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Japan reports 2nd biggest seizure of illegal drugs in 2023

Tokyo, Feb 20 (UNI) The amount of stimulants and other illegal substances seized by Japanese authorities at ports and airports nationwide in 2023 came to 2,406 kg, the country's second-largest seizure, local media reported on Tuesday.
The figure was a 79 percent jump from the previous year, marking the country's second-biggest seizure of illegal drugs, with the largest recorded in the pre-pandemic year of 2019, public broadcaster NHK said, citing finance ministry data.
Meanwhile, the number of drug trafficking cases uncovered in 2023 was 815, down 22 percent from 2022.
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US treasury won’t hesitate to work with allies to sanction Iran

16 Apr 2024 | 6:33 PM

Washington, April 16 (UNI) US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Tuesday that the Treasury “will not hesitate to work with our allies” to continue to sanction Iran, according to an advance copy of her speech provided to the press.

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Tanzania-flagged vessel on fire in Singaporean waters, all crews rescued

16 Apr 2024 | 5:30 PM

Dodoma, April 16 (UNI) Tanzania-flagged freighter LAYAR ANGGUN 8 reported fire onboard in Singapore's territorial waters Tuesday afternoon, according to a statement from the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).

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Australian police declare Sydney church stabbing terrorist attack

16 Apr 2024 | 4:37 PM

Sydney, April 16 (UNI) The recent stabbing in an Assyrian Orthodox church in Sydney has been declared a terrorist attack with possible religious motives, Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police Reece Kershaw said on Tuesday.

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Road accident kills one, injures 20 in Afghan

16 Apr 2024 | 3:20 PM

Kabul, Apr 16 (UNI) One commuter lost his life and 20 others sustained injuries as a minibus turned turtle in west Afghanistan's Badghis province on Tuesday, provincial government spokesman Qari Hanzala Jawandi said.

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Fire breaks out at US plant producing shells for Ukraine

16 Apr 2024 | 3:09 PM

Washington, April 16 (UNI) A fire has broken out at a military plant in the US city of Scranton, Pennsylvania, that has been producing munitions, including artillery and mortar shells, for supply to Ukraine, US media reported on Tuesday.

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