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North Korea reports 6 COVID-19 deaths, isolates 1,87,800 people

13 May 2022

North Korea
North Korea reports 6 COVID-19 deaths, isolates 1,87,800 people

A day after North Korea acknowledged its first-ever COVID-19 outbreak, the nation said six people have died and thousands have shown symptoms of fever.

Florida: After pilot falls ill, 'novice' passenger lands plane safely

12 May 2022

Florida
Florida: After pilot falls ill, 'novice' passenger lands plane safely

A passenger with no flying experience landed a small plane safely in Florida after the pilot fell ill.

Tibet Airlines' plane in China skids off runway, catches fire

12 May 2022

China
Tibet Airlines' plane in China skids off runway, catches fire

China's Tibet Airlines plane with 122 people on board skidded the runway while taking off and caught fire at the Chongqing Jiangbei international airport on Thursday.

North Korea confirms first COVID-19 case ever, imposes nationwide lockdown

12 May 2022

North Korea
North Korea confirms first COVID-19 case ever, imposes nationwide lockdown

Confirming its first COVID-19 case on Thursday, North Korea ordered a nationwide lockdown calling it the "gravest national emergency."

Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh killed in West Bank

11 May 2022

Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh killed in West Bank

In a tragic incident, an Al Jazeera journalist was allegedly shot in the head while reporting an Israeli raid in the West Bank town of Palestine's Jenin early on Wednesday, the Palestinian health ministry said.

UK confirms monkeypox case: Know causes, symptoms, and treatment

10 May 2022

United Kingdom
UK confirms monkeypox case: Know causes, symptoms, and treatment

The United Kingdom has confirmed a case of the rare monkeypox infection.

Sri Lanka: Ex-PM Mahinda flees to naval base amid protests

10 May 2022

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka: Ex-PM Mahinda flees to naval base amid protests

Former Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his family have reportedly sought refuge at a naval base in Trincomalee, in the country's northeast region.

Global temperature may rise 1.5 °C in 5 years: WMO

10 May 2022

Climate Change
Global temperature may rise 1.5 °C in 5 years: WMO

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has issued a strong warning over the rising global temperature amid unprecedented heatwave conditions in India.

Late Danish Siddiqui awarded 2nd Pulitzer for photographing COVID-19 deaths

10 May 2022

Danish Siddiqui
Late Danish Siddiqui awarded 2nd Pulitzer for photographing COVID-19 deaths

Late Indian Reuters photojournalist Danish Siddiqui has been posthumously awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of India's COVID-19 deaths along with his colleagues Adnan Abidi, Sanna Irshad Mattoo, and Amit Dave.

Russia defending 'motherland' in Ukraine, says Putin on Victory Day

09 May 2022

Russia
Russia defending 'motherland' in Ukraine, says Putin on Victory Day

Russian President Vladimir Putin opened the annual grand parade commemorating Nazi Germany's defeat in World War II on Monday, saying the Russian military in Ukraine was protecting the "motherland" from an "absolutely unacceptable threat."

Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns amid violent clashes

09 May 2022

Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns amid violent clashes

Amid the deepening economic crisis in Sri Lanka, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned from his post on Monday, local media reported.

Pakistan: Unidentified men dig up girl's grave, rape corpse

08 May 2022

Pakistan
Pakistan: Unidentified men dig up girl's grave, rape corpse

In a shocking incident reported from Pakistan, some unidentified men allegedly dug up a teenage girl's body and raped her in the Chak Kamala village of Punjab Province's Gujrat on Thursday.

California court dismisses Donald Trump's plea to reverse Twitter ban

07 May 2022

Twitter
California court dismisses Donald Trump's plea to reverse Twitter ban

Former US President Donald Trump's attempts to reverse his Twitter ban received a setback as a California district judge dismissed his lawsuit.

North Korea test-fires submarine missile amid nuclear test concerns

07 May 2022

North Korea
North Korea test-fires submarine missile amid nuclear test concerns

North Korea launched a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) on Saturday, its second launch in three days after the US warned Pyongyang could be planning a nuclear test.

Havana: 22 killed after 'gas leak' blast rips hotel apart

07 May 2022

Cuba
Havana: 22 killed after 'gas leak' blast rips hotel apart

A massive explosion struck one of Cuba's most luxurious five-star hotels, killing at least 22 people and injuring 74 others.

Sri Lanka under state of emergency again as protests intensify

07 May 2022

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka under state of emergency again as protests intensify

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Friday declared a state of emergency for the second time in just over a month as anti-government protests escalated in the island nation.

UK's new visa needs no job offer: Everything to know

06 May 2022

United Kingdom
UK's new visa needs no job offer: Everything to know

Following Brexit, the United Kingdom has been facing a shrinking talent pool and thus devised a new visa program to attract talented graduates from the world's top universities.

US: Karine Jean-Pierre named first 'Black' White House press secretary
US: Karine Jean-Pierre named first 'Black' White House press secretary

In a historic moment on Thursday, Karine Jean-Pierre became the first Black woman and openly LGBTQ+ person to be appointed as the Press Secretary of the White House.

Elon Musk's mother lashes out at NYT article. Here's why

06 May 2022

Elon Musk
Elon Musk's mother lashes out at NYT article. Here's why

Elon Musk's mother has condemned an article in The New York Times that said the entrepreneur enjoyed "white privilege" during the apartheid era in South Africa.

21-year-old woman spends Rs. 53L to turn into 'Human Barbie'

05 May 2022

Barbie Doll
21-year-old woman spends Rs. 53L to turn into 'Human Barbie'

A 21-year-old model, Jessica, who calls herself Jessy Bunny, has gone viral on social media for undergoing cosmetic surgeries worth £55,000 (Rs. 52.8 lakh) to look like a Barbie doll.

Paris meet with Macron concludes PM Modi's Europe tour

05 May 2022

Narendra Modi
Paris meet with Macron concludes PM Modi's Europe tour

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday met French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris.

Europe tour: PM Modi to attend India-Nordic Summit in Denmark

04 May 2022

Narendra Modi
Europe tour: PM Modi to attend India-Nordic Summit in Denmark

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the second India-Nordic Summit in Copenhagen before wrapping up his Denmark visit on Wednesday.

Putin to undergo cancer treatment, transfer power to Patrushev: Reports

03 May 2022

Vladimir Putin
Putin to undergo cancer treatment, transfer power to Patrushev: Reports

Russian President Vladimir Putin is likely to undergo cancer surgery soon and temporarily transfer power to the country's Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev.

US: Supreme Court to repeal abortion law, leaked draft shows

03 May 2022

Abortion
US: Supreme Court to repeal abortion law, leaked draft shows

The Supreme Court of the United States is set to strike down the legal right to abortion if a leaked draft of a majority opinion is to be believed.

Peace, talks only solution to Russia-Ukraine war: Modi in Berlin

03 May 2022

Narendra Modi
Peace, talks only solution to Russia-Ukraine war: Modi in Berlin

PM Narendra Modi on Monday said there will be no "victorious party" in the Russia-Ukraine war, and peace and talks are the only solution.

Sri Lanka crisis: Ex-President Maithripala Sirisena calls for fresh elections

02 May 2022

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka crisis: Ex-President Maithripala Sirisena calls for fresh elections

Amid the deepening economic crisis in Sri Lanka, former president and Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) chief Maithripala Sirisena called for fresh elections on Sunday.

PM Modi arrives in Berlin as part of Europe tour

02 May 2022

Narendra Modi
PM Modi arrives in Berlin as part of Europe tour

PM Narendra Modi on Monday arrived in Berlin, Germany, the first stop on his three-day, three-nation tour to Europe. It also marks his first international tour in 2022.

New Omicron sub-variants can trigger new COVID-19 wave: Study

01 May 2022

COVID-19
New Omicron sub-variants can trigger new COVID-19 wave: Study

Scientists in South Africa have found that new Omicron subvariants—BA.4 and BA.5—are capable enough to evade immunity and trigger a new COVID-19 wave, Reuters reported.

Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to form interim government: Details here

29 Apr 2022

Sri Lanka
Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to form interim government: Details here

To solve the political impasse ailing Sri Lanka, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Friday agreed to form an interim government without his older brother Mahinda Rajapaksa as the PM.

Russia-Ukraine war: Explosions rock Kyiv again during UN chief's visit

29 Apr 2022

Russia-Ukraine crisis
Russia-Ukraine war: Explosions rock Kyiv again during UN chief's visit

In the boldest attack the Ukrainian capital has faced since Russian forces retreated weeks ago, Moscow bombarded targets across several Ukrainian cities, including Kyiv, during United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres's visit on Thursday.

China: Shanghai eases COVID-19 restrictions as cases decline

29 Apr 2022

COVID-19
China: Shanghai eases COVID-19 restrictions as cases decline

Chinese authorities on Friday said nearly half the population of Shanghai is now in lower-risk areas, meaning as many as 12.38M residents can now step out of their homes.

Russia cuts gas to 2 NATO countries; Europe criticizes 'blackmail'

28 Apr 2022

Russia-Ukraine crisis
Russia cuts gas to 2 NATO countries; Europe criticizes 'blackmail'

Russia on Wednesday cut off the natural gas supply to two North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) countries, Bulgaria and Poland.

China reports first human case of H3N8 bird flu

27 Apr 2022

Bird Flu
China reports first human case of H3N8 bird flu

China has confirmed the first human infection with the H3N8 strain of avian flu in the Henan province.

Shari Baloch: Highly-educated Karachi suicide bomber and mother of two

27 Apr 2022

Karachi
Shari Baloch: Highly-educated Karachi suicide bomber and mother of two

Some gripping details are emerging about the explosion at Pakistan's Karachi University that killed four people, including three Chinese nationals.

Deeply concerned by violence in Jerusalem: India at UNSC

26 Apr 2022

Jerusalem
Deeply concerned by violence in Jerusalem: India at UNSC

Following the recent flare-up in violence at holy places in Jerusalem, India on Tuesday said it was deeply concerned by such incidents occurring during the holy month of Ramzan.

Beijing: Mass testing amid 'grim' COVID-19 situation triggers lockdown fears

25 Apr 2022

Beijing
Beijing: Mass testing amid 'grim' COVID-19 situation triggers lockdown fears

Panic seized residents of China's capital city, Beijing, on Monday as the government ordered mass COVID-19 testing in the city's biggest district, Chaoyang.

At $76.6B, India's 2021 military expenditure third-highest in world

25 Apr 2022

Defense Department
At $76.6B, India's 2021 military expenditure third-highest in world

India in 2021 became the world's third-highest military spender, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said on Monday.

2 Russian oligarchs and their families found dead: Details here

25 Apr 2022

Russia
2 Russian oligarchs and their families found dead: Details here

In a shocking development, two Russian oligarchs—Vladislav Avayev and Sergei Protosenya—and their families were found dead in Russia and Spain, respectively, within a span of 24 hours last week.

French President Emmanuel Macron wins second term defeating Le Pen

25 Apr 2022

Emmanuel Macron
French President Emmanuel Macron wins second term defeating Le Pen

France President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday won the re-election for his second term by defeating his rival far-right leader, Marine Le Pen.

Russia-Ukraine war: UN chief to meet Putin, Zelenskyy next week

23 Apr 2022

Russia-Ukraine crisis
Russia-Ukraine war: UN chief to meet Putin, Zelenskyy next week

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will reportedly meet Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy next week.

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