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Vladimir Putin

Russia terms US calls for anti-Putin sanctions as politically destructive

Russia has termed the United States calls for anti-Putin sanctions as politically destructive. Commenting on calls for freezing Russian President's assets, spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, Putin keeps money in the Rossiya Bank, which is already under sanctions. Earlier, the US President Joe Biden said that Russian President Putin would face sanctions if he invades Ukraine.

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North Korea

North Korea fires suspected ballistic missile into sea

North Korea has fired a suspected ballistic missile into the sea off its east coast, in its first such launch since October. The missile landed in water between the Korean peninsula and Japan. The latest launch was first reported by the Japanese coast guard before being confirmed by defence authorities in Seoul. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff, in a...

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Nigeria

Nigeria rescues nearly 100 victims kidnapped by ‘bandits’

In Nigeria, security forces have rescued nearly 100 kidnapped victims from bandits in the country's northwest. Nigeria's police and army have started crack down on heavily-armed groups who target villages and communities for looting and mass abductions for ransom.

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Kazakhstan

Kazakh President imposes curfew in Almaty, Mangistau Region

In Kazakhstan, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has imposed a night time curfew in the country's largest city of Almaty and the south-western Mangistau Province following the resignation of the government. According to a presidential decree released on Wednesday, the curfew will be in place as long as the state of emergency in these areas remains in-force. The Presidential decree further said...

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Jamal Khashoggi

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman wants Turkey’s president to stop bringing up the brutal killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman wants Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to promise that he won't mention journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder again, The Wall Street Journal reported. According to Business Insider Erdogan said he plans to visit Saudi Arabia next month after bin Salman reportedly invited him. The move is an effort to overcome tensions between the two nations...

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COVID-19

Why are so many vaccinated people getting COVID-19 lately?

Why are so many vaccinated people getting COVID-19 lately? According to AP A couple of factors are at play, starting with the emergence of the highly contagious omicron variant. Omicron is more likely to infect people, even if it doesn't make them very sick, and its surge coincided with the holiday travel season in many places. People might mistakenly think...

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Guizhou

10 killed in landslide in China’s Guizhou

The death toll has climbed to 10 after a landslide hit a construction site in Bijie City, southwest China’s Guizhou Province Monday, local authorities said Tuesday. The landslide occurred at around 7 p.m. on Monday, according to the municipal government of Bijie. It said that four others remain missing. More than 1,000 people from emergency, fire, and public security departments...

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Antonio Guterres

UN Chief welcomes world powers’ statement on nuclear war prevention

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has welcomed a joint statement issued by five nuclear-weapon states pledging to prevent spread of atomic arms and to avoid nuclear conflict. In a statement, his Spokesman, Stephane Dujarric said UN chief is encouraged by nuclear-weapon states’ commitment to prevent nuclear war and looks forward to further details about future initiatives.

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nuclear arms

Russia, China, Britain, US & France agree to prevent further spread of nuclear arms

China, Russia, Britain, the United States and France have agreed to prevent further spread of nuclear arms and avoid a nuclear war. Moscow’s foreign ministry said, the rare joint statement was signed by five nuclear powers aimed to ensure a nuclear war is never fought. Russia said that it hopes a pledge it signed with four other global nuclear powers...

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Technology

In India, harassment of Muslim women continue unabated

In India, harassment of Muslim women continue unabated. According to international media, over 100 Muslim women, including journalists, activists and politicians were put up for fake auctions by an open source app. This is the second attempt in less than a year to harass Muslim women in this manner. Talking to media, a Mumbai-based lawyer Fatima Zohra said the perpetrators...

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Jair Bolsonaro

Brazil’s Bolsonaro hospitalized with abdominal pain, condition stable

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was hospitalized on Monday with an intestinal blockage but is in stable condition, the hospital said in a medical note. The president's office said earlier that he had been suffering abdominal pain. The Vila Nova Star hospital in Sao Paulo said in its note that he was admitted there in the early hours of Monday due...

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Omicron

Omicron Shows the Unvaccinated Will Never Be Safe

The Omicron variant of SARS CoV2 has quickly upended at least three facts we thought we had established about t​​he COVID-19 pandemic. First, the transmissibility of Omicron has shattered all previous records, including those set by the Delta variant, which briefly had been considered just about worst-in-class due its extreme contagiousness. Second, it has shown us that COVID-19 can be...

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Narendra Modi

Daily Guardian slams BJP Govt in India for its campaign against NGOs & social activists

The UK based daily the Guardian has slammed the BJP government in India for its campaign against NGOs and social activists who are working for poor and marginalised communities in the country. In an article, the paper quoted international charity organization Oxfam as saying that its work in India will be imperilled by the government's refusal to renew a license...

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Tayyip Erdogan

Russian, Turkish Presidents discuss boosting bilateral ties

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin have discussed ways to enhance bilateral relations and exchanged views on regional developments. In a statement, the Turkish presidency spokesman said that during his meeting with Putin in Sochi, Mr. Erdogan reiterated his determination to advance the cooperation between the two countries in all fields.

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France sixth country with more than 10 mln COVID infections

France became the sixth country in the world to report more than 10 million COVID-19 infections since the outbreak of the pandemic, according to official data published on Saturday. According to  Reuters French health authorities reported 219,126 new confirmed cases in a 24-hour period, the fourth day in a row that the country has recorded more than 200,000 cases. France...

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Lu Shulin

‘You and Us’ Volume-II, by former Ambassador Lu Shulin launched in Beijing

”You and US” Volume-II compiled by former Ambassador Lu Shulin, one of China’s distinguished diplomats and Pakistan’s one of staunchest friends and Embassy of Pakistan was launched in a ceremony held at Pakistan Embassy Beijing. “The event was attended by the high ranking Chinese officials, intellectuals, Mission’s officers and representatives of media. The publication of ‘You and Us’, Volume-II, coincided...

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China

China asks Int’l community to help Afghan people to overcome their hardships

China has again called on international community to join hands and help the Afghan people to overcome their hardships. During his regular briefing in Beijing, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian said China rejects politicization of humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan. He demanded that the relevant countries should unfreeze Afghanistan's assets, lift unilateral sanctions and earnestly assume their principle responsibility for...

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