Earthquake death toll rises to nearly 4,900 in Turkey and Syria

ankara [Turkey]February 7 (ANI): Nearly 4,900 people have been killed and tens of thousands injured after a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Turkey and Syria on Monday, according to officials, reported CNN. Turkey’s death toll rose to at least 3,381 as of around 9:45 am local time on Tuesday, Orhan Tatar, an official with the country’s … Read more

Indian High Commission in Australia condemns temple vandalisation, asks govt to ensure Indian’s safety

Canberra [Australia]January 26 (ANI): The Indian High Commission in Canberra on Thursday condemned the “deeply disturbing” incidents of vandalization of three Hindu temples in Melbourne, and asked the Australian Government to ensure the safety and security of members of the Indian community and their properties in your country. Last week, ISKCON’s Hare Krishna Temple was … Read more

Russia Mobilizes Ukrainians From Occupied Regions To Fight Own Country, Use As ‘Human Shield’

The Russian army has been accused of forcibly mobilizing Ukrainian citizens living in temporarily occupied regions to fight alongside Moscow’s troops, according to a report. Speaking at a briefing at Media Center Ukraine – Ukrinform, Olha Skrypnyk, Chairperson of the Board at the Crimean Human Rights Group, said men in the regions of Donetsk and … Read more

India To Overtake China As Most Populated Country This Year As Deaths Outnumber Births

India is on track to overtake China this year as the world’s most populous country after China’s death rate eclipsed the birth rate for the first time. India’s chances of leapfrogging China in terms of population shot up after the Chinese government announced that the country’s population declined for the first time in sixty years. … Read more

Cambodia’s trade with RCEP countries hit 31 bln USD last year

PHNOM PENH, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) — Cambodia’s trade with the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) member countries reached 31 billion US dollars in 2022, up 4 percent from a year earlier, according to a Ministry of Commerce report released on Tuesday. The report said the kingdom’s export to the RCEP countries amounted to 6.34 billion … Read more

Meet the woodcutter who built his own Hobbit House despite never watching Lord of the Rings

A woodcutter who built his own Hobbit House revealed he has never watched Lord of the Rings – and lives almost off-grid despite being nearly 90. Great-grandad Stuart Grant, 89, moved into the cottage he bought as a wreck with no roof and no doors in 1984, while he was renovating a house. But he … Read more

Russia Mobilizes Ukrainians To Fight Against Country In Occupied Regions: Army Intel

Russia is mobilizing residents of occupied parts of Ukraine to replenish losses in its invasion, the Ukrainian military claimed. A new wave of mobilization was reported since Monday in the city of Alchevsk in Ukraine’s eastern Luhansk province, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said in a Thursday situation report. “To replenish … Read more

Australia’s oldest Test cricketer Norma Whiteman passes away at 86

melbourne [Australia]January 9 (ANI): Australia’s oldest Test cricketer and a trailblazer of the women’s game, Norma Whiteman, has passed away aged 86. A middle-order batter and medium-pace bowler, Whiteman (also known as Norma Johnston) represented Australia in seven Tests from 1948 to 1951. Until her passing, Whiteman was the oldest Australian Test cricketer alive. “Australian … Read more

Everything You Need To Know About Traveling To The Country

The Chinese government is lifting key parts of its coronavirus-related border restrictions starting this Sunday, three years after COVID-19 was first detected in China. The easing of entry restrictions was seen as China’s pivot away from the controversial zero-COVID policy, which caused nationwide uproar and dampened the country’s economic activities in the past few years. … Read more

Australia’s population to be smaller and older than expected due to COVID-19 restrictions halting migration

Within a decade, Australia’s population is expected to be smaller and older than what was predicted before the COVID-19 pandemic. The Center for Population’s 2022 Population Statement reveals the pandemic has had a substantial impact on the country’s population, which has mostly been caused by a limit to overseas migration from border closures. That statement … Read more