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Dangerous 227-kg World War II bomb defused in Pacific island Nauru

An “armed and dangerous” World War II bomb, weighing 227 kg, was dug up and defused on the Pacific island Nauru on Thursday.

Robbers with swords chased away by customer in UK; video surfaces

Three masked men with samurai swords who entered a store with the intention of robbery were chased away by a brave customer in UK’s Leeds.

Chinese consulate damaged in Russian attack on Ukraine’s Odesa

A building at the Chinese consulate in Ukraine’s Odesa was damaged in a Russian missile and drone attack, regional governor Oleh Kiper said on Thursday.

Wagner mercenaries train Belarus special forces near Polish border

Belarusian Defence Ministry on Thursday said that Wagner Group mercenaries have started training Belarusian special forces near the Polish border.

7-year-old Indian-origin Moksha Roy wins UK PM’s Points of Light award

Moksha Roy of Indian origin has been honoured with the British Prime Minister’s Points of Light award for her sustainability efforts.

US’ Phoenix exceeds 43°C for 19 days in a row, breaks record

The temperature of city of Phoenix in US’ Arizona on Tuesday exceeded 43°C for the 19th day in a row, breaking its all-time record of 18 straight days over 43°C.

Russia causing global food crisis with grain deal withdrawal: EU

European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell criticised Russia for pulling out of the UN-brokered deal that allowed Ukraine to export grain through the Black Sea.

Mystery over China’s missing foreign minister takes toll on country’s image

Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang has not been seen in public since late June. Qin’s disappearance is sudden and highly unusual. By all indications, this does not seem to be a health issue, or that health is not a major reason for his disappearance.

Swedish embassy set on fire in Baghdad over Quran burning

In a protest against planned burning of Quran in Sweden, the Swedish embassy in Iraq’s Baghdad was set on fire by hundreds of people.

Need skilled Indian workers to move to Germany: German minister

German Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Hubertus Heil, who is in India for the G-20 summit, said he wants to encourage skilled professionals from India to come to Germany.

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