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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 […]

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Sri Lanka gets new President

Gotabaya Rajapaksa is the new president of Sri Lanka. Rajapaksa, 70, defeated Sajith Premadasa, 52, by more than 13 lakh votes, the Sri Lankan election commission announced. He succeeded President Maithripala Sirisena for a five-year term. After the blasts which happened on Easter this year in the country, the voters chose for a hardline president. […]

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Italy schools to teach climate change from next year

We all know the importance of nature, but how many actually do anything about it? Well, at least a few people are taking the initiative. From next year, Italian school students in every grade will be required to study climate change and sustainability, in an attempt to position the country as a world leader in […]

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Pakistani boy makes world record

People make all sorts of world record. And though the Spelling Bees and other bigger contests may see a lot of foreign faces from developed countries, Indian subcontinent is not that far behind. An 11-year-old boy from Pakistan made an entry into the Guinness Book of Records for a very unique skill. Aima’az was able […]

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Conquering mountains in 190 days

Nirmal Purja has created history by scaling the world’s 14 highest peaks in a record 190 days after he climbed Mt Shishapangma in China last week. The 36-year-old Nepali mountaineer, known as Nims, broke the previous record of a South Korean climber, Kim Chang-ho, who achieved the feat in 2003 to scale all the peaks […]

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Ghazala Hashmi is first Muslim woman in Virginia Senate

Indian-American Ghazala Hashmi, a former community college professor, created history by becoming the first Muslim woman to be elected to the Virginia State Senate. Four Indian Americans have won state and local elections held in the United States on Tuesday. Suhas Subramanyam, who served as the White House technology policy adviser to former President Barack […]

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First woman PM for Belgium

Sophie Wilmès has become the first woman prime minister of Belgium.  Belgium’s King Philippe named Sophie Wilmes as the interim prime minister on Sunday, creating history. The Liberal Francophone politician replaces caretaker Prime Minister Charles Michel, who will take over as European Council president in December. Wilmes, 44, takes up the role without a parliamentary […]