Thursday, June 13, 2024

June 13, 2024 3:59 PM

What are the security deals Ukraine is signing with allies?

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said he will sign bilateral security agreements with the United States and Japan on the sidelines of the Group of Seven Summit in Italy on Thursday. The two countries are set to be the last two G7 nations to s...

June 13, 2024 3:26 PM

From northwest to east China, parched regions face drought

Weeks of scarce rainfall in parts of China, coupled with sweltering heat, has brought drought to several provinces, prompting alerts and actions from authorities to minimise the impact on agriculture, and water and energy supplies. Temperatures this...

June 13, 2024 1:34 PM

Climate change funding talks stuck ahead of COP29 summit

With just five months to go before this year's U.N. climate summit, countries cannot agree on the size of a global funding bill to help the developing world fight climate change - let alone how to split it. The decision is set to dominate the COP29 ...

June 13, 2024 12:42 PM

South Africa reports second mpox death this week

A second person has died in South Africa this week from the viral infection mpox, the health ministry said on Thursday, less than 24 hours after it announced the first death. The second person who died was a 38-year-old man. He was admitted to a hos...

June 13, 2024 12:19 PM

Pema Khandu sworn in as Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh for 3rd straight term

Pema Khandu, the leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Arunachal Pradesh, was sworn in as the chief minister of the state for the third consecutive term on Thursday. Chowna Mein took oath as the Deputy Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh on ...

June 13, 2024 11:59 AM

PM Modi departs for Italy today to attend G7 Summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi departs for Italy on Thursday to attend the G7 annual summit, marking his first trip abroad after assuming office for the third consecutive term. India has been invited as an Outreach Country to the summit, being held in...

June 13, 2024 11:55 AM

Troubled G7 leaders focus on Ukraine war, China in Italian summit

Group of Seven (G7) leaders start their annual summit on Thursday looking to double down on support for Ukraine in its war with Russia and offer a united face in confronting China's political and economic ambitions. With the Middle East, migration a...

June 13, 2024 10:42 AM

UN refugee agency report says record 117 mln people forcibly displaced in 2023

The United Nations refugee agency on Thursday (June 13) released a report saying the number of people forcibly displaced stood at a record 117.3 million as of the end of last year, and warned that this figure could rise further if no major global pol...

June 13, 2024 10:14 AM

‘Likes’ no longer public on X to protect users’ privacy

X users will be now be able to unhesitatingly like posts on the social media platform without anyone else getting to know about it. X made the 'likes' private starting Wednesday (US local time). "Your Likes are now private. We are making Likes priv...

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