India’s Historic Election Begins: Modi Bids for Third Term
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India’s Historic Election Begins: Modi Bids for Third Term

India kicks off its general elections today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking a third term in office, faces significant scrutiny amidst a backdrop of economic challenges and social tensions. The election, spread over 44 days and 554 constituencies, is expected to be a test of Modi’s popularity and the performance of his Bharatiya Janata Party…

Israel Launches Airstrikes on Iran, Tensions Escalate in Middle East
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Israel Launches Airstrikes on Iran, Tensions Escalate in Middle East

Israel reportedly carried out unprecedented airstrikes on Iran, triggering fears of a wider regional conflict and sending shockwaves through global markets. The strikes, which targeted locations near the city of Isfahan, were met with Iranian air defense responses, exacerbating an already volatile situation. According to reports, Israel had notified the United States about the planned…

Far-Right German Politician Faces Trial for Alleged Use of Nazi Slogan

Far-Right German Politician Faces Trial for Alleged Use of Nazi Slogan

Björn Höcke, a prominent member of Germany’s far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, has gone on trial for allegedly using a banned Nazi slogan. Höcke, the 52-year-old leader of the AfD in the eastern state of Thuringia, faces charges related to his use of the phrase “Alles für Deutschland” (“Everything for Germany”)—a slogan associated with…

US and UK Impose New Sanctions on Iran Following Attack on Israel
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US and UK Impose New Sanctions on Iran Following Attack on Israel

In response to Iran’s recent missile and drone attack on Israel, the United States and the United Kingdom have imposed new sanctions on Iran. The attack, which heightened tensions in the Middle East, prompted swift action from both Western powers. The US Treasury Department announced sanctions against more than a dozen individuals and two entities…

Russia Successfully Launches Angara A5 Rocket After Technical Glitches Delay Missions
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Russia Successfully Launches Angara A5 Rocket After Technical Glitches Delay Missions

Russia achieved a significant milestone in its space exploration endeavors as it successfully launched the Angara A5 rocket from the Vostochny Cosmodrome in the Far East. This successful lift-off comes after two aborted attempts earlier in the week due to technical glitches. The launch of the Angara A5, a heavy-lift rocket designed to carry payloads…

Vietnamese Property Tycoon Sentenced to Death in $12.5bn Financial Fraud Case
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Vietnamese Property Tycoon Sentenced to Death in $12.5bn Financial Fraud Case

Truong My Lan, chair of major developer Van Thinh Phat, has been sentenced to death by a court in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, over her role in the country’s largest financial fraud case on record. The 67-year-old real estate tycoon was found guilty of embezzlement, bribery, and violations of banking rules at the end…

Kim Jong Un Oversaw North Korea’s Hypersonic Missile Test, State News Reports
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Kim Jong Un Oversaw North Korea’s Hypersonic Missile Test, State News Reports

North Korea’s recent announcement of a successful test-firing of a new hypersonic intermediate-range missile, named the Hwasong-16B, has sparked heightened concerns and condemnation from neighboring countries and the international community. The state news agency KCNA reported on Wednesday that the test launch was overseen by the country’s leader, Kim Jong Un, who hailed the missile…

Uganda Court Upholds Controversial Anti-Gay Law Despite International Condemnation
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Uganda Court Upholds Controversial Anti-Gay Law Despite International Condemnation

Uganda’s Constitutional Court has upheld the controversial Anti-Homosexuality Act 2023, rejecting a petition seeking to annul the law. The legislation, which imposes penalties of up to life imprisonment for consensual same-sex relations and includes provisions for the death penalty for “aggravated homosexuality,” has sparked outrage both domestically and internationally. In a landmark ruling, Justice Richard…

Biden Condemns Israeli Airstrike on Gaza Aid Workers, Calls for Investigation
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Biden Condemns Israeli Airstrike on Gaza Aid Workers, Calls for Investigation

United States President Joe Biden expressed his outrage and heartbreak over the Israeli airstrike that killed seven humanitarian aid workers in Gaza. The victims, affiliated with the relief organization World Central Kitchen (WCK), were targeted while delivering essential aid to civilians in the war-torn region. “This conflict has been one of the worst in recent…

Taiwan Devastated by Powerful Earthquake
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Taiwan Devastated by Powerful Earthquake

Taiwan’s eastern coast was rocked by a powerful earthquake, registering 7.4 magnitude on the Richter scale, inflicting widespread devastation and claiming lives. The temblor, the strongest to hit the island in a quarter-century, struck near Hualien, causing buildings to collapse, triggering landslides, and sparking chaos across the region. The earthquake’s impact was swift and severe,…