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Fire in Portugal covers 17,300 acres, injures at least 11

Lisbon, Aug 7 (UNI) A wildfire in Portugal has covered an area of 7,000 hectares (17,300 acres) and injured at least 11 people, Jose Guilherme, the commander of the regional authority for emergency and civil protection of the Alentejo region, said Sunday.
"The estimated area of burning is 7,000 hectares ... Unfortunately, to date, we have recorded 11 victims with minor injuries," CNN Portugal quoted Guilherme as saying.
July of 2023 could become the hottest July in world history, according to the data of the European Union's Earth Observation component Copernicus. Temperature records have been set in many European countries, including Spain, Italy, France and others, and in China and the United States. Wildfires have been raging for days in Greece due to the heat wave. Meteorologists warn of increased risks of heat-related health frisks to citizens and livestock, droughts and threat to crops.
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Syrians vote for new parliament

15 Jul 2024 | 10:01 PM

Damascus, July 15 (UNI) Syrians queued at polling stations on Monday to cast their votes in the parliamentary elections, hoping for changes that could help the country overcome its current difficulties.

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Uganda police warn of planned protest in capital

15 Jul 2024 | 9:33 PM

Kampala, July 15 (UNI) The Uganda Police Force on Monday warned against a planned protest on the streets of Kampala, the country's capital, and a march to parliament scheduled for July 23.

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Seven killed in van-trailer collision in Pakistan

15 Jul 2024 | 9:01 PM

Islamabad, July 15 (UNI) A fatal road crash occurred in Pakistan's southern Sindh province on Monday, leaving at least seven people killed and four others injured, police said.

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SL reduces average electricity tariff by over 20 pct

15 Jul 2024 | 8:58 PM

Colombo, July 15 (UNI) Sri Lanka's Minister of Power and Energy, Kanchana Wijesekera, announced on Monday that the electricity tariff on average will be reduced by 22.49 percent, effective July 16.

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Thailand allows visa-free entry for Sri Lankans starting today

15 Jul 2024 | 8:46 PM

Colombo, July 15 (UNI) Thailand will offer visa-free entry to travelers from 93 countries and territories, including Sri Lanka, starting July 15, officials said on Monday.

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