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4.9-magnitude quake jolts Japan's Fukushima

4.9-magnitude quake jolts Japan's Fukushima

Tokyo, June 23 (UNI) An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.9 struck off Japan's northeastern prefecture of Fukushima on Sunday, the country's weather agency said.

No tsunami warnings have been issued by the Japan Meteorological Agency.
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B'desh Shiite Muslims hold Ashura mourning procession

18 Jul 2024 | 10:45 AM

Dhaka, July 18 (UNI) Shiite Muslims in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka on Wednesday held the Ashura mourning procession to commemorate the martyrdom of a grandson of the Islam Prophet, who was killed in the "Battle of Karbala" in present-day Iraq.

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Fireworks light up Taipei skies as local summer festival begins

18 Jul 2024 | 10:43 AM

Taipei, July 18 (UNI) As the city of Taipei in China's Taiwan kicked off its iconic "Taipei Summer Festival" on Wednesday evening, around 66,000 people gathered at Dadaocheng Wharf to enjoy a spectacular fireworks show.

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200 million Chinese women benefit from cervical, breast cancer screenings

18 Jul 2024 | 10:28 AM

Beijing, July 18 (UNI) As screening for high-incidence cancers has become increasingly common in China, nearly 200 million women have benefited from cervical and breast cancer screenings since 2009, a health official said.

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Rescue operation completed at department store fire site in SW China

Rescue operation completed at department store fire site in SW China

18 Jul 2024 | 10:15 AM

Chengdu, July 18 (UNI) The rescue operation at the site of the department store fire in Zigong City, southwest China's Sichuan Province, was completed as of 3 a.m. on Thursday, according to the local fire and rescue headquarters.

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Biden tests positive for Covid-19: White House

Biden tests positive for Covid-19: White House

18 Jul 2024 | 9:58 AM

Washington, July 18 (UNI) U.S. President Joe Biden tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday, the White House confirmed.

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