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Why Japan's Princess Mako Is Losing Her Royal Status After Marriage

Why Japan's Princess Mako Is Losing Her Royal Status After Marriage

26 October, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Princess Mako's loss of royal status comes from the Imperial House Law.

Amid Standoff With India, China’s New Border Law Does Not Change Things On Ground

Amid Standoff With India, China’s New Border Law Does Not Change Things On Ground

26 October, 2021 Seema Guha

China's new border law is aimed at improving the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country's border regions. Amid the Eastern Ladakh standoff with India, the move may be significant.


Hong Kong: China Convicts Second Person Under National Security Law

Critics say that the Chinese National Security Law recently extended to Hong Kong erodes freedom of expression and assembly. Chinese administration is now using it to arrest and convict dissenters.

Americans Join Indian Diaspora In Celebrating October As 'Hindu Heritage Month'

Americans Join Indian Diaspora In Celebrating October As 'Hindu Heritage Month'

26 October, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Twenty states of the United States of America have now formally recognized the month of October as Hindu Heritage Month.


Nigeria Mosque Shootout: 18 Villagers Shot Dead Over Land And Water Conflict

Niger police commissioner Monday Kuryas said the attack was related to the conflict between the villagers and the Fulani herders.

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26 October, 2021

Covid-19 Vaccine For Kids: Moderna Claims Its Low-Dose Shot Works For 6-11 Age Group

Associated Press (AP)

Moderna hasn't yet gotten the go-ahead to offer its Covid vaccine to teens but is studying lower doses in younger children while it waits.


25 October, 2021

Chinese FM Wang Yi To Meet Taliban In Qatar

Associated Press (AP)

Wang Yi met with a delegation led by a top Taliban leader, Abdul Ghani Baradar, in July in the Chinese city of Tianjin, shortly before the group seized power from Afghanistan's elected government.


25 October, 2021

Japan: Princess Mako Set To Marry Commoner Amid Controversy

Deutsche Welle

Despite opposition from conservatives and snowballing tabloid reports of financial scandal, Princess Mako will marry commoner Kei Komuro in a subdued wedding ritual.


25 October, 2021

Sudan: Emergency Declared After PM Abdalla Hamdok Arrested

Associated Press (AP)

Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan announced that he was dissolving the country’s ruling Sovereign Council, as well as the government led by Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok.


25 October, 2021

Nuclear-Capable Hypersonic Missile Test Reveals China’s Interests In Space

Nandini Nair

There are doubts over what exactly China tested and when, but the act is surely part of China’s bid for global power.


25 October, 2021

Australia Wants Facebook To Seek Parental Consent For Kids Under 16 Or Face 10 Million USD Fine

Associated Press (AP)

The landmark legislation is meant to deter the harmful effects of targeted online advertising for kids on social media platforms like Facebook and to protect Australians online through appropriate privacy laws.


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25 October, 2021

China Starts Vaccinating Toddlers Against Covid-19 As Cases Spread

Associated Press (AP)

Gansu, a northwestern province heavily dependent on tourism, closed all tourist sites Monday after finding new Covid-19 cases.


25 October, 2021

Donald Trump-Like TV Pundit Rocks Presidential Campaign In France

Associated Press (AP)

Eric Zemmour, a rabble-rousing television pundit and author with repeated convictions for hate speech who is finding fervent audiences for his anti-Islam, anti-immigration invective in the early stages of France's presidential race.


25 October, 2021

China: 2 Dead In Nanjing University Laboratory Explosion

Associated Press (AP)

Officials were investigating the cause of the explosion at the university's School of Materials Science and Technology, state broadcaster CCTV reported.


25 October, 2021

Sudan: Interim PM Hamdok Under House Arrest, Internet Snapped Amid Apparent Coup

Associated Press (AP)

A possible takeover by the military in Sudan would be a major setback for the African Nation, which has grappled with a transition to democracy since long-time autocrat Omar al-Bashir was toppled by mass protests.


25 October, 2021

Alec Baldwin Shooting Raises Calls For Arms Ban On Movie Sets

Deutsche Welle

A petition calling for a ban on live firearms on Hollywood film sets has gathered more than 15,000 signatures. Alec Baldwin shooting incident has triggered worldwide response.


25 October, 2021

Covid-19: China Closes Tourist Sites Amid Surging Cases In Gansu Province

Associated Press (AP)

The spread of the delta variant by travellers and tour groups is of particular concern for China ahead of the Winter Olympics in Beijing in February.


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25 October, 2021

Top US Health Official Asked To Leave Senator's Meeting After He Refused To Wear Mask

Associated Press (AP)

Florida Senate leader Wilton Simpson, a Republican, sent a memo to senators Saturday regarding the incident at the office of Democratic state Senator Tina Polsky, asking visitors at the building to be respectful with social interactions.


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