Bharat Sharma

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Japan changes administrative status of disputed islands, China dispatches ships

The Ishigaki City Council will change the administrative status of the island group known as Senkakus in Japan, and as Diaoyus in China

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Situation relatively calm after protesters defy curfew for eighth consecutive day in US

Protesters in many cities defied curfews and carried out street demonstrating with slogans of “I can’t breathe” and “Black lives matter”

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George Floyd's murder 'inexcusable', says British PM Boris Johnson

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday addressed the murder of George Floyd by the police in the US city of Minneapolis which has spurred a series of protests

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China to introduce bill criminalising criticism of traditional medicine

The government is inviting public participation in the bill, asking for submissions, which would then essentially ban ill-talk of Traditional Chinese Medicine 

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UK's 'interference' in Hong Kong will 'backfire': China

The laws introduce provisions of sedition and essentially make criticism of the Chinese Communist Party a crime in the city which enjoys democratic freedoms

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'Cannot tolerate sin of racism', says Pope Francis while addressing the murder of George Floyd

The Pope said that “we cannot tolerate or turn a blind eye to racism”

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Spain to enforce tax on plastic packaging to curb pollution

As per the proposed idea, the focus will be on plastic cups and bottles, that are used extensively across the food sector

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Homophobic ad backing Putin's constitutional reform draws ire

The video, made by a group known as “Patriot” shows the reaction of a young boy to finding out that his soon-to-be adoptive parents are gay

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Canadians watching the US 'in horror', says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

The demonstrations began in after a black man, George Floyd was knelt on and killed by a policeman in Minneapolis, a city in the US state of Minnesota

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WHO warns against overusing antibiotics amid pandemic, says it will lead to more deaths

WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus suggested that a lot of medicines that were used traditionally to treat bacterial infections are no longer working

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'Blood-sucking' mutant ticks storm Russia: Hospitals already overburdened by coronavirus feel the sting

Given the constraints in place due to the coronavirus pandemic, hospitals are already on edge. With mutant ticks in the picture, the healthcare system could go for a toss.

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Using this particular image as the wallpaper is causing many Android phones to crash

The image was shared by “Ice Universe” on Twitter, and since then, people have been testing the veracity of this claim on their phones

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'Step back': United Kingdom hits out at China's attempts to assume control of Hong Kong

Britain urged China to rethink its plans and the strategy therein to assert more control over Hong Kong, which was earlier British territory, and was handed back to China under special terms

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China's giant telescope to officially begin looking for 'alien' signals starting September

The huge telescope started functioning in January, but has been undergoing renovation and upgrades to minimise the risk of signal interference

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EU 'shocked and appalled' by George Floyd's murder, calls it 'abuse of power'

The European Union recently expressed “shock” over the incident

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