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Japan starts 4th ocean discharge of Fukushima nuclear-tainted wastewater despite opposition

28 Feb 2024 | 9:06 AM

Tokyo, Feb 28 (UNI) Japan on Wednesday started the fourth-round of release of nuclear-contaminated wastewater from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant into the Pacific Ocean.

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Morocco rescues 56 sub-Saharan migrants off coast

28 Feb 2024 | 9:01 AM

Rabat, Feb 28 (UNI) The Moroccan navy rescued 56 sub-Saharan migrants bound for the Canary Islands on Monday off the Atlantic coast, the official news agency MAP reported on Tuesday.

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Ongoing famine in Gaza alerts UN

28 Feb 2024 | 8:58 AM

United Nations, Feb 28 (UNI) The permanent observer of the State of Palestine to the United Nations, Riyad Mansour, on Tuesday told the Security Council that Gaza is currently experiencing a famine, which worsens daily due to the ongoing "criminal aggression" by Israel.

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31 dead in Mali road accident

28 Feb 2024 | 8:53 AM

Bamoka, Feb 28 (UNI) Thirty-one people were killed and 10 others injured when a bus traveling toward Burkina Faso fell off a bridge in southeastern Mali, the Malian Ministry of Transport said Tuesday.

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6 killed in Nigeria building collapse

6 killed in Nigeria building collapse

28 Feb 2024 | 8:47 AM

Abuja, Feb 28 (UNI) A building under construction at a market in Nigeria's southeastern state of Anambra collapsed Monday night, killing at least six and injuring some 20 others.

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South Sudan says blockade on Red Sea disrupts oil export

27 Feb 2024 | 9:52 PM

Juba, Feb 27 (UNI) The South Sudanese government stated on Tuesday that it is struggling to export crude oil to international markets due to a blockade imposed on the Red Sea by Houthi militants, who have been attacking cargo ships since January.

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

27 Feb 2024 | 7:23 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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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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