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Defeated half of Hamas forces in Rafah: Israeli Army

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Jerusalem, June 18 (UNI) Israel's military said that its troops have defeated about half of the Hamas forces in Gaza's Rafah.
According to a military statement, soldiers from the 162nd Division, which has been fighting in Rafah for more than 40 days, have killed about 550 militants in the city, while 22 Israeli soldiers lost their lives during the battles on Monday.
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Multiple injured in bus crashes in New Zealand

18 Jul 2024 | 12:07 PM

Wellington, July 18 (UNI) Four Chinese tourists were injured due to bus crashes on State Highway in South Island, New Zealand in Thursday morning's foggy weather, said the Chinese Consulate General in Christchurch.

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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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