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Out of this world: As first public hearing on UFOs in 50 years begins, a look at the term and most infamous sightings
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Out of this world: As first public hearing on UFOs in 50 years begins, a look at the term and most infamous sightings

The term UFO refers to any aerial object or optical phenomenon not readily identifiable to the observer. Its usage goes back all the way to the 1950s – UFOs became a subject of fascination for the public and in popular culture when humans first began exploring space

From The First Lady, Gaslit to Anatomy of a Scandal, women in US politics are stepping out of their shadows
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From The First Lady, Gaslit to Anatomy of a Scandal, women in US politics are stepping out of their shadows

These stories, from Julia Roberts-starrer Gaslit on Lionsgate Play to The First Lady on Voot Select, have ensured that the political wife will not be viewed as a doormat.

US President Joe Biden says Xi Jinping told him Quad was against China
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US President Joe Biden says Xi Jinping told him Quad was against China

China, which has territorial disputes with many countries in the strategic Indo-Pacific region, has been vehemently opposing the Quad alliance since its formation

Reclaiming Hindu identity, again: A Dalit journey in America
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Reclaiming Hindu identity, again: A Dalit journey in America

This is an unusual story of Aldrin Deepak, told in his own words. Deepak is a Dalit Hindu living in San Francisco, but for him ‘caste’ has not been part of his Hindu identity

Countries imposing no-fly zone over Ukraine will mean 'participation in armed conflict', says Putin
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Countries imposing no-fly zone over Ukraine will mean 'participation in armed conflict', says Putin

Ukrainian president has pleaded for a no-fly zone over his country and lashed out at NATO for refusing to impose one, warning that 'all the people who die from this day forward will also die because of you'

Russia removes flags of US, UK and Japan from its space rocket; leaves India's flag untouched
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Russia removes flags of US, UK and Japan from its space rocket; leaves India's flag untouched

Moscow has also seized control of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant, which supplies 40 per cent of Ukraine's power supply

US expands Pfizer boosters for more teens as omicron surges
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US expands Pfizer boosters for more teens as omicron surges

America is expanding COVID-19 boosters with the Food and Drug Administration allowing extra Pfizer shots for children as young as 12

Vladimir Putin demands NATO guarantees not to expand eastward, deploy weapons near Russia's borders
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Vladimir Putin demands NATO guarantees not to expand eastward, deploy weapons near Russia's borders

Putin's statement came amid Ukrainian and Western worries about an alleged plan by Moscow to invade Ukraine. Russian diplomats countered them Wednesday by expressing concern about Ukraine's military buildup near the area of the separatist conflict

US-China players team up at World Table Tennis Championships to mark 'ping-pong diplomacy'
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US-China players team up at World Table Tennis Championships to mark 'ping-pong diplomacy'

China's Lin Gaoyuan will play with the American Lily Zhang while Wang Manyu will join forces with Kanak Jha in the mixed doubles at the tournament this week, the International Table Tennis Federation said

Why US-China ties are showing signs of thawing and what it means for India
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Why US-China ties are showing signs of thawing and what it means for India

US-China economic interdependence is too deep and intense to allow the two countries to pursue traditional Cold War strategies.

North Korea's Kim Jong-Un vows to build 'invincible' military to combat US hostility
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North Korea's Kim Jong-Un vows to build 'invincible' military to combat US hostility

In an apparent continued effort to drive a wedge between Washington and Seoul, Kim also used his speech at a rare exhibition of weapons systems on Monday to stress that his military might isn’t targeted at South Korea

US Senator Jack Reed says America failed to handle Pakistan's support for Taliban; cites flawed Doha agreement
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US Senator Jack Reed says America failed to handle Pakistan's support for Taliban; cites flawed Doha agreement

Senator Jim Inhofe, ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said the Afghan government is now led by terrorists with long ties to Al-Qaeda

From Afghanistan to cross-border terrorism, here's what Modi and Biden discussed at White House meet
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From Afghanistan to cross-border terrorism, here's what Modi and Biden discussed at White House meet

Narendra Modi and Joe Biden expressed "deep pride" and appreciation about their nations' close cooperation to fight the deadly COVID-19 pandemic

Modi in US LIVE Updates: Quad a force for global good, will ensure peace in Indo-Pacific, says PM
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Modi in US LIVE Updates: Quad a force for global good, will ensure peace in Indo-Pacific, says PM

Modi in US LIVE Updates: Prime Minister Narendra said that the 'Quad's vaccine initiative will help the nations of the Indo-Pacific greatly'

Ancient footprints dating back 23,000 years push back date of human arrival in the Americas
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Ancient footprints dating back 23,000 years push back date of human arrival in the Americas

As per research published on Thursday showed, the footprints suggested that humans settled in North America long before the end of the last Ice Age

'Your election was historical': Modi lauds Kamala Harris in first meet, invites US VP to visit India with family
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'Your election was historical': Modi lauds Kamala Harris in first meet, invites US VP to visit India with family

Modi invited the 56-year-old Democratic leader and Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff to visit India.

Narendra Modi in US Updates: PM meets Japanese counterpart Yoshihide Suga ahead of Quad summit
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Narendra Modi in US Updates: PM meets Japanese counterpart Yoshihide Suga ahead of Quad summit

Narendra Modi in US LIVE Updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Yoshihide Suga met on Thursday to discuss ways to further cement the bilateral strategic ties

Afghanistan dominates SCO talks: Highlights of who said what at Dushanbe summit
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Afghanistan dominates SCO talks: Highlights of who said what at Dushanbe summit

Members of the China and Russia-led Shanghai Cooperation Organisation on Friday endorsed Iran's future membership of the bloc that already includes South Asian rivals India and Pakistan

'Behaving like a street gang boss': How Chinese media reacted to US, UK, and Australia's new pact
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'Behaving like a street gang boss': How Chinese media reacted to US, UK, and Australia's new pact

Newspapers and broadcasters were unflinching in their criticism of the AUKUS alliance, accusing America of 'creating antagonism' and warning Australia of its one-sided policy

AUKUS is a big deal in Indo-Pacific architecture, and it will complement, not diminish the importance of Quad
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AUKUS is a big deal in Indo-Pacific architecture, and it will complement, not diminish the importance of Quad

It is obvious that China's military aggressiveness, bullying of the nations in Indo-Pacific necessitated a response, and the 'historic' security alliance is aimed at mitigating the challenges