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Iraqi militia claims fighter killed in airstrike in Syria

Baghdad, June 22 (UNI) An Iranian-backed Iraqi Shiite militia said on Saturday that one of its fighters was killed in a U.S. airstrike on Friday in eastern Syria.
The militia, named Kata'ib Sayyid al-Shuhada affiliated with the Islamic Resistance in Iraq, which is an umbrella body for Iranian-backed Iraqi militias, said in an online statement that one of its fighters Abdullah Razzaq al-Safi was killed Friday night in a U.S. airstrike on his vehicle while patrolling areas near the Iraqi-Syrian border.
The U.S. Central Command and the international coalition did not comment on the aerial bombardment, which allegedly occurred on Friday night in the Albu Kamal area of Syria's Deir al-Zour province.
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Multiple injured in bus crashes in New Zealand

18 Jul 2024 | 12:07 PM

Wellington, July 18 (UNI) Four Chinese tourists were injured due to bus crashes on State Highway in South Island, New Zealand in Thursday morning's foggy weather, said the Chinese Consulate General in Christchurch.

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Ukraine Peace talks could start this year if Trump wins US Presidential Race: Szijjarto

Ukraine Peace talks could start this year if Trump wins US Presidential Race: Szijjarto

18 Jul 2024 | 11:39 AM

United Nations, July 18 (UNI) Peace talks to resolve the conflict in Ukraine will likely begin this year if Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump wins the 2024 US presidential election, Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto told RIA Novosti.

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B'desh Shiite Muslims hold Ashura mourning procession

18 Jul 2024 | 10:45 AM

Dhaka, July 18 (UNI) Shiite Muslims in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka on Wednesday held the Ashura mourning procession to commemorate the martyrdom of a grandson of the Islam Prophet, who was killed in the "Battle of Karbala" in present-day Iraq.

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Fireworks light up Taipei skies as local summer festival begins

18 Jul 2024 | 10:43 AM

Taipei, July 18 (UNI) As the city of Taipei in China's Taiwan kicked off its iconic "Taipei Summer Festival" on Wednesday evening, around 66,000 people gathered at Dadaocheng Wharf to enjoy a spectacular fireworks show.

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200 million Chinese women benefit from cervical, breast cancer screenings

18 Jul 2024 | 10:28 AM

Beijing, July 18 (UNI) As screening for high-incidence cancers has become increasingly common in China, nearly 200 million women have benefited from cervical and breast cancer screenings since 2009, a health official said.

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