Following are the top foreign stories at 2020 hours


****India underlines importance of making African voices stronger in multilateral organisations

United Nations: India has underlined the need for making African voices stronger in multilateral organisations to ensure they can argue their case and call out external interferences.****


****China sends second consignment of glacial water from Tibet to Maldives

Male: China has gifted 1,500 tonnes of water from the Tibetan glaciers to Maldives, the second such donation in less than two months, a media report said on Friday.****


****Bangladeshi court sends 3 suspects of Awami League MP murder case to 8-day police remand

Dhaka: A Bangladesh court on Friday sent three suspects to an eight-day police remand for their alleged involvement in the brutal murder of the ruling Awami League lawmaker Anwarul Azim Anar while he was in India.****


****SIA to continue review of inflight safety processes following the turbulence incident

Singapore: In-flight meal services will now be suspended when the seatbelt sign lights up on a Singapore Airlines plane to better manage turbulence in the air, an airline spokesperson has said, days after severe weather forced a flight to make an emergency landing in Bangkok with one dead and 60 injured.****


****Chinese military practice control, occupation as part of ‘strong punishment’ drill around Taiwan

Beijing/Taipei: China’s military on Friday tested its ability to “seize power” as the People’s Liberation Army said its forces kicked off a second day of large-scale exercises around Taiwan in retaliation to its new President Lai Ching-te’s remarks rejecting Beijing’s sovereignty claims over the self-ruled island.****


****Rare Indian banknotes from 1918 shipwreck to be auctioned in London

London: A pair of rare 10-rupee banknotes that were recovered as they floated away from a shipwreck on their way from Bombay to London in 1918 are to be auctioned next Wednesday.****


****22 passengers suffered spinal cord injuries, 6 had head trauma from turbulence-hit SIA flight

Singapore: Twenty-two passengers from a Singapore Airlines flight that was hit by severe turbulence on Tuesday have spinal cord injuries and six others, including a two-year-old child, have brain and skull injuries, according to media reports on Friday.****

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