Day: June 24, 2022


1,000 dead in deadliest quake in 2 decades in Afghanistan

24/06/2022

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A powerful earthquake struck a rugged, mountainous region of eastern Afghanistan early Wednesday, killing at least 1,000 people and injuring 1,500 more in the country’s deadliest quake in two decades. Officials warned that the already grim toll may still rise. The European seismological agency said the tremors were felt over 500km by 119 million people across Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.

No plan to pick next army chief: Imran Khan

24/06/2022

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Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall are getting a divorce

24/06/2022

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Murdoch got married to Hall in a low-key ceremony in central London in March 2016. The Fox Corp chairman and his former supermodel wife were frequent fodder for the tabloids, which chronicled their marriage at Spencer House and the festivities surrounding the elder Murdoch’s 90th birthday celebration last year at Tavern on the Green in New York City.

Record floods threaten southern China

24/06/2022

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China says Ukraine crisis has sounded alarm for humanity

24/06/2022

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The conflict in Ukraine has “sounded an alarm for humanity,” Chinese leader Xi Jinping said Wednesday, as China continues to assume a position of neutrality while backing its ally Russia.

EU debates Ukraine candidacy as Russia makes life ‘hell’ in east

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Survivors dig by hand after Afghanistan quake that killed 1,000

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Aung San Suu Kyi moved to solitary confinement in prison

24/06/2022

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Ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been moved from house arrest to solitary confinement in a prison compound in the military-built capital Naypyidaw, a junta spokesman said on Thursday. “In accordance with criminal laws… (Aung San Suu Kyi) has been kept in solitary confinement in prison” since Wednesday, Zaw Min Tun said in a statement.

EU bans Russian lobbying from its institutions

24/06/2022

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The 705-member European Parliament made the move already in early June and the European Commission, the bloc’s executive arm, as well as the Council, which represents member states, have followed suit.

China hosts Brics meeting amid rising economic concerns

24/06/2022

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Amid a growing political divide between Beijing and New Delhi and rising concerns over the global economic outlook, Chinese President Xi Jinping is hosting a virtual summit with the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India and South Africa, collectively known as the “Brics”, on Thursday.