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Who are the 10 nominees for TIME's 2022 Person of the Year?

Chinese President Xi Jinping, US Supreme Court, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, US Representative Liz Cheney and Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy are TIME magazine's 2022 Person of the Year nominees. Other nominees are philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, protesters in Iran, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and gun safety advocates. Musk won the title in 2021. readmore...


What reforms when we don't have an economy: Sri Lankan President

Making a strong pitch for a new economic model, Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe acknowledged that there was no point in economic reforms "when we don't have an economy". "What is the plan for reform? Frankly, I have no plan for it," a Lankan daily quoted Wickremesinghe as saying. Sri Lanka is going through its worst economic crisis since independence. readmore...


Fire breaks out at Russian airport, authorities allege drone attack

A fire erupted at an airport on Tuesday in Russia's Kursk region that borders Ukraine. The regional governor claimed the fire was the result of a drone attack. This comes a day after alleged Ukrainian drone strikes on two airbases deep inside Russia. A cryptic tweet by a top Ukrainian official further fuelled speculations about Kyiv's involvement in the attacks. readmore...


Canada pledges $11.04 mn for clearing of landmines in Ukraine

Canada pledged on Monday financial assistance worth $11.04 million for the procurement of equipment needed by Ukraine for the humanitarian clearance of landmines. "The Ukrainian authorities now estimate that landmines are found in 30% of the country," Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Joly said. In August, the US State Department approved $89 million to help fund the demining process in Ukraine. readmore...


Exiled Russian news channel stripped of its license in Latvia

Latvia has revoked the license of an independent Russian TV news channel based out of the country for, among other things, voicing support for Russia's military, Latvia's media watchdog said on Tuesday. On Friday, Latvian authorities opened an investigation into statements made by the exiled TV Rain on suspicion that it was supporting Russia's ongoing military campaign in Ukraine. readmore...


India buying cheap oil from Russia at cost of our suffering: Ukraine minister

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said India's purchase of Russian oil at discounted prices following the Ukraine invasion is "morally inappropriate". "The opportunity for India to buy Russian oil at a cheap price comes from the fact that Ukrainians are suffering...and dying every day," Kuleba said. Russia surpassed Saudi Arabia to become India's top crude supplier in October. readmore...


Chinese hackers stole $20 mn from COVID-19 relief funds: US

An official from the United States Secret Service said that Chinese hackers stole at least $20 million from US government's coronavirus relief funds. The Secret Service identified the hacking team reportedly responsible for the theft as APT41 or Winnti. The Chinese Embassy in Washington called the accusations "groundless" and said that China has always "firmly opposed...all forms of cyber theft". readmore...


Intruder shot dead by BSF in Rajasthan, body handed over to Pakistan

A Pakistani infiltrator was shot dead by Border Security Force (BSF) in Rajasthan's Sri Ganganagar district on Monday, reports said. The man was reportedly shot after he ignored BSF's warnings about crossing the border. The body of the deceased was handed over to Pakistan on Tuesday, the reports said, adding that Pakistan Rangers had earlier refused to accept the body. readmore...


Sri Lanka to resume flights from Jaffna to India next week after 3-year gap

Sri Lanka is set to resume flights from the northern Jaffna peninsula to Chennai by December 12, Sri Lanka's Aviation Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva said. The announcement comes three years after Sri Lanka discontinued flight services from the region to India. The move is aimed to promote tourism in Sri Lanka amid the country's ongoing economic crisis. readmore...


Chinese spy ship 'Yuan Wang 5' spotted in Indian Ocean Region: Report

Chinese spy ship ‘Yuan Wang 5', which is fitted with tracking and surveillance devices, has entered the Indian Ocean Region, a report claimed on Tuesday. The vessel was last spotted in the Sunda Strait of Indonesia, the report added. The Indian Navy is reportedly keeping watch on the vessel, which can track ballistic missiles and satellites. readmore...


File FIR in journalist's killing in Kenya: Pak SC to govt

The Pakistani Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday ordered the government to file an FIR at the earliest on the alleged killing of senior journalist Arshad Sharif in Kenya. The court also sought a copy of the inquiry report on the incident. Sharif, 49, who worked with ARY TV, was shot dead on October 23 this year. readmore...


Iran sentences 5 to death for killing paramilitary force member

An Iranian court awarded the death penalty to five people who were charged with killing a member of the country's Basij paramilitary force, state media reported on Tuesday. Eleven others were handed lengthy prison sentences in the case. The alleged killing took place on November 12, amid the nationwide protests sparked by Mahsa Amini's death, state media reports said. readmore...


Xi Jinping to visit Saudi Arabia this week: Report

Chinese President Xi Jinping will arrive in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday for a three-day visit, Saudi state media reported. During the visit, Xi and Saudi Arabia's King Salman will reportedly hold a bilateral summit, which will be attended by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Notably, US-Saudi ties are currently under strain over various issues, including energy policy. readmore...


China criticises nuke report, calls US 'destroyer of world peace'

China on Tuesday criticised a report by Pentagon wherein it said that the Chinese nuclear arsenal would likely have 1,500 warheads by 2035 and that Beijing hasn't disclosed their intended use. China strictly adheres to its no-first-use policy on nuclear weapons "under any circumstances," China's Defence Ministry said. A ministry spokesperson further called the US the "destroyer of world peace". readmore...


Protesters try to storm Mongolia govt palace over China-linked coal theft

Protesters in Mongolia's capital, Ulaanbataar, attempted to storm the State Palace on Monday during demonstrations against alleged corruption in the country's coal trade with China. They were demanding the dismissal of officials involved in the scandal, which pertains to an alleged theft of 3,85,000 tonnes of coal from stockpiles on Mongolia's border with China. readmore...


Albania's oppn leader punched in face while leading supporters to protests

A man on Tuesday punched Albania's opposition leader in the face while the latter was leading a crowd of his party's supporters to join anti-government protests taking place near the venue of an EU summit. Sali Berisha, the Democratic Party's leader, and his supporters were headed for the central part of Albania's capital, Tirana. The protesters were demanding early elections. readmore...


5 killed in a bar shooting in Mexican resort town of Acapulco

Five men were gunned down in a bar in Mexico's resort town of Acapulco. Prosecutors said that one possible suspect has been detained. The latest incident came days after beachgoers in Acapulco spotted two tortured dead bodies that had washed ashore. In a separate incident, prosecutors said they found half-buried bodies of five men in the state of Michoacan. readmore...


Tanzania cancels I-Day event to build dormitories for kids with special needs

Tanzania's President Samia Suluhu Hassan has cancelled the 61st Independence Day celebrations, allocating its budget to build eight dormitories for children with special needs. The event was going to cost $445,000, an amount which has already been disbursed. In 2020, Independence Day celebrations were cancelled to use the budget to buy medical equipment for hospitals during the pandemic. readmore...


Taliban allows Afghan girls to take high school exam: Report

The Taliban has allowed Afghan girls to take their high school graduation examination this Wednesday, the Associated Press reported on Tuesday, citing an official and documents from the Taliban administration. The decision reportedly applies to 31 out of Afghanistan's 34 provinces. Girls have been barred from attending middle and high school since the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan last year. readmore...


Renewable energy to overtake coal by 2025: IEA

The International Energy Agency (IEA) on Tuesday said by 2025 renewable energy will replace coal as the largest source of electricity across the world. It added renewables will account for over 90% of global electricity expansion in the next five years. Energy insecurity following the war in Ukraine has triggered a surge in the renewable energy sector, the IEA said. readmore...


Pak poll body set to remove Imran Khan as chairman of PTI party

The Election Commission of Pakistan on Tuesday began the process to remove Imran Khan from the position of chief of Opposition party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) following charges in the Toshakhana case. Khan is accused of concealing "Toshakhana gifts retained by him". The Toshakhana is a government department that stores gifts given to lawmakers by foreign delegations. readmore...


We want to build a new economy: Sri Lankan Prez Wickremesinghe

Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe has said there was no point in introducing economic reforms in the island nation as the current economy is very weak. "What we want to do is to build a new economy," he explained. Sri Lanka is in the midst of its worst economic crisis since its independence in 1948. readmore...


6 killed in roadside blast in Afghanistan's Mazar-e Sharif

At least six people were killed after a roadside bomb exploded near a bus carrying government employees in northern Afghanistan's Mazar-e Sharif on Tuesday morning, a Taliban spokesperson said. The bomb was reportedly hidden inside a cart and detonated when the bus was passing by. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the blast. readmore...


Jiang Zemin’s reputation & achievement will be part of history: Xi

Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin's reputation, achievement and charisma will always be a part of history, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday. Xi was speaking at a memorial meeting held in Beijing for Jiang who died on November 30, aged 96. The hour-long meeting began with a three-minute-long blowing of sirens all across the country. readmore...


Russia accuses Ukraine of 'nuclear terrorism' over shelling at power plant

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu has accused Ukraine of "nuclear terrorism", saying that Kyiv is continuing to shell the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, deliberately creating the threat of a possible nuclear catastrophe. Shoigu added that Russian forces were resorting to "all measures" to ensure the safety of the nuclear power plant. Ukraine has denied shelling the facility. readmore...


Flu season 2022 started a month early, severity is highest in 13 years - The Washington Post

The flu has hospitalized a record number of people this season, underscoring the potential for a perilous winter of respiratory viruses with covid-19 and RSV.

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NASA's James Webb Telescope Captures Stunning Image Of Pillars Of Creation - NDTV

This time, the mid-infrared instrument (MIRI) on board the James Webb Space Telescope managed to capture the ghostly landscape.

Mid-infrared light is particularly good for closely observing gas and dust. Our notion of "surprise" when it comes to astronomy images has slightly changed now that we have a strong lens focused on … [+1538 chars] readmore...


Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen announce divorce after 13 years of marriage - CNBC

NFL superstar Tom Brady and supermodel Gisele Bundchen said they will divorce after 13 years of marriage.

NFL superstar Tom Brady and supermodel Gisele Bündchen are getting divorced after 13 years of marriage, they announced Friday. "We arrived at this decision amicably and with gratitude for the time w… [+1713 chars] readmore...


Russia ends civilian pull-out before Kherson battle - BBC

An eight-day operation ends in Kherson city as Russian officials prepare for a Ukrainian attack.

Russian officials say they have completed an operation to move civilians out of the occupied southern city of Kherson ahead of an expected battle with advancing Ukrainian forces. At least 70,000 ci… [+4359 chars] readmore...


Study shows link between genetics and response to electroconvulsive therapy - UM Today

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a treatment reserved for the most severe cases of depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Positive results are not guaranteed. Could genetic insight in the f

October 28, 2022 — Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a treatment reserved for the most severe cases of depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Positive results are not guaranteed. Could gen… [+3731 chars] readmore...


Free Fire MAX keeps downloading expansion packs: How to solve - Sportskeeda

Free Fire MAX is one of the most famous names in the mobile battle royale genre. The title has gained millions of downloads and a massive player base with its impressive dynamics and premium graphics.

Free Fire MAX is one of the most famous names in the mobile battle royale genre. The title has gained millions of downloads and a massive player base with its impressive dynamics and premium graphics… [+2878 chars] readmore...


Britain’s first Hindu prime minister is destroying Tories’ pitiful vision of diversity - The Guardian

We should quickly abandon wishful thinking in order to be truly ready for Rishi Sunak

The world has watched in appalled fascination as the UKs ruling party scrapes the bottom of its human resources barrel: it found there its first Black chancellor of the exchequer and then, to clear u… [+6664 chars] readmore...


Rishi Sunak backtracks on £10 missed NHS appointment fines - BBC

Rishi Sunak made the pledge during his first attempt to become Conservative leader earlier this summer.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has scrapped a Tory leadership campaign pledge he made to fine patients in England £10 if they miss GP or hospital appointments. He made the pledge during this summer's l… [+3449 chars] readmore...


Intensive BP Lowering Harmful in Acute Ischemic Stroke: ENCHANTED2/MT - Medscape

The ENCHANTED2/MT trial, which was investigating intensive lowering of blood pressure in acute ischemic stroke patients after mechanical thrombectomy, has been stopped early due to safety concerns.

A large randomized trial that was investigating intensive lowering of blood pressure in acute ischemic stroke patients who had undergone mechanical thrombectomy has been stopped early because of safe… [+9545 chars] readmore...


Explore CISA's 37 steps to minimum cybersecurity - Cybersecurity Dive

The agency placed a premium on low cost, high impact security efforts, which account for more than 40% of the goals.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency released its long-awaited, cross sector cybersecurity performance goals Thursday, in a bid to raise the security baselines. Far from esoteric, the… [+1566 chars] readmore...


Red Bull fined £6m by FIA over Formula One budget cap breach in 2021 season - The Guardian

Red Bull have been fined $7m (£6.05m) after breaching Formula One’s budget cap, the FIA has announced

Red Bull have been given a $7m (£6.05m) fine and a 10% reduction in aerodynamic testing for breaching the 2021 cost cap. The FIAs decision was issued on Friday having concluded an agreed breach agree… [+5138 chars] readmore...


Reports: Elon Musk takes control of Twitter, immediately fires CEO - CBS News

Musk is in charge of the social media platform and has fired its CEO and other executives, numerous reports say. Musk tweeted, "the bird is freed."

Elon Musk has taken control of Twitter and ousted its CEO and at least two other top executives, according to numerous reports. Two people familiar with the deal told The Associated Press Thursday n… [+4897 chars] readmore...


New record-high diesel price next week, petrol also pricier | Fin24 - News24

Fuel prices will increase on Wednesday after the rand weakened and oil price rose in October.

On Wednesday, the price of unleaded petrol (both 93 and 95), will increase by 51c a litre, while diesel will rise by R1.43 a litre. This will push the Gauteng price of diesel to R25.49 a litre - a n… [+1862 chars] readmore...


Supreme Court strikes down law requiring sex offenders to be automatically added to registry - CBC News

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that a 2011 change to the Criminal Code requiring sex offenders to automatically be added to the sex offenders registry is unconstitutional.

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that a 2011 change to the Criminal Code requiring sex offenders to automatically be added to the sex offenders registry is unconstitutional. In a five to four s… [+5369 chars] readmore...


Azam Khan Disqualified As UP MLA After Conviction For Hate Speech - NDTV

Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan's assembly seat was declared vacant by the Uttar Pradesh speaker this evening, formalising his disqualification as the MLA from the Rampur seat.

Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan's assembly seat was declared vacant by the Uttar Pradesh speaker this evening, formalising his disqualification as the MLA from the Rampur seat. Mr Khan, Vidhan sabh… [+1461 chars] readmore...


Synthesizing quantum nanomagnets via metal-free multi-porphyrin systems - Phys.org

A team of researchers at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, working with a pair of colleagues from Harvard University, has developed a new way to synthesize single quantum nanomagnets that are based on metal-free, multi-porphyrin systems. In their paper published…

A team of researchers at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, working with a pair of colleagues from Harvard University, has developed a new way to synthesize single quantum nanomagnets that are based on m… [+2735 chars] readmore...


Fencing Commences 2022-23 Campaign With Temple Open - Penn Athletics

PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania's men's and women's fencing teams open their regular season this weekend with the Temple Open, joining 21 varsity and three club teams from around the country.

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Two new Covid variants found in UK with hundreds of cases detected - The Independent

The UK Health and Security Agency has warned rapid growth has been identified in the strains

Sign up for our free Health Check email to receive exclusive analysis on the week in health Get our free Health Check email Two new strains of coronavirus have emerged in the UK, health officials h… [+2669 chars] readmore...


Quentin Tarantino Responds To Kanye West Claims He Stole His Idea For ‘Django Unchained’ - Deadline

Quentin Tarantino is setting the record straight on Kanye West’s claims that the director stole his idea for the plot for his Oscar-winning film Django Unchained. West made the claim in an interview earlier this week with Piers Morgan, telling Morgan he pitch…

Quentin Tarantino is setting the record straight on Kanye West’s claims that the director stole his idea for the plot for his Oscar-winning film Django Unchained. West made the claim in an interview… [+1331 chars] readmore...


Stock market news live updates: Stocks push higher as Apple boom outweighs Amazon miss - Yahoo Canada Finance

U.S. equities elbowed their way past an earnings miss from Amazon to open higher Friday after a rough week of third-quarter financials from Big Tech.

U.S. stocks elbowed their way past an earnings miss from Amazon to charge higher Friday, boosted by an Apple beat that helped offset some concerns from a a rough week of third-quarter Big Tech result… [+3559 chars] readmore...



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