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With no fuel, Sri Lanka declares week-long holiday for schools
Russia plans to annex Kherson region by autumn: UK intel
"Russian-backed officials have said they will hold a referendum on Kherson Oblast joining the Russian Federation by autumn 2022. Russia is likely prioritizing a pseudo-constitutional vote in an attempt to legitimize its control of the region," the ministry was quoted as saying by Ukrinform news agency. According to the update, despite the arrest of Kherson Mayor Ihor Kolykhaiev on June 28, 2022, "widespread armed and peaceful resistance continues across occupied areas".
Virgin Orbit launches 7 satellites in first night mission
The launch, named Straight Up, began at 10:50 p.m. local time on July 1 (8:20 am IST), and concluded with the successful deployment of all seven payloads at approximately 12:55 a.m. Pacific (1:25 pm IST) on July 2, the company said in a statement. Virgin Orbit's fully mobile LauncherOne system conducted its first ever evening flight from a bare concrete pad and a runway at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California.
Journo Ayaz Amir assaulted for being critical of Pakistan Army?
The Army has been sending out a clear message to all those who matter that they would not afford any criticism in any form, and from any quarter. However, the political dynamics in the country is so intricate that the possibility of vested interests pushing journalists to criticise the Army and then being attacked by their own cronies to show the attack as being carried out by the Army cannot be ruled out.
Audio leak suggests Bushra Bibi mastermind of PTI campaign
As per the audio, initially, the former first lady had expressed her disappointment with Khalid for the PTI's social media team not being active these days. She also said that Khalid and his team had run the traitor hashtag on social media on the instructions of former Prime Minister Imran Khan. "Imran Khan asked you to (run) the traitor hashtag, so many people called, your social media was active and it has not been active for a week. Why is it (like this), beta?" asked Bushra, The News reported.
Ukraine says Russia lost nearly 36,000 military personnel
The claim was made by the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in a Facebook post. According to the post, the Ukrainian troops have also "destroyed 1,584 Russian tanks, 3,744 armored fighting vehicles, 801 artillery systems, 246 multiple launch rocket systems, 105 air defence systems, 217 warplanes, 187 helicopters, 654 operational and tactical level UAVs, 144 cruise missiles, 15 warships/boats, 2,618 other vehicles and tanker trucks, and 64 pieces of special equipment".
China might be contemplating a 'takeover' of the Moon, says NASA administrator
In an interview, Nelson claimed that the United States is now involved in a new race to space, with China this time. He emphasized that in 2035, Beijing might finish construction of its own Moon station and start experiments a year later. Nelson claimed that we must be very concerned about China landing on the Moon and saying that it now belongs to the Peoples' Republic and everyone else should stay out, RT reported.
New York bans gun-carrying in senstive place after Supreme Court ruling
Individuals will face criminal penalties if they carry concealed weapons in sensitive locations like airports and other public transit, educational institutions as well as Times Square, Xinhua news agency reported. The law also makes "no carry" the default for private property including bars, restaurants, shops or grocery stores, unless deemed permissible by property owners. The US Supreme Court recently struck down a century-old New York State law requiring gun owners to have probable cause in order to carry a concealed weapon.