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Amazon teams up with Megan Thee Stallion to promote its 10th Prime Day sales event

Amazon is partnering with hip-hop star Megan Thee Stallion to boost sales for its 10th annual Prime Day discount event. On Tuesday, the rapper unveiled a new original song called Its Prime Day. An accompanying music video shows her purchasing a pink dog collar, fake eyelashes and other items from...

25 Jun 2024 11:40 pm
AAP Ministers write to PM Modi over the ongoing water crisis in Delhi

Delhi cabinet ministers have written a letter to Prime Narendra Modi and urged him to resolve the water crisis in the national capital on priority, Environment minister Gopal Rai said. Addressing a press conference on June 24, Delhi ministers Gopal Rai, Saurabh Bharadwaj, Kailash Gahlot and Imran Hussain said Atishis...

25 Jun 2024 11:20 pm
Dr. Jitendra Singh launches One Week One Theme (OWOT) campaign showcasing recent success stories of India in different streams of science and technology

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Science and Technology, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Earth Sciences, MoS PMO, Department of Atomic Energy, Department of Space, Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Dr. Jitendra Singh today launched One Week One Theme (OWOT) campaign showcasing recent success stories of India in...

25 Jun 2024 11:00 pm
Delhi BJP says AAP looking for an excuse to end Satyagraha of Delhi Water Minister Atishi

Delhi BJP State Unit President Virendra Sachdeva said that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is looking for an excise to end Satyagraha of Delhi Water Minister Atishi. Sachdeva said that AAP party leaders are looking for excuses to end their air conditioner hunger strike. They should go to fix water...

25 Jun 2024 10:20 pm
Kenyan police officers may deploy to Haiti Tuesday, reports say

Kenyan police officers may be set for deployment to Haiti on Tuesday, according to local reports and the French news agency, AFP. Multiple inquiries to the government of Kenya for confirmation of such reports were not answered. This development comes after numerous delays and court challenges, including the newest lawsuit...

25 Jun 2024 4:40 pm
Dali cargo ship leaves Baltimore, nearly 3 months after bridge collapse

The cargo ship Dali headed out of Baltimore for Virginia on Monday, nearly three months after it lost power and crashed into one of the Francis Scott Key bridges supporting columns and caused the bridge to collapse. The 299 meter Dali started moving shortly before 8:30 a.m. with four tugboats....

25 Jun 2024 4:20 pm
US moves Brunei, Sudan to blacklist on human trafficking report

The U.S. State Department moved Brunei and Sudan to Tier 3 on the annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report released Monday, which could subject the countries to sanctions or cutbacks in U.S. assistance. The U.S. deems the countries in Tier 3 to not be doing enough to act against human...

25 Jun 2024 4:00 pm
Signs emerge North Korea-Russia defense pact making China anxious

The United States is carefully studying a new mutual defense pact between Russia and North Korea, which Washington believes could aid Pyongyang in its nuclear and long-range missile development programs. There are also signs of tensions between North Korea and its longstanding ally, China, following the signing of the agreement....

25 Jun 2024 3:40 pm
US Supreme Court to consider gender-affirming care for minors

The U.S. Supreme Court will weigh in on transgender rights after the Biden administration and families have moved to block state-level bans on gender-affirming care. Republican-led states have limited health care for transgender people, participation in school sports, usage of bathrooms, and drag shows. A law in Tennessee restricts transgender...

25 Jun 2024 3:20 pm
Hungary snatches 1-0 win over Scotland to leave it with chance of making last 16 at Euro 2024

A dramatic stoppage-time goal saw Hungary beat Scotland 1-0 at the European Championship on Sunday to wreck its opponents hopes of reaching the knockout stage of a major tournament for the first time in its history. Late substitute Kevin Csoboth scored his first international goal in the 10th minute of...

25 Jun 2024 7:00 am
1 person found dead and 2 still missing after floods, rockslide hit a Swiss Alpine village

Rescuers in Switzerland have found the body of one of three people a day after they were swept away in a rockslide that hit their Alpine village following massive thunderstorms and rainfall, authorities said Sunday. The other two are still missing. One woman was pulled out alive from the rubble...

25 Jun 2024 5:00 am
North Macedonias parliament approves a new center-right government after Mays election

North Macedonias center-right leader secured parliamentary approval to lead a new coalition government in a vote late Sunday. Hristijan Mickoski, 46, faces significant challenges in his four-year term in office above all to advance the small Balkan NATO members lengthy efforts to join the 27-nation European Union. At the...

25 Jun 2024 3:00 am
New Delhi Metro Station to have three interchanges due to expansion of Green Line

The New Delhi Metro Station is set to have three interchange facilities as the Green Line of the Delhi Metro will expand from Inderlok to Indraprastha. According to the officials of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), the 12.37 km long Inderlok Indraprastha corridor will expand the already operational...

24 Jun 2024 11:20 pm
The goal of a developed India by 2047, the dream of building a superior Indiathese aspirations and resolutions mark the beginning of the 18th Lok Sabha session: PM Modi

The first Parliament session of the 18th Lok Sabha commenced in June 24 at the new Parliament building, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his remarks at the start of the first session of the 18th Lok Sabha. said that this was a glorious day in parliamentary democracy,. For...

24 Jun 2024 11:00 pm
Hungary forward Barnabs Varga in stable condition after serious-looking injury against Scotland

Hungary forward Barnabs Varga was in hospital in stable condition after a serious-looking injury at his teams final group match at the European Championship on Sunday. Varga will likely undergo surgery after fracturing several bones in his face. The 29-year-old also has concussion and will take no part in the...

24 Jun 2024 10:40 pm
Data by Traffic police shows stop line violations have increased by 32%

The Delhi Traffic Police has said that violations of the stop line at traffic signals in the national capital have seen a significant rise this year with a 32 per cent increase Delhi Traffic Police has recorded 2.37 lakh such violations in 2024, up from 1.8 lakh such violations last...

24 Jun 2024 10:20 pm
BSP Supremo Mayawati reinstated Akash Anand as her political heir

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Chief and former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Mayawati has reinstated her nephew as her political heir. Mayawati called a meeting of the party in Lucknow on June 23 in which all the main leaders, post holders and party officials of the BSP participated in the...

24 Jun 2024 10:00 pm
Landslide kills 8 in Chinas central Hunan province after heavy rainfall

A landslide in a mountainous area of central China has left eight people dead, state media said Sunday, as parts of the country were placed on high alert for bad weather. Heavy rain caused a deadly landslide in a village in Hunan province, according to state broadcaster CCTV. Four houses...

24 Jun 2024 4:00 pm
UK election betting scandal widens as a fourth Conservative Party official reportedly investigated

The chief data officer of Britains Conservative Party has taken a leave of absence, British media reported Sunday, following growing allegations that the governing partys members used inside information to bet on the date of Britains July 4 national election before it was announced. The Sunday Times and others reported...

24 Jun 2024 3:40 pm
Death toll at Hajj pilgrimage tops 1,300 amid scorching temperatures

More than 1,300 people died during this years Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia as the faithful faced extreme high temperatures at Islamic holy sites in the desert kingdom, Saudi authorities announced Sunday. Saudi Health Minister Fahd bin Abdurrahman Al-Jalajel said that 83% of the 1,301 fatalities were unauthorized pilgrims who...

24 Jun 2024 3:20 pm
Yacht crew faces criminal charges over Greek island fire allegedly started by fireworks

A Greek prosecutor on Sunday brought criminal charges against the captain and crew of a chartered yacht suspected of triggering a forest fire on a resort island in the Aegean Sea during a firework display. Greece has been plagued in recent days by scores of wildfires amid hot, dry and...

24 Jun 2024 3:00 pm
Democrats wrestle with whether to attend Netanyahus address to Congress

The last time Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the U.S. Congress, nearly 60 Democrats skipped his speech nine years ago, calling it a slap in the face to then-President Barack Obama as he negotiated a nuclear deal with Iran. With Netanyahu scheduled to address U.S. lawmakers on July 24...

24 Jun 2024 2:40 pm
International court unseals arrest warrant for Mali suspect accused of crimes in Timbuktu in 2012

The International Criminal Court unsealed an arrest warrant Friday for a Malian accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity in the desert city of Timbuktu in 2012-13, where he is suspected of leading an al-Qaida-linked Islamic extremist group. The warrant for Iyad Ag Ghaly, also known as Abou Fadl,...

23 Jun 2024 11:00 am
Niger revokes French companys operating permit at major uranium mine

Nigerien military authorities have withdrawn the operating permit for a large uranium mine from the French company Orano, the company said, significantly escalating tensions between the military junta and the countrys former colonial power. Niger, a landlocked country of 26 million, is the worlds seventh biggest supplier of uranium, used...

23 Jun 2024 10:00 am
Its the longest bridge ever built in Peru, and so far, it goes nowhere

It is the longest bridge ever built in Peru, a massive structure of cement and iron spanning the Nanay River as it connects to untouched areas of the Peruvian Amazon So far, it goes nowhere. The bridge is part of a federal highway project to connect Iquitos, in Perus northeast,...

23 Jun 2024 9:00 am
A vocational school student stuns China by besting university competitors in a math contest

A 17-year-old vocational school student from rural China became a celebrity on social media after reaching the final round of a math competition, beating many others from top universities and raising questions about the education system. Jiang Ping, who is studying fashion design, finished 12th in the Alibaba Global Math...

23 Jun 2024 6:00 am
A year ago, Russian mercenary chief Yevgeny Prigozhin challenged the Kremlin with a mutiny

On a lazy summer weekend a year ago, Russia was jolted by the stunning news of an armed uprising. The swaggering chief of a Kremlin-sponsored mercenary army seized a military headquarters in the south and began marching toward Moscow to oust the Defense Ministrys leaders, accusing them of starving his...

23 Jun 2024 5:00 am
What happened this week in the UK election campaign, from a betting controversy to Farages ambition

The U.K.s general election campaign is less than two weeks away now, and the prevailing trends dont appear to have changed much. The left-of-center Labour Party is the clear favorite to defeat Prime Minister Rishi Sunaks Conservatives, with Keir Starmer looking set to replace him as U.K. leader on the...

22 Jun 2024 11:40 pm
Ministry of Women and Child Development Launches 100-Days Special Awareness Campaign on Women Empowerment

The Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD) organized the National Workshop on SANKALP: Hub for Empowerment of Women Launch of the 100-Days Special Awareness Campaign at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi . The event was chaired by the Union Minister of State for Women & Child Development, Savitri Thakur,...

22 Jun 2024 11:20 pm
International Day of Yoga celebrated in Delhi. Delhi LG. Ambassadors and diplomats join celebrations in various parts of Delhi

The International Day of Yoga on June 21 was celebrated enthusiastically in Delhi. Delhi Lieutenant Governor and DDA chairman VK Saxena performed yoga at Baansera on the bank of Yamuna River. Besides Baansera, the Delhi Development Authority celebrated the yoga day at its 18 sports complexes/golf courses and nine DDA...

22 Jun 2024 11:00 pm
South Africa unbeaten at T20 World Cup after win over England, West Indies defeats US by 9 wickets.

Undefeated South Africa pulled off a seven-run win over defending champion England in the Super Eight playoffs at the Twenty20 World Cup on Friday. Harry Brook, who made 53, and Liam Livingstone, with 33 off 17 balls, had the chase in control for England with 25 needed off 18 balls...

22 Jun 2024 10:40 pm
Bhupender Yadav chairs review meeting on forest fire management and mitigation across the country

nion Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Shri Bhupender Yadav chaired a review meeting at Forest Survey of India, Dehradun , to review the management and mitigation of Forest Fires across the country. The meeting was attended by DGF&SS, senior officials of Ministry, PCCF Uttarakhand and other officers from State...

22 Jun 2024 10:20 pm
Floods kill 21, wreck homes as rainy season arrives in Niger

Floods in mostly arid Niger have killed 21 people and affected more than 6,000 others during just the first few weeks of the African countrys rainy season that runs through September, a government official said. Thirteen people were killed when their homes collapsed and eight died by drowning following heavy...

22 Jun 2024 4:00 pm
China threatens death penalty for Taiwan separatists

China has published new guidelines for criminal punishments that include the death penalty for certain extreme cases involving what it calls die-hard Taiwan independence separatists. The new guidelines, announced Friday, come as China is ramping up the pressure on Taiwan following its election of President Lai Ching-te in January and...

22 Jun 2024 3:40 pm
Armenia recognizes a Palestinian state

Armenia said Friday it is officially recognizing a Palestinian state, the latest country to do so despite criticism from Israel. Confirming its commitment to international law and the principles of equality, sovereignty and peaceful coexistence of peoples, the Republic of Armenia recognizes the State of Palestine, Armenias Foreign Ministry said...

22 Jun 2024 3:20 pm
How does heat kill? It confuses your brain, overworks your heart, shuts down your organs

As temperatures and humidity soar outside, whats happening inside the human body can become a life-or-death battle decided by just a few degrees. The critical danger point outdoors for illness and death from relentless heat is several degrees lower than experts once thought, say researchers who put people in hot...

22 Jun 2024 3:00 pm
Cities, provinces across China join global propaganda push

Each year, Chinas government spends billions on foreign propaganda and until recently those efforts were largely driven by departments in the central government and state media. Now, a growing number of cities are joining that effort, with the China Media Project, an independent research group, recently documenting at least 23...

22 Jun 2024 2:40 pm
Darfur sees an increase in much needed food aid, but its still not enough to avert famine, UN says

Families in Sudans embattled western Darfur region have finally received an emergency increase in food aid that is much needed to help avert looming famine, the U.N. food agency said Thursday. The World Food Program said in an update that five convoys carrying 5,000 tons of food aid have crossed...

22 Jun 2024 7:00 am
Malaysian leader Anwar says China a true friend and not to be feared as Premier Li ends visit

Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim on Thursday rejected the notion that Chinas dominance is to be feared, calling China a true friend at the end of Premier Li Qiangs visit to mark 50 years of diplomatic ties between their countries. While the leaders raised some contentious bilateral issues, Anwar said...

22 Jun 2024 6:00 am
Guatemalan President Bernardo Arvalo says he found a semi-destroyed country on taking office

Guatemala President Bernardo Arvalo says opposition in the Congress and the Attorney Generals Office have made it difficult to implement the change he seeks for the Central American nation which he found semi-destroyed when he took office almost six months ago. The politician from the progressive Seed Movement party was...

22 Jun 2024 5:00 am
How did North Korean soldiers wander across the worlds most heavily guarded border?

Dont believe the name: The Demilitarized Zone between the two rival Koreas might be the most heavily armed place on earth. Two million mines, barbed wire fences, tank traps and tens of thousands of troops from both countries patrol a divided swath of land 248 kilometers (154 miles) long and...

22 Jun 2024 4:00 am
Heat wave claims lives of at least 125 in Mexico this year, hitting countrys most vulnerable

When the nursing home in southern Mexico began to bake in the countrys ongoing heat wave, staff cycled their elderly residents through the few cooling options they had. First, some would sit in front of fans buzzing in the sweltering heat of Veracruz. Then theyd be moved in front of...

22 Jun 2024 3:00 am
Own-goals lead the way in the scoring chart after bizarre start to Euro 2024

Theres just no stopping the top scorer at the European Championship. Own-goals lead the way in the scoring chart, with the fifth one of the tournament coming Thursday through Italy defender Riccardo Calafiori in his teams 1-0 loss to Spain. The other unfortunate players to score in their own net...

21 Jun 2024 11:40 pm
BJP attacks AAP government over indifference to the heatwave in Delhi

The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) has attacked the AAP government over its indifference to the heatwave that is currently happening in the national capital. Addressing a press conference, Delhi BJP President Virendra Sachdeva said that every day 14 to 15 deaths are being reported due to heatwave on the streets...

21 Jun 2024 11:20 pm
Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh says there has been a 200% increase in space start ups in just two years

Chairing a high-level meeting to review the 100 days Action Plan of the Department of Space, d Dr. Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Science & Technology, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Earth Sciences, MoS PMO, Department of Atomic Energy, Department of Space, Personnel, Public Grievances...

21 Jun 2024 11:00 pm
Spain advances to knockout round at Euro 2024 with statement win over defending champion Italy

Europe beware Spain might just be back. The three-time European champion advanced to the round of 16 at Euro 2024 after a 1-0 win against holders Italy on Thursday. A 55th-minute own goal by Riccardo Calafiori settled the Group B game at the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen. But that...

21 Jun 2024 10:40 pm
BJP attacks AAP government over the water crisis in Delhi

The Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) heavily criticised the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government for the water crisis faced by the people of Delhi. Delhi BJP State President Virendra Sachdeva and BJP MPs from Delhi, namely, Harsh Malhotra, Manoj Tiwari, Ramvir Bidhuri, Yogender Chandolia and Bansuri Swaraj held a press conference....

21 Jun 2024 10:20 pm
Aid entering Gaza again via US-built temporary pier

Aid is again entering Gaza by sea though a U.S.-built temporary pier after the structure was reconnected to the beach earlier this week, a defense official told VOA on Thursday. The U.S. military had disconnected the floating pier last week and moved it to the port of Ashdod in Israel...

21 Jun 2024 4:40 pm
Analysts: Presence of foreign actors complicates Sudan war situation

As Sudans humanitarian crisis grows more dire, concerns are growing that foreign actors with interests in Sudan are complicating the situation and making it harder to end a 14-month war that has driven millions from their homes and has put parts of the country on the brink of famine. Calls...

21 Jun 2024 4:20 pm
US sleepwalking into space disaster, lawmaker warns

A key U.S. lawmaker warned Thursday that Russia is on the verge of ushering in the end of the Space Age with its new, nuclear anti-satellite weaponry. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Turner, an Ohio Republican, told an audience in Washington that allowing Russia to gain such an advantage would...

21 Jun 2024 4:00 pm