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Chinese ambassador in Nepal demands apology from journalist on X; criticised for 'arrogance'

Chinese ambassador in Nepal demands apology from journalist on X; criticised for 'arrogance'

29 May 2024 | 9:32 PM

Kathmandu, May 29 (UNI) The Chinese Ambassador in Nepal has courted controversy after demanding a public apology from a journalist over an X post.

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Pieces of flesh found in septic tank of Kolkata apartment complex where Awami League MP was murdered: Police

Pieces of flesh found in septic tank of Kolkata apartment complex where Awami League MP was murdered: Police

29 May 2024 | 6:33 PM

Dhaka/New Delhi, May 29 (UNI) Pieces of flesh have been found in the septic tank of the apartment complex in Kolkata where Awami League parliamentarian Anwarul Azim Anar was murdered, police said today.

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Turkey’s Erdogan accuses UN of failing to stop Gaza bloodshed

29 May 2024 | 6:02 PM

Ankara, May 29 (UNI) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out at the United Nations on Wednesday for failing to stop the bloodshed in the southern Gaza city of Rafah, saying the spirit of the UN was dead.

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France ends TikTok ban in New Caledonia after lifting state of emergency

29 May 2024 | 5:45 PM

Paris, May 29 (UNI) French authorities have lifted the ban on social media platform TikTok on its island territory of New Caledonia after ending the state of emergency introduced amid public unrest sparked by an electoral reform and organized by the supporters of the island's independence, the territory's high commission said on Wednesday.

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Türkiye ranks 11th in renewable energy capacity worldwide

29 May 2024 | 5:19 PM

Ankara, May 29 (UNI) Türkiye's installed renewable energy capacity has reached 58,462 megawatts, rising to 11th place in the world ranking, Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Alparslan Bayraktar said Wednesday, citing data from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

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Police raid European Parliament offices in Russian interference investigation - Reports

29 May 2024 | 5:00 PM

Moscow, May 29 (UNI) Police raided European Parliament offices in Belgium's Brussels and France's Strasbourg on Wednesday on suspicion that a staffer helped promote what federal Belgian prosecutors described as "Russian interference."
"These searches are part of a case of interference, passive corruption and participation in a criminal organization related to indications of Russian interference," the prosecutor’s office said in a statement quoted by multiple Belgian media.

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Sweden pledges to allocate record $1.2bln in military aid to Ukraine

29 May 2024 | 4:57 PM

Kiev, May 29 (UNI) Sweden on Wednesday announced the allocation of the country's largest military aid package to Ukraine worth 13.3 billion Swedish kronor ($1.2 billion).

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Kiev loses Up to 400 soldiers in battles with Russian western troops - Russian Ministry

29 May 2024 | 4:31 PM

Moscow, May 29 (UNI) Ukraine has lost up to 400 soldiers in the Donetsk and Luhansk people's republics (DPR and LPR) in battles with Russia's Zapad (West) Group of Forces over the past 24 hours, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Wednesday.

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Chinese Deputy FM to visit US

29 May 2024 | 4:29 PM

Beijing, May 29 (UNI) Chinese Executive Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Ma Zhaoxu will visit the United States at Washington's invitation from May 30–June 2, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning said on Wednesday.

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Türkiye detains 9 police officers over links to failed coup in 2016

29 May 2024 | 4:12 PM

Istanbul, May 29 (UNI) Turkish police on Wednesday detained nine police officers in the western province of Izmir over their alleged links to a network accused of orchestrating a coup attempt in 2016.

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S Africans begin to cast ballots in general elections

29 May 2024 | 3:57 PM

Johannesburg, May 29 (UNI) South Africans began to cast their ballots on Wednesday morning in the country's 2024 general elections.

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28 killed, over 20 injured in Pakistan bus accident

28 killed, over 20 injured in Pakistan bus accident

29 May 2024 | 3:43 PM

Islamabad, May 29 (UNI) At least 28 people were killed and over 20 others injured on Wednesday morning in a bus accident in Washuk district of Pakistan's southwest Balochistan province, local police said.

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Turkey’s Erdogan accuses UN of failing to stop Gaza bloodshed

29 May 2024 | 3:38 PM

Ankara, May 29 (UNI) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out at the United Nations on Wednesday for failing to stop the bloodshed in the southern Gaza city of Rafah, saying the spirit of the UN was dead.

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F-35 crashes in U.S. state New Mexico

F-35 crashes in U.S. state New Mexico

29 May 2024 | 3:03 PM

San Francisco, May 29 (UNI) A new F-35 aircraft on Tuesday crashed near the airfield at the Albuquerque International Sunport in the U.S. state of New Mexico, according to reports.

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Japan's nuclear regulator extends work of 2 reactors at Takahama NPP to 60 years

29 May 2024 | 2:44 PM

Tokyo, May 29 (UNI) The Japanese Nuclear Regulation Authority has granted a 20-year lifespan extension for two reactors at Japan's Takahama nuclear power plant (NPP), located in Fukui Prefecture, Japanese news agency Kyodo reported on Wednesday.

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