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News Dabba for 19 October 2022: Five stories 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 a Pulitzer-winning Kashmiri journalist stopped from leaving India, Ukraine cutting ties with Iran, to UK Inflation hitting a double-digit.


Pulitzer-winning Kashmiri journalist stopped from leaving India, BBC reports

Pulitzer-winning photojournalist Sanna Irshad Mattoo from Kashmir says that she was stopped from travelling to the US by immigration authorities at the Delhi airport, reports BBC. She won the Pulitzer award for her coverage of the Covid-19 pandemic and was on her way to attend the award ceremony. The report also adds that she was stopped despite having a valid visa and ticket. It is still not clear why she was stopped, says the report. Read the full report on BBC.


Arab News reports that Ukraine to cut diplomatic ties with Iran


After a series of Kamikaze attacks, Ukraine moved to sever diplomatic ties with Iran for supplying the drones to Russia, Arab News reports. Moscow had launched a series of 136 Iranian-made Shahed drones at the Ukrainian cities that destroyed energy infrastructure and killed civilians. The report also added that North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) pledged to supply air defence systems to Ukraine to combat the drones. Read the full report on Arab News.


The Wire’s report on security about China blocking UNSC sanctions on Pakistan-based terrorist

For the fourth time this year, China has put a hold on a proposal to list another Pakistan-based terrorist under the United Nations Security Council’s (UNSC) sanction regime, reports The Wire. India along with the United States had proposed Lashkar-e-Taiba leader Shahid Mahmood be blacklisted by the 1267 Al-Qaeda Sanctions Committee, says the report. In addition to this, the assets were also proposed to be stopped, along with imposing a travel ban. Read the full report on The Wire.


The Guardian reports UK Inflation back to double-digit

The Guardian reports that UK inflation has risen to 10.1 percent. With this being said the cost-of-living crisis continues to hit households as food prices soar. The report says that one in seven Britons skip meals to adjust to the living crisis situation. The inflation is said to have hit a 42-year high. To this rising crisis situation, the newly elected finance minister Jeremy Hunt has said that “we’ll prioritise help for the most vulnerable”. Read the full report on The Guardian.


France 24 report analyses climate change putting children at high risk


France 24 report suggests that about one billion children are at “extremely high risk” due to the harms caused by climate change. As per the Kids Right Index, more than one-third of the world’s children, some 820 million, have been exposed to extreme heatwave conditions. While water scarcity has affected about 920 million children, to add to this situation the report mentions that diseases such as malaria and dengue have affected about 600 million children. Read the full report on France 24.