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Ex-Japan PM Shinzo Abe dies after being shot during speech

08 Jul 2022

Shinzo Abe
Ex-Japan PM Shinzo Abe dies after being shot during speech

Japan's former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been declared dead after being shot at while delivering a speech in the western city of Nara on Friday morning, Reuters reported citing Japanese public broadcaster NHK.

Who is Rishi Sunak, top contender for UK PM

07 Jul 2022

Rishi Sunak
Who is Rishi Sunak, top contender for UK PM

Rishi Sunak, one of the several Members of Parliament (MPs) from the Tory Party, left Borish Johnson's administration, putting the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (UK) on the verge of stepping down.

5 scandals that brought Boris Johnson down

07 Jul 2022

Boris Johnson
5 scandals that brought Boris Johnson down

Boris Johnson resigned as the prime minister (PM) of the United Kingdom (UK) on Thursday after being deserted by more than 50 government ministers or aides who resigned on Thursday.

Boris Johnson steps down as UK PM: Details here

07 Jul 2022

Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson steps down as UK PM: Details here

United Kingdom (UK) Prime Minister (PM) Boris Johnson on Thursday resigned from the post, saying that "he's sad to give up the best job in the world."

FBI, MI5 raise alarm over Chinese espionage in joint address
FBI, MI5 raise alarm over Chinese espionage in joint address

In a joint address, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) director Christopher Wray and United Kingdom MI5 director General Ken McCallum on Wednesday asked businesses to be wary of China's espionage threat.

Immune response induced by COVID-19 can seriously damage brain: Study

06 Jul 2022

COVID-19
Immune response induced by COVID-19 can seriously damage brain: Study

The immunological response induced by COVID-19 infection can damage blood vessels in the brain and cause short and long term neurological problems, a study by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) revealed.

Chicago shooting suspect charged with murder, faces life imprisonment

06 Jul 2022

Mass Shooting
Chicago shooting suspect charged with murder, faces life imprisonment

Robert E "Bobby" Crimo III, the 21-year-old accused of opening fire on an Independence Day parade in Chicago was charged with seven counts of murder on Tuesday.

Chicago July 4 parade shooting: Who is 22-year-old suspect Crimo?

05 Jul 2022

Mass Shooting
Chicago July 4 parade shooting: Who is 22-year-old suspect Crimo?

A 22-year-old man—identified as Robert E "Bobby" Crimo III—was arrested for allegedly open firing on an Independence Day parade in Chicago.

Chicago: Shooter, who killed 6 at July 4 parade, arrested

05 Jul 2022

Mass Shooting
Chicago: Shooter, who killed 6 at July 4 parade, arrested

The US police arrested a 22-year-old man who allegedly opened fire at a July 4 parade in Chicago's Highland Park, killing six and wounding two dozen others on Monday.

US: 10-year-old rape victim forced to cross state for abortion

04 Jul 2022

Ohio
US: 10-year-old rape victim forced to cross state for abortion

The effects of the US Supreme Court's abortion decision have come to light recently in a 10-year-old Ohio rape victim's case, who was six weeks pregnant.

Copenhagen mall shooting: Man opens fire killing 3, injuring many

04 Jul 2022

Denmark
Copenhagen mall shooting: Man opens fire killing 3, injuring many

Three people were killed and several others injured in a shooting incident at Denmark's Copenhagen mall on Sunday, Danish police stated, adding that one suspect, a 22-year-old Dane, had been arrested.

Mexico: Mayor married alligator dressed as bride in age-old ritual

03 Jul 2022

Mexico
Mexico: Mayor married alligator dressed as bride in age-old ritual

The Mayor of Mexico's San Pedro Huamelula, Victor Hugo Sosa, recently wed his "alligator bride" in a colorful traditional ceremony, with videos and photos of the rituals going viral on social media.

US to distribute monkeypox vaccines nationwide to curb outbreak

29 Jun 2022

Monkeypox
US to distribute monkeypox vaccines nationwide to curb outbreak

Amid the surge in monkeypox cases in the United States, the White House said on Tuesday that it will start distributing the monkeypox vaccines across the country, with a focus on people most at risk and communities with the highest number of cases.

Ghislaine Maxwell gets 20 years in prison for sex crimes

29 Jun 2022

Ghislaine Maxwell
Ghislaine Maxwell gets 20 years in prison for sex crimes

Ghislaine Maxwell, the globe-trotting socialite, was handed a 20-year jail term by a New York court for perpetrating heinous crimes against children and helping financier Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse underage girls.

US: 8-year-old boy shoots 1-year-old baby dead using father's gun

29 Jun 2022

Florida
US: 8-year-old boy shoots 1-year-old baby dead using father's gun

According to Florida police, an eight-year-old boy fatally shot a baby while injuring her toddler sister.

Sri Lanka under virtual lockdown over fuel scarcity amid crisis

28 Jun 2022

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka under virtual lockdown over fuel scarcity amid crisis

Citizens of Sri Lanka have been placed under a virtual lockdown as the worsening sovereign debt crisis has deprived the South Asian country of fuel.

US: Over 40 bodies found inside truck in Texas
US: Over 40 bodies found inside truck in Texas

Forty-six people were found dead inside a tractor-trailer on Monday in San Antonio of Texas, United States. They are believed to have died as a result of heat exhaustion.

Ukraine war could increase production of illegal drugs, says UN

27 Jun 2022

United Nations (UN)
Ukraine war could increase production of illegal drugs, says UN

The United Nations issued a warning on Monday that the Russia-Ukraine war could enable illicit drug manufacturing to thrive, while noting the future of the opium market is dependent on the situation in Afghanistan.

Pakistan: Spying attempt on Imran Khan foiled amid assassination rumors
Pakistan: Spying attempt on Imran Khan foiled amid assassination rumors

Imran Khan, the former prime minister of Pakistan, was the target of a spying operation that was thwarted when a housekeeper was seen attempting to install a spy gadget in Khan's bedroom, according to local media reports.

Germany: Energy, climate change top PM Modi's G7 summit agenda

26 Jun 2022

G7 Summit
Germany: Energy, climate change top PM Modi's G7 summit agenda

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Munich, Germany early on Sunday morning to attend the G7 summit.

Abortion ruling: US companies reach out to women employees
Abortion ruling: US companies reach out to women employees

Companies in the United States, including Walt Disney Co. and Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc., have stated that they will reimburse employees' fees if they need to travel for abortion services, as per Reuters.

Why is Swiss legend Toblerone chocolate undergoing this historic change?

25 Jun 2022

Switzerland
Why is Swiss legend Toblerone chocolate undergoing this historic change?

Toblerone will have to remove the word "Switzerland" from its packaging for legal reasons since the mountain-shaped chocolate bar will no longer be produced solely in Switzerland from 2023.

US Supreme Court ends constitutional right to abortion

24 Jun 2022

US Supreme Court
US Supreme Court ends constitutional right to abortion

The US Supreme Court on Friday overturned the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that had been in place for nearly 50 years and gave women constitutional and legal rights to an abortion.

US Senate passes first gun control bill in 30 years

24 Jun 2022

United States Senate
US Senate passes first gun control bill in 30 years

The United States Senate has passed the most significant gun legislation in nearly three decades.

EU grants Ukraine candidate status in 'historic moment' amid war

24 Jun 2022

Ukraine
EU grants Ukraine candidate status in 'historic moment' amid war

In a strong show of solidarity against Russia's invasion, European Union (EU) leaders conferred candidate status on Ukraine and Moldova, acting with unusual speed and unity to lift the besieged country farther away from Russia's influence and connect it more closely to the West.

Pakistan: No textbooks for students amid severe paper crisis

24 Jun 2022

Pakistan
Pakistan: No textbooks for students amid severe paper crisis

Pakistani students are going to face disruptions in their academic session starting August 2022 because of a severe paper crisis ailing the country.

India, China share common interests that outnumber differences: Chinese FM

23 Jun 2022

China
India, China share common interests that outnumber differences: Chinese FM

Chinese Foreign Ministry has said that India and China share many common interests that exceed the differences between the two nations.

Check out the world's 'most' and 'least' liveable cities

23 Jun 2022

Syria
Check out the world's 'most' and 'least' liveable cities

Austrian capital Vienna has made a return as the world's most liveable city, the annual report of The Economist revealed.

Former Miss Brazil Gleycy Correia dies after routine tonsil surgery

23 Jun 2022

Brazil
Former Miss Brazil Gleycy Correia dies after routine tonsil surgery

Former Miss Brazil Gleycy Correia died after suffering a brain hemorrhage and a heart attack following a routine tonsil removal surgery.

Elon Musk's transgender daughter to drop surname, cut off ties

22 Jun 2022

Elon Musk
Elon Musk's transgender daughter to drop surname, cut off ties

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk's transgender daughter, formerly Xavier Alexander Musk, has reportedly filed a request to change her name to reflect her gender identification and even cut off all ties with her biological father.

280 killed as powerful quake of magnitude 6.1 strikes Afghanistan

22 Jun 2022

Afghanistan
280 killed as powerful quake of magnitude 6.1 strikes Afghanistan

At least 280 people were killed as a powerful earthquake jolted Afghanistan early on Wednesday, BBC reported.

Pakistan: Punjab province declares emergency to deal with surging rapes

21 Jun 2022

Pakistan
Pakistan: Punjab province declares emergency to deal with surging rapes

In the wake of an uptick in the number of cases of sexual harassment against women and children in Pakistan's Punjab province, the authorities have decided to declare an "emergency" there.

Maldives: Mob storms International Yoga Day event; probe ordered

21 Jun 2022

Maldives
Maldives: Mob storms International Yoga Day event; probe ordered

The Maldivian government has ordered an investigation after an angry mob disrupted an International Yoga Day event organized by Indian Cultural Centre at a stadium in the capital Male and threatened the attendees.

Pakistan: Hospital staff severs newborn's head, leaves it inside womb

21 Jun 2022

Medical Negligence
Pakistan: Hospital staff severs newborn's head, leaves it inside womb

In a horrifying case of medical negligence, the staff at a rural health center in Punjab's Sindh province reportedly cut off the head of a newborn and left it inside the mother's womb.

Why is Mark Cuban's pharmaceutical start-up a 'lifesaver'?

20 Jun 2022

Mark Cuban
Why is Mark Cuban's pharmaceutical start-up a 'lifesaver'?

Billionaire Mark Cuban has received widespread praise this weekend for selling low-cost prescription medicines through his start-up Cost Plus Drug Company launched earlier this year.

France: President Emmanuel Macron loses parliamentary majority in unprecedented setback

20 Jun 2022

Emmanuel Macron
France: President Emmanuel Macron loses parliamentary majority in unprecedented setback

French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday lost his parliamentary majority in a major setback to his plans.

Another US shooting; 1 dead, several injured in Washington DC

20 Jun 2022

Washington DC
Another US shooting; 1 dead, several injured in Washington DC

One teenager is feared dead and several others were injured in a shooting in Washington DC in the United States.

When US President Joe Biden fell off a bicycle

19 Jun 2022

Joe Biden
When US President Joe Biden fell off a bicycle

President of the United States Joe Biden fell off his bike on Saturday while attempting to dismount after stopping to speak with a gathering of people at Cape Henlopen State Park around his Delaware beach home.

Florida: Woman faces FBI investigation for selling Ashley Biden's diary

18 Jun 2022

Joe Biden
Florida: Woman faces FBI investigation for selling Ashley Biden's diary

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is investigating a Florida woman, who discovered United States (US) President Joe Biden's daughter Ashley Biden's private diary.

Pakistan: Two Hindu sisters raped at gunpoint in Punjab

18 Jun 2022

Pakistan
Pakistan: Two Hindu sisters raped at gunpoint in Punjab

Two teenage Hindu sisters were allegedly raped by two men in Pakistan's Punjab province, the police said on Saturday.

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