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Chinese Balloon In US Airspace: 4 Things To Know

Chinese Balloon In US Airspace: 4 Things To Know

Reuters | Wednesday February 08, 2023, Shanghai

The U.S. shooting down of what Washington says was a Chinese spy balloon and Beijing says was a civilian scientific vessel accidentally blown off course has fuelled widespread questions, including about the balloon itself.

China Offers Emergency Aid Of $4.4 Million To Syria After Quake

China Offers Emergency Aid Of $4.4 Million To Syria After Quake

Reuters | Wednesday February 08, 2023, Beijing

China will offer emergency humanitarian aid of 30 million yuan ($4.4 million) to earthquake-hit Syria, its foreign ministry spokesperson, Mao Ning, told a regular news briefing on Wednesday.

Ukraine's Zelensky Visits London, Secures More Arms Against Russia

Ukraine's Zelensky Visits London, Secures More Arms Against Russia

Reuters | Wednesday February 08, 2023, London

Britain announced an immediate surge of military deliveries to Ukraine to help it fend off an intensifying Russian offensive and pledged to train its pilots as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky met Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

What We Know About The Turkey And Syria Earthquake So Far

What We Know About The Turkey And Syria Earthquake So Far

Agence France-Presse | Wednesday February 08, 2023, Paris

A strong earthquake struck southeastern Turkey and neighbouring Syria in the early hours of Monday, devastating cities and killing and injuring thousands.

Watch: India's Rescue Efforts Near Collapsed Building In Quake-Hit Turkey

Watch: India's Rescue Efforts Near Collapsed Building In Quake-Hit Turkey

Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Wednesday February 08, 2023

The Indian rescue operations are being carried out in Turkey and Syria under 'Operation Dost'.

5 Pics Of Massive Turkey-Syria Quake That Killed Over 11,200

5 Pics Of Massive Turkey-Syria Quake That Killed Over 11,200

Agence France-Presse | Wednesday February 08, 2023, Antakya, Turkey

Heartrending scenes of a newborn plucked alive from the rubble and a broken father clutching his dead daughter's hand have laid bare the human cost of the earthquake in Syria and Turkey that by Wednesday had claimed over 11,200 lives.

China Has More Ballistic Missile Launchers Than US, Military Tells Congress

China Has More Ballistic Missile Launchers Than US, Military Tells Congress

Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Wednesday February 08, 2023

The situation has been highlighted by a letter written by a top US military official, which said China has more ICBM launchers than US.

Ukraine's Zelensky To Meet Rishi Sunak On His 1st UK Visit Since Invasion

Ukraine's Zelensky To Meet Rishi Sunak On His 1st UK Visit Since Invasion

Reuters | Wednesday February 08, 2023, London

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy will visit Britain on Wednesday to meet Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, Sunak's office said.

China Reacts After Joe Biden Slams Beijing Over Suspected Spy Balloon

China Reacts After Joe Biden Slams Beijing Over Suspected Spy Balloon

Agence France-Presse | Wednesday February 08, 2023, Beijing

China said Wednesday it would "firmly defend" its interests and urged the United States to work on repairing relations, after President Joe Biden took aim at Beijing.

4th Indian Air Force Plane Lands In Earthquake-Hit Turkey With Medical Team

4th Indian Air Force Plane Lands In Earthquake-Hit Turkey With Medical Team

Asian News International | Wednesday February 08, 2023, New Delhi

A fourth C17 plane of the Indian Air Force carrying relief assistance for Turkey's earthquake victims landed in Adana today. The plane landed at 4.30 IST (local time).

"Ready To Make Unpopular Decisions For Nation's Sake": Lankan President

"Ready To Make Unpopular Decisions For Nation's Sake": Lankan President

Press Trust of India | Wednesday February 08, 2023, Colombo

Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Wednesday that he will go ahead with the devolution of powers within a united Sri Lanka and continue with his unpopular decisions to ensure that the bankrupt country recovered from the economic crisis

Iran Unveils Underground Air Force Base Codenamed 'Eagle 44'

Iran Unveils Underground Air Force Base Codenamed 'Eagle 44'

Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Wednesday February 08, 2023

The "Eagle 44" base is capable of storing and operating fighter jets and drones, Iran's official news agency IRNA said.

Australia To Remove Chinese Cameras From War Memorial Over 'Spying': Report

Australia To Remove Chinese Cameras From War Memorial Over 'Spying': Report

Reuters | Wednesday February 08, 2023, Sydney

Australia's national war memorial will remove several Chinese-made security cameras installed on the premises because officials are concerned they could be used for spying, local media reported on Wednesday.

"Smooch Of Union": Jill Biden Kisses Kamala Harris's Husband At Key Event

"Smooch Of Union": Jill Biden Kisses Kamala Harris's Husband At Key Event

Agence France-Presse | Wednesday February 08, 2023, Washington

For a surreal moment -- just as Joe Biden prepared to deliver his State of the Union speech -- his wife Jill Biden stole the show by appearing to plant a kiss smack on the lips of the vice president's husband.

Meta Asks Many Managers To Become "Individual Contributors" Or Leave

Meta Asks Many Managers To Become "Individual Contributors" Or Leave

Sarah Frier and Kurt Wagner | Wednesday February 08, 2023

Meta Platforms Inc. is asking many of its managers and directors to transition to individual contributor jobs or leave the company as it tries to become more efficient, according to people familiar with the matter.