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Why are the US and Iran fighting? 

Relations between the US and Iran have never been too friendly but the recent events could lead to a new low in the ongoing tussle. Recently, Iran launched missile attacks on two US military bases in Iraq. On the other hand, the US has imposed more sanctions on Iran. But that’s not the whole story. […]

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Amazon to open shelter for homeless in its Headquarter 

Sharing and caring is the spirit of humanity, and while we all know this, seldom this principle is followed. However, there are few who think for the underprivileged. Amazon is building a homeless shelter inside its downtown Seattle headquarters. Eight floors of an upcoming office building will be home to the Mary’s Place Family Center […]

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US President Donald Trump impeached

The House of Representatives voted to impeach US President Donald Trump for misuse of power. The 45th president of the United States, Trump is only the third president to be impeached. Andrew Johnson in 1868 and Bill Clinton in 1998 were both impeached, while Richard Nixon resigned before he could be impeached in 1974. The […]

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Bougainville is the newest country yet?

There may be a new country on the world map, and its name is Bougainville. The Autonomous Region of Bougainville, a chain of islands that lie 959 kilometres northwest of Papua New Guinea’s capital, Port Moresby, has voted for independence. After the voting, it was found that 97.7% of voters chose independence from Papua New […]

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Parvez Musharraf gets death penalty

It has never happened in the history of Pakistan, till now. A former military ruler has been given death penalty for putting military rule in the country unconstitutionally. A three-member bench of the special court of Pakistan, headed by the Peshawar High Court Chief Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth with Justice Nazar Akbar of the Sindh […]

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Finland: Sanna Marin and her women-dominated cabinet

Finland’s transportation minister became the world’s youngest prime minister this week when she won a vote among Social Democrat lawmakers. She replaced outgoing Prime Minister Antti Rinne. But that’s not all.  Marin will lead a coalition government with four other female leaders, who will form the top layer of her newly formed cabinet dominated by […]

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Active volcano: New Zealand is not the only country

At least five people lost their lives and eight are still missing when an active volcano in New Zealand erupted suddenly. These people, 34 of whom have survived but still being treated for burns, were on a visit to White Island for sightseeing.  The New Zealand government has already started a probe into the accident […]

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Terror-related attack on London Bridge

Two people were killed and three injured when a man attacked them on London bridge last week. The attack has been called terror-related. Islamic State (Daesh) took responsibility of the attack. The attacker was identified as 28-year-old Usman Khan. He was sentenced to prison time for six years in 2012 for terror charges and was […]

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Venice is flooded

If you’re planning for a Venician holiday, this is not the right time. The city has seen three deluges in one week and is still flooded. The scenes at famous St. Mark’s Square were miserable. Tourists were seen in high rubber boots carrying their luggage around, and many wanted to leave the city ASAP. The […]

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Sir David Attenborough gets Indian Peace Prize

Sir David Attenborough will be honoured with the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for 2019. He’s a renowned naturalist and broadcaster who started his career with the BBC. The prize, installed in 1986, is awarded by Indira Gandhi Trust to individuals or organisations for promoting peace and well-being in the world. His […]