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UN urges India to ensure accountability for 600 deaths during protests against farm laws

United Nations has called on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government to ensure accountability for the 600 people who died during the massive nationwide protests against the contentious agriculture laws. The UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Michael Fakhri said it is incumbent on the Indian authorities to heed calls for accountability concerning the casualties reported during the...

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United Nation

UN urges India to ensure accountability for 600 deaths during protests against farm laws

United Nations has called on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government to ensure accountability for the 600 people who died during the massive nationwide protests against the contentious agriculture laws. The UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Michael Fakhri said it is incumbent on the Indian authorities to heed calls for accountability concerning the casualties reported during the...

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Italy’s antitrust regulator fines Google, Apple over data use

Italy's antitrust regulator has fined Alphabet's Google (GOOGL.O) and iPhone maker Apple (AAPL.O) 10 million euros ($11.2 million) each for "aggressive practices" linked to the commercial use of user data. According  to  Reuters The authority said in statement the two tech groups did not provide "clear and immediate information" on how they collect and use the data of those who...

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South African scientists detect new virus variant amid spike

A new coronavirus variant has been detected in South Africa that scientists say is a concern because of its high number of mutations and rapid spread among young people in Gauteng, the country's most populous province, Health Minister Joe Phaahla announced Thursday. According to AP  report The coronavirus evolves as it spreads and many new variants, including those with worrying...

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Int’l day for elimination of violence against women being observed today

International day for the elimination of violence against women is being observed on Thursday. Theme of the Day this year is Orange the World: End Violence against Women Now. Meanwhile, in his message on the day, the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said violence against women and girls continues to be the most pervasive and pressing human rights issue in...

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WHO warns of 700,000 more COVID deaths in Europe by March

The World Health Organization has warned of alarming possible situation in Europe during winter due to the Coronavirus pandemic. In a statement, the WHO spokesman expressed apprehension that another 700,000 Europeans could die due covid-19 by March and continent's death toll could rise up to 2.2 million.

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Elizabeth Holmes makes her case to the jury in fraud trial

Elizabeth Holmes, the one-time medical entrepreneur now charged with building a fraudulent company based on promises of a revolutionary technology, returned to the witness stand Monday. According to AP report Her testimony, which focused largely on her enthusiasm based on positive early tests of that blood-testing technology, may be her best shot to avoid conviction on charges of criminal fraud....

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World Children’s Day

World Children’s Day was first established in 1954 as Universal Children's Day and is celebrated on 20 November each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children's welfare. November 20th is an important date as it is the date in 1959 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. It...

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International Day for Tolerance

Int’l Day for Tolerance being observed today

International Day for Tolerance is being observed on Tuesday with an aim to fostering mutual understanding among cultures and peoples. This day, every year, reminds us to think about the challenges posed by our differences and to look for ways to respect and live with one another's diversity. The International Day for Tolerance is an annual observance day declared by...

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Acting Afghan Foreign Minister confirms majority of girls are back to schools

Acting Foreign Minister of Afghanistan Amir Khan Muttaqi has said that Afghan Government should be allowed to access its assets abroad to provide basic education and health services to the general public. Addressing a ceremony in Islamabad, he said salaries of over two hundred thousand teachers could not be given due to the asset freezes and blockade of financial channels....

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Cold and flu season is here. Do vitamins actually work?

Cold and flu season is upon us as well as the holiday travel season. According to Yahoo health news Patients driven to the ER who are battling a severe cold or the flu frequently ask me which vitamin supplements they can take to reduce the duration and severity of their illness. The global cold and flu supplements market size was...

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President Biden faces major backlash over highest US inflation rates in 30 years

A wave of social media criticism has followed a shock 6.2 per cent leap in US inflation levels last month with President Joe Biden’s economic policies now facing tough challenge. According  to  CNN On his part, Biden acknowledged that shoppers were paying too much for everyday goods, vowing to tackle inflation “head on” after government data showed it had reached...

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Half of world’s population will be exposed to flooding, storms, tsunamis by 2030: UN Chief warns

Warning that by 2030, half of world’s population will be exposed to flooding, storms and tsunamis, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged the international community to raise awareness about these threats and share measures for decreasing risks. We can build on progress achieved, ranging from better outreach to tsunami-exposed communities around the world, to the inclusion of a tsunami programme...

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Niger declares two days of national mourning after 69 killed

Niger has declared two days of national mourning from Friday, after at least 69 people were killed in an armed attack. No group has claimed responsibility for the bloodshed, which took place on Tuesday in the country's south-west, near the border with Mali.

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G20 leaders pledge climate action

Leaders of the Group of 20 major economies have agreed on a final statement in Rome summit that urged meaningful and effective action to limit global warming. The final summit document said current national plans on how to curb emissions, will have to be strengthened, but made no specific reference to 2050 as a date to achieve net zero carbon...

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ICC T-20 Cricket World Cup: Two matches to be played today

In the ICC T-20 Cricket World Cup, two matches will be played on Sunday. In the first match at Abu Dhabi, Afghanistan will take on Namibia at 3:00pm while second match will be played between India and New Zealand in Dubai at 7:00pm Pakistan Standard Time. Pakistan in their fourth match will take on Namibia in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday...

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US, France agree to make arms export rules more effective

The United States and France have agreed to make arms export rules more effective to resolve the issues relating to the defense market access. The agreement came at a meeting between US President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron in Rome on the sidelines of a G20 summit. Both the leaders intend to launch a US-France defense trade strategic...

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