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Iran executes 5 men convicted of gang rape

Published on Aug 09, 2023 02:31 PM IST

The men, who were arrested four days after the gang rape in East Azerbaijan province, were implicated in other crimes, Mizan said without elaborating.

Last month, Iran executed three men who were convicted of raping women. (Representative image)

Epic recreation of infamous Montgomery Alabama brawl goes viral: Watch

The video even perfectly recreated the moment a 16-year-old boy swam across the river to defend a dock worker who had been attacked by a group of people

The video recreates the fight with perfect attention to detail (@naima/X)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 01:57 PM IST
BySumanti Sen

Russia claims to shoot down two Ukrainian drones near Moscow

One was shot down near Domodedovo, where one of Russia's biggest international airports is located, and another near the Minsk motorway.

Firefighters work at a damaged property, following a Russian drone attack. (via REUTERS)
Published on Aug 09, 2023 01:44 PM IST
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More than 40% of Japanese women may never have children

Birthrates are a critical issue for Japan and other countries with rapidly aging populations.

After peaking in 2008, Japan’s population has since shrunk steadily due to a declining birthrate. (AFP)
Published on Aug 09, 2023 01:35 PM IST
Bloomberg |

Why 'grey divorces’ are on the rise in US and how they may be prevented

A research by Brown and I-Fen Lin has found that the divorce rate for those over 50 years of age in the US has been steadily increasing

Grey divorce involves separation between people who are 50 years of age, or above (Pixabay)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 12:00 PM IST
BySumanti Sen

Britain First leader Paul Golding mocks mom’s video of son “identifying as cat”

Far-right leader Paul Golding expressed disdain for human-animal identity after a viral video of a boy identifying as a cat.

Mom’s viral video of son who thinks he’s a cat triggers backlash (Twitter/ GreenBagOG )
Published on Aug 09, 2023 11:10 AM IST

Florida homeowners blasted after owl found drowning in pool, rescuer disagrees

The president of the Strong Island Animal Rescue League, Frankie Floridia, fished the owl out of a pool in the backyard of a house

Homeowners in Florida have come under fire after an owl was found drowning in their pool, before being rescued (Strong Island Animal Rescue League/Facebook)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 11:10 AM IST
BySumanti Sen

Taiwan reports second large-scale Chinese incursion into its air defense zone

Taiwan's defence ministry said that starting at around 9 a.m. (0100 GMT), it detected a total of 25 Chinese aircraft engaging in operations out at sea.

Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) aircraft fly over the 68-nautical-mile scenic spot, one of mainland China's closest points to the island of Taiwan, in Pingtan island.(Reuters)
Published on Aug 09, 2023 10:50 AM IST
Reuters |

Japan, South Korea issue warnings as storm Khanun moves north

In South Korea, where Khanun was expected to make landfall Thursday, nearly 80 flights at 10 airports and dozens of ferry services were suspended

Satellite image released by NASA on Tuesday shows Tropical Storm Khanun, looming over Japan's southwestern islands. Khanun has taken an unusual, meandering path around Japan's southwestern islands for more than a week, dumping heavy rain, knocking out power to thousands of homes and disrupting flights and train services. (NASA Worldview, Earth Observing System Data and Information System)(AP)
Published on Aug 09, 2023 10:49 AM IST
AFP | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao

Royal website's 'royal' blunder? Real reason why Prince Harry ‘lost’ his title

Prince Harry's official title on the Royal Family website has been updated to remove 'His Royal Highness'.

(File) Britain's Prince William and Prince Harry captured together(AP)
Published on Aug 09, 2023 10:38 AM IST

Here's Prince Harry's message to Japan as he arrives at Tokyo airport

Footage shows Prince Harry walking through the terminal alongside Argentinian polo player Nacho Figueras

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex walks outside the Rolls Building of the High Court in London, Britain June 7, 2023 (REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo)(REUTERS)
Published on Aug 09, 2023 10:34 AM IST
BySumanti Sen

Beijing rain: 33 dead, 18 still missing after record downpours

Officials said Wednesday that 33 had died in Beijing, mainly by flooding and buildings collapsing, almost three times the figure given by officials last week.

Deadly rains that pummelled China's capital in recent days were the heaviest since records began 140 years ago, Beijing's weather service said on August 2, as a massive cleanup operation began. (AFP)
Published on Aug 09, 2023 10:24 AM IST
AFP | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao

Now, even the Pope warns against potential dangers of artificial intelligence

Pope Francis: Back in 2015, Pope Francis acknowledged being "a disaster" with technology.

Pope Francis on Artificial Intelligence: Pope Francis attends a press conference in Lisbon.(Reuters)
Published on Aug 09, 2023 09:57 AM IST
Reuters |

Canadian MP Melissa Lantsman backs plea seeking recognition of ‘Hinduphobia’

Vijay Jain, a resident of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) town of Brampton, initiated the petition on July 19 amid a series of cases of desecration of Hindu temples

The petition was moved days after signage at Brampton’s Shri Bhagavad Gita Park was vandalised on July 14. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 09:54 AM IST

Google Doodle celebrates Singapore National Day 2023 featuring Clarke Quay

Singapore National Day 2023: Singapore achieved its independence from the Federation of Malaysia, establishing itself as a sovereign nation.

Google doodle celebrates Singapore National Day 2023.
Published on Aug 09, 2023 09:48 AM IST

NYC doctor accused of drugging and videotaping sexual assaults on patients

NYC doctor charged with raping and assaulting women, some of whom were his patients; videos of the attacks found.

NYC Gastroenterologist faces multiple charges, including patient assaults and rape (Photo by SAID KHATIB / AFP)(AFP)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 09:43 AM IST

Norway to fine Meta nearly $100,000 a day. Here's why

The Norwegian watchdog, Datatilsynet, said Meta would be fined one million kroner ($97,000) per day, starting August 14.

The logo of Meta Platforms' business group is seen in Brussels, Belgium. (Reuters)
Published on Aug 09, 2023 09:18 AM IST

Nagasaki Day: 78th anniversary of US atomic bombing today. All you need to know

Japan PM Kishida offered condolences to victims of the devastating attack saying that we will continue our efforts to realize a world free of nuclear weapons.

In this August 9, 1945 file photo, a mushroom cloud rises moments after the atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, southern Japan. (AP File Photo)
Published on Aug 09, 2023 09:11 AM IST

Ohio voters reject GOP measure to make constitutional amendments harder

Ohio voters defeat Republican-backed measure to make it harder to amend the state's constitution, seen as preemptive strike against abortion rights initiative.

FILE PHOTO: An abortion rights protester holds a sign to keep abortion safe in Ohio at a rally in Columbus, Ohio, after the United States Supreme Court ruled in the Dobbs v Women's Health Organization abortion case, overturning the landmark Roe v Wade abortion decision, June 24, 2022. REUTERS/Megan Jelinger/File Photo(REUTERS)
Published on Aug 09, 2023 08:45 AM IST

When Prince William faced relationship troubles with Kate he met this royal

The couple began dating as students while at St Andrews University, and briefly split some years later in 2007.

Kate Middleton Prince William: Britain's Kate, Princess of Wales, and Prince William, Prince of Wales, in London.(AP)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 09:04 AM IST

China reports deflation for first time since 2021: What this means

China is experiencing a rare period of falling prices as consumer and business demand weakens after an initial burst in the first quarter.

Chinese President Xi Jinping(AFP)
Published on Aug 09, 2023 07:28 AM IST

Otoniel, Colombia's most-wanted drug lord, gets 45 years in jail in US

On Tuesday, Dairo Antonio Úsuga said he was “accepting responsibility for the crimes that I have committed”.

Dairo Antonio Úsuga, one of the world's most dangerous drug lords. (AP)
Published on Aug 09, 2023 07:21 AM IST
AP |

Asia’s richest man sells luxury condo in Manhattan’s West Village for $9M

Mukesh Ambani, Reliance Industries’ boss, dumps his NYC condo for $9M

FILE PHOTO: Mukesh Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Industries, waves on the red carpet during the second day of the opening of Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre (NMACC) at Jio World Centre, in Mumbai, India, April 1, 2023. REUTERS/Niharika Kulkarni/File Photo(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 07:51 AM IST

Rex Heuermann’s adult children hire attorney as they live ‘in a horror show'

“They’re constantly… having to reevaluate what is happening to them, almost in real-time,” the children's attorney said

Rex Heuermann, the architect accused of murdering at least three women near Long Island’s Gilgo Beach, appears before Judge Timothy P. Mazzei in Suffolk County Court, Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2023, in Riverhead, N.Y (James Carbone/Newsday via AP, Pool)(AP)
Published on Aug 09, 2023 07:17 AM IST
BySumanti Sen

For shooting a Grammy artist, Canadian rapper sentenced to 10 years in prison

In 2020, both the artists got embroiled in a heated argument which led to the shooting.

Convicted artist Tory Lanez (L). Hip-hop artist Megan Thee Stallion (R)(AP)
Published on Aug 09, 2023 07:14 AM IST
Reuters |

Magnitude 5.4 earthquake strikes Mindanao in Philippines region

The quake was at a depth of 10 kilometers (6.21 miles), GFZ said.

The quake was at a depth of 10 kilometers (6.21 miles), GFZ said.(Representational)
Published on Aug 09, 2023 07:09 AM IST
Reuters |

Montgomery Alabama brawl: 3 men face assault charges after attack on dock worker

The men were charged by the Montgomery Police Department with a misdemeanour, escaping riot and hate-crime charges

The battle began after a group of boaters attacked a Montgomery Riverfront dock worker, according to witnesses (@_dreadadon/X)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 06:43 AM IST
BySumanti Sen

UK heads for five years of lost growth, failure of ‘leveling up’: Report

Gross domestic output is unlikely to return to its pre-pandemic level before 2024, according to forecasts.

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak(AP)
Published on Aug 09, 2023 06:17 AM IST
Bloomberg |

President Biden knows who brought cocaine into West Wing, report claims

Report claims Joe Biden knows the identity of the person who brought cocaine into West Wing.

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on his administration's conservation efforts on the day he signs a proclamation establishing the Baaj Nwaavjo I'tah Kukveni – Ancestral Footprints of the Grand Canyon National Monument, at the Historic Red Butte Airfied in Tusayan, Arizona, U.S., August 8, 2023. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 07:15 AM IST

Hit by migrant influx, US state Massachusetts declares emergency

According to governor Maura Healey, there are nearly 5,600 families or more than 20,000 people – many of them migrants -- currently living in state shelters.

Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey declares a state of emergency Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2023 in Boston, citing the influx of migrants to the state in need of shelter. Healey said there are nearly 5,600 families or more than 20,000 individuals – many of whom are migrants -- currently living in state shelter across Massachusetts. That's up from around 3,100 families a year ago, about an 80 percent increase. (AP Photo/Steve LeBlanc)
Published on Aug 09, 2023 03:01 AM IST
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