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FIFA World Cup: Iran team players pose for a photo ahead of their match against England during FIFA World Cup 2022.

Watch: Iran players sing national anthem at their second FIFA world cup match

Iran's team sang their national anthem before Friday's World Cup match against Wales. The team had opted not to do so in their tournament opener. Read more: Iranian advisers aiding Russians in Crimea killed, says Ukraine, with a warning The Iranian players had then stood impassively during their anthem before their 6-2 defeat to England on Monday in an apparent gesture of solidarity with anti-government protesters in the country.

Ghana national player and former Newcastle midfielder Christian Atsu.

Ghana footballer Christian Atsu found alive inside rubble of Turkey earthquake

Ghana national player and former Newcastle midfielder Christian Atsu has been found alive in the rubble of an earthquake that killed more than 4,800 people in Turkey and neighbouring Syria, Ghana's ambassador to Turkey said Tuesday. Atsu, 31, joined Turkish Super Lig side Hatayspor in September, based in the southern province of Hatay near the epicentre of Monday's massive quake. The envoy gave no further details on his condition. Freezing weather has hampered emergency efforts.

FILE - President Joe Biden delivers his first State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the Capitol, March 1, 2022, in Washington. (Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool via AP, File)

State of the Union 2023: When is US president Joe Biden's speech? What to expect

United States president Joe Biden will deliver his second State of the Union address Tuesday, at around 9 pm EST, which will be Wednesday 7.30 am IST. The speech normally begins with the House Speaker - a Republican, currently Kevin McCarthy - presiding over the event. He will be accompanied by the vice president - Kamala Harris - who is also the president of the Senate. The Speaker may also invite up to 24 guests.

Prince Harry-Meghan Markle: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duke and Duchess of Sussex are seen.

Meghan 'repeatedly' says she gave 'everything up' for Prince Harry because…

A royal expert said that Prince Harry's wife Meghan Markle is working on Meghan Markle's brand name apart from her husband. Royal commentator Kinsey Schofield said that the Duchess of Sussex could discreetly be planning new projects separate from Prince Harry. Read more: Kate Middleton says it is 'tough' to raise children today.

China Heavy Fog Warning: A man wearing a mask stands amid heavy fog in Jinan, Shandong province, China.

China issues heavy fog warnings, some shipping suspended

China issued dangerous heavy fog warnings for many regions and shipping was suspended in the Qiongzhou Strait, an important economic transport hub near Hainan, according to state and local media on Tuesday. The Central Meteorological Observatory announced a yellow warning on Tuesday morning for several provinces including parts of Shandong, Anhui, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Fujian, Guizhou and Guangdong, and the Guangxi region.

Turkey Earthquake: Rescue workers help a wounded person next to the rubble in Hatay.

Turkey declares seven days of national mourning following deadly earthquakes

Turkey has declared seven days of national mourning after earthquakes jolted southern provinces of the country. At least 1,541 people were killed and 9733 others were injured when two earthquakes hit southern provinces of Turkey on Monday, Anadolu Agency reported citing Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay. According to AFAD, there is no tsunami threat to the Eastern Mediterranean coasts in Turkey.

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