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Nigerian police rescue 11 kidnap victims in northern state

Abuja, Nov 15 (UNI/Xinhua) Eleven kidnapped persons have been rescued by police operatives from a hideout of gunmen following an anti-kidnapping operation in the northern state of Katsina, the police said on Monday.

In a statement sent to Xinhua, Gambo Isa, a spokesman for the police in Katsina, said the victims were rescued on Sunday, two days after they were reportedly kidnapped by gunmen who attacked the Sabon Garin Safana village in the Safana local government area of Katsina.
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EU chief announces Chips Act for February

20 Jan 2022 | 8:19 PM

Brussels, Jan 20 (UNI/Xinhua) Europe is ready to up its game on semi-conductor production, with its European Chips Act coming up in early February, announced Ursula von der Leyen, the European Commission president, on Thursday.

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Hong Kong to suspend face-to-face classes of secondary schools due to Covid-19

20 Jan 2022 | 8:18 PM

Hong Kong, Jan 20 (UNI/Xinhua) All face-to-face classes of secondary schools in Hong Kong will be suspended no later than Jan 24 until schools' Chinese New Year holidays, the Education Bureau (EDB) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government announced on Thursday.

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Ukraine hit by new Covid-19 outbreak: health minister

20 Jan 2022 | 8:17 PM

Kiev, Jan 20 (UNI/Xinhua) Ukrainian Health Minister Viktor Liashko said on Thursday that the Eastern European country has been hit by a new outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Interfax-Ukraine news agency reported.

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US congressmen seek sanctions on Peskov, Mishustin, Sobyanin : Bill

20 Jan 2022 | 7:06 PM

Washington, Jan 20 (UNI/Sputnik) US congressmen led by Republican Jim Banks are seeking sanctions against Russian officials, including Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, Health Minister Mikhail Murashko, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov and Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin, according to the bill obtained by The Washington Post.

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Taiwan reports 37 new Covid-19 cases

20 Jan 2022 | 7:04 PM

Taipei, Jan 20 (UNI/Xinhua) Taiwan reported 37 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday, 13 of which are locally-transmitted confirmed cases, while the other 24 are imported, the island's disease-monitoring agency said.

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