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News Dabba for 6 October 2022: 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 the service sector's six-month low growth, acute food insecurity in Yemen, to Sydney bracing for the wettest year in 164 years.



Services sector growth hit six-month low in September, the Hindu

India’s services sector stuttered in September as new business and output growth grew at the slowest pace since March 2022. This was revealed in the S&P Global India Services Purchase Managers’ Index (PMI) which dropped to 54.3 from August’s robust 57.2 level, as per the Hindu report. A reading of 50 on the PMI indicates no change in business activity levels. The moderation in growth also dampened job creation from August, when services players had reported the highest new jobs in 14 years, the report adds. Read the full report on the Hindu.


Reuters reportage: In an empty kitchen, Yemeni family struggles with hunger


A Reuters report talks about the struggle that the Yemenis have been facing to feed themselves, following eight years of conflict in the country. United Nations says 19 million people - or 60 percent of the population - are experiencing what it calls acute food insecurity. The report says that the truce agreed in April offered some respite but the United Nations says the number of families who lack adequate food has continued to grow since then. The truce expired on Monday without agreement on another extension. Read the full report on Reuters.


BBC's report on WHO alert over India-made cough syrups after deaths in The Gambia

BBC reports that a global alert has been issued over four cough syrups after the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned they could be linked to the deaths of 66 children in The Gambia. The syrups have been "potentially linked with acute kidney injuries and 66 deaths among children", it said. The WHO identified the medicines as Promethazine Oral Solution, Kofexmalin Baby Cough Syrup, Makoff Baby Cough Syrup and Magrip N Cold Syrup. The four products had been identified in The Gambia, but "may have been distributed, through informal markets, to other countries or regions", the WHO said as per the report. The WHO's intervention came after medical authorities in The Gambia detected an increase in cases of acute kidney injury among children under the age of five in late July. Read the full report on BBC.


Kidnapped Indian-origin family found dead in US, NDTV

Four members of an Indian-origin family in the US, including an eight-month-old girl, who had been missing for days, have been found dead in an orchard in California, NDTV reported. Eight-month-old Aroohi Dheri and her parents - 27-year-old Jasleen Kaur and 36-year-old Jasdeep Singh - were kidnapped at a business, a trucking company, from Merced County in Northern California on Monday. The report adds that the baby's uncle, 39-year-old Amandeep Singh, was also kidnapped. Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke said the bodies of the four were found on Wednesday evening in an orchard near Indiana Road & Hutchinson Road. Read the full report on NDTV.


SCMP reports Sydney braces to record the wettest year in 164 years


Sydney is set to record its wettest year in 164 years as authorities braced for major floods in Australia’s east, the South China Morning Post reports. Heavy downpours are expected to fall over the next three days. By Thursday morning, Sydney had received 2,157mm of rain for the year. Australia’s east coast has been in the grip of a multi-year rain event due to La Nina. The report adds that authorities warned Sydney residents to watch for flash flooding and stay away from flooded roads through the coming weekend. Read the full report on SCMP.