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Today β€” 22 October 2021Times of India

Supreme Court doesn't block Texas abortion law, sets hearing

22 October 2021 at 19:39
The Supreme Court is allowing the Texas law that bans most abortions to remain in place, but has agreed to hear arguments in the case in early November. The justices said Friday they will decide whether the Justice Department and abortion providers can sue in federal court over a law that Justice Sonia Sotomayor said was "enacted in open disregard of the constitutional rights of women seeking abortion care in Texas".

4 decades after wife's disappearance, millionaire real estate scion Robert Durst charged with her murder

22 October 2021 at 18:39
Days after he was sentenced to life in prison in California for killing a confidante who helped him cover up the slaying of his first wife, Kathie Durst, millionaire real estate scion Robert Durst has been charged with murder in her death, nearly four decades after she disappeared.

'Monument' Merkel gets standing ovation at last EU summit

22 October 2021 at 14:08
European leaders gave German Chancellor Angela Merkel a standing ovation on Friday at her last EU summit after a 16-year reign that helped guide the bloc through major ups and downs.

Neera Tanden named White House staff secretary

22 October 2021 at 13:25
Neera Tanden, whose bid to be White House budget chief was derailed by opposition from Republicans after her sharp critiques of them on Twitter, was named White House staff secretary on Friday, putting her in a key behind-the-scenes role. The appointment, which does not require Senate confirmation, was announced during a morning staff call, a White House official said.

NZ PM continues media interaction despite earthquake of magnitude 5.9

22 October 2021 at 11:41
Tremors from a magnitude 5.9 earthquake in New Zealand failed to force Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to interrupt her press conference on Friday, while she instead refused to dismiss the event, describing the rumblings as a "slight distraction." "Ah, sorry, a slight distraction - would you mind repeating that question?" Arden said and continued the briefing.

Sri Lanka orders Covid-19 booster shots for frontline workers, tourism industry

22 October 2021 at 10:27
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Friday ordered frontline workers and tourism staff to be given a third booster shot of Covid-19 vaccine next month, part of a bid to reopen the travel industry and revive the economy. So far Sri Lanka has fully vaccinated a little over 60% of its 22 million people.

From exile, female former Afghan leader keeps fighting

22 October 2021 at 04:04
Two months after the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan, one of the country's once-prominent female leaders a former parliament member, candidate for president and a nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize is visiting the United Nations, not as a representative of her government but as a woman in exile.

Moneyman behind Trump’s media company runs a firm in Wuhan

22 October 2021 at 02:50
Patrick Orlando's firm is set to be the money behind Trump Media and Technology Group, the former president’s attempt to fight back against Big Tech. Orlando is CEO of Yunhong International, a SPAC incorporated in the Cayman Islands and whose offices are in Wuhan, China.
Yesterday β€” 21 October 2021Times of India

Boyfriend of US roadtripper Gabby Petito found dead

22 October 2021 at 01:49
Human remains found in a Florida nature reserve belong to the boyfriend of murdered road tripper Gabby Petito, US authorities said Thursday. Brian Laundrie, 23, had been named a "person of interest" in the killing of Petito, 22, who was found dead in September after the couple went on a road trip across the United States.

Haiti gang leader threatens to kill hostages

22 October 2021 at 01:20
The leader of the 400 Mawozo gang that police say is holding 17 members of missionary group is seen in a video released on Thursday saying he will kill them if he doesn’t get what he’s demanding. The kidnappers are demanding $17 million ransom for the hostages' freedom, security sources said.