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Ukraine's courts start releasing convicts who wished to join armed forces

Kyiv, May 23 (UNI) Ukrainian courts have started releasing on parole jailed convicts who wished to join the Ukrainian armed forces under the new law, Ukrainian news portal Strana.ua has reported.

Last week, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy signed into law a bill on the mobilisation of jailed convicts in Ukraine. The bill amended Ukraine's criminal code and other laws to introduce "the institution of parole of persons from serving their sentences for their direct participation in the defence of the country, the protection of its independence, and territorial integrity."
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Landslides claim at least 9 lives in SE Bangladesh

19 Jun 2024 | 2:45 PM

Dhaka, June 19 (UNI) At least nine were killed in a landslide at Rohingya camps and many dwellings were damaged in rain-triggered landslides in their camps in southeastern Bangladesh early Wednesday, a senior official said.

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Maldives tourism sees 2 5 pc decline in Indian footfall

19 Jun 2024 | 12:54 PM

Maldives, June 19 (UNI) Although Maldives experienced a significant rise in its June tourist figures, there was a clear dip of 2.5 percent among Indians visiting the South Asian archipelago, official data shows.

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Teen Indian trucker arrested in Nepal with 270kg marijuana

Teen Indian trucker arrested in Nepal with 270kg marijuana

19 Jun 2024 | 12:19 PM

Bara (Nepal), June 19 (UNI) A 19-year-old from Bihar, carrying 270 kg of contraband marijuana, was arrested by Bara police in Nepal from Amalekhgunj in Jeetpur Simara sub-metropolitan city.

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China renews yellow alerts for rainstorms, high temp

19 Jun 2024 | 11:34 AM

Beijing, June 19 (UNI) China's meteorological authority continued to issue both a yellow alert for rainstorms and a yellow alert for high temperatures on Wednesday.

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Quake measuring 5 1 quake jolts east Afghanistan

19 Jun 2024 | 11:26 AM

KABUL, June 19 (UNI) A 5.1-magnitude earthquake jolted east Afghanistan at 8:47 a.m. local time at a depth of 35 km on Wednesday, with the epicenter 33 km northeast of Mehtarlam, capital of Laghman Province, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) reported.

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