Author: Sunmeet Kaur

Mayor of US’s New York City Eric Adams has declared a state of emergency in response to a “crisis situation” brought on by an inflow of migrants New York City Mayor Eric Adams proclaimed a state of emergency in response to a record-breaking inflow of asylum applicants, largely from the United States’ southern border. On Friday, an executive order was issued formally directing all relevant city agencies to coordinate their efforts to respond to the asylum seeker humanitarian crisis and to create temporary humanitarian assistance centres. According to the executive decree, the state of emergency will last 30 days and…

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Mahsa Amini died on September 16, three days after going into a coma after being arrested by morality police in Iran’s Tehran. Iran said on Friday that an examination into Mahsa Amini’s death in detention revealed she died of sickness rather than the claimed beatings that prompted three weeks of bloodshed. Amini, 22, died on September 16, three days after going into a coma after being arrested by morality police in Tehran for allegedly violating the Islamic republic’s severe clothing code for women. Anger over her death has sparked the largest wave of protests in Iran in over three years,…

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“Fashion is communication with the world—it shows we are strong and can keep going”, says Iryna Kokhana, a Ukrainian designer who had to migrate to London when the conflict broke out.  She is presently exhibiting her creations at Paris Fashion Week, seeing it as an opportunity to promote not just her brand, but also the strength of her nation.  “We’re all battling,” she tells the BBC. “It’s to demonstrate our people’s tenacity, abilities, and capacity to produce even while everything is coming apart during the war.”  Kokhana is the creator and CEO of the Lviv-based label Chereshnivska, which borders Poland. She…

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According to a source familiar with the situation, Elon Musk and Twitter Inc. may reach a settlement to terminate their legal dispute in the upcoming days, paving the way for the world’s richest person to complete his $44 billion acquisition of the social media company.  Musk, who is also Tesla Inc.’s chief executive officer, suggested to Twitter late on Monday that in exchange for Twitter dropping its legal action against him, he would reverse direction and stick to his April deal to purchase the business for $54.20 per share.  Although a settlement to the dispute is going to take longer…

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Expectations are growing that Pyongyang would soon conduct a nuclear test, threatening its relations with its closest ally.  When North Korea conducted its most recent nuclear test on September 3, 2017, China’s President Xi Jinping was preparing to host the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, and South Africa at a summit aimed at enhancing his image as a global statesman ahead of a crucial Chinese Communist Party (CCP) congress.  The blast from the underground detonation, Pyongyang’s sixth such test, generated a magnitude 6.3 earthquake that rattled residences near the North Korea-China border and reignited fears of nuclear contamination in the…

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Earlier this week, both chambers of Russia’s parliament signed treaties annexing Ukraine’s territories of Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson, and Zaporizhzhia to Russia. Russian President Vladimir Putin signed legislation on Wednesday incorporating four Ukrainian territories into Russia, completing the illegal annexation. Both houses of the Russian parliament adopted treaties incorporating the Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson, and Zaporizhzhia regions into Russia earlier this week. The formality came after the Kremlin-managed “referendums” in four regions that Ukraine and the West condemned as fraud. Will President Vladimir Putin use nuclear weapons if tensions with the West rise? There is no more critical – or difficult – subject…

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India vs UAE Highlights Women’s Asia Cup 2022: India Women sealed a 104-run win vs UAE Women in their third fixture of Women’s Asia Cup 2022. In their third match in the Women’s Asia Cup 2022, India Women took on UAE Women at the Sylhet District Stadium in Sylhet with a target of 179 runs. Smriti Mandhana served as the team’s captain because regular captain Harmanpreet Kaur had been rested for the game.  With Jemimah Rodrigues scoring an unbroken 75 runs off 45 balls, including 11 fours, India reached 178 for five in 20 overs. Deepti Sharma also contributed significantly,…

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The Mumbai Police have increased security at the Shivaji Park and Bandra Kurla Complex since they anticipate large crowds at the rallies of the Shiv Sena factions. The Shiv Sena’s rival factions, led by Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and his predecessor Uddhav Thackeray, will hold two Dussehra rallies in Mumbai on Wednesday night for the first time since the party’s founding 56 years ago. This is being billed as a show of strength by both camps following a change in government in June.  The Mumbai Police have increased security at the Shivaji Park and Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC), an…

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