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Vinod Kambli's wife alleges former cricketer assaulted and abused her; FIR registered
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Vinod Kambli's wife alleges former cricketer assaulted and abused her; FIR registered

Vinod Kambli’s wife Andrea in her police complaint alleged that he threw the handle of a cooking pan at her due to which she suffered a head injury

Watch: US downs Chinese 'spy' balloon with a single missile; China says it reserves right to 'take further actions'
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Watch: US downs Chinese 'spy' balloon with a single missile; China says it reserves right to 'take further actions'

The US military on Saturday shot down a suspected Chinese spy balloon off the Carolina coast after it traversed sensitive military sites across North America

SpaceX may attempt Starship launch in March, says Elon Musk
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SpaceX may attempt Starship launch in March, says Elon Musk

Since last year, SpaceX has been looking to launch the pivotal demonstration flight of its next-generation deep-space transportation system as it aims to fly NASA astronauts to the moon

Explained: Why the US has issued an alert against India-made eye drops
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Explained: Why the US has issued an alert against India-made eye drops

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned against using Artificial Tears eye drops produced by a Tamil Nadu-based firm after an outbreak of drug-resistant infections was linked to the drug in the US. This is the third such controversy involving an Indian pharma company

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US states take control of abortion debate with funding focus
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US states take control of abortion debate with funding focus

When the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last year and gave control of abortion policy to the states, it led to bans and restrictions in some states, and executive orders and laws protecting access in others

Piercings and prayer: Malaysian Hindus celebrate Thaipusam
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Piercings and prayer: Malaysian Hindus celebrate Thaipusam

While more than half of Malaysia's 32 million people are Muslim, the country is home to around two million ethnic Indians

Japan: Sharp rise in serious sex offenses in 2022
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Japan: Sharp rise in serious sex offenses in 2022

The total number of criminal offenses in Japan in 2022 increased 5.9 percent to 601,389, marking the first expansion in 20 years, according to provisional figures released by the agency.

Israel's controversial legal reform plan: What are the proposals?
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Israel's controversial legal reform plan: What are the proposals?

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his allies, who have formed the most right-wing government in Israel's history, say the reforms are necessary to correct an imbalance that has given judges too much power over elected officials

Ethiopia: Three killed in attacks on Orthodox Tewahedo Church, according to reports
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Ethiopia: Three killed in attacks on Orthodox Tewahedo Church, according to reports

The violence erupted against a backdrop of tensions in the ancient Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church after rebel bishops created their own synod in Oromia, the country's most populous region

'Frostquakes': Arctic blast breaks US wind-chill record
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'Frostquakes': Arctic blast breaks US wind-chill record

Atop Mount Washington in the northeastern state of New Hampshire, the wind-chill factor reached minus 78 degrees Celsius (minus 108 degrees Fahrenheit) overnight, the National Weather Service (NWS) said

Afghanistan: Single Afghan women, widows battle starvation under Taliban's Sharia regime
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Afghanistan: Single Afghan women, widows battle starvation under Taliban's Sharia regime

Since the Taliban gained control of the country, Afghanistan has been on the brink of universal hardship. As many as 97% of people are now estimated to be living in poverty, up from 72% in 2018

British PM Rishi Sunak joins Ajit Doval-UK NSA meeting in London
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British PM Rishi Sunak joins Ajit Doval-UK NSA meeting in London

British PM Rishi Sunak in a "special gesture" briefly joined a meeting here between India's National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and his UK counterpart Tim Barrow and assured his government's full support to deepen bilateral strategic partnership in sectors like trade and defence.

UK mega-lab generates weather to test homes of future
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UK mega-lab generates weather to test homes of future

Despite the icy conditions, the energy-efficient homes remain cosy and warm due to their use of cutting-edge heating and insulation technology

Pakistan to approach Taliban chief Akhundzada, will beg Afghanistan to help control TTP
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Pakistan to approach Taliban chief Akhundzada, will beg Afghanistan to help control TTP

Pakistan has sought Afghan Taliban chief Haibuttallah Akhundzada’s help to rein in the outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban (TTP) – also known as the Pakistani Taliban – which has carried out a wave of attacks against the security forces in the country, including the recent suicide blast in a Peshawar mosque

Sri Lankan coal company requests over $12 million to avert power cuts fear
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Sri Lankan coal company requests over $12 million to avert power cuts fear

The company, incorporated to procure and supply coal for coal-fired thermal plants of Sri Lanka, needed approximately 2 million MT of coal annually to meet the energy needs of the country.

Paedophile who abused and raped children found dead in prison ahead of sentencing
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Paedophile who abused and raped children found dead in prison ahead of sentencing

Andrew Hadwin was found guilty in January of three counts of rape, seven counts of neglect and one count of perverting the course of justice

Israeli army intercepts 'small aircraft' over Gaza strip
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Israeli army intercepts 'small aircraft' over Gaza strip

The army stressed it was not a rocket or other fire which posed a threat to Israelis. They didn’t say where the aircraft had been heading or where it had come from nor was there any immediate claim of responsibility from any of the armed Palestinian factions in Gaza

'I played for MS Dhoni, then I played for the country': Suresh Raina
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'I played for MS Dhoni, then I played for the country': Suresh Raina

MS Dhoni retired from international cricket on 15 August 2020 and Suresh Raina announced his shortly afterward

Endangered monarch butterflies face perilous storm
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Endangered monarch butterflies face perilous storm

The colourfully winged insects that travel vast distances over the course of generations have been closely watched in the US state since they neared extinction just three years ago

Afghanistan: Taliban detain, thrash teacher for supporting women's education
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Afghanistan: Taliban detain, thrash teacher for supporting women's education

Ismail Mashal had caused a storm by tearing his degree certificates to shreds on TV in December, protesting the edict by the Afghan Taliban ending women's higher education in Afghanistan