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Ship traffic in Istanbul's Bosphorus Strait suspended

Istanbul, July 10 (UNI) Ship traffic in Istanbul's Bosphorus Strait, one of the busiest waterways in the world, was halted in both directions on Wednesday due to a towing failure, according to Turkey's Directorate General of Coastal Safety.
The Directorate General of Coastal Safety indicated on its website that traffic on both sides was suspended at 2:00 p.m. local time (1100 GMT).
Also, the broadcaster Halk TV, citing a shipping agency named Tribeca, reported that a malfunction occurred with a tugboat attempting to tow a ship at the northern Black Sea entrance of the Bosphorus.
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35 dead, 250 injured in Afghanistan flash floods

15 Jul 2024 | 9:58 PM

Kabul, July 15 (UNI) At least 35 people were killed and 250 others were injured as rainstorms and flash floods swept through east Afghanistan's Nangarhar province on Monday afternoon, a local official said.

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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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