A veteran of the Second World War’s brutal Burma campaign has recalled how hesurvived tropical diseases, injury and jungle warfare 75 years on from the endof the conflict. John Hutchin, 96, joined the Chindits, a special fightingforce tasked with disrupting Japanese communications and supply lines duringthe war in the Far East, aged 20. The Chindits units drew their name from amythical Burmese lion that appeared on their badge.
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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi's statue at Indian embassy in Moscow on June 23. Defence Minister is on a three-day visit to Moscow. He will attend a military parade in Russia's capital to mark the 75th anniversary of Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in Second World War. Singh will also hold talks on ways to further strengthen India-Russia defence and strategic partnership.
A 75-member Indian contingent rehearsed in Russia's Moscow on June 22. They have come to Moscow to participate in the 75th Victory Day Parade. The military parade will mark 75th anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in the Second World War.
Every year, temporary workers, frequently from eastern Europe, travel across borders to help with agriculture and factory production lines. But now the pandemic is forcing a rethink of how to keep workers safe, particularly after outbreaks within meat packing plants in Germany.
Russia has become the first country to approve a Covid-19 vaccine and it has been named 'Sputnik V'. Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the vaccine was effective and said that one of his daughters had already been inoculated. The vaccine is administered in two doses and consists of two serotypes of a human adenovirus, each carrying an S-antigen of the new coronavirus, which enter human cells and produce an immune response. However, concerns have been raised from several quarters over the safety and efficacy of the vaccine. Several countries including the US, Canada and Germany have raised questions over the vaccine and said that vaccine production is not a race. What makes matters murky is that the approval comes even before the start of a larger trial involving thousands of participants, commonly known as a Phase III trial. The World Health Organisation said any stamp of approval on a COVID-19 vaccine candidate would require a rigorous safety data review. So why is the world sceptical about Russia's 'Sputnik V'? Watch this video to find out.
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Police in the Netherlands raided a massive cocaine lab and have arrested 17 people. According to authorities, it is the largest lab ever found in the country. They seized 100 kilograms of cocaine base and 120,000 kilograms of carrier material used to smuggle the drug. Police also released video footage showing equipment, including a row of cement mixers and vats of chemicals. According to CNN, the drugs are worth $5.3 million-$7.1 million.
Chennai Air Customs seized pills, crystals and powder valued Rs. 1.65 crores at Chennai International Airport on August 12. The 2 postal parcels had arrived from Belgium and Netherlands at Foreign Post Office. There were 5210 ecstasy pills, 100 gms MDMA crystals, and meth powder. The shipments were seized under NDPS Act of 1985.
Wearing a mask, social distancing, and regular handwashing could reduce the spread of COVID-19. In fact, it could reduce the spread by as much as 65%, according to reports at UPI. Researchers from the Netherlands also applaud government-imposed social distancing measures. This includes closure of non-essential businesses and "stay-at-home" orders. These moves could delay the peak of an epidemic by up to seven months.
Kent County Council leader Roger Gough fears the authority is days away fromnot being able to to continue to deliver its responsibilities to asylumseeking children arriving on Kent's coast. The council is responsible fortaking asylum seeking children into is care. So far this year it has taken 420unaccompanied migrant children into its care, up from last year.
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A pub has managed to open despite a car crashing into its front in the early hours, the landlord said. The Swan Inn at Little Chart, near Ashford in Kent, will still be able to serve pints to customers outside despite the landlord being woken by the devastation at around 2am on Saturday.
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On Memorial Day, a father who served in the Army wants people to remember his son, a Marine veteran who was murdered nearly four years ago. Lance Mason is begging the community to help track down his..
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It was 75 years ago today that Nazi Germany surrendered to Allied Forces, bringing the war in Europe to an end. 96-yr old veteran E.T. Roberts was in Holland on that day. It's one he'll never forget...