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TTP declares end to truce, orders attacks across Pakistan
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TTP declares end to truce, orders attacks across Pakistan

This decision by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) comes even as Pakistan is facing regular attacks in its tribal areas and along the Durand Line - its border with Afghanistan - from the Afghan Taliban and insurgents linked to the Pakistan Taliban

WATCH: World's largest active volcano Mauna Loa erupts in Hawaii
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WATCH: World's largest active volcano Mauna Loa erupts in Hawaii

Mauna Loa is one of five volcanoes that together make up the Big Island of Hawaii, which is the southernmost island in the Hawaiian archipelago. It last erupted in 1984

Nepal stares at hung parliament as all parties fail to register simple majority
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Nepal stares at hung parliament as all parties fail to register simple majority

A party needs at least 138 seats to form a majority government in the 275-member House of Representatives. However, without a clear winner, political instability could persist in Nepal as it faces slowing economic growth and rising inflation

Ukraine says Russia preparing for fresh missile attacks on energy grid
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Ukraine says Russia preparing for fresh missile attacks on energy grid

A Ukraine military spokesman said a Russian warship capable of firing cruise missiles had recently deployed to the Black Sea with Kalibr-type missiles on board

International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People 2022: History and significance
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International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People 2022: History and significance

Each year on this day, the international community reaffirms its solidarity with the people of Palestine.

29 November: Remembering historic events that happened on this day
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29 November: Remembering historic events that happened on this day

On 29 November 1947, the UN General Assembly enacted Resolution 181 (II)- The United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine

Nobel Peace laureate calls for weapons to free Ukraine
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Nobel Peace laureate calls for weapons to free Ukraine

'When somebody asks me how to stop these long-lasting crimes in occupied territories, I can only answer: 'Provide Ukraine with weapons to liberate these territories,' Ukrainian Oleksandra Matviichuk, a human rights lawyer who heads the Kyiv-based Center for Civil Liberties said

'Oppose dictatorship': Protests in Hong Kong over China’s COVID rules
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'Oppose dictatorship': Protests in Hong Kong over China’s COVID rules

The gathering and a similar one elsewhere in Hong Kong were the biggest protests there in more than a year under rules imposed to crush a pro-democracy movement in the territory, which is Chinese but has a separate legal system from the mainland

NASA turns 'light echoes' from a black hole into 'music', HERE's how it sounds
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NASA turns 'light echoes' from a black hole into 'music', HERE's how it sounds

NASA said that the black hole in the video - V404 Cygni - is 7,800 light years away from Earth

TTP declares end to truce, orders attacks across Pakistan
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TTP declares end to truce, orders attacks across Pakistan

This decision by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) comes even as Pakistan is facing regular attacks in its tribal areas and along the Durand Line - its border with Afghanistan - from the Afghan Taliban and insurgents linked to the Pakistan Taliban

Moscow Mumbai Route: Iran to become Russia's transit route to India
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Moscow Mumbai Route: Iran to become Russia's transit route to India

In the midst of the Ukraine war, both India and Russia wanted to increase trade and this corridor through Iran is proving to be a game changer. During the visit of Iranian Railways Chief Miyad Salehi to Moscow, it was agreed to increase trade during his meeting with the head of Russian railways

Democrats kept the Senate this year, but 2024 may be harder
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Democrats kept the Senate this year, but 2024 may be harder

Republicans hope a bruising Democratic primary might give them an opening to win the seat after losing Senate races in Arizona in three consecutive elections

From prisoner to PM: The roller-coaster journey of Malaysia's Anwar Ibrahim
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From prisoner to PM: The roller-coaster journey of Malaysia's Anwar Ibrahim

Anwar Ibrahim, who was named Malaysia's 10th prime minister by the nation's king and sworn in Thursday, trumped a Malay nationalist leader to clinch the top job after divisive general elections led to a hung Parliament

Chinese president Xi faces threat from public anger over 'zero COVID'
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Chinese president Xi faces threat from public anger over 'zero COVID'

Demonstrators poured into the streets over the weekend in cities including Shanghai and Beijing, criticizing the policy, confronting police — and even calling for Xi to step down. Students at some universities also protested

Explained: How COVID-19 frustrations have pushed Chinese out on to the streets
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Explained: How COVID-19 frustrations have pushed Chinese out on to the streets

Discontent has been brewing in China for months over the country's zero-COVID policy. A gruelling lockdown in Shanghai in late March brought the first visible glimmer of widespread dissent followed by campus protests, and finally the Urumqi protests

Clean Sweep: Why Japanese fans are cleaning stadiums at the 2022 FIFA World Cup
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Clean Sweep: Why Japanese fans are cleaning stadiums at the 2022 FIFA World Cup

Win or lose, the visuals of Japanese fans cleaning up stadiums during the World Cup in Qatar remain a constant. The gesture has won accolades from the world over but for the Blue Samurais this is a part of their culture — nothing out of the ordinary

Explained: The challenge before China’s Xi Jinping as rare lockdown protests spread
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Explained: The challenge before China’s Xi Jinping as rare lockdown protests spread

It’s rare to see a protest in China. As demonstrations against the draconian zero-COVID policy intensify, people call for the resignation of Xi Jinping. Will detentions and crackdowns against protesters make matters worse?

FTX saga and many implosions in US, especially in Big Tech
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FTX saga and many implosions in US, especially in Big Tech

The US business community, and regulators, should consider FTX and Theranos to be canaries in the coalmine: there are useful lessons in their failures

Pakistan Army's decision to remain apolitical will shield it from 'vagaries of politics', says Gen Bajwa
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Pakistan Army's decision to remain apolitical will shield it from 'vagaries of politics', says Gen Bajwa

A day ahead of his retirement, Pakistan's Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that his decision to keep the military establishment "apolitical" will shield it "from the vagaries of politics" in the coup-prone country.

China reacts after BBC says its reporter covering Covid protests was detained, 'kicked by cops'
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China reacts after BBC says its reporter covering Covid protests was detained, 'kicked by cops'

China's foreign ministry said Monday that a BBC reporter arrested at a protest in Shanghai over the weekend had not identified himself as a journalist