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Texas shooting: Accused Salvador had argument with grandmom whom he later shot

Ramos' grandfather Rolando Reyes said he had no idea that his grandson had bought two rifles. Had he known about the weapons, he would have reported to the authorities, he said to ABC News.
Salvador Ramos, the accused of the Texas elementary school shooting.(AFP)
Salvador Ramos, the accused of the Texas elementary school shooting.(AFP)
Published on May 26, 2022 11:13 AM IST
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11 babies killed in Senegal hospital fire

  • Just before midnight in Senegal, Macky Sall announced on Twitter that 11 infants had died in the blaze.
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Updated on May 26, 2022 11:10 AM IST
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AR-15 assault rifle used by Salvador Ramos in Texas shooting: 5 things to know

AR-15 rifles are feared because they fire high-velocity bullets at triple the speed of a handgun, are accurate over long distances, and cause devastating wounds.
FILE - In this July 20, 2012, photo, a row of different AR-15 style rifles are displayed for sale in Aurora, Colorado. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)(AP)
FILE - In this July 20, 2012, photo, a row of different AR-15 style rifles are displayed for sale in Aurora, Colorado. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)(AP)
Updated on May 26, 2022 10:27 AM IST
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Imran Khan gives 6 days to govt for announcing polls: ‘Will return to Islamabad’

Imran Khan said the Shebaz Sharif government will be happy if he continues his protest in Islamabad as that would lead to more chaos in the capital. 
Imran Khan reached Islamabad in the early hours on Thursday. (REUTERS)
Imran Khan reached Islamabad in the early hours on Thursday. (REUTERS)
Published on May 26, 2022 09:37 AM IST
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Putin eyes Donbas, Zelenskyy says won't cede control of Russian-occupied areas

  • In another horror coming to light from the ruined city of Mariupol, at least 200 bodies were found in the basement of an apartment building.
A local woman looks at an apartment building damaged by a Russian military strike, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in the town of Vuhledar, in Donetsk region, Ukraine.(REUTERS)
A local woman looks at an apartment building damaged by a Russian military strike, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in the town of Vuhledar, in Donetsk region, Ukraine.(REUTERS)
Published on May 26, 2022 09:31 AM IST
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Texas student caught with firearms outside school day after mass shooting horror

In a statement, the Richardson Police Department said that it received a phone call at 10.55 am (local time) in the 1500 block of East Spring Valley Road, reporting a male holding what appeared to be a rifle.
An FBI agent is seen outside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on May 25, 2022.(AFP)
An FBI agent is seen outside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on May 25, 2022.(AFP)
Updated on May 26, 2022 09:06 AM IST
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Indian-origin lawyers fined for delaying execution of drug trafficker

  • M Ravi, who did most of the work, was ordered by the Court of Appeal to bear 75 per cent of the costs, while Violet Netto, who later took over as the lawyer on record, was held liable for 25 per cent.
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Published on May 26, 2022 08:53 AM IST
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Oklahoma governor approves strictest abortion ban in US

  • The only exceptions from the new law are the need to save the mother's life as well as rape or incest that have been reported to law enforcement.
Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt. (AP)
Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt. (AP)
Published on May 26, 2022 07:40 AM IST
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Onlookers urged police to charge into Texas elementary school

“Go in there! Go in there!” nearby women shouted at the officers soon after the attack began, said Juan Carranza, 24, who saw the scene from outside his house, across the street from Robb Elementary School in the town of Uvalde.
Crime scene tape surrounds Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on May 25, 2022. (AP)
Crime scene tape surrounds Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on May 25, 2022. (AP)
Published on May 26, 2022 07:19 AM IST
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1st highly likely monkeypox case in Finland; Denmark to get vaccines: Top points

As countries with cases of monkeypox are opting for vaccination against the virus, a study by the medical journal Lancet said that antiviral drugs might have the potential to shorten the symptoms and also reduce the amount of time a patient is contagious.
An employee works on a vaccine based on the monkeypox vaccine that has already been developed by Bavarian Nordic at a laboratory of the company in Martinsried near Munich, Germany, (REUTERS)
An employee works on a vaccine based on the monkeypox vaccine that has already been developed by Bavarian Nordic at a laboratory of the company in Martinsried near Munich, Germany, (REUTERS)
Updated on May 26, 2022 07:05 AM IST
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Imran Khan's Azadi march: Army deployed, Islamabad turns into battleground 

Imran Khan has reached the D chowk of Islamabad in the early hours on Thursday. Pakistan's Geo News reported its office came under the attack of the PTI workers injuring some media workers. No police personnel were present outside of the building for its security, it reported.
Islamabad came under heavy shelling of tear gas as Imran Khan's Azadi march reached the capital in the early hours of Thursday. 
Islamabad came under heavy shelling of tear gas as Imran Khan's Azadi march reached the capital in the early hours of Thursday. 
Published on May 26, 2022 05:57 AM IST
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Joe Biden, Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro set to meet in June at US summit,

Jair Bolsonaro, the far-right Brazilian leader, an admirer of former US President Donald Trump, has not yet spoken with Biden, whose election victory he was slow to recognize.
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro had not planned to attend the summit until Biden sent an envoy to convince him to come with the offer of a bilateral meeting.(AFP)
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro had not planned to attend the summit until Biden sent an envoy to convince him to come with the offer of a bilateral meeting.(AFP)
Published on May 26, 2022 05:48 AM IST
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At least 9 killed as 3 bombs strike minibuses in Afghan city: police

The bombs were placed on three minibuses in different districts of the city," Balkh provincial police spokesman Asif Waziri told AFP.
Another bomb exploded inside a mosque in the capital Kabul late on Wednesday, killing at least two people and wounding 10 others.(AP)
Another bomb exploded inside a mosque in the capital Kabul late on Wednesday, killing at least two people and wounding 10 others.(AP)
Published on May 25, 2022 11:25 PM IST
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Afghanistan: 16 killed as four blasts tear through minibuses, Kabul mosque 

A spokesman for Kabul's commander said at least two people were injured in the blast on a mosque in Kabul. Emergency hospital said in a tweet it had received five bodies from the blast and more than a dozen wounded patients, reported Reuters.
A bomb exploded inside a mosque in the capital Kabul late on Wednesday.(AP)
A bomb exploded inside a mosque in the capital Kabul late on Wednesday.(AP)
Published on May 25, 2022 11:22 PM IST
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Pakistan on boil: Trees torched, tear gas fired during Imran Khan's march

Violence was reported in Islamabad, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Karachi and parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa where supporters of Imran Khan's party Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf clashed with cops. 
PTI workers set on fire a tree in Islamabad's Blue Area.(Twitter/Ghazanfar Abbas)
PTI workers set on fire a tree in Islamabad's Blue Area.(Twitter/Ghazanfar Abbas)
Published on May 25, 2022 11:12 PM IST
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‘No petrol in any station, no cash in ATMs’: Pakistan's Mohammad Hafeez 

The Lahore police fired tear gas, baton-charged and detained supporters of ousted Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan to stop them from reaching the capital Islamabad to demand fresh elections.
Pakistan's former all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez.(Getty Images)
Pakistan's former all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez.(Getty Images)
Updated on May 25, 2022 08:52 PM IST
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China conducts military exercise around Taiwan to warn U.S.

China’s military said on Wednesday it recently conducted a military exercise around Taiwan as a “serious warning” to interactions between the United States and Taiwan
FILE - In this photo taken on April 22, 2013, new recruits practice charging with bayonets at a military training center in Hsinchu County, northern Taiwan. (AP)
FILE - In this photo taken on April 22, 2013, new recruits practice charging with bayonets at a military training center in Hsinchu County, northern Taiwan. (AP)
Updated on May 25, 2022 08:03 PM IST
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Texas shooting: A history of gun violence in US, and a call for tougher laws

  • On his 18th birthday, Salvador Ramos shot and killed at least 19 students and two adults after he opened fire at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, highlighting how out of control America’s gun problem has become.
Law enforcement work the scene after a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School where 18 children were killed in Uvalde, Texas.(AFP)
Law enforcement work the scene after a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School where 18 children were killed in Uvalde, Texas.(AFP)
Updated on May 25, 2022 06:54 PM IST
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Imran Khan's ‘Azadi March’ turns violent as cops fire tear gas | Top updates

Pakistani authorities blocked roads and arrested several supporters of the PTI in a bid to derail the ‘Azadi March’ called by Imran Khan, a day after the government banned their rally to prevent them from “propagating their misleading agenda".
Police fire teargas to disperse supporters of Pakistan's key opposition party marching toward Islamabad, in Lahore, Pakistan, on Wednesday, (AP)
Police fire teargas to disperse supporters of Pakistan's key opposition party marching toward Islamabad, in Lahore, Pakistan, on Wednesday, (AP)
Updated on May 25, 2022 04:25 PM IST
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There’s no ‘utopia’, no need to lecture on rights, Xi Jinping tells UN human rights chief

According to a readout issued by the Chinese government, Bachelet told Xi Jinping that she admires China for ‘protecting human rights’ among other achievements including eliminating poverty and upholding multilateralism
UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet (left) attending a virtual meeting with China’s President Xi Jinping, in Guangzhou. (AFP)
UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet (left) attending a virtual meeting with China’s President Xi Jinping, in Guangzhou. (AFP)
Updated on May 25, 2022 06:56 PM IST
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‘Release Yasin Malik…’: Pak foreign minister writes to UN human rights chief

 Jammu & Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Mohammad Yasin Malik has been convicted by a Delhi court after he pleaded guilty to charges related to terror funding, spreading terrorism and secessionist activities in the Kashmir Valley in 2017
JKLF leader Yasin Malik.(PTI)
JKLF leader Yasin Malik.(PTI)
Published on May 25, 2022 03:50 PM IST
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'Our relations with India not moving forward, but one day...': Pak minister 

  • "Aaj nahin to kal, that day will have to come. That day we will unlock our full economic potential, and all will share the fruit of prosperity," Zardari said.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. (File image)(AP)
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. (File image)(AP)
Published on May 25, 2022 02:58 PM IST
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Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan, New Delhi

Key initiatives of Quad Summit that position it as a counterweight to China 

  • These initiatives are the outcome of work done behind the scenes by Quad working groups to forge practical cooperation in crucial areas where China has so far had a dominant role
All of these initiatives came against the backdrop of lingering differences among Quad partners over the situation in Ukraine. 
All of these initiatives came against the backdrop of lingering differences among Quad partners over the situation in Ukraine. 
Updated on May 25, 2022 02:56 PM IST
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Canada confirms 15 cases of monkeypox

The first-ever cases of the viral disease in Canada, usually found in the Congo Basin in Africa, were reported last week. A small shipment of the vaccine Imvavune is being sent to Quebec to deal with the outbreak there
A Test tubes labelled ‘Monkeypox virus positive’ is seen in this illustration taken on May 23. (REUTERS)
A Test tubes labelled ‘Monkeypox virus positive’ is seen in this illustration taken on May 23. (REUTERS)
Updated on May 25, 2022 01:16 PM IST
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Texas governor faces backlash for tweet urging residents to buy more guns

  • Despite recurring mass-casualty shootings, multiple initiatives to reform gun regulations have failed in the US Congress, leaving states and local councils to strengthen -- or weaken -- their own restrictions.
Vigil for the victims of a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday, May 24, 2022.(AP)
Vigil for the victims of a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday, May 24, 2022.(AP)
Published on May 25, 2022 01:13 PM IST
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Canada reports 10 new Monkeypox cases | Latest updates

  • Monkeypox - cases of which have sparked concerns worldwide amid the ongoing battle with Covid-19 - is caused by a virus transmitted to humans from infected animals, most commonly rodents.
Monkeypox, a close relative of the smallpox virus, is a rare disease classified as a High Consequence Infectious Disease (HCID) by the UK Health Security Agency.(AFP)
Monkeypox, a close relative of the smallpox virus, is a rare disease classified as a High Consequence Infectious Disease (HCID) by the UK Health Security Agency.(AFP)
Published on May 25, 2022 11:48 AM IST
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Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan, New Delhi

Canada: Airport in British Columbia closed briefly after suspicious bag found

The airport in the Victory city of British Columbia was closed briefly after a suspicious bag was brought in by a passenger. The ‘security incident’ was resolved and the airport reported late on Tuesday
A Victoria International Airport signage, in British Columbia, Canada. (Credit: Victoria International Airport)
A Victoria International Airport signage, in British Columbia, Canada. (Credit: Victoria International Airport)
Updated on May 25, 2022 11:04 AM IST
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Shot grandmother, hinted ‘kids should watch out’ | How Texas shooting unfolded

  • Thursday was meant to be the last day of the school year for the 500 students at Robb Elementary, who are aged five to 11 and mostly Hispanic.
People mourn outside of the SSGT Willie de Leon Civic Center following the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.(AFP)
People mourn outside of the SSGT Willie de Leon Civic Center following the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.(AFP)
Published on May 25, 2022 10:49 AM IST
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