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Philippine Senate President Zubiri steps down, Escudero sworn in

20 May 2024 | 5:31 PM

Manila, May 20 (UNI) Philippine Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri Monday confirmed that he is stepping down. Francis Escudero was sworn in as the new chief of the legislative body.

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Singaporean authority arrests 159 drug offenders

20 May 2024 | 5:22 PM

Singapore, May 20 (UNI) Singapore's Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) said Monday that it arrested 159 suspected drug offenders, including a 14-year-old student, in an island-wide anti-drug operation from May 6 to 17.

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Bodies of Iranian President Raisi, FM Amir-Abdollahian retrieved from wreckage

20 May 2024 | 4:57 PM

Tehran, May 20 (UNI) The bodies of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and other officials killed in a helicopter crash in northwestern Iran have been retrieved and taken to Tabriz, an official said.

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Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Ali Bagheri Kani to take over as caretaker foreign minister

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Ali Bagheri Kani to take over as caretaker foreign minister

20 May 2024 | 4:48 PM

Tehran, May 20 (UNI) The Iranian cabinet on Monday approved the appointment of Deputy Foreign Minister Ali Bagheri Kani as caretaker foreign minister following the death of Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian in a helicopter crash.

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Iran declares five days' mourning; Vice President Mohammad Mokhber to be interim president

Iran declares five days' mourning; Vice President Mohammad Mokhber to be interim president

20 May 2024 | 4:45 PM

Tehran, May 20 (UNI) Iranian spiritual leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Monday declared five days’ morning in Iran following the death of President Ebrahim Raisi in a chopper crash. He also approved of Vice-President Mohammad Mokhber to take over as interim president.

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Nepali PM wins vote of trust for 4th time

20 May 2024 | 4:17 PM

Kathmandu, May 20 (UNI) Nepal's Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Monday won a vote of confidence in the House of Representatives for the fourth time after he reassumed the premiership in December 2022.

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2 killed, 10 injured in E China school knife attack

20 May 2024 | 4:09 PM

Nanchang, May 20 (UNI) Two people were killed and 10 others injured after a knife attack at a primary school in Guixi City, east China's Jiangxi Province on Monday noon, said local authorities.

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Pakistani president expresses sorrow over death of Iranian president

Pakistani president expresses sorrow over death of Iranian president

20 May 2024 | 3:41 PM

Islamabad, May 20 (UNI) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari on Monday expressed profound shock and sorrow over the tragic death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter crash, according to the president's office.

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Blast kills 1, injures 3 in Afghanistan

20 May 2024 | 1:09 PM

Kandhar, Afghanistan, May 20 (UNI) One person has been confirmed dead and three others sustained injuries as a blast rocked Kandahar city, the capital of south Afghanistan's Kandahar province, on Monday, provincial police spokesman Asadullah Jamshidi said.

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SL President expresses shock over death of Iranian President, FM

20 May 2024 | 12:51 PM

Colombo, May 20 (UNI) Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe on Monday said he was deeply shocked and saddened by the tragic death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Amir Abdollahian and other senior Irani officials in a helicopter crash.

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Hamas joins global leaders in expressing condolences after death of Iran's President Raisi

20 May 2024 | 12:41 PM

Moscow, May 20 (UNI) The Palestinian Hamas movement joined other global leaders on Monday to express condolences to the people of Iran on the death of President Ebrahim Raisi and his companions in a helicopter crash.

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Nigerian president appoints first-ever special envoy on climate action

20 May 2024 | 12:39 PM

Abuja, May 20 (UNI) Nigerian President Bola Tinubu on Sunday has appointed Ajuri Ngelale, his main spokesman, as Nigeria's first-ever special presidential envoy on climate action.

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Eleven injured in mass shooting in US coastal city Savannah

20 May 2024 | 12:14 PM

Washington, May 20 (UNI) A mass shooting occurred just before midnight on Saturday in Savannah, Georgia, injuring 11 people, according to the local police department.

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Taiwan President William Lai dares China

20 May 2024 | 12:13 PM

Taipei, May 20 (UNI) "Stop threatening Taiwan," William Lai, the Taiwan president told China on Monday minutes after his inauguration.

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Iranian President Raisi, FM Amir-Abdollahian confirmed dead in chopper crash

Iranian President Raisi, FM Amir-Abdollahian confirmed dead in chopper crash

20 May 2024 | 12:03 PM

Tehran, May 20 (UNI) Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian along with some other senior Iranian officials were confirmed to have died in a helicopter crash in northwestern Iran on Sunday.

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