for around 20 per cent of its population, as the Himalayan nation ramps up its efforts to contain the deadly virus that has killed more than 1,800 people and infected over 260,000 others, a media report said on Wednesday.

FGN36 VIRUS-UK-OXFORD-2NDLD VACCINE UK approves Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine London: The UK on Wednesday approved a cheaper and easy-to-handle COVID-19 vaccine developed by scientists at Oxford University and produced by AstraZeneca for human use, the second coronavirus vaccine to be cleared for rollout in Britain after the Pfizer/BioNTech jabs. By Aditi Khanna FGN16 VIRUS-HARRIS-VACCINE Harris receives first dose of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on camera Washington: US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris has received the first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine live on television as part of efforts to build public trust in the inoculation and urged Americans to get vaccinated for the virus.

FGN9 US-PROTEST-BALOCH COMMUNITY Protest held outside Canadian Embassy in Washington over killing of Karima Baloch Washington: Members of the Baloch community in the US held a peaceful demonstration in front of the Canadian Embassy here to protest against the recent killing of one of their popular leaders Karima Baloch in Toronto. By Lalit K Jha IND