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Russian forces take control over Petrovskoye in Avdiivka direction - Ministry

28 Feb 2024 | 4:33 PM

Moscow, Feb 28 (UNI) The Russian armed forces have taken control over the Petrovskoye village in the Avdiivka, also known as Avdeyevka, direction, the Defense Ministry said on Wednesday.

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Lavrov offers condolences to Malian FM over deadly bus accident

28 Feb 2024 | 4:27 PM

Moscow, Feb 28 (UNI) Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov conveyed condolences to Malian Foreign Minister Abdoulaye Diop during a meeting on Wednesday after a bus accident in Mali claimed the lives of at least 31 people and left another 10 injured.

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Biden issues executive order to protect US sensitive personal data

28 Feb 2024 | 3:35 PM

Washington, Feb 28 (UNI) US President Joe Biden issued an executive order on Wednesday to protect the sensitive personal data of people in the United States from misuse by foreign countries of concern, the White House said in a fact sheet.

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Europe's defence official says , 'There are western special forces in Ukraine'

28 Feb 2024 | 3:27 PM

Brussels, Feb 28 (UNI) Remarks of French President Emmanuel Macron on a possible deployment of Western troops to Ukraine were aimed at creating deterrence and ambiguity towards Russia, and "everyone knows" that Western special forces are in Ukraine, an unnamed senior European defence official told the Financial Times on Tuesday.

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6 killed, 15 injured as bus falls into ditch in NW Pakistan

28 Feb 2024 | 3:16 PM

Islamabad, Feb 28 (UNI) At least six people were killed and 15 others injured on Tuesday as a bus fell into a ditch in Haripur district of Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, the rescue service reported.

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China's 2nd homegrown large cruise ship to be delivered by 2026

28 Feb 2024 | 3:09 PM

Shanghai, Feb 28 (UNI) China's second domestically-built large cruise ship has been under structure construction and is expected to be delivered by the end of 2026, according to the Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corporation Limited.

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3 suspected rebels killed in central Philippine clash

28 Feb 2024 | 2:55 PM

Manila, Feb 28 (UNI) Government forces clashed with suspected rebels in Iloilo province in the central Philippines before dawn on Wednesday, killing three insurgents, the military said.

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Two mayoral candidates for summer election die in Mexico's Michoacán state

28 Feb 2024 | 2:05 PM

Mexico City, Feb 28 (UNI) Two candidates for mayor of Maravatio municipality in the Mexican state of Michoacán from the ruling Morena party and the opposition National Action Party (PAN) have been killed hours apart, the Milenio newspaper reported on Tuesday, citing police sources.

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NZ monetary policy remains restrictive

28 Feb 2024 | 1:48 PM

Wellington, Feb 28 (UNI) New Zealand's central bank on Wednesday held the official cash rate (OCR) at 5.5 percent due to continued inflation pressures.

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US tech firm attempted to track Putin's movements via entourage's phones

28 Feb 2024 | 1:39 PM

Washington, Feb 28 (UNI) US technology company PlanetRisk has allegedly attempted to track the movements of Russian President Vladimir Putin via monitoring the phones of his entourage, Wired magazine reported, citing a book by former US reporter at The Wall Street Journal, Byron Tau.

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Carlson says US sanctions on Russia will ‘forever change’ US standard of living

28 Feb 2024 | 1:19 PM

Washington, Feb 28 (UNI) The United States’ sanctions on Russia will forever change its standard of living and government operations, US journalist Tucker Carlson said in an interview with podcaster Lex Fridman.

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5.4-magnitude quake hits Macquarie Island region

28 Feb 2024 | 1:01 PM

Beijing, Feb 28 (UNI) An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.4 jolted the Macquarie Island region at 05:56:13 GMT on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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4 dead, 8 injured in fire in central Philippine

28 Feb 2024 | 12:50 PM

Manila, Feb 28 (UNI) A 60-year-old man, a 54-year-old woman, and their two sons, aged 14 and 12, died in a fire that gutted over a dozen houses in Cebu City in the central Philippines, a city firefighter said on Wednesday.

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Biden, Trump projected to win presidential primaries in key swing state Michigan

Biden, Trump projected to win presidential primaries in key swing state Michigan

28 Feb 2024 | 12:19 PM

Washington, Feb 28 (UNI) U.S. President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump are projected to win Democratic and Republican primaries in key swing state Michigan, multiple U.S. news organisations reported Tuesday night.

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Biden admin seeks Israeli written assurances by mid-March on using US weapons

28 Feb 2024 | 12:16 PM

Washington, Feb 28 (UNI) The Biden administration has imposed mid-March as the deadline for Israel to sign a commitment letter that it will adhere to international law when using US-supplied weapons and munitions in the Gaza Strip, Axios reported.

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