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B'desh court scraps most job quotas after deadly unrest

21 Jul 2024 | 4:12 PM

Dhaka, July 21 (UNI) A Bangladesh court on Sunday scrapped most of the quotas in government jobs that had sparked violent clashes across the country in which 100 people have been killed, media reports said.

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Bankruptcies in Japan surge to decade high: survey

21 Jul 2024 | 3:48 PM

Tokyo, July 21 (UNI) Corporate bankruptcies in Japan surged 22 percent year on year to a decade high in the first half of the year due to rising costs, labor shortages and waning financial support, according to a recent survey by a credit research company.

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Houthis confirm strike on Israel's Eilat

Houthis confirm strike on Israel's Eilat

21 Jul 2024 | 2:44 PM

Moscow, July 21 (UNI) Yemen's Ansar Allah movement, also known as the Houthis, confirmed on Sunday that it had struck targets in Israel's southern city of Eilat and attacked US container ship Pumba in the Red Sea with ballistic missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).

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5.3-magnitude quake hits 66 km ESE of Akkeshi, Japan - USGS

5.3-magnitude quake hits 66 km ESE of Akkeshi, Japan - USGS

21 Jul 2024 | 12:44 PM

Hong Kong, July 21 (UNI) An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.3 jolted 66 km ESE of Akkeshi, Japan at 0427 GMT on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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Microsoft says global tech glitch affects 8.5mln windows devices

Microsoft says global tech glitch affects 8.5mln windows devices

21 Jul 2024 | 11:03 AM

Moscow, July 21 (UNI) A global IT outage has affected 8.5 million devices running the Windows operating system, Microsoft said.

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US military destroys Houthi drone over Red Sea - Command

21 Jul 2024 | 10:30 AM

Washington, July 21 (UNI) The US military destroyed an unmanned aerial vehicle of Yemen's Ansar Allah movement, also known as the Houthis, over the Red Sea, the US Central Command said.

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17th military summer camp for Hong Kong youth concludes

21 Jul 2024 | 9:06 AM

Hong Kong, July 21 (UNI) The 17th Military Summer Camp for Hong Kong Youth concluded on Saturday at San Wai Barracks of the Hong Kong Garrison of the Chinese People's Liberation Army.

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6 Sri Lankan fishermen missing: official

6 Sri Lankan fishermen missing: official

21 Jul 2024 | 9:05 AM

Colombo, July 21 (UNI) Sri Lanka's Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources on Saturday said two fishing vessels carrying six Sri Lankan fishermen have gone missing.

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Train collision leaves 15 injured in Romania

Train collision leaves 15 injured in Romania

21 Jul 2024 | 8:59 AM

Bucharest, July 21 (UNI) A collision between a locomotive and a passenger train at Basarab Station in Bucharest on Friday evening left 15 people injured, said local authorities.

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Blast kills 2, injures 6 in E. Afghanistan

Blast kills 2, injures 6 in E. Afghanistan

21 Jul 2024 | 8:46 AM

Charikar, Afghanistan, July 21 (UNI) At least two people were killed and six others injured in a blast in east Afghanistan's Parwan province, Fazal Reem Maskin Yar, spokesman of the provincial police department, said.

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Pakistan reports 9th polio case of 2024

Pakistan reports 9th polio case of 2024

21 Jul 2024 | 8:37 AM

Islamabad, July 21 (UNI) The poliovirus was detected in a child in Pakistan's southwestern Balochistan province, taking the total number of reported polio cases in the South Asian country to nine, an official has said.

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8 bodies retrieved after flash floods in southwest China

8 bodies retrieved after flash floods in southwest China

21 Jul 2024 | 8:24 AM

Chengdu, July 21 (UNI) Rescuers have retrieved eight bodies, found and brought four to safety as of 8 p.m. Saturday, after rain-triggered flash floods in southwest China's Sichuan Province left over 30 missing.

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16 killed in Bolivia road accident

16 killed in Bolivia road accident

21 Jul 2024 | 8:20 AM

La Paz, July 21 (UNI) Sixteen people were killed and 14 others injured on Saturday in a road accident on an international highway connecting Bolivia with Chile, police said.

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113 drug users recover in Kabul

20 Jul 2024 | 7:47 PM

Kabul, July 20 (UNI) A total of 113 people with drug dependence have recovered after receiving medical treatment at the rehabilitation center here, Mufti Abdul Mateen Qani, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Interior Affairs, said on Saturday.

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Blast kills 2, injures 6 in E. Afghanistan

20 Jul 2024 | 7:45 PM

Charikar, Afghanistan, July 20 (UNI) At least two people were killed and six others injured in a blast in east Afghanistan's Parwan province, Fazal Reem Maskin Yar, spokesman of the provincial police department, said on Saturday.

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