Up to 13,000 Ukrainian soldiers killed since war began: Official
Speaking to Ukrainian media on Thursday, Mykhailo Podolyak, an adviser to President Volodymyr Zelensky, said: "We have official evaluations by the General Staff, official evaluations by the commander-in-chief (Zelensky), and they range from 10,000 to 12,500-13,000 killed," the BBC reported. He said that the number of civilians killed could also be "significant"
Spate of letter bombs could be linked to Spain's support for Ukraine
On Wednesday, an employee of the Ukrainian embassy in Madrid was injured when a similar device exploded, BBC reported. Officials say the Defence Minister was among the other targets. Another device was also sent to the US embassy, BBC reported. It is thought the bombs could be linked to Spain's support for Ukraine, but no-one has yet claimed to have sent them.
India assumes UNSC presidency vowing to be 'bridge builder'
"One of our strengths is that we are a voice of moderation of voice of reason and a bridge builder and we will walk the talk in the December presidency," India's Permanent Representative Ruchira Kamboj said after becoming the first Indian woman to head the Council.
Democrats fire first salvo at Donald Trump even as House scrutinises his tax returns
Trump faces a civil suit as well as a criminal suit in two separate but identical cases of tax evasion. The Attorney General of New York (Lower Manhattan), Letitia James, had sued Trump for tax evasion by accusing him of systematically perpetrating a fraud on banks (Deutsche bank) securing loans against inflated property values, avoiding taxes for a decade.
Chinese crowds hold up blank sheets to hit out at censorship
Authorities have since moved quickly to squelch the protests, arresting some demonstrators and sending university students home, in a bid to quickly snuff out the most overt challenge to Chinese leadership in decades. Using blank sheets of paper as a symbol of protest is not new.
Spain police investigate four more devices after Ukraine embassy blast
The devices were sent to the Prime Minister, the Defence Ministry, an arms company that makes rocket launchers donated to Kiev, and a military airbase near the Spanish capital, as well as the one found at the embassy, The Guardian reported.
New Covid variant drives virus surge in France
Brigitte Autran, president of the Committee for Monitoring and Anticipating Health Risks (COVARS), told the news channel BFMTV on Wednesday that the latest Covid resurgence is the "beginning of a wave", even though the increase in the number of cases is "not significant yet", reports Xinhua news agency.
Iran summons French envoy over Minister's 'unacceptable' remarks
In the meeting, the Iranian side strongly protested against the French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna's "baseless accusations," and criticized some European countries for their "instrumental" double-standard approaches to human rights, reports Xinhua news agency.
1971 Dhaka debacle was 'military failure', says Bilawal Bhutto
The PPP chairman revisited the history of his party and recounted the achievements of its founder, reports Dawn news. He referred to the fall of Dhaka in 1971, when his grandfather took up the challenge to reunite the "disintegrated country" and "regain the lost glory". "When Zulfikar Ali Bhutto took over the government, the people were broken and had lost all hope," he said.
Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan appears to have lost trust in the Haqqani faction of Taliban: Report
The TTP's statement on ending the ceasefire with Pakistan government came hours after the Foreign Ministry said that Deputy Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar will be leading a high-level delegation to Kabul for talks with Taliban officials, The Express Tribune reported. Rumours have it the TTP was also invited by Afghan Interior Minister Sirajuddin Haqqani to Kabul, but the group declined the invitation.