Finland has once again topped the World Happiness Report which was released this morning, and measures social support, income, health, freedom, generosity and the absence of corruption to determine a country's national happiness. Finland has topped the list for a sixth year in a row, followed by Denmark, Iceland, Israel, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, Luxembourg and New Zealand. According to the report, India ranks at 125th position out of 136 countries, making it one of the least happy countries in the world. It even lags behind its neighbouring nations like Nepal, China, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. At the very bottom of the list is Afghanistan at 137th position.
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On Monday, reports revealed that the French government will face a no-confidence, as MPs said they feared for their safety. According to reports, strike action has been intensified and police have banned demonstrators from parts of central Paris after Emmanuel Macron’s decision to push through an unpopular rise in the pension age without a parliament vote.
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Selena Gomez is the first woman to have 400 million followers on Instagram, making her history.She now has the third-highest number of followers on the network, after football stars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
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The International Criminal Court on Friday announced an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin on the war crime accusation of unlawfully deporting Ukrainian children. This is the first time that the global court has issued a warrant against a leader of one of the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council.
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This Day in History: , The War in Iraq Begins.
March 19, 2003.
In a televised address to the American people,
U.S. President George W. Bush announced the
beginning of a war that would end up lasting eight years.
48 hours earlier, the
U.S. had issued an ultimatum
to Iraqi dictator Saddam
Hussein to leave his country.
As justification for the war, Bush cited the
existence of weapons of mass destruction and
the country's support of terrorist groups.
The Hussein regime was toppled within
just a few weeks, but insurgents continued
a bloody guerrilla war against coalition forces.
In 2006, U.S. soldiers captured
Saddam Hussein while he was hiding in
a hole not far from his hometown.
He was tried, found guilty and executed
for crimes against the Iraqi people.
On December 15, 2011, the U.S. military
declared the end of its mission in Iraq.
Despite an extended investigation, U.N. inspectors
found no evidence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq
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