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North Korea Tests Ballistic Missiles In Apparent Retaliation To US' New Sanctions

North Korea Tests Ballistic Missiles In Apparent Retaliation To US' New Sanctions

15 January, 2022 Associated Press (AP)

North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency said Friday's exercise (of testing a ballistic missile) was aimed at checking the alert posture of its army's rail-borne missile regiment.

Will Omicron End The Pandemic? What Five Global Studies Say

Will Omicron End The Pandemic? What Five Global Studies Say

15 January, 2022 Jeevan Prakash Sharma

All the studies have indicated that Omicron will infect with far greater speed than any of its previous variants but will show mild symptoms and will not cause any severe disease of the lungs.


Celebrating Prof Parks: A Student's Tribute To Pulitzer-Winning Journalist Michael Parks

Professor and Pulitzer-winning LA Times editor Michael Parks was known for actually caring for stories, and encouraging students to leap into the unknown. The prolific journalist passed on January 8.

India Ranks 83 On List Of Top Powerful Passports: What It Mean For Travellers

India Ranks 83 On List Of Top Powerful Passports: What It Mean For Travellers

12 January, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

Henley & Partners’ Henley Passport Index, a recent study, divulges how the gains achieved by wealthier countries in travel freedom have come at the cost of poorer countries.


Offensive Religious Content: Singapore Bans Book On Political Cartoons

A book, by Hong Kong Baptist University's professor of media studies Cherian George and graphic novelist Sonny Liew, has been banned in Singapore due to its 'offensive content'.

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12 January, 2022

UN Condemns Apps Like 'Sulli Deals' As A Form Of Hate Speech In India

PTI

UN Special Rapporteur, Dr Fernand de Varennes stated on Twitter that harassment of Muslim women in India via apps such as 'Sulli Deals' and 'Bulli Bai' must be condemned.


11 January, 2022

US Concerned Over China's Attempt To 'Intimidate' India And Other Neighbouring Countries

PTI

Ahead of the 14th round of military-level talks between India and China, the United States expressed concern over Beijing's behaviour in the region that could prove to be destabilising.


10 January, 2022

US And Russia Launch Special Talks Ukraine Tension Worsens

Associated Press (AP)

The meeting on Ukraine between USA and Russia is part of 'Strategic Security Dialogue' talks launched by Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin during a June summit in the Swiss city.


10 January, 2022

Ohio Rep. Jordan Rejects Jan. 6 Panel Request For Interview

Outlook Web Desk

Republican Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, one of former President Donald Trump's closest allies in Congress, on Sunday rejected a request for an interview by the House panel investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection.


10 January, 2022

Will China Be Able To Rescue Sri Lanka Out Of Its Debt-Crisis?

Seema Guha

Colombo is also turning to New Delhi for help at this critical juncture. It is negotiating a $1.9 billion economic aid package, but it has not yet been finalised.


09 January, 2022

22 People Including Children Freeze To Death In Pakistan's Murree As Heavy Snowfall Traps Cars

Outlook Web Desk

The Pakistan government had reportedly warned tourists to avoid visiting the Murree in anticipation of heavy snowfall.


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09 January, 2022

Kazakhstan: Around 5,800 Protestors Detained Following Last Week's Violence

Associated Press (AP)

The office of Kazakhstan's president said Sunday that about 5,800 people were detained by police during protests that developed into violence last week and prompted a Russia-led military alliance to send troops to the country.


09 January, 2022

Turban Of Sikh Taxi Driver Knocked Off By Unidentified Man At JFK Airport In USA

PTI

Terming the incident of the turban of a Sikh man being knocked off at USA's John F Kennedy airport, as "deeply disturbing", India's Consulate General in New York said that it has taken up the matter with the US authorities and urged them to investigate the incident.


09 January, 2022

Will China Invade Taiwan In 2022?

Seema Guha

In October 2021, a record 149 Chinese fighters roared through Taiwan’s identification zone, in a space of four days. The pattern of flying bombers to intimidate Taiwan has continued through the year. Will China invade Taiwan in 2022?


08 January, 2022

China: Blast Leaves 16 Dead At Cafeteria In Chongqing City

Associated Press (AP)

China: The cafeteria in Chongqing city collapsed, trapping victims inside. Rescue workers searched the debris into the night and all the bodies were recovered by midnight.


08 January, 2022

Haiti: Two Journalists Killed By Gang Near Capital

Associated Press (AP)

Haiti: The country’s PM Ariel Henry has vowed to crack down on gangs that authorities blame for a spike in kidnappings and for blockages at gas distribution terminals that caused a severe fuel shortage in recent months.


08 January, 2022

Mexico: Gangs Kill Nine People In Reaction To Govt’s Crackdown On Crime

Associated Press (AP)

Mexico: A handwritten message found at the scene threatened authorities and was signed by ‘the four letters’, commonly a reference to the Jalisco Cartel.


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07 January, 2022

Study Abroad Amid Covid-19 Pandemic: Busting 10 Myths About Overseas Education

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Outlook spoke to some noted education counsellors and experts in the field who have been dealing with students aspiring to go abroad to break the 10 biggest myths that parents and students often fall prey to while choosing their options for study abroad.


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