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Roe vs Wade, Explained: What's The Nub Of Abortion Verdict That Has US On Edge?

Roe vs Wade, Explained: What's The Nub Of Abortion Verdict That Has US On Edge?

Edited by Aarish Chhabra | Friday June 24, 2022, New Delhi

The American Supreme Court appears all set to overturn a constitutional right granted in a landmark 1973 ruling, called Roe vs Wade, which legalised abortion. A leaked document has shaken the country. But what is the heart of the matter?

Toblerone Chocolate, World-Famous, To Make A Big Change

Toblerone Chocolate, World-Famous, To Make A Big Change

Agence France-Presse | Friday June 24, 2022, Zurich

Toblerone will have to drop "Switzerland" from its packaging as the mountain-shaped chocolate will no longer be exclusively produced in its home country from 2023.

US Artistic Swimmer, Who Fainted In Solo Event, Forced Out Of Team

US Artistic Swimmer, Who Fainted In Solo Event, Forced Out Of Team

Agence France-Presse | Friday June 24, 2022, Budapest

US artistic swimmer Anita Alvarez, who was dramatically rescued from the bottom of the pool after fainting in her solo routine, was omitted from the team event on Friday at the request of governing body FINA.

Supreme Court Ruling On Abortion Attacks 'Essential Freedoms': Obama

Supreme Court Ruling On Abortion Attacks 'Essential Freedoms': Obama

Agence France-Presse | Friday June 24, 2022, Washington

Former US president Barack Obama slammed the decision by the Supreme Court to throw out the right to abortion in the United States on Friday, calling it an attack on "essential freedoms."

Abortion Right Ends In US As Supreme Court Turns Clock Back 50 Years

Abortion Right Ends In US As Supreme Court Turns Clock Back 50 Years

Agence France-Presse | Friday June 24, 2022, Washington

The US Supreme Court on Friday ended the right to abortion in a seismic ruling that shreds half a century of constitutional protections on one of the most divisive and bitterly fought issues in American political life.

Elon Musk's Transgender Daughter Granted Name Change To Cut Ties With Father

Elon Musk's Transgender Daughter Granted Name Change To Cut Ties With Father

Edited by Abhimanyu Kulkarni | Friday June 24, 2022, New Delhi

Elon Musks transgender child has been granted permission by the court to change her name in accordance with her new gender.

Ukraine Loses Key Town As Russia Claims 2,000 Ukrainian Troops Encircled

Ukraine Loses Key Town As Russia Claims 2,000 Ukrainian Troops Encircled

Reuters | Friday June 24, 2022, Kyiv

Ukraine said Russian forces had "fully occupied" a town south of the strategically important city of Lysychansk in the eastern Luhansk region as of Friday, and Moscow claimed it had encircled about 2,000 Ukrainian troops in the area.

"Support Talks Between Russia, Ukraine": BRICS Nations Say In Declaration

"Support Talks Between Russia, Ukraine": BRICS Nations Say In Declaration

Agence France-Presse | Friday June 24, 2022, Beijing

An influential group of emerging economies said they backed talks between Moscow and Kyiv, at the end of a two-day summit held against the backdrop of Russia's war on Ukraine.

Man Kills Wife, Holds Hand And Plays Her Favourite Song After: Report

Man Kills Wife, Holds Hand And Plays Her Favourite Song After: Report

Edited by Diksha Rani | Friday June 24, 2022

A man in Florida has been arrested and charged with murder after slitting the neck of his wife and playing music while holding her hand as she passed away, Newsweek reported.

"Shots That Killed Al Jazeera Journalist Came From Israeli Forces": UN

"Shots That Killed Al Jazeera Journalist Came From Israeli Forces": UN

Agence France-Presse | Friday June 24, 2022, Geneva

The United Nations said Friday information it had gathered showed that the shot that killed Al Jazeera TV journalist Shireen Abu Akleh on May 11 was fired by Israeli forces.

Commonwealth Nations Free To Chart Own Course: Prince Charles

Commonwealth Nations Free To Chart Own Course: Prince Charles

Agence France-Presse | Friday June 24, 2022, Kigali, Rwanda

Prince Charles told Commonwealth leaders Friday that the choice to become a republic or abandon the queen as head of state was "a matter for each member country to decide".

Rishi Sunak As UK PM? Take A Look At The Forecast

Rishi Sunak As UK PM? Take A Look At The Forecast

Written by Prannoy Roy | Friday June 24, 2022

It could be said that after hits and misses on both the US and UK elections, public faith in the accuracy of opinion polls has come to be severely tested.

Largest Female Python Ever Caught In Florida Weighs 215 Pounds: Report

Largest Female Python Ever Caught In Florida Weighs 215 Pounds: Report

Edited by Diksha Rani | Friday June 24, 2022

A team of researchers recently discovered the largest Burmese python ever captured in Florida while on her way to a meeting with a male snake. According to the researchers, her last meal was an entire white-tailed deer, BBC reported.

Elon Musk's Daughter Granted Name And Gender Change In California

Elon Musk's Daughter Granted Name And Gender Change In California

Edited by Diksha Rani | Friday June 24, 2022

The daughter of Elon Musk from his former wife has been in the news for a few months for changing her name and also for cutting ties with her biological father.

Acquitted Teen US Shooter Launches Video Game Centred On Shooting Targets

Acquitted Teen US Shooter Launches Video Game Centred On Shooting Targets

Agence France-Presse | Friday June 24, 2022, San Francisco

A US teen cleared in court after killing people amid unrest over police mistreatment of African-Americans unveiled Thursday a video game centered on shooting targets representing journalists.