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Pope Francis cancels Saturday audiences due to flu-like condition

24 Feb 2024 | 6:35 PM

Vatican City, Feb 24 (UNI) Pope Francis cancelled his audiences on Saturday morning as a precautionary measure due to a "mild flu-like condition," the Holy See said.

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Palestinian death toll in Gaza rises to 29,606: ministry

Palestinian death toll in Gaza rises to 29,606: ministry

24 Feb 2024 | 6:21 PM

Gaza, Feb 24 (UNI) The Palestinian death toll from ongoing Israeli attacks in the Gaza Strip has risen to 29,606, the Hamas-run Health Ministry said in a press statement on Saturday.

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Palestine condemns Israel's plan to build over 3,000 settlement units

24 Feb 2024 | 5:59 PM

Gaza, Feb 24 (UNI) Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh on Friday condemned Israel's plans to build over 3,000 new settlement units in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

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5.1-magnitude quake hits off East Coast of Honshu, Japan- GFZ

5.1-magnitude quake hits off East Coast of Honshu, Japan- GFZ

24 Feb 2024 | 4:58 PM

Beijing, Feb 24 (UNI) An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.1 jolted off East Coast of Honshu, Japan at 10:17:40 GMT on Saturday, the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences said.

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One killed in apartment fire in Singapore

24 Feb 2024 | 2:14 PM

Singapore, Feb 24 (UNI) Singapore's Civil Defense Force said on Saturday that one was killed in a building fire at Block 131C, Canberra Crescent.

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Two soldiers dead in Mississippi after U.S. helicopter crashes

24 Feb 2024 | 10:35 AM

Washington, Feb 24 (UNI) Two soldiers died in a military attack helicopter crash during a training flight Friday in the southern U.S. state of Mississippi.

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UN Chief says will push for freedom of navigation in Black Sea

UN Chief says will push for freedom of navigation in Black Sea

24 Feb 2024 | 10:18 AM

United Nations, Feb 24 (UNI) The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that he will keep standing for freedom of navigation in the Black Sea and for Russian and Ukrainian food products reaching global markets.

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China encourages NATO to soul search, exit cold war mindset, avoid bloc conflicts

China encourages NATO to soul search, exit cold war mindset, avoid bloc conflicts

24 Feb 2024 | 9:05 AM

United Nations, Feb 24 (UNI) China encouraged NATO to reassess its approach, move beyond Cold War attitudes, and stop fostering bloc confrontations, China's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Zhang Jun said during a UN Security Council meeting.

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US Navy approves $80mln deal to finish refueling nuclear aircraft carrier

US Navy approves $80mln deal to finish refueling nuclear aircraft carrier

24 Feb 2024 | 8:58 AM

Washington, Feb 24 (UNI) Huntington Ingalls of Newport News has received an $80 million contract extension from the US Navy to continue and complete work on refueling and overhauling the atomic reactor of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier John C. Stennis, the Department of Defense announced in a press release.

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8 men dead in Madera County, California due to vehicle collision

8 men dead in Madera County, California due to vehicle collision

24 Feb 2024 | 8:53 AM

San Francisco, Feb 24 (UNI) Eight men were killed in a head-on collision in Madera County, California, CBS News reported.

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Australia imposed sanctions on 55 persons, 37 entities to support Ukraine

24 Feb 2024 | 8:40 AM

Sydney, Feb 24 (UNI) Australia's authorities have imposed sanctions on 55 individuals and 37 legal entities to support Ukraine, Foreign Minister Penny Wong said Saturday.

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4 dead in vehicle crash in Australia's NSW state

4 dead in vehicle crash in Australia's NSW state

24 Feb 2024 | 8:33 AM

Sydney, Feb 24 (UNI) Three men and a woman died in a single-vehicle crash in the northern part of Australia's state of New South Wales (NSW) early Saturday morning.

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15 dead in building fire in E China

15 dead in building fire in E China

24 Feb 2024 | 8:28 AM

Nanjing, Feb 24 (UNI) Fifteen people were killed after a building fire broke out Friday morning in Nanjing, capital city of east China's Jiangsu Province, the municipal government said on Saturday morning.

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5.3-magnitude quake hits China, no casualties reported

5.3-magnitude quake hits China, no casualties reported

24 Feb 2024 | 8:22 AM

Beijing, Feb 24 (UNI) No casualties have been reported so far following a 5.3-magnitude earthquake that struck Akqi County in Kirgiz Autonomous Prefecture of Kizilsu in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region at 6:58 a.m. Saturday, authorities said.

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Fireworks explosion kills 4, injures 2 in Iran

Fireworks explosion kills 4, injures 2 in Iran

23 Feb 2024 | 11:35 PM

Tehran, Feb 23 (UNI) An explosion of fireworks in the basement of a residential building killed four people and injured two others in the northwestern Iranian city of Urmia on Friday, the Iranian Students' News Agency (ISNA) reported.

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