There is no point in catching the criminals if they are simply going to be let out early, said the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson when addressing his Cabinet this week, as he set out his plans for sentencing reform.
The ambitious Russian gas project has been called into question amid European accusations that Russia was complicit in Navalny's alleged 'poisoning' with a Novichok-type substance.
The Venezuelan Air Force regularly targets unidentified aircraft used by regional drug cartels. A similar incident took place in July, when another plane with a US registration number was shot down by fighter jets while intruding into Venezuelan airspace.
In the wake of the Indo-China border dispute, New Delhi has banned close to 200 mobile applications owned by Chinese firms, imposing tariff restrictions on Chinese imports. The major Chinese apps include TikTok, UC Browser and PubG.
Assange is facing extradition to the United States, where he was earlier indicted by the US Department of Justice on 18 charges, mostly regarding violations under the Espionage Act. If convicted, he may face up to 175 years in prison.
Kangana sparked a controversy by calling the Hindi film industry ‘bullywood’ and a ‘gutter’, and is now calling it ‘intoxicating’. Earlier, she alleged that 99% of all superstars had taken drugs at some point in their lives, at high profile parties. While some people are trolling her, others support her revelations, including top legislators.
Queen Elizabeth II is not only Britain’s monarch - she is also the head of state in 15 former British colonies, including Barbados. But the Caribbean island has declared plans to throw off the last vestiges of imperialism.
India continues to face a two-front threat on its border, with tensions intensifying with China on the Line of Actual Control and with Pakistan at the Line of Control in contested Jammu and Kashmir. This year has seen the highest number of Pakistani ceasefire violations in 17 years, India alleges, claiming there have been 3,186 such incidents.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - At least four people were killed as a helicopter crashed in the town of Lantawan in the Philippines' southern province of Basilan, the Rappler news website reported on Wednesday, citing police.
As cinemas across India remain shut down despite unlock phase 4, the Multiplex Association of India and Bollywood celebs have appealed to the government to allow their re-opening. Since the pan-India lockdown on 25 March, hundreds of people working in the cinemas have lost their jobs, while the movie theatres are facing financial problems.
In August, Russia registered the world’s first COVID-19 vaccine, named Sputnik V and developed by the Gamaleya Scientific Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology. The vaccine is yet to complete the required Phase 3 of clinical trials.
In August 2019, the High Commission of India (HCI) in London was informed that four 15th century idols of Hindu gods Rama, Sita and Laxmana were suspected to be in possession of an individual in London.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Volunteers taking part in the post-registration trials of the Sputnik V vaccine will be checked for COVID-19, HIV, syphilis, hepatitis B and C, alcohol, narcotic or psychostimulant substances, and women will be tested for pregnancy before the vaccine is administered, the Gam-COVID-Vac-2020 clinical study's protocol said.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia hopes that the United Arab Emirates' and Bahrain's normalisation deals with Israel will promote regional stability and will not affect the settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said on Wednesday.
Rajasthan police have confirmed to Sputnik that several people are still missing. A relief and rescue operation is underway.
American media had earlier reported that that Washington believed Iran was plotting to assassinate US Ambassador to South Africa Lana Marks in retaliation for the killing of top Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani in Iraq earlier this year.
The number of COVID-19 cases in India topped 5 million on Wednesday, with over 90,000 new cases added in the past 24 hours. The total caseload of 5,020,359 includes 995,933 active cases, 3,942,360 who have recovered and 82,066 deaths.
Greek police have detained more than 10 suspects as part of an investigation into the possible causes of the blaze. The incident comes days after a major fire on the island of Lesbos, which completely destroyed a migrant camp.
The overcrowded Moria refugee facility was destroyed by a huge blaze earlier in September, leaving nearly 13,000 migrants without shelter. According to Greek media, the fire could have been caused by arson. The fire broke out after reports emerged that 35 residents of the camp had been diagnosed with COVID-19.
The European Commission President made the remark at the 2020 State of the European Union address. Europe is dealing with an uptick of coronavirus cases, raising fears of a second wave. It is also addressing the displacement of thousands of refugees due to a major fire at a migrant camp in Greece.