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Death toll from tropical storm in Philippines rises to 13, 9 missing

Death toll from tropical storm in Philippines rises to 13, 9 missing

Manila, Oct 13 (UNI/Xinhua) The death toll from the severe tropical storm Kompasu has risen to 13 and that nine people are missing, the Philippine government said Wednesday.
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said that most victims died from landslides and flooding in the northern Philippine regions and Palawan, an archipelagic province located off Luzon island.
The tropical storm, which exited the Philippines on Tuesday, triggered flash floods and landslides. Nearly 2,000 people were evacuated to safety.

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Latvia plans to prolong state of emergency at Belarusian border until May

22 Jan 2022 | 7:53 PM

Riga, Jan 22 (UNI/Sputnik) The Latvian Interior Ministry suggests that a state of emergency should be extended in three regions of the country near the border with Belarus until May, which will cost nearly 4 million euros ($4.5 million), the Latvian LETA news agency reported on Saturday.

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Bulgarian President Radev takes office for 2nd term

Bulgarian President Radev takes office for 2nd term

22 Jan 2022 | 7:47 PM

Sofia (Bulgaria), Jan 22 (UNI/Xinhua) Rumen Radev took office for a second consecutive term as President of Bulgaria on Saturday after an inauguration ceremony held in the capital city.

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Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir hospitalized

22 Jan 2022 | 7:31 PM

Kuala Lumpur, Jan 22 (UNI/Sputnik) The 96-year-old former Malaysian prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad, has been hospitalized for the third time in a little over a month and admitted to the National Heart Institute, the country's leading cardiological medical institution, media reported on Saturday, citing his spokesperson.

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Arab League to hold emergency meeting Sunday over Houthi attack

Arab League to hold emergency meeting Sunday over Houthi attack

22 Jan 2022 | 7:19 PM

Cairo, Jan 22 (UNI) The Arab League Council at the level of permanent delegates is to hold an emergency meeting on Sunday in Cairo to consider the Houthi terror attacks on the United Arab Emirates.

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Friedrich Merz elected Germany's CDU chairman

22 Jan 2022 | 6:24 PM

Berlin, Jan 22 (UNI/Sputnik) Friedrich Merz was elected on Saturday new chairman of the conservative Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU) during an online congress meet with 95 per cent of votes, according to a live stream of the German Phoenix broadcaster.

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