Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, Jan. 8

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Facebook and Instagram said on Thursday they will ban U.S. President Donald Trump from posting at least two weeks until the power transition to President-elect Joe Biden on Jan. 20.

"We believe the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great. Therefore, we are extending the block we have placed on his Facebook and Instagram accounts indefinitely and for at least the next two weeks until the peaceful transition of power is complete," said Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in an announcement. (US-Facebook-Ban-Trump-Account)

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ISLAMABAD -- Seven suspected terrorists have been arrested from the Sargodha district of eastern Punjab province, Pakistani police quoted by local media said on Thursday evening.

Local media quoted sources from the Punjab province police department as saying that the Counter Terrorism Department of police raided a militant hideout in Sargodha and arrested the suspected terrorists who belong to a banned organization. (Pakistan-Police-Terrorist)

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HOUSTON -- The first case of COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7, the same strain discovered in the United Kingdom, was confirmed in the U.S. state of Texas, officials said Thursday.

The patient has been identified as a man between ages 30 and 40 with no travel history in Harris County where the fourth largest city of Houston is located, the Harris County Public Health said. (US-COVID-19)

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ACCRA -- Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was sworn into office on Thursday to commence his second and final term.

Kwasi Anin Yeboah, the Chief Justice, administered the oaths of office, and allegiance to Akufo-Addo before the lawmakers, 12 visiting heads of state, and other high-ranking local and international guests. (Ghana-Election-President) Enditem

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