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Forest fire kills 5, injures 44 in Turkey

Ankara, June 21 (UNI) Five people were killed, and 44 others injured in a forest fire in southeastern Turkey, Turkish Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya said Friday.

A stubble fire broke out on Thursday night in the cultivated areas between the Cinar district of the Diyarbakir province and the Mazidagi district of the Mardin province, Yerlikaya said on social media X.
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Bangladesh closes down educational institutions indefinitely, protestors call countrywide shutdown Thursday

17 Jul 2024 | 10:58 PM

Dhaka, July 17 (UNI) Singed by widespread violence over job quota protests, Bangladesh authorities have closed down all educational institutions right from primary schools to premier universities indefinitely, as the demonstrating students fighting for merit-based recruitment to the civil services, called for a countrywide shutdown on Thursday.

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Bangladesh PM urges students to trust top court, promises justice

17 Jul 2024 | 10:51 PM

Dhaka, July 17 (UNI) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday urged the protesting students to have faith in the country's judicial system, expressing hope that they would not be disappointed by the Supreme Court's verdict.

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UN expresses concern over Bangladesh quota protests

17 Jul 2024 | 9:54 PM

United Nations, July 17 (UNI) Expressing concern over violence targeted at protestors opposing the quota system for recruitment in the Bangladesh civil services, the United Nations (UN) has iterated that people have a right to demonstrate peacefully and urged the country's government to protect the demnstrators.

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Egypt, German FMs discuss regional crises over phone

17 Jul 2024 | 8:50 PM

Cairo, July 17 (UNI) Egyptian Foreign Minister Badr Abdelatty discussed regional crises with his German counterpart Annalena Baerbock on Wednesday in a phone conversation, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

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Expired medicines, foodstuff destroyed in Afghan

17 Jul 2024 | 8:49 PM

Kabul, July 17 (UNI) Authorities in west Afghanistan's Herat province set on fire 60 tonnes of outdated medicines and foodstuffs on Wednesday, calling on drug stores and shopkeepers to avoid selling expired items, the provincial director for quality checking of medicines and foodstuffs, Sabour Ahmad Khaleqi, said.

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