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February 26, 2024
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France to Host Allied Conference to Reaffirm Support for Ukraine

PARIS:French President Emmanuel Macron is due to host a conference for Kiev’s partners on Monday to strengthen the allied commitment to Ukraine after the full-scale war entered its third year, media reported. Ukraine faces mounting challenges in early 2024. Delays in US aid caused ammunition shortages that contributed to the Ukrainian withdrawal from the key […]

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February 23, 2024
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Russian Assets in ‘Urgent’ Spotlight as Yellen Heads to G20 Meeting

WASHINGTON:U.S. officials continue to discuss with allies what to do with Russian assets immobilized after Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine two years ago, a senior U.S. official said, as Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen heads to Brazil on Sunday to meet Group of 20 counterparts, some of whom continue to trade with Russia. A senior U.S. administration […]

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February 23, 2024
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China’s “Dragon” Baby Boom May Boost Population in 2024- Report

BEIJING:More babies are being born in hospitals across China in the Year of the Dragon, financial news outlet Yicai reported, an increase which could soften the decline in population in 2024 and bring cheer to policymakers. The Dragon Chinese zodiac sign is believed to be particularly auspicious, and data from hospitals over the Lunar New […]

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February 23, 2024
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Supply Chain Strains Set to Weigh on Aviation Industry Bounce-back

SINGAPORE:Parts shortages and delivery delays plaguing the global aviation industry are easing, but could take up to two years to resolve, firms at the Singapore Airshow said, adding to the pressures clouding a post-pandemic recovery in travel demand. European planemaker Airbus said it was sending “dozens and dozens” of engineers deep into supply chains to […]

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February 21, 2024
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Kannur Native Caught in a Criminal Case Will Not be Deported from UAE

DUBAI:The Dubai Criminal Court has ruled that Dinil Dinesh (29), a native of Kannur Kannnadiparambu Malottu, is not guilty in the case filed by his Jordanian employer. He was accused in a case filed by a leading automation company in Dubai, accusing him of complicity in the fraud committed by a former employee. The incident […]

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February 20, 2024
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UK English Test Scandal: Foreign Students Launch Legal Action Against Home Office

LONDON:A group of international students, who were falsely accused of cheating in English language tests in the UK, have launched legal proceedings against the Home Office. The students, many of them from countries like India and Pakistan, are now seeking compensation for unlawful detention false imprisonment, loss of earnings, and damage to their mental health, […]

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February 20, 2024
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Palestinian Death Toll in Gaza Exceeds 29,000: Ministry

GAZA:The Palestinian death toll resulting from the ongoing Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip has surpassed 29,000, the Gaza-based Health Ministry announced. According to a press statement from the Ministry on Monday, the Israeli army has killed 107 Palestinians and wounded 145 more within the past 24 hours, Xinhua news agency reported. This latest update […]

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February 19, 2024
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Dozens Killed in Tribal Fighting in Papua New Guinea – ABC

CANBERRA:At least 26 people were killed in tribal fighting in the northern highlands of Papua New Guinea, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) said on Monday, citing local police. The men were killed in an ambush in Enga Province, according to the Australian state broadcaster. A report by local newspaper the Post-Courier said the violence took place […]

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February 17, 2024
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OSIRIS-REx Brought Back 121.6 Grams of Sample from Asteroid Bennu: NASA

WASHINGTON:The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft brought back 121.6 grams of material from asteroid Bennu — doubling the sample return goal, NASA has announced. Rocky material — dust and pebbles — collected from the surface of the asteroid Bennu in 2020 was brought to Earth by the OSIRIS-REx (short for Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, and Security–Regolith Explorer) […]

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February 17, 2024
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February on Course to Break Many Global Heat Records

LONDON:February is on course to break a record number of heat records, meteorologists say, as human-made global heating and the natural El Nino climate pattern drive up temperatures on land and oceans around the world, media reported. A little over halfway into the shortest month of the year, the heating spike has become so pronounced […]