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03 Mar 2023Belarus
Nobel laureate Ales Bialiatski sentenced to 10 years in jail
A Belarus court on Friday convicted Ales Bialiatski, a renowned human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner, to 10 years in jail for financing protests and facilitating other crimes in a case that many claimed had political motives.
03 Mar 2023China
China's workforce fell by 41 million in 3 years: Report
China's working population has fallen by over 41 million people in the past three years, the country's statistics bureau said on Thursday.
03 Mar 2023United Nations (UN)
Nithyananda's 'United States of Kailasa' clarifies speech at UN event
When an all-women delegation of fugitive rape-accused godman Nithyananda's "United States of Kailasa (USK)" attended a United Nations (UN) meeting on February 24, it raised numerous eyebrows.
03 Mar 2023Pakistan News
Pakistan: Inflation reaches 31.6%, breaks 58-year record
Pakistan's monthly inflation rose to a historic high of 31.6% in February, the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) said.
03 Mar 2023Belgium
Belgium: Mother who murdered 5 children euthanized after 16 years
A 56-year-old mother from Belgium, who killed her five children 16 years ago, has been euthanized at her request, her lawyer said.
02 Mar 2023United Nations (UN)
Who is Vijayapriya Nithyananda who 'represented Kailasa' at UN event
Many eyebrows were raised last month when an all-women delegation of fugitive rape-accused self-styled godman Nithyananda's "United States of Kailasa (USK)" attended a United Nations (UN) event.
02 Mar 2023Prince Harry
King Charles evicts Prince Harry, Meghan from UK home: Report
Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, have been asked to vacate Frogmore Cottage, their main residence in Britain, the couple's spokesperson said, as per AP.
02 Mar 2023Vladimir Putin
Putin living secretly in $120M palace with girlfriend, kids: Report
Russian President Vladimir Putin is rumored to be living with his alleged girlfriend, Alina Kabaeva, in a vast countryside estate that reportedly features numerous grand mansions and a playground for their kids.
01 Mar 2023Australia
Australia: Indian national shot dead after allegedly stabbing a cleaner
An Indian national was shot dead on Tuesday after he allegedly stabbed a cleaner at a railway station in Sydney, Australia, and threatened police personnel with a knife, reports said.
01 Mar 2023Aurora
Pilot takes 360-degree turn mid-air to show passengers Northern Lights
The flight we wish we were on!
28 Feb 2023Gujarat Police
'Kailasa' nation's woman representative seeks rape-accused Nithyananda's protection in UN
In an unexpected turn of events, a woman from the fictional country "United States of Kailasa" attended a United Nations (UN) meeting in Geneva last week.
28 Feb 2023Hong Kong
Hong Kong to end mask mandate after 3 years
Hong Kong will lift the mask mandate in public places, its last major COVID-19 restriction, on Wednesday after nearly three years.
27 Feb 2023Murder
Hong Kong: Ex-husband, relatives charged with murdering model Abby Choi
The former in-laws and ex-husband of Hong Kong model Abby Choi, whose body parts were in a refrigerator by the police, were put in custody without bail on Monday.
27 Feb 2023United Kingdom
Rare phenomenon: Aurora Borealis, aka Northern Lights, seen across UK
The sky is green!
27 Feb 2023Coronavirus
COVID-19 outbreak origin likely from 'lab leak' in China: Report
The United States (US) Energy Department has reportedly determined that the origin of the COVID-19 outbreak likely started in China from an accidental lab leak.
27 Feb 2023Rishi Sunak
UK: Sunak to 'give everything' to reach new Brexit deal
United Kingdom (UK) Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Sunday vowed to "give everything" he has to fix the remaining Brexit problems and also reach a new agreement to resolve the troublesome Northern Ireland Protocol with the European Union (EU).
26 Feb 2023Pakistan News
Pakistan economic crisis: Life-saving surgeries halted amid drug, equipment shortage
Pakistan's economic crisis is having a severe impact on the most vulnerable, as doctors there have been forced not to perform surgeries due to a shortage of essential drugs and equipment, ANI reported.
26 Feb 2023Earthquake
'Apocalyptic,' says UN food agency chief of earthquake-hit Turkey
United Nations (UN) World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director David Beasley on Saturday revealed he witnessed "apocalyptic" scenes during his recent visit to earthquake-hit areas in southern Turkey.
25 Feb 2023United States of America
US 'deeply concerned' over China's loans to Pakistan, Sri Lanka
Ahead of United States (US) Secretary of State Antony Blinken's three-day India visit for the G20 Foreign Ministers' Meeting in New Delhi, the US expressed grave concern over China's loans to India's immediate neighbors, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
25 Feb 2023Turkey
Turkey starts rebuilding houses after earthquakes leave 1.5 million homeless
Turkey has reportedly started rebuilding buildings destroyed by a series of devastating earthquakes that struck the country and its neighbor Syria earlier this month.
25 Feb 2023Suicide
American billionaire financier Thomas Lee dies by suicide at 78
United States (US) billionaire financier Thomas Haskell Lee, one of the early pioneers in private equity and leveraged buyouts, has passed away at 78.
24 Feb 2023United States of America
US student visa: F1 applicants can now apply 1-year ahead
In a major update for international students looking to study in the United States (US), the US Department of State announced that students can apply for their F-1 visa up to a year before their academic term starts.
24 Feb 2023Pakistan News
No business class flights, five-star hotels for Pakistan ministers
In light of Pakistan's ongoing financial crisis, the government has prohibited ministers from staying in five-star hotels or traveling in business class abroad.
24 Feb 2023Russia-Ukraine crisis
Russia-Ukraine crisis: India, China abstain from UN vote on 'peace'
On the eve of the first anniversary of the Russia-Ukraine crisis on Thursday, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) called for a resolution demanding Russia's immediate withdrawal from Ukraine and "lasting peace" in the country.
23 Feb 2023Mass Shooting
Florida: Gunman returns to crime scene; kills TV reporter, child
In another mass shooting incident in the United States (US), a 19-year-old man allegedly killed a nine-year-old girl and a TV reporter during a shooting spree in Florida.
23 Feb 2023Bill Gates
Bill Gates lauds India's ability to tackle big challenges
Microsoft co-founder and American business magnate Bill Gates expressed confidence in India's ability to address major challenges. In his "GatesNotes" blog on Wednesday, Gates claimed that India as a whole gives him hope for the future.
23 Feb 2023G20 Summit
Host India doesn't want G20 to discuss Russia sanctions: Reports
India, which is hosting the G20 this year, reportedly does not want the forum's member nations to discuss additional sanctions by Western countries on Russia for its invasion of Ukraine.
23 Feb 2023Earthquake
6.8 magnitude earthquake jolts eastern Tajikistan-China border
A 6.8 magnitude earthquake rocked eastern Tajikistan near the border with China on Thursday, as per the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).
22 Feb 2023United States of America
US: Seattle becomes first city to ban caste discrimination
In a historic move, Seattle on Tuesday became the first city in the United States to outlaw caste discrimination.
22 Feb 2023National Geographic
Meet Karthik Subramaniam—National Geographic's 'Pictures of the Year' contest winner
Indian-origin Karthik Subramaniam has won National Geographic's prestigious "Picture of the Year" contest for his photograph "Dance of Eagles," which was taken in Alaska.
22 Feb 2023Russia
Russia suspends last US nuclear treaty after Biden's Ukraine visit
Russian President Vladimir Putin declared on Tuesday that Moscow will suspend the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START)—its last remaining nuclear pact with the United States.
22 Feb 2023US Presidential Election
Indian-origin Vivek Ramaswamy announces candidacy for 2024 US presidential election
Indian-origin multi-millionaire biotech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy (37) formally announced that he will run for United States president in the 2024 election on Tuesday.
22 Feb 2023LGBTQ+
Same-sex couples in South Korea finally enjoy same-spousal insurance coverage
When it comes to the LGBTQ+ community, many countries around the world have started practicing inclusivity.
22 Feb 2023Air India
Air India's Newark-Delhi flight makes emergency landing after oil leak
An Air India flight from Newark (United States) to Delhi on Wednesday made an emergency landing in Stockholm, Sweden, after the pilot reported an oil leak.
21 Feb 2023Vladimir Putin
Impossible to defeat Russia, will continue Ukraine offensive 'systematically': Putin
In his annual state of the nation address on Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed to "systematically" continue its offensive against Ukraine.
21 Feb 2023Joe Biden
US President Joe Biden to meet NATO allies in Poland
United States President Joe Biden is all set to meet the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies in Poland to reinforce American and NATO support for Ukraine in the war against Russia.
21 Feb 2023Pakistan News
Function as country; tax rich, subsidize poor: IMF tells Pakistan
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has advised Pakistan that if it wants to function as a country, it must tax the rich and the high earners while ensuring that only the poor receive subsidies.
21 Feb 2023Joe Biden
How did US keep Biden's surprise Ukraine visit a secret
United States President Joe Biden's visit to Ukraine on Monday amid the war surprised everyone, including the political establishment in Washington.
21 Feb 2023Earthquake
Turkey-Syria earthquakes: Death toll crosses 47,000 after fresh 6.4-magnitude temblor
Fresh quakes of magnitudes 6.4 and 5.8 rocked the border region of Turkey and Syria on Monday, leaving three dead and 213 injured. Officials expect the number of deaths to rise.
20 Feb 2023Turkey
6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes near Turkey-Syria border
An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 struck near the Turkey-Syria border region on Monday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said.