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Amid Pegasus Row US Says Technology Use Against Civil Society, Regime Critics Concerning

Amid Pegasus Row US Says Technology Use Against Civil Society, Regime Critics Concerning

Press Trust of India | Saturday July 24, 2021, Washington

The US has said it is against the use of spying technology on civil society, regime critics and journalists, even as it maintained that it has no particular insight into the Pegasus issue in India.

"We Want To Do So, But...": Elon Musk's Reply On Launching Tesla In India

"We Want To Do So, But...": Elon Musk's Reply On Launching Tesla In India

Reuters | Saturday July 24, 2021, New Delhi

Tesla Inc is likely to set up a factory in India if successful with imported vehicles, Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Twitter.

Afghan Lawmakers Voice Alarm On Air Force As US Withdrawal Nears

Afghan Lawmakers Voice Alarm On Air Force As US Withdrawal Nears

Agence France-Presse | Saturday July 24, 2021, Washington

Afghan lawmakers on Friday voiced alarm that their air force was depleted in the face of a Taliban offensive, as they asked the United States to finalize assistance ahead of a troop withdrawal.

China Sanctions US Citizens, Entities Over Hong Kong

China Sanctions US Citizens, Entities Over Hong Kong

Agence France-Presse | Saturday July 24, 2021, Beijing

Beijing announced sanctions on seven American citizens and entities Friday in response to a US advisory on deteriorating freedoms in Hong Kong, just days ahead of a visit from a senior Biden administration official.

Joe Biden Authorises Emergency Funds Of $100 Million For Afghan Migrants

Joe Biden Authorises Emergency Funds Of $100 Million For Afghan Migrants

Agence France-Presse | Saturday July 24, 2021, Washington

US President Joe Biden on Friday authorized the use of up to $100 million to address migration emergencies related to the situation in Afghanistan, the White House said.

Former Virgin Galactic CEO To Fly To Space On Next Test Flight: Report

Former Virgin Galactic CEO To Fly To Space On Next Test Flight: Report

Reuters | Saturday July 24, 2021

Former chief executive officer of Virgin Galactic Holdings, George Whitesides, will fly to space on the aerospace company's next test spaceflight, CNBC reported on Friday.

NASA Selects SpaceX For October 2024 Mission To Jupiter Moon Europa

NASA Selects SpaceX For October 2024 Mission To Jupiter Moon Europa

Agence France-Presse | Saturday July 24, 2021, Washington

NASA on Friday said it had selected SpaceX to launch a planned voyage to Jupiter's icy moon Europa, a huge win for Elon Musk's company as it sets its sights deeper into the solar system.

6.7 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Philippines: US Geological Survey

6.7 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Philippines: US Geological Survey

Agence France-Presse | Saturday July 24, 2021, Manila

A strong earthquake shook the Philippines on Saturday, the US Geological Survey reported, but it was deep, and local authorities said they did not expect damage.

UN Urges China To Cooperate With WHO On Second Phase Of Probe Into Covid-19 Origins

UN Urges China To Cooperate With WHO On Second Phase Of Probe Into Covid-19 Origins

Asian News International | Saturday July 24, 2021, New York

The United Nations Friday called on all member states, including China, to fully cooperate with the World Health Organization (WHO) amid Beijing's rejection of a further probe into the origins of the Covid-19.

Facebook, YouTube "Judge, Jury & Executioner" On Vaccine Misinformation: White House

Facebook, YouTube "Judge, Jury & Executioner" On Vaccine Misinformation: White House

Reuters | Saturday July 24, 2021

A White House official said: "Facebook and YouTube... are the judge, the jury and the executioner when it comes to what is going on in their platforms."

Great Barrier Reef Avoids UNESCO "In Danger" Listing

Great Barrier Reef Avoids UNESCO "In Danger" Listing

Agence France-Presse | Saturday July 24, 2021, Brisbane, Australia

Great Barrier Reef remains a vital tourist draw for Australia, which had feared an "in danger" label could deter post-pandemic visitors.

UK Warns Of Increased Risk Of Covid Reinfection With Delta Variant

UK Warns Of Increased Risk Of Covid Reinfection With Delta Variant

Press Trust of India | Saturday July 24, 2021, London

In UK, 3,692 people have been hospitalised with the Delta variant, of whom 2,152 (58.3 per cent) were unvaccinated and 843 (22.8 per cent) were fully vaccinated.

Husband Chops Off Nose, Ears Of Wife's Lover In Pakistan

Husband Chops Off Nose, Ears Of Wife's Lover In Pakistan

Press Trust of India | Friday July 23, 2021, Lahore

A Pakistani man was hospitalised after his nose and ears were chopped off with a knife for allegedly having an affair with a married woman in the country's Punjab province, police said on Friday.

Man Who Was Attacked, Stalked By Bear For A Week Rescued In Alaska

Man Who Was Attacked, Stalked By Bear For A Week Rescued In Alaska

Agence France-Presse | Friday July 23, 2021, Washington

A man who fended off attacks from a wild grizzly bear for a week straight in the Alaskan wilderness is recovering from his injuries after he was found stranded at an encampment, the US Coast Guard said.

Moderna Vaccine For Children Aged 12-17 Approved By EU Watchdog

Moderna Vaccine For Children Aged 12-17 Approved By EU Watchdog

Agence France-Presse | Friday July 23, 2021, The Hague, Netherlands

EU's decision follows the approval of the first vaccine for European youngsters, by Pfizer/BioNTech in May.