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Sunday June 16th, 2024 evening edition

image for Way to peace is through ‘dialogue and diplomacy’: PM Modi tells Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Mr. Modi met Mr. Zelenskyy on the sidelines of the G-7 summit in Italy's Apulia region.

The two leaders exchanged views on the situation in Ukraine and the upcoming Summit on Peace being hosted by Switzerland.

Regarding the ongoing hostilities, reiterated that India believes in a human-centric approach and believes that the way to peace is through… — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 14, 2024.

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said Mr. Modi and Mr. Zelenskyy exchanged views on the situation in Ukraine and the upcoming Peace Summit in Switzerland.

It said Mr. Modi thanked President Zelenskyy for his warm wishes on his assuming office for the third term.

Mr. Modi had met Mr. Zelenskyy on the sidelines of the previous G7 summit in Hiroshima in May last year as well.

The meeting between Modi and Zelenskyy came ahead of the Swiss Peace Summit. »

W.Va. bill bans smoking in car with children under 16

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A bill has passed the West Virginia Senate to ban smoking in a car with children under the age of 16.

According to Senate Bill 378, smoking tobacco products in the presence of children under 16 would be a misdemeanor charge, and if found guilty would be fined $25.

This will make smoking in the car with children under 16 years old a secondary offense. »

Round Rock shooting: At least 2 dead at Juneteenth celebration in Texas park

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At least two people were killed and multiple others were injured in a shooting at a Juneteenth celebration at a Round Rock, Texas, park Saturday night, police said.

An altercation broke out between two groups during the event at Old Settlers Park, and “someone produced a gun and began to fire,” Round Rock Police Chief Allen Banks said at a news conference.

The Juneteenth Festival at Old Settlers Park on Saturday night featured musical performances by different artists, according to the Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department’s Facebook page. »

Seoul Says North Korea Sent Almost 5 Million Artillery Shells to Russia

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North Korea has sent at least 10,000 shipping containers with nearly 5 million artillery shells to Russia, South Korean Defense Minister Shin Won-sik told Bloomberg News.

He also added that North Korea has sent dozens of ballistic missiles to Russia.

In February Seoul stated that Russia could receive up to three million artillery shells from North Korea. »

Pentagon Stands by Secret Anti-Vaccination Disinformation Campaign in Philippines After Reuters Report

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At the time, the Philippines was struggling to vaccinate its population and had one of the worst death rates in the region.

The Philippines disinformation campaign marks an unusual use of military power in a country that has often been a U.S. ally in a strategically crucial region and at a time of great public health risks.

Lawrence also echoed Reuters' reporting, saying, "China [in 2020] initiated a disinformation campaign to falsely blame the United States for the spread of COVID-19.". »