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Death toll rises to 16 from department store fire in SW China

18 Jul 2024 | 8:53 AM

Chengdu, July 18 (UNI) The death toll from the department store fire in Zigong City, southwest China's Sichuan Province, has risen to 16 as of around 3 a.m. on Thursday, according to the local fire and rescue headquarters.

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Russia, Ukraine exchange prisoners

17 Jul 2024 | 11:55 PM

Moscow, July 17 (UNI) Russia and Ukraine exchanged 95 prisoners from each side who were captured during their ongoing conflict, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Wednesday.

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Bangladesh closes down educational institutions indefinitely, protestors call countrywide shutdown Thursday

17 Jul 2024 | 10:58 PM

Dhaka, July 17 (UNI) Singed by widespread violence over job quota protests, Bangladesh authorities have closed down all educational institutions right from primary schools to premier universities indefinitely, as the demonstrating students fighting for merit-based recruitment to the civil services, called for a countrywide shutdown on Thursday.

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Bangladesh PM urges students to trust top court, promises justice

17 Jul 2024 | 10:51 PM

Dhaka, July 17 (UNI) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday urged the protesting students to have faith in the country's judicial system, expressing hope that they would not be disappointed by the Supreme Court's verdict.

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UN expresses concern over Bangladesh quota protests

17 Jul 2024 | 9:54 PM

United Nations, July 17 (UNI) Expressing concern over violence targeted at protestors opposing the quota system for recruitment in the Bangladesh civil services, the United Nations (UN) has iterated that people have a right to demonstrate peacefully and urged the country's government to protect the demnstrators.

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Egypt, German FMs discuss regional crises over phone

17 Jul 2024 | 8:50 PM

Cairo, July 17 (UNI) Egyptian Foreign Minister Badr Abdelatty discussed regional crises with his German counterpart Annalena Baerbock on Wednesday in a phone conversation, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

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Expired medicines, foodstuff destroyed in Afghan

17 Jul 2024 | 8:49 PM

Kabul, July 17 (UNI) Authorities in west Afghanistan's Herat province set on fire 60 tonnes of outdated medicines and foodstuffs on Wednesday, calling on drug stores and shopkeepers to avoid selling expired items, the provincial director for quality checking of medicines and foodstuffs, Sabour Ahmad Khaleqi, said.

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9 Palestinians killed by Israeli bombing in Gaza City

17 Jul 2024 | 8:49 PM

Gaza, July 17 (UNI) At least nine Palestinians were killed and dozens of others wounded in an Israeli bombing on the gate of a school housing displaced people in Gaza City, according to Palestinian security and medical sources on Wednesday.

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Russia, Ukraine exchange prisoners

17 Jul 2024 | 7:13 PM

Moscow, July 17 (UNI) Russia and Ukraine exchanged 95 prisoners from each side who were captured during their ongoing conflict, the Russian Defence Ministry said on Wednesday.

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Iran rejects reports on alleged plot to assassinate Trump

Iran rejects reports on alleged plot to assassinate Trump

17 Jul 2024 | 6:56 PM

Tehran, July 17 (UNI) Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Nasser Kanaani on Wednesday dismissed U.S. media reports of Tehran's plot to assassinate former President Donald Trump.

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Kyiv loses up to 650 soldiers in clashes with Russia's western forces

Kyiv loses up to 650 soldiers in clashes with Russia's western forces

17 Jul 2024 | 6:48 PM

Kyiv, July 17 (UNI) The Ukrainian armed forces have lost up to 650 soldiers in battles with Russia’s Zapad (West) group of forces in the past 24 hours, the Russian Defence Ministry said on Wednesday.

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3 killed, 1 injured in southern Philippine shootout

17 Jul 2024 | 6:41 PM

Manila, July 17 (UNI) A shootout erupted between police officers and alleged gunmen in South Cotabato, in the southern Philippines, killing three armed men and injuring a policeman, police said Wednesday.

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9 injured in explosion in south Pakistan

17 Jul 2024 | 6:40 PM

Islamabad, July 17 (UNI) At least nine people were injured in a hand grenade blast at a police station in Pakistan's southern Sindh province on Wednesday, police said.

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Biden losing support in 14 key states ahead of Nov election

17 Jul 2024 | 5:52 PM

Washington, July 17 (UNI) Incumbent US President Joe Biden is losing support in 14 key states, which are gradually turning to his predecessor and rival, Donald Trump, ahead of the November elections, CNN reported on Wednesday, citing poll data.

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Man arrested after suspected knife incident critically injures another in Australia

17 Jul 2024 | 5:08 PM

Canberra, July 17 (UNI) A man has been taken into custody and another remains at large after a suspected stabbing critically injured one male victim in Perth on Wednesday.

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