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Speaking about his decision to buy a $4.5 million (₹33.8 crore) mansion across the street from his estranged wife Kim Kardashian in Los Angeles, Kanye West said "nothing's gonna keep" him away from his children. He said, "My solace comes from seeing my kids and getting a solid schedule – that’s why I...got the house." The couple has four children.
short by Ridham Gambhir / 07:32 pm on 15 Jan
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revised its guidance for Americans on wearing masks to protect against COVID-19, recommending wearing "the most protective mask you can". The CDC clarified on its website "that people can choose respirators such as N95s and KN95s, including removing concerns related to supply shortages for N95s."
short by Apaar Sharma / 11:16 am on 16 Jan
A woman in China cut at least 32 wedding dresses worth $11,000 (over ₹8 lakh) with a pair of scissors after the bridal store denied to return the woman's deposit of $550. She had paid the amount as a part of a wedding package which she had abruptly cancelled. A video of the incident has also surfaced on social media.
short by Ridham Gambhir / 04:42 pm on 15 Jan
The ATM services will become operational in Afghanistan from Saturday, the first time since the Taliban came to power. The decision was made after a series of talks with commercial banks, said the central bank of Afghanistan. Reportedly, till now, people in the country had to wait in long queues outside banks to withdraw money.
short by Ridham Gambhir / 07:43 pm on 15 Jan
At least 100 people dressed up as British PM Boris Johnson, were seen dancing outside Downing Street on Friday. Visuals of the incident that surfaced on social media showed the crowd chanting "this is a work event". The UK PM is surrounded by controversies for organising parties during COVID-19 lockdown, including a party that was organised before Prince Philip's funeral.
short by Ridham Gambhir / 03:53 pm on 16 Jan
Jeffrey A Parker, the CEO and General Manager of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), died by suicide after reportedly stepping in front of a train at a station. The 56-year-old had more than 35 years of experience in both the private and public sectors of the transportation industry. MARTA's Board of Directors called Parker's death "shocking".
short by Pragya Swastik / 02:38 pm on 16 Jan
Tsunami hits Tonga after underwater volcanic eruption, videos surface
short by Ridham Gambhir / on 15 Jan 2022,Saturday
A tsunami has hit Tonga after an underwater volcano in the South Pacific exploded on Saturday, sending plumes of thick smoke into the air. Several videos that surfaced on social media showed waves crashing into homes and other properties. The eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai underwater volcano, located about 65 km north of Tonga’s capital, caused a 1.2-metre tsunami.
short by Ridham Gambhir / 05:59 pm on 15 Jan
US authorities have said a man took hostages at a Texas synagogue and was demanding the release of a Pakistani neuroscientist Aafia Siddiqui, who was convicted of trying to kill US Army officers in Afghanistan. At least four hostages were reportedly believed to be inside the synagogue. Texas Governor Greg Abbott later tweeted, "All hostages are out alive and safe".
short by Apaar Sharma / 09:48 am on 16 Jan
Philippines confirms local transmission of Omicron as cases hit record
short by Athira Sasidharan / on 15 Jan 2022,Saturday
The Philippine Health Ministry has confirmed the local spread of the Omicron COVID-19 variant around capital Manila, as infections hit a record high for a third consecutive day. The ministry reported 39,004 new virus cases on Saturday, while active cases also hit a new all-time high of 2,80,813. The Philippines is the second-worst coronavirus-hit country in Southeast Asia after Indonesia.
short by Athira Sasidharan / 04:48 pm on 15 Jan
Beijing reports 1st local Omicron case ahead of Winter Olympics
short by Medhaa Gupta / on 16 Jan 2022,Sunday
China's capital city Beijing has reported its first locally transmitted Omicron coronavirus variant case on Saturday ahead of the Winter Olympics, state media reported. Authorities have sealed off the infected person's residential compound and workplace and collected 2,430 samples for testing, an official said. The Beijing Winter Olympics is scheduled to take place from February 4 to 20.
short by Medhaa Gupta / 12:49 pm on 16 Jan
US lawmakers demand report on equipment left in Afghanistan
short by Atharva Pande / on 15 Jan 2022,Saturday
A total of 28 US Congress representatives wrote to the US Department of Defense (DOD) Secretary Lloyd Austin demanding the overdue report on the war chest left behind in Afghanistan in August last year. As per reports, military equipment including aircraft, vehicles were abandoned by US troops as they pulled out of Afghanistan amid the rapid takeover by Taliban.
short by Atharva Pande / 11:32 pm on 15 Jan
Canadian Foreign Min to visit Ukraine, vows to deter Russian 'aggression'
short by Athira Sasidharan / on 15 Jan 2022,Saturday
Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Joly said she'll visit Kyiv next week to reaffirm support for Ukrainian sovereignty and reinforce efforts to deter "aggressive actions" by Russia. This comes as the US claimed that Russia is plotting to stage acts of provocation to create a pretext to invade Ukraine. Russia has stationed more than 1,00,000 troops near its border with Ukraine.
short by Athira Sasidharan / 04:55 pm on 15 Jan
Ex-US Prez Trump to hold 'Save America' rally in Arizona on Jan 15
short by Saurabh Sinha / on 15 Jan 2022,Saturday
Former US President Donald Trump is going to hold a ‘Save America’ rally, his first this year, in Arizona’s Florence on Saturday. Several Republican politicians are expected to attend the event. Earlier, Trump was to hold an event on January 6 on the anniversary of last year’s Capitol attack but it was cancelled.
short by Saurabh Sinha / 11:06 pm on 15 Jan
Explosion in commercial building in Canadian capital, 6 feared dead
short by Atharva Pande / on 15 Jan 2022,Saturday
Six people were feared dead after an explosion and a subsequent fire were reported from a commercial building in the Canadian capital Ottawa on Thursday, said the police as the search for the missing continued. Meanwhile, three men were rushed to the hospital after the blast. As per Canadian media, the site belongs to a manufacturer of custom tank trucks.
short by Atharva Pande / 06:36 pm on 15 Jan
6 people injured after shooting outside concert venue in US' Oregon
short by Medhaa Gupta / on 16 Jan 2022,Sunday
Six people, including two women, were injured after shots were fired outside a concert venue in US' Oregon. The shooting incident occurred on Friday around 9.30 pm and no arrests have been made as yet. One of those injured is in critical condition, police said. Investigators have not determined whether the shooting was random or targeted, a police official said.
short by Medhaa Gupta / 01:19 pm on 16 Jan
Pak central bank denies govt's request to open Afghan Relief Fund
short by Saurabh Sinha / on 15 Jan 2022,Saturday
The State Bank of Pakistan has turned down Imran Khan-led government’s request to open the Afghanistan Relief Fund fearing Financial Action Task Force (FATF) sanctions. This comes after the federal government decided to start an account to get donations for Afghanistan amid the ongoing humanitarian crisis. The central bank has asked the government to review its decision.
short by Saurabh Sinha / 11:11 pm on 15 Jan
Kazakhstan President orders Special Operations Force after unrest
short by Atharva Pande / on 15 Jan 2022,Saturday
Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev instructed the country's National Security Council to establish a Special Operations Force, reported Sputnik citing Presidential press service. The report also said that Tokayev ordered the council to submit proposals to reform the national security system. This comes in the wake of recent anti-government demonstrations over fuel price hike in Kazakhstan.
short by Atharva Pande / 11:39 pm on 15 Jan
China proclaims support from Gulf states on Uighurs treatment
short by Atharva Pande / on 16 Jan 2022,Sunday
China on Friday said that it has gained support from several Persian Gulf states on its "legitimate positions on issues related to Taiwan, Xinjiang and human rights." The Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson also said that they "expressed opposition to interference in China’s internal affairs and politicization of human rights issues". China is accused of illegally detaining Uighurs in Xinjiang.
short by Atharva Pande / 08:49 am on 16 Jan
Thousands protest against mandatory COVID-19 vaccination in Vienna
short by Atharva Pande / on 15 Jan 2022,Saturday
Thousands of people took to streets in Vienna, Austria on Saturday to protest against the government's next-month plans to initiate mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for all. "The government must go," chanted people at a routine Saturday rally. The protests come amid rising cases and ahead of voting by the Austrian Parliament on the issue next week.
short by Atharva Pande / 10:44 pm on 15 Jan
Man arrested, charged with hate crime for attacking Sikh taxi driver in US
short by Athira Sasidharan / on 15 Jan 2022,Saturday
Authorities in the US have arrested a man for allegedly attacking an Indian-origin Sikh taxi driver at JFK International Airport in New York on January 3. Earlier, a video allegedly showed Mohamed Hassanain knocking off the Sikh driver's turban and yelling, "turbaned people, go back to your country". Hassanain, who was arrested on Thursday, has been charged with hate crime.
short by Athira Sasidharan / 05:37 pm on 15 Jan
Israel administers 4th COVID-19 vaccine dose to over 5 lakh people
short by Atharva Pande / on 15 Jan 2022,Saturday
Israel Health Ministry on Friday said that over five lakh people have received the fourth COVID-19 vaccine dose so far. "Israel's trailblazing vaccine campaign has reached another milestone," said Prime Minister Naftali Bennett. Israel began the campaign to provide the fourth dose from December last year. The country reported over 40,000 new daily COVID-19 cases on Friday.
short by Atharva Pande / 08:11 pm on 15 Jan
China reiterates opposition to US sanctions on Iran amid 25-yr pact
short by Atharva Pande / on 15 Jan 2022,Saturday
China has reiterated its opposition to the unilateral sanctions by the US on Iran as it launched the 25-year cooperation agreement with Iran in Wuxi on Friday. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that China would firmly support resumption of nuclear pact negotiations. Subjected to US sanctions, both signed the agreement to strengthen their economic and political alliance last year.
short by Atharva Pande / 11:29 pm on 15 Jan
Sweden boosts military activity on Gotland amid Russian deployment
short by Atharva Pande / on 15 Jan 2022,Saturday
Sweden on Thursday said it is increasing military activity on the Gotland island amid deployment of Russian landing ships in the Baltic Sea. Located 330 kilometres away from Kaliningrad, the headquarters of Russia's Baltic Fleet, Gotland is a strategic base for Swedish forces. This comes amid the talks between Russia, NATO over bilateral issues and European security.
short by Atharva Pande / 11:42 pm on 15 Jan
Brazil begins COVID-19 vaccination for children aged 5 to 11
short by Saurabh Sinha / on 15 Jan 2022,Saturday
Brazil has started vaccinating children aged from five to 11 against COVID-19. An eight-year-old boy was the first to get inoculated at a hospital in Sao Paulo. Last month, the country cleared the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children. Notably, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro had earlier refused to get his 11-year-old daughter vaccinated.
short by Saurabh Sinha / 07:37 pm on 15 Jan
Greece's Aegean Airlines suspends Beirut flights over plane damage
short by Medhaa Gupta / on 16 Jan 2022,Sunday
Greece's largest airline Aegean Airlines on Saturday said that it has temporarily suspended its flights to and from Lebanon's capital Beirut until an investigation is completed into the cause of damage to one of its planes there. The damage was identified on January 10, it added. Lebanon's transport ministry has dismissed reports that the damage was due to a bullet.
short by Medhaa Gupta / 02:44 pm on 16 Jan
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