Jacinda Ardern receives New Zealand top honour for leadership during Covid and mosque attack; Iran announces plan to form joint Naval Force with Saudi Arabia, UAE, Oman and others; Russia-Ukraine War: Russia claims to repel major Ukrainian attack; Pentagon releases video of a Chinese warship attempting to accost a US destroyer.
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Iranian media reported that the commander of Iran’s navy has announced that the country would form a joint naval alliance with several Middle Eastern nations, including Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, and Iraq. Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Shahram Irani made the announcement in a televised program Friday night. He also said it would include India and Pakistan.
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At least six people have been hospitalised, three with gunshot wounds, after Israeli forces opened fire on stone-throwing Palestinian youth during a raid by Israel into the Palestinian city of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank. A witness said that a large Israeli military convoy arrived in downtown Ramallah early on Thursday leading hundreds of Palestinians to gather in the area. Israeli forces said to be on an operation to demolish a home in Ramallah, fired live bullets, stun grenades and tear gas at the crowd of Palestinian youths who hurled stones.
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The Cuban and US governments have both denied a media report saying Havana and Beijing agreed to establish a Chinese electronic eavesdropping facility in Cuba, some 160 kilometers south of Florida. A spy base with such proximity to several US military bases in the southeastern region of the country would have allowed Beijing to collect electronic communications and monitor ship traffic. The report about this secretive spying base was published in the Wall Street Journal. The report mentioned that the agreement was also reached in-principle in exchange for "several billion dollars" for the cash-strapped Latin American country. Quoting unnamed US officials familiar with “highly classified intelligence”, the article said the proposed base would allow China to conduct “signals intelligence”, a kind of espionage that would allow it to intercept emails, phone calls and other data from the US. The Journal reported the facility would allow Beijing to gather electronic communications from the southeastern US, which houses many US military bases, as well as monitor ship traffic. The US Central Command headquarters is based in Tampa. Fort Liberty, formerly Fort Bragg, the largest US military base, is in North Carolina.
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Controversies never seem to end for the film ‘Adipurush’. In the latest, Kriti Sanon, Prabhas and director Om Raut visited the Tirupati temple to seek blessings ahead of their film’s release. And a video of the actress and Raut has surfaced on social media which showed the two exchanging a peck on the cheeks before leaving the temple premises. Priest and politicians have reacted to the same.Watch the video to know the details.
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After 2016, El Nino is back in the Pacific Ocean, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), USA, declared on Thursday that the weather-changing El Nino that packs the power to blunt the Atlantic hurricane season has begun. El Nino, which in Spanish means little boy, is a climate pattern that develops along the equatorial Pacific Ocean after an interval of a few years ranging between 2 and 7 years. Globally, El Nino has been often associated with severe heatwaves, floods and droughts in the past. Sea surface temperatures across the equatorial Pacific Ocean have risen 0.5C (0.9F) above normal and wind patterns have changed to the point where El Nino criteria have been met, the US Climate Prediction Center said Thursday.
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'Zombie Drug' wreaks havoc in USA as users get raw wounds on skin; Turkey-Syria death toll crosses 50,000 as fresh quakes hit the country; India abstains from voting in UN on a resolution for lasting..