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Advancing Russian Forces Reach Key Highway from Donbas Cities

Governor of Luhansk province, said around 50 Russian soldiers had reached the highway and 'managed to gain a foothold for some time'

26 May 2022 9:09 pm
UK PM Johnson Apologises to Cleaners, Guards Over Parties

Following Wednesday's release of the long-awaited report by senior bureaucrat Sue Gray, three more MPs from Johnson's Conservative party called publicly for his resignation

26 May 2022 8:31 pm
Powerful 7.2-magnitude Earthquake Rocks Southern Peru

Its epicenter was 20 kilometers northeast of the town of Azangaro, close to Lake Titicaca on the border with Bolivia

26 May 2022 8:07 pm
Russian Shelling Kills Four in Kharkiv, Says Ukraine

After heavy battles and severe destruction of the city, Ukrainian forces retained control of Kharkiv

26 May 2022 8:02 pm
Ukraine Says War in East at 'Maximum Intensity'

Moscow's army has plotted a slow but steady course deeper into the Donbas region since withdrawing forces from central and northern regions to consolidate military efforts in the east

26 May 2022 7:57 pm
Indian, Pakistani Nationals Killed in Gas Cylinder Explosion at Restaurant in UAE

The incident happened on Monday afternoon in a restaurant in Abu Dhabi, the Khaleej Times reported on Wednesday

26 May 2022 5:18 pm
Russia Says Western Reporters to Be Expelled if YouTube Blocks Foreign Ministry Briefings

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova holds a weekly briefly on topical issues in Russian foreign policy that is broadcast on YouTube and other platforms

26 May 2022 4:32 pm
In Trigger Happy America, Freedom is Laced With Gunpowder and Political Bickering an Endless Trap

When it comes to gun ownership, the United States has some seriously abnormal statistics as opposed to the rest of the world

26 May 2022 4:01 pm
Mothers Confront Horror After 11 Babies Die in Senegal Hospital Fire

The tragedy in Tivaouane comes after several other incidents at Senegalese hospitals angered the nation

26 May 2022 3:52 pm
Two Russian Soldiers Plead Guilty in New War Crimes Trial in Ukraine

At the trial in the Kotelevska district court in central Ukraine, state prosecutors asked for Alexander Bobikin and Alexander Ivanov to be jailed for 12 years for violating the laws of war

26 May 2022 3:43 pm
Ousted Pak PM Imran Khan Issues Ultimatum After Disbanding Violent Protest March

Khan had rallied thousands of supporters to Islamabad, with plans to occupy sensitive parts of the capital until Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif gave in to his demand for new polls, but Khan told his followers on Thursday morning to step back, while delivering a fresh ultimatum

26 May 2022 2:56 pm
18 Die After Collapse of Tower Block in Iran, People 'Trapped Under Rubble'

The search and rescue operation will continue 'until the last body is recovered,' officials said

26 May 2022 2:14 pm
'Ima Go Shoot Up Elementary School Rn': With Texas Killer's Texts, Could Facebook Have Stopped Killings?

According to a report, minutes before his deadly assault, Ramos, allegedly sent a series of chilling text messages to a girl he met online

26 May 2022 12:51 pm
Israeli Court Upholds Ban on Jewish Prayer at Al Aqsa Compound

Al Aqsa mosque compound, which Jews revere as a vestige of their two ancient temples, is in Jerusalem's Old City and at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

26 May 2022 12:17 pm
Pakistan Army on the Roads as Imran Khans Azadi March Enters Islamabad, Shelling & Clashes Reported

The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday gave Imran Khans party permission to stage an Azadi march in Peshawar Mor, between the H-9 and G-9 areas of Islamabad

26 May 2022 10:27 am
Ukraine Says Russia Shelled More Than 40 Towns in Donbas Push

After failing to seize Ukraine's capital Kyiv or its second city Kharkiv, Russia is trying to take full control of the Donbas, comprised of two eastern provinces Moscow claims on behalf of separatists

26 May 2022 9:06 am
Nepal and China Discuss Cooperation in Trade and Other Sectors During Virtual Meeting

The 14th meeting of the Nepal-China Diplomatic Consultation Mechanism was held virtually Wednesday afternoon, the ministry said in a press release

26 May 2022 8:54 am
Pakistan Army Called In as Imran Khan Marches Into Islamabad; Tear Gas, Fighting Reported | Top Points

The defiant former PM had on Wednesday rejected reports about any deal with the government on his protest march, which is now escalating tensions across the country

26 May 2022 8:28 am
Hemmed in by Covid Curbs, Beijingers Seek Respite in Urban Outdoors

While gatherings are discouraged and many parks in the sprawling city of 22 million are shut, Beijingers, have taken up outdoor pursuits such as camping and picnicking after more than two years of strict and often claustrophobic pandemic curbs

26 May 2022 8:05 am
London View: Making News, The Rahul Gandhi Way

Rahul Gandhis meeting with Jeremy Corbyn that he publicised actively is no move against the BJP; it was a move that could not but have sought to embarrass India itself

26 May 2022 7:30 am
UN Vote on Thursday on US Push for More North Korea Sanctions

The vote comes a day after Pyongyang fired three missiles, including one thought to be its largest intercontinental ballistic missile, following US President Joe Biden's trip to Asia

26 May 2022 7:22 am
US, Japan Stage Joint Flight After N. Korea Missile Launches in Display of 'Combined Capabilities' to Counter Regional Threat

The exercise was meant to showcase combined capabilities to deter and counter regional threats, the US military said in a press release

26 May 2022 7:15 am
Bilawal Bhutto Rejects Imran Khan Allegations, Rebuilds Ties with West at Davos

While Davos has been dominated by fears around trade blocs and more siloed nations, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said multilateral cooperation with neighbouring countries and the West is the way forward for Pakistan

25 May 2022 10:47 pm
Four Bombs Kill At Least 11 in Afghanistan, Say Officials

Another bomb exploded inside a mosque in the capital Kabul late on Wednesday, killing at least two people and wounding 10 others, the interior ministry said

25 May 2022 10:27 pm
Russian President Putin Visits 'Hero' Soldiers Wounded in War-hit Ukraine

Russia said on March 25 that 1,351 soldiers had been killed and 3,825 wounded in Ukraine. Authorities have not released any new figures since

25 May 2022 9:45 pm
Did Russia Consider Using Monkeypox As A Bioweapon After The Collapse Of The Soviet Union?

Former deputy head of the biological weapons program, Kanat Alibekov shocked the world when he claimed the USSR was exploring the options of using Monkeypox as a bioweapon. The revelation came at a time when Russia had invaded Ukraine over Donbas. In this episode of DeCode, we examine the claims made by Alibekov and look at if a country can be punished for using bioweapons.

25 May 2022 8:13 pm
Last Known Survivor of World War II POW Massacre Dead at 99

Harold Billow, who died on May 17, was attached to the Army's 285th Field Artillery Observation Battalion when his unit surrendered

25 May 2022 8:09 pm
Moscow Says it is Preparing Measures Against English-language Media in Russia

Russia was preparing measures against 'Anglo-Saxon media', using a term Russian officials often use to refer to the English-speaking world

25 May 2022 7:48 pm
UK's Boris Johnson Takes 'Full Responsibility' for 'Partygate'

However, Johnson has shown no sign of heeding calls from critics to resign over the issue

25 May 2022 7:37 pm
Putin Fast-tracks Russian Citizenship for Residents of Southern Ukraine

Moscow and pro-Moscow officials have said both regions could become part of Russia

25 May 2022 7:32 pm
Sri Lankan PM Wickremesinghe Appointed Finance Minister to Steer Crisis-hit Nation Out of the Woods

Wickremesinghe, 73, was sworn in as the Minister of Finance, Economic Stability and National Policies by embattled President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who is facing popular anger for the unprecedented economic crisis.

25 May 2022 6:57 pm
Factbox | What Are the Findings from a Report into Lockdown Parties in Downing Street?

The long-awaited report into lockdown-breaching parties was held at PM Boris Johnson's Downing Street office, which led police to hand out 126 fines and threatened his grip on power

25 May 2022 6:43 pm
Pakistan Police Fire Teargas, Baton-charge Supporters of Ousted PM Khan

Imran Khan has called on the supporters to march on the capital and stay there until the new government is dissolved and a date for a fresh election is announced

25 May 2022 6:07 pm
Pak Govt Allows Imran Khan to Hold 'Azadi March' in Islamabad Amid Clashes Between Cops, Supporters

leaders including former ministers Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Asad Umar and Pervaiz Khattak under the watchful eyes of the army that asked the two sides to sort out their differences, Dunya News channel reported.

25 May 2022 6:03 pm
Drunkenness, Vomiting and a Scuffle Detailed at UK Government Lockdown Parties

The incidents happened at a leaving party on 18 June 2020, that began in the Cabinet Office with the last member of staff leaving at 3:13 am the following morning

25 May 2022 5:39 pm
No Need for Patronising Lectures, Xi Tells UNHRC Chief as She Heads to Xinjiang to Probe Uygurs Rights Violations

UNHRC chief Michelle Bachelet arrived in Guangzhou on Monday after a long drawn out negotiation process with Beijing to probe the allegations of the internment of over a million Uygur Muslims of different ages

25 May 2022 4:49 pm
Russia Launches New Assault on Eastern Ukraine Towns

After failing to seize Kyiv or Ukraine's second city Kharkiv, Russia is trying to take the rest of the separatist-claimed Donbas' two provinces, Donetsk and Luhansk, and trap Ukrainian forces in a pocket on the main eastern front

25 May 2022 4:17 pm
UK PM Johnson Has Been Given Report into Lockdown Parties: Cabinet Office

Downing Street is due to publish the report later on Wednesday

25 May 2022 4:09 pm
Failure to Share Covid Vaccines with Global South as Racist as George Floyd's Death: Top UN Official

United Nations Under Secretary General Winnie Byanyima said 'policy violence' such as the refusal to share Covid-19 vaccines with the Global South is as racist as the police violence that ended the life of African American George Floyd

25 May 2022 4:09 pm
Some Officials In Pro-Life States Plegde To Not Implement Abortion Restrictions In Possible Post-Roe Scenario

Some officials up for reelection say that in the more urban areas where they have jurisdiction, they will not implement the rules

25 May 2022 3:52 pm
Islamic State Terrorists Kill More Than 70 People In 72 Hours In Nigeria

In Nigeria, Boko Haram and ISWAP are destabilizing the region with their jihadist violence as it seeps into Cameroon, Mali, Chad and Niger, killing and displacing communities

25 May 2022 3:11 pm
NEWS18 EXPLAINS: Do Claims Against Musk Raise A Legal Issue For His Companies And Twitter Deal?

SpaceX allegedly paid $250,000 in 2018 to settle claims by an unnamed private jet flight attendant who accused Musk of exposing himself to her.

25 May 2022 2:47 pm
Moscow Says Ukrainian Fighters to Stand Trial Before Possible Swap

Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Rudenko said Moscow would consider a prisoner swap with Kyiv after the surrendered Ukrainian fighters are appropriately convicted, sentenced

25 May 2022 2:45 pm
NEWS18 EXPLAINS: How Concerned Should We Be About Monkeypox?

Most of the cases reported so far have been detected in the UK, Spain and Portugal.

25 May 2022 2:18 pm
Im About To: Ramos Messaged Woman With Large Following On Instagram Before Killing Children In Texas School

The woman replied to Ramos but was unaware that teenager would go on to kill more than 19 children at an elementary school in Texas

25 May 2022 1:44 pm
Five Turkish soldiers Killed in Iraq

Turkey's official news agency Anadolu said the Turkish soldiers had clashed with fighters from the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which Ankara and its western allies say is a terrorist organisation

25 May 2022 1:19 pm
Monkeypox: Too Early to Call it An Epidemic, Says Expert

We're seeing the emergence of an unusual phenomenon, but it's still difficult to know whether it will explode into an epidemic, or whether its spread will be more contained, Antoine Flahault, Director of the Institute of Global Health at the University of Geneva said

25 May 2022 1:14 pm
NEWS18 EXPLAINS: How Cities in the West have Water Amid Drought

With less water flowing into the Colorado River, which serves 40 million people in the West and northern Mexico, experts say the measures taken by cities will still not be enough long-term.

25 May 2022 1:10 pm
Warriors Coach Steve Kerr Who Demanded Strict Gun Control Laws Has A Reason For His Passionate Plea

Steve Kerr, at one point, thumped the table to emphasize that gun control laws are the need of the hour. He also lashed out at Republican veteran leader Mitch McConnell for blocking regulations

25 May 2022 12:52 pm
How Loss Of A Loved One Shaped France's New PM lisabeth Borne

lisabeth Bornes father, a World War II resistance member and a Holocaust survivor, killed himself when she was 11, an experience she has rarely discussed in detail.

25 May 2022 11:56 am