India SC clears Adani from more probes in Hindenburg saga

Facts of the case do not warrant the transfer of the probe to a Special Investigation Team (SIT) or other probe agency, SC says

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Harvard president resigns after rocky testimony, plagiarism allegations

Harvard President Claudine Gay said she would resign from her position on Tuesday, ending a six-month tenure marred by allegations of plagiarism and backlash over her congressional testimony about antisemitism on campus

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Japan investigators probe conflicting reports on fiery Tokyo crash

Japanese investigators on Wednesday probed a near-catastrophic collision at Tokyo's Haneda Airport between a coast guard plane and a passenger jet, with conflicting reports about what instructions air traffic control gave

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Taiwan detects 4 Chinese balloons ahead of election

Four Chinese balloons were detected moving across the median line separating Taiwan from China, with three flying directly above the island, Taipei's defence ministry said Wednesday

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Japan quake toll rises to 62 as weather hampers rescuers

Japanese rescuers scrambled to search for survivors Wednesday as authorities warned of landslides and heavy rain after a powerful earthquake that killed at least 62 people

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Thousands evacuated after Indonesia volcano eruption

More than 2,000 residents have been evacuated to temporary shelters amid heightened volcanic activities in a volcano in eastern Indonesia, a local official said yesterday.

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Israeli drone kills Hamas leader in Beirut

Israel killed Hamas deputy leader Saleh al-Arouri in a drone strike in Lebanon’s capital Beirut yesterday, Lebanese and Palestinian security sources said, as its forces kept pummelling parts of Gaza, vowing further “high-intensity” warfare against Hamas in the enclave.

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Israel launches air strikes in Syria

Israel launched pre-dawn air strikes near the Syrian capital yesterday, state media said citing a military source, at a time of heightened regional tensions over the Gaza war.

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NORTHERN IRAQ / Drone shot down over air base housing US forces

An armed drone was shot down over Erbil airport in northern Iraq yesterday, where US and other international forces are stationed, two security sources said.

KSA officially joins BRICS bloc: state TV

Saudi state TV said yesterday that the kingdom had officially joined the BRICS bloc of countries.

Japan Airlines plane on fire on runway at Tokyo's Haneda airport

A Japan Airlines aircraft was engulfed in flames at Tokyo's Haneda airport today after a possible collision with a Coast Guard aircraft, with the airline saying that all 379 passengers and crew had been evacuated

Japan quake death toll rises to 48: official

At least 48 people are confirmed dead following a major earthquake in Japan, a local official said

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South Korean opposition leader stabbed in neck

South Korean opposition party leader Lee Jae-myung was stabbed in the neck on Tuesday while talking to reporters in the port city of Busan

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Race against time after deadly Japan quake

Japanese rescuers battled against the clock and powerful aftershocks Tuesday to find survivors of a major earthquake that struck on New Year's Day, killing at least six people and leaving a trail of destruction

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Danes stunned by queen’s surprise abdication

Danes were slowly coming to terms with Queen Margrethe’s surprise announcement that she will abdicate on January 14 in favour of her son after 52 years on the throne.

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2023 worst year for Israeli settler violence

Israeli settlers killed at least 10 Palestinians and torched dozens of homes in the occupied West Bank in 2023, making it the “most violent” year on record for settler attacks, an Israeli watchdog said yesterday.

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30,000 crossed the Channel to UK last year

Nearly 30,000 migrants crossed the Channel to Britain from mainland Europe in small boats in 2023, an annual drop of more than a third, government figures released yesterday showed.

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‘Willing to take direct action’ against Huthis

British Defence Secretary Grant Shapps said yesterday that Britain is “willing to take direct action” against Iran-backed Huthi rebels in Yemen who have repeatedly attacked vessels in the Red Sea.

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Russia to ‘intensify’ attacks on Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin said yesterday that Moscow will intensify strikes on military targets in Ukraine after an unprecedented attack over the weekend on the Russian city of Belgorod.

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Israel’s offensive in Gaza enters new phase

Israeli tanks pulled out of some Gaza City districts yesterday while remaining in others, residents said, ahead of a planned troop reduction in the offensive, but fighting raged elsewhere in the Palestinian enclave along with intense bombardment.

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7.6-magnitude earthquake hits Japan

A powerful earthquake struck central Japan yesterday, destroying scores of buildings, knocking out power to tens of thousands of homes and prompting residents to evacuate some coastal areas.

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