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News Dabba 22 September: Five 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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Anushka Vani 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 Cambodia's Khmer Rouge losing the genocide appeal, the arrest of the PFI activists, to the shortage of vegetables in Europe.



France24 report on Khmer Rouge verdict; last surviving leader Rouge leader loses genocide appeal

Cambodia’s UN-Backed Khmer Rouge war crimes court gave its final verdict regarding the genocide conviction and life sentence imposed on the regime’s last surviving leader, reports France24. The tribunal was ruling on an appeal by the head of the state, Khieu Samphan, for the murderous communist regime which wiped out a quarter of the Cambodian population in less than four years in the 1970s, says the report. As per the verdict, Samphan lost the genocide appeal. Read the full report on France24.


Indian Express talks about PFI being under the lens in recent years  


Indian Express report says that the Popular Front of India (PFI) has come to the notice of governments and law-enforcement agencies several times over the past few years. The organisation has been alleged to have had a role in violence in Uttar Pradesh during the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests in 2020, as well as has been linked to terrorism. The report adds that on Thursday, more than 100 suspected PFI activists were arrested for allegedly supporting terror activities in the country. This was a multi-agency operation led by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in 10 states. The raids are being conducted on the suspicion that these people are involved in organising terror camps and encouraging the youth to participate in terror activities. Read the full report on IE.


Amid the energy crisis in Europe, farmers warn of shortages of vegetables, reports Reuters

Across Northern and Western Europe, vegetable producers are contemplating halting their agricultural activities because of the financial hit from Europe’s energy crisis, reports Reuters. This will threaten the food supplies. The reasons for the rise of this situation are said to be the surging power and gas prices which impacts the crops grown through the winter in heated greenhouses, says the report. Some of the impacted crops include tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers. Read the full report on Reuters.


The Wire writes an analysis report about the COVID relief funds

According to The Wire’s analysis report, during the Covid-19 pandemic between October 2020 to September 2021, religious belief was the biggest motivating factor for making donations to the COVID relief funds by Indian households. The study conducted revealed that Indians gave mostly to religious organisations, the amount estimates to a total of Rs 16,600 crore. Read the full report on The Wire.


Wall Street Journal reports that the Fed raises Interest Rates by 0.75 percent


Wall Street Journal reports that the Federal Reserve has approved its third-highest consecutive interest rate rise of 0.75 percent. This hike has signalled an additional large increase and a rising risk of recession. The votes were unanimously to lift their federal-funds rate to a range between 3 percent and 3.25 percent. Read the full report on WSJ.