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Laos prepares to host 57th ASEAN foreign ministers' meeting

30 May 2024 | 6:14 PM

Vientiane, May 30 (UNI) Laos is making comprehensive preparations to host the 57th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Foreign Ministers' Meeting (AMM) and related meetings here from July 21 to 27 in 2024.

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US bans entry to 5 current, former Ugandan officials

30 May 2024 | 6:00 PM

Washington, May 30 (UNI) The US State Department on Thursday imposed visa restrictions on five current and former Ugandan officials for their alleged involvement in corruption and human rights violations.

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Afghan police arrest 5 human traffickers, 26 other criminal offenders

30 May 2024 | 4:45 PM

Kabul, May 30 (UNI) Afghan Ministry of Interior Affairs said on Thursday that police have arrested five suspects in connection with human trafficking in the country's western Herat province.

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2 riders die in motorcycle crash in Philippines

30 May 2024 | 4:10 PM

Manila, May 30 (UNI) A motorcycle driver and his passenger were killed after their vehicle crashed into a roadside electric post in Rizal province, east of Manila, early Thursday morning, police said.

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Car bomb explosion injures one in Syria's Homs

30 May 2024 | 4:07 PM

Damascus, May 30 (UNI) A car bomb detonated in a residential area of Homs, central Syria, on Thursday, injuring at least one person, the Syrian national TV reported.

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791 killed, 2,244 injured in traffic accidents in 4 months in Myanmar

30 May 2024 | 3:55 PM

Yangon, May 30 (UNI) A total of 791 people were killed and 2,244 others injured in 1,491 traffic accidents recorded in Myanmar in the first four months of this year, according to the Road Transport Administration Department (RTAD) on Thursday.

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5.1-magnitude quake hits Samoa Islands Region-- GFZ

30 May 2024 | 3:40 PM

Beijing, May 30 (UNI) An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.1 jolted Samoa Islands Region at 0821 GMT on Thursday, the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences said.

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Biden admin considering allowing Ukraine to strike Russia with US weapons

30 May 2024 | 2:48 PM

Washington, May 30 (UNI) The Biden administration is considering lifting restrictions on Ukraine to strike targets on Russian territory with US-supplied weapons, despite earlier statements that it has not given such authorization, Politico reported.

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New Zealand releases Budget 2024

30 May 2024 | 2:36 PM

Wellington, May 30 (UNI) The New Zealand government released Budget 2024 on Thursday, with savings across the public sector being reinvested in frontline services such as healthcare, schools, and police, as well as tax reductions.

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NATO only meets 5 pc of air defence needs to protect its Eastern Flank

30 May 2024 | 2:32 PM

Washington, May 30 (UNI) NATO currently meets only 5pc of its air defence needs to protect its eastern flank against a full-scale attack, the Financial Times reported.

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Iran rules out sabotage explosion behind Raisi's helicopter crash

Iran rules out sabotage explosion behind Raisi's helicopter crash

30 May 2024 | 2:20 PM

Tehran, May 30 (UNI) Iran on Wednesday ruled out the possibility of a sabotage explosion leading to the helicopter crash that resulted in the deaths of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and his entourage, local media reported.

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EU leaders to strip Hungary of top jobs in commission over resisting aid to Kiev

30 May 2024 | 2:19 PM

Brussels, May 30 (UNI) A number of EU leaders are planning to "punish" Hungary for its opposition to supporting Ukraine by barring its representatives from senior posts in the European Commission following elections in June, Politico reported on Thursday, citing three diplomats familiar with the discussions.

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US concerned about Ukraine's strikes on Russia's early warning systems

30 May 2024 | 1:38 PM

Washington, May 30 (UNI) The United States is concerned about Ukraine's attempts to strike Russia's missile early warning systems due to the risk of destabilising the situation, a US official told the Washington Post on condition of anonymity.

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N Korea fires ballistic missile toward sea of Japan

N Korea fires ballistic missile toward sea of Japan

30 May 2024 | 1:19 PM

Pyongyang, May 30 (UNI) North Korea launched an unspecified ballistic missile towards the Sea of Japan early on Thursday, South Korean news agency Yonhap reported, citing the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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Lava from volcano in Iceland approaching US Navy's communications masts

30 May 2024 | 12:56 PM

Reykjavík, May 30 (UNI) Lava flowing from a volcano following the eruption in southwestern Iceland is fast approaching the communications masts owned by the US Navy near the city of Grindavik, Icelandic broadcaster RUV has reported.

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