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Gunshots and blasts near Chinese Guest house
Blast, gunshots heard near Chinese guesthouse in Kabul

Casualties were feared as a blast and ensuing gunshots were heard in downtown Kabul, capital of Afghanistan

George Floyd's Memorial Service
Ex-US officer sentenced for manslaughter in George Floyd murder case

On Friday, a Hennepin County Court judge sentenced J. Alexander Kueng to 42 months -- 3.5 years -- in prison for aiding and abetting manslaughter for a state charge, reports Xinhua news agency.

  • Saturday, 10 December 2022
US Congress
US Congress passes bill on same-sex marriage

The House of Representatives passed the Respect for Marriage Act in a 258-169-1 vote on Thursday, a week after it went through the Senate, reports Xinhua news agency.

  • Saturday, 10 December 2022
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman
Finance Minister Sitharaman, 5 other Indians among Forbes' World's 100 Most Powerful Women

The list includes 39 CEOs; 10 heads of state; and 11 billionaires worth a combined USD 115 billion.

  • Thursday, 08 December 2022
33 killed in Colombia landslide
33 killed in Colombia landslide

Personnel from Colombia's Risk Management Unit, and the Transit and Transportation Directorate of the Transportation Ministry, as well as the police department and the military, rushed to rescue, he said.

  • Tuesday, 06 December 2022
Dominique Lapierre (File Photo)
Dominique Lapierre, French author of  'The City of Joy', dies aged 91

Lapierre, who was conferred India's third-highest civilian award Padma Bhushan in the 2008, founded a humanitarian association with his wife entitled the City of Joy Foundation rescuing children suffering from leprosy from the slums of Kolkata. Dating back to 1981, it was supported by the royalties from his many literary successes.

  • Tuesday, 06 December 2022
  • London
Ukraine hit by 8th wave of Russian strikes
Ukraine hit by 8th wave of Russian strikes

According to the President, Russia launched at least 70 missiles earlier on Monday and "most of them were shot down", Ukrayinska Pravda reported.

In doc series trailer, Harry and Meghan hint Palace 'leaked, planted' stories against them
In doc series trailer, Harry and Meghan hint Palace 'leaked, planted' stories against them

Netflix revealed on Monday that the series will premiere in two installments -- the first volume of three episodes will drop on December 8, followed by a second batch of three episodes on December 15.

  • Monday, 05 December 2022
Rocket fired from Gaza into Israel: Military
Rocket fired from Gaza into Israel: Military

Israeli media reported there were no injuries in the rocket attack, which was the first such attack from Gaza in about a month.

  • Sunday, 04 December 2022
Golden era of UK-China ties over: Sunak
Golden era of UK-China ties over: Sunak

He made the remarks while addressing Lord Mayor's Banquet in London on Monday.

  • Saturday, 03 December 2022
India's G20 Presidency will boost global economy, open Internet: Sundar Pichai
India's G20 Presidency will boost global economy, open Internet: Sundar Pichai

Pichai, who received the Padma Bhushan, India's highest civilian honour, from India's Ambassador to the US, Taranjit Singh Sandhu, in San Francisco, said that it is incredibly meaningful to be honoured in this way.

  • Saturday, 03 December 2022
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PM Modi congratulates Israels Netanyahu for general election win
Will India benefit from Netanyahu's return as Israel's Prime Minister?

However, Netanyahu's victory is certainly important for India as it comes at a time of great geopolitical flux, where the personal chemistry between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Netanyahu may be useful.

Water
3.6 bn people face inadequate access to water: WMO

The figure is projected to increase to more than 5 billion by 2050.

  • Wednesday, 30 November 2022
Unrest In China
China’s Zero-Covid Policy Triggers Massive Outrage In Decades

Massive protests have erupted across China in a rare show of dissent, defying the government’s zero-Covid policy.

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  • Tuesday, 29 November 2022
  • China
WHO renames monkeypox as 'mpox' to avoid stigma
WHO renames monkeypox as 'mpox' to avoid stigma

It is the WHO's responsibility to assign names to new and existing diseases through a consultative process, which includes the WHO member states.

  • Tuesday, 29 November 2022
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