November 29, 2022
International

Thousands in US state of Maryland are left without electricity after small plane crash

Several Montgomery County residents lost power as a result of a small plane crash into powerlines on Sunday in the US state of Maryland, according to a local official. Pete Piringer, the head of the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service’s Twitter account, reported that the jet was left dangling 100 feet in the air […]

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Saudi storm claims two lives and closes schools and key road to Makkah

RIYADH: Heavy rains struck western Saudi Arabia on Thursday, including the coastal city of Jeddah, causing flights to be delayed and prompting the closure of schools. At least two people died as a result, according to officials. The Makkah regional government issued a call for everyone to stay indoors unless absolutely essential after two fatalities […]

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Mexico considers what would happen if it loses its last panda

The last panda in Latin America, Xin Xin, stands out from other bears. She is the sole survivor of the giant panda diaspora that China gifted to other nations in the 1970s and 1980s; she is a native of Mexico. One of only two zoos housing pandas not under the direct control of the Chinese […]

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“India’s first voter” passes away at age 105

Shyam Saran Negi, known as “India’s first voter,” passed away in Kalpa, Himachal Pradesh, at the age of 105.He was believed to have been the first voter in India following its independence from British rule to cast a ballot in the general elections of 1951. In order to avoid a lot of snow, the polls […]

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Pelosi attack suspect told police he was on a “suicide mission”

SAN FRANCISCO: According to court documents prosecutors filed on Tuesday, the man accused of breaking into US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s home and hitting her husband with a hammer later claimed police he was on a “suicide mission” and had intended to kill other leaders. As David Wayne DePape, 42, pleaded not guilty to the […]

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Putin: We have suspended our involvement in grain export agreement

According to President Vladimir Putin, Russia is pausing its participation in a pact to transport desperately needed Ukrainian grain through Black Sea ports rather than cancelling it.Putin made his first remarks following Moscow’s announcement on Saturday that it was suspending its participation in the Black Sea deal, which was mediated by the UN, following what […]

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As outbreaks spread, Chinese cities intensify their zero-COVID efforts

BEIJING: In an effort to limit the spread of diseases, Chinese cities from Wuhan in the centre to Xining in the northwest are raising COVID-19 curbs, blocking off buildings, locking off neighbourhoods, and putting millions of people in distress. China reported on Thursday that there had been more than 1,000 new COVID cases nationwide for […]

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Nine people are killed and low-lying areas are flooded in Bangladesh by Cyclone Sitrang

DHAKA: On Tuesday, a cyclone raced onto the shore of Bangladesh, killing at least nine people, wrecking homes, uprooting trees, and interfering with electricity, communication, and road lines, according to officials.Mass evacuations carried out in advance of Cyclone Sitrang’s landfall on the west coast helped save lives, but officials warned that the whole scale of […]

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Prisoners in Bilkis Bano case “fast-tracked” for release

In order to expedite the release of 11 men serving life sentences for the 2002 rape and murder of Bilkis Bano’s family, the Indian government collaborated with the Gujarati government.A minister defended the choice, saying, “I don’t find anything wrong with it since it is a process of law when the government and the involved […]

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The UK received the first ocean-going ship made in Bangladesh

For the first time ever, Bangladesh exported a versatile, fast-moving container ship to the UK (UK). At a ceremony held on Tuesday at the InterContinental in Dhaka, Ananda Shipyard and Slipways Ltd handed the ship over to its UK buyer, Enzian Shipping Company Ltd. The 4,130 horsepower engine on the 364-foot long, 54-foot wide, and […]

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