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29 Jan 2023

Donald Trump

Donald Trump kicks off 2024 US presidential election bid

Former United States President Donald Trump kicked off his 2024 presidential election campaign with low-key events in New Hampshire and South Carolina on Saturday.

US: 5 cops charged with murder for Tyre Nichols' death

Five former Memphis police officers in Tennessee, United States, were charged with second-degree murder and other crimes on Thursday in the death of Tyre Nichols (29), a FedEx employee.

27 Jan 2023

Pakistan News

Pakistan seeks bailout amid crisis as currency hits all-time low

The removal of the unofficial price cap in Pakistan saw its currency's largest single-day decline as it plummeted 9.61% to Rs. 255.43 against the US dollar on Thursday.

25 Jan 2023

Mass Shooting

US: 3 people die in shooting at Washington convenience store

In yet another mass shooting incident in the United States (US), three individuals lost their lives during a convenience store shooting in Washington on Tuesday.

25 Jan 2023

Mike Pompeo

India-Pak were on brink of nuclear war after Balakot: Pompeo

Mike Pompeo, former United States (US) Secretary of State, revealed that ex-Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj informed him that Pakistan was plotting a nuclear strike after the 2019 Balakot airstrike in February.

25 Jan 2023

Doomsday Clock

Doomsday Clock moves closest ever to midnight: What it means

Humanity might be closer to its end than many of us imagine. At least, that's what a group of atomic scientists think.

25 Jan 2023

New Zealand

Chris Hipkins sworn in as New Zealand's 41st Prime Minister

Labour leader Chris Hipkins was officially sworn in as New Zealand's 41st Prime Minister in a formal ceremony on Wednesday.

Cough syrup deaths: WHO urges countries to take immediate action

Following a series of child deaths linked to contaminated cough syrups in the past few months, the World Health Organization (WHO) has issued several measures for countries, calling for "immediate and concerted action" to protect children.

Not familiar with BBC's Modi documentary, but shared values: US

US State Department spokesperson Ned Price said he was unaware of the controversial BBC docu-series on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing a press briefing on Monday.

US: 9 dead in 3 back-to-back shootings in California, Iowa

As many as nine people, including two students, were killed in three separate shooting incidents in California and Iowa states of the US on Monday.

23 Jan 2023

Pakistan News

Pakistan: Massive power outage hits major cities; here's what happened

Pakistan faced a major power outage on Monday (January 23) following a major breakdown in the country's National Grid system, reported Reuters.

NOTAM outage was caused by accidental file deletion, says FAA

Thousands of flights across the US were canceled on January 11, when the Notice to Air Missions (NOTAM) system of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) suffered an outage.

California mass shooting: 72-year-old suspect shoots himself after police standoff

The 72-year-old suspect of the mass shooting in California, US, which left 10 dead and 10 injured late Saturday (local time) during the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations, reportedly shot and killed himself in a van after being surrounded by the police.

22 Jan 2023

Mass Shooting

California: Mass shooting at Chinese New Year event, 9 dead

At least nine people were killed in a mass shooting incident in California, United States, Reuters reported on Sunday.

22 Jan 2023


COVID-19 outbreak has infected 80% of Chinese population

A prominent government scientist claimed on Saturday that the possibility of a major COVID-19 rebound in China in the coming two or three months is unlikely, as the virus has infected 80% of its population.

21 Jan 2023

United Kingdom

UK: PM Rishi Sunak fined for not wearing seatbelt; apologizes

The United Kingdom police on Friday fined Prime Minister Rishi Sunak for riding in a car without a seatbelt, BBC reported.

21 Jan 2023

Jacinda Ardern

New Zealand: Chris Hipkins likely to be next Prime Minister 

Chris Hipkins will likely replace Jacinda Ardern as the 41st prime minister of New Zealand after being nominated by fellow MPs, Reuters reported.

19 Jan 2023

New Zealand

New Zealand: Meet the leaders likely to replace Jacinda Ardern

New Zealand's Labour Party is prompted to look for a new leader to assume the prime ministership after outgoing PM Jacinda Ardern announced on Thursday that she would step down from the post by February 7 and not seek re-election.

19 Jan 2023


Singapore: Trial against accused for racially abusing, kicking Indian woman

The trial of the man, who allegedly racially abused and kicked an Indian-origin woman for not masking up properly nearly two years ago, began in a district court in Singapore on Wednesday.

19 Jan 2023

New Zealand

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern to step down next month

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (42) announced on Thursday that she will step down from the position by early February and not seek re-election.

18 Jan 2023


Afghanistan: Taliban publicly chop off hands of 4 convicts

Controversial public punishments including amputations have come to the limelight again in Afghanistan as the Taliban punished more convicts.

18 Jan 2023


Ukraine: Minister, 17 others die in Helicopter crash near Kyiv

At least 18 persons died including a Ukraine minister after a helicopter crashed near a Kindergarten in the city of Brovary outside Kyiv city on Wednesday, AFP reported.

US doubling embassy staff to expedite Indian visas: Reports

The United States is considering doubling the recruitment at the Indian embassy and engaging diplomatic spouses to expedite the visa process, said a US official, per The Economic Times.

17 Jan 2023


China's economy grows 3% in 2022, second-lowest in nearly 50yrs

China's economy in 2022 grew at the second slowest rate in nearly 50 years, raising concerns about the impact of the downturn on the global market, AFP reported.

17 Jan 2023


UNSC: Abdul Makki designated 'global terrorist' months after China's blockade

The United Nations Security Council's (UNSC) Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh) and Al-Qaeda Sanctions Committee designated Pakistan-based Abdul Rehman Makki (74) as a global terrorist late on Monday.

16 Jan 2023


Nepal plane crash: 4 UP residents were on Facebook Live

Four out of five Indians—who were on the ill-fated plane that crashed in Nepal's Pokhara on Sunday—were live on Facebook minutes before the crash.

15 Jan 2023


Nepal plane crash: 5 Indians among 15 foreign passengers killed

At least five Indian nationals were onboard the Yeti Airlines plane that crashed near Pokhara in Nepal on Sunday morning, Nepal Civil Aviation Authority confirmed, per NDTV.

15 Jan 2023


Nepal: Plane carrying 72 people crashes in Pokhara, all dead

A Yeti Airlines-operated passenger plane carrying 72 people crashed in Nepal's Pokhara on Sunday morning.

12 Jan 2023


Brazil: Bolsonaro supporters' 'mega protest' fizzles as authorities bolster security

To avoid another Sunday-like riot in Brazil, authorities bolstered security as social media flyers calling for a "mega-protest to retake power" in two dozen cities surfaced.

WHO recommends against using India-made cough syrups after Uzbekistan deaths

The World Health Organization (WHO) issued a medical alert on Wednesday, warning against the use of two cough syrups made by Noida-based company Marion Biotech for children in Uzbekistan.

US: NOTAM system outage affects 7,000 flights, restored after hours

A critical system of the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) suffered an unprecedented outage, resulting in at least 7,000 flights being affected across the country on Wednesday.

US: Computer glitch grounds 400 flights, efforts on to restore

A critical system of the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reportedly suffered an unprecedented disruption, resulting in all flights being grounded across the country on Wednesday.

11 Jan 2023


US: Rainstorms flood California, 14 dead, mass evacuation underway

An "incessant parade of storms" and torrential rains as per the US National Weather Service have inundated the state of California, prompting a mass evacuation of as many as 50,000 citizens.

COVID-19: WHO urges travelers to mask up amid XBB.1.5 spread

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday urged countries to advise the use of masks to travelers, especially on long-haul flights from countries with heavy transmission, in view of the rapid spread of COVID-19's Omicron XBB.1.5 subvariant in several nations.

10 Jan 2023

United Kingdom

UK's first satellite fails to reach orbit due to 'anomaly'

The UK and Western Europe's first attempt to launch a satellite from its soil failed after an "anomaly" prevented it from reaching orbit on Tuesday.

10 Jan 2023


Iran's anti-hijab protests: Three more get death penalty amid outrage

Iran sentenced three more persons to death for participating in anti-hijab protests and 'waging war on God', Mizan news agency reported.

09 Jan 2023

Jair Bolsonaro

Brazil: Pro-Bolsonaro rioters storm presidential palace, Congress, Supreme Court

In a reprise of the 2021 US Capitol riots, supporters of Brazil's far-right former President Jair Bolsonaro broke into the country's Congress, presidential palace, and Supreme Court on Sunday.

08 Jan 2023


Big mouth loser: Taliban on Prince Harry's 'killed 25' remark

After Price Harry claimed that he had killed 25 people in Afghanistan during his time in the military, the Taliban publicly criticized the Duke of Sussex and called him a "big mouth loser."

07 Jan 2023


Iran: 2 more men, detained amid protests, executed 

Iran confirmed the execution of two men convicted of reportedly killing a paramilitary volunteer during a demonstration.

US: 6-year-old boy shoots school teacher inside classroom 

A six-year-old kid shot and injured a teacher at Richneck Elementary School in Virginia's Newport News city in the United States (US) on Friday, the police told news agency Reuters.

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