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News Dabba 7 June: 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 the Palm oil exports surge, another gang-rape reported in Hyderabad, an explosive massacre in Nigeria, to the dengue outbreak in Singapore.


The Hindu reports a surge in Palm oil imports to a seven-month high in May despite Indonesia’s ban


The Hindu reports on the surge in Palm oil imports, stating that the import in May was the highest in seven months. It was 15 percent higher than in the month of April. The report mentions that even with Indonesia’s temporary curb on exports of its highly sought-after palm oil, the country’s import of the commodity was at a seven-month high in May. According to the report, some higher purchases were by India. The country imported 6,60,000 tonnes of palm oil in the month of May, up from 5,72,508 tonnes in April. Read the full report on The Hindu.


NDTV on Hyderabad gang-rape of four more minors

As the investigation into the gang rape of a teen continues in Hyderabad, four more rape cases of minors have been reported in the city, reports NDTV. A 12-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by two men on her way to her grandmother’s house. The girl was reported missing on May 31 when the incident took place, a police patrol found her in the Sultanshahi area on June 1, says the report. Both the accused have been identified and arrested, a 36-year-old Shaik Kaleem Ali and Mohd Luqman Ahmed Yazdani. Read the full report on NDTV.


Police recover explosives following massacre in Nigerian Catholic church, Reuters

An unknown attack on a Catholic Church in Nigeria took place on June 6, reports Reuters. The attack has left people weeping and writhing in pain at a local hospital after suffering from what a doctor described as ‘lacerations’, bullet wounds and blast injuries. According to the report, at least 50 people including children were killed. Based on the media reports, during the attack on St Francis Catholic Church in the town of Owo took place during Sunday mass as worshipers were celebrating the Christian Holiday Pentecost. The report also mentions that the recovered unexploded improvised explosive devices and shells from AK-47 ammunition. Read the full report on Reuters.


'Explained' report by Indian Express on what the precision-guided rocket systems are being supplied to Ukraine

The Indian Express report focuses on the US and UK's supply of precision multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) to Ukraine. According to the report, with the Russian artillery fielding in great numbers in the war with Ukraine, the lack of precision of Russian artillery systems is offset by the huge numbers that it can deploy in the field. All the havoc created by the Russian artillery on the Ukrainian troops has caused heavy damage to personnel and other materials. The only way to counter the Russian artillery attack, Ukraine needs precision artillery weapons that can be used to degrade Russian firepower capabilities. Read the full report on The Indian Express.


Singapore’s dengue emergency is a climate change omen for the world, CNN


CNN reports that Singapore is facing a dengue emergency as it struggles with an outbreak of seasonal disease that has come unusually early this year. According to the report, the Southeast Asian city has already exceeded 1,100 cases which is far beyond what was reported in 2021 with a total number of 5,258. These cases are reported even before the dengue season could start. June is usually the inception of the dengue season. Experts are warning that the rest of the world and especially countries whose tropical climate is a natural breeding ground for the Aedes mosquitoes who are known to carry the virus. Read the full report on CNN.