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Over 50 engaged for Japanese cos evacuated from Afghanistan: Reports

Tokyo, Nov 11 (UNI/Sputnik) Japan has evacuated 51 people who worked for Japanese organisations from Afghanistan, the Kyodo news agency reported on Thursday, citing the Japanese foreign ministry.
The evacuees include Afghan employees of the Japan International Cooperation Agency and their families, as well as one Japanese national, the news agency said.
The group was reportedly taken on a private plane to Qatar, where all evacuees received Japanese visas and airline tickets. Their plane arrives in Japan on Thursday.
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Taiwan reports 37 new Covid-19 cases

20 Jan 2022 | 7:04 PM

Taipei, Jan 20 (UNI/Xinhua) Taiwan reported 37 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday, 13 of which are locally-transmitted confirmed cases, while the other 24 are imported, the island's disease-monitoring agency said.

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New draft of US sanctions seeks to cut funding for cyber dialogue with Russia : Bill

20 Jan 2022 | 7:03 PM

Washington, Jan 20 (UNI/Sputnik) US congressmen led by Republican Jim Banks want to cut funding for cybersecurity dialogue with Russia until alleged attacks on American entities end, according to the new sanctions bill obtained by The Washington Post.

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Nuclear weapons not part of Iran’s defence strategy: President

20 Jan 2022 | 7:03 PM

Moscow, Jan 20 (UNI/Sputnik) The development of nuclear weapons is not a part of Iran’s defence strategy, President Ebrahim Raisi said on Thursday.

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Vietnam reports 16,715 new Covid-19 cases

20 Jan 2022 | 7:02 PM

Hanoi, Jan 20 (UNI/Xinhua) Vietnam reported 16,715 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday, including 16,637 locally transmitted and 78 imported, according to its Ministry of Health.

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About 30 people killed in stampede in Liberia: sources

About 30 people killed in stampede in Liberia: sources

20 Jan 2022 | 6:22 PM

Monrovia, Jan 20 (UNI/Xinhua) At least 29 people have been confirmed dead in a stampede during an open-air church service in Liberia's Kru Town, a suburb of the capital Monrovia, said police.

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