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Police say unidentified assailants late Wednesday fatally shot a pro-India politician along with his father and brother in KashmirJuly 8, 2020, 6:28 PM4 min readSRINAGAR, India -- Unidentified assailants late Wednesday fatally shot a pro-India politician along with his father and brother in Kashmir, police said, in a first major attack against India’s ruling party…

India Week in photos: 18 July-24 July 2020

A selection of powerful news photographs taken around the world this week. Image copyright AMIT DAVE/Reuters Image caption Beads of sweat run down the forehead of a healthcare worker after she took swabs from residents at a residential apartment in Ahmedabad, India. The country has the third largest number of coronavirus cases in the world,…

India TikTok fined for mishandling child data in South Korea

Image copyright Reuters Video-sharing app TikTok has been fined for mishandling children's data in South Korea, amid growing concerns about users' privacy.The company was fined 186m won (£123,000) by the Korea Communications Commission (KCC).The KCC, the country's media watchdog, said TikTok collected data of children under 14 years old without the consent of legal guardians.TikTok…

India India coronavirus: Kuwait’s new expat bill has Indians worried

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption There are nearly a million Indian expats in this tiny emirate nestled between Iraq and Saudi Arabia. Pratik Desai, a chief executive with engineering giant Larsen and Turbo has been living in Kuwait for the last 25 years.But his future looks uncertain after a bill to reduce the number…

India Toddler injured after falling from Poplar flat block

Image copyright PA Media Image caption Police were called to East India Dock Road in Poplar shortly after 18:50 BST on Monday A toddler is in a critical condition in hospital after falling from a block of flats in east London.The Met Police were called to East India Dock Road in Poplar shortly after 18:50…

India TikTok: How app got caught up in the US-China clash

With its eclectic mix of viral dance crazes and lip-sync comedy sketches, TikTok has become a phenomenon among young people.But with strong links to China, it's the latest company to come under attack as tensions between President Xi's China and President Trump's US rise.The US and Australia are considering banning the app and India has…

India OneWeb sale to UK-Bharti group gets court approval

Image copyright ONEWEB Image caption Artwork: Bharti and the UK government are each putting in $0.5bn (£400m) The sale of the failed satellite company OneWeb to Bharti Global Ltd of India and the UK government has been approved by a US bankruptcy court.The two parties' joint bid of $1bn (£800m) secures them the firm's assets.It…

India TikTok deleted 49 million ‘rule-breaking’ videos

Image copyright EPA TikTok says it deleted more than 49 million videos which broke its rules, between July and December 2019.About a quarter of those videos were deleted for containing adult nudity or sexual activity, the business said, in its latest transparency report.The video-sharing app also revealed it had received about 500 requests for data…

India Coronavirus: EU leaders start third day of recovery talks

Image copyright Reuters Image caption This is the first time EU leaders have met face-to-face in months EU leaders trying to hammer out a huge post-coronavirus economic recovery plan are now in an unscheduled third day of a testy summit in Brussels.Some member states believe the proposed €750bn ($857bn; £680bn) package is too large and…

India Coronavirus: Upper Crust owner says up to 5,000 UK jobs could go

Image copyright Getty Images Upper Crust owner SSP Group says up to 5,000 jobs could be cut across its UK outlets and head office, as it struggles with the reduction in passenger travel.The firm said global sales in April and May were 95% below the previous year's.SSP operates 580 food and drink outlets across the…

India Nurse and midwife numbers jump by record amount

Image copyright PA Record numbers of nurses, midwives and nursing associates have registered in the UK, figures show.By the end of March, there were 716,600 nurses, midwives and nursing associates on the register, according to the Nursing and Midwifery Council.Despite this the NMC is worried coronavirus will hit the ability to recruit and retain overseas…

India India women pull out of England tour because of coronavirus pandemic

20 Jul From the section Women's Cricket India were runners-up at the T20 World Cup in MarchIndia will not travel to England for the proposed women's tri-series because of coronavirus restrictions. India were originally due to tour in June and July but those matches were postponed.With South Africa due to arrive later in the summer,…
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