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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.

In Major Setback, Boris Johnson's Party Loses 2 Parliamentary Bypolls

In Major Setback, Boris Johnson's Party Loses 2 Parliamentary Bypolls

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

Beleaguered British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered two crushing parliamentary by-election defeats on Friday, including in a southwest English seat previously held by his ruling Conservatives for over a century.

UK On Polio Alert: What You Need To Know About The Disease

UK On Polio Alert: What You Need To Know About The Disease

The Conversation | Friday June 24, 2022, Birmingham, UK

Poliomyelitis (polio) is a devastating disease that historically has caused paralysis and death around the world. It is caused by polioviruses, small RNA viruses that can damage cells in the nervous system.

"Bipartisan, Life-Saving": US Senate Passes Gun Control Bill After Decades

"Bipartisan, Life-Saving": US Senate Passes Gun Control Bill After Decades

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

US senators advanced a bipartisan bill late Thursday addressing the epidemic of gun violence convulsing the country, approving a narrow package of new firearms restrictions and billions of dollars in mental health and school security funding.

Chinese City Loses "Civilised" Status After Women Thrashed In Restaurant

Chinese City Loses "Civilised" Status After Women Thrashed In Restaurant

Asian News International | Friday June 24, 2022, Beijing

After a group of men assaultedfour women outside a restaurant in China recently, the Tangshan city has been stripped of its honorary "civilized" status.

4 Killed In Russian Cargo Plane Crash: Report

4 Killed In Russian Cargo Plane Crash: Report

Reuters | Friday June 24, 2022

An Ilyushin Il-76 military cargo plane crashed and caught fire while landing near Russia's western city of Ryazan on Friday, killing four of the nine people on board, the RIA news agency reported, citing local authorities.

Major Paper Crisis In Pak, Students May Not Get New Books In Next Session

Major Paper Crisis In Pak, Students May Not Get New Books In Next Session

Asian News International | Friday June 24, 2022, Islamabad

Pakistan paper association has warned that due to the paper crisis in the country, books will not be available to students in the new academic year starting August 2022.

Trump Wanted Justice Department To Back His Lie: US Panel On Capitol Riots

Trump Wanted Justice Department To Back His Lie: US Panel On Capitol Riots

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

Lawmakers investigating last year's attack on the US Capitol on Thursday laid out Donald Trump's "brazen" efforts to recruit the Justice Department into his scheme to overturn his 2020 election defeat to Joe Biden.

At EU Summit, Hungary Says West Must Stop Adding Sanctions On Russia

At EU Summit, Hungary Says West Must Stop Adding Sanctions On Russia

Reuters | Friday June 24, 2022, Brussels

The European Union should stop adding sanctions on Russia over its invasion of Ukraine and instead push for a ceasefire and the start of negotiations, a senior aide to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Thursday.

Amid Russian Invasion, Ukraine Gets European Union Candidate Status

Amid Russian Invasion, Ukraine Gets European Union Candidate Status

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

European Union leaders granted candidate status Thursday to Ukraine and Moldova in a strong show of support against Russia's invasion, as the United States said it was sending Kyiv more high-precision rocket systems.

US Sending Ukraine $450 Million More In Arms, Including Rocket Systems

US Sending Ukraine $450 Million More In Arms, Including Rocket Systems

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

The United States is sending a new batch of military assistance to Ukraine, the White House said Thursday, with the $450 million shipment including more rocket systems to use against Russian invasion forces.

Apple And Android Phones Hacked By Italian Spyware, Says Google

Apple And Android Phones Hacked By Italian Spyware, Says Google

Reuters | Thursday June 23, 2022, San Francisco

An Italian company's hacking tools were used to spy on Apple Inc and Android smartphones in Italy and Kazakhstan, Alphabet Inc's Google said in a report on Thursday.

Japan City Contactor, On Night Out, Loses Pen Drive With 4.6 Lakh Residents Data: Report

Japan City Contactor, On Night Out, Loses Pen Drive With 4.6 Lakh Residents Data: Report

Edited by Diksha Rani | Thursday June 23, 2022

After confessing that a contractor misplaced a USB drive with the personal information of 4,60,000 residents after a night out, a Japanese city has been left with more than just a headache, CBS News reported.

Americans Have Right To Carry Guns In Public: US Supreme Court

Americans Have Right To Carry Guns In Public: US Supreme Court

Agence France-Presse | Thursday June 23, 2022, Washington, United States

The US Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that Americans have a fundamental right to carry a handgun in public, a landmark decision with far-reaching implications for states and cities across the country struggling with a surge in gun violence.

Vladimir Putin Calls On BRICS To Cooperate, Defy West's "Selfish Actions"

Vladimir Putin Calls On BRICS To Cooperate, Defy West's "Selfish Actions"

Agence France-Presse | Thursday June 23, 2022, Moscow, Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called on the leaders of Brazil, India, China and South Africa to cooperate in the face of "selfish actions" from the West, as Moscow is pummelled by Western sanctions over Ukraine.