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Over 57,000 chickens culled in Japan due to Bird Flue outbreak

Tokyo, May 2 (UNI) More than 57,000 chickens were culled in Japan's Chiba Prefecture due to highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, in what is the 11th outbreak this season, the local administration said on Thursday.
"Due to the detection of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus in the city of Tomisato, the elimination of 57,486 chickens has been fully completed," the prefecture's administration said.
Combined with the previous 10 outbreaks since November 2023, this brought the total number of chickens culled in Japan due to bird flu to 1.07 billion, Sputnik has estimated.
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US pledges support to Israel in event of war with Hezbollah

22 Jun 2024 | 5:56 PM

Washington, June 22 (UNI) Washington has reassured Israel of its complete support in the event of a full-fledged war with the Lebanese Shia movement Hezbollah, CNN reported on Saturday, citing an undisclosed high-ranked US official.

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Canadian court upholds decision to put two Sikh separatists on no-fly list

22 Jun 2024 | 5:44 PM

New Delhi/Ottawa, June 22 (UNI) The Canadian federal court of appeal has upheld the decision to keep two Sikhs separatists on the country's no-fly list, with the judge stating that there are "reasonable grounds" to believe the two men will endanger transportation security or use air travel to perpetrate terrorism.

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34 killed in refugee shipwreck near Italian coast

34 killed in refugee shipwreck near Italian coast

22 Jun 2024 | 5:43 PM

Rome, June 22 (UNI) Bodies of 14 migrants were recovered in the Ionian Sea off the southern coast of Italy, which brings the total death toll from this week's refugee shipwreck to 34, Italian news media reported on Saturday, citing coastal guard services.

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ADB approves 250 mln USD loan for sustainable investment in Pak

22 Jun 2024 | 5:26 PM

Islamabad, June 22 (UNI) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed an agreement for a 250 million U.S. dollar policy-based loan to assist Pakistan's sustainable investments in infrastructure and services through public-private partnerships, the ADB said in a statement.

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US: SC upholds gun ban in domestic abuse cases

22 Jun 2024 | 5:08 PM

Washington, June 22 (UNI) The US Supreme Court has upheld restrictions on the possession of firearms by people under domestic violence restraining orders.

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