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News Dabba for 3 November 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 Biden raising concerns over midterm elections, Gujarat to vote in two phases, to concerns over North Korea’s missile tests.


The Wire report on environment analyses extreme weather events of 2022 in India

The Wire’s report on the environment states that India witnessed extreme weather events such as heatwaves and floods that were caused by changing climate, approximately 88 percent of days this year. The report has mentioned records from the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) and Down to Earth, which provides insight into the weather events that occurred in 2022. The reports say that between January 1 and September 30, extreme weather events have claimed the lives of 2,766 people and affected about 1.8 million hectares of crop area in the country. Read the full report on The Wire.


BBC on US midterms: Biden warns election denial is ‘path to chaos’


BBC in today's report talks about the US midterm elections, wherein US President Joe Biden has warned any candidates who refuse to accept defeat in next week’s midterm elections could set the nation on “the path to chaos”. The report adds that Biden has urged Americans to unite in opposition to political violence in the vote on November 8. In addition to this, the report also mentions that the former president Donald Trump and his supporters were peddling “lies conspiracy and malice”. Read the full report on BBC.


The Print reports Gujarat to poll in two phases

The Print reports that Gujarat will go to poll in two phases on December 1 and 5 and the results will be counted on December 8, along with Himachal Pradesh. The report says that the term of the 182-member Gujarat legislative assembly ends on February 18, 2023. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which has won six consecutive assembly polls in the state has already fired up the campaign trail along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Read the full report on The Print.


China is caught in a zero-Covid trap of its own making, CNN

It has been almost a week that Chinese leader Xi Jinping began his norm-breaking third term ringing endorsement of his relentless Zero-Covid policy, but the commitment to stick with it is already fuelling scenes of chaos and misery across the country, reports CNN. According to the report, the residents from the North-Western city of Xining spent a week pleading desperately for food as they suffered through the latest of the country’s stringent series of lockdowns. In Lhasa, which is the regional capital of Tibet, angry crowds have been protesting in the streets after more than 70-days of stay-home orders, says the report. Read the full report on CNN.


Al Jazeera: North Korea suspected intercontinental ballistic missile


Al Jazeera reports in continuation of North Korea firing multiple missiles, including a failed suspected Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) which forced the Japanese government to issue evacuation alerts. The report says that the missile launches on Thursday are the latest in a series of North Korea testing weapons. The test has raised tension in the region, this has intensified after a series of 20 missile launches by the country out of which one landed on South Korea’s coast. The report also adds that due to this concerns are growing as Pyongyang is gearing up for a nuclear test. Read the full report on Al Jazeera.