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Schools in Nepal's Kathmandu Valley reopen amid pandemic

Kathmandu, Sep 17 (UNI/Xinhua) Some schools in Nepal's Kathmandu Valley reopened on Friday after being shut down for more than four and a half months amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
"A limited number of schools in Kathmandu district have reopened on Friday as per information that I received in the morning," Govinda Prasad Rijal, chief district officer of Kathmandu, told Xinhua. "I don't have the exact number of schools reopened in Kathmandu district."
On Thursday the district administration office issued a public notice allowing reopening of schools in the district based on decisions of local governments, consultations with parents and by ensuring vaccination of teachers and other employees.
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21 Oct 2021 | 6:14 AM

Moscow, Oct 21 (UNI/Sputnik) The Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist group (banned in Russia) shelled Syria's Idlib de-escalation zone seven times over the past 24 hours, Rear Adm. Vadim Kulit, deputy head of the Russian Defense Ministry's Center for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria, said at a briefing.

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21 Oct 2021 | 6:09 AM

Washington, Oct 21 (UNI/Sputnik) The United States will immediately ban the import of disposable gloves made by Supermax Corporation due to information the company uses forced labor to make its products, the Department of Homeland Security said in a press release.

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US Senator Scott calls on DHS chief to resign for 'Lying' about border being secure

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Criminals kidnap at least 30 people in western Nigeria – Reports

21 Oct 2021 | 6:04 AM

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