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China's railways handle 1.73 bln passenger trips in Jan-May

Beijing, June 14 (UNI) China's railways handled about 1.73 billion passenger trips in the first five months of this year, representing a year-on-year growth of 20.2 percent, data from the country's railway operator shows.
During the period, an average of 10,463 passenger trains were operated daily, up 12.7 percent year on year, according to the China State Railway Group Co., Ltd. (China Railway).
Railway passenger trips in China hit a record high of over 20.69 million on the first day of the five-day May Day holiday, the company said.
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5 arrested for smuggling firearms in eastern Myanmar

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5 killed in prison unrest with guns, grenades in Somalia

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11 confirmed dead due to landslide in Vietnam's mountainous north

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7 killed by wildfires in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal Province

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Cape Town, July 13 (UNI) Seven people were killed this past week, and 196 homes have been completely destroyed as a result of raging wildfires in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal Province, the provincial government said Saturday.

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N Korean defence ministry condemns S Korea-US joint statement on containing Pyongyang

13 Jul 2024 | 10:43 PM

Seoul, July 13 (UNI) The North Korean Defence Ministry strongly condemned the recent statements by the leaders of the United States and South Korea made at the NATO summit in Washington, as well as the new Seoul-Washington document on the guidelines on nuclear deterrence on the Korean peninsula.

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