Top 10 world news: Russia-Ukraine war, COVID-19 in China, and more

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New Delhi Updated: Mar 11, 2022, 07:31 PM(IST)

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Russia has launched 328 cruise missiles at Ukrainian cities, towns and villages since February 24, Ukraine's armed forces said even as Russia declared its airborne troops were on move in Kyiv region. Also, Moscow has opened a case against Facebook's parent company Meta for calling for ''murder'' of Russians.

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Russia has launched 328 cruise missiles at Ukrainian cities, towns and villages since February 24, Ukraine's armed forces said even as Russia declared its airborne troops were on move in Kyiv region.

Russia has launched 328 cruise missiles at Ukrainian cities, towns and villages since February 24, Ukraine's armed forces said even as Russia declared its airborne troops were on move in Kyiv region.

Moscow opens case against Meta for calling for 'murder' of Russians

Moscow has opened a case against Facebook's parent company Meta for calling for ''murder'' of Russians.

Moscow has opened a case against Facebook's parent company Meta for calling for ''murder'' of Russians.

China locks down city of 9 million as Covid cases surge

A lockdown has been imposed in the northeastern Chinese city of nine million people Changchun as Covid cases continue to surge.

A lockdown has been imposed in the northeastern Chinese city of nine million people Changchun as Covid cases continue to surge. 

Sanctions will lead to a 'sharp contraction' of the Russian economy: IMF

IMF managing director Kristalina Georgieva on Friday said that the sanctions Western countries have imposed on Moscow will lead to a "sharp contraction" of the Russian economy.

IMF managing director Kristalina Georgieva on Friday said that the sanctions Western countries have imposed on Moscow will lead to a "sharp contraction" of the Russian economy. 

US asks Chinese companies to comply or face delisting from Wall Street

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has asked five Chinese companies to meet audit requirements or face delisting from Wall Street

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has asked five Chinese companies to meet audit requirements or face delisting from Wall Street

Physicists say 'quantum gravity' could emerge from a holographic universe

Physicists have said that 'quantum gravity' could emerge from a holographic universe.

Physicists have said that 'quantum gravity' could emerge from a holographic universe. 

Pics: After over a decade, Japan mourns victims of Fukushima disaster

After over a decade, Japan mourned the victims of the massive earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in 2011, destroying towns and triggering nuclear meltdowns in Fukushima.

After over a decade, Japan mourned the victims of the massive earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in 2011, destroying towns and triggering nuclear meltdowns in Fukushima.

India: Forest fire near Tamil Nadu's Kodaikanal causes massive damage, controlling efforts underway

A forest fire that is said to have started on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday is causing severe damage in the region near Tamil Nadu's popular hill station Kodaikanal.

A forest fire that is said to have started on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday is causing severe damage in the region near Tamil Nadu's popular hill station Kodaikanal. 

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un orders ICBM launch site's expansion, says report

In order to become a space power, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered expansion of site for launching intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) into an "ultramodern advanced base", state media KCNA reported on Friday.

In order to become a space power, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered expansion of site for launching intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) into an "ultramodern advanced base", state media KCNA reported on Friday.  

West made a mistake by promising NATO membership to Ukraine: EU foreign policy chief Borrell

European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell has said that the West made a mistake by offering NATO membership to Ukraine, Sputnik news agency has reported.

European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell has said that the West made a mistake by offering NATO membership to Ukraine, Sputnik news agency has reported.

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