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"What Were You Wearing": UN Exhibit On Justice For Sexual Assault Survivors

"What Were You Wearing": UN Exhibit On Justice For Sexual Assault Survivors

Edited by NDTV News Desk | Thursday August 18, 2022, New Delhi

The United Nations headquarters in New York is playing host to an exhibit aimed at creating awareness about sexual assault and demanding justice for 1.3 billion survivors of sexual assault worldwide.

US Resort That Inspired "Dirty Dancing" Catches Fire

US Resort That Inspired "Dirty Dancing" Catches Fire

Edited by Supriti David | Thursday August 18, 2022, New Delhi

A part of the resort that inspired the cult classic "Dirty Dancing" had to knocked down due to a fire on Tuesday near the village of Liberty, New York, The New York Times reported.

Wendy's Employee In US Charged With Murder After Customer He Punched Dies

Wendy's Employee In US Charged With Murder After Customer He Punched Dies

Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Thursday August 18, 2022

The Wendy's employee viciously punched the man after he complained about food. The 67-year-old was airlifted to a hospital but could not survive.

16 Killed, Dozens Missing After Flash Flood In Northwest China

16 Killed, Dozens Missing After Flash Flood In Northwest China

Agence France-Presse | Thursday August 18, 2022, Beijing

Sixteen people have been killed and dozens are missing in flash flooding in northwest China after a sudden downpour triggered mudslides and caused a river to change course, state media reported Thursday.

Video Shows Tourists Surfing On Venice's Grand Canal, Mayor Calls Them "Idiots"

Video Shows Tourists Surfing On Venice's Grand Canal, Mayor Calls Them "Idiots"

Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Thursday August 18, 2022

The two surfers were arrested and fined $1,530 each. They were also expelled from the city and their surfboards confiscated.

Salman Rushdie Attacker In Video From Jail: "I Don't Like Him Very Much"

Salman Rushdie Attacker In Video From Jail: "I Don't Like Him Very Much"

Reuters | Thursday August 18, 2022

The man accused of stabbing Salman Rushdie said he respected Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini but would not say if he was inspired by a fatwa issued by the former Iranian leader.

Covid's Harmful Effects On The Brain Stay For Years

Covid's Harmful Effects On The Brain Stay For Years

Jason Gale, Bloomberg | Thursday August 18, 2022

Covid-19 survivors remain at higher risk of psychotic disorders, dementia and similar conditions for at least two years, according to a large study that highlights the mounting burden of chronic illness left in the pandemic's wake.

Cannabis Tourism Not Welcome In Thailand, Says Health Minister

Cannabis Tourism Not Welcome In Thailand, Says Health Minister

Reuters | Thursday August 18, 2022, Bangkok

Thailand's health minister on Wednesday discouraged tourists from visiting the country only to smoke weed, just two months after new laws were passed that have largely decriminalised the drug.

China To Ramp Up Military, Economic "Coercion" Of Taiwan, Says US

China To Ramp Up Military, Economic "Coercion" Of Taiwan, Says US

Agence France-Presse | Thursday August 18, 2022, Taiwan

The United States expects China to ramp up its military, diplomatic and economic "coercion" of Taiwan, its top envoy in East Asia said Thursday, after Beijing's unprecedented drills around the island it claims as its own.

Rapid Monkeypox Spread Driven By Mutations? What WHO Says

Rapid Monkeypox Spread Driven By Mutations? What WHO Says

Agence France-Presse | Thursday August 18, 2022, Geneva

Studies are under way to see whether genetic changes in the monkeypox virus are driving the rapid spread of the disease, the World Health Organization told AFP on Wednesday.

Monkeypox Vaccines "Not 100% Effective", Says WHO

Monkeypox Vaccines "Not 100% Effective", Says WHO

Asian News International | Thursday August 18, 2022, Geneva

Vaccines against monkeypox are not 100 per cent effective and that is why, people must reduce their own risks of infection, WHO technical lead Rosamund Lewis said on Wednesday.

China To Participate In Russia Military Drills, Says India Will Join Too

China To Participate In Russia Military Drills, Says India Will Join Too

Agence France-Presse | Thursday August 18, 2022, Beijing

Chinese troops will travel to Russia to take part in joint military drills, Beijing's defence ministry said.

Covid Survivors At Risk Of "Brain Fog", Epilepsy Even Years Later: Study

Covid Survivors At Risk Of "Brain Fog", Epilepsy Even Years Later: Study

Press Trust of India | Thursday August 18, 2022, London

Increased risk of neurological and psychiatric conditions such as dementia and seizures is still higher two years after COVID-19 compared to other respiratory infections, suggests an observational study published in Lancet Psychiatry journal.

Pakistan Descending Into A "Banana Republic", Says Imran Khan

Pakistan Descending Into A "Banana Republic", Says Imran Khan

Asian News International | Thursday August 18, 2022, Islamabad

Pakistan is "descending into a banana republic", said former Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday amid the controversy surrounding the arrest of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shahbaz Gill.

Salman Rushdie Attacker Says "Surprised" Author Survived: Report

Salman Rushdie Attacker Says "Surprised" Author Survived: Report

Agence France-Presse | Thursday August 18, 2022, New York

The New Jersey man accused of stabbing Salman Rushdie told the New York Post in an interview published Wednesday that he was "surprised" the author had survived the attack.