India's $99 billion man is opening the country's first 7-Eleven

India’s $99 billion man is opening the country’s first 7-Eleven

India | Saturday, October 9, 2021 The country’s wealthiest man is bringing 7-Eleven to India, adding the convenience store brand to his vast corporate empire, which includes energy, chemicals, retail, and telecoms. Reliance Retail, Mukesh Ambani’s conglomerate’s commerce arm, announced on Thursday that it will establish India’s first 7-Eleven shops, only days after the fast-food …

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US still ready to engage with North Korea after missile test

United States | Tue, September 14, 2021 Despite Pyongyang’s statement that it had launched a new long-range cruise missile over the weekend, a White House spokesperson said on Monday that the US is still willing to negotiate with the country. “Our attitude on North Korea has not changed; we remain prepared to engage,” Karine Jean-Pierre, …

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Afghan crisis cements Qatari global influence

Afghan crisis cements Qatari global influence

Doha, Qatar | Mon, September 6, 2021 Political leaders have rushed to Doha, and several nations have relocated their Kabul embassies there, all hailing their host for its crucial part in the airlift out of Afghanistan’s capital. After earning the trust of both parties in Afghanistan’s never-ending conflict, tiny Qatar has grabbed the moment, consolidating …

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New York City as Ida brings flash flooding

Seven dead in New York City as Ida brings flash flooding

New York |  Thu, September 2, 2021 At least seven people have died in New York as a result of flash flooding, according to police, as Storm Ida wreaked havoc on the northeast, prompting airline cancellations and declaring states of emergency. Ida smashed through Louisiana’s southern state over the weekend, delivering devastating flooding and tornadoes …

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Sydney readies for more military support as Delta sweeps city

Sydney readies for more military support as Delta sweeps city

Sydney, Australia | Fri, August 13, 2021 More defense personnel may begin patrolling Sydney next week to ensure that lockdown restrictions are followed, as officials warned on Friday of a surge in cases in Australia’s largest city after it reported the greatest daily increase in infections ever. “Unfortunately, this tendency (in certain cases) will continue …

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Australia records one of its youngest COVID-19 deaths

Australia records one of its youngest COVID-19 deaths

Sydney, Australia | Wed, August 4, 2021 On Wednesday, New South Wales confirmed one of the country’s youngest deaths from COVID-19, as daily infections remained near a 16-month high despite the state capital Sydney’s lockdown nearing its sixth week. Authorities claimed the anonymous man in his 20s died at his home in the city, despite …

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Sydney faces 'scariest period' in pandemic amid Delta outbreak

Sydney faces ‘scariest period’ in pandemic amid Delta outbreak

Sydney | Fri, June 25, 2021 | 6.45 pm Australia’s most populous state, New South Wales (NSW), reported a double digit rise in new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 for the third straight day as officials fight to contain an outbreak of the highly contagious Delta variant. “Since the pandemic has started, this is perhaps …

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US Navy says carrier group operating in South China Sea

US Navy says carrier group operating in South China Sea

Taipei | Tue, June 15, 2021 The US Navy announced on Tuesday that a US aircraft carrier group commanded by the USS Ronald Reagan has entered the South China Sea on a normal operation, amid escalating tensions between Washington and Beijing, which claims the majority of the disputed waterway. China routinely criticizes US military deployments …

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