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  • Death toll rises to 26 in Indonesia floods
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Macedonia gets new name

Belgrade, Jan 12 (UNI) Macedonia’s 120-seat parliament passed an amendment to the constitution to rename the country as Republic of North Macedonia in line with an agreement with Greece to put an end to a 27-year-old dispute.
Debates on the new legislation had started on Wednesday and continued through Thursday. The final vote was postponed several times due to the lack of the 80 votes needed for the amendments to pass.
"Eighty-one people voted in favor, all four amendments to the constitution have been adopted," Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi said in televised broadcast on Friday.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras also congratulated Macedonia counterpart Zoran Zaev after deputies in Skopje voted to change the country's name to the Republic of North Macedonia, his office said.
"The prime minister congratulated Mr Zaev on the successful conclusion of the process to revise the constitution of the former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia," Tsipras' office said in a statement.
Revising the constitution to change the country's name to the "Republic of North Macedonia" had been part of an agreement signed by Tsipras and Zaev in June last.
Meanwhile, lawmakers from opposition VMRO-DPMNE party boycotted the vote and held protest rallies outside the parliament building in Skopje.
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US Aviation Trade Unions warn of 'Unprecedented' safety threat amid govt shutdown

24 Jan 2019 | 5:24 PM

Washington, Jan 24 (UNI) Trade unions of US air traffic controllers, pilots and flight attendants warned the Congress and the White House in a joint statement that the shutdown posed an "unprecedented" threat to air safety environment, which "is deteriorating by the day" over understaffing and overtime work without pay.

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Hong Kong: Investors defrauded of US$79 million, 14 arrested

24 Jan 2019 | 5:20 PM

Hong Kong, Jan 24 (UNI) Seven investors were swindled out of almost HK$620 million (US$79 million) in Hong Kong’s biggest ever bullion trading scam, police said on Thursday, following the arrest of two alleged ringleaders and 12 other members of a fraud syndicate.

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Death toll rises to 26 in Indonesia floods

24 Jan 2019 | 5:18 PM

Jakarta, Jan 24 (UNI) Death toll has risen to 26 after torrential rains triggered massive landslides in including provincial capital Makassar of Indonesia's South Sulawesi province.

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US frees Iranian journalist after 11 days

24 Jan 2019 | 5:10 PM

Washington, Jan 24 (UNI) Caretaker of Iran's Interest Section in the United States Mehdi Atefat confirmed on Thursday that Marzieh Hashemi, a news anchor for Iran's English-language Press TV, who was in a US jail for past 11 days have been freed.

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Ex PM Blair suggests new referendum as UK's only way out of Brexit

24 Jan 2019 | 4:14 PM

Davos, Jan 24 (UNI) Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said on Thursday that the only way out of the impasse on Brexit is a new referendum in the country.

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