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Sri Lanka fuel crisis: 2-week 'work from home' for employees

18 Jun 2022

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka fuel crisis: 2-week 'work from home' for employees

The Sri Lanka government on Friday declared work from home (WFH) for its government employees for the next two weeks as the island nation is grappling with an acute fuel shortage amid the worst financial crisis it has seen since its independence in 1948.

Kabul: Multiple blasts in gurdwara after gunmen kill guard

18 Jun 2022

Kabul
Kabul: Multiple blasts in gurdwara after gunmen kill guard

At least two explosions were reported from a gurdwara in Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Saturday.

UK government approves Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's extradition to US

17 Jun 2022

Julian Assange
UK government approves Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's extradition to US

The British government approved the extradition of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to the United States on Friday to stand trial for the publication of secret files related to the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

North Korea reports 'mysterious' gastrointestinal disease outbreak amid COVID-19 wave

16 Jun 2022

North Korea
North Korea reports 'mysterious' gastrointestinal disease outbreak amid COVID-19 wave

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, North Korea on Thursday reported the eruption of another infectious gastrointestinal disease, the name of which isn't yet known.

Debt-ridden Pakistan government asks its people to drink less tea

15 Jun 2022

Social Media
Debt-ridden Pakistan government asks its people to drink less tea

Pakistan has asked its citizens to drink less tea in order to keep the country's economy afloat.

UAE to suspend exports of Indian wheat for four months

15 Jun 2022

United Arab Emirates
UAE to suspend exports of Indian wheat for four months

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) ordered the temporary suspension of exports and re-exports of wheat and wheat flour originating from India, state news agency WAM said on Wednesday.

Did China detect signals from aliens? Report claims so

15 Jun 2022

China
Did China detect signals from aliens? Report claims so

China's giant Sky Eye observatory has most likely detected signals of life beyond Earth, said the state-backed Science and Technology Daily.

Prophet row: Kuwait government to deport expats who protested

13 Jun 2022

Kuwait
Prophet row: Kuwait government to deport expats who protested

The Kuwaiti government has decided to take action against a number of expatriates who participated in an "illegal" protest against the controversial remarks made by suspended Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma on Prophet Muhammad.

Woman contracts STD in car; vehicle insurer to pay $5.2M

11 Jun 2022

Insurance
Woman contracts STD in car; vehicle insurer to pay $5.2M

A US woman—who allegedly caught a sexually transmitted disease (STD) from her former romantic partner in his GEICO-insured vehicle—has been awarded $5.2 million in a settlement from the insurance company.

Pervez Musharraf critical in UAE, organs failed beyond recovery: Family

10 Jun 2022

Pervez Musharraf
Pervez Musharraf critical in UAE, organs failed beyond recovery: Family

Pakistan's former military ruler General (Retired) Pervez Musharraf is critically ill at a hospital in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and his recovery seems impossible, said his family.

Prophet row: Iran deletes its version of meeting with Doval

10 Jun 2022

Iran
Prophet row: Iran deletes its version of meeting with Doval

Iran seems to have softened its stance on the matter of the ruling BJP members' alleged provocative statements about the Prophet Muhammad.

WHO confirms over 1,000 monkeypox cases in 29 countries

09 Jun 2022

Monkeypox
WHO confirms over 1,000 monkeypox cases in 29 countries

Amid surging monkeypox infections across the globe, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday said that there are more than 1,000 confirmed cases in 29 countries.

Chinese infra build-up near Ladakh 'alarming', says top US General

08 Jun 2022

US Army
Chinese infra build-up near Ladakh 'alarming', says top US General

The latest remarks by a top US general may cause new problems for the Centre and raise many eyebrows in India.

Rare result: Cancer vanishes in all patients during drug trial

08 Jun 2022

Cancer
Rare result: Cancer vanishes in all patients during drug trial

In a first, a small clinical trial has found 100% eradication of cancer without patients having to go through the painful and time-consuming chemotherapy sessions.

Prophet remarks: Reasons why India can't ignore Gulf outrage

08 Jun 2022

Nupur Sharma
Prophet remarks: Reasons why India can't ignore Gulf outrage

The ongoing controversy over former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma making insulting statements against Prophet Muhammad has provoked negative reactions from Gulf countries.

South Sudan: Bull arrested for killing boy, may face jail

07 Jun 2022

South Sudan
South Sudan: Bull arrested for killing boy, may face jail

In a bizarre incident, the South Sudanese cops have confirmed that they have arrested a bull for the alleged killing of a 12-year-old boy.

UK PM Boris Johnson wins confidence vote despite party rebellion

07 Jun 2022

Boris Johnson
UK PM Boris Johnson wins confidence vote despite party rebellion

British PM Boris Johnson won a no-confidence vote on his leadership of the Conservative Party on Monday and will thus continue to remain the prime minister.

Qatar, Kuwait, Iran summon Indian envoys over Prophet Muhammad remarks

06 Jun 2022

Nupur Sharma
Qatar, Kuwait, Iran summon Indian envoys over Prophet Muhammad remarks

India on Sunday responded to the official protest notes by Qatar, Kuwait, and Iran over the controversial remarks made by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders Nupur Sharma and Naveen Kumar Jindal against Prophet Muhammad.

US: 3 dead, 11 injured in Philadelphia shooting
US: 3 dead, 11 injured in Philadelphia shooting

Three persons were killed and 11 others were wounded on Saturday (local time) after multiple shooters opened fire on a crowd in the US city of Philadelphia, according to police.

Bangladesh: 40 killed, 450 injured in fire at container depot

05 Jun 2022

Bangladesh
Bangladesh: 40 killed, 450 injured in fire at container depot

At least 40 people have died after a massive fire broke out at a shipping container depot in Bangladesh's Chittagong on Saturday night, officials said on Sunday.

US right-wingers angry over Pizza Hut's LGBTQ-themed book, urge boycott

05 Jun 2022

Pizza Hut
US right-wingers angry over Pizza Hut's LGBTQ-themed book, urge boycott

Pizza Hut's kid's literacy program in the United States has showcased a book about a drag performer in honor of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month, which is observed every June.

Islamabad on high alert after rumors of Imran Khan's assassination

05 Jun 2022

PTI
Islamabad on high alert after rumors of Imran Khan's assassination

Security agencies have been put on high alert in Islamabad, Pakistan, and its surrounding areas amid rumors of an assassination plot being hatched against former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan.

US President Biden evacuated after plane flies over beach house

05 Jun 2022

Joe Biden
US President Biden evacuated after plane flies over beach house

United States (US) President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden were briefly evacuated in Delaware on Saturday after an air space breach near their holiday home.

Putin losing eyesight, has 3 years to live: Russian Spy

03 Jun 2022

Vladimir Putin
Putin losing eyesight, has 3 years to live: Russian Spy

Russian President Vladimir Putin has only three years left to live as he has a "rapidly progressing cancer," The Independent reported, attributing the information to a Russian intelligence officer.

First time since Taliban takeover, Indian delegation visits Kabul

02 Jun 2022

Afghanistan
First time since Taliban takeover, Indian delegation visits Kabul

In a first since the Taliban's capture of power in Afghanistan, a high-level Indian delegation headed by a senior diplomat is currently on a visit to Kabul to oversee the delivery of humanitarian assistance to the country.

US: 4 killed in shooting at medical building, shooter dead

02 Jun 2022

Mass Shooting
US: 4 killed in shooting at medical building, shooter dead

Barely a week after a teenage gunman killed 21 people at a Texas school, a shooter gunned down four people at a Tulsa medical building on a hospital campus in Oklahoma, US.

Trade amid terror: Pakistan PM Sharif proposes, India disposes

01 Jun 2022

Shehbaz Sharif
Trade amid terror: Pakistan PM Sharif proposes, India disposes

Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif is looking to forge a trade partnership with India even as Islamabad is planning to shift from geo-strategy to geo-economics.

World's largest whisky bottle sold for $1.4 million at auction

01 June 2022

Liquor
World's largest whisky bottle sold for $1.4 million at auction

According to Lyon and Turnbull, the world's largest whiskey bottle, dubbed "The Intrepid," has sold for around $1.4 million.

UK: What is the value of Queen's home, royal properties?

31 May 2022

Queen Elizabeth II
UK: What is the value of Queen's home, royal properties?

The value of Queen Elizabeth ll's United Kingdom property portfolio has reportedly achieved new highs this year, crossing the £3 billion mark.

European Union bans most Russian oil imports: Details here

31 May 2022

European Council
European Union bans most Russian oil imports: Details here

The leaders of the European Union (EU) on Monday agreed to put an embargo on most imports of Russian oil.

Texas school shooting: US to review police response to incident
Texas school shooting: US to review police response to incident

The United States Department of Justice has announced it will investigate the police response to the mass shooting incident at a Uvalde school in Texas, which killed 19 students and two teachers last week.

Vladimir Putin not suffering from serious ailment: Russian foreign minister

30 May 2022

Vladimir Putin
Vladimir Putin not suffering from serious ailment: Russian foreign minister

Amid speculations of Russian President Vladimir Putin suffering from a serious illness, the country's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Sunday denied the same, claiming there were no signs that pointed to any such ailment.

Nepal plane crash: 14 bodies recovered, 'some beyond recognition'

30 May 2022

Nepal
Nepal plane crash: 14 bodies recovered, 'some beyond recognition'

Fourteen bodies have been recovered from the wreckage of a plane that crashed into a mountainside in Nepal on Sunday, with 22 people on board, including four Indians.

Monkeypox poses moderate risk to global public health: WHO

30 May 2022

Monkeypox
Monkeypox poses moderate risk to global public health: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Sunday said monkeypox poses a "moderate risk" to overall public health across the world.

Irish man loses memory after having sex with wife: Report

29 May 2022

Ireland
Irish man loses memory after having sex with wife: Report

In a bizarre incident, a 66-year-old Irish man was hospitalized with short-term memory loss soon after having sex with his wife.

Iraq witnesses 'unprecedented' surge in deadly nose-bleeding fever

29 May 2022

Iraq
Iraq witnesses 'unprecedented' surge in deadly nose-bleeding fever

Iraq is witnessing an outbreak of a deadly fever that causes people to bleed to death with cases surging at an unprecedented rate.

Nepal plane with 22 on board, including 4 Indians, crashes

29 May 2022

Nepal
Nepal plane with 22 on board, including 4 Indians, crashes

Multiple casualties are feared after a small passenger aircraft operated by a private airline reportedly crashed in Nepal on Sunday.

Texas shooting: Donald Trump rejects call for tightening gun control

28 May 2022

Donald Trump
Texas shooting: Donald Trump rejects call for tightening gun control

Former United States (US) President Donald Trump on Friday rejected calls for the stringent gun control measures in the country following the Texas school shooting incident.

Australian baby born with 'permanent smile' due to rare condition

28 May 2022

Baby
Australian baby born with 'permanent smile' due to rare condition

The pictures of a baby girl, born in Australia with a specific hereditary condition that causes congenital anomalies, have become a sensation among millions of social media users.

Sri Lanka PM thanks India for support during 'difficult period'

28 May 2022

Ranil Wickremesinghe
Sri Lanka PM thanks India for support during 'difficult period'

Sri Lankan Prime Minister (PM) Ranil Wickremesinghe on Friday thanked India and Japan for the move to set up a foreign aid consortium.

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