Top 10 world news: Indonesia quake toll rises, Kurdish base hit by Turkish drone, and more

Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo has announced a compensation for the victims and their families suffering the consequences of Indonesian earthquake. In other news, a spokesman for the Kurdish-led SDF told AFP, “A joint base north of Hasakeh used for planning and executing joint operations against the Islamic State group has been hit by a Turkish drone.”

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Kurdish base used by US-led coalition in northern Syria hit by Turkish drone

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A base operated by Kurdish forces and the United States-led coalition, situated in northeastern Syria, was hit by Turkish drones on Tuesday, a war monitor said. The United Kingdom-based monitoring group called the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that the base was under attack but did not confirm if there were any casualties.

Google to lay off at least 10,000 ‘poor performing’ employees in 2023: Report

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Alphabet, Google’s parent company, will soon join the layoff season in the United States’ Silicon Valley as it plans to lay off up to 10,000 or six per cent of the company’s “poor performing” employees, said a report by The Information. The report also claims that the company will use performance as a parameter to fire employees by using a ranking system. 

Imran Khan ‘sold’ gold medal from India he received as cricketer: Pak Defence Minister

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In Pakistan’s politics, former Prime Minister Imran Khan continues to be the centre of country’s news cycle in which he is surrounded by nothing but controversies. The latest among many that has taken over Khan’s currently fragile political fortunes is a controversial claim that he “sold” a gold medal he received from India during his time as Pakistani cricketer. 

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