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Aveek Banerjee is a Sub-Editor at INDIA TV. He has experience in writing and editing news stories primarily on international affairs and political matters. He specialises in content writing, editing and research.
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A minibus carrying Israeli hostages released by Hamas.

Israel-Hamas War, Day 54: IDF says truce to continue as 16 more hostages released from Gaza

World | Nov 30, 2023, 11:15 AM IST

Hamas on Wednesday released 10 Israeli women and children along with four Thai nationals, in exchange for reportedly 30 Palestinian prisoners on the sixth day of the extended truce. The truce was set to expire on Thursday morning but has been extended for another day.

Three-time former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

Pakistan: Major relief for ex-PM Nawaz Sharif as Islamabad HC acquits him in Avenfield corruption case

World | Nov 29, 2023, 06:57 PM IST

An accountability court in 2018 sentenced Nawaz to 10 years for owning assets beyond known income, with an additional year for non-cooperation with the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). Nawaz was declared a proclaimed offender in 2020 when he left for London on medical grounds.

The snake hiding the helmet.

Snake found lurking inside helmet, video goes viral on social media | WATCH

Trending | Nov 29, 2023, 06:13 PM IST

The video, which has garnered over 4.3 million views on Instagram, shows the snake hiding inside the helmet and lunging at the cameraperson if they get too close. Social media has had a history of amusing and concerning encounters of people with snakes.

Mali, known as one of the world's saddest elephants

Philippines: World's 'saddest elephant' Mali dies in Manila Zoo after decades of loneliness

World | Nov 29, 2023, 05:40 PM IST

Mali came to the Philippines as a gift from the Sri Lankan government in 1981, when she was 11 months old. After the passing of another elephant Shiva in 1990, Mali remains the sole elephant in the Manila Zoo, becoming a star attraction for children and adults.

Ex-Pakistan PM, Imran Khan, Imran Khan PTI

Pakistan: Imran Khan declines to contest for PTI chairman in intra-party polls, nominates close aide for post

World | Nov 29, 2023, 05:10 PM IST

PTI leader Ali Zafar said that Imran had declined to contest for the post until the Toshakhana corruption case is decided, and Gohar's nomination is a "temporary arrangement". The party is set to hold intra-party elections within the 20-day frame as stipulated by Pakistan's Election Commission.

Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi.

India constitutes high-level enquiry committee to probe US concerns on criminal nexus

World | Nov 29, 2023, 04:00 PM IST

MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said that the high-level committee will take necessary follow-up action based on the findings. According to earlier reports, the US thwarted a plot to allegedly assassinate Pannun on American soil and informed India of the concerns regarding the matter.

The incident took place on a Lufthansa Airlines flight.

Mid-air drama: Bangkok-bound Lufthansa flight diverted to Delhi after husband-wife fight

World | Nov 29, 2023, 03:30 PM IST

According to an official, a heated argument ensued between a German passenger and his Thai wife, after which the former threw food and tried to burn down a blanket. The wife complained to the pilot about his behaviour and said that she felt 'threatened' by him, causing him to divert the flight.

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'It might be me': 23-year-old Indian student arrested for killing grandparents, uncle in US

World | Nov 29, 2023, 03:02 PM IST

According to police, the accused Om Brahmbhatt himself called 911 after the shooting and said, "It might be me!" when he was asked who did it. Om hails from Gujarat and resided with the victims at the Traditions condo complex in New Jersey.

The 193-member UN General Assembly.

India votes in favour of UN resolution expressing concern at Israeli occupation of Syrian Golan

World | Nov 29, 2023, 04:03 PM IST

The Golan Heights region in southwest Syria was occupied by Israel during the Six-Day War in June 1967. The UN resolution was adopted by 91 members in favour, eight against and 62 abstentions with the US and UK among the countries voting against it.

The Osprey military aircraft.

US Osprey military aircraft with eight crew members crashes near Japan's Yakushima island: Report

World | Nov 29, 2023, 02:29 PM IST

The details about what happened to the Osprey and to the people onboard were not immediately known, according to the Japan Coast Guard. It received an emergency call from a fishing boat off Yakushima island.

Kia Seltos variants

Kia Seltos prices revised in India after removal of THIS feature | Check details inside

Nov 29, 2023, 12:29 PM IST

The prices of Kia Seltos variants start from Rs 10.90 lakh for the entry-level HTX model and can go as high as Rs 20 lakh for higher models. The one-touch up/down feature for all power windows was offered in all variants, but now is present only in the top X-line variant.

Former US President Jimmy Carter at his wife Rosalynn's

US: Former President Jimmy Carter makes rare appearance at wife Rosalynn's memorial | WATCH

World | Nov 29, 2023, 11:43 AM IST

Former United States First Lady and renowned humanitarian Rosalynn Carter, who was an influential figure in US politics, passed away at the age of 96 on November 19. She was married to Jimmy Carter for 77 years since 1946, making them the longest-married presidential couple in the US.

India's Permanent Representative to the UN Ruchira Kamboj.

India at UN welcomes release of hostages, calls for unconditional return of remaining captives

World | Nov 29, 2023, 11:05 AM IST

With the release of 12 hostages so far, a total of 60 Israeli captives and 21 from other nationalities have been released by Hamas in the truce period. The truce is due to end on Wednesday night after the release of one more hostage group, after which Israel has vowed to renew its offensive.

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SHOCKING! Toddler suffers life-threatening injuries under care of drunken babysitter in Colorado

World | Nov 28, 2023, 06:33 PM IST

The incident occurred on September 1, when Giovanni's mother Stephanie left him in the care of her friend McKinley Slone Hernandez. The accused, who is facing felony child abuse charges, has refused to divulge exact details of the incident.

US President Joe Biden

Israel-Hamas war, Day 53: US appeals against civilian displacement in southern Gaza if fighting resumes

World | Nov 28, 2023, 05:54 PM IST

The development comes as the US seeks to avoid large numbers of civilian casualties and mass displacement that was seen in the war before the truce. The Biden administration has urged Israel to work with greater precision in the south as compared to northern Gaza, as per the officials.

Maldives President Mohamed Muizzu with his Turkish

Why did Maldives President Muizzu ditch India for Turkey on his first foreign visit?

World | Nov 28, 2023, 05:18 PM IST

Muizzu departed for Turkey on Sunday with First Lady Sajidha Mohamed and met Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his visit. He recently secured UAE aid for India-funded Male Airport project, signalling a change in foreign policy to reduce dependence on India.

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan

Pakistan: Imran Khan's party ordered to conduct fresh intra-party polls within 20 days for 'bat' symbol

World | Nov 28, 2023, 04:30 PM IST

On November 23, the Election Commission said that the intra-party polls held last year were objectionable and controversial, saying that it had amended the constitution before the elections. The fresh elections will have to be conducted as per the time frame set by the ECP to retain the bat symbol.

Indian High Commissioner to Canada Sanjay Kumar Verma.

US shared more specific info than Canada on probe surrounding Khalistan terrorists: Indian envoy

World | Nov 28, 2023, 03:36 PM IST

Verma stressed that India was 'absolutely and decidedly' involved in Nijjar's death and called on the Canadian administration to provide 'specific and relevant' information. He also clarified that the "legally presentable" US inputs had connections to India but not the Indian government.

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South Africa: 11 killed, 75 injured after elevator suddenly falls in platinum mine

World | Nov 28, 2023, 03:43 PM IST

The incident occurred at the end of the workers' shift at the Rustenburg mine on Monday evening. Nico Muller, the CEO of Implats, which owns the mine, said that this was the "darkest day in the history" of the company and said that it would provide support to the families of the deceased workers.

Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) chief Khadim Hussain Rizvi

Lareb Hashmi stabbing: Who is Maulana Khadim Hussain Rizvi, Pakistan's 'blasphemy activist'?

World | Nov 28, 2023, 12:55 PM IST

Rizvi was the leader of the radical group Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) who were staunch defenders of the country's controversial blasphemy laws. Lareb Hashmi invoked Rizvi's fiery teachings in a video before he attacked a bus conductor with a cleaver in Prayagraj.