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US-China Conflict Intensifies As China's Tensions With Taiwan Raise

US-China Conflict Intensifies As China's Tensions With Taiwan Raise

14 October, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

China recently sent a record number of military aircraft inside Taiwan's air defense zone. This started a row of diplomatic volleys as US termed China's actions 'provocative'.

Pak Govt. In Process To Appoint New ISI Chief: Information Minister

Pak Govt. In Process To Appoint New ISI Chief: Information Minister

13 October, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Pakistan's Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry tweeted that the consultation between the Civilian and Military leadership over the appointment of Director General of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) has been completed.


Provide Information About “Full Self-Driving” Software: US Authorities To Tesla

US Authorities recently opened an investigation into Tesla's Autopilot after getting multiple reports of vehicles crashing into emergency vehicles with warning lights flashing that were stopped on highways.

Chinese Official Says Military Drills, Flights Were Needed To Defend Taiwan

Chinese Official Says Military Drills, Flights Were Needed To Defend Taiwan

13 October, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

What Taiwan and the US termed as provocative, was deemed necessary by the Chinese as it flew 56 military planes off the southwest coast of Taiwan on a single day earlier this month.


US To Open Its Border For Fully Covid-19 Vaccinated Travelers From November

Vehicle, rail and ferry travel between the U.S. and Canada and Mexico has been largely restricted to essential travel, such as trade, since the earliest days of the pandemic.

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13 October, 2021

Iran Claims Arrest Of 10 Spies Working For Foreign Intelligence Agencies

Associated Press (AP)

Iran however did not name the countries the 10 spies were linked to, stating only that they worked for 'hostile countries' to it.


13 October, 2021

Environment Agency Warns England Of ‘Climate Change’ Consequences

Associated Press (AP)

The agency predicted that even with a rise of 2 degrees Celsius in global average temperature—below the level of warming that has been projected—England's winter rainfall will increase 6 per cent but summer rainfall will be down 15 per cent by the 2050s.


12 October, 2021

Had Mossad Interpreted AQ Khan's Intentions, They Would Have Assassinated Him: Report

Outlook Web Desk

Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan(85) known as the father of Pakistan's Atomic Weapons Programme died recently due to Covid-19. A recent report says that Israel would have assassinated him had his intentions of setting up a nuclear proliferation network, amongst other things, been identified.


12 October, 2021

US: Indigenous People's Day Embarked With Celebrations And Protests

Associated Press (AP)

“Indigenous people have been on the front lines of protecting the land, the people, and it's time for the government and these huge systems to do more,” said a protestor.


12 October, 2021

Taliban Is Expected To Meet EU Representatives After Recently Meeting With German Delegation

Deutsche Welle

Following the discussions, the German delegation said the Taliban government is a "reality." The group took over Afghanistan on August 15 as the US and NATO allies withdrew forces from the country.


12 October, 2021

Elk Seen Wandering With Tire Around Neck For Two Years Finally Rescued In US

Associated Press (AP)

Wildlife officials in Colorado, US, had to cut off the elk's five-point antlers to remove the encumbrance because they couldn't slice through the steel in the bead of the tire.


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12 October, 2021

PM Modi To Virtually Participate In G-20 Summit On Afghanistan Today

Outlook Web Desk

Announcing Prime Minister Modi's participation, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said the agenda of the summit will include a discussion on response to humanitarian needs, security and the fight against terrorism and human rights in Afghanistan.


12 October, 2021

California Homes Burn After Small Plane Crashes Into US Neighbourhood, Two Dead

Associated Press (AP)

Two people received burn injuries and later succumbed to them after a small plane crashed into a suburban California neighbourhood recently.


12 October, 2021

UN Reminds Taliban To Not Break Its 'Promise' Of Allowing Women To Work And Study

Associated Press (AP)

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that Afghanistan was in a 'make-or-break' moment following its takeover by the Taliban.


11 October, 2021

Drugmaker Merck Asks US FDA To Authorise Promising Anti-Covid Pill

Associated Press (AP)

If cleared by the Food and Drug Administration — a decision that could come in a matter of weeks — it would be the first pill shown to treat Covid-19.


11 October, 2021

Asia-Pacific Nations Need To Be Climate Smart: UN

Outlook Bureau

Countries in the region must reduce GHG emissions to maintain trade competitiveness, given the likelihood of carbon taxes at borders, states new UN report


11 October, 2021

Three US-Based Economists Receive Nobel Prize For Economics

Associated Press (AP)

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said the three economists have “completely reshaped empirical work in the economic sciences.”


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11 October, 2021

UK Police Won't Take Further Action In Prince Andrew's Sexual Assault Of Minor Case

Associated Press (AP)

Virginia Giuffre, sued Queen Elizabeth's second son, Prince Andrew. She claimed that she was trafficked by convict Jeffrey Epstein to have sex with Andrew in London when she was 17 and a minor under US Law.


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This Election Season In UP, Lakhimpur Kheri Is The New Political Battlefield

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The Negotiator: Rakesh Tikait Is The Glue Holding Farmers’ Agitation Together

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Kashmir/Violence

Kashmir Minority Killings A Throwback To The Terrifying 90s

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Opinion

Virat Kohli’s Abrasive Leadership Style Gave Indian Cricket A New Dimension

Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain of India and RCB but that will not take away the fact that he remains a unique leader

Sep 20, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Taliban: What’s Next For The International Community?

With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.

Sep 13, 2021 Seema Guha

Rising Challenges Of Plagiarism In The Era Of Online Education

It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.

Sep 12, 2021 Chaitali Moitra

Vaccine Mandates Harm Long-Term Public Health

One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates

Sep 12, 2021 Kameswari Chebrolu