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26 pc of deaths in Afghanistan caused by air pollution: Health officials

Kabul, Nov 25 (UNI) Twenty-six per cent of the total deaths in Afghanistan have reportedly originated from air pollution, Afghan health officials have said.
The harmful effects of air pollution are threatening the lives of Kabul residents as winter approaches, Afghan health officials were quoted by the TOLOnews as saying.
The Kabul municipality on Wednesday had held a meeting with an organisation backed by the European Union to address the damages caused by air pollution.
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NATO chief says invited all members of NATO-Russia council to hold series of meetings

18 Jan 2022 | 6:51 PM

Brussels, Jan 18 (UNI/Sputnik) NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Tuesday he had invited all members of the NATO-Russia Council to a series of meetings to address the bloc's relations with Moscow and to discuss potential threats.

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Japan hits new record of over 30,000 daily Covid-19 cases

18 Jan 2022 | 6:42 PM

Tokyo, Jan 18 (UNI/Xinhua) Japan reported 32,197 daily Covid-19 cases across the country on Tuesday, exceeding the previous record of 25,992 daily cases in August last year and logging a new all-time high, according to an NHK tally based on data from local governments.

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Taiwan reports 66 new Covid-19 cases

18 Jan 2022 | 6:38 PM

Taipei, Jan 18 (UNI/Xinhua) Taiwan reported 66 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, 17 of which are locally-transmitted confirmed cases, while the other 49 are imported, the island's disease monitoring agency said.

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PTI foreign funding report should be made public: ECP

18 Jan 2022 | 6:05 PM

Islamabad, Jan 18 (UNI) The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) directed the authorities on Tuesday to ensure that the entire report of the scrutiny committee constituted to audit the foreign funds of the ruling PTI is made public.

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Israel, US test of Arrow-3 missile system

Israel, US test of Arrow-3 missile system

18 Jan 2022 | 5:57 PM

Jerusalem, Jan 18 (UNI/Xinhua) Israel and the United States have completed a successful flight test of the Arrow-3 ballistic missile interceptor, the Israeli Ministry of Defense announced on Tuesday.

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