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US: Rioter gets 5 years in prison for assaulting cops at Capitol
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US: Rioter gets 5 years in prison for assaulting cops at Capitol

Ronald Sandlin, 35, of Millington, Tennessee, pleaded guilty in September to conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding and assaulting, resisting, or impeding officers

Top US counterterrorism official Timothy Betts to visit New Delhi for key meet next week
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Top US counterterrorism official Timothy Betts to visit New Delhi for key meet next week

In New Delhi, Betts will lead the US delegation at the US-India Counterterrorism Joint Working Group on December 12-13. The Group will review global terrorist threat assessments, collaborative bilateral and regional counterterrorism programming, and initiatives to strengthen law enforcement

China president Xi Jinping to meet royal family as Saudi Arabia rolls out red carpet
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China president Xi Jinping to meet royal family as Saudi Arabia rolls out red carpet

Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to meet Saudi Arabia's king and powerful crown prince on Thursday in a visit that has demonstrated China's muscular outreach to the Arab world and earned a rebuke from the United States (US)

Major blow to China's plan to dominate silicon production as Netherlands curbs chip-related exports to China
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Major blow to China's plan to dominate silicon production as Netherlands curbs chip-related exports to China

Almost all chip manufacturers in China and Taiwan use equipment manufactured in the Netherlands to fabricate silicon-based Chips. The US government is blocking the Netherlands from exporting its chip-manufacturing technology to Chinese manufacturers.

US envoy meets Indian officials, discusses shared interests in Afghanistan
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US envoy meets Indian officials, discusses shared interests in Afghanistan

Despite their differences over the role of Pakistan in the region, India and the United States (US) share several common interests in Afghanistan

Will support Israel in case of war with Iran, says US
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Will support Israel in case of war with Iran, says US

With Benjamin Netanyahu - who is known as a hawk on affairs concerning Palestine - being elected as the new prime minister of Israel, there is widespread concern that a fresh round of hostilities between Iran and Israel may be in the offing

Constitution greater than any president, says Elon Musk responding to Donald Trump
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Constitution greater than any president, says Elon Musk responding to Donald Trump

Trump’s comments came after Twitter's new owner, Elon Musk, said he would reveal how Twitter engaged in 'free speech suppression' leading up to the 2020 election

US designates China, Pakistan, Iran and Russia as ‘countries of particular concern’ for violating religious freedom
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US designates China, Pakistan, Iran and Russia as ‘countries of particular concern’ for violating religious freedom

Pakistan, however, was retained on the blacklist, since it already figured in last year’s list of all Countries of Particular Concern. Blinken also kept on the blacklist from last year other countries such as Eritrea, Iran, Myanmar, North Korea, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan

Pentagon debuts its new stealth bomber, the B-21 Raider
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Pentagon debuts its new stealth bomber, the B-21 Raider

The B-21 Raider is the first new American bomber aircraft in more than 30 years. Almost every aspect of the program is classified

Diplomacy on a Platter: How Bidens plan to welcome France's Emmanuel Macron to the White House
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Diplomacy on a Platter: How Bidens plan to welcome France's Emmanuel Macron to the White House

US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden are pulling out all stops for their red-white-and-blue themed White House state dinner for France's Emmanuel Macron and wife Brigitte. The menu includes butter-poached Maine lobster, beef with shallot marmalade and an American cheese trio

WATCH: India, US conduct Yudh Abhyas 2022 close to China border
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WATCH: India, US conduct Yudh Abhyas 2022 close to China border

Last year, the 2021 edition of the India-US joint military exercise took place at the Joint Base Elmdorf Richardson in Alaska. In the 18th edition of Yudh Abhyas, US Army personnel from the 2nd Brigade of the 11th Airborne Division and Indian Army personnel from the Assam Regiment are participating

Explained: A brief but dark history of Black Friday
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Explained: A brief but dark history of Black Friday

The origin of Black Friday is shrouded in negativity. The phrase was used in 1869 after plummeting gold prices caused a market crash. More than 90 years later, the Philadelphia police used it to describe the shopping chaos that led to a traffic nightmare

Meta gets all-time high request from India seeking action on 91,000 accounts
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Meta gets all-time high request from India seeking action on 91,000 accounts

The United States topped the list of countries with 69,363 requests seeking action on over 1.26 lakh social media accounts while India came second on the chart in terms of the total number of requests made, Meta said in its transparency report

Mysterious US spacecraft returns after 908 days, speculation grows over secret mission
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Mysterious US spacecraft returns after 908 days, speculation grows over secret mission

Not much is known about the details of the record-breaking spacecraft. But the officials claim that it was doing many scientific experiments about 400 km above the earth. The X-37B was built by the Boeing Company for NASA before being used by the US military

COP27: What is the UN loss and damage fund and how will it work?
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COP27: What is the UN loss and damage fund and how will it work?

The establishment of a fund to help poor nations getting hit hard by extreme weather events was one of the most significant decisions to come out of US climate talks in the last 30 years

Colorado: 22 year old gunman opens fire inside gay club, kills five
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Colorado: 22 year old gunman opens fire inside gay club, kills five

The attack ended when someone grabbed the handgun from the perpetrator and hit him with it. The person who hit the gunman had him pinned down when police arrived

Major League Cricket set to kick-off in United States from July 2023
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Major League Cricket set to kick-off in United States from July 2023

The 2023 season will feature 19 matches to be played over 18 days, building up to the first-ever MLC championship final to take place on July 30, 2023.

Donald Trump announces bid for 2024 US presidency: Will it be a successful comeback?
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Donald Trump announces bid for 2024 US presidency: Will it be a successful comeback?

Former US President Donald Trump has put himself firmly back at the top of the agenda — brushing off a lacklustre midterm election result, and pulling the trigger on a third run for the White House in 2024

In first in-person talks with Biden, Xi to discuss way forward for US, China
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In first in-person talks with Biden, Xi to discuss way forward for US, China

This will be Xi's first visit abroad after his election last month for an unprecedented third five-year term as the General Secretary of the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) at its once-in-a-five-year Congress

Firstpost Podcast| Explained: United States midterm elections
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Firstpost Podcast| Explained: United States midterm elections

The midterm elections in the USA are on. What exactly are midterm polls? What relevance do they hold for the United States and what impact will they have on the political opportunities for Donald Trump? Tune in to find out