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News Dabba 20 July: 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 Syria breaking diplomatic ties with Ukraine, the US House passing the same-sex marriage protection in response to Roe ruling, Ranil Wickremesinghe elected as the new president in Sri Lanka, another Go First flight malfunction, to granting of to Alt news co-founder in all six FIRs.


Syria formally breaks diplomatic ties with Ukraine, The Hindu

The Hindu has reported that Syria on July 20 is formally breaking diplomatic ties with Ukraine in response to a similar move by Kyiv. The report suggests that Syria is a strong ally of Russia. It also mentions that Damascus would recognise the “independence and sovereignty” of Ukraine’s Russia-backed eastern Luhansk and Donetsk regions. By doing so, Syria became the first country to recognise the independence of the two breakaway states. Read the full report on The Hindu.


CNBC’s report says that the House passes same-sex marriage protection in response to Roe ruling


The US House on Tuesday passed legislation to codify same-sex marriage nationwide and strengthen other marriage-equality protection. This has been seen in a direct reaction to the Supreme Court's recent ruling overturning abortion rights, reports CNBC. According to the report, the bull which passed 267-157, was expected to make it through the Democratic majority of the House but is said to face an uncertain failure in the Senate where it will require at least 10 Republican votes. Read the full report on CNBC.


Indian Express reported that Ranil Wickremesinghe elected as the new Sri Lankan president

The acting president of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremesinghe will replace the former Gotabaya Rajapaksa who fled the country, reports Indian Express. Ranil Wickremesinghe defeated Dullas Alahapperuma who is a rebel leader of the ruling Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), he was said to be backed by the opposition. Additionally, it is also reported that the bulk of Wickremesinghe’s supporters came from the Rajapaksa's discredited SLPP. Immediately after being elected as the president, Wickremesinghe said “I request Opposition leader Sajith Premadasa and other opposition parties including former Presidents Mahinda Rajapaksa and Maithripala Sirisena to work together.” Read the full report on IE.


Go First Delhi-Guwahati Flight’s Windshield Cracks Mid-Air, The Quint reports


A Go First flight heading from Delhi to Guwahati was diverted to Jaipur after the A320neo aircraft's windshield cracked mid-air, a report by The Quint said. This is the third incident of technical malfunction on a Go First aircraft in two days. On Tuesday, Go First's Mumbai-Leh and Srinagar-Delhi flights faced engine snags and both planes were grounded by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation. Read the full report on The Quint.


Supreme Court grants bail to Mohammed Zubair in all six FIRs, reports Times of India

The Times of India has said that the Supreme Court on Wednesday granted interim bail to Alt News co-founder Mohmmed Zubair in all six First Information Reports (FIRs) that were registered against him in Uttar Pradesh. Along with this, the court has also ordered his immediate release. According to the report, the SC bench led by Justice DY Chanrachud said that there was absolutely no justification for keeping Zubair in custody when the Delhi court granted him bail in an FIR registered by its special cell. Read the full report on TOI.