Russian and Chinese jets conducted joint patrol, Moscow says

Russian and Chinese jets conducted joint patrol, Moscow says

Russian and Chinese military planes conducted joint exercises to patrol the Asia-Pacific region, Russia’s defence ministry said on Tuesday. The joint patrol lasted 13 hours over the Japanese and East China seas and involved Russian Tu-95 strategic bombers and Chinese Xian H-6 jets, the defence ministry said in a statement. Planes from the Japanese and […]

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Russia-Ukraine war: A recap of the third month of Putin’s invasion

Russia-Ukraine war: A recap of the third month of Putin’s invasion

The fall of Mariupol, the battle for Kharkiv, the shifting of focus to Donbas and the impending expansion of Nato membership — much has happened in the third month of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Since the Russian troops first set foot in Ukraine’s towns and cities on February 24, the war initiated by Russian […]

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After 3 months of war, life in Russia has profoundly changed

After 3 months of war, life in Russia has profoundly changed

When Vladimir Putin announced the invasion of Ukraine, war seemed far away from Russian territory. Yet within days the conflict came home — not with cruise missiles and mortars but in the form of unprecedented and unexpectedly extensive volleys of sanctions by Western governments and economic punishment by corporations. Three months after the Feb. 24 […]

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WHO says monkeypox outbreak ‘containable’, confirms 131 cases outside Africa

WHO says monkeypox outbreak ‘containable’, confirms 131 cases outside Africa

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Tuesday there have been 131 confirmed monkeypox cases and 106 further suspected cases since the first was reported on May 7 outside the countries where it usually spreads. While the outbreak is unusual, it remains “containable” and limited, the WHO said, and it is convening further meetings to […]

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Indian-American lawmakers ‘concerned’ after video of Indian-origin boy being assaulted in Texas school goes viral

Indian-American lawmakers ‘concerned’ after video of Indian-origin boy being assaulted in Texas school goes viral

All four Indian-American members of the current US Congress have expressed deep concern over the recent incident of an Indian-origin boy being assaulted at a school in Texas, the video of which has gone viral online. In a rare joint statement on Monday, Indian-American Congressmen Ami Bera, Ro Khanna, Raja Krishnamoorthi and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal […]

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More hardship as new sandstorm engulfs parts of Middle East

More hardship as new sandstorm engulfs parts of Middle East

A sandstorm blanketed parts of the Middle East on Monday, including Iraq, Syria and Iran, sending people to hospitals and disrupting flights in some places. It was the latest in a series of unprecedented nearly back-to-back sandstorms this year that have bewildered residents and raised alarm among experts and officials, who blame climate change and […]

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2022 midterms: What to watch in Georgia, Texas, Minnesota, Arkansas, Alabama polls

2022 midterms: What to watch in Georgia, Texas, Minnesota, Arkansas, Alabama polls

Georgia takes centre stage in Tuesday’s primary elections as Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger try to fight back challengers endorsed by former President Donald Trump, who is seeking revenge for his 2020 election defeat in the state. US Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia is testing Republican voters’ tolerance for controversy […]

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Vladimir Putin, family man

Moscow not sure it needs resumed ties with West, will work on ties with China: Lavrov

Russia’s foreign minister said on Monday that Moscow would consider offers from the West to re-establish ties and determine whether that is needed, but will focus on developing relations with China. Sergei Lavrov, in a question and answer session at an event in Moscow, said Western countries had espoused “russophobia” since Russia launched its incursion […]

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People in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest again reel from floods

People in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest again reel from floods

For the second straight year, inhabitants of Brazil’s Amazon rainforest are being overwhelmed by flooding, with hundreds of thousands of people already affected by waters that are still rising. Heavy rainfall in the Amazon over the past two years is associated with the La Nina phenomenon, when Pacific Ocean currents affect global climate patterns, and […]

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Portugal finds 5 monkeypox cases in men as outbreak spreads

WHO says no urgent need for mass monkeypox vaccinations

Richard Pebody, who leads the high-threat pathogen team at WHO Europe, also told Reuters in an interview that immediate supplies of vaccines and antivirals are relatively limited. His comments came as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it was in the process of releasing some Jynneos vaccine doses for use in monkeypox […]

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