Who is Mohammed Zubair, Indian journalist arrested by Modi gov’t? | Freedom of the Press News

Who is Mohammed Zubair, Indian journalist arrested by Modi gov’t?  |  Freedom of the Press News

New Delhi, India – Police in India’s capital New Delhi have arrested a Muslim journalist for allegedly hurting religious sentiment in what critics say is the latest example of declining press freedom in the country under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government. Mohammed Zubair, co-founder of India’s leading fact-checking website Alt News, has long been in … Read more

Q&A: Ukraine’s Haidai on the battle for Severodonetsk, Lysychansk | Russia-Ukraine war News

Q&A: Ukraine’s Haidai on the battle for Severodonetsk, Lysychansk |  Russia-Ukraine war News

Russian forces have taken control of the eastern Ukrainian city of Severodonetsk, in Ukraine’s Luhansk region, delivering a significant victory for President Vladimir Putin, four months after he ordered his troops into Ukraine. The fall of Severodonetsk on Saturday came after the strategic city – with a pre-war population of 100,000 – endured weeks of … Read more

The Queen, 96, travels to Scotland to take part in ceremony of the keys at Holyrood

The Queen, 96, travels to Scotland to take part in ceremony of the keys at Holyrood

The Queen looked ecstatic as she made an unexpected return to work today after she traveled to Scotland for her first public duties since the Platinum Jubilee. Her Majesty is in Edinburgh with members of her family for their traditional week of events north of the border including meeting with Nicola Sturgeon. The 96-year-old, who … Read more

Destruction everywhere, help scarce after Afghanistan quake

Destruction everywhere, help scarce after Afghanistan quake

Afghan girl carries a donated matrace after an earthquake in Gayan village, in Paktika province, Afghanistan, Friday. A powerful earthquake struck a rugged, region of eastern Afghanistan early Wednesday, flattening stone and mud-brick homes in the country’s deadliest quake in two decades, the state-run news agency reported. (Ebrahim Nooroozi, Associated Press) Estimated read time: 5-6 … Read more

Kaliningrad standoff could reveal if Russia wants to ‘escalate’ | Russia-Ukraine war News

Kaliningrad standoff could reveal if Russia wants to ‘escalate’ |  Russia-Ukraine war News

Last Saturday, Lithuania banned the transit of goods subjected to European Union sanctions through its territory to the Russian exclave Kaliningrad, which is on the Baltic Sea and about 1,300km (800 miles) from Moscow. Lithuania said the move was in line with European sanctions. Infuriated, Moscow called it a “blockade” and promised to respond. The … Read more

Netflix cops in Mexico after van carrying cast from The Chosen One careened off road killing two

Netflix cops in Mexico after van carrying cast from The Chosen One careened off road killing two

Netflix has been accused of unsafe working practices to occur in the production of its new original series The Chosen One after two actors were killed in a car accident that left six others injured. Raymundo Garduno Cruz and Juan Francisco Gonzalez Aguilar were killed in a remote part of the state of Baja California … Read more

Former Champions return to attack The New Day

Former Champions return to attack The New Day

The latest episode of SmackDown saw the return of The Viking Raiders (Erik and Ivar), who attacked The New Day and Shanky to turn heel. The duo of Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods have come out of their feud against Sheamus, Ridge Holland, and Butch. The former tag team champions also recently teamed up with … Read more

How the melting Arctic could lead to huge riches—and world war

How the melting Arctic could lead to huge riches—and world war

Santa’s getting company. Fast-melting sea ice has opened a potential new Arctic shipping lane across the North Pole, which will give powerful nations easier access to the frozen zone’s vast riches — but has also sparked fears of war. The Arctic Council predicts that, during the summers, sea ice will be gone by 2040 — … Read more