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Mikhail Gorbachev, Soviet leader who helped end the Cold War, has died
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Mikhail Gorbachev, Soviet leader who helped end the Cold War, has died

Mikhail Gorbachev, the final leader of the Soviet Union and a reformer who helped end the Cold War and lead his country from communism to capitalism, died Tuesday at 91, according to the Gorbachev Foundation. “Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev died this evening after a serious and long illness,” the Central Clinical Hospital reported, according to the Interfax news agency. He will be buried at the Novodevichy Cemetery in Moscow next to his wife, Raisa Gorbachev, according to the agency. Born in the village of Privolnoye, Gorbachev grew up a committed communist during World War II. After he graduated from Moscow State University with a law degree in 1955, he rose through the ranks of the Communist Party and ascended to its top position — general secretary — in March 1985. Gorbachev u...
Ukraine Narrowly Escaped Nuclear Catastrophe: Volodymyr Zelensky
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Ukraine Narrowly Escaped Nuclear Catastrophe: Volodymyr Zelensky

The world narrowly escaped a radiation disaster when electricity to Europe's largest nuclear power plant was cut for hours, Ukraine's president said, urging international bodies to act faster to force Russian troops to vacate the site. President Volodymyr Zelensky said Russian shelling on Thursday had sparked fires in the ash pits of a nearby coal power station that disconnected the Zaporizhzhia plant from the power grid. A Russian official said Ukraine was to blame. Back-up diesel generators ensured the power supply that is vital for cooling and safety systems at the plant, praising the Ukrainian technicians who operate the plant under the gaze of the Russian military. Russia has put Ukraine and all Europeans in a situation one step away from a radiation disaster... Every minute ...
Ukraine flashpoint: Continued war is bad news for India on all fronts.
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Ukraine flashpoint: Continued war is bad news for India on all fronts.

The Ukraine-Russia conflict will require continuing prudent diplomacy and economic planning Russia’s unprovoked assault on Ukraine, which completes six months tomorrow, came at a singularly inopportune time for a world recovering from the economic impacts of a global pandemic. The fact that the conflict shows no signs of ending is worse news as the global economy continues to lose momentum. Russia’s inroads into the east and south of Ukraine and it’s staying power against stringent Western sanctions and the arming of Ukraine with sophisticated weaponry have proven an unexpected dynamic. With predictions of an imminent Russian withdrawal and/or the overthrow of President Vladimir Putin proving premature, the prognosis is gloomy. At the center of the conflict is Europe’s ability to wean its...
2 PEOPLE DROWN IN MANALI AS HIMACHAL SEES FLASH FLOOD, RESCUE OPERATION ON!
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2 PEOPLE DROWN IN MANALI AS HIMACHAL SEES FLASH FLOOD, RESCUE OPERATION ON!

The two people drowned while crossing a temporary bridge built on a drain in Solang, Manali. The rescue operation began in Solang Nala in Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu on Tuesday after two people went missing in the flash floods caused due to heavy rain on Monday. Teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the police and fire brigade are deployed at the spot. The two people drowned while crossing a temporary bridge built on a drain in Solang, Manali. This temporary bridge was used by the locals. Some people were on the bridge when it was washed away. A temporary bridge was reportedly washed away by the flow of water in the Solang area of Manali. Some people were also crossing this bridge when the accident took place. As per eyewitnesses, two people drowned in the drain a...