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Forest fires ravage 19 states in Mexico

Mexico City, Mar 28 (UNI) A total of 120 active forest fires have been recorded in Mexico, preliminarily affecting 7,137 hectares in 19 states, the Mexican government said on Wednesday.
According to a report by the National Forestry Commission (Conafor), there are 120 forest fires in 19 states, with the central state of Hidalgo being the being the worst hit, having so far burned 1,874 hectares.
Conafor's preliminary report said there are active fires where an estimate of the affected open field is still not available. In recent days, 42 fires have been extinguished, preliminarily affecting 2,608 hectares.
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2 dead, 5 missing after boat collision in Hungary

19 May 2024 | 9:39 PM

Budapest, May 19 (UNI) Two people were killed, and five others went missing after two boats collided on a river near Hungarian capital Budapest, local police said Sunday.

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6 killed, 13 injured in accident in N Egypt

19 May 2024 | 9:35 PM

Cairo, May 19 (UNI) Six people were killed, and 13 others injured on Sunday when a bus ran over pedestrians on the Ring Road in Egypt's Shubra El-Kheima area of Qalyubia governorate, north of the capital Cairo, official media reported.

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UN ramps up efforts to tackle cholera in Somalia as death toll rises to 120

19 May 2024 | 9:32 PM

Mogadishu, May 19 (UNI) The United Nations humanitarian agency said on Sunday that it has stepped up its response to tackle the cholera outbreak in Somalia as the death toll has increased to 120 since January.

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Jordan conducts 3 airdrops of aid in southern Gaza

19 May 2024 | 9:30 PM

Amman, May 19 (UNI) The Jordan Armed Forces said Sunday that it conducted three airdrops of humanitarian and food aid over several locations in the southern Gaza Strip.

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Death toll rises to 31 in Israeli raids on central Gaza

19 May 2024 | 7:39 PM

Gaza, May 19 (UNI) At least 31 Palestinians were killed on Sunday in an Israeli airstrike in the central Gaza Strip while the Israeli army announced the killing of two of its soldiers in battles in the enclave.

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