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Today in History for May 8

USATODAY.com Friday, 8 May 2020
Highlights of this day in history: Allies celebrate the end of World War Two; Indians holding the hamlet of Wounded Knee surrender; Coca-Cola invented. (May 8)
 
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News video: Katherine Jenkins performs to empty Royal Albert Hall in concert behind closed doors

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Katherine Jenkins and the Royal Albert Hall will today make history as audiences around the globe will be able to stream a very special Katherine Jenkins concert behind closed doors which is set to boost the morale of millions of people worldwide.

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Dame Vera Lynn laid to rest [Video]

Dame Vera Lynn laid to rest

Dame Vera Lynn has been honoured with a flypast in her beloved East Sussex village ahead of her funeral.Two Second World War fighter planes soared over Ditchling to remember the late singer.The aircraft made three passes over the quiet village before leaving to applause from the crowd.The adored singer, who entertained troops with morale-boosting visits to the front line during the Second World War, died aged 103 on June 18.

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Ditchling residents pay respect to Dame Vera Lynn [Video]

Ditchling residents pay respect to Dame Vera Lynn

The funeral of World War II singer Dame Vera Lynn takes place in Ditchling, East Sussex, with a flypast by aircraft from the Battle of Britain. Report by Bassaneseg. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

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Flight carrying stranded Indians from Kuwait arrives in Indore [Video]

Flight carrying stranded Indians from Kuwait arrives in Indore

Special flight carrying Indian passengers from Kuwait arrived at Indore airport on July 04. Proper arrangements were done at the airport keeping COVID spread in mind. Due to coronavirus pandemic, several people have been stranded abroad.

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Op Samudra Setu: INS Jalashwa brings back 687 Indians from Bandar Abbas [Video]

Op Samudra Setu: INS Jalashwa brings back 687 Indians from Bandar Abbas

INS Jalashwa entered the Tuticorin Harbour in Tamil Nadu on July 01. Naval ship brought back 687 Indians from Iran's Bandar Abbas. Indian Navy had launched 'Operation Samudra Setu' to repatriate Indian citizens from foreign nations via sea.

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Indian businessman arranges chartered flight for Indians to return to Hong Kong [Video]

Indian businessman arranges chartered flight for Indians to return to Hong Kong

A Hong Kong-based Indian businessman organized flight for Indians amid coronavirus pandemic. Many Indian businessmen, who reside in Hong Kong, visit India every year during January-February but this year they got stuck in India due to COVID-19 lockdown. Businessman Ravi Bodki facilitated their travel to Hong Kong. He took permissions from officials and authorities of both the countries. An Ethiopian flight took off for Hong Kong from Mumbai carrying 324 passengers, which included 115 children, 189 adults and 19 infants. The flight landed in Hong Kong on June 30.

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Around 2,75,000 Indians brought back during lockdown: Hardeep Singh Puri [Video]

Around 2,75,000 Indians brought back during lockdown: Hardeep Singh Puri

In a press conference on June 20, Union Civil Aviation Minister, Hardeep Singh Puri said that close to 2,75,000 Indians were brought back to the country in flights and ships during the lockdown. Puri said, "The Air India family bringing back people109000, we have our private carriers and other private carriers of other nationalities bringing back another 100,000 plus .Close to 2,75,000 Indians, who were stranded in foreign countries, have been brought back to the country in flights and ships during the lockdown. We are doing our best."

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Vande Bharat Phase 3: Special chartered flight with stranded Indians depart from Madagascar [Video]

Vande Bharat Phase 3: Special chartered flight with stranded Indians depart from Madagascar

A special chartered flight under Vande Bharat Mission 3 departed from Madagascar with 85 stranded Indians on June 17. India Ambassador to Madagascar, Abhay Kumar went on a flight and wished all passengers a very safe journey back to India. The third phase of Vande Bharat Mission, which began on June 11, will continue till June 30.

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