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18 May 2022

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World's tallest building engulfed as Mideast sandstorms hit UAE (8)
The skyline of the Gulf emirate of Dubai, with a mosque in the foreground, during a heavy sandstorm, May 18, 2022. (AFP) May 18, 2022 10:30 DUBAI: The world's tallest building disappeared behind a grey layer of dust on Wednesday as sandstorms that have swept the Middle East hit the United Arab Emirates, prompting weather and traffic warnings. The 828-meter (2,716 ft, 6ins) Burj Khalifa, which towers over Dubai and
Nikhat enters boxing world c'ships final (10)
Istanbul, May 18 (UNI) India's Nikhat Zareen continued her lethal form and sailed into the final of IBA Women's Boxing World Championships on Wednesday. Zareen defeated Brazil's Caroline de Almeida in the 52kg semifinal by 5-0 unanimous verdict. In the 57kg weight category, Manisha Moun finished her campaign with a bronze medal as she lost her semifinal bout by unanimous decision to Italy's Irma Testa.
‘The world needs a new Chaplin', Zelensky tells star-studded Cannes audience (13)
IANS| Posted by Mansoor | 18th May 2022 10:38 am IST Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky addressing the Cannes Film Festival 2022 New Delhi: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky outshone the galaxy of stars assembled at the Cannes Film Festival after he addressed the opening night crowd of actors and filmmakers, delivering an emotional plea on behalf of his war-torn country, reports ‘Variety‘.
UN envoy warns that Iraq's `streets are about to boil over' (7)
The Associated Press May 17, 2022, 11:49 PM UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. special envoy for Iraq warned its political leaders Tuesday that "the streets are about to boil over" because of their deadlock and failure to address a host of issues, including the suffering of ordinary people and armed groups firing rockets with impunity. Jeannine Hennis-Plasschaert told several reporters after briefing the U.N.
What is 'blood rain'? Thunderstorms and dust mingling together spark unusual UK weather warning (6)
Wednesday 18 May 2022, 11:18am A red dust cloud seen over London earlier this year The UK may be showered with 'blood rain' this week as heavy thunderstorms mix with a dust cloud, forecasters say.
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