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Swedish households slash electricity use under high prices

Swedish households slash electricity use under high prices

4 days ago
Stockholm, Nov 30 (IANS) Swedish households slashed their electricity use in September and October, with consumption dropping by nearly a quarter in areas with the highest pri....
5 Palestinians killed in West Bank amid rising violence

5 Palestinians killed in West Bank amid rising violence

4 days ago
Ramallah, Nov 30 (IANS) Five Palestinians were killed in clashes with Israeli soldiers in four separate incidents in the West Bank, prompting condemnation and calls for stoppi....
Red Cross warns of deepening humanitarian needs in conflict zones

Red Cross warns of deepening humanitarian needs in conflict zones

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Geneva, Nov 30 (IANS) The civilian suffering caused by various conflicts across the world combined with a worsening climate emergency and rising food and energy prices will ma....
3 Indian-origin women among Australia's Superstars of STEM

3 Indian-origin women among Australia's Superstars of STEM

4 days ago
Melbourne, Nov 30 (IANS) Three Indian-origin women among 60 scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians have been selected as Australia's Superstars of STEM.
Libyan PM expresses readiness to hold polls

Libyan PM expresses readiness to hold polls

4 days ago
Tripoli, Nov 30 (IANS) Libyan Prime Minister Abdul-Hamed Dbeibah has expressed his government's readiness to hold general elections in the country, calling for local and inter....
IAEA to boost presence at all nuke plants in Ukraine

IAEA to boost presence at all nuke plants in Ukraine

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Vienna, Nov 30 (IANS) The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will strengthen its presence at all the nuclear power plants in Ukraine, the Vienna-based UN watchdog's Dir....
UN envoy warns of dangerous escalation in Syria

UN envoy warns of dangerous escalation in Syria

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United Nations, Nov 30 (IANS) UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen has warned of a dangerous escalation in the war-torn Arab nation.
US far-right group members found guilty of seditious conspiracy in Capitol riot

US far-right group members found guilty of seditious conspiracy in Capitol riot

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Washington, Nov 30 (IANS) Stewart Rhodes, founder of the US far-right group Oath Keepers, and his associate Kelly Meggs were found guilty by a jury of seditious conspiracy and....
Biden meets top Congressional lawmakers on lame-duck session

Biden meets top Congressional lawmakers on lame-duck session

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Washington, Nov 30 (IANS) US President Joe Biden met top congressional lawmakers to discuss the agenda on the lame-duck session on Capitol Hill.
Most foreigners in Canada stay in province that give them study permit: Report

Most foreigners in Canada stay in province that give them study permit: Report

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Toronto, Nov 30 (IANS) Foreign students in Canada, which includes a sizeable chunk of Indians, tend to remain in the province which gave them study permit, for their next peri....
China's traditional tea-making enters Unesco cultural heritage list

China's traditional tea-making enters Unesco cultural heritage list

5 days ago
Rabat, Nov 30 (IANS) China's traditional tea-making was added to Unesco's intangible cultural heritage list.
China plans crackdown after Covid protests

China plans crackdown after Covid protests

5 days ago
Beijing, Nov 30 (IANS) China's top security agency has called for a crackdown on "hostile forces" after rare protests against the government strict zero-Covid policy broke out....
Suicide blast in Quetta kills 2

Suicide blast in Quetta kills 2

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Quetta, Nov 30 (IANS) At least two people were killed and 24 others, including 20 police personnel, injured in a suicide blast targeting a police truck in Pakistan's Quetta ci....
40,000 kids in SL may suffer from malnutrition in coming months: Minister

40,000 kids in SL may suffer from malnutrition in coming months: Minister

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Colombo, Nov 30 (IANS) As Sri Lanka is still reeling from an unprecedented financial crisis, nearly 40,000 children are likely to suffer from malnutrition in the coming months....
Russia to lose 100,000 servicemen by year end: Zelenksy

Russia to lose 100,000 servicemen by year end: Zelenksy

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Kiev, Nov 30 (IANS) Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky believes that Russia will lose at least 100,000 servicemen by the end of this year as Moscow's continues its invasio....
India to take over UNSC presidency at time of acute crisis

India to take over UNSC presidency at time of acute crisis

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United Nations, Nov 30 (IANS) India will take over the presidency of the Security Council on Thursday at a time of an acute international crisis that will call upon its diplom....
German inflation slips back to 10% in Nov

German inflation slips back to 10% in Nov

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Berlin, Nov 30 (IANS) The annual inflation rate in Germany, Europe's largest economy, declined slightly to 10 per cent in November, according to preliminary figures published ....
10 terrorists killed in Pak military operation

10 terrorists killed in Pak military operation

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Islamabad, Nov 30 (IANS) At least 10 terrorists were killed in an intelligence-based military operation in Pakistan's Balochistan province, the military said in a statement on....
Ex-Australian PM censured in Parliament over secret portfolios

Ex-Australian PM censured in Parliament over secret portfolios

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Canberra, Nov 30 (IANS) Former Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison was on Wednesday officially censured by Parliament for secretly appointing himself to five ministerial ....
Putin is failing in his brutal war of aggression: NATO chief

Putin is failing in his brutal war of aggression: NATO chief

5 days ago
Bucharest, Nov 30 (IANS) NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that Russian President Vladimir Putin is "failing in his brutal war of aggression" in Ukraine and is "res....
Ukraine's 'surrender hotline' for Russian soldiers gets 100 enquiries a day

Ukraine's 'surrender hotline' for Russian soldiers gets 100 enquiries a day

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Kiev, Nov 30 (IANS) A scheme set up by the Ukraine government which under which Russian soldiers can call a hotline or enter details through messenger apps if they want to sur....
US and S.Korea to co-host 'Summit for Democracy' next March

US and S.Korea to co-host 'Summit for Democracy' next March

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Seoul, Nov 30 (IANS) South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol and US President Joe Biden will co-host the second Summit for Democracy from March 29-30, 2023, to discuss building m....
'US working to improve early warning system against N.Korean missile launches'

'US working to improve early warning system against N.Korean missile launches'

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Washington, Nov 30 (IANS) The US is working to further improve its missile warning system, the commander of US Space Command has said, following a barrage of North Korean miss....
Europe's industry undergoing 'historic transformation': German minister

Europe's industry undergoing 'historic transformation': German minister

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Berlin, Nov 30 (IANS) The industrial landscape in Germany and the European Union (EU) is undergoing a "historic transformation", Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Acti....
UN welcomes first shipment of blocked Russian fertiliser

UN welcomes first shipment of blocked Russian fertiliser

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United Nations, Nov 30 (IANS) The United Nations welcomes the first shipment of Russian-made fertiliser previously stranded in European ports and warehouses, said a UN spokesm....
UNGA Prez stresses on importance of bringing hope to Palestinians

UNGA Prez stresses on importance of bringing hope to Palestinians

5 days ago
United Nations, Nov 30 (IANS) UN General Assembly President Csaba Korosi has stressed on the importance of bringing hope to Palestinians, especially the young generation.
3.6 bn people face inadequate access to water: WMO

3.6 bn people face inadequate access to water: WMO

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Geneva, Nov 30 (IANS) Around 3.6 billion people currently face inadequate access to water at least a month per year, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said in its St....
Indian expat stuck in Bahrain returns home

Indian expat stuck in Bahrain returns home

5 days ago
Manama (Bahrain), Nov 29 (IANS) An Indian poultry farm worker, who was stuck in Bahrain due to a massive wage-cut since the Covid pandemic, finally returned home with the help....
Tanks on streets of China rekindles fears of Tiananmen Square

Tanks on streets of China rekindles fears of Tiananmen Square

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London, Nov 29 (IANS) Several military tanks have rolled through the streets of China as Chinese officials ramp up their crackdown against demonstrators who are protesting aga....
China's censors try to wipe images of blank sheets of white paper used by protesters

China's censors try to wipe images of blank sheets of white paper used by protesters

5 days ago
London, Nov 29 (IANS) China's censors have been overwhelmed as they try to wipe images of blank sheets of white paper used by protesters in a growing number of demonstrations ....
Pakistan holds talks with Afghanistan after TTP calls off ceasefire

Pakistan holds talks with Afghanistan after TTP calls off ceasefire

5 days ago
Islamabad, Nov 29 (IANS) A high-level delegation headed by Pakistan Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar is in Kabul to hold talks with Afghanistan's Foreig....
Shanghai Disneyland suspends operations

Shanghai Disneyland suspends operations

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Shanghai, Nov 29 (IANS) Shanghai Disneyland will be temporarily closed starting from Tuesday in order to follow the requirement of pandemic prevention and control, according t....
Luxury cruise ship arrives in Colombo with 2,000 tourists

Luxury cruise ship arrives in Colombo with 2,000 tourists

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Colombo, Nov 29 (IANS) A super luxury cruise ship arrived at the Colombo Port on Tuesday carrying over 2,000 tourists, the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) said.
Chinese universities send students home after protests

Chinese universities send students home after protests

5 days ago
Beijing, Nov 29 (IANS) In the wake of the recent protests, Chinese authorities have ordered university students to leave campus and go back to their hometowns, the media reported.
Australia's densely populated states to see above normal bushfire potential in summer

Australia's densely populated states to see above normal bushfire potential in summer

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Canberra, Nov 29 (IANS) Two of Australia's top three populated states, New South Wales (NSW) and Queensland, have to face above-normal fire potential in summer, a new report w....
57% of Gaza's population suffers from food insecurity

57% of Gaza's population suffers from food insecurity

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Gaza, Nov 29 (IANS) Palestinian authorities said that 57 per cent of the Gaza Strip population suffers from food insecurity due to an Israeli blockade imposed on the coastal e....
'Progress in HIV care for kids, pregnant women nearly flat over past 3 yrs'

'Progress in HIV care for kids, pregnant women nearly flat over past 3 yrs'

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United Nations, Nov 29 (IANS) Ahead of World Aids Day on December 1, the Unicef warned that progress in HIV prevention and treatment for children, adolescents, and pregnant wo....
Swedish nuke reactor to be taken off-grid for repairs

Swedish nuke reactor to be taken off-grid for repairs

5 days ago
Stockholm, Nov 29 (IANS) The largest nuclear reactor in Sweden will be taken off-grid next week for repairs, as electricity prices soar during the winter season.
US weekly flu hospitalisations hit record high since 2010

US weekly flu hospitalisations hit record high since 2010

5 days ago
Washington, Nov 29 (IANS) Over 11,200 patients in the US were hospitalized with flu, the highest since 2010, according to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and ....
Indian worker in Singapore dies after falling into sea

Indian worker in Singapore dies after falling into sea

5 days ago
Singapore, Nov 29 (IANS) A 41-year-old Indian national died after he fell into the sea off Jurong Island in Singapore, which has reported a record number of workplace deaths t....