Category: Foreign News

Elon Musk: Twitter closes offices until next week

Twitter has told employees that the company’s office buildings will be temporarily closed, effective immediately.

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Former President Donald Trump launches 2024 presidential campaign

PALM BEACH, Fla. – Donald Trump, the only president impeached twice, launched a campaign to reclaim the Oval Office on Tuesday, two years after voters ousted him and a week after they rejected his hand-picked candidates in several pivotal Senate races.

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World population projected to hit 8 billion today

The world population surged past 8 billion people on Tuesday, the United Nations said, warning that more hardship is in store for regions already facing resource scarcity due to climate change.

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Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan shot and wounded in ‘clear assassination’ attempt

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan was shot in the shin on Thursday when his anti-government protest convoy came under attack in the east of the country in what his aides said was a clear assassination attempt.

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At least 141 dead, many injured after India bridge collapse

At least 60 people died and many are feared injured after a century-old cable suspension bridge collapsed into a river Sunday evening in the western Indian state of Gujarat, sending hundreds plunging in the water, officials said.

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Currency depreciations risk intensifying global food, energy crisis – World Bank

The shrinking value of the currencies of most developing economies is driving up food and fuel prices in ways that could deepen the food and energy crises that many of them already face, according to the World Bank’s latest Commodity Markets Outlook report.

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Global finance leaders single out China as barrier to faster debt relief

Western countries this week ratcheted up their criticism of China, the world’s largest bilateral creditor, as the main obstacle to moving ahead with debt restructuring agreements for the growing number of countries unable to service their debts.

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Russia President Vladimir Putin grants Russian citizenship to U.S. whistleblower Edward Snowden

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday granted Russian citizenship to former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, nine years after he exposed the scale of secret surveillance operations by the National Security Agency (NSA).

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British Pound hits record low against the dollar after tax cut plans

The British pound has fallen to a record low on Monday against the dollar and other currencies as markets react to the UK government’s biggest tax cuts in 50 years.

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Queen Elizabeth dies at 96, ending an era for Britain

Queen Elizabeth, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, the nation’s figurehead and a towering presence on the world stage for seven decades, died peacefully at her home in Scotland on Thursday aged 96.

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Actor Jacqueline Fernandez is now an accused in INR 200-Crore extortion case

Actor Jacqueline Fernandez has been named an accused in the money laundering case against conman Sukesh Chandrashekar, who faces charges of extortion amounting to a massive INR 200 crore.

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Ethnic minority woman Draupadi Murmu wins India’s presidential election

A woman who hails from a minority ethnic community was chosen Thursday as India’s new president, a largely ceremonial position.

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Japanese former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has died

Japan’s former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has died in hospital after he was shot at a political campaign event, say local media.

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Japan ex-prime minister Shinzo Abe taken to hospital after apparent shooting – NHK

Japanese former prime minister Shinzo Abe was taken to hospital on Friday after being shot from behind by what appeared to be a man with a shotgun while delivering a speech in the western city of Nara, public broadcaster NHK said.

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Zimbabwe to introduce gold coins as local currency tumbles

Zimbabwe’s central bank said it would start selling gold coins this month as a store of value to tame runaway inflation, which has considerably weakened the local currency.

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UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet will not seek second term

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet indicated on Monday that she would not seek a second term. The surprise announcement came during a wide-ranging speech to the Geneva-based Human Rights Council.

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