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Russia Arrests US Citizen On Espionage Charges: Report

A Moscow court has arrested U.S. citizen of Russian origin Gene Spector on suspicion of espionage, Russian news agencies reported on Thursday. Read report.

Over 15 Million People Suffer From Food Insecurity In Afghanistan: Report

Amid the ongoing economic and humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, 15.5 million people in the country are suffering from severe food insecurity, Tolo News reported citing a report by the International Federation of Red Cross. Read report.

China’s Evergrande Group Files For Bankruptcy In US

Embattled Chinese property giant Evergrande Group filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States on Thursday, court documents showed, a measure that protects its US assets while it efforts a restructuring deal. Read report.

Man Jumps Off Eiffel Tower With A Parachute, Arrested

A man was arrested in Paris on Thursday after jumping off the Eiffel Tower with a parachute, police and the monument’s operator said. Read report.

India signs MoU with Trinidad and Tobago for sharing ‘India Stack’

India, Trinidad and Tobago have signed an MOU for sharing of ‘India Stack’ — a collection of open application programming interface and digital public goods that aim to facilitate identity, data, and payment services on a large scale. Read report.

Google Is Developing An AI Assistant That Offers Life Advice: Report

Google is developing an ambitious new tool that could turn AI into a personal life coach. Read report.

Where Summer Heat Hits Hard: Middle East And North Africa

Climate change has impacted the Middle East and North Africa where summer is already very hot. Read report.

New Snake Species Found In Peru Named After Harrison Ford

Scientists working in Peru have named a new species of snake after Harrison Ford in honor of the “Indiana Jones” actor’s support for conservation work. Read report.

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