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Did Kim Jong Un unveil new intercontinental ballistic missile at parade? Maybe

Published on Feb 09, 2023 10:54 AM IST

North Korea Kim Jong Un: Kim, his wife Ri Sol Ju and their “beloved daughter” attended the parade to mark the 75th anniversary of the Korean People’s Army

North Korea Kim Jong Un: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un greets the crowd during a military parade.(Reuters)
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Singapore relaxes Covid travel curbs, mask rules further

Covid In Singapore: The public will also not be required to wear masks on public transport, the health ministry said in a statement.

Covid In Singapore: Tourists walk along rows of shops in Singapore.(Reuters)
Published on Feb 09, 2023 10:51 AM IST
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Twitter's efforts against disinformation lagging behind, EU says

Twitter: The companies on Thursday presented progress reports on compliance with a beefed up European Union (EU) code of practice on disinformation in the last six months.

An illustration photo shows a phone screen displaying a photo of Elon Musk with the Twitter logo shown in the background.(AFP)
Published on Feb 09, 2023 10:39 AM IST
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‘We’ve been worried about…': King Charles- Ukraine's Zelensky exchange revealed

King Charles- Ukraine President Meet: "Thank you for finding the time for me," Zelensky said.

King Charles- Zelensky: King Charles and Ukraine President Zelensky are seen.
Published on Feb 09, 2023 10:00 AM IST

Japan says it is exchanging information on China spy balloon with US

Chinese Spy Balloon: There have been confirmations of suspected balloons flying over Japan, including the southwestern region of Kyushu in 2022.

Chinese Spy Balloon: A printed balloon with Chinese flag is placed on a US flag in the shape of US map outline, in this illustration.(Reuters)
Published on Feb 09, 2023 09:26 AM IST
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Australia to remove Chinese-made cameras from government sites

In Britain, a group of 67 MPs and lords called for the government to ban Hikvision and Dahua in July last year, following reports their equipment had been used to spy on Uyghurs in Xinjiang.

Britain acted in November last year due to fears that Chinese companies could be forced to share intelligence with Beijing's security services.(HT File)
Published on Feb 09, 2023 09:25 AM IST
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New Covid variants in China? Top scientist's ‘keep calm and carry on’ message

Covid In China: The paper showed that no new variants had emerged in the initial weeks of China's recent outbreak.

Covid In China: Security guards wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) amid the Covid-19 pandemic sit at an entrance of a building in Beijing.(AFP)
Published on Feb 09, 2023 08:51 AM IST

Turkey earthquake: How long can people survive in the rubble? Experts say this

Turkey Earthquake: Search teams from around the world have joined local emergency personnel in Turkey and Syria to look for victims from this week's devastating earthquake that has killed thousands.

Turkey Earthquake: A rescue worker digs to reach a boy under the rubble.(AFP)
Published on Feb 09, 2023 08:21 AM IST
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Quad nations launch 'Quad cyber challenge' to improve cyber security

In an official release, the National Security Council Secretariat said, "The Internet-users are being invited across the Indo-Pacific and beyond to join the Challenge and pledge to practice safe and responsible cyber habits."

The 'Quad Cyber Challenge' shows the continuous efforts of Quad nations to bolster cyber security awareness and action.(ANI)
Published on Feb 09, 2023 08:18 AM IST
ANI | | Posted by Yagya Sharma

Too old to run for US president again? Joe Biden's ‘watch me’ reply

Joe Biden on Reelection: Asked about voters' concerns regarding his age, the US President, 80, said that Americans must see his performance in the State of the Union address.

Joe Biden on Reelection: US President Joe Biden is seen,(AFP)
Published on Feb 09, 2023 07:58 AM IST

Turkey: With temp dropping to -5° C, quake survivors spend nights in cars, tents

Restaurant manager Burhan Cagdas said he had been sleeping in a car since Monday's quake because of his family's "psychological" opposition to returning home.

Many families have complained about the government's handling of the quake relief operation.(AFP)
Published on Feb 09, 2023 07:32 AM IST
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Is Elon Musk's SpaceX stopping Ukrainian army from Starlink use? A clarification

Russia-Ukraine War: Gwynne Shotwell, SpaceX's president and chief operating officer, said, “Ukrainians have leveraged it in ways that were unintentional and not part of any agreement.”

Russia-Ukraine War: A Ukrainian serviceman walks near a destroyed tank at sunset, as Russia's invasion of Ukraine continues, near Izium, Ukraine.(Reuters)
Published on Feb 09, 2023 07:00 AM IST

Turkey-Syria earthquake: Toll over 19,300; surpasses Fukushima disaster deaths

Turkey-Syria earthquake highlights: In Syria, on the other hand, more than 3,000 people have lost their lives, according to officials.

Turkey-Syria Earthquake LIVE updates: A man uses a lantern to check damaged buildings, in the aftermath of an earthquake, in Antakya, Turkey.(Reuters)
Updated on Feb 09, 2023 11:57 PM IST

About 27.3 million people watched Joe Biden's address, down 29% from last year

Joe Biden State Of The Union Address: Joe Biden's audience fell 29% from his State of the Union address last year, which brought in 38.2 million television viewers, Nielsen said.

Joe Biden State Of The Union Address: US President Joe Biden delivers the State of the Union address.(AFP)
Published on Feb 09, 2023 06:33 AM IST
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Can anyone ‘trade places with Xi Jinping’? Biden's rhetorical query, grim reply

In an interview with PBS NewsHour, Biden said China was constrained in its ability to confront the United States by the need to protect international trade and that Xi himself is in an unenviable position.

The Democrat, who frequently describes the US-China relationship as the most consequential in the world, added that Xi
Published on Feb 09, 2023 06:31 AM IST
AFP | | Posted by Ritu Maria Johny

Caged no more? Update from Elon Musk on Twitter access in Turkey

Turkey Earthquake: “Twitter has been informed by the Turkish government that access will be reenabled shortly,” Elon Musk tweeted.

Turkey Earthquake: Twitter CEO Elon Musk.(AP)
Updated on Feb 09, 2023 08:51 AM IST

No recession in US in 2023 or 2024: Joe Biden's expert-defying/ denying claim

Joe Biden On Recession In US: Would there be recession this year? US President Joe Biden was asked.

Joe Biden On Recession In US: President Joe Biden speaks.(AFP)
Published on Feb 09, 2023 05:47 AM IST

The man who survived the Turkey earthquake, and his family who didn't

Abdulalim's legs were trapped underneath concrete but he was conscious and able to talk to his rescuers.

Abdulalim Muaini receives medical attention after he was rescued in the aftermath of a deadly earthquake in Hatay, Turkey.(REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 09, 2023 04:53 AM IST
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Wish You Were (not) Here: Pink Floyd's Waters slammed for UN speech

Ukraine's ambassador to the UN hit back, playing on the title of one of Pink Floyd's most famous songs.

British musician Roger Waters is displayed on a screen during an address to a UN Security Council meeting on Ukraine, at UN headquarters in New York on February 8, 2023.(AFP)
Updated on Feb 09, 2023 04:45 AM IST

Day care in Canada struck by city bus; 2 children dead

Immediately after the crash, the driver stepped out of the bus, ripped his clothes off and started screaming, another neighbor said.

Laval police vehicles mark a road block along Dufferin Terrace where in the morning a Laval city bus crashed into the Garderie Educative Sainte-Rose, in Laval, Quebec, Canada.(REUTERS)
Published on Feb 09, 2023 03:05 AM IST
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Crypto firms jointly pledge donating $9 million worth fund to Turkey, Syria

Binance, OKX, KuCoin, Bitfinex among others have taken up measures to donate and raise funds for the relief work after the series of deadly earthquakes hit Turkey and Syria.

Rescuers and residents search through the rubble of collapsed buildings in the town of Harem near the Turkish border, Idlib province, Syria, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023. With the hope of finding survivors fading, stretched rescue teams in Turkey and Syria searched Wednesday for signs of life in the rubble of thousands of buildings toppled by a catastrophic earthquake. (AP Photo/Ghaith Alsayed)(AP)
Updated on Feb 08, 2023 11:08 PM IST
BySnehashish Roy

State of the Union: Biden takes on police, gun and political violence

Joe Biden brought a focus in his most important speech of the year to the three forms of violence that have engulfed the US - violence caused by law enforcement agencies, violence caused due to the widespread possession and use of weapons, and violence caused by political extremism

US President Joe Biden (left) hands a copy of his speech to House Speaker Kevin McCarthy of California, before he delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress, at the Capitol in Washington, US, on Tuesday. (REUTERS)
Published on Feb 08, 2023 10:54 PM IST

Twitter down in Turkey as earthquake response criticism mounts

The netblocks.org social media monitor showed Twitter becoming throttled and then completely blocked across all major cell phone providers.

The 7.8-magnitude tremor and its aftershocks killed at least 11,700 people in southeastern Turkey and parts of Syria.(AFP)
Published on Feb 08, 2023 10:48 PM IST

WHO sending medics and supplies to Turkey and Syria earthquake zone

The combined death toll in the two countries is currently more than 11,000 people. WHO officials have previously estimated that the toll may reach more than 20,000 deaths after the disaster.

A World Health Organization (WHO) employee prepares humanitarian relief boxes ahead of flights sponsored by the International Humanitarian City (IHC) to Turkey and Syria which were devastated by an earthquake, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.(REUTERS)
Published on Feb 08, 2023 10:01 PM IST
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Syrian doctor says scale of injuries from quake more devastating than from war

"This is a huge calamity. I lived through shelling and survived massacres. This is totally different, terrifying and horrific," said the 34 year old surgeon from Aleppo, who has worked round the clock since the earthquakes in a hospital in Bab al Hawa by Syria's border to Turkey.

This aerial view shows rescuers searching for survivors amidst the rubble of a collapsed building in the town of Harim in Syria's rebel-held noryhwestern Idlib province on the border with Turkey,(AFP)
Published on Feb 08, 2023 09:47 PM IST
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Turkish president acknowledges 'shortcomings' in quake response: Report

Turkey earthquake: Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has already declared a 90-day emergency across ten provinces of the country, visited the earthquake epicentre Kahramanmaras and responded to the criticism faced by his government.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan meets people in the aftermath of a deadly earthquake in Kahramanmaras, Turkey.(Reuters)
Updated on Feb 08, 2023 09:30 PM IST

State of the Union: Biden calls for bipartisanship, defends economic record and sticks to progressive agenda

Joe Biden lays the ground for his next presidential run as Republicans attack him for “woke fantasies”

US President Joe Biden (left) talks with defence secretary Lloyd Austin after the State of the Union address in the House Chamber of the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on Tuesday. (AFP)
Updated on Feb 08, 2023 09:05 PM IST

Syria seeks European Union help for earthquake relief

The European Commission is "encouraging" EU member countries to respond to Syria's request for medical supplies and food, said commissioner Janez Lenarcic.

The European Union was swift to dispatch rescue teams to Turkey after the massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck the country on Monday close to the border with Syria.(AFP)
Published on Feb 08, 2023 08:56 PM IST

In State of Union address, Biden sends strong message to China

Joe Biden said that democracies were getting stronger and autocracies were weakening; the US was investing in industries of the future and in alliances; and bridges were forming between US partners in Atlantic and Pacific

US President Joe Biden delivers the State of the Union address in the House Chamber of the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on Tuesday. (AFP)
Updated on Feb 08, 2023 08:17 PM IST

Nearly 300,000 displaced by Syria earthquake: Report

State news agency SANA quoted Hussein Makhlouf, minister of local administration and environment, as saying the state had also opened 180 shelters for displaced people.

Syrian White Helmet rescuers and residents recover a body from the rubble of a destroyed building in the village of Azmarin in Syria's rebel-held northwestern Idlib province.(AFP)
Published on Feb 08, 2023 07:54 PM IST
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