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News Dabba 12 May: 5 stories across the web 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 cover story on the Al Jazeera Journalist who was killed in Palestine, the anarchy in Sri Lanka,  to US President hosting ASEAN leaders and officials.


Slain Al Jazeera Journalist was an icon for Palestine coverage, Huff Post


Huff Post’s today’s report pays a tribute to the late Al Jazeera Journalist who was killed in Palestine. Israeli forces shot 51-year-old Shireen Abu Akleh while she was wearing her press vest, according to Al Jazeera, says the report. The correspondent was killed on Wednesday during an Israeli raid on the West Bank. The news of the death of the highly respected journalist trended across Twitter setting social media in flames in support of Palestine. The report mentions that the West Bank had projected her photograph over the main square. Further, the report also states that witnesses from Al Jazeera including her producer confirmed that she was shot during the Israeli gunfire, while Israel said that it was unclear who was at fault calling it, adding that it was “premature and irresponsible to cast blame at this stage.” Read the full report on HP.


Varanasi court says Gyanvapi inspection to continue, a report by Indian Express

In its report on the Gyanvapi Masjid case, the Indian Express has reported that the Varanasi court hearing the petition on Thursday ordered that the inspection would continue at the disputed site. Two more advocate commissioners—Ajay Singh and Vishal Singh—have been appointed by the court, after advocate commissioner Ajay Kumar Mishra was accused of being biased by the Anjuman Intezamia mosque committee. The court asked the commission to submit a report on its inspection of the complex by May 17. Read the full report on IE.


NDTV on the Sri Lankan President's warning of Anarchy, a big day for Sri Lanka

NDTV reported the Sri Lankan protests wherein many Sri Lankans jammed buses in the main city of Colombo on Thursday to return to their respective hometowns after the resignation of the Prime Minister (PM) Mahinda Gotabaya. He later went into hiding, while President Rajapaksa Gotabaya warned the people of anarchy. Sri Lanka was already battling its worse economic crisis since independence, it was also gripped by violence earlier this week after the supporters of former PM Mahinda Gotabaya attacked an anti-government protest camp in the commercial capital of Colombo on Monday. Read the full report on NDTV. 


Times of India report says Congress leaders to pitch Rahul Gandhi as Party President at Udaipur Chintan Shivir

The Times of India reported that Congress is going to hold a Chintan Shivir in Udaipur under the leadership of its interim president Sonia Gandhi to hold a discussion about the party’s organisation and formulation of strategies to challenge the opposition Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) in the upcoming 2024 general elections. The report mentions that the top leaders of the party have demanded that Rahul Gandhi should take over the post of Congress President in the Congress Working Committee (CWC) held on March 14. According to the sources mentioned in the report, it is mentioned that Rahul Gandhi is ready to consider the position. Read the full report on TOI.


The Hindu's updates on ASEAN as President Biden to host the leaders in Washington


The Hindu report states that the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) special summit that was postponed from March comes a day before President Joe Biden’s first trip to Asia after the presidency. The US president will be hosting the ASEAN leaders and top officials in Washington on May 12 and 13. The report further also adds that the ASEAN member country Myanmar, whose leadership overthrew the government in a triumph in February will not be represented at the summit. Read the full report on The Hindu.