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UK's scandal-tainted PM Boris Johnson names new ministers after Rishi Sunak, Sajid Javid resign
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UK's scandal-tainted PM Boris Johnson names new ministers after Rishi Sunak, Sajid Javid resign

Johnson named his Iraqi-born education secretary, Nadhim Zahawi, as the new finance minister and Downing Street chief of staff Steve Barclay as the new health secretary.

Is it Omicron or Delta? CoVarScan, the new COVID-19 test, that detects all variants within hours
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Is it Omicron or Delta? CoVarScan, the new COVID-19 test, that detects all variants within hours

CoVarScan, devised at the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center in US, displayed a 96 per cent sensitivity and 99 per cent specificity in the testing phase

As India bans single-use plastic, a look at biodegradable mushroom packaging
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As India bans single-use plastic, a look at biodegradable mushroom packaging

Magical Mushroom Company, a UK-based firm, mixes agricultural waste with the ‘root structure of a mushroom’ in order to make biodegradable material that is similar to other packaging options in terms of cost. It is touted as an alternative to plastic packaging

Displaced Ukrainian civilians sheltering near capital Kyiv fear for war-damaged homes
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Displaced Ukrainian civilians sheltering near capital Kyiv fear for war-damaged homes

Russian troops retreated from the area around Kyiv in late March. But they left behind 16,000 damaged residential buildings in the Bucha region, where Borodyanka is located, according to the head of the Kyiv regional administration, Oleksiy Kuleba

Watch: Fourth of July celebrations go horribly wrong, here's what happened
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Watch: Fourth of July celebrations go horribly wrong, here's what happened

After the rocket goes off with minor sparkles, the men can be seen discussing if something was wrong with it. As one of them goes to light another one, one of the sparks from the rocket lands on the box of fireworks, resulting in a huge explosion

‘Nobel of mathematics world’: History and significance of the Fields Medal won by Ukrainian professor and three others
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‘Nobel of mathematics world’: History and significance of the Fields Medal won by Ukrainian professor and three others

The Fields Medal, awarded by the International Mathematical Union, is granted every four years to recognise outstanding mathematical achievements by under-40-year-olds

Maharashtra: Weather department issues heavy rain alert from 6 to 8 July
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Maharashtra: Weather department issues heavy rain alert from 6 to 8 July

The IMD issued a heavy rainfall alert for Maharashtra from 6-8 July, as state capital Mumbai continued to witness heavy downpour for the third consecutive day.

Putin-Macron call leak violated 'diplomatic etiquette,' says Russian FM Lavrov
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Putin-Macron call leak violated 'diplomatic etiquette,' says Russian FM Lavrov

The details of the confidential call days before Moscow's military operation in Ukraine were revealed by the broadcaster France 2 in a documentary on the French president's handling of the conflict

From climate change to lack of preparedness: The factors behind Sydney floods
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From climate change to lack of preparedness: The factors behind Sydney floods

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said the fourth major flood event across Sydney following devastating wildfires in the same region during the 2019-2020 Southern Hemisphere summer was evidence of the need for climate action

Cricket a welcome distraction for Sri Lankans in economic crisis
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Cricket a welcome distraction for Sri Lankans in economic crisis

Sri Lanka is facing its worst economic crisis in recent memory, enduring acute shortages of food, fuel and medicine.

'No wonder dinosaurs became extinct': Twitter reacts to dinosaur beach race in Japanese town
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'No wonder dinosaurs became extinct': Twitter reacts to dinosaur beach race in Japanese town

The unique dinosaur race was organised by a local revitalisation group at Sunset Beach Asamushi. As per NHK, about 130 people from all over Japan participated in the race with their own Tyrannosaurus Rex costume

UN chief Guterres appoints Lt Gen Subramanian as Force Commander of UN Mission in South Sudan
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UN chief Guterres appoints Lt Gen Subramanian as Force Commander of UN Mission in South Sudan

Subramanian has a distinguished career with the Indian Army spanning over 36 years and most recently, he served as the General Officer Commanding, Military Region (Operational and Logistic Readiness Zone) in central India, contributing to the Army's operational and logistic preparedness

2 UN peacekeepers from Egypt killed, 5 wounded in Mali
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2 UN peacekeepers from Egypt killed, 5 wounded in Mali

Mali has been in turmoil since a 2012 uprising prompted mutinous soldiers to overthrow the president. The power vacuum that resulted ultimately led to an Islamic insurgency and a French-led war that ousted the jihadists from power in 2013

Kaali poster row: Regret hurting religious sentiments, no further plans to screen movie, says Canada's Aga Khan Museum
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Kaali poster row: Regret hurting religious sentiments, no further plans to screen movie, says Canada's Aga Khan Museum

Amid the ongoing controversy over the poster of the Leena Manimekalai-directed film Kaali, Canada-based Aga Khan Museum on Tuesday tendered an apology for hurting the religious sentiments of Hindus.

Warming world poses threat to Alpine glaciers
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Warming world poses threat to Alpine glaciers

An Alpine glacier broke off during a prolonged heat wave in Italy, killing seven hikers and leaving others missing

July 4 parade shooting suspect bought five weapons despite threats, say police
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July 4 parade shooting suspect bought five weapons despite threats, say police

Lake County State's Attorney Eric Rinehart said the suspect, if convicted of the first-degree murder charges, would receive a mandatory life sentence without the possibility of parole.

World Zoonoses Day 2022: Understanding zoonotic pathogens and how to control their spread
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World Zoonoses Day 2022: Understanding zoonotic pathogens and how to control their spread

World Zoonoses Day was instituted to educate and raise awareness about zoonotic diseases that can transmit from animals to humans

UK Finance Minister Rishi Sunak, Health Secretary Sajid Javid quit citing Boris Johnson's leadership
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UK Finance Minister Rishi Sunak, Health Secretary Sajid Javid quit citing Boris Johnson's leadership

Finance Minister Rishi Sunak and Health Secretary Sajid Javid announced their resignation on Twitter

Explainer: What is South Korea's 'gapjil' culture of workplace harassment?
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Explainer: What is South Korea's 'gapjil' culture of workplace harassment?

Bad behaviour from the rich and powerful towards their employees has become so commonplace in South Korea that society coined a new word for it – ‘gapjil’. The word is a portmanteau for when people in power (gap), abuse those they employ (eul)

China rejects NASA’s charge of it taking over the moon, accuses US of 'stoking space arms race'
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China rejects NASA’s charge of it taking over the moon, accuses US of 'stoking space arms race'

In an interview to German newspaper Bild, Bill Nelson said, ‘We must be very concerned about China landing on the moon and saying that it now belongs to the People's Republic and everyone else should stay out’