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29 Nov 2022

The Kashmir Files

Meet filmmaker Nadav Lapid, who called 'The Kashmir Files' vulgar

Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid triggered a countrywide debate in India after calling Vivek Agnihotri's film The Kashmir Files ''vulgar propaganda" and ''inappropriate for an artistic competitive section" at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa.

29 Nov 2022

United Kingdom

'Golden era' of UK-China ties over, says PM Rishi Sunak

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Monday said that China posed a "systemic challenge to the values and interests" of the United Kingdom (UK).

29 Nov 2022

Thailand

Thailand: Temple left without monks after all fail drug test

While many people visit temples and places of worship to experience spiritual and mental peace, monks of a temple in Thailand have been found guilty of drug abuse and were defrocked, as per AFP reports.

28 Nov 2022

Camil flu

Camel flu threat looms over FIFA World Cup; advisory issued

Football fever has gripped the world with the FIFA World Cup 2022—one of the largest global events—in full swing in Qatar.

28 Nov 2022

China

Anti-lockdown protests intensify across China as demonstrators, police clash

As China is struggling to contain rising COVID-19 cases which are breaking records with every passing day, anti-lockdown protests are said to be growing in the country's major cities with reports of clashes.

27 Nov 2022

Canada

Canada: Indian student dies after being hit by truck

A 20-year-old Indian student died after being hit by a pickup truck in Toronto, Canada, on Wednesday, according to media reports.

27 Nov 2022

Nepal

Nepal elections: PM Deuba, Prachanda agree to form new government

Nepal's political scene witnessed a significant development on Sunday.

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah will be Republic Day chief guest

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) announced on Sunday that Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will be the chief guest at India's Republic Day celebration in January 2023.

Imran Khan calls off Islamabad rally, threatens to quit assemblies

Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan has canceled the march to Islamabad out of fear of disorder.

27 Nov 2022

COVID-19

China: Fatal building blaze ignites protests against extreme COVID-19 curbs

Widespread protests erupted in China on Saturday against fresh COVID-19 curbs imposed by authorities, Reuters reported.

25 Nov 2022

Charles Darwin

Darwin's autographed document up for auction, could fetch record price

A letter autographed by British naturalist-evolution theorist Charles Darwin has gone up for auction and is believed to fetch a record price.

25 Nov 2022

Sweden

Activist Greta Thunberg sues Sweden for 'failing on climate'

One of the youngest climate activists, Greta Thunberg, along with other activists, has sued her native country Sweden claiming that it has failed to take "adequate measures to stop climate change."

25 Nov 2022

Vladimir Putin

'Purple hands': Putin's ill health British media's yet another speculation?

Russian President Vladimir Putin is sick, as per a new report by the British daily The Mirror, known for its tabloid-style journalism.

'Hungry Couple' breaks record for speed-eating hot dogs and burritos

Eating one delicious frank is great but how about gorging on 18 flavorful franks in a few minutes?

24 Nov 2022

Malaysia

Anwar Ibrahim named 10th prime minister of Malaysia

Veteran Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim has been named the new prime minister of the country.

24 Nov 2022

Pakistan

Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif names Asim Munir as new COAS

Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif chose Lieutenant General Asim Munir as the country's new chief of the army staff (COAS) on Thursday, Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb stated on Twitter.

24 Nov 2022

China

China records highest daily COVID-19 cases since pandemic began

Despite strict restrictions, China on Wednesday recorded the highest number of COVID-19 cases since the outbreak in the country in December 2019, Agence France-Presse reported.

23 Nov 2022

Zakir Naik

Zakir Naik not invited to FIFA World Cup inauguration: Qatar

Qatar has reportedly informed India that no official invitation was sent to Islamist and Indian fugitive Zakir Naik to attend Sunday's 2022 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony in Doha.

23 Nov 2022

Shooting Incident

US: Shooting at Virginia Walmart store, up to 10 killed

Up to 10 people were killed and many others injured after a gunman opened fire inside a department store in Virginia, United States, on Tuesday night.

WHO to identify 'priority pathogens' capable of triggering future pandemics

After witnessing the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) has decided to focus on its long-term goal of mitigating future pandemics.

22 Nov 2022

FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup: US journalist detained for wearing rainbow t-shirt

A US journalist covering the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar has claimed that security officials detained him outside a stadium for wearing a rainbow t-shirt showing support to the LGBTQ+ community.

22 Nov 2022

Tsunami

Powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake hits Solomon Islands; no tsunami warning issued

A strong earthquake of magnitude 7.0 struck the Solomon Islands on Tuesday, followed by a second quake of magnitude 6.0 just 30 minutes later.

21 Nov 2022

Zakir Naik

#NewsBytesExplainer: Who's Zakir Naik—man who triggered FIFA World Cup row?

FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar has become a bone of contention for many.

21 Nov 2022

Earthquake

5.6-magnitude earthquake rocks Indonesia; 56 dead, over 700 injured

A shallow earthquake of magnitude 5.6 hit Indonesia on Monday, leaving at least 56 people dead and injuring over 700.

US: Colorado gay nightclub shooting leaves 5 dead, 18 injured

At least five people died while 18 others were injured in a mass shooting incident inside a nightclub in Colorado, United States, Reuters reported on Sunday.

19 Nov 2022

Narendra Modi

On immunity to Saudi Crown Prince, US cites PM Modi

The United States (US) has cited Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi as an example while advancing immunity to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, accused of journalist Jamal Khashoggi's assassination.

UK, France bat for India's permanent seat at UNSC

The United Kingdom (UK) and France have supported India, Japan, and Brazil's candidature as permanent members in an expanded United Nations Security Council (UNSC).

Rise and fall of Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes

The CEO and founder of the failed Silicon Valley start-up Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, has been given a sentence of over 11 years in jail for duping investors.

17 Nov 2022

Iran

Iranian forces open fire, beat women as anti-hijab protests swell

As protests over the death of Mahsa Amini entered the third month, Iranian security forces on Tuesday opened fire on people at a metro station in Tehran, Iran.

17 Nov 2022

Elections

US midterms polls: Republicans control House with narrow majority

The Republicans won back control of the US House of Representatives on Wednesday, securing their dominance in the United States and giving conservatives the norms to thwart President Joe Biden's propaganda and launch probes.

16 Nov 2022

Narendra Modi

Will focus on 'data for development' during G20 presidency: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday that digital transformation should not be limited to a few, but rather benefit the whole world.

16 Nov 2022

Poland

Missile hitting Poland fired by Ukraine toward Russian artillery: US

After US President Joe Biden intervened and rejected Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenkyy's brouhaha over a Russian-made missile landing in Poland, US officials said that the missile was fired by Ukrainian forces at an incoming Russian missile.

16 Nov 2022

Philippines

It's eight billion baby! Philippines welcomes world's 8th billion person

The global population touched eight billion on Tuesday with the birth of a baby in Tondo district, Manila, Philippines.

16 Nov 2022

Rishi Sunak

Rishi Sunak gives nod to 3,000 UK visas for Indians

Newly elected British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has approved nearly 3,000 visas for young professionals from India to live and work in the United Kingdom (UK) every year.

16 Nov 2022

Poland

Russian-made missile hits NATO-member Poland killing 2; Biden holds meeting

Two persons died after a suspected Russian missile hit a village in Poland on Tuesday, about 24 kilometers from the country's border with Ukraine.

16 Nov 2022

Donald Trump

US: Donald Trump launches presidential campaign for 2024 elections

Former United States (US) President Donald Trump officially declared his candidacy and launched his campaign for the 2024 presidential elections at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida on Tuesday night.

15 Nov 2022

United Nations (UN)

World human population crosses 8 billion mark: UN report

Reaching a significant milestone in human development, the world population breached the eight billion mark on Tuesday, according to the United Nations (UN).

15 Nov 2022

Paris

All about Mehran Karimi Nasseri, the resident of Paris airport

The internet is abuzz with the news of Mehran Karimi Nasseri's death - the man who lived inside the premises of a French airport for 18 long years.

15 Nov 2022

G20 Summit

Return to path of peace in Ukraine: Modi at G20

As the 17th G20 Summit kicked off in Bali, Indonesia, on Tuesday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for a ceasefire in the Ukraine war, saying that the world must find a way to return to peace.

14 Nov 2022

Ukraine

Ukrainian President Zelenskyy visits liberated city of Kherson

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has reportedly visited the country's southern city of Kherson, which was recently liberated from Russian control by its troops.

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