Top 10 world news today: Quad summit, Pak Senate elections, and more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Mar 12, 2021, 07:59 PM IST

Quad summit (representative image). Photograph:(AFP)

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During the first-ever summit of Quad, leaders of the four countries — the US, Japan, India and Australia — discussed regional and global issues of shared interest, and exchanges views on practical areas of cooperation towards maintaining a free, open, and inclusive Indo-Pacific region. Meanwhile, in the South Asian country of Pakistan, the Senate erupted into chaos over allegation of spy cameras and the win of PTI candidate Sadiq Sanjrani. 

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The first-ever summit of Quad, a grouping involving India, Japan, Australia, and US took place virtually on Friday, marking a significant geopolitical moment.

After a day full of chaos, the Imran Khan-government backed PTI candidate Sadiq Sanjrani on Friday won the chairmanship of Pakistan's Senate.

Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has suggested that some European countries have signed "secret contracts" with several coronavirus vaccine companies.

Russia on Friday said it was in favour of Afghanistan forming an interim government including members of the Taliban, ahead of talks next week in Moscow aiming to resolve the conflict.

Indian ODI captain Mithali Raj on Friday became the first Indian woman to complete 10,000 runs in international cricket.

Russia last year lost its monopoly for manned flights to the International Space Station (ISS) after the first successful mission of the US company Space X.

The 25-year-old woman discovered that she is intersex after she underwent an X-ray of her injured ankle.

Nawaz Sharif said that the military establishment have threatened to "smash" Maryam if she does not stop speaking against them in a video message from London.

After a flurry of concerning reports from various resources, the World Health Organization (WHO) has backed the use of AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine.

This case has sent shockwaves across the globe as it has highlighted the sad situation of women safety in the world, especially in a 'developed' city as London.