Author: Tina Antil

The monsters were never under my bed. Because the monsters were inside my head. An enthusiastic literature student at St. Stephen's College, Tina wishes to make an impact by disseminating true information. She firmly believes in the power of journalism and how it can root truth in people's mind and establish a new insight.

The billionaire Elon Musk proposed that tensions between China and Taiwan could be settled by handing over some authority of Taiwan to Beijing, just days after floating a hypothetical settlement to end the war between Russia and Ukraine that garnered condemnation in Ukraine. Beijing claims democratic Taiwan to be one of its provinces and has long threatened to put it under its control by any means necessary, including the use of force. The government of Taiwan has voiced its strong opposition to China’s sovereignty claims, arguing that the island’s 23 million residents alone should have the last say on the…

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Mao Ning. Foreign Ministry SpokespersonSource: ca.china-embassy.gov.cn China’s foreign ministry spokesperson Mao Ning said on Saturday that new U.S. export restrictions  targeting Chinese chip producers are an abuse of trade measures and are meant to protect America’s “technological hegemony.” On Friday, the United States announced a comprehensive list of export limits, one of which restricted the sale of certain semiconductor chips to China that were manufactured with U.S. equipment. At one of his regular briefings, Mao warned that the United States will only suffer and become more isolated as a result of its own conduct. Story Until now between China and…

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The $700 million valuation of Liquid Death demonstrates that people adore their bougie water.Source: Yahoo!Finance Liquid Death might be another consumer hit for Science Ventures, a Santa Monica, California-based investor that earlier helped develop Dollar Shave Club. In 2016, Unilever Plc paid $1 billion for that company. Liquid Death, which now sells flavoured beverages, recognised an opportunity to market non alcoholic drinks that look more appealing and are better for the environment than a standard plastic water bottle. “If you don’t want to drink, this is a lot more enjoyable,” said co-founder and CEO Mike Cessario, adding that brand loyalty…

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Saigon Joint Stock Commercial Bank (SCB)Source: Wikipedia A Vietnamese real estate magnate was arrested on suspicion of financial fraud on Saturday, authorities said, as the country continues its years-long anti-graft campaign. Truong My Lan, chairwoman of Ho Chi Minh City-based Van Thinh Phat Holdings Group, was charged on Saturday with fraudulently issuing bonds to raise billions of dong (tens of millions of dollars) from investors during the 2018-2019 fiscal year. “Further investigations are being conducted to clarify the frauds,” the ministry stated. Lan’s company did not immediately respond to a request for comment. According to the ministry, there were anomalies…

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Danish PM Mette Frederiksen Source: WION Borgen, a political drama Source: IMDB The scriptwriter of the hit series “Borgen” believes the show’s latest season’s core theme – the darker side of power – was inspired by Denmark Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, who has been chastised for centralising authority. The subject has resurfaced ahead of the forthcoming election, in which Danes will vote on Frederiksen’s leadership amid three turbulent years marked by a pandemic, war, and economic turmoil. Adam Price, a screenwriter and popular Danish TV chef, has received international praise for his work on “Borgen,” which returned for its fourth…

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In Hong Kong, China, the 465-foot superyacht “Nord,” apparently owned by sanctioned Russian businessman Alexei Mordashov, is spotted.Source: Reuters According to shipping records, a luxury yacht worth more than $500 million belonging to sanctioned Russian oligarch Alexey Mordashov has moored in Hong Kong waters after a week-long cruise from Russia. Mordashov was one of several Russian oligarchs sanctioned by the European Union and the United States following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine because of their ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin. The yacht Nord landed in Hong Kong on October 5 following a seven-day cruise from Vladivostok in the Russian Far…

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Velma and Scooby Doo in a scene from “Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo!” Source: CNN In the most recent Scooby-Doo movie, Velma Dinkley is finally shown as a lesbian, ending years of rumours.This week saw the release of the digital version of Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo. The movie depicts Coco Diablo, a brand-new character who portrays the leader of a costume crime organisation, as having a crush on Velma’s character. In honour of the occasion, Google has implemented a feature where, when a user searches for any Velma-related terms, pride flags and confetti display on the screen. Online videos of Velma…

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Source: ONLANKA News Japan and Sri Lanka A government official in Tokyo said on Thursday that Japan and Sri Lanka’s creditors have not yet agreed to co-chair a debt summit as the island nation attempts to find a path out of a dire economic crisis. Around $30 billion in foreign debt must be renegotiated by Sri Lanka, especially with bilateral creditors including China, Japan, and India, with one of them likely to serve as co-chair. “We have not come to such a compromise. Despite their positive thinking, the scenario is still the same “Under the condition of anonymity, a senior…

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People outside the day care Centre where the incident took placeSource: Reuters In a knife and gun spree at a daycare Centre in Thailand on Thursday, a former policeman killed 38 people, including 22 children. He then shot dead his wife and child at their home before turning the pistol on himself, according to authorities. They said that the majority of the kids at the daycare centre in Uthai Sawan(Thailand) a town 500 kilometres (310 miles) northeast of Bangkok, were stabbed to death. The attacker was recognised by police as a former police officer who had been fired from his…

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During a summit of European Union leaders, French President Emmanuel Macron, European Council President Charles Michel, and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen attend a news conference.Source: Reuters In a rare and symbolic meeting of 44 European nations excluding Russia, the European Union and its neighbours from Britain to Turkey met on Thursday to discuss common security and energy issues resulting from Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. The European Political Community (EPC), which was created by French President Emmanuel Macron and brings together the 27 members of the European Union and 17 other European nations, will hold its inaugural summit…

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