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Food production might need to increase by as much as 60 percent

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"Probably not since Franklin Roosevelt has a president faced such a daunting task in his first 100 days" - @LawrenceGostin

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The clock is ticking. Our International Podcast Competition closes tomorrow! ⏰1300GMT ⏰

If you're in Nigeria, South Africa or Kenya, submit your podcast idea and win the chance to make it with the BBC.
More details:

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Critics say South Africa should have pre-ordered vaccines as other countries did. But as @miamalan explains, the government says it couldn't afford to waste money buying vaccines that might have proved not to work

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Replying to @kavpuri: Tens of thousands of farmers have been protesting against new farm laws in Delhi for almost 2 months. This week on The Inquiry…

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Tens of thousands of farmers have been protesting against new farm laws in Delhi for almost 2 months. This week on The Inquiry @bbcworldservice I speak to four expert witnesses and ask - Why do the Indian Farm Protests Matter? #farmersprotests

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Zimbabwe's Foreign Minister, Sibusiso Moyo, has died of Covid-19, the third minister in the country to die of the virus. There's also concern for opposition activists in prison

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On his first day in office, Biden takes the US back into the Paris climate agreement, and cancels the Keystone XL pipeline permit.

@dzarrilli, Chief Climate Policy Advisor to @NYCMayor, says it signals 'a new day'

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(6/7) Here are some other moments you may have missed

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(7/7) Catch up on the latest news as Joe Biden begins his presidency with the Global News Podcast

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(4/7) Joe Biden pledged to tackle the pandemic, climate change and bring Americans together

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(5/7) Lady Gaga sang The Star Spangled Banner - the US national anthem - at the ceremony

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(2/7) Kamala Harris becomes first female, first black and first Asian-American VP

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(3/7) Amanda Gorman became the sixth poet to read at a US inauguration - and the youngest

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It’s been a historic day as Joe Biden takes the oath of office to become the 46th president of the United States. Here are some of the highlights

(1/7) Joe Biden replaced Donald Trump to become president of the United States

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Meet the Biden's dog Major, the first shelter dog ever to live in the White House.

On Sunday, his previous shelter honoured him with a virtual #indoguration ceremony it hopes will bring awareness to rescue animals

(And of course... we had to include an image of Champ)

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Replying to @BBCWorld: President Joe Biden, along with his wife, First Lady Jill Biden, cross the threshold into the White House for the first time…

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President Joe Biden, along with his wife, First Lady Jill Biden, cross the threshold into the White House for the first time in their new roles

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Replying to @BBCWorld: "Democracy has prevailed"

In his inaugural address as the 46th president of the United States, Joe Biden said it was a "day…

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US President Joe Biden has said that on his first day he'll rejoin the Paris climate agreement and cancel Keystone XL pipeline plans.

This is why his plans to fight climate change are important 👇 #Inauguration2021

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🔴 Rejoin Paris climate agreement
🔴 Rejoin the World Health Organization
🔴 $1.9tn coronavirus stimulus plan proposal

President Biden and his team have stated that 17 executive orders will be passed in the first few days of his presidency

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"Democracy has prevailed"

In his inaugural address as the 46th president of the United States, Joe Biden said it was a "day of history and hope"

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