Morning news brief: Pompeo’s claims on India-Pakistan, Washington mass shooting, and more

Former US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, in his memoir “Never Give an Inch” has claimed that in 2019, neighbouring countries India and Pakistan were on the verge of a nuclear war and that the US de-escalated the situation. In other news, Chris Hopkins has been sworn in as New Zealand’s new Prime Minister, replacing […]

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Ghislaine Maxwell claims Jeffrey Epstein was murdered

Ghislaine Maxwell, a convicted sex trafficker and longtime partner of disgraced late US financier Jeffrey Epstein, has claimed that the latter was murdered in prison. She told a British broadcaster in an interview that she believes that Epstein was murdered. Epstein killed himself in a New York jail in August 2019 in the face of […]

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Prince Andrew’s photo with abuse accuser is ‘fake’, claims Ghislaine Maxwell

Shamed sex trafficker and ex-British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell claimed that the infamous photograph of sexual abuse accuser Virginia Giuffre with Britain’s Prince Andrew is “fake”.  A decades-old photo of Andrew and Giuffre together has been circulating in which he can be seen with his arm around Giuffre’s waist and Maxwell standing next to them. It is […]

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Palestinian killed by Israeli civilian at West Bank farm, claims army

A Palestinian was shot dead by an Israeli civilian at a settler farm on Saturday in the occupied West Bank after an attempted stabbing attack, stated the army reporting the latest incident as violence escalated in the region.  The Israeli military stated that a “terrorist was neutralised” in an “attempted stabbing attack” that took place […]

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Top 10 world news: Russia claims capture of Klishchiivka, Google joins layoff spree, and more

The defence ministry of Russia on Friday stated that its forces took control of Klishchiivka which is near Bakhmut in the Donetsk region of Ukraine. As per reports, aerial support was used to capture the village.  In other news, an airport official said that the Pokhara International Airport in Nepal, where the ill-fated Yeti Airlines […]

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Two attacks by militants kill 18 people in Burkina Faso, claims security sources

At least 18 people were killed, which included 16 supporters of the army,  in the two attacks suspected to have been carried out by militants in north and northwest regions of Burkina Faso, stated security sources on Friday. The two attacks took place in Burkina Faso on Thursday. The attacks were the latest to target […]

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Somalia: Eight killed in roadside bombing, Al-Shabaab claims responsibility

Eight people were killed in a roadside bombing in Central Somalia on Saturday (January 14) with the Al-Shabaab claiming responsibility for the attack. The blast occurred in Hiran district’s Buloburde city. A local police commander Abdullahi Mohamud said the bomber detonated a car laden with explosives near an administrative building, a report by the news […]

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Clash between rebel groups in Colombia leave 10 dead, claims human rights official

A recent clash between the armed rebel groups in Colombia near the Venezuelan border claimed the lives of at least 10 people, a Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday. As per AFP, a researcher with the international rights group, Juan Pappier, on his Twitter wrote, “The information we have received reports at least 10 deaths in the […]

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Russia likely in ‘control’ of Ukraine’s Soledar town, claims UK

Russia may have taken “full control” of Ukraine’s salt-mining eastern town of Soledar, in the Donbas region, UK’s Ministry of Defence has claimed, adding that the mercenary Wagner Group and Russian troops have made significant advances in the past four days. Russia, however, is “unlikely to envelop the town imminently because Ukrainian forces maintain stable defensive lines […]

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Fact Check: No, COVID-19 vaccines didn’t kill Canadian doctors. Social media claims are unproven

The first known coronavirus (COVID-19) case was reported in China and the deadly virus started to spread globally at a compounding rate. In the battle to beat Covid, vaccines played a crucial role but the so-called vaccine deniers tried to malign the immunisation programmes adopted by countries. Studies have also claimed that Covid vaccines are […]

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