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Putin calls for closer global cooperation on conserving biodiversity

Putin calls for closer global cooperation on conserving biodiversity

Kunming, Oct 12 (UNI/Xinhua) Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday called for closer international cooperation on preserving biodiversity and providing related support to developing countries.

"It is certainly important that national priorities and specificities of each state be taken into account, and special attention be given to the needs of developing and least developed countries," Putin said in his speech via video at the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity.

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No military base given to China in Gwadar: Pakistan NSA

No military base given to China in Gwadar: Pakistan NSA

09 Dec 2021 | 4:42 PM

Islamabad, Dec 9 (UNI) Refuting reports Pakistan has offered any military base to China in Balochistan's Gwadar region, National Security Adviser (NSA) Moeed Yusuf said Beijing has only economic bases in the country.

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Principal among 40 people booked in Pak over objectionable gesture

09 Dec 2021 | 4:23 PM

Islamabad, Dec 9 (UNI) At least 40 people in Pakistan including a college principal have been booked over 'objectionable gesture and vulgar dance' during college functions after video clips of these events went viral on social media.

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US announces funds to protect and support independent journalism

US announces funds to protect and support independent journalism

09 Dec 2021 | 4:07 PM

Washington, Dec 9 (UNI) The US government announced to provide new funding to protect reporters targeted because of their work and support independent international journalism, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said at the opening of the virtual Summit for Democracy.

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S Korean govt says teens must get Corona jab amid rising cases

S Korean govt says teens must get Corona jab amid rising cases

09 Dec 2021 | 4:02 PM

Seoul, Dec 9 (UNI/Xinhua) South Korea's health authorities on Thursday asked teenagers to receive Covid-19 vaccine amid rising infection cases of minors.

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Philippines logs 562 new COVID cases, death toll nears 50,000

Philippines logs 562 new COVID cases, death toll nears 50,000

09 Dec 2021 | 3:56 PM

Manila, Dec 9 (UNI/Xinhua) The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) reported 562 new Covid-19 infections on Thursday, pushing the number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to 2,835,996.

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