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Ecuadorian Prez declares state of emergency over energy crisis

Quito, April 20 (UNI) Ecuadorian President Daniel Noboa has declared a two-month state of emergency in the country over a massive energy crisis.

"To declare a state of emergency in connection with serious domestic unrest and public disasters throughout the country, which were caused by the emergency situation in the electric energy sector, in order to secure continuous energy services," the president’s decree, as quoted by Expreso news agency, read.
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Palestinians welcome UN court ruling on halting Israeli operations in Rafah

24 May 2024 | 11:50 PM

Ramallah, May 24 (UNI) The Palestinian presidency on Friday welcomed the ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordering Israel to stop its military offensive in Rafah with immediate effect.

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Finland records lowest ever birth rate in 2023

24 May 2024 | 11:03 PM

Helsinki, May 24 (UNI) The birth rate in Finland declined in 2023 to the lowest level since records began almost 250 years ago, announced the country's statistics agency on Friday.

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Death toll from protests in France's New Caledonia rises to 7 - Reports

24 May 2024 | 10:00 PM

Paris, May 24 (UNI) One more person has been killed in the ongoing protests against planned electoral reform in the French Pacific territory of New Caledonia, bringing the total death toll up to seven, French broadcaster BFMTV reported on Friday, citing the prosecutor's office in the island's capital of Noumea.

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6 killed by falling tree branches during inclement weather in SL

24 May 2024 | 9:55 PM

Colombo, May 24 (UNI) Six people have died due to falling tree branches triggered by adverse weather conditions in Sri Lanka, an official said on Friday.

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Saudi Arabia to host 11th World Water Forum in 2027

24 May 2024 | 9:49 PM

Jakarta, May 24 (UNI) Saudi Arabia was formally appointed on Friday during the closing ceremony of the 10th World Water Forum on Indonesia's Bali to be the host country for the 11th World Water Forum in 2027.

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