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AUS police destroy over 7.28 mln USD worth of cannabis

Sydney, Dec 1 (UNI) Australian police destroyed more than 11 million Australian dollars (7.28 million U.S. dollars) worth of cannabis after aerial raids on regional properties this week, the Australian ABC News broadcaster reported on Friday.
Authorities destroyed more than 1.4 tonnes of the illicit drug, burning all the plants on site after special operations police launched a series of aerial raids on remote properties in the state of Victoria, the report said.
Police searched two large rural properties in Dunluce and Kamarooka, as well as homes in Maryborough and Melbourne suburb Deer Park on Monday and Wednesday this week.
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One dead in Norway helicopter crash

29 Feb 2024 | 6:29 PM

Oslo, Feb 29 (UNI) A woman was confirmed dead following a helicopter crash in western Norway on Wednesday evening, local police said on Thursday.

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Russia launches new hydrometeorological satellite

29 Feb 2024 | 6:21 PM

Moscow, Feb 29 (UNI) Russia launched a new hydrometeorological satellite, Meteor-M No. 2-4, into space on Thursday from the Vostochny cosmodrome in the Amur region of the Far East, said Russian State Space Corporation ROSCOSMOS.

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WHO seeks more funds to curb cholera outbreak in Somalia

29 Feb 2024 | 5:56 PM

Mogadishu, Feb 29 (UNI) The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday called for more funds to scale up response activities to contain a cholera outbreak in Somalia as the number of cases continues to rise.

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2 killed, 5 wounded in Israeli strikes in southern Lebanon

29 Feb 2024 | 5:50 PM

Beirut, Feb 29 (UNI) Israeli air strikes killed two people and wounded five others in southern Lebanon on Thursday, Lebanese military sources said, as cross-border tensions escalated between the Jewish state and the Iranian-backed Hezbollah group.

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Afghanistan seeks closer relations with new gov't in Pak: Afghan FM

29 Feb 2024 | 5:09 PM

Kabul, Feb 29 (UNI) The Afghan caretaker government's Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs Mawlawi Amir Khan Muttaqi has said that his country wants to have further improved and closer relations with Pakistan with the formation of a new government in Islamabad.

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