Putin gives final approval to Ukraine annexation plan despite retreats

Russian President Vladimir Putin formalised the annexation of four Ukrainian regions on Wednesday despite major battlefield reversals in recent days shrinking the amount of seized territory Moscow controls. Russia has escalated its seven-month war with the annexation drive, a military mobilisation and warnings of a possible recourse to nuclear weapons to protect all of its مزید پڑھیں

Indian army pilot killed as ‘Cheetah helicopter’ crashes in Arunachal Pradesh

An Indian military helicopter crashed on Wednesday in the eastern Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, killing one pilot and injuring another, the army said. The cause of the crash is still unknown, the Indian army said in a statement. The incident took place in the Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh close to the border with مزید پڑھیں

Dozens killed in India after wedding party bus plunges into gorge

At least 25 people have been killed after a bus carrying wedding guests veered off the road and fell into a deep gorge in northern India, police said. According to international media, the vehicle was travelling along a treacherous mountain highway in Uttarakhand state’s Pauri Garhwal district on Tuesday evening when it careened over the مزید پڑھیں

US, S Korea conduct joint military exercises after North Korea launches missile

South Korean and US warplanes have conducted bombing drills in response to North Korea’s firing of a missile over Japan for the first time since 2017, South Korea’s military has said. According to international media, “With the participation of four South Korean Air Force F-15Ks and four US Air Force F-16 fighters, South Korea’s F-15K مزید پڑھیں

At least 15 killed in latest Ecuador prison riot

A clash between inmates armed with guns and knives inside the Latacunga prison in central Ecuador on Monday left at least 15 people dead and 20 injured, authorities said. According to international media, officials attributed the fighting to national and international drug trafficking groups which have turned the Andean nation’s prisons into the scene of مزید پڑھیں

North Korea fires ‘ballistic missile,’ Japan calls evacuation

North Korea has fired an intermediate-range ballistic missile over Japan, its neighbors said, escalating tests of weapons designed to strike key targets in regional US allies. According to international media, it is the most significant missile test by North Korea since January, when it fired the Hwasong-12 intermediate-range missile capable of reaching the US territory مزید پڑھیں

Indonesian govt orders police to identify, punish stadium disaster ‘perpetrators’ as anger mounts

Indonesia’s government called on the country’s police on Monday to identify and punish whoever was responsible for a stadium stampede that left 125 people dead, as anger mounted over one of the deadliest disasters in the history of football. The tragedy on Saturday night in the city of Malang also saw 323 people injured after مزید پڑھیں

Brazil vote goes to runoff as Bolsonaro finishes close second to Lula

Brazil’s top two presidential candidates will face each other in a runoff vote after neither got enough support to win outright on Sunday in an election to decide if the country returns a leftist to the helm of the world’s fourth-largest democracy or keeps the far-right incumbent in office. According to international media, with 98.8 مزید پڑھیں

‘Khalistan-“Muslim-Sikh Bhai Bhai slogans inscribed in Indian govt office

Secessionist group Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) have released raw footage of “Khalistan-Pakistan Zindabad” and “Muslim-Sikh Bhai Bhai” slogans inscribed at Divisional Forest Office Bathinda, a stronghold of Aam Admi Party (AAP). The walls of the government office were also painted with slogans “Hindustan Murdabad” and “Punjab Hul Khalistan” with the Khalistan Referendum Voting Process starting مزید پڑھیں