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News Dabba for 23 June 2023: Five stories for a balanced news diet

Here are the daily updates that the internet is talking about through various news websites.

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Indie Journal 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 live report on the Opposition Meet in Patna, Lula' speech in Paris, to the hot weather alert in Beijing.


US Navy acoustic system detected Titan sub’s likely implosion, Al Jazeera

Al Jazeera reports that a top-secret United States Navy acoustic detection system picked up a sound “anomaly” in the North Atlantic that was likely the fatal implosion of the Titan submersible. The submersible was lost with five people on board while on an expedition to the wreck of the Titanic. The report adds, according to a senior military official, the Navy went back and analysed acoustic data after the Titan submersible was reported missing on Sunday. It found an anomaly “consistent with an implosion or explosion in the general vicinity of where the Titan submersible was operating when communications were lost”. Read the full report here.


The Quint's live report on Opposition Meet in Patna


Top leaders of at least 15 Opposition parties are attending the grand meeting in Patna led by Bihar chief minister and Janata Dal (United) JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar, The Quint's live report says. With the goal to chalk out a strategy to counter the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, most parties expect to reach a common ground despite differences at the regional level. Parties like Congress, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Trinamool Congress (TMC), Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Shiv Sena (UBT), Samajwadi Party (SP), Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) and others have participated in the meeting, the report mentions. Read the full report here.


The Amazon “Belongs to All Humanity: TeleSUR reports Lula in Paris

Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva defended zero deforestation and called for the preservation and protection of the environment during a speech at the Power Our Planet festival in Paris, TeleSUR reports.  Lula made reference to the largest rainforest in the world: "The Amazon is a sovereign territory of Brazil, but at the same time it belongs to all humanity," he said as per the report. Lula demanded that rich nations finance developing countries that hold forest reserves as a way of paying their "historical debt" to the planet for environmental damage. Read the full report here.


The Hindu: Passenger held for allegedly conversing 'plane hijack' in-flight

A male passenger onboard a Vistara flight, has been arrested after he was heard by the crew speaking to someone over the phone about 'plane hijacking'. The Hindu reports that 23-year-old Ritesh Sanjaykumar Juneja was arrested after complaint from the crew. Any details about the flight and the route this took place were not immediately known. Sahar Police in Mumbai has registered a case under sections 336 (pertaining to crimes which may endanger lives or personal safety of others) and 505(2) (which deals with crimes such as spreading rumours or alarming news) of the Indian Penal Code, the report adds. Read the full report here.


Beijing sizzles with hot weather alert at highest level, Reuters reports


Reuters reported that Beijing on Friday upgraded its warning for hot weather to "red" - the highest in a colour-coded alert system. Many parts of the Chinese capital roasted in temperatures of up to 40 degrees Celsius. The report says that the official temperature for the capital hit 40C just after 1:30 pm on Friday. In Tianjin, a northern Chinese port city, Thursday's temperature reached 41.2C, smashing local records. Read the full report here.