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Death toll in forest fire in SE Turkey rises to 11

Ankara, June 21 (UNI) The death toll from wildfires that ravaged southeastern Türkiye has climbed to 11, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca announced on his social media account on Friday.
"The number of fatalities has risen to 11," Koca wrote, revising the earlier figure of five reported fatalities.
The minister added that another 78 people were "affected" by the fires, with five patients still in intensive care.
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Ukraine Peace talks could start this year if Trump wins US Presidential Race: Szijjarto

Ukraine Peace talks could start this year if Trump wins US Presidential Race: Szijjarto

18 Jul 2024 | 11:39 AM

United Nations, July 18 (UNI) Peace talks to resolve the conflict in Ukraine will likely begin this year if Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump wins the 2024 US presidential election, Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto told RIA Novosti.

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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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