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Ukraine denies it attacked Moscow, says 'pleased to watch it'
short by Athira Sasidharan / on 30 May 2023,Tuesday
A Ukrainian presidential aide denied Kyiv was directly involved in a drone attack on Moscow on Tuesday. "Of course we're pleased to watch and predict an increase in the number of attacks," Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak told the 'Breakfast Show' YouTube channel. Tuesday's attack is the most significant one on Moscow since the Ukraine war began in February 2022.
short by Athira Sasidharan / 04:03 pm on 30 May
A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Boeing 777 aircraft was seized by authorities in Malaysia over a lease dispute on Tuesday, a report said. The aircraft, acquired on lease from Malaysia, was seized at Kuala Lumpur International Airport over non-payment of dues worth $4 million, the report added. The plane was seized following a court order.
short by Daisy Mowke / 11:11 pm on 30 May
A beluga whale that has allegedly been trained by the Russian navy has reappeared off Sweden's coast. The "spy" whale was first reported in April 2019, when it was discovered near northern Norway with a harness attached to its body and a label that said "Equipment of Saint Petersburg". The whale was nicknamed "Hvaldimir" by Norwegians.
short by Ankush Verma / 04:32 pm on 30 May
US rapper accidentally launches bike off stage during concert
short by Dharini Mudgal / on 30 May 2023,Tuesday
US rapper and singer Anuel AA accidentally launched his motorbike off stage after bringing it during a concert at Madison Square Garden in New York on Sunday. A video of the incident has surfaced online. "The bike fell between the stage and the railing. I'm uncertain if anyone got hurt," a fan who was present during the concert said.
short by Dharini Mudgal / 04:32 pm on 30 May
Russia to sell Crimea homes of ex-Ukraine Prez, others to fund war
short by Disha Jana / on 30 May 2023,Tuesday
Russian authorities are all set to sell ex-Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko's property, as well as those of other Ukrainian oligarchs, in annexed Crimea, to fund the ongoing invasion. The move comes after Russia seized Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's apartment there, which is estimated to cost over ₹6 crore. Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014.
short by Disha Jana / 07:05 pm on 30 May
Kyiv mayor visits sites struck by Russian drones after attacks
short by Disha Jana / on 30 May 2023,Tuesday
Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko on Tuesday visited the sites in the city affected by Russia's overnight drone attacks. Russia unleashed its third air attack in 24 hours on Ukraine's capital Kyiv. Kyiv's military administration has said that at least 20 Shahed drones were destroyed overnight by air defences in the latest attack. Notably, Moscow was attacked with drone strikes today.
short by Disha Jana / 08:28 pm on 30 May
Russia won't negotiate: EU envoy as Kyiv seeks demilitarised zone
short by Disha Jana / on 30 May 2023,Tuesday
A European Union (EU) diplomat has reacted to Ukraine's proposal seeking a post-war demilitarised zone, stating that Russia will not negotiate on the idea while trying to win the war. Ukraine floated the idea of a post-war demilitarised zone covering the Russian regions of Belgorod, Bryansk, Kursk and Rostov in order to protect adjacent territories in Ukraine.
short by Disha Jana / 10:30 pm on 30 May
China to send astronauts to moon by 2030 amid space race with US
short by Swati Dubey / on 30 May 2023,Tuesday
China plans to send astronauts to the moon by 2030. Lin Xiqiang, the deputy director of the China Manned Space Agency, stated that China plans for a short lunar surface mission and collaborative human-robotic exploration. This announcement comes after NASA administrator Bill Nelson and other officials highlighted that the US and China might be engaged in a space race.
short by Swati Dubey / 04:52 pm on 30 May
This is to me India: US Ambassador to India on meeting SRK, Ambani
short by Swati Dubey / on 30 May 2023,Tuesday
US Ambassador to India Eric Garcetti said he had a great time during his recent trip to Mumbai where he met Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan and Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani among several other personalities. "This is to me India and the Indian dream that very much feels like the American dream too," Garcetti said.
short by Swati Dubey / 06:17 pm on 30 May
Will bring terrorists to justice: US envoy on Rana's extradition
short by Disha Jana / on 30 May 2023,Tuesday
US' Ambassador to India Eric Garcetti said US and India are working together to bring terrorists to justice and won't stop. Garcetti's comments were in reference to a US court's decision to approve the extradition of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack-accused Tahawwur Rana to India. Rana was sentenced to a 14-year jail sentence in US on international terrorism charges in 2013.
short by Disha Jana / 07:17 pm on 30 May
Video shows damage caused in Moscow after drone strike attack
short by Disha Jana / on 30 May 2023,Tuesday
A video has surfaced showing the damage caused in Russia's Moscow after drones hit some buildings in the city on Tuesday. The attack prompted some residents to evacuate their homes. At least two people had to seek medical assistance following the drone attacks but no one was seriously injured, the city's mayor, Sergei Sobyanin, said.
short by Disha Jana / 04:14 pm on 30 May
India extends $1 billion credit line to Sri Lanka by another year
short by Srishty Choudhury / on 30 May 2023,Tuesday
India extended its $1 billion credit line to Sri Lanka on Tuesday by another year to help the country reeling under an economic crisis to procure food, medicine and other essential items. An agreement was signed between the State Bank of India (SBI) and the Sri Lankan government for $1 billion credit facility in March last year.
short by Srishty Choudhury / 06:50 pm on 30 May
16,000 people evacuate homes amid wildfires in Canadian province
short by Disha Jana / on 30 May 2023,Tuesday
Over 16,000 people were forced to evacuate their homes after wildfires hit the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. The fire, still burning out along the northwestern edge of the province's largest city Halifax, led to a state of emergency being declared on Sunday. "We stand ready to provide any federal support and assistance needed," Canadian PM Justin Trudeau tweeted.
short by Disha Jana / 04:48 pm on 30 May
Activists hit by camera on storming Swedish dance show, video out
short by Bhawana Chaudhary / on 30 May 2023,Tuesday
Climate protesters who stormed the dance floor of Sweden's version of 'Strictly Come Dancing', during the final, were taken out by a camera operator. A video that has surfaced online shows activists from the Aterstall Vatmarker (Restore Wetlands) throwing yellow powder paint and holding up a sign. The operator stopped them by navigating a camera into a protester's face.
short by Bhawana Chaudhary / 04:59 pm on 30 May
China backs Serbia amid clashes in Kosovo involving NATO troops
short by Disha Jana / on 30 May 2023,Tuesday
China has backed Serbia for safeguarding "its sovereignty and territorial integrity" after clashes broke out between ethnic Serbs and NATO peacekeeping troops in Kosovo. Around 30 NATO troops sustained injuries in attacks following elections, boycotted by Serbs, wherein ethnic Albanian mayors took office in northern Kosovo. Notably, China doesn't recognise Kosovo's 2008 independence from Serbia.
short by Disha Jana / 05:31 pm on 30 May
China fines over one lakh people under its anti-corruption drive
short by Swati Dubey / on 30 May 2023,Tuesday
During the first quarter of 2023, over 1,11,000 people in China were reportedly fined for corruption charges. The action was taken based on nearly 7,76,000 petitions and reports that were filed. Out of these, around 2,31,000 were found to be mere accusations. Notably, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the State Supervisory Commission fined over 1,00,000 officials.
short by Swati Dubey / 10:11 pm on 30 May
Kosovo PM dreams of being a Zelenskyy: Serbian Prez on clashes
short by Bhuvnesh Ojha / on 30 May 2023,Tuesday
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, while reacting to the violent clashes in Kosovo, said Kosovo PM Albin Kurti's actions are responsible for the tensions in the region. Vucic stated that Kurti dreams of "being a Zelenskyy". Clashes broke out after ethnic Albanian mayors took office in northern Kosovo's Serb majority area after elections that the Serbs boycotted.
short by Bhuvnesh Ojha / 10:29 pm on 30 May
Russian soldiers flee as Ukrainian drone strikes tank; video out
short by Swati Dubey / on 30 May 2023,Tuesday
A video released by Ukraine's Army on Tuesday showed Russian soldiers fleeing after their tank was hit by a Ukrainian drone in the Luhansk region. The soldiers in the video seem injured as one of them is seen limping while the other is seen crawling on the ground speedily. Several Ukrainian drones struck the Russian capital Moscow on Tuesday morning.
short by Swati Dubey / 07:28 pm on 30 May
A UK man who cheated several people of £272,000 (approximately over ₹2.7 crore) has been ordered by court to pay back £350 (around ₹36,000) to the victims after he spent the rest of the money. The 45-year-old man, Jody Oliver, posed as the captain of a luxury cruise liner to cheat the victims. Oliver spent the money on online gambling.
short by Disha Jana / 09:28 pm on 30 May
Sunak's grandfather aided Kenyan revolt against Britishers: Report
short by Disha Jana / on 30 May 2023,Tuesday
UK PM Rishi Sunak's grandfather helped Kenyan nationalists organise a revolt against Britishers in the 1950s, a report claimed. It stated that Ramdas Sunak equipped Kenyan freedom fighters with guerrilla techniques while being on the British payroll. Notably, the UK government has paid £20 million in compensation to 5,000 Kenyans who were subjected to war crimes during British rule.
short by Disha Jana / 10:22 pm on 30 May
Chaman Lal elected 1st-ever Indian-origin Lord Mayor of Birmingham
short by Bhawana Chaudhary / on 30 May 2023,Tuesday
Councillor Chaman Lal has become the first ever British-Indian Sikh to take oath as Birmingham's Lord Mayor. Lal, who is from the Ravidassia community of British Sikhs, was born in the village of Pakhowal in Hoshiarpur and later moved to the UK in 1964. The Labour Party leader was first elected to Soho and Jewellery Quarter ward in 1994.
short by Bhawana Chaudhary / 05:39 pm on 30 May
Indian priest jailed for pawning temple's jewellery in Singapore
short by Bhawana Chaudhary / on 30 May 2023,Tuesday
A 39-year-old former Indian chief priest of Singapore's oldest Hindu temple Sri Mariamman Temple was sentenced to six years in jail for pawning over SGD 2 million (over ₹12 crore) of ceremonial jewellery repeatedly. Kandasamy Senapathi got SGD 2,328,760 (over ₹14 crore) from pawn shops between 2016-20, of which he remitted about SGD 141,000 (over ₹86 lakh) to India.
short by Bhawana Chaudhary / 05:45 pm on 30 May
Thousands flock to see US nun's body exhumed undecayed after 4 yrs
short by Swati Dubey / on 30 May 2023,Tuesday
The exhumed body of Sister Wilhelmina Lancaster drew thousands of visitors to US' Missouri. Despite being buried for nearly four years, the nun's body showed minimal decomposition. While some believe it's a sign of holiness, others say the lack of decay isn't as rare as people think. Her body will be placed in a glass shrine in the church.
short by Swati Dubey / 06:38 pm on 30 May
Resolve political crisis in line with rule of law: IMF to Pakistan
short by Mansi Agarwal / on 30 May 2023,Tuesday
Nathan Porter, IMF Mission Chief to Pakistan, said the international agency hopes that the current political crisis in the country is resolved "in line with the Constitution and rule of law". The remark reportedly comes after Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif contacted IMF MD Kristalina Georgieva to revive a $6.5-billion bailout package. Pakistan risks defaulting on debt without the package.
short by Mansi Agarwal / 10:13 pm on 30 May
Putin has been briefed on Moscow drone attack: Prez's Spokesman
short by Athira Sasidharan / on 30 May 2023,Tuesday
Russian President Vladimir Putin has been briefed about drone attacks on Moscow, his spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday. Peskov added Russian air defences and the country's Defence ministry had worked well in dealing with the assault. He further stated that there are currently no plans for Putin to comment on the drone attack, which Moscow has blamed on Ukraine.
short by Athira Sasidharan / 04:51 pm on 30 May
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