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Sri Lanka to upgrade health facilities at major entry points

27 Feb 2024 | 7:23 PM

Colombo, Feb 27 (UNI) Sri Lanka's information department said on Tuesday that the government has approved a proposal to upgrade health facilities at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake and the Colombo Port.

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Russia-NATO clash inevitable if West sends troops to Ukraine

27 Feb 2024 | 6:52 PM

Moscow, Feb 27 (UNI) A direct confrontation between Russia and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will be inevitable if Western nations decide to send troops to Ukraine, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Tuesday.

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Egypt makes airdrops of aid in Gaza

27 Feb 2024 | 6:22 PM

Cairo, Feb 27 (UNI) Egyptian air forces airdropped humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, Egypt's Al-Qahera News TV reported.

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Israeli air strikes kill 3 militants, wound 4 civilians in southern Lebanon

27 Feb 2024 | 6:17 PM

Beirut, Feb 27 (UNI) Israeli warplanes carried out three air strikes on a village in southern Lebanon on Tuesday, killing a Hezbollah fighter and two members of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad's al-Quds Brigades and wounding four civilians, Lebanese military sources said.

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Policeman killed in firing in NW Pakistan

27 Feb 2024 | 5:05 PM

Islamabad, Feb 27 (UNI) A policeman was killed and another injured in firing by unidentified gunmen in Pakistan's northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Tuesday, according to police officials.

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Japan logs record population loss in 2023

27 Feb 2024 | 5:01 PM

Tokyo, Feb 27 (UNI) Japan's population shrank with a record loss of 831,872 in 2023 as the country's birth rate hit a new low, preliminary data released by the health ministry showed on Tuesday.

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Israeli raid kills three Palestinians in West Bank

27 Feb 2024 | 4:52 PM

Ramallah, Feb 27 (UNI) Three Palestinians were killed on Tuesday in an Israeli army raid on the city of Tubas and al-Far'a refugee camp in the West Bank, the Palestinian Health Ministry said in a press statement.

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Indonesia warns of whirlwinds amid seasonal transition period

27 Feb 2024 | 4:09 PM

Jakarta, Feb 27 (UNI) Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) on Tuesday called on the public to remain vigilant following a series of violent whirlwinds over the past week in some parts of the archipelago.

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Laos offers 4,150 MW of wind power to Vietnam

27 Feb 2024 | 3:54 PM

Hanoi, Feb 27 (UNI) Seven Lao wind energy plants plan to sell a total of 4,150 MW electricity to Vietnam, local media VnExpress reported Tuesday, citing the Vietnam Electricity (EVN).

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Fire at Kazakh capital airport delays flights

27 Feb 2024 | 3:38 PM

Astana, Feb 27 (UNI) A fire at the international airport in Astana, capital of Kazakhstan, caused the delay of 18 flights, said the press service of the airport on Tuesday.

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Three police officers injured during farmers' protest in Brussels

27 Feb 2024 | 3:24 PM

Brussels, Feb 27 (UNI) At least three Belgian law enforcement officers have been injured in clashes during the agricultural workers' protest on Monday in Brussels, the RTBF TV broadcaster reported, citing the local police.

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French PM says 'Nothing can be ruled out' about sending troops to Ukraine

27 Feb 2024 | 3:24 PM

Paris, Feb 27 (UNI) French Prime Minister Gabriel Attal said on Tuesday that he was not ruling out sending troops to Ukraine, echoing President Emmanuel Macron's earlier remark, and added that Paris would not be able to accept Russia's victory in the conflict.

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Harsh weather kills 2.1 mln head of livestock in Mongolia

27 Feb 2024 | 2:12 PM

Ulan Bator, Feb 27 (UNI) Extreme wintry weather, known as "dzud," has so far killed more than 2.1 million head of livestock this winter in Mongolia, the State Emergency Commission (SEC) said on Tuesday.

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Egypt may attract investment from Gulf countries to develop tourism in Red Sea

27 Feb 2024 | 2:06 PM

Cairo, Feb 27 (UNI) The Egyptian authorities are considering the possibility of attracting investment from Gulf countries to develop tourism in a number of areas on the Red Sea coast, the Al Masry Al Youm newspaper reported on Monday, citing sources.

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NZ sees decline in alcohol available for consumption

27 Feb 2024 | 2:02 PM

Wellington, Feb 27 (UNI) Alcohol available for consumption in New Zealand decreased to 477 million litres in the year ending in December 2023, a fall of 4.3 percent from 2022, the largest fall over the past 15 years, the statistics department at Stats NZ said on Tuesday.

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