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Vivek Mishra

Vivek Mishra

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Vivek likes to follow politics, international affairs, sports and technology. He is currently an Assistant Editor at DailyO.

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The biggest upsets in FIFA World Cup history

Qatar World Cup 2022 has seen five days of action, and we have already witnessed two big upsets in football's biggest and most prestigious event.

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Scotland wants to break away from the UK but can't. Here's why

The United Kingdom's Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that Scotland does not have the power to hold a new referendum on independence without the consent of the British government. It is a huge setback for Scotland's nationalist government's push to hold a second referendum next year.

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Why Turkey carried out airstrikes in Syria and Iraq killing dozens

A week after a bombing in Istanbul killed 6 and wounded 81, Turkey on Sunday (November 20) launched airstrikes over northern regions of Syria and Iraq killing dozens.

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Russia-Ukraine war: Kyiv starts recapturing Kherson as Putin’s forces retreat

In what could be one of the biggest turning points in the war, the Russian troops are withdrawing from Kherson and the Ukrainian forces have already retaken dozens of villages in the region.

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Deja vu 2007: Another India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup final faces England hurdle

India vs Pakistan is always a blockbuster contest. But India playing Pakistan twice in a tournament, that too in a World Cup, has happened only once - in the inaugural edition of the T20 World Cup in 2007. India won both games back then and lifted the World Cup title under MS Dhoni's captaincy.

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Coca-Cola is among the largest plastic polluters in the world. It's sponsoring UN COP27 now

The UN climate chief said that the leaders would be held to account for promises they made last year in Glasgow, but how ironic it is that Coca-Cola, a company among the biggest global polluters, is sponsoring the COP27 in Egypt's Sharm El-Sheikh.

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EAM S Jaishankar's Moscow visit might just be the key to end Russia-Ukraine war

India's External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar is on a two-day visit to Russia beginning today (November 7). During his trip, Jaishankar will hold talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Deputy Prime and Minister of Trade and Industry Denis Manturov.

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COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh: What you need to know about the UN climate summit

United Nations' 27th annual UN meeting on climate, COP27, opened in Egypt's Sharm El-Sheikh on Sunday (November 6). Delegates from nearly 200 countries are participating in the summit that will end on November 18.

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What is the Saudi Arabia vs Iran conflict?

The decades-old conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran is back in the news after Saudi Arabia shared intelligence with the US, suggesting Iran might be preparing for an imminent attack on the kingdom.

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34, including children killed in mass shooting in Thailand day-care centre

At least 24 children and 11 adults were killed on Thursday (September 6) in an attack that began at a children's day-care centre in a northeastern province of Thailand, police said.

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Elon Musk takes a U-turn; to go ahead with Twitter deal. Here are the details

After months of playing the hide-and-seek game, looks like Elon Musk is finally going to buy Twitter. The world's richest man has reportedly proposed to buy the company at the originally agreed-on price of $44 billion.

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Putin finalises annexation as Ukraine recaptures more territory from Russian troops

Even as his troops were facing huge losses, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday (October 5) signed a law to incorporate four partially-occupied Ukrainian regions into Russia. These provinces are Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson, and Zaporizhzhia.

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Why Jasprit Bumrah getting ruled out of T20 World Cup is a massive blow for Team India

India's pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah has been ruled out of the ICC T20 World Cup due to a back injury. The BCCI made the announcement after getting the medical reports as Bumrah was doing his rehab at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru.

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Ukraine recaptures more territory from Russia as Putin goes ahead with his annexation plans

Ukraine's counter-offensive against the Russian troops is gaining momentum and they have recaptured more territory. The Ukrainian forces have broken through Russia's defenses in the south of the country while expanding their rapid offensive in the east.

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Talking points from India vs South Africa 2nd T20I in Guwahati

Barsapara Stadium in Guwahati turned out to be another batting paradise as 458 runs were scored on Sunday (October 2). David Miller's stunning unbeaten ton went in vain as India clinched the 3-match series with a 16-run win against South Africa in the 2nd T20I.

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What led to the Indonesia football stadium stampede which killed 125

In one of the worst stadium disasters ever, 125 people were killed and more than 320 injured due to a stampede in a football stadium in Indonesia. The incident happened when police used tear gas to disperse agitated supporters of the losing home side who had invaded the pitch on Saturday.

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9 years after leaking secret US documents, Edward Snowden gets Russian citizenship

US whistleblower Edward Snowden, who had exposed massive surveillance by the US National Security Agency (NSA), has been granted Russian citizenship. Snowden, 39, had fled the United States in 2013 after leaking secret files and was given asylum in Russia

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Rajasthan Congress crisis: Why Ashok Gehlot loyalists rebelled and what happens next

Ashok Gehlot, who was a front-runner to become the next Congress President, is now out of the race after a rebellion by party MLAs in Rajasthan. He will continue as the Rajasthan CM for now and Sonia Gandhi has sought a written report on it from party observers.

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Ebola is back in Africa, but do we need to worry about it becoming a pandemic?

Africa is seeing another resurgence of the deadly Ebola virus. Uganda on Sunday (September 25) said its Ebola caseload has jumped to 16 and four people have succumbed to the disease.

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How India beat Australia by 6 wickets in Hyderabad to win T20I series 2-1

Tim David and Cameroon Green's quick fifties had helped Australia score 186/7 in 20 overs despite losing wickets in the middle overs. But Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav's 104-run stand for the third wicket off just 62 balls helped India win the decider in the last over.

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Roger Federer's last game, at Laver Cup, is with Rafael Nadal by his side

Eight days after announcing his retirement, Swiss tennis great Roger Federer on Friday (September 23) will team up with long-time rival and friend Rafael Nadal for the final match of his career at Laver Cup. The Federer-Nadal pair will represent Team Europe against Team World's Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe at London's O2 Arena.

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War in Ukraine: Exodus from Russia as mobilisation of reserve forces starts; Zelensky asks Russians to protest

Russian President Vladimir Putin's decision to mobilise the reserve forces has led to an exodus over the country's borders. Even draft-age Russians (18-65) were rushing out of the country after Putin's order of calling up 3,00,000 military reservists to join the troops in Ukraine.

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Misinformation played a key role in Leicester violence. 47 arrested; religious leaders appeal for peace

Leaders of the Hindu and Muslim communities in Leicester have called for an immediate end to the “provocation and violence” in the wake of clashes in the city. 47 people have been arrested so far after the violent clashes in the city following an India-Pakistan Asia Cup cricket match.

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War in Ukraine: Protests and chaos in Russia as Putin mobilises army reserves, issues nuclear threat

There was chaos in Russia after President Vladimir Putin ordered a partial mobilisation of reserve forces to reinforce his troops in Ukraine. Over 1,300 were arrested across the country during the protests as many Russians tried to buy plane tickets to flee the country.

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Protest at Punjab's Lovely Professional University after student dies by suicide

Protest erupted at Punjab's Lovely Professional University (LPU) after a first-year student died by suicide. The student, who was from Kerala and was studying B Design at the university, ended his life on Tuesday, police said.

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Australia beat India by 4 wickets in 1st T20I: 10 key points from the Mohali game

After a humiliating exit from the Asia Cup, India's poor run in the T20Is continued as Australia defeated the hosts by 4 wickets in Mohali on Tuesday. Despite putting a formidable total of 208/6 in 20 overs, Indian bowlers couldn't stop the Aussie batsmen from reaching the target in the last over.

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Illegal loan apps: After RBI decides to prepare a whitelist, India puts pressure on Google to take action

Days after the ED raided locations in Bengaluru in the Chinese loan apps case, India has put pressure on Google to help curb illegal lending apps. Google has been asked by the Indian government and the RBI to introduce more stringent checks to help curb the use of illegal digital lending applications in the country.

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Uber hacked by Lapsus$, user details leaked. What you need to know

Uber has said the hacking group Lapsus$ was behind a cyber attack last week that forced the company to temporarily shut down some internal systems. The ride-hailing service said the attacker had not accessed any user accounts and the databases that store sensitive user information.

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Shashi Tharoor to run for Congress President. If Rahul Gandhi declines, it could be Tharoor vs Ashok Gehlot

Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Monday met Sonia Gandhi and told her that he wants to contest the poll for next party chief. He has reportedly got the go ahead from Gandhi, who said she would stay "neutral" in the elections.

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Why are women in Iran taking off hijabs, cutting their hair?

Women in Iran were seen removing their hijabs, and some even chopping off their hair as a protest over the death of a young woman in the custody of the country's morality police. Iranian police had to fire tear gas on Saturday to disperse a protest rally at the funeral of Mahsa Amini.

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