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3 Killed In Lightning Strike Near White House

3 Killed In Lightning Strike Near White House

Agence France-Presse | Saturday August 06, 2022, Washington

Three people, including an elderly couple celebrating their 56th wedding anniversary, were pronounced dead Friday after being struck by lightning in a park near the White House.

Israel Airstrikes In Gaza Kill 10, Palestine Group Responds With Rockets

Israel Airstrikes In Gaza Kill 10, Palestine Group Responds With Rockets

Agence France-Presse | Saturday August 06, 2022, Gaza City

Israel pounded Gaza with air strikes on Saturday and a Palestinian terrorist group retaliated with a barrage of rocket fire, in the territory's worst escalation of violence since a war last year.

US Readies New $1 Billion Ukraine Weapons Package

US Readies New $1 Billion Ukraine Weapons Package

Reuters | Saturday August 06, 2022, Washington

The Biden administration's next security assistance package for Ukraine is expected to be $1 billion and include munitions for long-range weapons and armoured medical transport vehicles, three sources briefed on the matter told Reuters on Friday.

Elon Musk Accuses Twitter Of Fraud In Buyout Deal, Reveals Court Filing

Elon Musk Accuses Twitter Of Fraud In Buyout Deal, Reveals Court Filing

Agence France-Presse | Friday August 05, 2022, San Francisco

Elon Musk has accused Twitter of fraud, alleging the social media platform misled him about key aspects of its business before he agreed to a $44 billion buyout, as their court battle heats up.

US Summons Chinese Ambassador Over "Irresponsible" Actions On Taiwan

US Summons Chinese Ambassador Over "Irresponsible" Actions On Taiwan

Agence France-Presse | Friday August 05, 2022, Washington

The White House summoned China's ambassador to Washington to condemn the "irresponsible" behavior of Beijing over Taiwan, a senior US official said Friday.

Rishi Sunak Under Fire Over Boast He Moved Funding From Deprived Areas

Rishi Sunak Under Fire Over Boast He Moved Funding From Deprived Areas

Reuters | Friday August 05, 2022, London

Rishi Sunak, trailing in the two-horse race to replace British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, faced criticism on Friday for saying he had previously instigated policy changes to divert funding away from deprived urban areas.

Israel Confirms It's Carrying Out Strikes In Gaza

Israel Confirms It's Carrying Out Strikes In Gaza

Agence France-Presse | Friday August 05, 2022, Gaza City, Palestinian Territories

The Israeli military said Friday it launched air strikes on Gaza, which were witnessed by Palestinians in central Gaza City.

Bangladesh Man, In Lungi, Denied Movie Ticket, Claims Video. Multiplex Clarifies

Bangladesh Man, In Lungi, Denied Movie Ticket, Claims Video. Multiplex Clarifies

Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Friday August 05, 2022

Star Cineplex later invited Saman Ali Sarkar and his family to watch the movie at the same multiplex in Dhaka.

Balenciaga Launches 'Trash Pouch' Worth Rs 1.4 Lakh, Internet Shocked

Balenciaga Launches 'Trash Pouch' Worth Rs 1.4 Lakh, Internet Shocked

Edited by Diksha Rani | Friday August 05, 2022

Luxury fashion brand Balenciaga is in news for launching a trash bag worth $1800 (approximately Rs 1,42,652).

68 Chinese Planes, 13 Warships Crossed Median Line Today, Says Taiwan

68 Chinese Planes, 13 Warships Crossed Median Line Today, Says Taiwan

Agence France-Presse | Friday August 05, 2022, Taipei,Taiwan

Taipei's military said 68 Chinese fighter jets and 13 warships crossed the "median line" that runs down the Taiwan Strait during Friday's military drills by Beijing's forces.

Snickers Maker Apologises For Ad Suggesting Taiwan Is A Country

Snickers Maker Apologises For Ad Suggesting Taiwan Is A Country

Reuters | Friday August 05, 2022, Beijing

Mars Wrigley, makers of the Snickers candy bar, apologised on Friday for a Snickers product launch which Chinese social media users said suggested that Taiwan was a country.

US Woman Sets Guinness World Record For Longest Fingernails With Combined Length Of 42 Feet

US Woman Sets Guinness World Record For Longest Fingernails With Combined Length Of 42 Feet

Edited by Diksha Rani | Friday August 05, 2022

Diana Armstrong has broken the record for the world's longest fingernails on a pair of hands (female), Guinness World Records (GWR) announced on Tuesday.

Don't Know Where Boris Is: UK Minister On PM's Leave Amid Economic Crisis

Don't Know Where Boris Is: UK Minister On PM's Leave Amid Economic Crisis

Agence France-Presse | Friday August 05, 2022, London

A senior British minister admitted Friday "I don't know where Boris is" as the premier checked out on holiday, in a week that saw the Bank of England warn a year-long recession is coming.

"Bad Days Ahead," Warns Pakistan's Finance Minister

"Bad Days Ahead," Warns Pakistan's Finance Minister

Press Trust of India | Friday August 05, 2022, Karachi

Pakistan's Finance Minister Miftah Ismail on Friday said the government would continue to curb imports for the next three months, as he warned of "bad days" ahead for the cash-strapped country.

China Ending Cooperation With US On Many Issues Amid Taiwan Row

China Ending Cooperation With US On Many Issues Amid Taiwan Row

Agence France-Presse | Friday August 05, 2022, Beijing

China on Friday said it was cancelling several defence meetings and suspending key climate talks with the United States after a visit by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan this week.