6.7 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Philippines: US Geological Survey

A strong earthquake shook the Philippines on Saturday, the US Geological Survey reported, but it was deep, and local authorities said they did not expect damage.

Original source: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/6-7-magnitude-earthquake-hits-philippines-us-geological-survey-2493543

NASA Selects SpaceX For October 2024 Mission To Jupiter Moon Europa

NASA on Friday said it had selected SpaceX to launch a planned voyage to Jupiter’s icy moon Europa, a huge win for Elon Musk’s company as it sets its sights deeper into the solar system.

Original source: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/nasa-selects-spacex-for-october-2024-mission-to-jupiter-moon-europa-2493545

Former Virgin Galactic CEO To Fly To Space On Next Test Flight: Report

Former chief executive officer of Virgin Galactic Holdings, George Whitesides, will fly to space on the aerospace company’s next test spaceflight, CNBC reported on Friday.

Original source: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/former-virgin-galactic-ceo-george-whitesides-to-fly-to-space-on-next-test-flight-report-2493547

Joe Biden Authorises Emergency Funds Of $100 Million For Afghan Migrants

US President Joe Biden on Friday authorized the use of up to $100 million to address migration emergencies related to the situation in Afghanistan, the White House said.

Original source: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/joe-biden-authorises-emergency-funds-of-100-million-for-afghan-migrants-2493551

China Sanctions US Citizens, Entities Over Hong Kong

Beijing announced sanctions on seven American citizens and entities Friday in response to a US advisory on deteriorating freedoms in Hong Kong, just days ahead of a visit from a senior Biden…

Original source: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/china-sanctions-us-citizens-entities-over-hong-kong-2493558

Websites Back Up After Brief Global Outage Linked To Akamai

Many websites were briefly down in an outage sparked by a glitch in Akamai Technologies Inc’s systems, the second major disruption linked to the cloud company in about a month.

Original source: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/websites-back-up-after-brief-global-outage-linked-to-akamai-2492724

Two Chinese “Agents” Charged In US For Targeting Beijing Opponents

The US Justice Department announced Thursday the indictment of two further alleged Chinese agents for their roles in an operation targeting Beijing’s opponents in the United States.

Original source: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/two-chinese-agents-charged-in-us-for-targeting-beijing-opponents-2492727

Launched Recent Air Strikes In Afghanistan To Repel Taliban Offensive: US

The United States recently carried out air strikes as it backed the Afghan army’s bid to repel a Taliban offensive, the Pentagon said Thursday, with the withdrawal of international forces from the…

Original source: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/us-launched-recent-air-strikes-in-afghanistan-to-repel-taliban-offensive-pentagon-2492735

US House Approves Bid To Add 8,000 Visas For At-Risk Afghans

The US House of Representatives approved a plan on Thursday to allow an extra 8,000 special immigration visas for Afghans who helped the US and are at risk of retaliation as US troops complete their…

Original source: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/us-house-approves-bid-to-add-8-000-visas-for-at-risk-afghans-2492750

Mississippi Calls On Supreme Court To Overturn US Right To Abortion

The state of Mississippi on Thursday asked the Supreme Court to overturn the right to abortion in the United States in a legal brief added to a case set to be heard later in the year.

Original source: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/mississippi-calls-on-supreme-court-to-overturn-us-right-to-abortion-2492753

“I Pump But I Don’t Dump”: Elon Musk On Bitcoin, Other Cryptocurrencies

Tesla founder Elon Musk said Wednesday he personally has invested in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies but that he does not manipulate or “dump” the digital currencies.

Original source: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/elon-musk-on-bitcoin-other-cryptocurrencies-i-pump-but-i-dont-dump-2491887

NASA’s Perseverance Rover Preparing To Take First Mars Rock Samples

The Perseverance Mars rover is preparing to collect its first rock sample from the site of an ancient lake bed, as its mission to search for signs of past life begins in earnest, NASA said Wednesday.

Original source: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/nasas-perseverance-rover-preparing-to-take-first-mars-rock-samples-2491889

Taliban Seem To Have “Strategic Momentum” In Afghanistan: Top US Official

The Taliban appear to have the “strategic momentum” in their sweeping offensives across Afghanistan, but their victory is far from assured, the chairman of the US joint chiefs of staff General Mark…

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Russia, Germany “Satisfied” With Progress Of Nord Stream-2 Pipeline

The Kremlin said Wednesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel had expressed their satisfaction with the near completion of the controversial Nord Stream-2…

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French President Macron “Was Not A Target”, Says Pegasus Maker NSO

An official at Israeli cybersecurity company NSO Group said Wednesday that the firm’s controversial Pegasus spyware tool was not used to target French President Emmanuel Macron.

Original source: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/french-president-emmanuel-macron-was-not-a-target-says-israels-pegasus-maker-nso-2491902

French President Macron Among Potential Pegasus Spyware Targets: Report

Phone numbers used by French President Emmanuel Macron and top members of his government are among the potential targets for the Pegasus spyware supplied to several governments worldwide, the NGO that…

Original source: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/french-president-emmanuel-macron-among-potential-pegasus-spyware-targets-report-2491003

Death Count Rises To 200 In Europe Floods

Belgium fell silent for a minute of remembrance Tuesday as it held a day of mourning for the victims of the devastating floods that left 200 dead in western Europe.

Original source: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/death-count-rises-to-200-in-europe-floods-2491008

Iraqi President On List For Potential Pegasus Surveillance: Report

The phone of Iraq’s President Barham Salih was on a list of 50,000 numbers selected for possible surveillance in the Pegasus spyware case, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday.

Original source: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/iraqi-president-barham-salih-on-list-for-potential-pegasus-surveillance-report-2491017

Moroccan King On List Of Potential Pegasus Spyware Targets: Report

Moroccan King Mohammed VI’s phone is on a list of numbers of people identified as potential Pegasus spyware targets by Morocco’s intelligence services, French radio reported on Tuesday.

Original source: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/moroccan-king-mohammed-vi-on-list-of-potential-pegasus-spyware-targets-report-2491035

Passengers Trapped Inside Train Amid Severe Floods In China, 12 Killed

Twelve people died after torrential rains flooded the subway in the central Chinese city of Zhengzhou, authorities said Wednesday, as shocking images of passengers struggling against neck-high water…

Original source: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/passengers-trapped-inside-train-amid-severe-floods-in-chinas-zhengzhou-12-killed-2491136

Britain’s Prince Harry To Publish “Intimate” Memoir

Britain’s Prince Harry is penning an intimate and honest memoir that will expose the “mistakes” and “lessons learned” across his life, publisher Penguin Random House said Monday.

Original source: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/britains-prince-harry-to-publish-intimate-memoir-2490261

“Not In Battle With Facebook”: Joe Biden Backtracks On Covid Remark

US President Joe Biden on Monday toned down his comments about Facebook after accusing it of “killing people” by not stopping Covid vaccine misinformation, but he still urged the world’s largest…

Original source: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/us-president-joe-biden-backtracks-on-covid-remark-says-not-in-battle-with-facebook-2490266

US Issues “Do Not Travel” Advisory For UK Amid Rise In COVID-19 Cases

The US State Department and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) both issued on Monday their highest warnings against travel to the United Kingdom because of a rising number of…

Original source: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/us-issues-do-not-travel-advisory-for-uk-amid-rise-in-covid-19-cases-2490272

UK PM Didn’t Want Lockdown As Only Elderly Were Dying, His Ex-Aide Says

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was not prepared to impose lockdown restrictions to stop the spread of COVID-19 to save the elderly and denied the National Health Service would be overwhelmed,…

Original source: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/british-prime-minister-boris-johnson-didnt-want-covid-19-lockdown-as-only-elderly-were-dying-his-ex-aide-says-2490287

Joe Biden Meets Jordan’s King Abdullah To Discuss Middle East Issues

US President Joe Biden held Oval Office talks on Monday with Jordan’s King Abdullah, a key US ally in a volatile region, in the first of three face-to-face meetings expected soon with Middle East…

Original source: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/us-president-joe-biden-meets-jordans-king-abdullah-to-discuss-middle-east-issues-2490295