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Carlson says US sanctions on Russia will ‘forever change’ US standard of living

28 Feb 2024 | 1:19 PM

Washington, Feb 28 (UNI) The United States’ sanctions on Russia will forever change its standard of living and government operations, US journalist Tucker Carlson said in an interview with podcaster Lex Fridman.

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5.4-magnitude quake hits Macquarie Island region

28 Feb 2024 | 1:01 PM

Beijing, Feb 28 (UNI) An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.4 jolted the Macquarie Island region at 05:56:13 GMT on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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4 dead, 8 injured in fire in central Philippine

28 Feb 2024 | 12:50 PM

Manila, Feb 28 (UNI) A 60-year-old man, a 54-year-old woman, and their two sons, aged 14 and 12, died in a fire that gutted over a dozen houses in Cebu City in the central Philippines, a city firefighter said on Wednesday.

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Biden, Trump projected to win presidential primaries in key swing state Michigan

Biden, Trump projected to win presidential primaries in key swing state Michigan

28 Feb 2024 | 12:19 PM

Washington, Feb 28 (UNI) U.S. President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump are projected to win Democratic and Republican primaries in key swing state Michigan, multiple U.S. news organisations reported Tuesday night.

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Biden admin seeks Israeli written assurances by mid-March on using US weapons

28 Feb 2024 | 12:16 PM

Washington, Feb 28 (UNI) The Biden administration has imposed mid-March as the deadline for Israel to sign a commitment letter that it will adhere to international law when using US-supplied weapons and munitions in the Gaza Strip, Axios reported.

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NZ sees increase in toxic algae in waters this summer

28 Feb 2024 | 11:53 AM

Wellington, Feb 28 (UNI) Scientists are seeing more toxic algae in New Zealand's lakes and rivers compared to previous years, as the country's warm, stable summer has created ideal conditions for the growth of the algae, which can be harmful to people and animals as it may produce toxins.

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10 arrested in Greece counter-terrorism operation

28 Feb 2024 | 11:50 AM

Athens, Feb 28 (UNI) Greek police said on Tuesday that 10 Greeks were arrested on suspicion of links to two domestic urban guerrilla groups during a counter-terrorism operation.

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SL transforms 52 loss-making state-owned enterprises into profit-making ventures

28 Feb 2024 | 11:42 AM

Colombo, Feb 28 (UNI) The Sri Lankan government has transformed 52 loss-making state-owned enterprises (SOEs) into profit-making ventures in 2023, State Minister for Finance Shehan Semasinghe said on Tuesday.

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Ukrainian troops filmed alleged disc-shaped UFO this month

Ukrainian troops filmed alleged disc-shaped UFO this month

28 Feb 2024 | 11:37 AM

Kyiv, Feb 28 (UNI) The Ukrainian military has caught on camera an alleged disc-shaped, completely silent unidentified flying object (UFO) hovering over the zone of the Ukraine conflict this month, the Daily Mail newspaper reported on Tuesday.

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Over 100 mln tourists visit Saudi Arabia in 2023

28 Feb 2024 | 11:34 AM

Riyadh, Feb 28 (UNI) Saudi Arabia received 106.2 million domestic and international tourists in 2023, the Saudi Ministry of Tourism said in a statement on Tuesday.

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268 telecom scam suspects handed over to China from Laos

28 Feb 2024 | 11:25 AM

Beijing, Feb 28 (UNI) A total of 268 suspects involved in cross-border telecom frauds affecting Chinese citizens were returned from Laos to Chinese police custody, the Ministry of Public Security announced on Wednesday.

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US: Senator Murphy says Cong must authorise military action in Red Sea

28 Feb 2024 | 11:11 AM

Washington, Feb 28 (UNI) Senator Chris Murphy said during a hearing on Yemen and Red Sea security issues that Congress must authorise military action, adding that it is a constitutional duty.

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Yougov poll reveals 58 pc support for peaceful secession of California

28 Feb 2024 | 11:08 AM

San Francisco, Feb 28 (UNI) An Independent California poll conducted by YouGov said 58 per cent of adults in California believe the state would be happier if it peacefully seceded and maintained a relationship with the US, Newsweekly reported.

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Fire in Iraqi Kurdistan leaves at least 50 people injured

28 Feb 2024 | 11:07 AM

Baghdad, Feb 28 (UNI) At least 50 people were injured on Tuesday in a massive fire at Langa Market in Iraq's capital, Erbil, Iraqi media reported.

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Man arrested after shooting in Sydney's CBD, 1 injured

28 Feb 2024 | 10:35 AM

Syndey, Feb 28 (UNI) A male suspect has been arrested in Australia's Sydney after a shooting in the city's central business district that left one person injured on Wednesday.

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