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What are smoke grenades? Why New York City subway shooting is concerning

A masked gunman set off two smoke grenades and opened fire on common people in a New York subway car on Tuesday (April 12). He injured several people…

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Russia accused of using phosphorus bombs in Ukraine. What are these?

The UK has claimed that Russia used chemical weapons in Mariupol, which is a Ukrainian city during the invasion that started on February 24. The UK…

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Russian invasion: 4.2 million Ukrainians displaced in 40 days

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has displaced millions but it's been a particular challenge to the elderly. A lot of them are Jewish survivors of the…

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Bucha killings create shockwaves: Zelensky vows 'every Russian will learn the truth'

The fallout continues over Ukraine's allegations that Russian forces ruthlessly killed civilians in Bucha. Ukrainian president Zelensky visited the…

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Gravitas: Ukraine accuses Russia of genocide in Bucha

Ukraine is accusing Russia of unleashing a genocide in the recently liberated city of Bucha. Russia has rejected the charges, calling them fake news…

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Ukraine war: US sanctions Russian gold import, defence industry

The US administration also targeted Rostec's subsidiary Public Joint Stock Company United Aircraft Corporation(UAC) and its subsidiaries which it said was "critical to the Russian military’s…

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Now is not the time for negotiations with Russia, Zelensky to G7 countries

Zelensky reiterated that "heavy" punitive action should be continued against Russia and not to "not lower the pressure".

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US moving to establish an Asia-style NATO, says North Korea

The US and South Korea recently conducted a naval exercise which ended earlier this month. The three-day exercise took place off the Japanese island of Okinawa.

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China delivers another warship to Pakistan

China had commissioned the PNS Tughril for the Pakistan Navy in January. PNS Tughril is equipped with surface-to-surface cruise missiles including anti-submarine warfare torpedoes.

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Ukraine a tough bite to chew and so would be Finland, says armed forces chief on Russian invasion

Reports claim Finland is eying US F-35 fighter jets including warships as it prepares to boost its military.

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China sends 29 warplanes into Taiwan's air defence zone

The bombers, electronic warfare and an intelligence gathering aircraft flew over Bashi Channel and into the Pacific, Taiwan's defence ministry said.

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Amid Ukraine war, Russia blames Germany for 'intensified remilitarisation'

After President Vladimir Putin announced his 'special military operation/ against Ukraine on February 24, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced increased defence spending

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Russia controls 'about 20 per cent' of Ukraine, says president Volodymyr Zelensky

Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelensky confirmed that the Russian military forces currently control around 20 per cent of Ukraine’s territory but added that “Ukrainian defence forces have liberated…

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Two Sarmat missiles can destroy US coast, claims Russian lawmaker

Russian President Vladimir Putin had boasted of developing a number of 'invincible' weapons that can surpass existing systems a few years ago while naming the Sarmat intercontinental missiles.

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China deployed J-16 fighter jets during joint patrol with Russia: Report

Japan's defence minister Nobuo Kishi had said Chinese and Russian fighter jets had flown near Japan during the Quad summit.

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'Find cool projects': Amid Russian offensive in eastern Ukraine, Zelensky visits Kharkiv

As the fighting continues in the east, Russia claimed it had captured Lyman town which is strategically located on the Severodonetsk and Kramatorsk road

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Russia's new law to enlist more people into armed forces

The country is presenting the law as a way to bring in more technical specialists including more medics, engineers and communications experts who are likely to be recruited.

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Western arms supply to Ukraine risks further destabilisation, warns Putin

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and French President Emmanuel Macron asked President Putin to hold 'direct serious negotiations' with Ukraine President Zelensky

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Russia to deploy Sarmat ICBM this year, confirms Roscosmos chief

Russia had confirmed last month that it had completed the first test launch of the Sarmat ballistic missile. The Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile was touted by President Putin as an "…

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Biden approves $40 billion in aid for Ukraine: Armoured vehicles & air defences in package

Ukraine has been supported by military aid from the US, UK and other countries as it continues to resist the Russian invasion.

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US should sell F-16 fighter planes to Turkey, Congress can approve, says Biden

Biden said the US will announce a new $800 million weapons package for Ukraine in a few days while asserting that "Ukraine has already given a severe blow to Russia."

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China's new warfare mindset: Fujian & drone carriers

China's carrier development programme is part of a massive overhaul of the People's Liberation Army under President Xi Jinping, who has vowed to…

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Ukraine war: US sanctions Russian gold import, defence industry

The US administration also targeted Rostec's subsidiary Public Joint Stock Company United Aircraft Corporation(UAC) and its subsidiaries which it said was "critical to the Russian military’s…

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Now is not the time for negotiations with Russia, Zelensky to G7 countries

Zelensky reiterated that "heavy" punitive action should be continued against Russia and not to "not lower the pressure".

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US moving to establish an Asia-style NATO, says North Korea

The US and South Korea recently conducted a naval exercise which ended earlier this month. The three-day exercise took place off the Japanese island of Okinawa.

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China delivers another warship to Pakistan

China had commissioned the PNS Tughril for the Pakistan Navy in January. PNS Tughril is equipped with surface-to-surface cruise missiles including anti-submarine warfare torpedoes.

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Ukraine a tough bite to chew and so would be Finland, says armed forces chief on Russian invasion

Reports claim Finland is eying US F-35 fighter jets including warships as it prepares to boost its military.

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China sends 29 warplanes into Taiwan's air defence zone

The bombers, electronic warfare and an intelligence gathering aircraft flew over Bashi Channel and into the Pacific, Taiwan's defence ministry said.

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US, South Korea unleash air power: Is it a deterrent against North Korea's missiles?

South Korea and the United States flew warplanes including stealth fighter jets took off over waters around the Korean peninsula including F-35…

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Why China is deploying drones on Shandong aircraft carrier

The US has already tested the MQ-25 aerial refuelling drone including the X-47B combat drone.

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How India's Astra missile on IAF's Su-30 can change air dynamics in Indian Ocean Region

Astra is a Beyond Visual Range (BVR) class of air-to-air missile (AAM) system designed to be mounted on fighter aircraft.

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Amid Ukraine war, Russia blames Germany for 'intensified remilitarisation'

After President Vladimir Putin announced his 'special military operation/ against Ukraine on February 24, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced increased defence spending

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Why Taiwan is booking airsoft guns

Use of airsoft guns, popular for military simulation, is taught as a competition sport in Taiwan

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Anti-hypersonic tech? China claims it has developed AI powered defence against hypersonic missiles

China has been working on hypersonic technology for years. It is almost impossible to track the path of the hypersonic missile due to its…

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Himars artillery systems & JADO: How Ukraine can win grinding battle against Russia in Donbas

Himars employ the "scoot and shoot" capability which enhances the survivability of the crew in a "high threat environment". It could hold the key…

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Russia controls 'about 20 per cent' of Ukraine, says president Volodymyr Zelensky

Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelensky confirmed that the Russian military forces currently control around 20 per cent of Ukraine’s territory but added that “Ukrainian defence forces have liberated…

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Two Sarmat missiles can destroy US coast, claims Russian lawmaker

Russian President Vladimir Putin had boasted of developing a number of 'invincible' weapons that can surpass existing systems a few years ago while naming the Sarmat intercontinental missiles.

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Will HIMARS, the high precision missile system that US is sending to Ukraine, be a game-changer?

The United States announced on Tuesday (May 31) that it is sending advanced missile systems to Ukraine. The new weapon is the HIMARS multiple launch…

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Turkey developing Siper missile defence system: Will it rival the Russian S-400?

Reports claim the country has test-fired the Siper high-altitude long-range missile system. The missile is likely to enter Turkey's military next…

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China deployed J-16 fighter jets during joint patrol with Russia: Report

Japan's defence minister Nobuo Kishi had said Chinese and Russian fighter jets had flown near Japan during the Quad summit.

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US should sell F-16 fighter planes to Turkey, Congress can approve, says Biden

Biden said the US will announce a new $800 million weapons package for Ukraine in a few days while asserting that "Ukraine has already given a severe blow to Russia."

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Ukraine war: US sanctions Russian gold import, defence industry

The US administration also targeted Rostec's subsidiary Public Joint Stock Company United Aircraft Corporation(UAC) and its subsidiaries which it said was "critical to the Russian military’s…

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Now is not the time for negotiations with Russia, Zelensky to G7 countries

Zelensky reiterated that "heavy" punitive action should be continued against Russia and not to "not lower the pressure".

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US moving to establish an Asia-style NATO, says North Korea

The US and South Korea recently conducted a naval exercise which ended earlier this month. The three-day exercise took place off the Japanese island of Okinawa.

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China delivers another warship to Pakistan

China had commissioned the PNS Tughril for the Pakistan Navy in January. PNS Tughril is equipped with surface-to-surface cruise missiles including anti-submarine warfare torpedoes.

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Ukraine a tough bite to chew and so would be Finland, says armed forces chief on Russian invasion

Reports claim Finland is eying US F-35 fighter jets including warships as it prepares to boost its military.

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China sends 29 warplanes into Taiwan's air defence zone

The bombers, electronic warfare and an intelligence gathering aircraft flew over Bashi Channel and into the Pacific, Taiwan's defence ministry said.

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Amid Ukraine war, Russia blames Germany for 'intensified remilitarisation'

After President Vladimir Putin announced his 'special military operation/ against Ukraine on February 24, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced increased defence spending

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Russia controls 'about 20 per cent' of Ukraine, says president Volodymyr Zelensky

Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelensky confirmed that the Russian military forces currently control around 20 per cent of Ukraine’s territory but added that “Ukrainian defence forces have liberated…

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Two Sarmat missiles can destroy US coast, claims Russian lawmaker

Russian President Vladimir Putin had boasted of developing a number of 'invincible' weapons that can surpass existing systems a few years ago while naming the Sarmat intercontinental missiles.

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China deployed J-16 fighter jets during joint patrol with Russia: Report

Japan's defence minister Nobuo Kishi had said Chinese and Russian fighter jets had flown near Japan during the Quad summit.

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'Find cool projects': Amid Russian offensive in eastern Ukraine, Zelensky visits Kharkiv

As the fighting continues in the east, Russia claimed it had captured Lyman town which is strategically located on the Severodonetsk and Kramatorsk road

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Russia's new law to enlist more people into armed forces

The country is presenting the law as a way to bring in more technical specialists including more medics, engineers and communications experts who are likely to be recruited.

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Western arms supply to Ukraine risks further destabilisation, warns Putin

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and French President Emmanuel Macron asked President Putin to hold 'direct serious negotiations' with Ukraine President Zelensky

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Russia to deploy Sarmat ICBM this year, confirms Roscosmos chief

Russia had confirmed last month that it had completed the first test launch of the Sarmat ballistic missile. The Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile was touted by President Putin as an "…

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Biden approves $40 billion in aid for Ukraine: Armoured vehicles & air defences in package

Ukraine has been supported by military aid from the US, UK and other countries as it continues to resist the Russian invasion.

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959 Ukrainian fighters have surrendered in Azovstal steel plant, claims Russia

The International Criminal Court(ICC) said it was deploying investigators including forensic experts to gather evidence on alleged war crimes by Russian troops.

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US seeking defence partnership with India to reduce Russia's influence: Report

India has been dependent on Russian military weapons for decades with the S-400 missile defence system being the latest on its acquisition list. 

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Russian soldier charged with war crimes in Ukraine pleads guilty

Shishimarin has been charged with the death of a man in eastern Ukraine just days after the Russian invasion which was announced by President Vladimir Putin on February 24.

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India-China border dispute: China constructing massive bridge near Indian border, says report

As the India-China dispute enters the third year, image revealed that China’s People's Liberation Army has been making a massive bridge to carry heavier vehicles near the Pangong Tso Lake

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China's new warfare mindset: Fujian & drone carriers

China's carrier development programme is part of a massive overhaul of the People's Liberation Army under President Xi Jinping, who has vowed to build a "fully modern" force

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US, South Korea unleash air power: Is it a deterrent against North Korea's missiles?

South Korea and the United States flew warplanes including stealth fighter jets took off over waters around the Korean peninsula including F-35 stealth fighters an

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Why China is deploying drones on Shandong aircraft carrier

The US has already tested the MQ-25 aerial refuelling drone including the X-47B combat drone.

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How India's Astra missile on IAF's Su-30 can change air dynamics in Indian Ocean Region

Astra is a Beyond Visual Range (BVR) class of air-to-air missile (AAM) system designed to be mounted on fighter aircraft.

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Why Taiwan is booking airsoft guns

Use of airsoft guns, popular for military simulation, is taught as a competition sport in Taiwan

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Anti-hypersonic tech? China claims it has developed AI powered defence against hypersonic missiles

China has been working on hypersonic technology for years. It is almost impossible to track the path of the hypersonic missile due to its unpredictable trajectory. 

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Himars artillery systems & JADO: How Ukraine can win grinding battle against Russia in Donbas

Himars employ the "scoot and shoot" capability which enhances the survivability of the crew in a "high threat environment". It could hold the key Donbas

 

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Will HIMARS, the high precision missile system that US is sending to Ukraine, be a game-changer?

The United States announced on Tuesday (May 31) that it is sending advanced missile systems to Ukraine. The new weapon is the HIMARS multiple launch rocket system.

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Turkey developing Siper missile defence system: Will it rival the Russian S-400?

Reports claim the country has test-fired the Siper high-altitude long-range missile system. The missile is likely to enter Turkey's military next year.

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Iran's underground drone fleet in Zagros mountain: See pictures

Iran's state TV said the flagship of the fleet was the "Kaman-22", a drone equipped with missiles and able to fly at least 2,000 kilometres.

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S-400 missile: China, Pak threat and Pentagon's take on India's defence

By June 2022, India intends to deploy the S-400 missile defence system that it has received from Russia to defend itself against threat from Pakistan and China, a Pentagon spymaster has told US law

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NASM-SR: How Indian Navy's new anti-ship missile can change warfare dynamics

Indian Navy's NASM-SR anti-ship missile employed the indigenously developed launcher for the helicopter.

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Russia plans next generation hypersonic missiles: What is it?

Russia's revelation comes even as its forces are involved in a fierce war with Ukraine for nearly three months.

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Taiwan's new military excercise: Tabletop wargames against China

According to Taiwan's military, strategising with physical maps allows face-to-face brainstorming.

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China's new hypersonic missile innovation: How it will power planes & missiles

Chinese scientists have been working on hypersonic technology for years.

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Hypersonics & missile strikes: Russia's assault on Ukraine in numbers

According to Pentagon officials, Russia may have fired  'between 10 and 12' hypersonic missiles since the Ukraine invasion began on February 24.

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China's new aircraft carrier killer: Hypersonic missile to take on US warships

China has taken another giant step in launching an anti-ship ballistic missile. PLA Navy launched a YJ-21 hypersonic anti-ship missile from a destroyer. 

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Warzone decoded: How Ukraine has fractured Russia's feared T-90 tank

The T-90 tank is believed to be Russia's most advanced tank which was incorporated into the Army two years ago.

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Russia's 'simulated' nuclear missile strikes & Il-80 Doomsday plane

During the war games in the enclave on the Baltic Sea, Russia practised simulated "electronic launches" of nuclear-capable Iskander mobile ballistic missile systems.

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How Ukraine's Harpoon, Neptune missiles and Bayraktar drones hit Moskva

Russia may rule the Black Sea but any amphibious assault on the Ukrainian coast seems risky so long as Kyiv's defences threaten any warships that venture too close

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Ukraine-Russia war: What are anti-radiation medicines? Side effects & availability

There are fears of the Russia-Ukraine war escalating into a nuclear conflict. There is already a scramble for anti-radiation pills. Potassium iodide products are among such pills. Approved by FDA, these are available without a prescription Read Article
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What are smoke grenades? Why New York City subway shooting is concerning

A masked gunman set off two smoke grenades and opened fire on common people in a New York subway car on Tuesday (April 12). He injured several people in the morning rush hour in the city. No fatalities have been reported so far. Authorities informed that ten people were hit directly by gunfire. The smoke grenades are signalling devices, target or landing zone marking devices used by the military. They are normally non-lethal, but incorrect use may cause death. Read Article
00:02:27

Russia accused of using phosphorus bombs in Ukraine. What are these?

The UK has claimed that Russia used chemical weapons in Mariupol, which is a Ukrainian city during the invasion that started on February 24. The UK said it is trying to verify reports Moscow used chemical weapons. A UK minister warned that any use of chemical weapons by Russia in its attacks on Ukraine "will get a response and all options are on the table". "If they are used at all, then (Russian) President (Vladimir) Putin should know that all possible options are on the table in terms of how the West might respond. There are some things that are beyond the pale, and the use of chemical weapons will get a response," armed forces minister James Heappey told Sky News. UK's Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said earlier that Britain was working with partners to verify the reports that Russian forces may have used chemical agents in Mariupol. "Any use of such weapons would be a callous escalation in this conflict and we will hold Putin and his regime to account," she added on Twitter. Read Article
00:03:05

Russian invasion: 4.2 million Ukrainians displaced in 40 days

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has displaced millions but it's been a particular challenge to the elderly. A lot of them are Jewish survivors of the Nazi holocaust and eight decades after world war 2 appended their lives another war has arrived at their doorsteps. Read Article
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Bucha killings create shockwaves: Zelensky vows 'every Russian will learn the truth'

The fallout continues over Ukraine's allegations that Russian forces ruthlessly killed civilians in Bucha. Ukrainian president Zelensky visited the town located just 37 kilometers from the capital, the president walked through the streets littered with military vehicles. Read Article
00:06:45

Gravitas: Ukraine accuses Russia of genocide in Bucha

Ukraine is accusing Russia of unleashing a genocide in the recently liberated city of Bucha. Russia has rejected the charges, calling them fake news. Palki Sharma Upadhyay tells you more. Read Article
00:03:56

Amid Russia-Ukraine Crisis Poland hints at hosting nuclear warheads

Amid the ongoing Ukrainian Crisis, Poland Deputy Prime Minister said the nation is open to idea of U.S. deploying tactical Nuclear weapons on its soil Read Article
00:02:42

Ukraine: Russian troops regrouping in South

As Russian invasion of Ukraine enters its sixth week, Ukraine has warned that Russia is preparing powerful strikes in the south, take a look at this report. Read Article
00:05:50

Gravitas: Donbas rebel republics to join Russia?

The latest round of talks between Ukraine and Russia has raised hopes for a peace deal. Will Zelensky's concessions be enough to end the war? What will determine Putin's response? Palki Sharma tells you. Read Article
00:07:50

Russia to 'drastically reduce' assault, Kyiv sets condition for 'neutral status'

The negotiations between Ukraine and Russia in Istanbul could possibly pave the way for a meeting between the Russian president Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Zelensky. Read Article