Shamima Begum faces death if sent to Bangladesh, her lawyers tell the court

Shamima Begum, who was stripped off her UK citizenship in 2019 after she travelled to Islamic State-controlled Syria when she was 15, would face death penalty if sent back to Bangladesh, a court heard. Her lawyers said that the decision was taken without considering that she might have been trafficked into Syria.  They further said […]

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UAE flights & visa update: CHECK the revised guidelines for passengers having single name on passport

The rules for travellers from India who only have a single name on their passports have been modified. The Indian Consulate General in Dubai (CGI) said in a social media post on Thursday that passengers might board the plane as long as they meet the requirements mentioned.  The rules apply to passengers with visit visas/those eligible for […]

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Philippines seeks clarification from China after confrontation in South China Sea 

The Philippines has sought clarification from China following a confrontation between Filipino and Chinese personnel off Thitu Island— a disputed South China Sea territory.  “We have issued a note verbale already, seeking clarification from China on the incident. We, of course, have our own reports, but we would like to hear it from the side of […]

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African leaders agree on ceasefire in east Congo from Friday

African leaders have declared a ceasefire in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo starting Friday, which is aimed in particular at stopping attacks by the M23 rebel group, they said in a statement. The declaration was issued by the leaders of Congo, Rwanda, Burundi and Angola, and former Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta, after a summit in Luanda on Wednesday […]

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Scottish leader calls next election a ‘de facto referendum’ after UK top court snub

After the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom ruled that Scotland could not hold another referendum for independence without approval from Westminster, Scottish politician Nicola Sturgeon said that the next general election will be a “de facto referendum” on Scotland’s freedom from the UK. Sturgeon is the First Minister of Scotland and leader of the […]

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Dubai’s ‘Hypertower’ 100-storey all set to be hailed as world’s tallest residential building 

A new skyscraper in Dubai is all set to be hailed as the world’s tallest residential building. The developers claim that this ‘hypertower’ will be taller than Manhattan’s 72-meter skyscraper.  The structure, known as “Burj Binghatti Jacob & Co Residences,” is the result of a partnership between Emirati real estate developer Binghatti and watchmaker Jacob […]

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‘We stop, the world will stop’: South Korean trucker strike snarls crucial trade routes

South Korea’s unionised truckers kicked off their second major strike in less than six months on Thursday, vowing to “stop driving to change the world”. The strike may disrupt oil supplies at major refineries and transport at major ports and industrial plants. The organising union kicked off 16 rallies across the country on Thursday morning, […]

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Who is Sarah Josepha Hale and why is she important?

How Thanksgiving Became a National Holiday This Thanksgiving, take a little time to remember Sarah Josepha Hale, the woman who helped make this national day of thanks possible.  Who is Sarah Josepha Hale? Sarah Josepha Hale was born on October 24, 1788, on a farm in Newport, New Hampshire. From a tender age, she was curious, […]

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Indonesia: Java quake kills 40 and injures hundreds

An earthquake has struck the main Indonesian island of Java, leaving more than 40 people dead and hundreds injured, say local officials. The 5.6 magnitude quake struck Cianjur town in West Java, at a shallow depth of 10km (6 miles), according to US Geological Survey data. The tremor could be felt in the capital Jakarta […]

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Michelle Obama provides clear answer on her possible US presidential run

Former United States first lady Michelle Obama has always dominated headlines when it comes to a possible presidential run. Since the end of Barack Obama’s tenure as president, questions have been asked about Michelle potentially launching her own campaign. The rumours resurfaced when Hillary Clinton announced her campaign back in the 2016 elections and again […]

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