Plane with Indians held in France over suspected human trafficking concerns lands in Mumbai

An Airbus A340 bound for Nicaragua, which was carrying mostly Indians and grounded in France for four days over suspected human trafficking charges, has landed in Mumbai. The departure comes after hours of uncertainty about the plane’s status, with several reports indicating that many passengers were reluctant to return to their home countries. The Legend […]

Always aimed to support people-to-people diplomacy, says outgoing Italian Consul General to Kolkata

Italian consul general Gianluca Rubagotti, who will soon be leaving Kolkata at the end of his tenure, on Friday said his aim was always to support people-to-people diplomacy. Gianluca Rubagotti, who began his tenure as the Consul General of Italy in Kolkata during COVID-19 pandemic, told IBNS: “My effort as the Consul General of Italy […]

COP28 Summit enters final week, negotiations ramp up on emissions cuts and fossil fuels in Dubai

After a break, COP28 continued its work on Friday. Negotiators are aiming to agree on how to bolster emissions-cutting targets set by the Paris Agreement and what to do about the future of fossil fuels like oil, gas and coal. On Wednesday (December 6, 2023), UN climate chief Simon Stiell told a press conference that […]

Las Vegas campus shooting leaves three people dead

At least three people died in a shooting incident at the Las Vegas campus of the University of Nevada (UNLV) in the US on Wednesday (November 7, 2023). Police said the shooter was also killed in the incident. “According to our investigators at the scene, we have three deceased victims and one additional victim in […]

600,000 ordered to evacuate in southern Gaza: UNRWA

A top UN official has said over 600,000 people are under evacuation orders in southern Gaza amid the ongoing clash between Hamas members and Israel military. “There is nowhere to go as shelters, including @UNRWA, are beyond & over their capacity,” he said. The situation for Gazans is “getting worse by the hour”, the UN […]

UNICEF report says one in five children in the world’s richest countries are living in poverty

A sharp rise in child poverty was registered across 40 of the world’s richest countries between 2014 and 2021, according to a new report published on Wednesday by the UN Children’s Fund’s global research centre, Innocenti. The new findings from the UNICEF research wing focus on Member States of the Organization of Economic Cooperation and […]

UK introduces tougher visa rule to cut migration

The UK government has unveiled a plan to slash migration levels and curb abuse of the immigration system, delivering the biggest-ever reduction in net migration. “Together, this package will mean around 300,000 people who came to the UK last year would now not be able to come,” read a statement issued by the UK government. […]

UN warns about rapid surge in climate change over the past decade

The past decade has been confirmed the warmest ever recorded, continuing an alarming 30-year trend that the UN weather chief said on Tuesday is “unequivocally driven by greenhouse gas emissions from human activities”. Marked by record-breaking land and ocean temperatures, the decade between 2011-2020 saw continued rising concentrations of greenhouse gasses that “turbo charged” dramatic […]

Over 200 attacks registered in health sector in Gaza: WHO

The World Health Organization on Tuesday (December 5, 2023) said it has recorded 203 attacks on medical facilities and health workers in the Gaza Strip between October 7 to November 28. In its X post, the health organization said: “About 1.9 million people, nearly 80% of Gaza’s population, are estimated to be internally displaced. Recent […]

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