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Former Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's state funeral tomorrow: 10 points

Published on Sep 26, 2022 04:56 PM IST

Shinzo Abe's State Funeral: Shinzo Abe's funeral will be the second state funeral for a former Japanese prime minister since World War 2.

Shinzo Abe's State Funeral: Former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe was shot from behind by a former maritime self-defence force member.(Reuters)
Shinzo Abe's State Funeral: Former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe was shot from behind by a former maritime self-defence force member.(Reuters)

Video: Man shoots at Russian draft officer amid anger over troop mobilisation

Russia-Ukraine War: In a video widely shared on social media, the man can be seen identifying himself to police officers as Ruslan Zinin.

Russia-Ukraine War: The gunman is seen identifying himself to police officers in a video.
Russia-Ukraine War: The gunman is seen identifying himself to police officers in a video.
Updated on Sep 26, 2022 04:37 PM IST

US, UK seek UN human rights debate about China's Xinjiang

China's Xinjiang: The so-called "draft decision" seeks a debate during the council's next session that begins in February.

China's Xinjiang: A security guard watches from a tower around a detention facility in Yarkent County in northwestern China's Xinjiang.(AP)
China's Xinjiang: A security guard watches from a tower around a detention facility in Yarkent County in northwestern China's Xinjiang.(AP)
Published on Sep 26, 2022 04:21 PM IST
Reuters |

Xi Jinping's core status reaffirmed as China's ruling party prepares for meet

Xi Jinping: The ruling party has selected 2,296 delegates from around the nation to attend the 20th Party Congress, the official Xinhua News Agency reported on Sunday.

Xi Jinping: Chinese President Xi Jinping attends the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Samarkand on September 16.(AP)
Xi Jinping: Chinese President Xi Jinping attends the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Samarkand on September 16.(AP)
Published on Sep 26, 2022 04:10 PM IST
Bloomberg |

‘Worried’ Kremlin accepts mobilisation call-ups' mistakes: ‘Will fix…’

Russia-Ukraine War: On talks with US on nuclear weapons, Kremlin said that the channels for dialogue had been sporadic.

Russia-Ukraine War: Police officers detain demonstrators in Saint Petersburg.(AFP)
Russia-Ukraine War: Police officers detain demonstrators in Saint Petersburg.(AFP)
Published on Sep 26, 2022 03:58 PM IST

Massive fire at shopping mall in South Korean city, 7 dead

South Korea Mall Fire: Firefighters were continuing to search for survivors after putting out the blaze, said Go Seung-cheol, an official at the Daejeon Fire Headquarters.

South Korea Mall Fire: South Korean firefighters battle a fire at a shopping mall in Daejeon, South Korea.(AP)
South Korea Mall Fire: South Korean firefighters battle a fire at a shopping mall in Daejeon, South Korea.(AP)
Published on Sep 26, 2022 03:27 PM IST
AP |

US, South Korea begin naval drills after North Korea's missile test

North Korea Missile Test: North Korea is under multiple sets of international sanctions over its programmes to develop nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.

North Korea Missile Test: US aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan is escorted into Busan Naval Base in Busan, South Korea.(AP)
North Korea Missile Test: US aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan is escorted into Busan Naval Base in Busan, South Korea.(AP)
Published on Sep 26, 2022 03:24 PM IST
AFP |

Prince Harry feared he would be ‘irrelevant’ when..: Shocking claims in new book

Prince Harry: On Harry's wife Meghan Markle, the book recounted an instance when the Duchess of Sussex was extremely rude to a young female employee.

Prince Harry: Britain's Prince Harry follows the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II during her funeral procession.(Reuters)
Prince Harry: Britain's Prince Harry follows the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II during her funeral procession.(Reuters)
Updated on Sep 26, 2022 03:19 PM IST

What is Khosta-2: New Covid-like virus found in Russian bats

Khosta-2: Khosta-2 and SARS- CoV-2 belong to the same sub-category of coronaviruses known as sarbecoviruses.

Khosta-2: Researchers at Washington State University found spike proteins from the bat virus.(Pixabay)
Khosta-2: Researchers at Washington State University found spike proteins from the bat virus.(Pixabay)
Updated on Sep 26, 2022 04:04 PM IST

Is Vladimir Putin bluffing over nukes in Ukraine? Volodymr Zelensky says no

Russia-Ukraine War: "Look, maybe yesterday it was bluff. Now, it could be a reality," Volodymr Zelensky said.

Russia-Ukraine War: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky speaks.(AFP)
Russia-Ukraine War: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky speaks.(AFP)
Published on Sep 26, 2022 02:59 PM IST
Reuters |

Prominent commentator calls for transparency amid frustration over China’s ‘zero-Covid’ policy

Hu Xijin, former editor of the state-run tabloid Global Times, made the call for more transparency on Covid-19-related research on Twitter-like microblog Weibo

People line up to get a swab at a nucleic acid testing station, set up city-wide to trace possible Covid-19 outbreaks in Beijing, China. (REUTERS)
People line up to get a swab at a nucleic acid testing station, set up city-wide to trace possible Covid-19 outbreaks in Beijing, China. (REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 26, 2022 02:48 PM IST
BySutirtho Patranobis I Edited by Amit Chanda

Gunman kills himself after deadly Russia school shooting: What we know so far

Russia Izhevsk School Shooting: Here's what we know so far about the deadly school shooting in Russia's Izhevsk

Russia Izhevsk School Shooting: A gunman opened fire at a school in Izhevsk.
Russia Izhevsk School Shooting: A gunman opened fire at a school in Izhevsk.
Updated on Sep 26, 2022 03:06 PM IST

Kazakhstan snubs Russia, says it won't recognise referendums in Ukraine

Russia-Ukraine War: Voting took place in four Ukrainian regions mostly held by Russian forces, the start of a plan by President Vladimir Putin to annex a big chunk of Ukraine.

Russia-Ukraine War: A view shows a destroyed residential building in the city of Mariupol.(AFP)
Russia-Ukraine War: A view shows a destroyed residential building in the city of Mariupol.(AFP)
Published on Sep 26, 2022 02:12 PM IST
Reuters |

Russia's mobilisation has started, men arriving at military bases: UK

Russia-Ukraine War: Many of the drafted troops will not have had any military experience for some years, the intelligence update added.

Russia-Ukraine War: A view shows a destroyed residential building in the city of Mariupol.(AFP)
Russia-Ukraine War: A view shows a destroyed residential building in the city of Mariupol.(AFP)
Published on Sep 26, 2022 02:08 PM IST
Reuters |

Iran says US trying to violate sovereignty over hijab protests, warns response

Iran Anti-Hijab Protests: Iran's anti-hijab protests that have grabbed the world's attention and have spread to other countries around the globe have entered their tenth day.

Iran Anti-Hijab Protests: Iranian pro-government protesters wave their national flag during a rally against the recent anti-government protests in Iran, in Tehran.(AFP)
Iran Anti-Hijab Protests: Iranian pro-government protesters wave their national flag during a rally against the recent anti-government protests in Iran, in Tehran.(AFP)
Published on Sep 26, 2022 02:01 PM IST
Reuters |

6 dead, 20 wounded as gunman opens fire at school in Russia's Izhevsk: Report

Shooting In Russian City Izhevsk: The shooter was still at large, reports said.

Shooting In Izhevsk: An aerial view shows the city of Izhevsk, Russia .(Reuters)
Shooting In Izhevsk: An aerial view shows the city of Izhevsk, Russia .(Reuters)
Updated on Sep 26, 2022 02:00 PM IST

Queen Elizabeth II died of ‘broken heart’, royal expert asserts. Here's why

Queen Elizabeth II's Death: Prince Philip's coffin was interred alongside Queen Elizabeth II's in a private ceremony attended by only royal family members.

Queen Elizabeth II's Death: Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at the Buckingham Palace balcony.(AFP File)
Queen Elizabeth II's Death: Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at the Buckingham Palace balcony.(AFP File)
Updated on Sep 26, 2022 01:26 PM IST
ByMallika Bhagat

Ukraine soldier before and after Russian captivity in striking photos

Russia-Ukraine War: In photos widely shared on social media, a frail and emaciated Mykhailo Dianov can be seen.

Russia-Ukraine War: Mykhailo Dianov was detained after fighting to defend Azovstal steel works in Mariupol.(Twitter)
Russia-Ukraine War: Mykhailo Dianov was detained after fighting to defend Azovstal steel works in Mariupol.(Twitter)
Published on Sep 26, 2022 01:11 PM IST

Australia plans to change privacy rules after massive cyber attack

Australia Cyber Attack: Australia has been looking to beef up cyber defences and pledged in 2020 to spend A$1.66 billion ($1.1 billion) over the decade.

Australia Cyber Attack: Australia Cybersecurity Minister Clare O'Neil told parliament she saw a
Australia Cyber Attack: Australia Cybersecurity Minister Clare O'Neil told parliament she saw a "very substantial" reform task.(Representational)
Published on Sep 26, 2022 12:34 PM IST
Reuters |

'Speak out' against China policies, commentator tells Covid experts. Here's why

Covid In China: Hu Xijin made the comments on popular Twitter-like microblog Weibo, Reuters reported.

Covid In China: People line up to get tested for Covid at a nucleic acid testing site in China.(Reuters)
Covid In China: People line up to get tested for Covid at a nucleic acid testing site in China.(Reuters)
Published on Sep 26, 2022 12:14 PM IST

North Korea, China resume cross-border freight train operation: South Korea

North Korea-China Relations: Train crossings had been on hold since April 29, when China suspended services with North Korea following consultations due to COVID-19 infections.

North Korea-China Relations: A North Korea flag.(Reuters)
North Korea-China Relations: A North Korea flag.(Reuters)
Published on Sep 26, 2022 11:51 AM IST
Reuters |

'Catastrophic consequences': US' big warning to Putin on nuke threat in Ukraine

Russia-Ukraine War: Russian President Vladimir Putin made a thinly veiled threat to use nuclear arms in a speech Wednesday.

Russia-Ukraine War: A Ukrainian serviceman inspects a kindergarten basement which was used by Russian forces.(AP)
Russia-Ukraine War: A Ukrainian serviceman inspects a kindergarten basement which was used by Russian forces.(AP)
Published on Sep 26, 2022 11:49 AM IST
AFP |

In seconds, ocean swallows Canada homes amid hurricane. Watch terrifying footage

Hurricane Fiona: The storm packed intense winds of 80 miles per hour upon its arrival in Canada, resulting in torrential rain and waves of up to 40 feet.

Hurricane Fiona: Damage caused by Hurricane Fiona in Neils Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada.(AFP)
Hurricane Fiona: Damage caused by Hurricane Fiona in Neils Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada.(AFP)
Updated on Sep 26, 2022 04:03 PM IST

Ukraine says Russian drones hit military objects in Odesa

Russia-Ukraine War: Ukraine said, “As a result of a large-scale fire and the detonation of ammunition, the evacuation of the civilian population was organised.”

Russia-Ukraine War: A part of an unmanned aerial vehicle in Odesa, Ukraine.(Reuters)
Russia-Ukraine War: A part of an unmanned aerial vehicle in Odesa, Ukraine.(Reuters)
Published on Sep 26, 2022 11:10 AM IST
Reuters |

Japan bans chemical weapons-related goods to Russia, concerned by nuke threats

Japan also added 21 Russian organisations such as science labs as the target of existing export bans, according to a government statement released after Monday's cabinet meeting.

Fumio Kishida, Japan's prime minister (Bloomberg)
Fumio Kishida, Japan's prime minister (Bloomberg)
Published on Sep 26, 2022 11:02 AM IST
Reuters |

Pakistan military chopper crashes killing 6 soldiers: Report

Pakistan Military Chopper Crash: The plane was carrying two major-rank officers and at least three commandos, initial reports suggested.

Pakistan Military Chopper Crash: Pakistan military helicopter crashes killing 6 soldiers, including 2 officers.(Representational)
Pakistan Military Chopper Crash: Pakistan military helicopter crashes killing 6 soldiers, including 2 officers.(Representational)
Updated on Sep 26, 2022 11:09 AM IST

Memes and mash-up: Ukraine taunts Russia's partial mobilisation online

Russia-Ukraine War: The online taunting comes at a point when public anger has ignited in Russia triggering protests across the country against the mobilisation.

Russia-Ukraine War: Police officers detain demonstrators in Saint Petersburg.(AFP)
Russia-Ukraine War: Police officers detain demonstrators in Saint Petersburg.(AFP)
Updated on Sep 26, 2022 04:03 PM IST

Pakistan's finance minister Miftah Ismail set to resign amid economic crisis

Miftah Ismail Resigns: Miftah Ismail is the fifth finance minister to be replaced in less than four years as Pakistan's economy has witnessed persistent turbulence.

Miftah Ismail Resigns: Pakistan's finance minister Miftah Ismail during an interview in Islamabad, Pakistan.(Reuters File)
Miftah Ismail Resigns: Pakistan's finance minister Miftah Ismail during an interview in Islamabad, Pakistan.(Reuters File)
Published on Sep 26, 2022 10:08 AM IST
Reuters |

Video: Massive fire breaks out at world's biggest produce market in Paris

Rungis International Market Fire: Firefighters urged people to stay away from the area as 100 officers and 30 fire engines battled the blaze, Associated Press reported.

Rungis International Market Fire: A huge fire broke out at Rungis International Market in Pairs.(Twitter)
Rungis International Market Fire: A huge fire broke out at Rungis International Market in Pairs.(Twitter)
Published on Sep 26, 2022 09:59 AM IST
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