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Australia matches its hottest day

Canberra, Jan 13 (UNI) Australia's coastal town Onslow on Thursday has matched its hottest day record that was set on January 2, 1960 with 50.7 Celsius temperature in Oodnadatta, the media reported.
"The heat is fairly common especially when you don't get that thunderstorm activity and the showers bringing the cooler temperatures," The Bureau of Meteorology duty forecaster Luke Huntington was quoted as saying by ABC.
According to BBC, this comes after Western Australia reported large bush fires last month. One fire near Margaret River scorched through more than 6,000 hectares of land.
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Taliban dissolves Human Rights Commission

17 May 2022 | 1:02 PM

Islamabad, May 17 (UNI) The Taliban-led government in Afghanistan has dissolved the Human Rights Commission among the five major departments of the previous civilian government.

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Pakistan, IMF to begin review talks in Doha

17 May 2022 | 12:32 PM

Islamabad, May 17 (UNI) Pakistan and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will begin review talks in Doha from Wednesday for a week as a means to renew the effort to get a staff-level agreement for release of $1 billion tranche under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF).

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Landslide kills 4 in Afghanistan

17 May 2022 | 12:25 PM

Fayzabad, Afghanistan, May 17 (UNI/Xinhua) Four people lost their lives and two others sustained injuries as a landslide hit a village in Afghanistan's northern Badakhshan province, provincial administration official Mawlawi Mohammad Akram Akbari said on Tuesday.

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Crackdown on illegal cash transfers in SL

17 May 2022 | 12:07 PM

By Duruthu Edirimuni Chandrasekera
Colombo, May 17 (UNI) Sri Lanka's Central Bank (CB) has cracked down on illegal channels of inflow of foreign exchange into the country in an effort to shore up its forex buffers.

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Finnish Parliament refers NATO proposal to Foreign Affairs panel

17 May 2022 | 11:58 AM

Helsinki, May 17 (UNI/Sputnik) The debate on Finland's possible entry into NATO in the country's parliament lasted 14 hours, the legislature said in a statement.

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