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Tokyo registers record 4,000 new cases in past 24 hours for 1st time

Tokyo registers record 4,000 new cases in past 24 hours for 1st time

Tokyo, Jul 31 (UNI/Sputnik) The number of COVID-19 cases registered in Tokyo in 24 hours has broken a new record, as the Japanese capital has confirmed over 4,000 infections for the first time since the onset of the pandemic, the NHK broadcaster reported on Saturday.
Tokyo that currently hosts the Summer Olympics has registered 4,058 new cases.
The 3,000-threshold was passed on Wednesday.

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German President appoints Scholz from Social Democratic Party as new chancellor

09 Dec 2021 | 12:23 AM

Berlin, Dec 8 (UNI/Sputnik) German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has appointed Olaf Scholz from the Social Democratic party as the country's new chancellor, according to N24 tv channel’s broadcast.

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Saudi Arabia appoints new Charge D'Affaires Ad Interim in Lebanon after scandal - Source

09 Dec 2021 | 12:00 AM

Beirut, Dec 8 (UNI/Sputnik) Saudi Arabia has appointed Rajeh Otaibi as its new charge d'affaires ad interim in Lebanon, is arrival in Beirut is expected in the coming days, an official Lebanese source told Sputnik on Wednesday.

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At least 7 UN peacekeepers killed, 3 injured by explosive device in Mali - MINUSMA

At least 7 UN peacekeepers killed, 3 injured by explosive device in Mali - MINUSMA

08 Dec 2021 | 11:39 PM

United Nations, Dec 8 (UNI/Sputnik) At least seven peacekeepers from the United Nations mission in Mali (MINUSMA) were killed and three more seriously injured on Wednesday when their convoy struck an improvised explosive device, MINUSMA said in a statement.

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Canada will not send diplomatic representation to China Olympics - Trudeau

Canada will not send diplomatic representation to China Olympics - Trudeau

08 Dec 2021 | 11:32 PM

Ottawa, Dec 8 (UNI/Sputnik) Canada will not send diplomatic representation to the 2022 Winter Olympic games in Beijing due to concerns of human rights violation in China, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday.

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Pakistan declines US invitation to Summit for Democracy

08 Dec 2021 | 11:03 PM

Islamabad, Dec 8 (UNI) Pakistan on Wednesday declined United States' invitation for participation in the Summit for Democracy, a virtual event set to take place on December 9-10, 2021.

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