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World news update – 14 December 2020

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World news update – 14 December 2020

COVID-19 update

Ambrose Dlamini, the Prime Minister of Eswatini, Africa has died of COVID-19. He is believed to be the first world leader, who is currently in office to die of COVID-19.

Singapore has approved Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine for pandemic use. The US, Kuwait and Canada have also approved the use of the vaccine. All the countries are preparing to start vaccination.

Bahrain has approved a COVID-19 vaccine developed by China National Pharmaceutical Group (Sinopharm).

World news update

20 new species discovered in Bolivia, South America

Scientists have announced the discovery of 20 new species in the Zongo Valley in Bolivia. They also found plants and animals which were thought to have been lost.

New species include the “mountain fer-de-lance” viper, “Bolivian flag snake” and “lilliputian frog” (which is 1 cm in length) as well as beautiful orchids and butterflies.

World news update

British novelist John le Carré passes away

Best-selling British writer John le Carré died on Saturday at the age of 89. His real name was David Cornwell. During his lifetime, le Carré wrote 26 books that have been published in over 50 countries and 40 languages.

What are some of John le Carré's most famous novels?

His most famous works include The Spy Who Came In Form the Cold, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and A Most Wanted Man.


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