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Blast near Afghan border kills four Pakistan soldiers

At least four soldiers were killed and seven others injured in a suicide blast on a military convoy in Pakistans restive North Waziristan tribal district bordering Afghanistan, the militarys media wing said on Tuesday.

The Times of India 10 Aug 2022 1:13 am

Transfer of Pakistans Peshawar corps commander seen as policy shift towards Kabul and militants in Afghan

The transfer of the Pakistan armys Peshawar corps commander, Lt Gen Faiz Hameed, to Bahawalpur has been seen as a strategic policy shift by Islamabad towards Kabul and Pakistani militants living with their families across the border in Afghanistan.

The Times of India 10 Aug 2022 1:10 am

Serena Williams set the marker that matters no asterisks needed

Her record of 23 grand slam singles titles in the Open era stands alone but Williams tennis legacy goes far beyond statistics Seven years ago, as Serena Williams continued to consolidate her career records and her claims as the greatest of all time, a reporter asked her to identify the all-time record in her sights. Williams had 19 grand slam titles back then, just past the marker of 18 set by Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova. She sighed deeply, but she was smiling: Stefanie Graf has it, she has [22], she said, without hesitation. Its there, I can see it, just because you can see it doesnt mean you can reach it. Williams will play out the final tournaments of her career in the coming weeks after announcing her imminent retirement in Vogue on Tuesday and, for the record, she did achieve the ultimate goal she had set for herself then. At the 2017 Australian Open while pregnant with her daughter, Alexis Olympia, Williams surpassed Graf to clinch the open-era record of a 23rd grand slam title . Continue reading...

The Guardian 10 Aug 2022 1:06 am

Links between terrorism and organised crime need to be addressed, India at UNSC meet

Links between terrorism and organised crime need to be addressed, India at UNSC meet

India Today 10 Aug 2022 1:05 am

The Hundred: TV umpire struggles with close call

The third umpire at Headingley finally gives Northern Superchargers' Adam Hose out after struggling with an incredibly tight stumping at Headingley.

BBC 10 Aug 2022 1:03 am

LIOC to soon invite bids for setting up retail outlets across Sri Lanka

The Ministry of Power and Energy has announced that Lanka IOC has been granted permission to open 50 new fuel stations islandwide. LIOC at present has 211 outlets.

The New Indian Express 10 Aug 2022 1:03 am

Tiny African kingdom skis as Europe sweats

While millions across Europe sweat through a summer of record-breaking heat, others are skiing in Africa.

The Times of India 10 Aug 2022 12:56 am

Gucci becomes first major brand to accept crypto coin as payment

High-end Italian fashion giant Gucci has become the first major brand to start accepting payments in the form of the Bored Ape Yacht Club-affiliated ApeCoin (APE).

The Times of India 10 Aug 2022 12:53 am

Olivia Newton-John, Grammy-winning pop icon & 'Grease' star, dies

Olivia Newton-John, who sang some of the biggest hits of the 1970s and '80s while recasting her image as the virginal girl next door into a spandex-clad vixen - a transformation reflected in miniature by her starring role in Grease, one of the most popular movie musicals of its era - died on Monday in South California. She was 73.

The Times of India 10 Aug 2022 12:49 am

New Mexico police detain primary suspect in killings of four Muslim men

Albuquerques police chief says officers tracked down the vehicle believed to be involved in slayings over last nine months Albuquerque police say they have detained the primary suspect in the killings of four Muslim men in New Mexicos largest city. The citys police chief on Tuesday announced the update on Twitter. Chief Harold Medina says officers found the vehicle that investigators believe was involved in the slayings over the last nine months. Continue reading...

The Guardian 10 Aug 2022 12:48 am

UK issues new 'extreme heat' warning for England and Wales

Britain's weather service on Tuesday issued an amber Extreme Heat warning for parts of England and Wales, with no respite in sight from hot dry conditions that have sparked fires, broken temperature records and strained the nation's infrastructure.

The Times of India 10 Aug 2022 12:39 am

Tourist boats marooned, farm land parched as drought lowers Europe's rivers

Water levels in rivers, lakes and reservoirs across western Europe are running low, or even dry, amid the severest drought in decades which is putting stress on drinking water supplies, hampering river freight and tourism and threatening crop yields.

The Times of India 10 Aug 2022 12:34 am

Emmett Till: woman whose accusation led to lynching will not be charged

Mississippi grand jury declines to indict Carolyn Bryant Donham over death of Black teenager nearly 70 years ago A grand jury in Mississippi has declined to indict the white woman whose accusation set off the lynching of Black teenager Emmett Till nearly 70 years ago, despite revelations about an unserved arrest warrant and a newly revealed memoir by the woman, a prosecutor said on Tuesday. A grand jury in Leflore county in the north-western part of the state considered evidence and testimony regarding Carolyn Bryant Donhams involvement in the kidnapping and death of Till, the local district attorney, Dewayne Richardson, said in a news release. Continue reading...

The Guardian 10 Aug 2022 12:30 am

Ukraine: Shelling hits town near Russian-held nuclear plant

At least three Ukrainian civilians were killed and 23 others were wounded by Russian shelling in 24 hours, including an attack not far from a Russian-occupied nuclear power plant, the office of Ukraine's president reported on Tuesday.

The Times of India 10 Aug 2022 12:25 am

4 soldiers killed in Pakistan suicide bomb attack

A suicide bomber targeted a security convoy in a former Pakistani Taliban stronghold in northwestern Pakistan, killing four soldiers, officials said Tuesday.

The Daily Star 10 Aug 2022 12:23 am

15 Burkina Faso soldiers killed in roadside blast

At least 15 soldiers were killed in northern Burkina Faso on Tuesday when a transport vehicle drove over a hidden explosive, killing several troops before a second explosion killed those who rushed to their aid, the army said in a statement.

The Daily Star 10 Aug 2022 12:21 am

Pelosi trip hinders Biden effort to galvanize Asia against China

House Speaker Nancy Pelosis swing through Asia aimed to convey the USs strong and unshakable support for the region. It ended up leaving many countries in stunned silence as China conducted unprecedented military drills around Taiwan.

The Times of India 10 Aug 2022 12:15 am

The governments got to get its hand in its pocket: Darlington speaks out on the cost of living crisis

The red wall town plays host to Tory hustings amid worries over fuel bills and Labour gloom over winning back control Robin Blair has been behind his fruit and vegetable stall since he was three months old in a carrycot under the till where his mother worked. Now 77, his is one of the last businesses in the historic market in Darlington, the red wall town won by the Tories in 2019, where Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak will hold their north-east hustings on Tuesday evening. Cost of living questions look set to dominate the rest of the campaign. In Darlington, energy bills are predicted to rise to almost 15% of the average households income after tax. Continue reading...

The Guardian 10 Aug 2022 12:11 am

Shrikant Tyagi sent to 14-day judicial custody [details]

Self-proclaimed BJP leader Shrikant Tyagi, who was arrested on Tuesday for abusing and assaulting a woman at his housing society in Noida, has been sent to 14-day judicial custody.

IBTimes 10 Aug 2022 12:10 am

Boris Johnson defends leaving fuel crisis to successor

Labour accuses the PM of leaving a political vacuum, saying the government must act now.

BBC 10 Aug 2022 12:02 am

Olivia Newton-John: How Grease's Sandy made history

The film has inspired generations of fans. But is it under fire in the era of MeToo?

BBC 9 Aug 2022 11:59 pm

Nebraska teen and her mother charged for aborting and burying fetus

The pair are facing several felony charges after the teen used abortion pills to end the pregnancy at six months A Nebraska mother and her daughter are facing felony charges after the mother allegedly helped her teenager abort her pregnancy, burn the fetus and then bury it. Jessica Burgess, 41, is facing five criminal charges, including three felonies, after investigators accused her of helping her 17-year-old daughter obtain abortion pills to end her pregnancy, as well as burning and interring the fetus. Continue reading...

The Guardian 9 Aug 2022 11:57 pm

Biden signs bill to promote US production of microchips to compete with China

President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed a landmark bill to provide $52.7 billion in subsidies for U.S. semiconductor production and research and to boost efforts to make the United States more competitive with China's science and technology efforts.

The Daily Star 9 Aug 2022 11:56 pm

Sharma reveals catalyst for attacking approach in T20Is

Captain Rohit Sharma shed light on India's recent change in approach in T20Is, the transition after the T20 World Cup last year and his relationship with Rahul Dravid.

The Daily Star 9 Aug 2022 11:56 pm

US: Hepatitis C Often Untreated Because of 'Barriers' to Care

Fewer than one in three people in the United States with health insurance receive treatment for hepatitis C within a year of diagnosis, according to a report published Tuesday by the CDC

News18 9 Aug 2022 11:54 pm

Republicans cry foul: FBI raid could re-tighten Trumps grip on party

Trumps influence seemed to be waning but the sight of federal agents searching Mar-a-Lago has rallied Republicans The FBIs raid on Mar-a-Lago on Monday has galvanized the American right, raising the prospect that Donald Trumps grip on the Republican party could strengthen at a time when the former president had been losing it. After Trump announced in a statement that his resort and residence was currently under siege, raided, and occupied, angry supporters rushed there to protest as police with rifles looked on. All the media are against Trump, and Im fed up with it, a supporter holding a sign saying Fake news told a Reuters reporter. Continue reading...

The Guardian 9 Aug 2022 11:52 pm

Taiwan Goes on Offensive, Holds Military Drills to Counter China's 'Preparation for Invasion'

Taiwan has accused Beijing of using US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taipei last week to prepare for the invasion of the self-ruled island which China claims as part of the mainland under its one-China policy

News18 9 Aug 2022 11:52 pm

The Pogues bassist Darryl Hunt dies aged 72

Band frontman Shane MacGowan pays tribute to nice guy and great friend who died in London on Monday The Pogues bass player Darryl Hunt has died aged 72. The punk group said on Twitter they were saddened beyond words to share that Hunt had died on Monday afternoon in London. Continue reading...

The Guardian 9 Aug 2022 11:50 pm

Meet BlenderBot, Metas AI chatbot, that loves slamming Facebook

Launched on Friday, the conversational AI fueled by material found online spews uncomfortable truths and blatant lies If youre worried that artificial intelligence is getting too smart, talking to Metas AI chatbot might make you feel better. Launched on Friday, BlenderBot is a prototype of Metas conversational AI, which, according to Facebooks parent company, can converse on nearly any topic. On the demo website, members of the public are invited to chat with the tool and share feedback with developers. The results thus far, writers at Buzzfeed and Vice have pointed out, have been rather interesting. Continue reading...

The Guardian 9 Aug 2022 11:44 pm

Can Tigers stop rampant Raza and avoid whitewash?

Bangladesh captain Tamim Iqbal did not hesitate to admit that Zimbabwe won the three-match ODI with one match in hand on Sunday as the better team.

The Daily Star 9 Aug 2022 11:39 pm

Serena Williams is more than a tennis great: she showed black women we could be ourselves | Natasha Henry

We watched as she was targeted for her hair, outfits and physique. Even as she heads for retirement, her resilience is an example to us all If you can see it, you can be it. Its a phrase regularly preached by sporting governing bodies, educators and those in the media who champion diversity, like myself. Although its a cheesy phrase, it is 100% true. Continue reading...

The Guardian 9 Aug 2022 11:32 pm

Ex-Pakistan PM Imran Khan's top aide arrested for making 'seditious' remarks

Ex-Pakistan PM Imran Khan's top aide arrested for making 'seditious' remarks

India Today 9 Aug 2022 11:30 pm

Better Call Saul recap: season six, episode 12 the greatest episode of all time?

This emotionally wrenching penultimate episode was suspenseful, visually beautiful and made it very clear that were on track for a definitive ending. Bring on the finale Spoiler alert: this recap is for people watching Better Call Saul season six, which airs on Netflix in the UK. Do not read on unless you have watched episodes one to 12. Continue reading...

The Guardian 9 Aug 2022 11:30 pm

Billions pour in to ramp up markets for bioplastics

In a world increasingly troubled by the persistent harm that plastic manufactured in petrochemical plants has had on the environment, companies are investing billions of dollars to ramp up production of plastics made from natural, renewable materials that can be safely composted or can biodegrade under the right conditions.

The Daily Star 9 Aug 2022 11:30 pm

Taliban confirms killing of top commander Omar Khalid Khorasani, demands probe

Taliban confirms killing of top commander Omar Khalid Khorasani, demands probe

Firstpost 9 Aug 2022 11:22 pm

UK postal workers to strike for four days in pay dispute

CWU says action will take place in August and September unless Royal Mail gets real with dignified rise More than 115,000 UK postal workers are to stage a series of strikes in the coming weeks in a dispute over pay. The Communication Workers Union (CWU) said it would be the biggest strike of the summer so far to demand a dignified, proper pay rise. Continue reading...

The Guardian 9 Aug 2022 11:15 pm

Martin Rowson on the FBI raid of Donald Trumps Mar-a-Lago estate cartoon

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The Guardian 9 Aug 2022 11:12 pm

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The News Minute 9 Aug 2022 11:09 pm

The Guardian view on the FBI search of Trumps Mar-a-Lago: whats past is prologue | Editorial

The seizure of documents on Monday relates to records of Donald Trumps presidency, but may help to shape the political future The FBIs search of and seizure of documents from Donald Trumps Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida is not only dramatic and serious, but unprecedented: no other former president has faced such an action. Yet Mr Trumps ability to survive and thrive politically on similar moments is also without precedent. Even when damaging evidence emerges , he has walked away largely unscathed in the eyes of his base, while the US itself has been diminished. Nor has he yet experienced legal consequences for his actions in office. Mondays search was reportedly part of the ongoing investigation examining his potentially unlawful removal and destruction of White House documents. Accurately recording the actions of a countrys executive is part of democratic accountability. But this investigation will also help to determine the future: first, and most importantly, because upholding standards maintains the difference between honest and transparent systems and dishonest and unaccountable ones, and second, through its electoral impact. Continue reading...

The Guardian 9 Aug 2022 11:08 pm

The Guardian view on Birminghams Commonwealth Games: a bullish experience | Editorial

A hugely successful festival of sport showcased a diverse, optimistic city to the world They were nothing if not eclectic. The 2022 Commonwealth Games opened with a message from the human rights activist Malala Yousafzai, who completed her school years in Edgbaston, and an appearance by a giant animatronic bull . The closing ceremony finished with fireworks, bursts of flame and Ozzy Osbourne sporting a gothic black cape, shouting: Birmingham for ever! In between, a city that has much to be proud of pulled off a show that will further boost its growing self-confidence. An estimated 1.5 million tickets were sold over 11 days of events, making these Commonwealth Games among the best-attended in history. Given that Birmingham had stepped into the breach when Durban, the planned host city, ran into financial difficulties, this was a fine achievement. On track and field, athletes from the 72 Commonwealth nations did not disappoint. An epic 10,000m contest between Scotlands Eilish McColgan and Kenyas Irene Cheptai will live long in the memory of the capacity crowd that witnessed it (as will the sight of the victorious McColgan embracing her mother, Liz, who won the same race in 1986 and 1990). Continue reading...

The Guardian 9 Aug 2022 11:08 pm

Russian airbase on western coast of Crimea damaged in explosions

One person killed in Novofedorivka, 110 miles from frontline, after aviation munitions detonated in storage area A Russian airbase deep behind the frontline in Crimea has been damaged by several large explosions, killing at least one person, although it was not immediately clear whether it had been targeted by a long-range Ukrainian missile strike. Multiple social media videos showed explosions and clouds emerging from the Saky military base in Novofedorivka on the western coast of Crimea on Tuesday afternoon, prompting questions about how a location more than 100 miles (160km) from the frontline could have been attacked. Later a senior Ukrainian official appeared to claim responsibility, without giving details. Continue reading...

The Guardian 9 Aug 2022 11:04 pm

Linktree sacks 17% of employees in latest round of tech pink slips

With a reported 300-strong workforce, the mass layoff amounts to about 50 staff members

Business Standard 9 Aug 2022 11:01 pm

Three things with Adam Hills: I was willing to pay whatever I could to get Groucho Marxs contract

In our weekly interview about objects, the comedian and Spicks and Specks host tells us about a beloved piece of memorabilia and a nondescript, yet useful, gift Read more Three things interviews here Get our weekend culture and lifestyle email Much-loved musical quiz show Spicks and Specks has returned for a handful of specials since leaving Australian screens in 2011, but its never stuck around for more than a few weeks at a time until now. This month, it will return to the ABC for a full 10-episode season. Its a return host Adam Hills is excited about. Realistically, weve been off air for about a decade, which is really helpful in making the show because theres a whole decades worth of new music to talk about, he says. Continue reading...

The Guardian 9 Aug 2022 11:00 pm

The US let him go free: release of terrorist who killed unarmed Australian soldiers shows contempt for ally, family says

Exclusive: Father of one of three soldiers slain by Hekmatullah says Australia was sidelined in deal between US and Taliban to release terrorist from prison Get our free news app , morning email briefing and daily news podcast The family of one of the Australian soldiers killed by rogue Afghan national army sergeant Hekmatullah says Australia was treated with contempt by its closest ally, the US, after it agreed to release the self-professed terrorist from prison. The Guardian revealed on Monday that the former Afghan national army sergeant, and Taliban plant, Hekmatullah, is again at liberty, and housed under Taliban protection, in the former diplomatic quarter of the Afghan capital Kabul. Sign up to receive an email with the top stories from Guardian Australia every morning Continue reading...

The Guardian 9 Aug 2022 11:00 pm

Second phase of Assam-Meghalaya border talks after Independence Day: Conrad Sangma

SHILLONG: The second phase of border talks between Assam and Meghalaya would be held after the Independence Day celebrations. This was informed by Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma on Tuesday. On August 7 Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and I had a meeting and we decided to hold the first meeting of second phase [] The post Second phase of Assam-Meghalaya border talks after Independence Day: Conrad Sangma appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 9 Aug 2022 11:00 pm

Government needs a big-bang solution or faces consequences of rising energy bills

New prime minister must drop small state rhetoric and come up with response to impending crisis Hard though it is to remember, the UKs energy price cap was originally marketed as a modest measure designed to protect households on expensive variable tariffs from being fleeced. Nobody in early 2019 had the slightest inkling that by the summer of 2022 it would be a key barometer of the UKs economic health. Yet here we are one pandemic and one unfinished war later on tenterhooks for the latest intelligence on what is likely to happen to household gas and electricity bills this winter. Continue reading...

The Guardian 9 Aug 2022 10:59 pm

Russia launches Iranian satellite into orbit from southern Kazakhstan

Iran says the satellite is designed for scientific research including radiation and environmental monitoring for agricultural purposes

Business Standard 9 Aug 2022 10:57 pm

New zoonotic virus hits China, 35 people infected: Report

The Times of India 9 Aug 2022 10:56 pm

I Just Killed My Dad review this true-crime story will sweep away your faith in humanity

Was Anthony Templet, who shot his father, Burt, a cold-blooded killer? This documentary about the truth behind the case is every bit as hooky and twisty as youd expect from Netflix With I Just Killed My Dad, director Skye Borgman completes something of an unholy trinity of works for Netflix. The first, Abducted in Plain Sight , told the almost-incredible story of the kidnappings of Idaho teenager Jan Broberg who was abducted by her parents close friend Robert Berchtold twice. The second, released last month, was Girl in the Picture , about the Sharon Marshall case. That unpacked the convoluted sufferings of Suzanne Sevakis Marshall was one of the several aliases she was forced to live under who was abducted by Franklin Floyd and raised as his daughter until he decided, after years of sexual abuse, to make her his wife. She died in a suspicious hit and run accident at the age of 20, as she prepared to leave Floyd, having had barely any life at all. It is strange how well the true crime formula still works. All these years since the streaming platform first established the template with the breakthrough hit Making a Murderer , you still get sucked in by the set-up. I Just Killed My Dad opens with a description and reenactment of how the then 17-year-old Anthony Templet, from a comfortable, affluent home (In my eyes, Burt treated him like a king, says an uncle), took two guns in his hands and shot his father, Burt. He then calmly called 911 to report what he had done and waited outside for the police. Continue reading...

The Guardian 9 Aug 2022 10:56 pm

Archie Battersbee case shows the heartbreaking reality of life and death decisions | Letters

Philip Hilton , Gillian Morriss-Kay, Alison McKendrick and Margy Wooding on hope, loss and lessons from the tragic death of the 12-year-old Rachel Clarkes excellent article about the Archie Battersbee case was a poignant and level-headed approach to what was a dreadfully difficult time for everyone involved ( What can we learn from the awful tragedy of Archie Battersbees death?, 7 August ). Hearing the news that a loved one can no longer be kept alive is often confusing. Losing hope is unbearable. I held my brothers hand for more than six hours when his life support was withdrawn, having been confident that he would recover. As difficult as this was, I believed that the doctors had done everything they could. Whatever the motives of the media or any well-meaning support groups, it is important that we keep this fundamental fact in our minds: doctors save lives; they do not want to give up. Continue reading...

The Guardian 9 Aug 2022 10:52 pm

Civil disobedience is now the only option on energy bills | Letter

Extreme circumstances call for drastic measures, says Jessamine Ainsworth pensioner, who is worried about what this winter will mean for vulnerable people like her I am a pensioner with health conditions that make me more susceptible to the cold and I am worried about running into debt while trying to stay warm this coming winter. There will be more deaths than ever in the elderly, disabled and vulnerable groups, and the government is not acting to prevent this. Not only are ministers not facing up to the economic crisis, but they are not facing up to the problems in the NHS or with global warming. Indeed very little is working successfully in this country. Continue reading...

The Guardian 9 Aug 2022 10:50 pm

UK heading for recession on BOE view even with Liz Truss tax cuts

Tory leadership favourite has pledged $47-bn tax giveaways

Business Standard 9 Aug 2022 10:49 pm

FBI raid of Trumps estate prompts anger from Republicans and 2024 speculation

Trump is believed to be pursuing a presidential run in 2024, and many calculate the Mar-a-Lago raid would benefit him politically Shockwaves spread across America in response to the news that the FBI had searched the private Florida residence of Donald Trump in an unprecedented move that prompted threats of retaliation from the former US president and his allies. It also brought calls for accountability from his opponents and inspired speculation about what it could mean for Trumps plans to run again in 2024, as some suggested it may prompt him to announce a candidacy before vital midterm elections in November. Continue reading...

The Guardian 9 Aug 2022 10:43 pm

Teslas self-driving technology fails to detect children in the road, tests find

Professional test driver using Teslas Full Self-Driving mode repeatedly hit a child-sized mannequin in its path A safe-technology advocacy group issued claims Tuesday that Teslas full self-driving software represents a potentially lethal threat to child pedestrians, the latest in a series of claims and investigations into the technology to hit the worlds leading electric carmaker. According to a safety test conducted by the Dawn Project, the latest version of Tesla Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta software repeatedly hit a stationary, child-sized mannequin in its path. The claims that the technology apparently has trouble recognizing children form part of an ad campaign urging the public to pressure Congress to ban Teslas auto-driving technology. Continue reading...

The Guardian 9 Aug 2022 10:38 pm

FBI Raid on Trump's Florida Home Sparks Political Firestorm

Since taking his last Air Force One flight from Washington to Florida on January 20 last year, Trump has remained the country's most divisive figure, continuing to sow falsehoods that he actually won the 2020 vote

News18 9 Aug 2022 10:38 pm

Fire spreads at Cuba oil storage facility as fourth tank erupts

The blaze in Matanzas province raises fears that the damaged facility will worsen the islands energy shortage Flames have engulfed a fourth tank at an oil storage facility in western Cuba as a raging fire consumes critical fuel supplies on an island grappling with a growing energy crisis. Firefighters and specialists from Mexico and Venezuela helped fight the blaze in the province of Matanzas with boats, planes and helicopters as they sprayed foam on the containers, a first for crews since broiling temperatures had prevented them from doing so earlier. Continue reading...

The Guardian 9 Aug 2022 10:38 pm

Granit Xhaka: People say you dont give everything for the club, but thats bull

The Swiss midfielder on his surprising longevity at Arsenal, his admiration for Mikel Arteta and why fans should be allowed to come and watch training The behind-the-scenes documentaries so beloved of modern times are not known for their rough edges but, for Granit Xhaka, that was part of the point. He allowed the cameras into his home for the Amazon series that followed Arsenal last season and if it humanised him beyond the spiky, sometimes rash, often divisive but frequently highly effective character seen on the pitch then the film had done its work. For me it is fine because I have nothing to hide, he says. I am Granit here and the same at home. Only on the football pitch do I have a different mask: people have to accept that. Continue reading...

The Guardian 9 Aug 2022 10:30 pm

1st Batch Of Indian Students Stuck Back Home Will Arrive Very Soon: China

China on Tuesday said it has started the process for the return of Indian students stuck back home due to the COVID-19 visa restrictions here and the first batch may arrive soon.

NDTV 9 Aug 2022 10:24 pm

New Laws in Sierra Leone Reshape Environmental Battleground

The West African nation will let communities veto mining, farming and industrial projects. Activists say the legislation is a progressive landmark. At least one investor calls it unworkable.

The New York Times 9 Aug 2022 10:23 pm

Englands Lisa Keightley will depart and leave ECB with crunch decision

Optimism gave way to tournament lows: now someone new must ease the burden on captain Heather Knights shoulders Arriving at Lords in January 2020 to attend Lisa Keightleys first press conference, you could smell excitement in the air. This was the first female head coach to lead England in the professional era, and she had ambition. Im planning to be in the World Cup final, Keightley declared. Two months later, England were on a plane back from Australia having failed to achieve that goal, losing against India in the T20 semi-finals in Sydney, admittedly partly because of rain . Days later, the pandemic struck, putting the result very much in perspective. Suddenly, Keightleys aspirations for the team took a backseat to navigating a new world where cricket balls were vectors of transmission. Continue reading...

The Guardian 9 Aug 2022 10:17 pm

Royal Mail staff to stage four-day strike action

If 115,000 staff strike, it could be the biggest ever action by the Communication Workers Union.

BBC 9 Aug 2022 10:12 pm

WHO stresses monkeypox surge not linked to monkeys amid attack reports

World Health Organization issues statement after reports of animals being poisoned in Brazil The World Health Organization has stressed that monkeypox outbreaks are not linked to monkeys, following a number of reported attacks on the primates in Brazil. What people need to know is that the transmission we are seeing is happening between humans, a WHO spokesperson, Margaret Harris, told reporters in Geneva on Tuesday. Continue reading...

The Guardian 9 Aug 2022 10:06 pm

Ukraine war: Blasts rock Russian airbase in annexed Crimea

Black smoke is seen rising from the territory, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014.

BBC 9 Aug 2022 10:01 pm

A disturbing wave: midges threaten tourist trade in Italian town

Takings in Orbetello, Tuscany, down 60% as thousands of midges torment locals and tourists Authorities in a Tuscan town have urged residents to close their windows and refrain from hanging out washing as they tackle a plague of midges that has been tormenting locals and tourists for weeks. Restaurants and bar owners in Orbetello, well known for its lagoon and long stretches of sandy beach overlooked by Monte Argentario, say business has been badly hit as customers avoid venturing out for dinner. Continue reading...

The Guardian 9 Aug 2022 10:01 pm

Joe Biden signs $280 billion CHIPS act to boost local manufacturing to counter China

In an attempt to counter China, US President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed a major semiconductors investment bill worth USD 280 billion to boost domestic high-tech manufacturing.

India TV 9 Aug 2022 9:45 pm

Nepal sends back 4 Indian tourists infected with Covid-19 amid surge in cases

Nepal sends back 4 Indian tourists infected with Covid-19 amid surge in cases

India Today 9 Aug 2022 9:44 pm

Heres how Kenyan elections work.

The electoral commission has one week to declare the results of the vote.

The New York Times 9 Aug 2022 9:39 pm

Much of Russias intellectual elite has fled the country

That will have dramatic effects on both Russia and on the exiles themselves

The Economist 9 Aug 2022 9:38 pm

Biden signs $280 billion CHIPS act in bid to boost US over China

President Joe Biden signed a $280 billion bipartisan bill to boost domestic high-tech manufacturing, part of his administration's push to boost US competitiveness over China.Flanked by scores of lawmakers, union officials, local politicians and business leaders, Biden feted the legislation, a core part of his economic agenda that will incentivise investments in the American semiconductor industry in an effort to ease US reliance on overseas supply chains for critical, cutting-edge goods.

The Times of India 9 Aug 2022 9:37 pm

Meghalaya NPYF seeks Nagaland CMs help in Rosy and Samuel death case

Dimapur: The Meghalaya unit of the National Peoples Youth Front (NPYF), the youth wing of the National Peoples Party (NPP), has sought Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rios help in initiating stringent action against those responsible for the unnatural death of Rosy Sangma and her nephew Samuel Sangma who died at a hospital at Gurugram in [] The post Meghalaya NPYF seeks Nagaland CMs help in Rosy and Samuel death case appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 9 Aug 2022 9:32 pm

Rosie Holt review web sensations political skits disconnect on stage

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh In her show The Womans Hour, the viral comedy star offers caricatures of burbling backbenchers and a woke-bashing TV host In the darkness of our political moment, Rosie Holts videos , in her guise as a floundering government spokesperson, offer a glimmer of light. Beautifully observed, performed and timed theyve skewered with such precision the contortions required of the current crop of Tory MPs that theyve been mistaken for the real thing. Their effectiveness, and the performing flair Holt brings to her live show, The Womans Hour, leave you in no doubt of her ability. But, for me, the show dilutes rather than distils the qualities evident in her online work. There are the makings of a fruitful hour here, as Holt sows seeds of confusion among the audience as to when shes in character or otherwise. But those seeds dont germinate: nods to Chaplins The Great Dictator aside, nothing comes of the blurred identity. Her alter egos are strongest when they cleave closest to those we know from online, like the burbling backbencher whose every mealy mouthed statement cancels out its predecessor. Then theres her desperate-to-be-controversial, woke-bashing TV host, with whom we have some fun, even if the joke like her Titania McGrath -style posh lefty, to whose social-justice standards no one can measure up is obvious. Continue reading...

The Guardian 9 Aug 2022 9:27 pm

Dame Lynne Owens to be Met polices interim deputy commissioner

Ex-director general of National Crime Agency may seek job permanently as force is rebuilt under new boss Dame Lynne Owens is to be the interim deputy commissioner of the Metropolitan police and may seek the job permanently, as the forces new boss rebuilds after an exodus of senior leaders. Owens is a former director general of the National Crime Agency (NCA) who stood down last year after being diagnosed with cancer. Continue reading...

The Guardian 9 Aug 2022 9:23 pm

Italys most decorated second world war resistance fighter dies aged 103

Mario Fiorentini commanded a group of partisans who fought against Benito Mussolini and Italys Nazi occupiers Mario Fiorentini, Italy s most decorated resistance fighter against fascist and Nazi forces during the second world war, has died in a Rome hospital aged 103. The Rome chapter of the National Association of Italian Partisans announced his death on Tuesday. Continue reading...

The Guardian 9 Aug 2022 9:22 pm

Olivia Newton-John was a trailblazer in the art of pop reinvention

After breaking out as a country star, she rode the changing moods of pop, through rock, electronic and, of course, the film musical pre-empting the visual album along the way Olivia Newton-John, star of Grease, dies aged 73 A life and career in pictures Tributes flow after Australian stars death Theres a limited idea that Olivia Newton-John s career, whether in cinema or pop, ran solely from virginal girl-next-door to spandex-clad vixen, as one rather snotty obituary put it. While that transformation may apply to her most famous role as Sandy in the musical Grease, it does a disservice to how ably and convincingly the chameleonic British-Australian musician shape-shifted between genres and rode the changing moods of pop to become one of the biggest hit-makers of her era and an enduring cult icon. Newton-John broke out at the beginning of the 1970s as a country-pop singer, with single If Not For You , a Bob Dylan cover, becoming an unexpected hit in North America. She cemented her reputation in the genre with the assertive, Grammy-winning Let Me Be There , her first US Top 10 hit, the ballad I Honestly Love You and the plaintive Please Mr Please , which reached No 3 in the US pop charts, No 5 in its country charts and No 1 in easy listening. By 1974, she had been named female vocalist of the year by the Country Music Association, and not without controversy Newton-John beat Nashville royalty such as Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton to the prize, which prompted an industry protest. Continue reading...

The Guardian 9 Aug 2022 9:20 pm

Karan Mankar aims to build a better India with his social undertakings

Karan Mankar still has more potential to serve humanity and will continue with his responsibilities

DNA India 9 Aug 2022 9:20 pm

Issey Miyake's fashion in pictures

Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake's innovative styles created a global fashion brand.

BBC 9 Aug 2022 9:19 pm