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US embassy in Niger suppressing intel to create image of good ties with Niger

18 Apr 2024 | 1:40 PM

Washington, April 18 (UNI) A US military whistleblower is warning that senior officials at the American Embassy in Niger are intentionally suppressing intelligence in order to maintain the image of strong relations with the host country, the Washington Post reported, citing a complaint it obtained.

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Sweden's police receive request to hold Quran-burning event ahead of Eurovision

18 Apr 2024 | 1:36 PM

Stockholm, April 18 (UNI) The police in Sweden have received a request to hold a Quran-burning demonstration on May 3, a day before the start of the Eurovision Song Contest in the country, Swedish media have reported.

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Iran opposes activities disrupting Tehran's cooperation with IAEA

18 Apr 2024 | 1:30 PM

Tehran, April 18 (UNI) Iran is opposed to any "nuclear activities" that disrupt the country's cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Head of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI) Mohammad Eslami has said.

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US returns 38 pieces of cultural relics to China, signaling enhanced cultural exchanges

18 Apr 2024 | 12:35 PM

New York, Apr 18 (UNI) Chinese officials received 38 pieces of cultural relics returned by the Manhattan District Attorney's Office on Wednesday.

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China renews blue alert for rainstorms

18 Apr 2024 | 12:20 PM

Beijing, Apr 18 (UNI) China's National Meteorological Center renewed a blue alert on Thursday for rainstorms as heavy downpours are expected to lash parts of the country.

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China to work with ASEAN countries to ensure peace, cooperation in S China Sea: Wang Yi

18 Apr 2024 | 11:52 AM

Jakarta, Apr 18 (UNI) China stands ready to continue to work with other countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to fully and effectively implement the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea, and accelerate the negotiation of the Code of Conduct in the South China Sea to build the South China Sea into a sea of peace and cooperation, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said here on Thursday.

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No major casualties reported after 6.6-magnitude quake hits west Japan

18 Apr 2024 | 9:59 AM

Tokyo, Apr 18 (UNI) No major damages or fatal casualties had been reported after an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 hit western Japan on Wednesday night, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida told reporters early Thursday.

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Palestine faces key challenges for sending aid to Gaza: PM

Palestine faces key challenges for sending aid to Gaza: PM

18 Apr 2024 | 9:36 AM

Ramallah, Apr 18 (UNI) Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Mustafa stressed on Wednesday the key challenges facing the Gaza Strip amid ongoing conflict.

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U.S. Senate votes to adjourn impeachment trial of Mayorkas

18 Apr 2024 | 9:26 AM

Washington, Apr 18 (UNI) The U.S. Senate on Wednesday voted along party lines to adjourn the impeachment trial of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, ending the Republican-driven efforts to take down the Biden administration's top border security official.

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5.4-magnitude quake hits 272 km W of Houma, Tonga: USGS

5.4-magnitude quake hits 272 km W of Houma, Tonga: USGS

18 Apr 2024 | 9:26 AM

New York, Apr 18 (UNI) An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.4 jolted 272 km W of Houma, Tonga, at 21:31:48 GMT on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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14 killed, several wounded in latest raid on CAR villages: UN

14 killed, several wounded in latest raid on CAR villages: UN

18 Apr 2024 | 9:23 AM

United Nations, Apr 18 (UNI) UN humanitarians said on Wednesday armed rebels raided a Central Africa Republic (CAR) village in southern Mbomou prefecture, killing 14 civilians, wounding several others, and setting homes on fire.

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Israeli airstrike kills 13 Palestinians on gathering in Gaza City

Israeli airstrike kills 13 Palestinians on gathering in Gaza City

18 Apr 2024 | 9:00 AM

Gaza, Apr 18 (UNI) At least 13 Palestinians were killed in an Israeli airstrike targeting a gathering of Palestinians in the northern Gaza Strip, local eyewitnesses and medical sources said on Wednesday.

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7 dead in Brazil bus crash

7 dead in Brazil bus crash

18 Apr 2024 | 8:50 AM

Rio De Janeiro, Apr 18 (UNI) Seven people were killed and 15 others injured after a passenger bus crashed Wednesday morning in southeast Brazil's Minas Gerais state, the local Military Highway Police said.

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Iranian rescuers save 21 crewmen of sinking Sri Lankan tanker in Gulf of Oman

18 Apr 2024 | 8:37 AM

Tehran, Apr 18 (UNI) Iranian rescuers on Wednesday saved 21 crew members of a storm-hit Sri Lankan oil tanker from drowning along with their ship in the Gulf of Oman, Iran's official news agency IRNA reported.

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5.5-magnitude quake hits Fiji Islands Region: GFZ

5.5-magnitude quake hits Fiji Islands Region: GFZ

18 Apr 2024 | 8:32 AM

New York, Apr 18 (UNI) An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.5 jolted Fiji Islands Region at 21:31:47 GMT on Wednesday, the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences said.

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