Highlights: India abstains from voting against Russia at UN General Assembly

Updated on Mar 03, 2022 12:39 AM IST

Russia Ukraine Crisis: Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy said 6,000 Russians killed in six days of war. Moscow claims control over Kherson.

Firefighters work to extinguish a fire at the Kharkiv National University building, which city officials said was damaged by recent shelling, in Kharkiv, Ukraine
Firefighters work to extinguish a fire at the Kharkiv National University building, which city officials said was damaged by recent shelling, in Kharkiv, Ukraine(REUTERS)

Russia's invasion of Ukraine entered seventh day and over 300 civilians, including at least 14 children, have been killed so far, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Tuesday.

However, Russia, which is facing harsh sanctions and global condemnation for its actions, has said it will pursue the Ukraine offensive until 'all goals' are achieved, the defence minister was quoted by AFP.

Also Read | Ukraine fight will weaken both US and Russia, China is the winner

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a fourth high-level meeting on the Ukraine crisis. Meanwhile, the first IAF C-17 aircraft which took off from Romania will reach Delhi tonight at 1:30 am. As per the Centre, a total of 3,352 Indian nationals have been evacuated by the government

Follow all the updates here:

  • Mar 02, 2022 11:04 PM IST

    IndiGo operating 20 flights to bring back Indian nationals from Ukraine

    IndiGo is operating 20 flights from 28 February to March 03. Out of these 20 flights, six flights have landed in Delhi bringing back over 1300 Indian citizens; another 6 flights are en route and will land tomorrow. 

    Eight additional flights will take off tomorrow to bring back Indian nationals. The airline is operating these flights on A321 aircraft with all safety precautions. Some of these flights carried relief material during their onward journey to Budapest and Rzeszow, while bringing back evacuees in the return leg via Istanbul. These flights were operated as part of the Operation Ganga by Govt. of India.

  • Mar 02, 2022 10:48 PM IST

    India abstains from voting against Russia at the UN General Assembly

    India abstains from voting against Russia at the UN General Assembly. 141 in favour, 5 against, 35 abstentions, reports ANI. Read full story

  • Mar 02, 2022 10:26 PM IST

    PM Modi speaks to Putin over phone on Ukraine conflict

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks to Russian president Vladimir Putin on phone. 

    The two leaders reviewed the situation in Ukraine, especially in the city of Kharkiv where many Indian students are stuck.  They discussed the safe evacuation of the Indian nationals from the conflict areas. Read full report

  • Mar 02, 2022 10:19 PM IST

    Centre to set up two call centres in Romania to expedite evacuation

    Centre setting up two call centres in Romania- one in Bucharest and another in Siret to coordinate the evacuation of Indian students, says civil aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia

  • Mar 02, 2022 10:13 PM IST

    Indian nationals leave Moldova for Romania

    Indian nationals en route Romania from Moldova (HT photo)
    Indian nationals en route Romania from Moldova (HT photo)

    Indian nationals leaving Moldova for Romania before boarding flight to Bucharest. 

  • Mar 02, 2022 10:10 PM IST

    Blinken speaks to Ukrainian foreign minister, reiterates U.S support to Kyiv

    Secretary of State Blinken spoke today with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba to reiterate the US’ commitment to providing security, financial & humanitarian support as Ukraine faces increasingly brutal bombardment by Russian forces: US Dept of State Spokesperson Ned Price

  • Mar 02, 2022 10:00 PM IST

    ‘Hunter's House’ ready to host 2nd round of talks between Russia and Ukraine: Belarus foreign ministry

    Belarus foreign ministry said in a tweet on Wednesday that ‘Hunter's House’ is ready to host the second round of ceasefire talks between Russia and Ukraine.

  • Mar 02, 2022 09:47 PM IST

    Russia preparing to increase brutality of its campaign, warns U.S envoy to the UN

    U.S envoy to the United Nations says Russia is preparing to increase the brutality of its campaign against Ukraine, urging the UN General Assembly to vote in favour of resolution to reprimand Moscow, news agency Reuters reports

    "This is an extraordinary moment. For the first time in 40 years, the Security Council has convened an emergency special session of the General Assembly" Linda Thomas-Greenfield said, ahead of the vote.

  • Mar 02, 2022 09:37 PM IST

    Ban on Russian oil and gas? Joe Biden says nothing's off the table

    United States President Joe Biden on Wednesday said nothing was off the table when asked about whether his country would ban Russian oil and gas in response to the Kremlin’s military campaign in Ukraine. Read here

  • Mar 02, 2022 09:32 PM IST

    Proud of efforts, but worried about dwindling supply of arms: Zelenskyy to EU Council chief

    Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks to the head of European council, provides an update on Russia's advance and expresses concern about dwindling supply of arms, reports Reuters

  • Mar 02, 2022 09:20 PM IST

    Watch: IAF's C-17 aircraft ready to take back Indian nationals

    Union minister General VK Singh shares video of C-17 Globemaster aircraft at Rzeszow Airport in Poland which will bring Indian nationals back home

  • Mar 02, 2022 08:58 PM IST

    Shells pound residential areas in Donetsk

    Amid the conflict between Russia & Ukraine, bombs and shells damaged residential areas of Horlivka & Yasinuvata of Donetsk Region, reports Reuters

  • Mar 02, 2022 08:09 PM IST

    PM Modi to chair high-level meeting on Ukraine at 8:30 pm

    PM to chair a high level meeting on the Ukraine issue at 8:30pm tonight. Read full report

  • Mar 02, 2022 08:06 PM IST

    2,000 civilians killed in Russian invasion, says Ukraine

    Ukraine's emergency service has said that more than 2,000 Ukrainians have been killed in the Russian invasion. It says that fighting is underway in the first sizeable city Moscow has claimed to have seized

  • Mar 02, 2022 07:53 PM IST

    Union minister Kiren Rijiju interacts with students at Slovakia

    Union minister Kiren Rijiju interacts with students at Slovakia who reached from Ukraine

  • Mar 02, 2022 07:39 PM IST

    Special flight from Hungary's capital carrying Indian nationals lands in Delhi

    The special flight from Hungary’s capital Budapest carrying Indian nationals who were stranded in Ukraine arrived at the Delhi airport

  • Mar 02, 2022 07:03 PM IST

    1st IAF C-17 aircraft from Romania to arrive at 1:30 am tonight

    “Indian Air Force aircraft have joined #OperationGanga with the first C-17 flight from Bucharest (Romania) expected to return to Delhi later tonight. 3 more IAF flights will be undertaken today from Budapest (Hungary), Bucharest (Romania) & Rzeszow (Poland),” ANI quotes MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi

  • Mar 02, 2022 06:58 PM IST

    Emergency certificates to those who lost their Indian passports: MEA

    “A mechanism for issuing emergency certificates to those who lost their Indian passports has been instituted. I think this will also help many Indian students,” ANI quotes Arindam Bagchi, MEA Spokesperson

  • Mar 02, 2022 06:52 PM IST

    3,352 Indians returned home from Ukraine, says MEA

    “During the last 24 hours, 6 flights have landed in India, taking the total number of flights that have landed in India to 15 and the total number of Indians who have returned on these flights to 3,352,” MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi

  • Mar 02, 2022 06:51 PM IST

    Pics: Russian strikes on several areas in Ukrainian capital Kyiv

    Russia continues to target Ukrainian capital with missiles and rockets on the seventh day of war. 

  • Mar 02, 2022 06:46 PM IST

    China says national wounded while trying to leave Ukraine

    China on Wednesday said one of its nationals was shot and injured in Ukraine on Tuesday, the same day that Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi told his Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba that China “laments the outbreak of the conflict between Ukraine and Russia and is extremely concerned with the harm to civilians”. Read full report

  • Mar 02, 2022 06:36 PM IST

    Watch: VK Singh assures students over their medical education

    Union minister General VK Singh interacts with students at Hotel Prezydenckie in Rzeszow, Poland

  • Mar 02, 2022 06:26 PM IST

    China won't join in sanctions on Russia, says Beijing's bank regulator

    China will not join in sanctions on Russia that have been led by the West, news agency Reuters quoted the country's banking regulator 

  • Mar 02, 2022 06:19 PM IST

    Vladimir Putin a war criminal, says UK PM Boris Johnson

    UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called Russian President Vladimir Putin a war criminal after civilians were bombed in Ukraine, AFP reports

  • Mar 02, 2022 06:15 PM IST

    EU excludes 7 Russian banks from SWIFT payment network

    The EU has excluded seven Russian banks from the global SWIFT network, as sanctions were ratcheted up over Moscow's war on Ukraine, AFP reported.

  • Mar 02, 2022 06:10 PM IST

    Ukraine sets up hotline to collect data on foreign students forced to leave the country

    Ukraine's foreign ministry set up emergency hotline and questionnaire to collect data on foreign students who are forced to leave the country. The ministry made the announcement on its Twitter handle

  • Mar 02, 2022 05:59 PM IST

    EU bans broadcast of Russian state media RT & Sputnik

    The European Union has banned broadcasts of Russian state media RT and Sputnik as part of a sweeping package of sanctions over President Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine, reports AFP

  • Mar 02, 2022 05:57 PM IST

    Watch: Union minister shares light moments with Indian students along Polish-Ukraine border

    Union minister General VK Singh shares video of his interaction with Indian nationals at Poland border. 

  • Mar 02, 2022 05:50 PM IST

    Watch: UK PM Boris Johnson calls for more sanctions on Russia

    British prime minister Boris Johnson has demanded more sanctions on Russia over its invasion on Ukraine.

  • Mar 02, 2022 05:47 PM IST

    1st IAF C-17 aircraft to return from Romania with 200 Indians tonight

    First IAF’s C-17 aircraft to return from Romania tonight with around 200 Indian citizens returning from Ukraine at 11 pm tonight. Two more planes will return from Poland & Hungary by early morning tomorrow, ANI quotes IAF officials

  • Mar 02, 2022 05:37 PM IST

    Working round the clock to bring Indians home from Ukraine: PM

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi told Hindustan Times that the government is working round the clock to bring back all Indian nationals who are stranded in the warzone. Read here

  • Mar 02, 2022 05:19 PM IST

    NDRF to send relief materials to Indians being evacuated from Ukraine

    National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) joins efforts under Operation Ganga to provide relief material to Indian students being evacuated from Ukraine, the home ministry tweeted

  • Mar 02, 2022 05:05 PM IST

    Indian embassy in Ukraine asks stranded students in Kharkiv to leave ‘immediately’

    Indian embassy in Ukraine asks stranded students in Kharkiv to leave ‘immediately’ and move to other locations by 6pm local time

  • Mar 02, 2022 05:02 PM IST

    Boeing suspends parts & technical support for Russian airlines

    U.S. airplane manufacturer Boeing said it was suspending parts, maintenance and technical support for Russian airlines as well as major operations in Moscow after Russia's invasion of Ukraine, reports Reuters

  • Mar 02, 2022 04:53 PM IST

    DHL suspends deliveries to Russia & Belarus

    German logistics giant DHL has announced it is stopping deliveries to Russia and Belarus, joining a growing list of Western businesses to cease operations in the countries after Moscow's invasion of Ukraine, reports AFP

  • Mar 02, 2022 04:23 PM IST

    Indian student dies of illness in Ukraine

    Chandan Jindal (22) was studying at Vinnytsia National Pyrogov, Memorial Medical University, Vinnytsia Ukraine. He fell ill and was admitted in Emergency Hospital in Vinnytsia . He was admitted to ICU after suffering from Ischemia Stroke in brain. He breathed his last today.

    His father has wrote to the Centre to make arrangements for brining his body for last rites. Full report

  • Mar 02, 2022 04:14 PM IST

    Four killed, nine injured during shelling in Kharkiv

    Four people have been killed and another nine wounded during shelling in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, the emergencies services said on Wednesday, AFP reported

  • Mar 02, 2022 04:06 PM IST

    Russia threatening to raze Konotop if not surrendered, says mayor

    Russian troops delivered an ultimatum to the local authorities. If inhabitants resist, the city will be shelled with heavy artillery, says the mayor

  • Mar 02, 2022 03:44 PM IST

    If World War 3 happens, it would involve nuclear weapons, says Russian foreign minister

    If  World War happens, it would involve ‘nuclear weapons and be destructive’, reports Reuters quoting Russia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov. Read here

  • Mar 02, 2022 03:36 PM IST

    Won't allow Ukraine to obtain nuclear weapons, says Russian foreign minister

    Russia will not allow Ukraine to obtain nuclear weapons, news agency Reuters quotes Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov who told TASS news agency

  • Mar 02, 2022 03:30 PM IST

    Russia gathering troops closer to Ukrainian capital, says Kyiv mayor

    Russia is gathering troops closer and closer to Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital's mayor Vitali Klitschko wrote in an online post on Wednesday. "We are preparing and will defend Kyiv!," he was quoted by news agency Reuters. "Kyiv stands and will stand."

  • Mar 02, 2022 03:27 PM IST

    Talks with Russia under discussion, a substantial agenda needed: Ukraine

    Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak has said that holding more talks with Russia was under discussion and that a "substantial agenda" was needed, Reuters.

  • Mar 02, 2022 03:16 PM IST

    PM Modi, MEA working on bringing mortal remains of Indian student killed in Ukraine: Rajnath

    “PM Modi and the ministry of external affairs are working on it. Given the situation in Ukraine, there is no airstrip... even a plane can't land there,” Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on bringing the body of Karnataka's Naveen Shekharappa, an MBBS student who died in shelling in Ukraine

  • Mar 02, 2022 03:09 PM IST

    Russia ‘ready’ to continue talks with Ukraine today: Reports

    Russia 'ready' to continue talks with Ukraine Wednesday night, reports AFP News Agency. Read

  • Mar 02, 2022 03:07 PM IST

    Unable to evacuate injured civilians in Kherson due to shelling, say Ukrainian authorities

    Ukraine's south-eastern port of Mariupol was under constant shelling from Russia and unable to evacuate the injured while Kherson, on the Black Sea to the west, was completely surrounded by invading forces, Ukrainian authorities told Reuters

  • Mar 02, 2022 03:01 PM IST

    SpiceJet to send evacuation flights to Romania & Slovakia

    SpiceJet will operate special evacuation flights from Kosice in Slovakia on 3rd and 4th March and from Bucharest in Romania on March 4 and 6 to bring home Indian nationals stranded in Ukraine. The airline will use its Boeing 737 MAX aircraft for these special flights. The private carrier will operate ferry flights to Kosice on 2nd and 3rd March from Delhi and to Bucharest from Delhi and Amritsar on 4th and 5th March. The airline has already operated two evacuation flights under ‘Operation Ganga’. SpiceJet’s evacuation flight from Budapest with Indian students will be arriving at the IGI airport in Delhi at 6.30 pm today.

  • Mar 02, 2022 02:55 PM IST

    Indian student’s death in Ukraine: Russian envoy promises probe

    Russian ambassador-designate Denis Alipov said on Wednesday that deliveries of five regiments of S-400 air defence systems to India would not be hit by sanctions imposed by western countries for Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Read here

  • Mar 02, 2022 02:53 PM IST

    Spain to send ‘military hardware’ to Ukraine

    Spain will supply "military hardware" to Ukraine following Russia's invasion of its pro-Western neighbour, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez tells parliament, AFP reports

  • Mar 02, 2022 02:46 PM IST

    Belarus says it beefed up security on western, southern borders

    Belarus said it had upped its security on the western and southern borders as Russia invaded neighbouring Ukraine, news agency Reuters reports.

  • Mar 02, 2022 02:40 PM IST

    UN General Assembly draws closer to demanding Russia withdraw from Ukraine

    Two days after an emergency special session of the United Nations General Assembly was convened - and over 100 countries gathered to discuss Russia's war on Ukraine - the global body is set to vote on a non-binding resolution demanding Moscow withdraws its troops. Read here

  • Mar 02, 2022 02:30 PM IST

    Airbus stops sending spare parts to Russia

    Airbus stops sending spare parts to Russia and supporting Russian airlines, reviewing whether its Moscow engineering centre could continue providing services to local customers under Western sanctions, reports news agency Reuters

  • Mar 02, 2022 02:25 PM IST

    Will leave no stone unturned to ensure safe evacuation of Indians from Ukraine: PM Modi

    “We're making all efforts to evacuate people stuck in Ukraine under Operation Ganga. Thousands of citizens have been brought back to India. To accelerate this mission, India has sent its 4 ministers there, will leave no stone unturned for the safe passage of Indians,” Prime Minister Modi at a rally in U.P's Sonbhadra

  • Mar 02, 2022 02:17 PM IST

    Stranded Indians reunite with their kin on arrival in Delhi

    Stranded Indian students amid the Ukraine invasion by Russia, reunited with their family upon arrival, at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi , India, on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. (HT/Amal KS)
    Stranded Indian students amid the Ukraine invasion by Russia, reunited with their family upon arrival, at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi , India, on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. (HT/Amal KS)

    The Centre's Operation Ganga continues in full swing, with more Indians being evacuated from the war-torn country

  • Mar 02, 2022 01:56 PM IST

    Where did Russia's air force go? Many stuff perplexing, say experts

    Though Russia is widening its attack on Ukraine, things are not going as US intelligence had predicted and that’s what is perplexing the experts as to what Russia has up its sleeves. Read More

  • Mar 02, 2022 01:44 PM IST

    Russian envoy 'doesn't foresee any obstacles' to supply of S-400 missile system to India amid crippling sanctions

    Don't foresee any obstacles as far as S-400 supply to India is concerned; have routes to continue with this deal unobstructed. Sanctions - old or new, do not interfere in any way, says Denis Alipov, Russian Envoy-designate to India, on the impact of sanctions in defence deal with India, reports ANI.

  • Mar 02, 2022 01:03 PM IST

    Almost 6000 Russians killed in 6 days of war, claims Ukraine's Zelenskyy

    Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says almost 6000 Russians killed in 6 days of war, reports news agency Reuters.

  • Mar 02, 2022 12:56 PM IST

    Indigo flight brings back 219 students from Ukraine

    An Indigo flight carrying 219 students studying in the war-torn country, Ukraine, landed in Delhi on Tuesday. They were welcomed by the Union minister of state Rajeev Chandrasekhar. 

  • Mar 02, 2022 12:50 PM IST

    Russian military claims to have taken control of Ukraine's Kherson

    The Russian army claimed on Wednesday it had taken control of the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson as Moscow's invasion of the pro-Western country went into its seventh day.

    "The Russian divisions of the armed forces have taken the regional centre of Kherson under full control," defence ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said in televised remarks.

  • Mar 02, 2022 12:40 PM IST

    31 evacuation flights to bring back over 6,300 Indians in coming days

    As many as 31 evacuation flights will be operated to neighbouring countries of crisis-hit Ukraine and will bring back more than 6,300 Indians stranded in the eastern European nation, reports PTI citing sources.

  • Mar 02, 2022 12:20 PM IST

    Russian forces destroy maternity home in Zhytomyr

  • Mar 02, 2022 12:15 PM IST

    At least 21 killed, 112 wounded in Kharkiv shelling

    At least 21 people were killed and 112 wounded in shelling in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv in the last 24 hours, regional governor Oleg Synegubov said on Wednesday.

    The authorities have said Russian missile attacks hit the centre of Ukraine's second-largest city, including residential areas and the regional administration building.

  • Mar 02, 2022 11:51 AM IST

     Russia's largest lender Sberbank quits European market

  • Mar 02, 2022 11:35 AM IST

    ‘Our mission is to bring Indians back home safely': Union minister

  • Mar 02, 2022 11:27 AM IST

    India engages Moscow for students' evacuation through Ukraine-Russia borders

    With Operation Ganga in full swing on Ukraine's western borders, the Narendra Modi government is in constant touch with Moscow to give safe passage to Indian students stranded in Kharkiv and Sumy warzones and allow evacuation through the eastern border with Russia. Read More

  • Mar 02, 2022 10:55 AM IST

    Air war in the north

    Russia steps up its bombing campaign, hitting Kyiv's main television tower, two residential buildings in a town north west of the city and local government headquarters in Kharkiv.

  • Mar 02, 2022 10:42 AM IST

    IAF aircrafts take off for Romania, Hungary with relief package

  • Mar 02, 2022 10:32 AM IST

    FIA allows Russian drivers to compete, but in neutral capacity and under its flag

    Formula One's governing body, the FIA, has allowed Russian drivers to continue competing in the sanctioned motor racing events, but only in a neutral capacity and under its flag.

  • Mar 02, 2022 10:11 AM IST

    IAF aircraft carrying relife package for Ukraine to take off from Hindon airbase shortly

  • Mar 02, 2022 10:09 AM IST

    World Bank to provide $3 billion support package for Ukraine

  • Mar 02, 2022 10:08 AM IST

    Russian and Belarusian tennis players banned from ATP, WTA tournaments

  • Mar 02, 2022 09:26 AM IST

    Watch | Biden calls Putin a 'Russian dictator'

  • Mar 02, 2022 09:22 AM IST

    Indian embassy in Poland issues travel advisory for its citizens in Ukraine

  • Mar 02, 2022 09:16 AM IST

    Russian airborne troops land in Ukraine's second city Kharkiv: Ukrainian army

    Russian airborne troops landed in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on Wednesday, the Ukrainian army said, adding that there were immediate clashes.

    "Russian airborne troops landed in Kharkiv... and attacked a local hospital," the army said in a statement on messaging app Telegram. "There is an ongoing fight between the invaders and the Ukrainians."

  • Mar 02, 2022 08:03 AM IST

    Ukrainians are fighting back with pure courage: Biden

    The US and our allies will defend every inch of NATO territory with full force of our collective power. Ukrainians are fighting back with pure courage. Putin may makes gains on the battlefield but he'll have to continue to pay a high price over the long run, says US President Biden.

  • Mar 02, 2022 06:43 AM IST

    Apple, Nike halt product sale in Russia

    Apple Inc. and Nike Inc. both announced plans Tuesday to halt product sales in Russia, cutting off the country to the most valuable technology company and the biggest maker of athleticwear.

  • Mar 02, 2022 06:29 AM IST

    Biden to ban Russian aircraft from US airspace: Report

  • Mar 02, 2022 06:26 AM IST

    Exxon to exit Russia, suspend further investments

    Exxon Mobil will exit Russia operations, including oil production fields, it said on Tuesday, becoming the latest major Western energy company to quit the oil-rich country following Moscow's invasion of Ukraine.

  • Mar 02, 2022 06:15 AM IST

    Biden says Putin bet wrong on splitting allies: ‘We Were Ready’

    The US and its allies were prepared for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and “dictators” must pay a price for their aggression, President Joe Biden will say in his first State of the Union address on Tuesday.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “war was premeditated and unprovoked,” Biden will add, according to excerpts of his speech released by the White House.

    “He thought the West and NATO wouldn’t respond. And, he thought he could divide us here at home,” Biden will say. “Putin was wrong. We were ready.”

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Britain: The Met Office issued yellow severe weather warnings for ice and snow for parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and the east coast of the UK.

Britain Power Cuts: A woman with an umbrella and the Elizabeth Tower also known as Big Ben are reflected in a puddle in London.(AP)
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Russia-Ukraine War: Ukrainian soldiers fire a cannon at Russian position.(AP)
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Russia-Ukraine War: Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu during their talks.(AP)
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Israel Election: Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seen.(Reuters)
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Covid In China: People sit inside the Shanghai Disney Resort.
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Published on Dec 07, 2022 03:06 PM IST

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Spain: Officials say that the collision occurred on a train line in Montcada i Reixac.
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Meghan Markle says she was ‘ashamed’, ‘didn’t want to live' when in royal family

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Meghan Markle: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Awards Gala.(AP)
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Ruling Nepali Congress party wins most votes: Election body

Published on Dec 07, 2022 02:17 PM IST

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Prince Harry-Meghan Markle: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, arrive at the 2022 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award Gala.(AFP)
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Hyundai Creta facelift SUV, which is yet to be launched in India, has secured highest points during safety crash tests at the ASEAN NCAP recently.
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Published on Dec 07, 2022 01:10 PM IST

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New Zealand: Court ordered six-month-old "Baby W" to be placed under partial guardianship.(Representational)
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Germany busts far-right terror cell planning parliament attack: Report

Published on Dec 07, 2022 01:02 PM IST

Germany: Dpa cited federal prosecutors as saying officers conducted searches in 11 of Germany's 16 state.

Germany: A German police officer stands guard.(AP)
Germany: A German police officer stands guard.(AP)
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