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UN chief salutes aid workers on World Humanitarian Day

UN chief salutes aid workers on World Humanitarian Day

19 Aug 2022 | 10:04 PM

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 19 (UNI) United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday saluted aid workers in his video message on World Humanitarian Day, observed annually on August 19.

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UK citizens urged not to call police over hosepipe ban

19 Aug 2022 | 9:01 PM

London, Aug 19 (UNI) Police of the UK region of South West England ask citizens not to report violations of the hosepipe ban, as it is not a criminal offense, police spokesman Nikki Leaper said on Friday, adding that the ban will come into force only next week.

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At least 20 killed in fresh Syrian-Turkish fighting in N Syria: War monitor

19 Aug 2022 | 8:44 PM

DAMASCUS, Aug 19 (UNI) At least 20 people, including children, have been killed and over 50 others injured in a fresh round of fighting between Syria and the Turkish-backed militia in northern Syria, a war monitor said Friday.

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If Hindus are harmed, they will resist, the government of Bangladesh is on the side: Minister

If Hindus are harmed, they will resist, the government of Bangladesh is on the side: Minister

19 Aug 2022 | 8:14 PM

By Mir Afroz Zaman
Dhaka, Aug 19 (UNI) Bangladesh Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud urged the people to always remain vigilant about the communal instigators so that none can destroy the country's communal harmony.

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Japan logs record over 260,000 daily COVID-19 cases

19 Aug 2022 | 8:06 PM

TOKYO, Aug 19 (UNI) Japan reported 261,029 new COVID-19 cases nationwide on Friday, setting a record high for the second day in a row, as the country faces the seventh wave of infections.

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China announces new military drills off south coast on Aug 23

19 Aug 2022 | 8:00 PM

Beijing, Aug 19 (UNI) China’s maritime safety authority in Guangdong province said Friday that a fresh military exercise will be held on August 23 between Macao and Hong Kong, off the southern coast.

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Work of London underground almost stopped due to strikes

Work of London underground almost stopped due to strikes

19 Aug 2022 | 6:55 PM

London, Aug 19 (UNI) The operation of the London subway was practically paralyzed on Friday due to a strike by transport workers, London Underground operator said.

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Chinese warship detected near Taiwan's zone of missile tests

19 Aug 2022 | 6:31 PM

Beijing, Aug 19 (UNI) A Chinese guided-missile destroyer was detected in the danger zone of Taiwan's missile tests several hours before the drills began, Taiwan's official Central News Agency (CNA) reported on Friday, citing an unnamed military source.

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Putin trusted by 77pc of Russians - Poll

Putin trusted by 77pc of Russians - Poll

19 Aug 2022 | 6:01 PM

Moscow, Aug 19 (UNI) Up to 77% of Russians trust President Vladimir Putin, a poll conducted by Moscow-based Public Opinion Foundation (FOM) revealed on Friday.

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Presidential election in Turkey to take place on June 18, 2023

19 Aug 2022 | 4:13 PM

Ankara, Aug 19 (UNI) The next Presidential election in Turkey will be held on June 18, 2023, Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said on Friday.

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Pakistan launches nationwide anti-polio vaccination campaign

19 Aug 2022 | 3:19 PM

Islamabad, Aug 19 (UNI) Pakistan on Friday launched a nationwide anti-polio vaccination campaign targeting millions of children under the age of five in an effort to eradicate the crippling disease from the country.

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S Korea reports 138,812 new Covid cases

S Korea reports 138,812 new Covid cases

19 Aug 2022 | 2:59 PM

Seoul, Aug 19 (UNI) South Korea reported 138,812 new COVID-19 cases as of midnight Thursday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 22,000,037, the health authorities said Friday.

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Dhaka didn't protest over Prophet remark: Minister

Dhaka didn't protest over Prophet remark: Minister

19 Aug 2022 | 2:39 PM

Dhaka, Aug 19 (UNI) Bangladesh Foreign Minister Abdul Momen has said that his country did not join the chorus against New Delhi in the Islamic word after a spokesperson for the ruling BJP made offensive remarks against the Prophet.

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Russia rejects call to demilitarise N-plant area

Russia rejects call to demilitarise N-plant area

19 Aug 2022 | 1:33 PM

Moscow, Aug 19 (UNI) Russia has rejected appeals for a complete demilitarization of the area around the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant in southern Ukraine.

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Xi, Putin to attend Bali G20 summit: Indonesia

Xi, Putin to attend Bali G20 summit: Indonesia

19 Aug 2022 | 12:11 PM

Jakarta, Aug 19 (UNI) China's Xi Jinping and Russia's Vladimir Putin plan to attend the Group of 20 summit in Bali in November, Indonesian president Joko Widodo says. Both presidents will be attending their first global summit after Moscow's invasion of Ukraine and Beijing's tension escalation with Taiwan.

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