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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 earthquake tremors felt in Delhi-NCR, interfaith couple attacked in Karnataka, to the UN court hearing of South Africa's genocide case against Israel.


Earthquake tremors felt in Delhi-NCR, Hindustan Times reports

Hindustan Times reported that Delhi and its surrounding areas experienced earthquake tremors on Thursday afternoon. The National Capital Region, including Noida, Ghaziabad, Faridabad and Gurugram, also felt the earthquake tremors. According to the National Centre for Seismology, the nodal agency of the Government of India for the monitoring of earthquake activity, the tremors had its epicentre in Afghanistan. The tremors were also felt in Chandigarh, Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana, Punjab and other parts of northern India. Read the full report here.


6 men barge into hotel room, thrash interfaith couple in Karnataka: NDTV


Six men barged into the room of a lodge in Karnataka and thrashed a couple for the 'crime' of being together despite practising different faiths. NDTV reports that videos of the assault have emerged just days after two cousins were beaten up in the state after being mistaken for an interfaith couple. Filmed by the attackers themselves - indicating that they wanted to make a name for themselves - the videos show the six men waiting outside the room of the lodge in Hanagal Taluk of Haveri District. The couple filed a complaint at the Hanagal police station, the report adds. Two out of the six men, who are from the minority community, have been arrested. Read the full report here.


BBC on UN court hearing of South Africa genocide case against Israel

The UN's International Court of Justice is hearing a case brought by South Africa accusing Israel of committing genocide against Palestinians in Gaza, BBC reports. The submission also calls on the court to order Israel to stop military operations there. The ICJ will deliver only an opinion on the genocide allegation as the case is not a criminal trial, the report says, although it is being closely watched. Israel has vehemently rejected the accusation as "baseless". Read the full report here.


Indian Express: PDP President Mehbooba Mufti meets with road accident

Mehbooba Mufti, the former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and president of the Peoples Democratic Party, Thursday survived a road accident that left the driver of her vehicle injured. Indian Express reports that the accident took place in Sangam area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district. According to party officials, the driver of the car received injuries in his leg. Mufti was on her way to Khanabal to meet victims of a recent fire incident when the vehicle met with an accident, the report mentions. Read the full report here.


France, Germany take steps to train imams locally, The Straits Times


Germany and France have announced measures restricting the influence of foreign governments over the education and religious practices of their Muslim citizens. The Straits Times reports that The German Interior Ministry has said that from now on, 100 imams will be trained in Germany every year and will gradually replace the imams currently sent from Turkey. In Paris, French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin sent a letter to foreign governments reminding them that, following a decision by President Emmanuel Macron, France will, with immediate effect, no longer accept imams selected by any foreign government for potential service among the French Muslim community. In both Germany and France, the report adds, the moves are prompted by fears that foreign-trained imams are either unfamiliar with the civic values expected from European residents or have proved unwilling to respect and promote such values. Read the full report here.