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Serbia removes 1,000-kilo NATO bomb after evacuating 1,300 people

Published on Apr 21, 2024 05:04 PM IST

The 1,000-kilo (2,200-pound) bomb was successfully removed from a construction site in the neighbourhood of Nis, an interior ministry official said.

A handout photo distributed on April 21, 2024 by the Ministry of the Interior of Serbia, shows an unexploded bomb from the 1999 NATO bombing at a construction site in Nis, southern Serbia. (AFP)
AFP |

Two customs officials killed, three wounded after gunmen open fire in Pakistan

The attack happened late Saturday night in Dera Ismail district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, said police officer Nasir Khan.

Police and other law enforcement personnel cordoned off the area while the dead and wounded were taken to a hospital. (File)(AFP)
Published on Apr 21, 2024 03:35 PM IST
ANI |

18 killed in Israeli strikes on southern Gaza city of Rafah

The conflict, now in its seventh month, has sparked regional unrest pitting Israel and the US against Iran and allied militant groups across the Middle East.

A passerby looks on as Palestinians inspect the site of an Israeli strike on a house, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, April 21, 2024.(REUTERS)
Published on Apr 21, 2024 03:35 PM IST
AP |

Israel to summon ambassadors of countries that backed Palestinian UN membership

Thursday's vote saw 12 countries on the UN Security Council back a resolution recommending full Palestinian membership

Israel will summon ambassadors of countries that voted for full Palestinian UN membership
Published on Apr 21, 2024 02:19 PM IST
AFP |

Sydney knife attack: Stabber Joel Cauchi suffered schizophrenia

A serious mental disorder, schizophrenia can cause hallucinations, delusions and disordered behaviour. It requires lifelong treatment.

People walk on Community Reflection Day at Westfield Bondi Junction shopping centre as it re-opens to the public for the first time after the stabbing attacks which killed several people at the shopping centre, in Sydney, Australia(REUTERS)
Published on Apr 21, 2024 02:02 PM IST
AFP |

Rawalpindi: Pakistani woman gives birth to 6 babies in rare case

The woman named Zeenat Waheed delivered the six babies one after another within an hour.

A 27-year old woman gave birth to six children at the District Headquarters Hospital in Pakistan's Rawalpindi on Friday(X(formerly Twitter))
Published on Apr 21, 2024 12:55 PM IST

Indian-origin London mayoral candidate wants to run city like a 'seasoned CEO'

The 63-year-old is standing as an Independent candidate among 13 contestants in the fray for the local elections on May 2.

Tarun Ghulati also features in the official mini manifesto booklet costing each candidate GBP 10,000.(X/ @TarunGhulati)
Published on Apr 21, 2024 12:05 PM IST
PTI |

Disease X: Next pandemic could stem from deadly virus: Scientists warn

Experts warn of Disease X as a potential cause of the next pandemic, with influenza identified as a major threat.

Alappuzha: Ducks being killed en masse by the Animal Husbandry Department, following detection of avian influenza (bird�flu�H5N8) among�ducks�at four places, in Alappuzha district of Kerala, Friday, April 19,�2024. PTI Photo) (PTI04_19_2024_000485B)(PTI)
Updated on Apr 21, 2024 11:24 AM IST
ByAditi Srivastava

Maldives election today: President Muizzu's litmus test amid anti-India policy

According to media reports, 368 candidates are contesting for 93 seats in this parliamentary election.

Maldives' President Mohamed Muizzu (AFP)
Updated on Apr 21, 2024 01:28 PM IST

Johnson & Johnson and Kenvue Inc. to pay $45 million to cancer victim's family

A cancer victim's family alleged J&J and Kenvue’s predecessor firm sold their talcum-based baby powder knowing it was tainted with asbestos.

Johnson & Johnson and Kenvue Inc. were ordered to pay $45 million to the family of an Illinois woman who blamed the companies’ baby powders for giving her a fatal cancer(REUTERS)
Published on Apr 21, 2024 10:46 AM IST
Bloomberg |

Horror in Brooklyn: Mass stabbing on NYC party boat docked at Army terminal,

Stabbing at Brooklyn waterfront party leaves three hospitalized

A view of the party boat where media sources say police responded to reports of multiple people stabbed during a fight, at a Brooklyn Army Terminal pier in New York City, U.S. April 20, 2024. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon (REUTERS)
Published on Apr 21, 2024 09:43 AM IST
ByAditi Srivastava

Prince Harry ‘furious and in tears’ after ’cruel rejection and last blow'

Prince Harry devastated by father's 'cruel rejection' and UK royals' 'vindictive' move to vacate Frogmore Cottage

FILE - King Charles III, front right, Camilla, the Queen Consort, Prince Harry and Prince William watch as the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II is placed into the hearse following the state funeral service in Westminster Abbey in central London Monday Sept. 19, 2022. King Charles III has been diagnosed with a form of cancer and has begun treatment, Buckingham Palace says on Monday, Feb. 5, 2024. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, Pool, File)(AP)
Updated on Apr 21, 2024 08:12 AM IST
ByAditi Srivastava

Over 14 Palestinians killed as violence flares in West Bank

The Tulkarm Brigades, which groups forces from numerous Palestinian factions, said its fighters exchanged fire with Israeli forces on Saturday.

A Palestinian woman and children check the rubble of a building hit by overnight Israeli bombing in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip (AFP)
Published on Apr 21, 2024 07:37 AM IST
Reuters |

Ukraine's Zelensky, Israel's Netanyahu thank US for granting aid amid war

The two leaders statement came after the US House of Representatives approved a USD 95.3 billion foreign-aid package for Ukraine, Israel on Saturday.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky(File)
Published on Apr 21, 2024 07:35 AM IST
ANI |

Singapore’s Indian-origin minister gets extortion letter with ‘obscene’ photos

Balakrishnan said in a Facebook post that several other MPs and himself received letters containing a “fake distasteful image accompanied by a threat”.

Singapore's Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan(AFP)
Published on Apr 21, 2024 06:11 AM IST
PTI |

1 killed, 7 missing after 2 Japanese military choppers crash in Pacific ocean

The helicopters appear to have crashed late Saturday during nighttime training off the Izu Islands in the Pacific Ocean

One of the eight onboard was was rescued, the report said.(Rep image)
Updated on Apr 21, 2024 07:20 AM IST
AFP |

TikTok Star urges US to force sale: 'I Am Terrified of What I'm Seeing'

TikTok influencer supports US government push for platform sale amid concerns over misinformation and radical content.

A girl shows a mobile phone where Tik Tok reports problems to be accessed, in Bishkek on April 19, 2024. The ban in Kyrgyzstan -- a small, ex-Soviet country of seven million people -- is just one small part of a global backlash from politicians and regulators to the app's surging popularity. Owned by Chinese group ByteDance, TikTok is embroiled in a string of battles over issues ranging from the mental health effects of the app to the data it allegedly scoops up from users. (Photo by Vyacheslav OSELEDKO / AFP)(AFP)
Published on Apr 21, 2024 05:43 AM IST
ByAditi Srivastava

Iran, Israel appear to pull back from brink as US approves military aid

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed the aid bill, writing on X that it "demonstrates strong bipartisan support for Israel and defends Western civilization".

The interception of Iranian missiles by Israeli defence network has put a spotlight on how well India is prepared to defend itself. (AP)
Published on Apr 21, 2024 03:57 AM IST
AFP |

Billie Eilish, Snoop Doog and Fantastic 4 are coming to Fortnite, leak claims

A leaked Fortnite roadmap hints at an epic collab with Billie Eilish, Metallica, Snoop Dogg, MCU's Fantastic Four and more.

Fortnite's future sets tongues wagging with possibilities of Billie Eilish, and Pedro Pascal's Fortnite(AFP,/Marvel/Epic Games)
Published on Apr 21, 2024 03:16 AM IST

Prince Harry may step down from Africa charity amidst abuse allegations

Prince Harry is facing pressure from the author to address allegations against African Parks charity.

Abuse claims prompt scrutiny of African Parks charity: What's next for Prince Harry? REUTERS/Marco Bello(REUTERS)
Published on Apr 21, 2024 02:30 AM IST

Denmark airport reopens after bomb threat, man arrested

During the search in Billund airport in central Denmark, police arrested a man in his thirties and removed an object "likely to contain explosives".

The airport reopened at 7:00 pm (0500 GMT), but several flights were cancelled or delayed during its closure. (File)
Published on Apr 21, 2024 01:25 AM IST
AFP |

Pakistan province issues flood alert; warns of heavy loss of life

Pakistan has witnessed days of extreme weather, killing scores of people and destroying property and farmland.

Residents stand near the flooded waters outside their homes following heavy rains in Charsadda district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. (AFP)
Published on Apr 21, 2024 01:25 AM IST
AP |

Ukraine, Israel, TikTok: the massive aid package before US Congress

Here is a breakdown of the $95 billion package, which now moves to the Senate, where it could be taken up as early as Tuesday.

US Capitol (AFP)
Published on Apr 21, 2024 01:20 AM IST
AFP |

Michelle Obama goes on a ‘secret mission’ in basketball cap and dark glass

Michelle Obama goes undercover at Target to sign copies of her recently unveiled book, 'The Light We Carry'.

Michelle Obama goes undercover at Target
Published on Apr 21, 2024 01:18 AM IST

Hezbollah says three fighters killed in Israel strike

A source said earlier that “three Hezbollah fighters were killed and two others seriously wounded in an Israeli air strike on a house in the area of Al-Jebbayn”

Lebanese villagers flash victory signs from their house which was hit by an Israeli airstrike, in Kfar Kila, a Lebanese border village with Israel, south Lebanon. (AP)
Published on Apr 21, 2024 01:17 AM IST
AFP |

Blinken to be latest top US official to visit China in bid to maintain ties

Rivals are at odds on numerous fronts, including Russia’s war in Ukraine, Taiwan and South China Sea, North Korea, Hong Kong, and human rights.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (Reuters)
Published on Apr 21, 2024 01:10 AM IST
AP |

US house passes $95 billion in aid to Ukraine, Israel & Taiwan

The Ukraine aid will be combined with funding for Israel and Taiwan, for a foreign assistance package totaling $95 billion.

The vote marks a victory for Republican defense hawks against the more isolationist wing of the party led by Donald Trump. (AFP)
Published on Apr 21, 2024 01:10 AM IST
Bloomberg |

House threatens to ban TikTok in US, bill in motion

House passes legislation for aid to Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan.

A man carries a Free TikTok sign in front of the courthouse where the hush-money trial of Donald Trump got underway April 15, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey, File)(AP)
Published on Apr 21, 2024 12:14 AM IST
AFP | | Posted by Tuhin Das Mahapatra

US House passes $61 billion Ukraine aid after long wait

American lawmakers passed four major national security bills after Republican Speaker took on his own party’s ultra-right faction

Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-LA) walks toward the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol. AFP photo (Getty Images via AFP)
Updated on Apr 21, 2024 05:31 AM IST
By, Washington

Look which royal couple just announced their divorce

Greek royal couple Prince Nikolaos and Princess Tatiana announce separation after 14 years together.

Princess Tatiana of Greece and Denmark and Prince Nikolaos of Greece arrives to attend a thanksgiving service for the life of King Constantine of the Hellenes, at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on February 27, 2024. (Photo by Chris Jackson / POOL / AFP)(AFP)
Published on Apr 20, 2024 10:34 PM IST
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