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7 killed in fire in Nice in southern France

7 killed in fire in Nice in southern France

18 Jul 2024 | 2:02 PM

Paris, July 18 (UNI) Three children were among the seven people killed in a fire overnight Wednesday in Nice, France, French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said on social media X.

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Canadian FM to visit China

18 Jul 2024 | 1:32 PM

Beijing, July 18 (UNI) Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Melanie Joly will visit China from July 18 to 20 at the invitation of Member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, foreign ministry spokesperson Lin Jian announced on Thursday.

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Multiple injured in bus crashes in New Zealand

Multiple injured in bus crashes in New Zealand

18 Jul 2024 | 1:26 PM

Wellington, July 18 (UNI) Four Chinese tourists were injured due to bus crashes on State Highway in South Island, New Zealand in Thursday morning's foggy weather, said the Chinese Consulate General in Christchurch.

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Europe must be 'more responsible' for its own security: Czech PM

18 Jul 2024 | 12:38 PM

Brussels, July 18 (UNI) Petr Fiala, the prime minister of the Czech Republic, said Europe must be more responsible for its own security rather than relying on the United States, where the presidential election will take place in November.

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Ukraine Peace talks could start this year if Trump wins US Presidential Race: Szijjarto

Ukraine Peace talks could start this year if Trump wins US Presidential Race: Szijjarto

18 Jul 2024 | 11:39 AM

United Nations, July 18 (UNI) Peace talks to resolve the conflict in Ukraine will likely begin this year if Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump wins the 2024 US presidential election, Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto told RIA Novosti.

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B'desh Shiite Muslims hold Ashura mourning procession

18 Jul 2024 | 10:45 AM

Dhaka, July 18 (UNI) Shiite Muslims in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka on Wednesday held the Ashura mourning procession to commemorate the martyrdom of a grandson of the Islam Prophet, who was killed in the "Battle of Karbala" in present-day Iraq.

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Fireworks light up Taipei skies as local summer festival begins

18 Jul 2024 | 10:43 AM

Taipei, July 18 (UNI) As the city of Taipei in China's Taiwan kicked off its iconic "Taipei Summer Festival" on Wednesday evening, around 66,000 people gathered at Dadaocheng Wharf to enjoy a spectacular fireworks show.

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200 million Chinese women benefit from cervical, breast cancer screenings

18 Jul 2024 | 10:28 AM

Beijing, July 18 (UNI) As screening for high-incidence cancers has become increasingly common in China, nearly 200 million women have benefited from cervical and breast cancer screenings since 2009, a health official said.

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Rescue operation completed at department store fire site in SW China

Rescue operation completed at department store fire site in SW China

18 Jul 2024 | 10:15 AM

Chengdu, July 18 (UNI) The rescue operation at the site of the department store fire in Zigong City, southwest China's Sichuan Province, was completed as of 3 a.m. on Thursday, according to the local fire and rescue headquarters.

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Biden tests positive for Covid-19: White House

Biden tests positive for Covid-19: White House

18 Jul 2024 | 9:58 AM

Washington, July 18 (UNI) U.S. President Joe Biden tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday, the White House confirmed.

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Car hits Paris terrace, one dead, six injured: media

18 Jul 2024 | 9:52 AM

Paris, July 18 (UNI) A car hit the terrace of a cafe in Paris on Wednesday evening, leaving one person dead and at least six others injured, including three in critical condition, the French news channel BFMTV reported, citing police sources.

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Death toll rises to 16 from department store fire in SW China

Death toll rises to 16 from department store fire in SW China

18 Jul 2024 | 9:47 AM

Chengdu, July 18 (UNI) The death toll from the department store fire in Zigong City, southwest China's Sichuan Province, has risen to 16 as of around 3 a.m. on Thursday, according to the local fire and rescue headquarters.

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Bregenz Festival kicks off in western Austria

Bregenz Festival kicks off in western Austria

18 Jul 2024 | 9:39 AM

Vienna, July 18 (UNI) The 2024 Bregenz Festival, a leading performing arts festival, kicked off in the western Austrian city of Bregenz on Wednesday, attracting dignitaries and tourists from around the world.

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Russia, Ukraine exchange prisoners

17 Jul 2024 | 11:55 PM

Moscow, July 17 (UNI) Russia and Ukraine exchanged 95 prisoners from each side who were captured during their ongoing conflict, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Wednesday.

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Bangladesh closes down educational institutions indefinitely, protestors call countrywide shutdown Thursday

17 Jul 2024 | 10:58 PM

Dhaka, July 17 (UNI) Singed by widespread violence over job quota protests, Bangladesh authorities have closed down all educational institutions right from primary schools to premier universities indefinitely, as the demonstrating students fighting for merit-based recruitment to the civil services, called for a countrywide shutdown on Thursday.

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