Italy Ischia landslide: State of emergency announced; death toll rises to two

Italy has declared a state of emergency following the Ischia landslide that has reportedly killed two people, while 10 others are still missing. At the conclusion of the emergency cabinet meeting that imposed the state of emergency, Nello Musumeci, the minister for civil protection, said that the first tranche of the two million euro relief funds […]

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‘I was led by the Satan’: Death note of Chesapeake Walmart shooter in Virginia

The Walmart worker who shot and killed six co-workers in Virginia left behind a “death note” on his phone that asked for an apology for what he was about to do while alleging that he was harrassed by “idiots with low intelligence and a lack of wisdom”. He said that he was led by the Satan. […]

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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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Canadian PM Trudeau deletes tweet falsely claiming Iran sentenced 15,000 to death

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has found himself in soup after deleting a tweet where he falsely stated that the Iranian regime had sentenced 15,000 protesters to death.  Reportedly, the inaccurate tweet was shared by Trudeau’s official Twitter account and remained live for more than 12 hours before being deleted. The claim that Iran’s regime […]

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Iran issues first death sentence to accused linked to ‘anti-hijab’ riots

In the wake of widespread protests following Mahsa Amini’s death, Iran handed down its first death sentence related to involvement in “riots,” as per to the judiciary’s Mizan Online website. As per Mizan Online, the accused was found guilty of one of Iran’s most serious crimes, “setting fire to a government building, disturbing public order, assembly, and conspiracy to commit […]

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US: 29-year-old Texas woman sentenced to death for killing a pregnant woman to steal her unborn child 

A 29-year-old woman in Texas has been sentenced to death for killing a pregnant acquaintance in October 2020 so that the foetus inside her womb could be removed and stolen. Taylor Parker on Wednesday was sentenced in Texas after a lengthy trial that began in September this year.  Also read | World’s first saliva-based pregnancy test […]

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Boris Johnson’s return as PM will sound death knell of Conservatives: Members

Even as Boris Johnson hints at a return to 10 Downing Street, reports suggest that several top Conservative Party leaders are jostling to thwart his attempts to run again for the leadership race. As per the Guardian, several MPs have expressed opposition to Johnson’s return, describing it to be the “end of the Conservative party”. […]

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Indonesia bans all syrup, liquid medicines after death of 99 children

After nearly 100 children died this year from acute kidney injury, the Indonesian government issued a ban on all syrup and liquid pharmaceutical prescription and over-the-counter sales on Wednesday. The ban was implemented as the health officials of the Southeast Asian nation looked into an unexplained increase since January in the number of paediatric deaths […]

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Uganda Ebola epidemic death toll climbs to 44, says WHO

The death toll from an Ebola epidemic declared last month in Uganda has climbed to 44, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a press briefing in Geneva that there had been 60 confirmed and 20 probable cases, with 44 deaths and 25 recoveries.  “We remain concerned that there may be more chains of transmission and more contacts than we know […]

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16-year-old Iranian schoolgirl beaten to death for refusing to sing anthem praising supreme leader

A 16-year-old Iranian girl died after she was allegedly beaten up by security forces in her classroom along with other students for refusing to sing an anthem praising Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. The incident took place last week in northwestern Ardabil city when the security forces were raiding the Shaheed Girls elevated School. They tried […]

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