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Hong Kong schedules chief executive election for late March: State media

Hong Kong, Oct 22 (UNI/Sputnik) The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has scheduled the head of government election for March 27, China Central Television reported on Friday.
The Hong Kong Chief Executive is elected for a five-year term in an absolute majority vote by the 1,500-member electoral college, consisting of members of parliament, representatives of local organizations, as well as industrial, banking, religious and other communities. The candidate then has to be approved by the Chinese government.
Carrie Lam, the incumbent Hong Kong chief executive, has been in office since July 2017.
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Pakistan reports 303 new COVID-19 cases, 1,284,189 in total

28 Nov 2021 | 2:07 PM

Islamabad, Nov 28 (UNI/Xinhua) Pakistan has reported 303 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) said on Sunday.

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Philippines logs 838 new COVID-19 cases, 156 deaths

28 Nov 2021 | 2:04 PM

Manila, Nov 28 (UNI/Xinhua) The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) reported 838 new COVID-19 infections on Sunday, pushing the number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to 2,831,807.

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Taliban shoot dead young doctor for failing to stop at security check point

28 Nov 2021 | 1:53 PM

Kabul, Nov 28 (UNI) Trigger-happy Taliban security men shot dead a young physician in the western Herat province of Afghanistan after he failed to stop at a security check point, media reports said.

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Demand for Commission to probe Pakistan's ex-Chief Justice Saqib Nisar audio leak

Demand for Commission to probe Pakistan's ex-Chief Justice Saqib Nisar audio leak

28 Nov 2021 | 1:50 PM

Islamabad, Nov 28 (UNI) The Sindh High Court Bar Association (SHCBA) and judicial commission member from Sindh has moved the Islam­a­bad High Court (IHC) for setting up of an independent commission to ascertain the authenticity of the leaked audio clip of former Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar.

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Riyadh to allow direct entry for foreign nationals who took one jab in Saudi Arabia

Riyadh to allow direct entry for foreign nationals who took one jab in Saudi Arabia

28 Nov 2021 | 1:43 PM

Riyadh, Nov 28 (UNI) Further easing travel restrictions, Saudi Arabia has announced it will allow direct entry from all countries for people who received one dose of the coronavirus vaccine from within the Kingdom, from Saturday December 4.

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