Morning news brief: Russian withdrawal, Pak PM 'life is in danger' claim, and more

WION Web Team
New DelhiUpdated: Apr 02, 2022, 10:03 AM IST

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After protests turned ugly, Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has declared emergency in the country. Russia has been making 'slow but noticeable' withdrawal from northern areas, said Ukraine president. Ahead of no-confidence motion, Pakistan PM Imran Khan has claimed his life is in danger. WHO has warned about new Omicron hybrid XE. Is it more transmissible?


Brief 2

Economic crisis in Sri Lanka has taken an ugly turn. After protests turned violent, Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has declared a state of emergency in the country on Saturday.


Brief 3

Ukraine President Zelensky in a video message said Russian troops were making a “slow but noticeable” withdrawal from northern areas.


Brief 4

As a no-confidence motion is going to be held in the National Assembly on Sunday, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has claimed his "life is in danger" on Friday, an ANI report citing local media said.  


Brief 5

As the world battles the Omicron variant, the World Health Organisation(WHO) has informed about the Covid hybrid Omicron XE which is a recombinant strain. It is a mutant hybrid of the two virus versions - Omicron variant BA.1 and BA.2.


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