Top 10 world news: WHO's remarks on abortion, Amber Heard's mental health condition and more

WION Web Team
New DelhiUpdated: May 04, 2022, 09:04 PM IST
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Amid abortion rights causing a flutter in the United States, World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has warned that restricting access to abortion will lead to unhealthy and unsafe procedures. In other news, Beijing has halted public transport operations as the city grapples with a surge in Covid cases.

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According to the draft, the majority of the conservative-controlled Supreme Court bench are in favour of banning abortions. The supreme court has a 6-3 majority of deeply conservative justices.

After Ukraine said Russian forces had launched a powerful assault on the Azovstal steel plant, Kremlin denied Russia was storming the plant.The Russian army had said earlier that its forces were using artillery and planes to target Azovstal. 

PM Narendra Modi gifted Pashmina stole in a Papier Mache box from J&K to Sweden's PM Magdalena Andersson as he attended the second India-Nordic summit in Denmark.

With speculations rife that the US Supreme Court may reverse the Roe v Wade verdict after a draft of the order went viral, legal experts now opine that other laws related to marriage, sexuality and family life, including access to contraception, might see an overhaul.

It is already known that Covid infection affects physical as well as mental health. But a new study suggests that cognitive impairment caused due to severe Covid infection may be equal to drop of 10 IQ points.

With Beijing now facing the scourge of resurgent COVID-19 virus, the officials have decided to halt public transport in the capital city to avoid Shanghai’s fate where millions of residents have been under strict lockdown for over a month.

Following India's Test squad announcement for the Sri Lanka home series, Saha revealed that a senior journalist was asking him for an interview and also threatened him after he didn't entertain his messages.

A week after a forensic psychologist hired by Johnny Depp's legal team claimed that Amber Heard had no signs of post-traumatic stress disorder, another psychologist testified in court and claimed that the actress indeed suffered from PTSD.

Even as energy shipments to Europe remain uncertain due to ongoing hostilities, Russian energy giant Gazprom declared a large increase in exports on Sunday.

Researchers have revealed a sophisticated Winnti cyber attack that makes use of Windows systems in a "rarely observed" method.