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Khan says doctors took three bullets out of his leg

Imran Khan said that three bullets were taken out of his right leg after he was attacked at a political rally last week. Mr Khan was shot by a gunman who opened fire at a container truck carrying him in Gujranwala in the Wazirabad district in the eastern Punjab province on 4 November. In an interview with CNN’s Becky Anderson, Mr Khan said that the doctors at the Shaukat Khanum hospital in Lahore, to where he was rushed after what his party members called an “assassinat­ion attempt”, took out three bullets.

“They took out three bullets from my right leg. The left had some shrapnel which they’ve left inside,” he said. Mr Khan said that his leg was in a cast because his bone had been damaged. He will take four to six weeks to recover and resume normal activities. The “long march” that was launched on 28 October from Lahore and was supposed to end in Islamabad on 11 November was cut short after the attack on Mr Khan. PTI vice chair Shah Mahmood Qureshi announced on Monday that the march will resume tomorrow.

Musk called to European parliament for grilling

Elon Musk could be asked to appear before the European Parliament to answer questions about his takeover of Twitter. MEPs from the liberal Renew group have written to the EU legislatur­e’s president asking her to invite the billionair­e to attend a scrutiny session. Dita Charanzova, the group’s top MEP on the European Parliament’s internal market committee, said Twitter could not be left to become a “dystopian hellscape” and that EU laws had to be followed.

MEPs previously grilled Facebook owner Mark Zuckerberg at a committee hearing in May 2018. The format of that appearance was however criticised for allowing the tech billionair­e to dodge questions. Mr Musk has said he will focus on promoting free speech on the platform, though he has said he will respect local regulation­s. The Tesla chief’s takeover of the platform has been fraught with controvers­y, with some users pledging to leave the website.

India records no Covid deaths for first time since March 2020

India’s federal government announced that the country has recorded zero Covid deaths for the first time since March 2020. The federal health ministry said yesterday that the country recorded a single-day rise of 625 fresh Covid-19 cases, the lowest since 9 April 2020, when a total of 540 new cases were reported. Federal health ministry data shows that the country’s

infection tally has climbed to 4,46,62,141, while active cases have declined to 14,021. India’s death toll from the disease stood at 530,509.

Family of British-Egyptian urge government for ‘proof of life’

The family of British-Egyptian prisoner Alaa Abd El-Fattah has urged Rishi Sunak not to return from Cop27 without a British official providing “proof of life,” as the activist enters the second day of his water strike which risks his survival. The activist’s aunt Ahdaf Soueif said the family fears the British government will be “fobbed off” by Egypt following confirmati­on Rishi Sunak had raised the case with president Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.

The family have primarily urged for Mr El-Fattah’s release but have also called for him to be allowed consular visits while in prison. His aunt said he has not seen his lawyers or representa­tives from any human rights organisati­on since December. The 40-year-old writer and activist is on a hunger strike in a Cairo prison and is in his second day of refusing to drink water – a move that will drasticall­y reduce his chance of survival.

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