Top 10 world news: UN aid teams visit Gaza, Nepal parliament dissolved & more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, IndiaUpdated: May 22, 2021, 11:03 PM IST
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Top 10 world news today: In our daily evening newsletter, we bring to you the biggest stories of the day from multiple beats. Today, amid the ceasefire between Isreal and Hamas, which was brokered after eleven days of continuous fighting a UN humanitarian official along with aid teams visited Gaza, to assess the damage. Meanwhile, Taiwan has accused China of spreading false information about the novel Coronavirus on social media sites. In other news, former President Donal Trump is also facing the brunt of an accusation, the American network CNN  has accused him of spying on their reporter. If you wish to read the full story, please click on the headline.

Observing the situation in airstrike-hit Gaza, top United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for the Palestinian territories Lynn Hastings appealed to Hamas and Israel to observe the ceasefire.

A Taiwanese official has accused China of spreading fake news about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Blaming China for the misinformation circulating on social media platforms, he said, that Taiwan is currently undertaking public measures to ward off the misinformation.

Ahead of weekend pro-Palestinian rallies in Germany, the country's Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned against the show of racist or anti-Semitic behaviour. 

After multiple name changes and a lot of scientific and political discussions, Europen Union's " Digital Covid Certificate" is all set to come into use from July 1. Let's take a look at the certificate and the various information related to its use for travelling purposes. 

In an interview, General Francois Lecointre, head of French armed forces slams a United Nations report which looked into the airstrikes in Mali, that resulted in the death of 19 civilians. According to him, the report was biased, and it delegitimised the operations of the French-led Barkhane force in the area.

Myanmar’s junta leader Min Aung Hlaing in his first interview since the February 1 coup said that the country’s deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi would soon appear in court. The Southeast Asian country was pushed into a violent crisis in the aftermath of the coup.

After neither the caretaker Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli, nor opposition leader Sher Bahadur Deuba were able to demonstrate a majority to form a new government set deadline, President Bidya Devi Bhandari has dissolved parliament and fixed general elections in November amid a worsening COVID-19 outbreak.

After Washington post, another American media house, CNN, has alleged that the Trump administration spied on a reporter and also obtained phone and email records of a network reporter who was covering the Pentagon at the time Trump was in the White House.

Scientists click photo of oldest spiral galaxy in universe

Scientists have clicked a picture of the oldest spiral galaxy in the universe which is estimated to have been formed 12.4 billion years ago, or just 1.4 billion years after the big bang.