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Era of global boiling has come: UN after July recorded as hottest month
After scientists said July was the world’s hottest month on record, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the era of global warming has ended and the era of global boiling has arrived. “Climate change is here.
Niger Prez vows to save democracy after being overthrown in coup
Niger’s President Mohamed Bazoum took to social media on Thursday and vowed to protect “hard-won” democratic gains a day after the military announced a coup on national TV.
Russia vows free grain to 6 Africa nations amid Black Sea deal row
Russian President Vladimir Putin said the country will provide up to 50,000 tons of grain for free to six African countries, namely Burkina Faso, Zimbabwe, Mali, Somalia, Central African Republic and Eritrea.
China issues Stapled visas to athletes from Arunachal Pradesh in India
China’s decision to give stapled visas to the athletes is a reversion to its actions in 2011-2013, when it issued stapled visas to Indians from Jammu Kashmir (then including Ladakh) and Arunachal Pradesh rather than regular stamped or sticker visas.
Iranian chess player who removed hijab granted Spanish citizenship
An Iranian chess player who moved to Spain in January after an arrest warrant was issued against her for competing in two championships without a hijab has been granted Spanish citizenship.
US family makes $7 mn via state recycling scheme, accused of fraud
A family has been charged with fraud for pocketing $7.6 million by exploiting California’s recycling scheme Over an eight-month period.
IMF raises India’s FY24 GDP growth forecast by 20 basis points to 6.1%
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday raised the FY24 economic growth forecast for India by 20 basis points to 6.1 per cent, citing the country’s stronger-than-expected growth momentum in the March quarter of FY23.
Chinese man swims 10 hrs to Taiwan for freedom, gets stung by bee
A Chinese man in his 40s allegedly swam nearly 10 hours from Fujian province to Taiwan’s Matsu Islands to ‘seek freedom’.
Cargo ship carrying 3,000 cars catches fire off Dutch coast, 1 Indian crew member dead
A cargo ship carrying 3,000 cars caught fire off the Dutch coast, killing one Indian crew member and injuring at least 20 others.