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Trump warns North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to avoid “grave danger”

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U.S. President Donald Trump has once again warned North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that the nuclear weapons he is developing “are not making you safer, they are putting your regime in grave danger”. He was addressing National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea on Wednesday.

Trump is on 12 day South Asia tour taking him to five countries in the region. He arrived in Tokoy on his first stop on Sunday and then visited South Korea. After addressing the South Korean law makers on Wednesday Trump left for Beijing. After his China visit he is scheduled to tour Vietnam and then Philippines where he will attend US-ASEAN summit at Manila on 13-14 November.

While referring to Kim Jong Un’s direct threat against US, Trump said, “We will not allow American cities to be threatened with destruction. We will not be intimidated. And we will not let the worst atrocities in history be repeated here, on this ground we fought and died to secure. Do not underestimate us and do not try us.”

Trump  alleged Kim Jong’s regime for human rights abuses and  called on countries around the world to “isolate Pyongyang” by denying it “any form of support, supply or acceptance”.

Trump painted a dystopian picture of North Korea, saying people were suffering in “gulags” and some bribed government officials to work as “slaves” overseas rather than live under the government at home. He offered no evidence to support those accusations.

Earlier on Tuesday, Trump had even offered a diplomatic opening to Pyongyang to “make a deal” and promised a “path to a much better future” for North Korea if it stops developing ballistic missiles and agreed to “complete, verifiable and total denuclearisation”.

However, North Korea has repeatedly rejected the negotiations until it develops nuclear weapons capable of hitting the U.S. mainland. U.S. intelligence community believes that North Korea may be just months away from achieving the goal.

Trump asked North Korean leader, “Every step you take down this dark path increases the peril you face.” He further said “North Korea is a country ruled by a cult.” The South Korean law makers responded with standing ovations and applause during Trump’s speech.

On Monday, after his meeting with Japanese PM Shinzo Abe in Tokyo, Trump said that Japan would shoot North Korean missiles “out of the sky” if it bought the US weaponry needed for doing so and suggested Tokyo to take a stance it has avoided till now.

He pressed hard Japan to lower its trade deficit with US and buy more military weapons. He was quoted saying, “He (Abe) will shoot them out of the sky when he completes the purchase of lots of additional military equipment from the United States,“Trump said, referring to the North Korean missiles. ”

He repeated his warning saying “era of strategic patience” with North Korea was over and that two countries were working to counter the “dangerous aggressions”.

During his first maiden foreign visit US President Donald Trump inked several weapon deals with Saudi Arabia worth $350 billion.

Reuters reports that Japan’s policy is that it would only shoot down a missile if it was falling on Japanese territory or it poses an “existential threat” to Japan.

Recently North Korea fired missiles flying over northern Japan and falling across in the Pacific Ocean. Tokyo did not react militarily against Pyngyang’s move. North Korea has also threatened to hit Guam, an incorporated US territory in the western Pacific Ocean.

On Tuesday, South Korean President Moon Jae, while addressing joint press conference with US President Donald Trump in Seoul said that they reached an agreement to “peacefully resolve” the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue and settle  permanent peace regime on the peninsula.

South Koreans have been protesting against US President Donald Trump’s diatribe against North Korea demanding that Washington should not start war in their name.

Donald Trump, who began his diatribe against North Korea with “fire and fury” world has never witnessed in the history, had vowed to “totally destroy” North Korea if it threatens the US. During his address at UN General Assembly Trump had dismissed Kim Jong Un as a “rocket man” on a suicide mission.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Slovakia’s Prime Minister safe after surviving multiple gunshot

The assailant critically injured 59-year-old Prime Minister Fico by shooting him five times.

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Slovakia’s Deputy Prime Minister has confirmed today that Prime Minister Robert Fico’s condition is stable, with his life no longer in immediate danger, following an alarming incident where he was shot multiple times.

The Prime Minister was shot by an assassin while he was leaving a meeting on Wednesday.The assailant critically injured 59-year-old Prime Minister Fico by shooting him five times.

Following the attack, Prime Minister Fico was urgently airlifted to the hospital, where he underwent extensive surgery that lasted several hours. Defence Minister Robert Kalinak, addressing reporters from outside the hospital where Fico was receiving treatment on Wednesday, described the Prime Minister’s condition as critical, emphasising that he was fighting for his life.

The identity of the suspect is yet unconfirmed as the police further investigate. Unconfirmed reports from local media suggest that the assailant may have been a 71-year-old writer and political activist.

A video is currently circulating in which the alleged perpetrator can be seen. In the clip, he mentions that he does not agree with government policy.

The shooting has sparked international concern. Expressing shock over the incident, PM Modi conveyed his solidarity with the people of the Slovak Republic, wishing Prime Minister Fico a speedy recovery. He strongly condemned the shooting, denouncing it as a cowardly and despicable act while emphasising the need for unity against such violent acts and reaffirming India’s support for Slovakia during these challenging times.

Earlier, EU chief Ursula von der Leyen also expressed disapproval of the vile attack on Prime Minister Robert Fico . On X, she stated that such acts of violence have no place in society, undermining democracy, the most precious common good. Von der Leyen extended her thoughts to Prime Minister Fico and his family, highlighting the European Union’s solidarity during this challenging time. The condemnation from EU leadership underscores the gravity of the situation and the need for a united stance against violence targeting political figures. As the investigation unfolds, international support for Slovakia remains steadfast, emphasising the importance of upholding democratic principles and ensuring the safety of leaders across Europe.

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World Earth Day 2024: Google Doodle showcases aerial view of planet’s natural beauty

Google celebrated Earth Day 2024 with a special doodle featuring an aerial view of our planet’s biodiversity.

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Google shared a doodle today to celebrate World Earth Day 2024, which showcased aerial photos of the planet’s biodiversity and natural beauty. Google reminded us of the importance of protecting planet earth for future generations with the help of this doodle.

The Google letters depict specific locations across the globe where people, communities, and governments work every day to help protect the planet’s natural beauty, biodiversity, and resources, according to the explanation of the annual Earth Day 2024 doodle on their website.

It said, these examples remind us that there’s much more to do to address the climate crisis and biodiversity loss, but also offer the promise of hope and optimism.

The islands of Turks and Caicos are represented by the letter “G.” The islands’ conservation efforts are concentrated on protecting important regions for biodiversity and addressing persistent environmental problems.

The largest reef in the southern Gulf of Mexico and a UNESCO biosphere reserve, Scorpion Reef National Park, is represented by the letter “O” in the Mexican flag.

The letter “O” features Iceland’s Vatnajokull National Park, which was designated as a national park in 2008 following decades of advocacy. The ecology within and surrounding the biggest glacier in Europe is safeguarded by this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The letter “G” has the Jau National Park in Brazil on it. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the biggest forest reserves in South America.

The Great Green Wall of Nigeria is represented by the letter “L,”  and the Pilbara Islands Nature Reserves of Australia are represented by the letter “E.”

Meanwhile, Earth Day is a worldwide event that promotes protection of the environment every year. April 22 serves as a reminder of the importance of conservation efforts and sustainable practices to guarantee a healthier world and a brighter future.

The occasion inspires people across the world to come together and take action to protect the environment, strengthening our bonds with nature and promoting good change.

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Bigg Boss 14 contestant Rahul Vaidya struggles walking in knee deep water, compares Dubai rains with Mumbai floods

Singer and TV personality Rahul Vaidya was recently stranded in the Dubai rains.

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Rahul Vaidya, who was in Dubai ahead of his show which was scheduled to take place today, left the country due to heavy rains and reached Kolkata. The artist shared on social media his encounters in the UAE city, including challenges like walking through knee-deep water. Rahul provided an update regarding the heavy rainfall in Dubai on his Instagram profile.

The Bigg Boss 14 contestant revealed that he was in Kolkata and prepared to do an evening performance. Recalling the terrifying period he went through, Vaidya said there was a lot of confusion and panic in Dubai. The situation was similar to that when heavy floods hit Mumbai in 2005.

Vaiday also posted seval other images and videos of cars that were underwater and flooded roadways. The Bigg Boss 14 contestant, who shared his ordeal, claimed that even though it had just rained for two hours, the situation was dire.

In one of the video, which went viral he can be seen struggling in walking in knee-deep water. He can be also seen holding his sneakers in one hand and with other hand he was seen managing other things.

This is the result of the two hours of rain that it had, he can be heard saying in the video. Vidya also said he dosen’t believe Dubai is accustomed to a lot of rain. Everything had stopped working, he remarked.

After taking part in the first season of the singing reality show Indian Idol, Rahul Vaidya gained widespread recognition. In addition to Bigg Boss, he took part in Khatron Ke Khiladi 11.

Meanwhile, heavy rains that triggered flooding in the UAE and Bahrain, which left 18 people dead in Oman on Sunday and Monday, have paralyzed the financial hub of the Middle East, Dubai.

A lot of incoming flights were diverted from Dubai’s international airport because of the rain. At 7:26 p.m., the busiest airport in the world for foreign visitors stopped accepting new arrivals; a gradual resumption was announced for more than two hours later.

Images of planes navigating flooded tarmacs are making the rounds on social media.

According to pictures shared on social media, the flagship malls Dubai Mall and Mall of the Emirates both experienced heavy floods, while at least one Dubai Metro station had water up to the ankles.

There were several road collapses, severe flooding in residential areas, and numerous reports of leaks from windows, doors, and roofs.

Due to the unfavourable weather, schools around the United Arab Emirates were forced to close, and as more storms are predicted, the closures are anticipated to last until Wednesday. The government of Dubai allowed its staff to work remotely till this Wednesday.

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