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EU regrets latest execution in Texas, urges abolition of death penalty in US

01 Mar 2024 | 6:14 PM

Moscow, Mar 1 (UNI) The European Union said on Friday that it deeply regretted the latest execution in the US state of Texas and a botched attempt in Idaho as it reiterated calls for the abolition of the death penalty in the United States.

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Man critically injured after light plane crashes in Western Australia

01 Mar 2024 | 5:58 PM

Sydney, Mar 1 (UNI) A male pilot was critically injured after a light plane crashed in Western Australia on Friday, according to local media.

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Pakistani lawmakers elect Ayaz Sadiq as new House speaker

01 Mar 2024 | 5:11 PM

Islamabad, Mar 1 (UNI) Sardar Ayaz Sadiq of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) was elected the speaker of the National Assembly or the lower house of the country's parliament on Friday, according to an official announcement made by Raja Pervez Ashraf, the outgoing speaker.

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4,213 child abuse cases reported in Pak in 2023: report

01 Mar 2024 | 4:55 PM

Islamabad, Mar 1 (UNI) A total of 4,213 child abuse cases were reported across Pakistan in 2023, according to a report released by local non-governmental organization Sahil on Friday.

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SL rupee appreciates against major currencies

01 Mar 2024 | 4:52 PM

Colombo, Mar 1 (UNI) The Sri Lankan rupee has appreciated against major currencies during the year up to Feb. 29, 2024, the country's central bank said in a press release on Thursday.

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Over 10 injured in east China car accident

01 Mar 2024 | 4:48 PM

Jinan, Mar 1 (UNI) More than 10 children were injured in a car accident that occurred on Friday afternoon in Dezhou City, east China's Shandong Province, local authorities said.

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Seven killed in Chad clashes

01 Mar 2024 | 3:59 PM

Yaounde, March 1 (UNI) At least seven people were killed in a shootout between government forces and members of the opposition Socialist Party Without Borders (PSF), the country's minister of communication and government spokesman, Abderaman Koulamallah, has said.

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5.7-magnitude quake hits Philippine Islands Region

01 Mar 2024 | 3:25 PM

Manila, March 1 (UNI) An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.7 jolted Philippine Islands region at 0929 GMT on Friday, the GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences said.

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China strongly condemns Israeli fire at aid-seeking civil population in Gaza

01 Mar 2024 | 3:18 PM

Beijing, March 1 (UNI) China condemns the Israeli strike on Palestinian civilians crowded around trucks with humanitarian aid in Gaza City, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mao Ning said on Friday.

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S Korea to update unification policy with North with liberal democracy principle

01 Mar 2024 | 2:21 PM

Seoul, Mar 1 (UNI) The South Korean government is planning to make a revision to the unification policy with North Korea for the first time in 30 years to include the principle of liberal democracy, South Korean media reported on Friday, citing a presidential official familiar with the matter.

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Russia's FSB detains 2 people recruited by Ukraine to carry out terror attacks in Crimea

01 Mar 2024 | 2:10 PM

Moscow, Mar 1 (UNI) The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) said on Friday it detained a man and a woman in Russia who had been recruited by Ukraine's intelligence services to carry out terrorist attacks in Crimea.

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Macron strongly condemns Israeli military for firing at Gaza aid seekers

01 Mar 2024 | 2:09 PM

Paris, Mar 1 (UNI) French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday strongly condemned the Israeli military for opening fire at Palestinian civilians crowded around trucks with humanitarian aid in Gaza City.

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5.2-magnitude quake hits Indonesia

01 Mar 2024 | 1:24 PM

Jakarta, Mar 1 (UNI) An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.2 hit West Papua, Indonesia, at 0706 GMT on Friday, the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences said.

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UK politician wins parliament by-election with pro-Palestinian campaign

01 Mar 2024 | 1:23 PM

London, Mar 1 (UNI) UK politician George Galloway has achieved a sweeping victory in a by-election to the House of Commons in the Rochdale constituency, making support for the Gaza Strip the pillar of his election campaign.

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Two killed in Texas wildfires

01 Mar 2024 | 1:22 PM

Houston, Mar 1 (UNI) Wildfires, including the largest one in Texas history, which have spread to the neighbouring state of Oklahoma, continued scorching the Texas Panhandle, claiming at least two lives as of Thursday.

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