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News Dabba 22 July: 5 stories across the web for a balanced news diet

Here are the daily updates that the internet is talking about through various news websites.

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Indie Journal brings you the daily updates that the internet is talking about through various news websites. Here's a glance through some of the National and International news updates, from forces raiding anti-government protest camp in Sri Lanka, Cross-Voting in Droupadi Murmu's victory, the Remain-In-Mexico policy, India's third Monkeypox case, to Nasa Mars rover's discovery of mystery object.


BBC: Forces raid anti-government protest camp in Sri Lanka


Security forces in Sri Lanka raided the main anti-government protest camp in the capital early on Friday, arresting protesters and dismantling tents, BBC reports. Hundreds of troops and police commandos moved on the protesters outside the presidential offices in Colombo, hours before they were due to leave the area. The report also said that a BBC video journalist was beaten by the army and one soldier snatched his phone and deleted videos. Nine people, including two who are injured, have been arrested by police. Read the full report on BBC.


Cross-Voting in Murmu's victory bares cracks in opposition, NDTV reports

NDTV report says that a large number of opposition MLAs cross-voted in favour of the BJP's presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu, who is set to become India's first tribal President. Around 125 MLAs and 17 opposition MPs cross-voted in Droupadi Murmu's support, according to sources. Murmu even won an unexpected vote from Kerala, where the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has not a single MLA in the 140-member assembly. In almost every state, Murmu won votes from Opposition leaders. The Opposition's joint candidate Yashwant Sinha did not win a single vote in Andhra Pradesh, Sikkim and Nagaland. Read the full report on NDTV.


The Straits Times reports Nasa Mars rover discovers mystery object

A tangled object discovered by Nasa's Mars Perseverance rover has intrigued space watchers. The Straits Times report says that it's likely remnants of a component used to lower the robotic explorer to the Martian surface in February 2021. The bundle of debris was first spotted July 12 by the rover's front left hazard avoidance camera - but when Perseverance returned to the same spot four days later, it was gone. The accumulating trash left behind by Perseverance is considered a small price to pay for the rover's noble scientific goals of searching for biosignatures of ancient microbial life forms, the report says. Read the full report on the Straits Times.


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Remain-In-Mexico policy affects 75,000 migrants at the border, TeleSUR

TeleSUR reported that the International Rescue Committee (IRC) denounced that the United States Migrant Protection Protocol (MPP), known as "Remain-in-Mexico", has affected over 75,000 migrants on the Mexican border. The IRC assured that Title 42, a measure imposed by the Donald Trump administration (2017-2021) to deport migrants on the grounds of the pandemic, generated over 2 million expulsions and violated the right of people to seek asylum. The report says that asylum seekers who are stranded in Mexican territory are exposed to sexual violence, kidnapping, human trafficking and forced recruitment by criminal groups. Read the full report on TeleSUR.


Indian Express update on Kerala reporting third case of monkeypox in India


Kerala on Friday reported the country’s third case of monkeypox in the state’s Malappuram district, Indian Express reported. The two previous cases were also reported in Kerala over the last one week. State Minister for Health Veena George said in the report that the third patient with monkeypox travelled from the UAE.  Kerala had reported India’s first monkeypox case on July 14 after a 35-year-old person who returned from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was diagnosed with the infection. Read the full report on IE.