World Current Affairs- January 9, 2023

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World Current Affairs- January 9, 2023

1-A mother of Indian descent who assaulted a domestic helper with her daughter until the latter’s death from a brain injury last year was given a 14-year prison term on Monday in Singapore.

  • When the judge read out the sentence, Prema S. Naraynasamy, 64, did not respond and instead stared at the ground, according to The Straits Times.

2-The authorities in Kiev have dismissed as “propaganda” Russia’s allegation that an offensive in the eastern city of Kramatorsk resulted in the deaths of more than 600 Ukrainian soldiers.

3-Jair Bolsonaro’s supporters invaded the Brazilian Supreme Court, Congress, and the presidential palace to prevent Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva from taking over the presidency after barely beating his predecessor.

Jair Bolsonaro

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4-According to National Guard spokesman Houcemeddine Jbabli, 305 illegal immigrants headed to Italy were saved two days ago by Tunisia’s naval guards from sinking vessels off the country’s coastlines.

  1. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s supporters’ Sunday attacks on the government buildings in Brasilia, the country’s federal capital, were denounced by Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.

6-A government military source reported that 13 government soldiers were killed after fierce fighting between the Yemeni government forces and the Houthi militia in the oil-rich province of Marib.

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7-According to the South African authorities, 8 illegal miners died after becoming stuck underground following a landslide three days ago near Burgersfort in the northernmost Limpopo province.

8 – Cyril Ramaphosa, the president of South Africa, has promised to tackle the country’s energy problems and step up the fight against crime and corruption.

  • The comments were made by Ramaphosa, who is also the leader of the African National Congress (ANC), the dominant party in the nation, during his speech on Sunday to commemorate the 111th anniversary of the ANC at Dr. Petrus Molemela Stadium in Mangaung, Free State Province.
Cyril Ramaphosa

9-Sweden will take part in air policing over the Baltic Sea as part of the European Sky Shield Initiative (ESSI), according to Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson.

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10-Finland and Sweden made their formal applications to join NATO at the same time in May 2022. However, according to Xinhua news agency, two NATO partners, Turkey and Hungary, have not yet ratified their admission protocols.

11-The deadly chemical Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, or DDT, has been deemed absent from Bangladesh.

  • At a news conference on Sunday, Bangladesh’s Minister of Environment, Forests, and Climate Change, Md. Shahab Uddin, made the announcement.

12- According to a Malaysian official, the country wants to increase cross-border investments and bilateral commerce with its neighbour Indonesia in a number of important industries.

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13-Anwar Ibrahim, the prime minister of Malaysia, is currently in Indonesia for a two-day official visit. This is his first trip abroad since taking office in November, and trade is a major topic of discussion.

Anwar Ibrahim

14-According to Russia’s Defense Ministry, a Russian missile strike on the Ukrainian-held city of Kramatorsk in the Donbass resulted in the deaths of more than 600 Kiev forces, according to media reports.

15-The heavily defended Green Zone in central Baghdad will once again have its entrances and streets open to traffic, the Iraqi government determined on Sunday.

  • The choice was made in accordance with the instructions of the Baghdad traffic police chief Mohammed Mahmoud and Prime Minister Mohammed Shia’ al-Sudani, who is also the head of the Iraqi troops.

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