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Russia to cut gas supply to Finland from 21 May: Finnish state-owned company
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Russia to cut gas supply to Finland from 21 May: Finnish state-owned company

Natural gas accounts for about eight percent of Finland's energy consumption, most of which comes from Russia

Ukraine army ordered Azovstal troops to stop fighting: commander
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Ukraine army ordered Azovstal troops to stop fighting: commander

The comments came as Moscow said 1,908 Ukrainian troops trapped in the factory have surrendered since Monday

Taliban rulers order women TV anchors to cover their faces on air
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Taliban rulers order women TV anchors to cover their faces on air

An Afghan local media official confirmed his station had received the order and was told it was not up for discussion

Ex-German chancellor Gerhard Schroeder leaves board of Russian oil firm amid criticism over ties with Putin
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Ex-German chancellor Gerhard Schroeder leaves board of Russian oil firm amid criticism over ties with Putin

Berlin on Thursday stripped Schroeder -- Germany's chancellor from 1998 to 2005 -- of official perks over ties with Russia

Outrage over this Gucci-Adidas umbrella. PS: It’s not the price
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Outrage over this Gucci-Adidas umbrella. PS: It’s not the price

Raindrops keep fallin’ on your head with this Rs 1.28-lakh umbrella by Gucci and Adidas

Sri Lanka closes schools, limits work as it battles acute fuel shortage
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Sri Lanka closes schools, limits work as it battles acute fuel shortage

State- and government-approved private schools closed Friday amid the worsening fuel shortage, with thousands of people waiting in queues at fuel stations across the country for days at a time

'Sniffer dogs are as effective as PCR tests in detecting COVID-19'
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'Sniffer dogs are as effective as PCR tests in detecting COVID-19'

In one study, the dogs detected COVID with a sensitivity of 92 per cent and a specificity of 91 per cent and in another study the dogs matched 98 per cent of the PCR results and they correctly identified the swabs as negative in 99 per cent samples

'No one has a sixth sense': Pak minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari defends Imran Khan's controversial Russia visit
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'No one has a sixth sense': Pak minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari defends Imran Khan's controversial Russia visit

Addressing the press at the UN headquarters in New York, Bhutto said Pakistan is not part of any conflict and does not wish to be part of any conflict

Watch: This panda's snack time antics will leave you in splits
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Watch: This panda's snack time antics will leave you in splits

The clip featured a zookeeper poking a panda with a carrot to wake up the slumbering animal. The panda took the offered food and went back to lazing around on a wooden platform while enjoying his meal

US president Joe Biden in Asia: New friends, old tensions, storms at home
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US president Joe Biden in Asia: New friends, old tensions, storms at home

The US president hopes to use his six-day Asia visit to confirm his belief that long-standing friendships can afford to become even friendlier — and pay dividends

Canada confirms its first two cases of Monkeypox
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Canada confirms its first two cases of Monkeypox

Monkeypox is an uncommon disease that usually causes symptoms of fever, muscle aches, swollen lymph nodes and a chickenpox-like rash on the hands and face

Twitter deal with Elon Musk 'not on hold', moving forward as planned: Top executives inform employees
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Twitter deal with Elon Musk 'not on hold', moving forward as planned: Top executives inform employees

Twitter Inc's top lawyer Vijaya Gadde, while interacting with employees during an all-hands meeting, said the company won't renegotiate the agreed-upon price of $54.20 per share

World Metrology Day 2022: Theme, significance and all you need to know
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World Metrology Day 2022: Theme, significance and all you need to know

The theme for this year's World Metrology Day is Metrology in the Digital Era. This theme has been selected as digital technology is having a revolutionary impact on our community, and is among the most important trends to watch out for

Joe Biden brushes off Turkey's opposition to Sweden, Finland joining NATO
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Joe Biden brushes off Turkey's opposition to Sweden, Finland joining NATO

Acceptance of Sweden and Finland would bring into the alliance two well-equipped, modern militaries on Russia's doorstep, said the US president

Tesla on my mind 24/7, spending less than 5% of time on Twitter acquisition, says Elon Musk
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Tesla on my mind 24/7, spending less than 5% of time on Twitter acquisition, says Elon Musk

Elon Musk's latest tweets came in response to wary investors, who are worried that he may be distracted by the Twitter deal

National Endangered Species Day 2022: History, significance and how the day is celebrated
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National Endangered Species Day 2022: History, significance and how the day is celebrated

The Endangered Species Act of 1973 came into existence on 28 December. The act aims to raise the need for wildlife conservation and rehabilitation of endangered species

World Bee Day 2022: Theme, history and significance of this special day
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World Bee Day 2022: Theme, history and significance of this special day

World Bee Day is celebrated on the birth anniversary Slovenian beekeeper Anton Janša- the pioneer of modern beekeeping. Born on 20 May 1734, he came from a long line of beekeepers and was the first beekeeping teacher at the Viennese imperial court.

Top US, Russian generals speak for first time since Ukraine war began: Pentagon
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Top US, Russian generals speak for first time since Ukraine war began: Pentagon

US said that the call 'didn't specifically solve any acute issues or lead to a direct change in what the Russians are doing or what they are saying'

Biden backs NATO bids as he hosts leaders of Finland, Sweden at White House
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Biden backs NATO bids as he hosts leaders of Finland, Sweden at White House

With Russia voicing anger over the NATO bids, Biden said he told the Nordic leaders that the United States would 'remain vigilant against the threats to our shared security'

'Relentless hate stream': Musk strikes back at far-left after revealing he will vote for Republicans
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'Relentless hate stream': Musk strikes back at far-left after revealing he will vote for Republicans

Musk's support for Republicans comes after he announced that he will restore former US President Donald Trump's Twitter account