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Kyrgyz lawmaker detained on suspicion of coup plotting: Source

Bishkek, Nov 28 (UNI/Sputnik) Kyrgyz parliament member Bakytbek Zhetigenov was detained on suspicion of coup plotting, a source in Kyrgyz security forces told Sputnik.
"Yes, he was detained on this suspicion," a source said.
On Friday, the State Committee for National Security of Kyrgyzstan said that a coup attempt was thwarted. The coup was reportedly planned to take place after the parliamentary elections.
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Angela Merkel rejects UN job offer

Angela Merkel rejects UN job offer

20 Jan 2022 | 12:06 PM

Berlin, Jan 20 (UNI) Former German Chancellor Angela Merkel has refused a high-ranking United Nations job that was offered by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.

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Videos of Afghanistan drone strike released

20 Jan 2022 | 12:04 PM

Washington, Jan 20 (UNI) The US military has released videos of the drone strike that was conducted in Kabul on August 29 last year killing 10 Afghan civilians, including seven children.

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New Zealand flight departs for Tonga

20 Jan 2022 | 11:20 AM

Wellington, Jan 20 (UNI/Xinhua) A Royal New Zealand Air Force C-130 Hercules has departed Base Auckland Whenuapai for Tonga on Thursday carrying aid supplies, as the New Zealand aid efforts ramp up.

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Europe condemns demolition of Palestinian structures

20 Jan 2022 | 10:55 AM

Paris, Jan 20 (UNI) France, Germany, Italy and Spain have expressed concern over Israel's decision to construct new houses and demotion of Palestinian structures in East Jerusalem.

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Malaysia reports 3,229 Covid cases

20 Jan 2022 | 10:30 AM

Kuala Lumpur, Jan 20 (UNI/Xinhua) Malaysia reported 3,229 new Covid-19 infections, bringing the national total to 2,817,163, according to the health ministry.

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