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China earthquake death toll rises to 74

China earthquake death toll rises to 74

Chengdu, Sep 7 (UNI) A total of 74 people have been killed and 26 remain missing after a 6.8-magnitude earthquake jolted Luding County in southwest China's Sichuan Province on Monday, local authorities said on Wednesday.

The rescue headquarters of the Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture said 40 were killed, 14 were missing and 170 were injured in Ganzi as of 9 pm Tuesday.

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UK house of commons speaker Hoyle faces motion of no confidence over Gaza vote

22 Feb 2024 | 6:07 PM

London, Feb 22 (UNI) At least 33 lawmakers of the Conservative Party and the Scottish National Party (SNP) of the United Kingdom have tabled a motion of no confidence in UK House of Commons Speaker Lindsay Hoyle following a "chaos" during a vote on a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, UK broadcaster ITV reported on Wednesday.

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Biden backing Dutch PM Rutte as next NATO Chief: US official

22 Feb 2024 | 6:05 PM

Washington, Feb 22 (UNI) US President Joe Biden is supporting Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte to replace Jens Stoltenberg as the next NATO secretary general, Politico reported on Wednesday, citing a US official.

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Pentagon to cut certain weapon programmes to stay under budget for 2025

22 Feb 2024 | 6:01 PM

Washington, Feb 22 (UNI) The Pentagon will cut $10 billion worth of weapon programmes to stay under budget for fiscal year 2025, Politico reported, citing US and industry officials.

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Estonian Journalists awarded for articles on Kallas' husband's ties to Russia

22 Feb 2024 | 6:00 PM

Tallinn, Feb 22 (UNI) Three Estonian journalists have been awarded this year's Bonnier Award in investigative journalism for articles about Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas' husband, Arvo Hallik, and his business ties to Russia, Estonian broadcaster ERR reported.

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US began developing latest Russia sanctions package prior to Navalny’s death

22 Feb 2024 | 5:59 PM

Washington, Feb 22 (UNI) A sanctions package against Russia set to be unveiled by the Biden administration on Friday has long been in the works and was not developed in response to the death of Alexei Navalny, Politico reported, citing three officials familiar with the matter.

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