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Global Pulse: The Syrian war might trigger direct conflict between the US and Russia

The Syrian Civil War is now reaching a point where direct conflict — between the US and Russia, the US and Turkey, and Iran and Israel — isn't far off.

Global Pulse: Turkey and the Syrian Kurds are at war, opening up a new front

Meanwhile, Aung San Suu Kyi could still help the persecuted Rohingyas.
A stamp issued by Turkey for the G20 Summit in 2015, featuring Prime Minister Modi

HoaXposed: Turkey’s Modi stamp is old, never called him ‘greatest leader’

Tweet showing Turkish stamp of Narendra Modi and hailing him as the 'greatest leader of the world' goes viral, it was released two years ago for a G20 summit.

Global Pulse: Irma leaves Florida scrambling for safety, in the Middle East, Trump tried and failed

At least 3.3 million homes and businesses across Florida have lost power, curfews imposed, and almost 7 million people in the Southeast were warned to evacuate as Irma batters Florida.

Global Pulse: Kushner says ‘I did not collude’, NATO offers to broker German-Turkish deal and McCain’s returns to rescue Obamacare replacement

KUSHNER TO CONGRESS: ‘I DID NOT COLLUDE’ In closed testimony to the U.S. Senate Monday, President Trump’s son-in-law and Senior White House Advisor Jared Kushner boldly denied colluding with the Russian government’s intrusion into the 2016 U.S.

Global Pulse: Erdogan rallies support, Macron aimed to charm Trump back to Paris & Israel reopens holy site

TURKISH LEADER RALLY’S SUPPORT ON ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF COUP Hundreds of thousands of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s supporters gathered across the country to commemorate one-year since the failure of a coup designed to remove the nation’s leader from power.

GLOBAL PULSE: Deposed Saudi prince is home alone, Trump’s travel ban couldn’t have prevented terror attacks, and Macron’s telling portrait.

DEPOSED SAUDI PRINCE IS HOME ALONE The recently deposed crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Nayef, has been barred from leaving the kingdom and confined to his palace. 

On Camera

People stand in a queue at a food distribution point during the nationwide lockdown in Navi Mumbai on 24 April 2020 | PTI

Why even herd immunity may not fully protect us from coronavirus

Herd immunity might be a temporary state of affairs. The coronavirus-induced economic & social changes may induce a rotation of potential superspreaders.
Dubai

Dubai businesses start growing again for the first time after coronavirus struck

Businesses in Dubai are benefiting from lifting of lockdown restrictions, with foreign visitors allowed to enter. However, a weaker outlook hasn't stopped job losses.

Defence

IAF chief R.K. Bhadauria takes a sortie in HTT-40 last November | Twitter | @HALHQBLR

Defence Ministry clears purchase of indigenous basic trainer aircraft, upgrade of Israeli UAVs

HAL acquisition among projects worth Rs 8,722.38 crore to be cleared. The upgrade of Israeli Heron UAVs will include arming them, a need being pushed due to stand-off with China.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.