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Sri Lanka's 'comeback man' Ranil Wickremesinghe elected as new President

20 Jul 2022

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka's 'comeback man' Ranil Wickremesinghe elected as new President

Ranil Wickremesinghe has been elected as the new President of crisis-hit Sri Lanka.

Taliban tell women officers to send male relatives as replacements

18 Jul 2022

Taliban
Taliban tell women officers to send male relatives as replacements

Almost a year after the Taliban took over Afghanistan, women officials have reportedly been asked to stay at home and send their male relatives as replacements.

With 2 deaths, Ghana confirms contagious Marburg virus cases

18 Jul 2022

Ghana
With 2 deaths, Ghana confirms contagious Marburg virus cases

Ghana's health ministry verified two cases of the Marburg virus, a highly contagious disease akin to Ebola, on Sunday after two patients died.

Max the dog, credited with capturing high-profile Mexican drug lord

18 Jul 2022

Mexico
Max the dog, credited with capturing high-profile Mexican drug lord

Dogs are much smarter than we think, as they have a more powerful sense of smell than humans and possess stunning flashes of intelligence.

Pakistan: Imran Khan's party PTI wins Punjab assembly bypolls
Pakistan: Imran Khan's party PTI wins Punjab assembly bypolls

Pakistan's former Prime Minister Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) made a comeback in the crucial Punjab assembly bypolls on Sunday.

China: Flash floods leave 12 dead, thousands evacuated

18 Jul 2022

Flash Floods
China: Flash floods leave 12 dead, thousands evacuated

At least 12 people were killed while thousands have been evacuated to safe places after flash floods hit southwest and northwest China, as per state media.

Sri Lanka's acting president Ranil Wickremesinghe declares state of emergency

18 Jul 2022

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka's acting president Ranil Wickremesinghe declares state of emergency

Sri Lanka's acting President, Ranil Wickremesinghe, imposed a state of emergency late on Sunday night as his administration continues to suppress civil unrest and address the country's economic problems.

US: 3 dead in Indiana mall shooting, gunman shot dead

18 Jul 2022

USA
US: 3 dead in Indiana mall shooting, gunman shot dead

In another incident of gun violence, three died and two were injured at a mall shooting in Indiana, US.

Forget pineapple, Pizza Hut Taiwan just mixed mango with cheese

16 Jul 2022

Pizza Hut
Forget pineapple, Pizza Hut Taiwan just mixed mango with cheese

Pizza Hut Taiwan's latest menu item, the Durian Mango Cheese Pizza, has divided the internet.

Sri Lanka plans quota scheme for fuel refilling amid crisis

16 Jul 2022

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka plans quota scheme for fuel refilling amid crisis

In the midst of the country's economic crisis, the Sri Lanka government is planning to implement a national fuel quota scheme.

'Did everything to save Lanka': Rajapaksa says in resignation letter

16 Jul 2022

Gotabaya Rajapaksa
'Did everything to save Lanka': Rajapaksa says in resignation letter

On Saturday, Sri Lankan parliamentarians began selecting a new president to serve the remainder of the term left vacant by Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

You're to blame for Khashoggi's murder: Biden tells Saudi prince

16 Jul 2022

Joe Biden
You're to blame for Khashoggi's murder: Biden tells Saudi prince

US President Joe Biden stated on Friday that he informed Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) that he held him accountable for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, briefly after sharing greetings with the kingdom's de-facto ruler.

Ivana Trump died of torso injury, death accidental: Medical examiner

16 Jul 2022

Donald Trump
Ivana Trump died of torso injury, death accidental: Medical examiner

Ivana Trump, the first wife of former US President Donald Trump, died due to blunt impact injuries to the torso, officials said on Friday.

Sri Lanka: Parliament convenes, new president election on July 20

16 Jul 2022

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka: Parliament convenes, new president election on July 20

Battling an acute economic crisis, Sri Lanka's Parliament convened for a session on Saturday to start the procedure of electing the island nation's next president. The house will be voting on July 20.

London's Heathrow Airport caps daily passenger limit. Here's why

15 Jul 2022

Heathrow Airport
London's Heathrow Airport caps daily passenger limit. Here's why

With London's Heathrow Airport capping passenger numbers to 1,00,000 per day, the travel plans for many have gone awry.

Sri Lankan protesters help tear-gassed dog outside PM office

15 Jul 2022

Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan protesters help tear-gassed dog outside PM office

An act of kindness by protesters in Sri Lanka is winning the internet.

US House approves India-specific waiver over Russian missile deal

15 Jul 2022

Ro Khanna
US House approves India-specific waiver over Russian missile deal

The US House of Representatives approved the legislation that recommended an India-specific waiver under the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), on Thursday.

Race for UK PM: Rishi Sunak tops second round voting

15 Jul 2022

Rishi Sunak
Race for UK PM: Rishi Sunak tops second round voting

By securing 101 votes in Thursday's second round of voting, former Finance Minister Rishi Sunak cemented his lead in the contest to succeed Boris Johnson as Conservative Party leader and UK prime minister.

Ivana Trump, Donald Trump's first wife, passes away at 73

15 Jul 2022

Donald Trump
Ivana Trump, Donald Trump's first wife, passes away at 73

Skier, model, businesswoman, and former US President Donald Trump's first wife Ivana Trump has died at 73.

Ranil Wickremesinghe takes oath as Acting President of Sri Lanka

15 Jul 2022

Sri Lanka
Ranil Wickremesinghe takes oath as Acting President of Sri Lanka

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Friday took oath as Acting President of Sri Lanka after Gotabaya Rajapaksa's resignation was officially accepted.

Not seeking Tibet's independence but autonomy from China: Dalai Lama

14 Jul 2022

Dalai Lama
Not seeking Tibet's independence but autonomy from China: Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama, Tibet's spiritual leader, said on Thursday that Chinese people are coming to understand that he is not seeking "independence," but rather genuine autonomy and the preservation of Tibetan Buddhist culture.

Bad news! Bhutan reopens its borders with triple tourist-fees

14 Jul 2022

Bhutan
Bad news! Bhutan reopens its borders with triple tourist-fees

After a gap of two long years, Bhutan is all set to reopen its borders for tourists from September 23.

Gandhi statue vandalized in Canada; India seeks investigation

14 Jul 2022

Canada
Gandhi statue vandalized in Canada; India seeks investigation

The Indian High Commission in Canada has expressed "distress and deep anguish" over a statue of Mahatma Gandhi being defaced in Canada's Ontario.

Nepal: Parliament passes first Citizenship Amendment Bill

14 Jul 2022

Nepal
Nepal: Parliament passes first Citizenship Amendment Bill

After two years of deliberations, Nepal's Parliament finally passed the country's first Citizenship Amendment Bill on Wednesday.

Curfew imposed in Colombo; President Rajapaksa likely to reach Singapore

14 Jul 2022

Sri Lanka
Curfew imposed in Colombo; President Rajapaksa likely to reach Singapore

Acting President of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremesinghe on Wednesday asked Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena to nominate a prime minister who is acceptable to both the government and the Opposition.

Sri Lanka: PM Wickremesinghe orders military, police to restore order

13 Jul 2022

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka: PM Wickremesinghe orders military, police to restore order

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has been appointed the country's acting president and a state of emergency has been declared in the island nation following a standoff between the security forces and angry protesters who tried to enter the Prime Minister's Office.

Sri Lankan PM declares emergency as Gotabaya flees to Maldives

13 Jul 2022

Gotabaya Rajapaksa
Sri Lankan PM declares emergency as Gotabaya flees to Maldives

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Wednesday declared a state of emergency after embattled President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled to the Maldives on a military jet after facing a massive public revolt for the collapse of the country's economy.

I2U2 Summit to focus on joint projects in key areas

12 Jul 2022

Narendra Modi
I2U2 Summit to focus on joint projects in key areas

The first summit of the new four-nation grouping "I2U2" will be held virtually on Thursday.

World War II veteran Bradford Freeman passes away at 97

12 Jul 2022

World War 2
World War II veteran Bradford Freeman passes away at 97

The last survivor of World War II and the last living member mentioned in the popular book Band of Brothers, Bradford Clark Freeman passed away on July 4 aged 97.

Airport authorities block ex-FM Basil Rajapaksa from leaving Sri Lanka

12 Jul 2022

Sri Lanka
Airport authorities block ex-FM Basil Rajapaksa from leaving Sri Lanka

Former Finance Minister of Sri Lanka, Basil Rajapaksa, attempted to flee to Dubai in the early hours of Tuesday amid a wave of protests but was unsuccessful after the airport's immigration officials blocked him.

Amid Sri Lanka crisis, IMF chief warns of global debt

11 Jul 2022

Sri Lanka
Amid Sri Lanka crisis, IMF chief warns of global debt

With Sri Lanka reeling under its worst economic crisis in seven decades, International Monetary Fund chief Kristalina Georgieva warned G20 nations over global debt.

Sri Lankan Army chief seeks public support to maintain peace

10 Jul 2022

Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan Army chief seeks public support to maintain peace

Seeking the public's support to maintain peace in the country, Sri Lankan Chief of Defence Staff, General Shavendra Silva, on Sunday said an opportunity to resolve the current political crisis in a peaceful manner is now available.

Ukraine sacks its envoys to India, Germany, three other countries

10 Jul 2022

Ukraine
Ukraine sacks its envoys to India, Germany, three other countries

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy fired Kyiv's ambassadors to India, Germany, Norway, the Czech Republic, and Hungary on Saturday.

Lanka crisis: Gotabaya to resign, Wickremesinghe's house set on fire

10 Jul 2022

Sri Lanka
Lanka crisis: Gotabaya to resign, Wickremesinghe's house set on fire

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Saturday agreed to step down from his post after violent protests in which demonstrators stormed his official residence in Colombo, forcing him to flee to an unknown location.

Shanghai: 4 stabbed at hospital by assailant, police open fire

09 Jul 2022

China
Shanghai: 4 stabbed at hospital by assailant, police open fire

A knife-wielding attacker wounded four people at a Shanghai hospital on Saturday, marking the second recorded stabbing incident since the COVID-19 lockdown of the economic hub was lifted in early June.

Shinzo Abe's killer initially wanted to attack somebody else: Report

09 Jul 2022

Japan
Shinzo Abe's killer initially wanted to attack somebody else: Report

Tetsuya Yamagami, the killer of Shinzo Abe, had no intention of attacking the former Japanese prime minister, according to Kyodo News, which cited police sources.

Sri Lanka crisis: Ranil Wickremesinghe quits as PM

09 Jul 2022

Ranil Wickremesinghe
Sri Lanka crisis: Ranil Wickremesinghe quits as PM

In a significant but expected development, Ranil Wickremesinghe has resigned as Sri Lanka's Prime Minister, paving way for an all-party administration to take charge.

Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa flees official residence amid protests

09 Jul 2022

Gotabaya Rajapaksa
Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa flees official residence amid protests

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa allegedly abandoned his official residence in Colombo on Saturday as demonstrators broke into the house, AFP reported.

UK: Rishi Sunak launches bid to replace PM Boris Johnson

09 Jul 2022

Rishi Sunak
UK: Rishi Sunak launches bid to replace PM Boris Johnson

Britain's ex-finance minister, Rishi Sunak, declared on Friday that he would run to replace Boris Johnson, who resigned as the United Kingdom (UK) Prime Minister.

Shinzo Abe's killer was allegedly 'dissatisfied' with ex-Japan PM: Police

08 Jul 2022

Shinzo Abe
Shinzo Abe's killer was allegedly 'dissatisfied' with ex-Japan PM: Police

Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe died on Friday after being shot at during a campaign rally.

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