World News Brief: 5 July 2024


For the readers of Jago News, there are some important news in brief from various events happening in different parts of the world.

Absolute victory of the Labor Party in the UK

The Labor Party won the general election in the United Kingdom. Results of 536 seats have been declared so far. Out of this, the Labor Party won 367 seats. On the other hand, the ruling Conservative Party won 85 seats. The Liberal Democratic Party is in the third position with 51 seats.

Keir Starmer took over as Prime Minister

After a landslide victory in the general election, Sir Keir Starmer was officially sworn in as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. King Charles III formally appointed the Labor Party leader as prime minister at Buckingham Palace on Friday (July 5).

Tulip Siddique won the election in the UK for the fourth time in a row

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s granddaughter Tulip Siddique has won the UK election for the fourth time in a row. He fought for the Labor Party from the Hampstead and Highgate constituency in London. Tulip Siddique got 23 thousand 432 votes in the election. His closest rival, Don Williams of the Conservative Party, got 8,462 votes.

Rushnara Ali won for the fifth time in a row

Rushnara Ali won the election from Bethnal Green and Bow in Tower Hamlets, London. He was elected for the fifth time by getting 15 thousand 896 votes. On the other hand, his party has won the absolute victory in this election.

Elections in UK / Ex-husband Ehtesham’s miserable defeat to Apsana Begum

Apsana Begum, the Labor Party candidate of Bangladeshi origin, has won the Poplar and Limehouse seat, which is dominated by Bangladeshis, in the UK national elections. On the other hand, her ex-husband Ehteshamul Haque was badly defeated by Apsana. According to Tower Hamlets Council of UK, Apsana Begum got 18 thousand 535 votes. On the other hand, as an independent candidate, her ex-husband came fourth in that seat by getting 4,554 votes.

After 14 years, the party returned to power, who is Starmer?

Sir Keir Starmer replaced hard-left politician Jeremy Corbyn as the leader of the Labor Party four years ago. After a distinguished career as a lawyer, Sir Keir Starmer entered politics. He became a member of parliament in his fifties.

Iran presidential election: Second round of voting begins

Voting for the second round of the presidential election has begun in Iran. Voting begins at 8am local time on Friday (July 5). The country’s supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei voted in the capital Tehran. In the meantime, he urged people from all walks of life to attend the polling stations and give their verdict.

Mossad chief in Qatar to negotiate with Hamas

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has sent the head of Israel’s intelligence agency Mossad to Qatar for talks with mediators on a ceasefire in Gaza. Its purpose is to arrange for the quick release of those held hostage by Hamas on October 7 last year.

MP Anna’s murder/Jihad-Siam again ordered to 14 days in jail

The court has once again ordered 14 days of jail custody to Jihad Howladar and Siam Hossain, who were arrested in the murder case of Jhenaidah-4 Constituency Member of Parliament (MP) Anwarul Azim Anna. Barasat District and Sessions Court Chief Justice Subhankar Biswas gave this order on Friday (July 5).

The death toll in Gaza exceeded 38,000

The death toll from Israel’s continued bombing of Gaza has reached 38,000. 87 thousand 445 people were injured. Most of the dead were women and children. Last October 7, the Palestinian independence organization Hamas entered Israel and attacked. In response, the occupying forces are carrying out ground operations in addition to bombing Gaza.

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