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Prince William makes surprise visit to troops near Ukraine border; video out
short by Athira Sasidharan / on 23 Mar 2023,Thursday
Britain's Prince William made an unannounced trip to Poland on Wednesday to meet British and Polish troops stationed near the Ukrainian-Polish border. "I just wanted to come here in person to say thank you for all that you're doing, keeping everyone safe out here and keeping an eye on what's going on," William said as he spoke to the troops.
short by Athira Sasidharan / 11:04 am on 23 Mar
Where have 15 significant earthquakes in last 30 days taken place?
short by Anmol Sharma / on 23 Mar 2023,Thursday
The most significant earthquake in last 30 days measuring 7 on Richter scale struck Kermadec Islands region in New Zealand on March 16, as per USGS. A 6.9-magnitude earthquake had struck the area on March 4. A 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck Tajikistan on February 23, while a 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador on March 18. A 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck Afghanistan on Tuesday.
short by Anmol Sharma / 05:56 pm on 23 Mar
17-year-old US student on run after shooting 2 staffers at school
short by Athira Sasidharan / on 23 Mar 2023,Thursday
Police are searching for a 17-year-old student who shot and wounded two faculty members at his school in US as they were checking the suspect for weapons as part of a safety protocol. The student fled the shooting scene on foot immediately after Wednesday's violence. Classes for the school's 2,500 students have been cancelled for the rest of the week.
short by Athira Sasidharan / 09:55 am on 23 Mar
Video shows before-after satellite pics amid floods in California
short by Athira Sasidharan / on 23 Mar 2023,Thursday
Satellite pictures shared by US-based space technology firm Maxar captured the before and after images showcasing the impact of floods in California as another 'atmospheric river' storm battered the state. The latest storm was concentrated mostly in Southern California, the state's central coast and its agricultural heartland. At least 5 people have been killed due to the storm.
short by Athira Sasidharan / 12:16 pm on 23 Mar
Any attempt to arrest Putin abroad would be declaration of war: Russia
short by Ankush Verma / on 23 Mar 2023,Thursday
Russia's Deputy Chair of the Security Council, Dmitry Medvedev, has said that any attempt to arrest President Vladimir Putin abroad would amount to a declaration of war against Russia. Medvedev's statement comes after the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued a warrant for Putin. The warrant obligates ICC's 123 member states to arrest Putin if he sets foot on their territory.
short by Ankush Verma / 03:34 pm on 23 Mar
Activists lie down on dried-up reservoir in Spain to mark World Water Day
short by Athira Sasidharan / on 23 Mar 2023,Thursday
Climate activists sprawled on the cracked earth of Spain's La Vinuela reservoir to mark World Water Day. The reservoir is at 10% of capacity after a drought. According to a United Nations report, overconsumption and climate change have led to severe water shortages globally. Around 26% of the world's population doesn't have access to safe drinking water, the report said.
short by Athira Sasidharan / 05:19 pm on 23 Mar
Marion Biotech's licence cancelled after kids' death in Uzbekistan
short by Bhawana Chaudhary / on 23 Mar 2023,Thursday
The Uttar Pradesh Drugs Controlling and Licensing Authority has cancelled the manufacturing licence of pharmaceutical company Marion Biotech. The Noida-based firm's cough syrup Dok-1 was linked with the deaths of 18 children in Uzbekistan in December. "Marion's licence was cancelled as the company couldn't respond to the show-cause notice satisfactorily," said an official.
short by Bhawana Chaudhary / 12:52 pm on 23 Mar
Powerful tornado rips off buildings' roofs in US; video surfaces
short by Athira Sasidharan / on 23 Mar 2023,Thursday
A powerful tornado heavily damaged several buildings in US' Montebello city in California on Wednesday. A video showed the tornado tearing off the roofs of commercial buildings and sending the debris twisting into the sky and across a city block. One person has been reportedly injured. The US' National Weather Service has sent teams to assess damage in Montebello.
short by Athira Sasidharan / 01:04 pm on 23 Mar
Aus PM cries as he talks about vote to recognise Indigenous people
short by Athira Sasidharan / on 23 Mar 2023,Thursday
Australian PM Anthony Albanese on Thursday cried as he outlined key details for a proposed referendum later this year on recognising the country's Indigenous people in its 122-year-old constitution. Albanese said that voting for the establishment of a permanent Indigenous committee in Parliament was "the best chance" for Australia to address the injustices of the past.
short by Athira Sasidharan / 03:12 pm on 23 Mar
Prince William plays table tennis with Ukraine children; video out
short by Saurabh Sinha / on 23 Mar 2023,Thursday
During a surprise visit to Poland, Britain's Prince William played table tennis with Ukrainian refugee children at an accommodation centre in Warsaw. A video showed William playing a doubles game with the children, who have been displaced due to the Ukraine-Russia conflict. On his trip, William thanked the Polish and British troops supporting Ukraine in the war.
short by Saurabh Sinha / 06:41 pm on 23 Mar
Creators protest potential TikTok ban in US; video surfaces
short by Athira Sasidharan / on 23 Mar 2023,Thursday
A group of content creators gathered outside the US Congress on Wednesday to oppose a potential ban on the Chinese-owned short video-sharing app used by more than 150 million Americans. This came a day before TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew is scheduled to testify before Congress about the app's data security and privacy practices, and its alleged ties to Beijing.
short by Athira Sasidharan / 02:17 pm on 23 Mar
Jinping's visit will not affect India-Russia ties: Russian envoy
short by Bhuvnesh Ojha / on 23 Mar 2023,Thursday
Russian Ambassador to India Denis Alipov termed claims of "Indian experts", that Chinese President Xi Jinping's recent three-day visit to Moscow will affect India-Russia relations, as "wishful thinking". "Various Indian experts almost dream of Russia-China ties harming Russia-India strategic alignment," he tweeted. It was Jinping's first visit to Moscow since start of Russia's war against Ukraine.
short by Bhuvnesh Ojha / 06:55 pm on 23 Mar
Large ship partially tips over at dockyard in Scotland, 33 injured
short by Ayushi Jain / on 23 Mar 2023,Thursday
Around 33 persons were injured after a large ship dislodged from its holding position on Wednesday and partially tipped over at Imperial Dock in Scotland's Edinburgh. An air ambulance and three trauma teams, among others, were rushed to the spot. Of those injured, 21 were sent to hospitals and 12 were treated at the scene, Scottish Ambulance said.
short by Ayushi Jain / 04:28 pm on 23 Mar
It's time for men to fight for women's rights: US First Lady Jill
short by Bhuvnesh Ojha / on 23 Mar 2023,Thursday
US First Lady Jill Biden, while speaking at a Women's History Month event, said it's time for men to fight for women's rights and "hold each other accountable when women are being hurt". The event was attended by President Joe Biden. Notably, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade judgement last year and gave states the option to ban abortion.
short by Bhuvnesh Ojha / 06:50 pm on 23 Mar
Zebra escapes from zoo in Seoul, runs on streets; videos surface
short by Disha Jana / on 23 Mar 2023,Thursday
A zebra escaped from a zoo in South Korea's Seoul on Thursday and wandered about the streets of the city for three hours. The zebra, named Sero, was seen trotting past cars and poking its nose in garbage bins in various clips that surfaced online. Sero was given anaesthetic muscle relaxants and taken back to the Seoul Children's Grand Park.
short by Disha Jana / 10:02 pm on 23 Mar
China claims it 'drove away' US warship from its waters
short by Athira Sasidharan / on 23 Mar 2023,Thursday
The Chinese military on Thursday claimed it had "driven away" a US warship that "illegally" entered Chinese waters in the disputed South China Sea. The Chinese military said the warship's intrusion into its territorial waters undermined regional peace and stability. The US Navy denied China's claims, stating that the ship was on a routine operation and "was not expelled".
short by Athira Sasidharan / 03:54 pm on 23 Mar
No imminent threat of China invading Taiwan: US Air Force Secy
short by Ayushi Jain / on 23 Mar 2023,Thursday
While talking about a potential invasion of Taiwan by China, US Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall on Thursday said, "I don't certainly see any imminent threat." "Hopefully, that is something that would never materialise," he added. Self-ruled Taiwan, which China claims as its own territory, has been living under constant threat of invasion by Beijing.
short by Ayushi Jain / 04:24 pm on 23 Mar
California could become 1st US state to ban caste discrimination
short by Disha Jana / on 23 Mar 2023,Thursday
A bill has been introduced in California's Senate to outlaw caste-based discrimination, which if passed, would make the state the first in the US to ban discrimination on such grounds. The bill was introduced by Aisha Wahab, the first Muslim and Afghan American elected to the state legislature. Notably, Seattle recently became the first US city to ban caste discrimination.
short by Disha Jana / 05:41 pm on 23 Mar
New Zealand to spend ₹33 crore to help teens cope with breakups
short by Disha Jana / on 23 Mar 2023,Thursday
New Zealand has launched 'Love Better' campaign to help teenagers cope with breakups. The country will spend NZ$ 6.4 million (over ₹33 crore) towards this, wherein teenagers will be provided with a platform to connect with professionals and address their issues. "New Zealand has shameful statistics of family...violence and we need innovative approaches to break the cycle," a minister said.
short by Disha Jana / 06:41 pm on 23 Mar
Train collides with bus in Bangladesh's Dhaka, video surfaces
short by Disha Jana / on 23 Mar 2023,Thursday
A train collided with a bus in Dhaka's Malibagh in Bangladesh on Wednesday night, leading to disruption in rail services. No casualties were reported after the incident, as the bus, which was returning to Dhaka from Jessore, had dropped its passengers. A video of the incident has surfaced, along with photos that showed hundreds of people gathered at the scene.
short by Disha Jana / 08:11 pm on 23 Mar
Explosion & fire reported at chemical plant in US; video surfaces
short by Athira Sasidharan / on 23 Mar 2023,Thursday
At least one person has been injured after an explosion triggered fire in a chemical plant in US' Houston on Wednesday. Local news broadcasts showed a large ball of fire at the plant, followed by large plumes of black smoke. The fire reportedly occurred as liquefied natural gas was being transferred from a tanker truck to a storage tank.
short by Athira Sasidharan / 02:04 pm on 23 Mar
Journalist insults Hanuman deity in Pak, arrested for blasphemy
short by Disha Jana / on 23 Mar 2023,Thursday
A Pakistani journalist was arrested by the Sindh Police under the country's blasphemy law for allegedly insulting the Hindu deity Hanuman and hurting religious sentiments. The man, identified as Aslam Baloch, had reportedly shared a post of Lord Hanuman on his Facebook page and the same was circulated in WhatsApp groups. Baloch could be imprisoned for 10 years if convicted.
short by Disha Jana / 06:34 pm on 23 Mar
Israel passes law shielding PM from removal amid judicial protests
short by Disha Jana / on 23 Mar 2023,Thursday
Israel's parliament on Thursday passed a law limiting the conditions under which the PM of the country can be removed from power. The legislation states that a three-quarters majority in parliament or the cabinet would be needed to remove a PM from office. The move comes amid ongoing protests across Israel against PM Benjamin Netanyahu's plan to overhaul Israel's judiciary.
short by Disha Jana / 08:03 pm on 23 Mar
Man charged after 2 people set on fire upon exiting mosques in UK
short by Disha Jana / on 23 Mar 2023,Thursday
A 28-year-old man was charged with attempted murder in UK after two men were set on fire upon exiting mosques. The attacker, identified as Mohammed Abbkr, was alleged to have sprayed a substance on the men in separate attacks in London and Birmingham on February 27 and March 20. British counter-terrorism officers were called to assist in the investigation.
short by Disha Jana / 08:19 pm on 23 Mar
Nigerian senator traffics man to UK to give kidney, found guilty
short by Disha Jana / on 23 Mar 2023,Thursday
A Nigerian senator, his wife and a medical middleman have been found guilty of trafficking a man to the UK to transplant his kidney, authorities said on Thursday. The senator, Ike Ekweremadu, and the other two accused were convicted in a British court for conspiring to exploit the victim who hails from Lagos. The kidney was for Ekweremadu's daughter.
short by Disha Jana / 09:01 pm on 23 Mar
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