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Iraq sentences 5 drug dealers to death

Baghdad, Feb 28 (UNI) An Iraqi court on Wednesday handed down death sentences to five drug dealers, including three foreigners.
"The Central Criminal Court issued a verdict to execute five drug dealers who were convicted of trafficking the narcotic Captagon pills," a statement by the media office of the Supreme Judicial Council said, without specifying the nationalities of the three foreigners.
The statement added that the convicts were transporting narcotic drugs from the central province of Najaf to the southern province of Muthanna before smuggling them to neighboring countries.
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22 injured after truck carrying pilgrims crashes in Myanmar's Yangon

18 Apr 2024 | 11:57 AM

Yangon, Apr 18 (UNI) Twenty-two people were injured in a crash involving a truck carrying pilgrims and two other vehicles in Myanmar's Yangon region, an official from the Shwe Myittar Rescue Organization told Xinhua on Thursday.

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China to work with ASEAN countries to ensure peace, cooperation in S China Sea: Wang Yi

18 Apr 2024 | 11:52 AM

Jakarta, Apr 18 (UNI) China stands ready to continue to work with other countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to fully and effectively implement the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea, and accelerate the negotiation of the Code of Conduct in the South China Sea to build the South China Sea into a sea of peace and cooperation, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said here on Thursday.

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No major casualties reported after 6 6-magnitude quake hits west Japan

18 Apr 2024 | 9:59 AM

Tokyo, Apr 18 (UNI) No major damages or fatal casualties had been reported after an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 hit western Japan on Wednesday night, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida told reporters early Thursday.

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Palestine faces key challenges for sending aid to Gaza: PM

Palestine faces key challenges for sending aid to Gaza: PM

18 Apr 2024 | 9:36 AM

Ramallah, Apr 18 (UNI) Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Mustafa stressed on Wednesday the key challenges facing the Gaza Strip amid ongoing conflict.

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U S Senate votes to adjourn impeachment trial of Mayorkas

18 Apr 2024 | 9:26 AM

Washington, Apr 18 (UNI) The U.S. Senate on Wednesday voted along party lines to adjourn the impeachment trial of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, ending the Republican-driven efforts to take down the Biden administration's top border security official.

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