Piriyanga Thirunimalan

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Vice President of Iran diagnosed with coronavirus

 Among the many countries affected by the coronavirus, Iran has been one of the worst-hit. Last week it had been confirmed that several officials, including the Vice-President for Women’s Affairs, Masoumeh Ebtekar, and Deputy Health Minister of Iran, Iraj Harirchi, had contracted the disease. A widespread video of Deputy Health Minister, Iraj Harirchi, shows him…

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Kashmir blackout begins to ease

India has announced that the media blackout that suspended all internet services throughout Kashmir and Jammu on 4 August 2019 will finally be partially eased. The media shutdown, according to the BBC, is the longest blackout recorded in any democracy, and despite recent slight easing, the communication restrictions still remain largely in place. The blackout…

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Brexit Box- 28/01/20

Following the general election of December 2019, and the victory of the Conservative party, many efforts have been underway to negotiate a finalised Brexit deal. The extended deadline of 31 January 2020 still stands, and the UK are due to officially leave the European Union on this date. The Withdrawal Agreement Bill, also referred to…

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