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8 Indians found alive after large ship overturned off Oman coast
short by Ankush Verma / on 17 Jul 2024,Wednesday
Eight Indians are among nine people found alive after a large ship overturned off the Oman coast. Indian Navy's warship INS Teg and maritime surveillance aircraft P-8I had been deployed along with Omani vessels and personnel to carry out search and rescue missions after the Comoros-flagged vessel capsized. 13 Indians were among 16 crew members on the vessel.
short by Ankush Verma / 09:51 pm on 17 Jul
NATO's 2023 military spending set carbon emission record: Report
short by System User / on 17 Jul 2024,Wednesday
NATO's hefty military spending in 2023 came with a massive carbon footprint. A report stated NATO's $1.34 trillion expenditure generated a staggering 233 million metric tonnes of CO2-equivalent greenhouse gas emissions, which surpasses the annual emissions of several countries, including Colombia and Qatar.
short by System User / 05:46 pm on 17 Jul
Why did Paris mayor swim in Seine River ahead of Olympics?
short by Disha Jana / on 17 Jul 2024,Wednesday
Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo took a swim in the Seine River on Wednesday to showcase its improved cleanliness ahead of the Olympics 2024. The river will host the opening ceremony of the Olympics and an open-water swimming competition. Earlier, residents had threatened to poop in the river to express their anger over the money spent to clean the river.
short by Disha Jana / 05:32 pm on 17 Jul
Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian reveals Lyme disease diagnosis
short by System User / on 17 Jul 2024,Wednesday
Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, 41, revealed on Twitter that he has been diagnosed with Lyme disease following extensive health tests. Despite showing no symptoms, Ohanian plans to begin treatment. Reflecting on his limited exposure to tick-prone areas, he remains positive and proactive.
short by System User / 07:27 pm on 17 Jul
Can a woman give triple talaq?
short by Daisy Mowke / on 17 Jul 2024,Wednesday
Triple Talaq is a form of divorce that was practiced in some sects of Islam, whereby husband could divorce wife by pronouncing talaq three times. Traditionally, only men could pronounce talaq. Women have option of seeking divorce through 'khula'. Dubai's princess Shaikha Mahra recently shared post for her husband which read 'I divorce you, I divorce you, I divorce you'.
short by Daisy Mowke / 10:02 pm on 17 Jul
India's elite dog squad deployed for security at Paris Olympics
short by Disha Jana / on 17 Jul 2024,Wednesday
India's renowned 'K-9' team, the elite dog squad of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), has been deployed to bolster security at the upcoming Paris Olympics 2024. The ten-member team will be stationed in Paris for a month. The ITBP's K-9 unit, comprising breeds like Belgian Malinois, Labradors, and other local dogs, excels in detecting explosives, ammunition and narcotics.
short by Disha Jana / 08:00 pm on 17 Jul
Musk shares meme mocking US Secret Service after attack on Trump
short by Pragya Swastik / on 17 Jul 2024,Wednesday
Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to X to share a meme mocking the US Secret Service over its "sloped roof" remark after the assassination attempt on former US President Donald Trump. Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle earlier remarked that her agency didn't position sniper on the roof used by the Trump shooter as it had a "sloped roof".
short by Pragya Swastik / 05:15 pm on 17 Jul
Trump dozing off at Republican Convention false claim viral on X
short by System User / on 17 Jul 2024,Wednesday
A video of former United States President Donald Trump bowing his head in prayer with his eyes closed during the ongoing Republican National Convention is being shared with a false claim that he dozed off on camera. BOOM found that Donald Trump was bowing his head in prayer along with others present at the Republican National Convention.
short by System User / 05:14 pm on 17 Jul
IS claims responsibility for Oman mosque attack that killed 1 Indian
short by Disha Jana / on 17 Jul 2024,Wednesday
Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for the shooting incident near a Shiite mosque in Oman's Muscat, officials said. The attack killed one Indian and five others and injured about 30 people. The three gunmen were also killed. The attack came as Shiites this week mark Ashura, an annual mourning day commemorating the death of Imam Hussain in a battle.
short by Disha Jana / 07:07 pm on 17 Jul
A female tourist has been criticised after she was seen kissing and performing vulgar acts with the statue of Roman God Bacchus in Italy's Florence. Patrizia Asproni, the president of an association that promotes Italy's cultural heritage, said "repeated shows of rudeness and barbarity" take place "because everyone feels entitled to do whatever they want with impunity".
short by Ankush Verma / 08:32 pm on 17 Jul
Cyanide found on tea cups in Bangkok hotel, 6 found dead
short by System User / on 17 Jul 2024,Wednesday
Police in Thailand have confirmed that six individuals found dead in a luxury hotel suite were poisoned by cyanide-laced drinks. Suspecting one of the deceased orchestrated the poisoning due to financial troubles, authorities discovered the bodies at the Grand Hyatt Erawan hotel in Bangkok. The victims, including four Vietnamese nationals and two Americans.
short by System User / 04:11 pm on 17 Jul
Old video showing Trump shooter getting bullied in school surfaces
short by System User / on 17 Jul 2024,Wednesday
Thomas Matthew Crooks, who opened fire at a Trump rally on July 13 and was fatally shot by Secret Service, was a math prodigy often bullied in school, as shown in a resurfaced video. Described as quiet and socially reserved, Crooks had no prior mental health issues or motive for the attack, raising concerns about bullying and violence prevention.
short by System User / 07:13 pm on 17 Jul
Woman kisses King Charles during visit to Guernsey
short by Ankush Verma / on 17 Jul 2024,Wednesday
A woman was seen kissing UK's King Charles during his visit to Guernsey. In a video shared on social media platform X (formerly Twitter), Kathleen Moriarty placed her hand on the monarch's shoulder when he approached. After they exchanged a few words, Moriarty leaned in to kiss him on the cheek.
short by Ankush Verma / 05:19 pm on 17 Jul
Will hit new targets in Israel if civilians targeted: Hezbollah
short by Disha Jana / on 17 Jul 2024,Wednesday
Hezbollah will hit new Israeli targets if Israel keeps targeting civilians in Lebanon, the group's leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said. Five civilians, including three children, were killed in Israeli strikes in Lebanon on Tuesday and at least three Lebanese civilians were killed the day before, as per reports. Israel and Hezbollah have been trading fire since Gaza war began.
short by Disha Jana / 10:47 pm on 17 Jul
Ukraine may cease to exist by 2034: Ex-Russian President Medvedev
short by Disha Jana / on 17 Jul 2024,Wednesday
Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has claimed that Ukraine may cease to exist by 2034, the year it is allegedly slated to join NATO. "By that time, none of NATO's current leaders will remain in their posts," he further said in an interview. He has also blamed Ukraine for not reaching a ceasefire deal to end the ongoing war.
short by Disha Jana / 09:26 pm on 17 Jul
He's a psychopath: Martina on Trump not contacting victim's family
short by Arnab Mukherji / on 17 Jul 2024,Wednesday
Eighteen-time women's singles Grand Slam champion Martina Navratilova reacted on X to Helen Comperatore, the widow of Corey Comperatore, who died in a rally shooting that targeted Donald Trump, confirming that she hasn't heard from Trump. "The empathy gene is totally missing in Trump which is what makes him a psychopath," she tweeted. Trump was shot in his right ear.
short by Arnab Mukherji / 10:53 pm on 17 Jul
Russia, Ukraine exchange 190 prisoners in 3rd inmate swap in weeks
short by Disha Jana / on 17 Jul 2024,Wednesday
Russia and Ukraine exchanged 190 prisoners in the third inmate swap in seven weeks amid the ongoing war. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said all 95 Ukrainians who were freed were from the military, and thanked the UAE for its help as it had mediated the release. Meanwhile, Russia said the returning soldiers would receive medical examinations, physical and psychological rehabilitation.
short by Disha Jana / 09:31 pm on 17 Jul
I'm for TikTok: Donald Trump on potential US ban of app
short by Mansi Agarwal / on 17 Jul 2024,Wednesday
Former US President Donald Trump expressed support for TikTok as the app faces a ban in the US if its China-based owner ByteDance fails to sell TikTok's US assets. "I'm for TikTok because you need competition. If you don't have TikTok, you have Facebook and Instagram," he said. Trump tried to ban TikTok in 2020 when he was president.
short by Mansi Agarwal / 05:48 pm on 17 Jul
FBI gains access to Trump shooting suspect's phone, probe on
short by Disha Jana / on 17 Jul 2024,Wednesday
The FBI said it had gained access to the phone of Thomas Matthew Crooks, the suspect in the shooting of former President Donald Trump, as it continued to investigate his motive for the crime. "The search of the subject's residence and vehicle are complete," FBI said. Officials said there was no indication that Crooks suffered from any mental health issues.
short by Disha Jana / 11:00 pm on 17 Jul
Ex-UK minister Priti Patel may contest to replace Sunak as LoP
short by Disha Jana / on 17 Jul 2024,Wednesday
Ex-UK Minister Priti Patel is expected to contest to replace ex-PM Rishi Sunak as the Leader of Opposition (LoP) at House of Commons, reports stated. Patel, whose parents are of Indian-Ugandan descent, won from her constituency Witham, Essex. Sunak resigned as Conservative Party's leader following the results of the recently concluded general elections in which Labour Party swept to power.
short by Disha Jana / 05:31 pm on 17 Jul
Willing to take responsibility: Taiwan on Trump's 'defence' remark
short by Disha Jana / on 17 Jul 2024,Wednesday
Taiwan's Premier Cho Jung-tai said Taipei is willing to shoulder more responsibility for its self-defence following ex-US President Donald Trump's remarks. "As long as we continue to demonstrate [these efforts], we will receive support from more countries," Cho said. Trump had remarked that Taiwan should pay the US for its defence as it doesn't provide the US anything.
short by Disha Jana / 10:55 pm on 17 Jul
China halts nuclear arms talks with US over Taiwan weapons sale
short by Disha Jana / on 17 Jul 2024,Wednesday
China has reportedly halted negotiations with US on nuclear non-proliferation and arms control over US' weapons sale to Taiwan. "US must respect China's core interests and create...conditions for dialogue," Chinese Foreign Ministry said. The Pentagon in a congressionally mandated report last October noted that China was developing its nuclear arsenal more quickly than US had earlier anticipated.
short by Disha Jana / 08:23 pm on 17 Jul
PlayStation-occupied father forgets child in hot car in US, she dies
short by Disha Jana / on 17 Jul 2024,Wednesday
A 37-year-old man in US' Arizona has been charged with murder and child endangerment after he forgot his 2-year-old daughter in a hot car. The man, identified as Christopher Scholtes, reportedly got distracted by video games on PlayStation. The toddler, who was left in the car for over three hours, was discovered by her mother when she returned from work.
short by Disha Jana / 09:36 pm on 17 Jul
Don't have to agree with Trump 100% to vote for him: Nikki Haley
short by Disha Jana / on 17 Jul 2024,Wednesday
Republican leader Nikki Haley and other rivals Ron DeSantis, Vivek Ramaswamy and Ted Cruz backed former US President Donald Trump at the Republican convention. "You don't have to agree with Trump 100% of the time to vote for him," Haley said. Notably, Haley had disagreed with Trump on the grounds of support for NATO and Ukraine, among other issues.
short by Disha Jana / 04:38 pm on 17 Jul
Several trapped in China mall after fire breaks out, flames doused
short by Disha Jana / on 17 Jul 2024,Wednesday
Several people were feared trapped inside a shopping mall in southwestern China after a fire broke out on Wednesday. About 17 people were rescued from the building in the city of Zigong in Sichuan province and the flames have been doused, reports stated. The fire started in early evening at the foot of a 14-storey building, reports further claimed.
short by Disha Jana / 09:26 pm on 17 Jul
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