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Ex-US Secretary of State Powell dies of Covid-19 complications: Family

Washington, Oct 18 (UNI/Sputnik) Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell died on Monday from coronavirus-related complications, his family said in a statement. He was 84.
"General Colin L/ Powell, former US Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff passed away this morning due to complications from Covid-19. He was fully vaccinated," the statement read. "We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American."
The family thanked the medical staff at Walter Reed National Medical Center in Washington, DC neighborhood for their caring treatment.
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Bangladesh Min in India to attend 50th anniversary celebrations of Bangladesh-India alliance

09 Dec 2021 | 12:53 PM

By Walid Ahmed
Dhaka, Dec 9 (UNI) Bangladesh State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam, MP has reached India to attend the celebrations marking the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Golden Jubilee of Bangladesh and the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh-India Friendship.

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Developed countries should help developing ones fight climate change: Nigerian envoy

09 Dec 2021 | 12:30 PM

Moscow, Dec 9 (UNI/Sputnik) Developed countries should help developing ones, in particular those in Africa, reduce the use of coal and oil to combat climate change, Nigerian ambassador to Russia Abdullahi Shehu told Sputnik in his first interview since taking office.

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Defying EC order, Pak PM visits poll-bound KP

Defying EC order, Pak PM visits poll-bound KP

09 Dec 2021 | 12:27 PM

Peshawar, Dec 9 (UNI) In defiance to Election Commission of Pakistan's orders, Prime Minister Imran Khan has visited poll-bound Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) to inaugurate the 'Micro Health Insurance Programme'.

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Cuba confirms first Covid-19 case of Omicron variant: Reports

09 Dec 2021 | 12:06 PM

Havana, Dec 9 (UNI/Sputnik) A Cuban citizen, who has recently returned from Africa, has been diagnosed with the Omicron strain of the coronavirus, marking the first case in the country, media reported.

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South Korea reports 7,102 new COVID cases

South Korea reports 7,102 new COVID cases

09 Dec 2021 | 11:50 AM

Seoul, Dec 9 (UNI/Xinhua) South Korea has reported 7,102 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 496,584, health authorities informed on Thursday.

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