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Alarm sirens activated at US Embassy in Iraq over unknown object in the sky - Reports

Moscow, Jul 6 (UNI/Sputnik) Alarm sirens were turned on at the US embassy in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, the air defense system was activated over an "unknown object" in the sky above the embassy, ​​Iraqi television channel Al Sumaria reported citing a security source.
"Alarm sirens went off at the US embassy, ​​the C-RAM system was activated... due to the detection of an unknown object in the sky above the US embassy," the source said.
Another source told the TV channel that a drone was shot down in the Green Zone where government agencies and foreign diplomatic missions are located.
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Japan confirms 46,199 daily Covid-19 cases

20 Jan 2022 | 11:20 PM

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Russian central bank sees threat to well-being of citizens in cryptocurrencies

20 Jan 2022 | 11:18 PM

Moscow, Jan 20 (UNI/Sputnik) The acquisition of cryptocurrencies may directly threaten the well-being of citizens, the Russian Central Bank said in a report on Thursday, adding that such investments create risks for the financial market.

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Indonesia logs 2,116 new Covid-19 cases

20 Jan 2022 | 11:07 PM

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German Covid-19 infections hit record high amid Omicron wave

20 Jan 2022 | 10:46 PM

Berlin, Jan 20 (UNI/Xinhua) Germany's seven-day Covid-19 incidence rate exceeded 600 for the first time as 638.8 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants were recorded, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases said on Thursday.

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Largest crypto exchange Binance ready for dialogue with Russian central bank

20 Jan 2022 | 10:45 PM

Moscow, Jan 20 (UNI/Sputnik) The largest crypto exchange Binance is ready for a dialogue with the Russian Central Bank on the proposed regulation of cryptocurrencies, its spokesperson said on Thursday.

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