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S Africans begin to cast ballots in general elections

Johannesburg, May 29 (UNI) South Africans began to cast their ballots on Wednesday morning in the country's 2024 general elections.
More than 27 million voters are expected to vote at over 23,000 voting stations across the country to elect a new National Assembly and provincial legislatures, according to the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) of South Africa, the country's electoral body.
The 2024 national and provincial elections, which coincide with South Africa's celebration of 30 years of freedom and democracy, are the seventh general elections held in the country since apartheid ended in 1994.
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Quake measuring 6 0 hits 87 km SE of Hihifo, Tonga: USGS

Quake measuring 6 0 hits 87 km SE of Hihifo, Tonga: USGS

18 Jun 2024 | 12:52 PM

Hong Kong, June 18 (UNI) An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 jolted 87 km SE of Hihifo, Tonga at 06:40 GMT on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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Putin to visit NKorea for first time in 24 yrs

Putin to visit NKorea for first time in 24 yrs

18 Jun 2024 | 11:50 AM

Moscow, June 18 (UNI) Ahead of his first visit to Pyongyang in 24 years, Russian President Vladimir Putin has showered praises on the Kim Jong-un regime of North Korea for "firmly supporting" Moscow's war in Ukraine.

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Water-related accidents claim 26 lives in Mongolia so far this yr

18 Jun 2024 | 11:43 AM

Ulan Bator, June 18 (UNI) Twenty-six people have been killed in water-related accidents across Mongolia since the beginning of this year, the country's National Emergency Management Agency said Tuesday.

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Defeated half of Hamas forces in Rafah: Israeli Army

18 Jun 2024 | 11:02 AM

(rpt, correcting headline)
Jerusalem, June 18 (UNI) Israel's military said that its troops have defeated about half of the Hamas forces in Gaza's Rafah.

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Extreme weather leaves 126 homeless in Ecuador

18 Jun 2024 | 10:46 AM

Quito, June 18 (UNI) Some 126 people in Ecuador have been left homeless since mid-June when extreme weather hit the country, especially its central and Amazonian provinces, said the National Risk Management Secretariat.

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