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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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5.1-magnitude quake hits Prince Edward Islands region- GFZ

5.1-magnitude quake hits Prince Edward Islands region- GFZ

29 Feb 2024 | 8:23 AM

Beijing, Feb 29 (UNI) An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.1 jolted Prince Edward Islands region at 0111 GMT on Thursday, the GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences said.

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Iraq sentences 5 drug dealers to death

28 Feb 2024 | 8:20 PM

Baghdad, Feb 28 (UNI) An Iraqi court on Wednesday handed down death sentences to five drug dealers, including three foreigners.

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9 missing from deadly landslide in eastern Indonesia

28 Feb 2024 | 7:50 PM

Jakarta, Feb 28 (UNI) A joint search and rescue team is still searching for nine missing people in a landslide on a highway that has killed five people in the eastern Indonesian province of South Sulawesi, an official said on Wednesday.

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Sweden’s NATO accession ceremony likely to be moved to next week

28 Feb 2024 | 5:42 PM

Stockholm, Feb 28 (UNI) An official ceremony dedicated to Sweden entering NATO will be delayed to at least next week, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the preparations.

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Palestinian death toll in Gaza nears 30k: ministry

Palestinian death toll in Gaza nears 30k: ministry

28 Feb 2024 | 5:17 PM

Gaza, Feb 28 (UNI) The Palestinian death toll in the Gaza Strip has risen to 29,954 as the Israeli military killed 76 in the past 24 hours, the Hamas-run Health Ministry said Wednesday.

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Russian forces take control over Petrovskoye in Avdiivka direction - Ministry

28 Feb 2024 | 4:33 PM

Moscow, Feb 28 (UNI) The Russian armed forces have taken control over the Petrovskoye village in the Avdiivka, also known as Avdeyevka, direction, the Defense Ministry said on Wednesday.

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Lavrov offers condolences to Malian FM over deadly bus accident

28 Feb 2024 | 4:27 PM

Moscow, Feb 28 (UNI) Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov conveyed condolences to Malian Foreign Minister Abdoulaye Diop during a meeting on Wednesday after a bus accident in Mali claimed the lives of at least 31 people and left another 10 injured.

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Biden issues executive order to protect US sensitive personal data

28 Feb 2024 | 3:35 PM

Washington, Feb 28 (UNI) US President Joe Biden issued an executive order on Wednesday to protect the sensitive personal data of people in the United States from misuse by foreign countries of concern, the White House said in a fact sheet.

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Europe's defence official says , 'There are western special forces in Ukraine'

28 Feb 2024 | 3:27 PM

Brussels, Feb 28 (UNI) Remarks of French President Emmanuel Macron on a possible deployment of Western troops to Ukraine were aimed at creating deterrence and ambiguity towards Russia, and "everyone knows" that Western special forces are in Ukraine, an unnamed senior European defence official told the Financial Times on Tuesday.

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6 killed, 15 injured as bus falls into ditch in NW Pakistan

28 Feb 2024 | 3:16 PM

Islamabad, Feb 28 (UNI) At least six people were killed and 15 others injured on Tuesday as a bus fell into a ditch in Haripur district of Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, the rescue service reported.

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China's 2nd homegrown large cruise ship to be delivered by 2026

28 Feb 2024 | 3:09 PM

Shanghai, Feb 28 (UNI) China's second domestically-built large cruise ship has been under structure construction and is expected to be delivered by the end of 2026, according to the Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corporation Limited.

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3 suspected rebels killed in central Philippine clash

28 Feb 2024 | 2:55 PM

Manila, Feb 28 (UNI) Government forces clashed with suspected rebels in Iloilo province in the central Philippines before dawn on Wednesday, killing three insurgents, the military said.

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Two mayoral candidates for summer election die in Mexico's Michoacán state

28 Feb 2024 | 2:05 PM

Mexico City, Feb 28 (UNI) Two candidates for mayor of Maravatio municipality in the Mexican state of Michoacán from the ruling Morena party and the opposition National Action Party (PAN) have been killed hours apart, the Milenio newspaper reported on Tuesday, citing police sources.

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NZ monetary policy remains restrictive

28 Feb 2024 | 1:48 PM

Wellington, Feb 28 (UNI) New Zealand's central bank on Wednesday held the official cash rate (OCR) at 5.5 percent due to continued inflation pressures.

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