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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

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

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

Why female editors at the top 3 global business newspapers matter
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Why female editors at the top 3 global business newspapers matter

For the first time ever, the Economist, Financial Times (FT) and the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), the ‘most influential organs of financial commentary’, are being led by women. Their appointments are significant as more women at the top increases the possibility of women rising through the ranks

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Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf passes away at Dubai hospital
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Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf passes away at Dubai hospital

Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf passed away due to prolonged illness at a Dubai hospital on Sunday, according to reports. He was 79.

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

Ohio: 50-car train derailment causes massive fire,residents evacuated
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Ohio: 50-car train derailment causes massive fire,residents evacuated

The evacuation area covered 1,500 to 2,000 of the town's 4,800 to 4,900 residents, but it was unknown how many were actually affected, Mayor Trent Conaway said

ISL 2022-23: Mumbai City draw 1-1 with Hyderabad FC to brighten League Shield prospects
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ISL 2022-23: Mumbai City draw 1-1 with Hyderabad FC to brighten League Shield prospects

ISL 2022-23: Mumbai City draw 1-1 with Hyderabad FC to brighten League Shield prospects

Veteran Stan Wawrinka claims Davis Cup victory for Switzerland
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Veteran Stan Wawrinka claims Davis Cup victory for Switzerland

Wawrinka, now down at 135 after a long spell rebuilding his career following two foot surgeries, was playing in the tournament for the first time in eight year

Jurgen Klopp at a loss to explain 'unacceptable' Liverpool form
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Jurgen Klopp at a loss to explain 'unacceptable' Liverpool form

Already out of both domestic cups, Liverpool sit 10th in the Premier League.

Viral video shows youngsters abusing puppy in Uttar Pradesh’s Bareilly, netizens demand action
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Viral video shows youngsters abusing puppy in Uttar Pradesh’s Bareilly, netizens demand action

A police complaint has been filed and In-charge inspector Baradari, Bareilly has been directed to take appropriate legal action in the matter

Nine missing after fishing boat capsizes in South Korea
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Nine missing after fishing boat capsizes in South Korea

Rescue workers were searching by sea and air for nine people missing after a fishing boat capsized in waters off South Korea's southwestern coast, authorities said Sunday