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5.4-magnitude quake hits North of Severnaya Zemlya

5.4-magnitude quake hits North of Severnaya Zemlya

29 Feb 2024 | 1:45 PM

Beijing, Feb 29 (UNI) An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.4 jolted north of Severnaya Zemlya at 0624 GMT on Thursday, the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences said.

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One die in Texas wildfires

29 Feb 2024 | 1:37 PM

Washington, Feb 29 (UNI) At least one person died in fast-spreading wildfires in the Texas Panhandle that forced evacuations in more towns, knocked out power to thousands of customers, and shut down a nuclear weapons plant, local media reported on Wednesday.

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US Treasury says no significant move towards de-dollarisation in global economy

29 Feb 2024 | 1:12 PM

Washington, Feb 29 (UNI) The United States does not see significant moves towards de-dollarisation of the global economy, US Treasury Undersecretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Brian Nelson said.

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NZ sees great recovery of tourism

29 Feb 2024 | 12:31 PM

Wellington, Feb 29 (UNI) Tourism has stepped up to become New Zealand's second-biggest export earner, as it has generated 3.7 percent of the country's gross domestic product, Tourism Minister Matt Doocey said on Thursday.

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Rescue helicopter crash off Norway leaves 5  injured, 1 dead

Rescue helicopter crash off Norway leaves 5 injured, 1 dead

29 Feb 2024 | 12:28 PM

Washington, Feb 29 (UNI) A search and rescue helicopter that belonged to US-based civil helicopter operator Bristow Group crashed on Wednesday 15 nautical miles west of the Norwegian city of Bergen, leaving five crew members injured and one person dead, the company said.

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US congressional leaders strike deal to avoid govt shutdown

29 Feb 2024 | 12:02 PM

Washington, Feb 29 (UNI) Congressional leaders have struck a funding deal to avoid a government shutdown, and US lawmakers are expected to vote on stopgap legislation by the end of this week, Politico reported, citing a senior leadership aide.

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Austin to testify to lawmakers over controversial secret hospitalisation

29 Feb 2024 | 11:56 AM

Washington, Feb 29 (UNI) US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin will be in the US Capitol on Thursday to testify before lawmakers about his secret hospitalisation last month to be treated for prostate cancer, which caught everyone in the US government off guard, including the US president himself.

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Canadian govt to airaid in Gaza 'within next week'

Canadian govt to airaid in Gaza 'within next week'

29 Feb 2024 | 11:41 AM

Ottawa, Feb 29 (UNI) The Canadian government has decided to airaid into Gaza within the next week, a CBS News correspondent said, citing Canadian officials.

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UN assistance mission in Sudan completes withdrawal

29 Feb 2024 | 10:44 AM

United Nations, Feb 29 (UNI) The UN Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS) completed its withdrawal from Sudan on Thursday local time, said a UN spokesman.

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Ghana's Parliament approves bill criminalising LGBTQ

29 Feb 2024 | 10:15 AM

Accra, Feb 29 (UNI) The parliament of Ghana has passed a controversial bill imposing criminal liability on people identifying themselves as LGBTQ and those involved in the promotion of LGBTQ rights, Ghanaian media reported on Wednesday.

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Cambodia records 3rd newborn rare dolphin in 2024

Cambodia records 3rd newborn rare dolphin in 2024

29 Feb 2024 | 10:02 AM

Phnom Penh, Feb 29 (UNI) Another newborn Mekong Irrawaddy dolphin has been spotted, raising the number of newborn dolphin calves in Cambodia to three so far this year, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said in a news release on Thursday.

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US, Mexico, Guatemala agree to deepen cooperation to address migration

29 Feb 2024 | 10:01 AM

Washington, Feb 29 (UNI) The United States, Mexico, and Guatemala will take steps to further deepen cooperation among the three countries in order to address mass migration issues in the shared region, according to a joint statement.

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Road accidents kill 1,358 Ethiopians in 6 months

29 Feb 2024 | 9:13 AM

Addis Ababa, Feb 29 (UNI) At least 1,358 people died in traffic accidents in Ethiopia during the past six-month period, the Ethiopian government disclosed on Wednesday.

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Man seriously injured after shooting in Sydney's southwest

29 Feb 2024 | 8:49 AM

Sydney, Feb 29 (UNI) Australian police have confirmed that a man was seriously injured after a shooting in Sydney's southwest overnight.

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17 killed in Honduras bus collision

17 killed in Honduras bus collision

29 Feb 2024 | 8:32 AM

Tegucigalpa, Feb 29 (UNI) At least 17 people were killed and a dozen injured when two buses collided Wednesday in the municipality of San Juan de Opoa, in western Honduras' department of Copan, local authorities said.

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