Iranian security official accuses Israel of killing Fakhrizadeh remotely

Reading Time: 2 minutes Tehran, Iran – Israel assassinated a top Iranian nuclear scientist using remote-controlled technology, a senior Iranian security official alleged on Monday. “Unfortunately, the operation was very complicated and was done using electronic equipment and no [perpetrators] were at the scene,” Ali Shamkhani, secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, told reporters during the burial ceremony…… Continue reading Iranian security official accuses Israel of killing Fakhrizadeh remotely

In Sri Lanka COVID-19 surge triggers deadly prison riot

Reading Time: 2 minutes At least eight inmates dead and 55 wounded after unrest broke out at high-security Mahara prison near Colombo over rising infections. Intermittent gunfire rang out on Monday at a Sri Lankan high-security prison where a riot by inmates over a surge of coronavirus infections left at least eight dead and 55 wounded, police said. Hundreds…… Continue reading In Sri Lanka COVID-19 surge triggers deadly prison riot

One commissioner in Hungary retracts comparing George Soros to Adolf Hitler

Reading Time: 2 minutes A Hungarian official has begrudgingly retracted an article likening US-Hungarian billionaire and philanthropist George Soros – a staunch critic of Hungary’s government – to Adolf Hitler and the Nazis, after strong condemnation and loud calls for his sacking. “Europe is George Soros’ gas chamber,” Szilard Demeter, ministerial commissioner and head of the Petofi Literary Museum…… Continue reading One commissioner in Hungary retracts comparing George Soros to Adolf Hitler

Pilot still missing as Search teams locate debris of Navy’s MiG-29K in Arabian Sea

Reading Time: < 1 minute Search and rescue teams of the Indian Navy on Sunday located some debris of the MiG-29K trainer aircraft that crashed into the Arabian Sea three days ago even as efforts to locate the missing pilot continued, officials said on Sunday. The debris located includes the landing gear, turbo charger and some other parts of the…… Continue reading Pilot still missing as Search teams locate debris of Navy’s MiG-29K in Arabian Sea

Canada’s health ministry bans mass exports of prescription drugs

Reading Time: < 1 minute Canada’s health ministry bans mass exports of prescription drugs Canada has banned the export of some prescription medicines in order to prevent a shortage in the country. The decision is in response to a US plan that would allow for drugs to be imported from Canada to make them cheaper for Americans. Although prescription drug…… Continue reading Canada’s health ministry bans mass exports of prescription drugs

Tear gas fired in France as protesters rally against police security bill

Reading Time: 2 minutes French police have fired tear gas at protesters rallying in Paris against a bill that would make it a criminal offence to film or take photos of police with malevolent intent. Clashes began after some in the crowd threw stones and fireworks at police. Cars and a newspaper kiosk were set on fire and dozens…… Continue reading Tear gas fired in France as protesters rally against police security bill

United State approves more execution methods for Poison gas and firing squads

Reading Time: 3 minutes The outgoing administration of President Donald Trump is paving the way for additional methods of executing prisoners who have been sentenced to death in the United States. The Justice Department is quietly amending its execution protocols, no longer requiring federal death sentences to be carried out by lethal injection and clearing the way to use…… Continue reading United State approves more execution methods for Poison gas and firing squads

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Donald Trump signals he is prepared to leave White House

Reading Time: 3 minutes The United States of America President Donald Trump has said he will leave the White House if Joe Biden is formally confirmed as the next US president. Answering reporters’ questions for the first time since losing the 3 November vote, Mr Trump insisted, however, that “this race is far from over”. He has refused to…… Continue reading Donald Trump signals he is prepared to leave White House

Turkish court jails hundreds for life over 2016 failed coup attempt

Reading Time: 2 minutes A Turkish court has jailed 337 former pilots and other suspects for life over plot to overthrow President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a failed coup attempt four years ago, a court document obtained by AFP news agency showed on Thursday. Nearly 500 defendants were accused of carrying out the attempt to overthrow the government on…… Continue reading Turkish court jails hundreds for life over 2016 failed coup attempt

Chinese President Xi Jinping congratulates Biden, hopes for ‘win-win’ China-US ties

Reading Time: 2 minutes   Chinese President Xi Jinping has congratulated US President-elect Joe Biden for his election victory earlier this month and expressed hope for “win-win cooperation” amid a number of conflicts between the world’s top two economies over trade, technology and security. Chinese president says ‘healthy and stable’ relations between world’s top two economies are ‘the common…… Continue reading Chinese President Xi Jinping congratulates Biden, hopes for ‘win-win’ China-US ties