Top 10 World News: Russia's warning to US, update on Covid hospitalisation among kids in US and more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Dec 31, 2021, 09:53 PM IST


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Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov has said that Russia will be forced to take measures to eliminate unacceptable threats if the United States and NATO don't respond to Moscow's security proposals. Also read the report on Covid hospitalisation among children is rising in US. Don't miss our yearender on world events that defined 2021. Click on the links to read the full report. 

Russia will take measures to eliminate threats if US ignores security proposals: Minister Lavrov
Russia will be forced to take necessary measures to eliminate unacceptable threats if the United States and NATO don’t respond to Moscow’s security proposals, Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov said on Friday.

Sergey Lavrov

Covid hospitalisation among US children sees sharp uptick as Omicron fuels new wave of infections
Covid hospitalisation among children is rising in US as the country continues to shatter record Covid cases due to Omicron wave, with 355,990 new infections being reported every day in the past week. Data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed on an average 378 children were being admitted to the hospital with COVID-19 in the past one week.


Fast-moving Colorado wildfires destroy hundreds of homes and cause mass evacuation, see catastrophic pics
Hundreds of homes have been destroyed by the fast-moving wildfires in the US state of Colorado. It has also forced at least 33,000 people to flee, as per the officials. Local media outlets have reported that at least six patients were hospitalised with injuries and people in the towns of Louisville and Superior were told to flee. The National Weather Service (NWS) described the situation as "life-threatening."


Russia's new hypersonic Tsirkon missile was fired from frigate, submarine; new details emerge
Russia test-fired around 10 new Tsirkon (Zircon) hypersonic cruise missiles from a frigate, Interfax news agency reported on Friday. The report added that two more were test-fired from a submarine. 


Chinese embassy threatens Indian MPs for attending Tibet event
The Chinese embassy has shot off an angry letter to some Indian members of parliament (MPs) who attended a meet organised by the Tibetan govt in exile. The Indian MPs who participated in the meet were - Jairam Ramesh, Manish Tiwari, Sujeet Kumar, Rajeev Chandrashekhar, Ramdas Athawale, Maneka Gandhi. 

Chinese embassy

25-year-old armed man with ‘hit list’ of Biden, Fauci arrested on way to White House
An armed 25-year-old man was arrested who was on his way to the White House carrying a rifle and a ‘hit list’ which had names of President Joe Biden and the country’s medical advisor Dr Anthony Fauci. According to reports, Kuachua Brillion Xiong had an AR-15–type rifle, ammunition, and body armour when he was pulled over for driving aggressively on December 21 in Iowa state.

Anthony Fauci

In a shocking incident in US, man shoots dead own daughter after mistaking her for intruder
A shocking incident has been reported in the United States as a man in Ohio shot dead his own 16-year-old daughter after mistaking her for an intruder, local police said Thursday (December 30). As per the media reports, the incident happened around 4:30am (local time) on Wednesday at a home near Canal Winchester on Piper Bend Drive. 

Canal Winchester

A new beginning? Spain's local administrations offer menstrual leave to staff
In a remarkable effort, some local administrations in Spain have come up with menstrual leave for its staff. This seems to be one of the first attempts to come up with such a leave in western Europe.

menstrual leave

Tesla recalls almost half a million electric cars over safety issues
Tesla Inc is recalling more than 475,000 of its Model 3 and Model S electric cars to address rearview camera and trunk issues that increase the risk of crashing, the U.S. road safety regulator said on Thursday. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has been discussing another camera issue with the automaker, while probing the company's driver assistant system.


Year ender: World events that defined 2021
Politics and money never sleep, they say. Years come and go but things innate to human nature never cease to exist. This is not to say that all peace efforts are futile. But it just underlines the fact that the interplay of good and bad goes on and on. But then, who is to say what is absolute good and bad when it comes to politics? Everyone claims it's a matter of perspective.