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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Spain calls for second emergency meeting after murder of six women, one girl in January

The Spanish government has called for a second emergency crisis committee meeting which includes domestic violence experts and will also be attended by the country’s equality, interior and justice ministries, on Friday (January 27). This comes in light of the recent murders of six women and one 8-year-old girl since the beginning of this year, […]

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North Korea issues ‘extreme cold’ weather warning as mercury plunges to -30 degrees Celsius

North Korean authorities have issued an extreme cold weather warning across the entire country, on Tuesday (January 24), as the temperatures in the region are expected to drop as low as -30 degrees Celsius in the northern regions, reported the state radio broadcaster. The regions in question include Ryanggang, North Hamgyong and South Hamgyong which […]

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World reaches its closest point of annihilation: Doomsday Clock

The ‘Doomsday Clock’ came closest to the literal moment of doom on Tuesday. Atomic scientists set the ‘Doomsday Clock’ just 90 seconds short of midnight, citing the threats of nuclear war, disease and climate change as determinant factors amid geopolitical volatility led by ongoing Russia-Ukraine war. What is the Doomsday Clock? The ‘Doomsday Clock’ is […]

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Classified documents found at former US VP Mike Pence’s home: Reports

A report by CNN, citing multiple sources claims, a lawyer for former United States Vice President Mike Pence discovered at least a dozen documents marked classified at his residence in Indiana, last week and have since been handed over to the FBI. Subsequently, his lawyer Greg Jacob also wrote a letter to the National Archives, […]

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Rights group files criminal complaint in Germany against Myanmar military for alleged war crimes, genocide

A human rights group and 16 individuals from Myanmar have filed a criminal complaint against Myanmar’s military in Germany, accusing them of war crimes, genocide, and crimes against humanity. The lawsuit against Myanmar military generals and others was filed last week, said the advocacy group, Fortify Rights, in a statement, on Tuesday (January 24). The […]

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Top 10 world news: Poland intervenes in Ukraine-Germany Leopard 2 tank row, ‘RRR’ gets Academy nod, and more

Poland has officially sought permission from Germany to transfer its Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine, said Polish Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak on Tuesday (January 24). After clinching the Golden Globe earlier this month, ‘Naatu Naatu’ from ‘RRR’ has scored an Oscar nomination. While the film failed to make inroads in any other category, the nomination should […]

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US admits it cannot impose anti-Iran sanctions ‘perfectly’

The United States on Tuesday said that it will raise pressure on China to stop buying crude oil from Iran. The statement comes in addition to the ongoing spree of sanctions that Washington has imposed on Tehran to control its nuclear activities. “China is the main destination of illicit exports by Iran”, Robert Malley, Biden […]

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US: Biden calls for assault weapons ban after California witnesses third mass shooting within three days

At least eight people were injured and one was killed in a shootout at an Oakland gas station, late Monday (January 23) said the San Francisco Bay Area police, reported Associated Press. The incident in Oakland took place hours after two other mass shootings in the United States’, California. The state has now witnessed three mass shootings […]

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