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During a phone call with PM Narendra Modi, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Ukraine will not conduct negotiations with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Zelenskyy said that all the aggressor's decisions aimed at attempting illegal annexation of Ukrainian territories do not change reality. He also emphasised the importance of PM Modi's recent statement that now is not the time for war.
short by Apaar Sharma / 08:50 am on 05 Oct
US and South Korea fired four ground-to-ground missiles into the Sea of Japan in response to North Korea firing a ballistic missile over Japan for the first time in five years on Tuesday. The Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) missiles hit mock targets, the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff said. South Korea had called North Korea's launch a "provocation".
short by Ankush Verma / 08:21 am on 05 Oct
PM Narendra Modi held a telephonic conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Tuesday and discussed the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. PM Modi reiterated his call for early cessation of hostilities and the need to pursue the path of dialogue and diplomacy. He said India attaches importance to the safety and security of nuclear installations, including in Ukraine.
short by Deepika Bhatt / 08:16 pm on 04 Oct
Kremlin praises Elon Musk for Twitter poll on Russia-Ukraine war
short by Indraneel Sen / on 04 Oct 2022,Tuesday
Russia on Tuesday praised Tesla CEO Elon Musk for suggesting a peace deal in the Russia-Ukraine war. "It is very positive that somebody like Elon Musk is looking for a peaceful way out of this situation," Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. Earlier, Musk conducted a Twitter poll with a possible ending of violence.
short by Indraneel Sen / 10:21 pm on 04 Oct
Ready to contribute to peace efforts in Ukraine: Modi tells Zelenskyy
short by Anisha Joneja / on 04 Oct 2022,Tuesday
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a telephonic conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, said that India is ready to contribute to the peace efforts in Ukraine. "PM also reiterated the importance of respecting the UN Charter, International Law, and the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all states," as per a statement by the PMO. Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24.
short by Anisha Joneja / 10:40 pm on 04 Oct
IMF to consider Ukraine’s emergency funding appeal: Officials
short by Indraneel Sen / on 04 Oct 2022,Tuesday
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will consider Ukraine's appeal for additional emergency funding of $1.3 billion, officials told Reuters news agency. IMF staff believe Ukraine has received enough financial assurances from foreign partners to meet the debt sustainability requirement. If sanctioned, the funds are expected to address food shortages in the country.
short by Indraneel Sen / 09:21 pm on 04 Oct
Stadium gates too small: Indonesian Police on last week’s stampede
short by Indraneel Sen / on 04 Oct 2022,Tuesday
Indonesian Police on Tuesday said the gates at the soccer stadium, where 125 people were killed in a stampede last Saturday, were too small. Only two people could pass through one gate at a time, police said. The probe was focusing on six of the total 14 gates where most deaths were recorded, police said.
short by Indraneel Sen / 09:36 pm on 04 Oct
Several French cities, including Lille, Strasbourg and Bordeaux, have decided to not organise fan zones or put up giant TV screens to show the matches of the upcoming FIFA World Cup. The decision is taken in protest against the alleged ecological and humanitarian abuses in Qatar. Lille Mayor Martine Aubry called the WC "nonsense in terms of human rights".
short by Mohammad Anab / 05:13 pm on 04 Oct
West engaging in nuclear rhetoric right now: Russia
short by Indraneel Sen / on 04 Oct 2022,Tuesday
Russia on Tuesday said it does not want to take part in "nuclear rhetoric" which was being spread by the West. UK-based The Times on Monday reported the NATO alliance believed Russia was going to conduct a nuclear test on the Ukrainian border. The West is "engaging in a lot" of "nuclear rhetoric right now", said Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov.
short by Indraneel Sen / 10:19 pm on 04 Oct
Tory MPs must unite behind PM Truss: UK's Indian-origin minister
short by Indraneel Sen / on 04 Oct 2022,Tuesday
UK's Indian-origin Home Secretary Suella Braverman on Tuesday criticised her Conservative Party colleagues for allegedly plotting a "coup" against Prime Minister Liz Truss. She said Tory MPs should unite behind their leader. Braverman's remarks came a day after the government reversed a proposed cut in income tax rate, following criticism from Conservative Party MPs.
short by Indraneel Sen / 11:10 pm on 04 Oct
Ex-US marine jailed for 4.5 years in Russia for drunken attack
short by Athira Sasidharan / on 05 Oct 2022,Wednesday
A former US Marine has been reportedly sentenced to four-and-half years in a Russian penal colony for attacking a police officer while drunk. Police removed Robert Gilman from a train following complaints from fellow passengers in January. He was then arrested for kicking an officer while in custody. Gilman said he has "apologised to Russia" and the police officer.
short by Athira Sasidharan / 09:57 am on 05 Oct
Ex-German Chancellor Merkel wins UNHCR award for resettling refugees
short by Purnima Rajput / on 05 Oct 2022,Wednesday
Former German Chancellor Angela Merkel has won the United Nations Refugee Agency's (UNHCR) Nansen Refugee Award for welcoming more than a million refugees, mostly from Syria, into Germany. "It [the award] recognises her moral and political courage in helping more than a million refugees rebuild their lives," Filippo Grandi, UNHCR chief said. Merkel will also get $150,000 prize money.
short by Purnima Rajput / 11:14 am on 05 Oct
Poland demands $1.3-trillion war reparations from Germany
short by Indraneel Sen / on 04 Oct 2022,Tuesday
Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau has signed an official document which seeks around $1.3 trillion in reparations from Germany for the World War II invasion of his country by the Nazis. Rau said the document will be sent to the Foreign Ministry of Germany. The development comes on the eve of German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock’s visit to Warsaw.
short by Indraneel Sen / 06:57 pm on 04 Oct
Grid failure leaves 130 million people without power in Bangladesh
short by Indraneel Sen / on 04 Oct 2022,Tuesday
Around 130 million people were without electricity in Bangladesh on Tuesday after a power grid failure, the government said. More than 80% of Bangladesh was affected by the power outage after 2 pm local time, the Power Development Board said. Only some regions in the country's northwest had electricity.
short by Indraneel Sen / 10:43 pm on 04 Oct
20 killed, 36 wounded as al-Shabaab attacks Somali govt centre
short by Indraneel Sen / on 04 Oct 2022,Tuesday
Militant group al-Shabaab has attacked a government centre in Somalia's Hiran region, killing 20 people and injuring 36 others, officials said. Hirshabelle Health Minister and the Deputy Governor of Hiran were killed in the attack on Monday. The attack comes after the US said it had killed a top al-Shabaab leader in an airstrike in Somalia on October 1.
short by Indraneel Sen / 07:30 pm on 04 Oct
WWII reparations for Poland already settled: German Minister
short by Indraneel Sen / on 04 Oct 2022,Tuesday
German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock on Tuesday said that Germany paying reparations for the World War II invasion of Poland was a matter already settled. A day earlier, Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau had signed an official document which sought around $1.3 trillion in reparations from Berlin. Baerbock said she had discussed the document in person with Rau.
short by Indraneel Sen / 07:06 pm on 04 Oct
World facing 'life-or-death struggle': Guterres on climate change
short by Indraneel Sen / on 04 Oct 2022,Tuesday
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned that the world is facing "a life-or-death struggle" as the emissions of greenhouse gases are at an all-time high. Speaking at a meeting in Kinshasa, Congo, on Monday, he accused the world's 20 richest countries of not doing enough. "Failure to act...will lead to more loss of trust and more climate damage," he said.
short by Indraneel Sen / 06:23 pm on 04 Oct
Will impose costs on perpetrators of violence in Iran: US Prez
short by Indraneel Sen / on 04 Oct 2022,Tuesday
US President Joe Biden has said his country will be "imposing further costs on perpetrators of violence against peaceful protestors" in Iran. Female protesters in Iran are agitating against the death of 21-year-old Mahsa Amini, who was allegedly assaulted by the police over an "improper hijab". In a statement on Monday, Biden said, "We will continue holding Iranian officials accountable."
short by Indraneel Sen / 07:25 pm on 04 Oct
Imran Khan biggest liar on earth, he ruined country's economy: Pak PM
short by Athira Sasidharan / on 05 Oct 2022,Wednesday
Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif has accused his predecessor Imran Khan of being "the biggest liar on the face of the earth". Sharif also alleged that Khan's policies had left the country's economy in "ruins". Talking to The Guardian, Sharif also accused Khan of "injecting poison" into society to "dangerously polarise the electorate" after he was ousted from power in April.
short by Athira Sasidharan / 09:21 am on 05 Oct
Ugandan Prez fires son from military role after Kenya invasion tweet
short by Athira Sasidharan / on 05 Oct 2022,Wednesday
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni fired his son, Muhoozi Kainerugaba, as commander of the country's infantry forces after his son tweeted that it wouldn't take him and his army two weeks to capture Kenya's capital Nairobi. However, Uganda's military said that Kainerugaba has been promoted from Lieutenant General to full general and would remain a senior presidential adviser for special operations.
short by Athira Sasidharan / 10:49 am on 05 Oct
Russians request lawyers to help them avoid military mobilisation
short by Purnima Rajput / on 04 Oct 2022,Tuesday
Russians have been requesting lawyers and civil society groups for support since President Vladimir Putin announced mobilisation of 300,000 people to fight in Ukraine. Sergei Krivenko, who runs Citizen. Army. Law group, said that "we are working round the clock". "Those coming to us are panicked. They don't understand what is happening. They are calling up anyone," he added.
short by Purnima Rajput / 04:40 pm on 04 Oct
US, South Korea conduct bombing drills after North Korea fired missile
short by Purnima Rajput / on 04 Oct 2022,Tuesday
The US and South Korea conducted bombing drills after North Korea fired a missile over Japan, South Korean military said. It was North Korea's first missile to fly over Japan since 2017 and fifth launch in 10 days. Japanese PM Fumio Kishida called the action "barbaric". The launch prompted warning in northern Japan and residents were urged to take shelter.
short by Purnima Rajput / 05:05 pm on 04 Oct
EU, Israel hold 1st senior-level meeting in a decade
short by Indraneel Sen / on 04 Oct 2022,Tuesday
The European Union (EU) and Israeli representatives held senior-level talks on Monday, which is the first such meeting between the two sides in a decade. Ahead of the meeting, EU Diplomat Josep Borrell said the stalled Middle-East peace process and the situation in Palestine would be discussed. Quoting a United Nations report, he said the situation in Palestine was "worrisome''.
short by Indraneel Sen / 07:18 pm on 04 Oct
Ukraine's war-torn economy will fall 35% this year: World Bank
short by Dharini Mudgal / on 04 Oct 2022,Tuesday
The World Bank on Tuesday forecasted that the Ukrainian economy will fall 35% this year amid the ongoing invasion of the country by Russia. The bank expects the Ukrainian economy will return to growth in 2023, expanding by 3.3%. It further estimated that rebuilding Ukraine will cost at least $349 billion, i.e. 1.5 times the size of Ukraine's pre-war economy.
short by Dharini Mudgal / 09:35 pm on 04 Oct
Kenya lifts ban on genetically modified crops in response to drought
short by Athira Sasidharan / on 04 Oct 2022,Tuesday
Kenya on Monday lifted a ban on openly cultivating genetically modified crops, reversing a decade-old decision in response to the worst drought to affect the East African region in 40 years. "Open cultivation and importation of White Maize are now authorised," Kenyan President William Ruto's office said. Authorities are hoping that the move will improve crop yields and food security.
short by Athira Sasidharan / 05:04 pm on 04 Oct
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