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Civilian deaths from US strikes in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan downplayed by Pentagon: Reports

Washington, Dec 19 (UNI/Sputnik) Thousands of civilians in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan, including children, were killed by US airstrikes that were conducted with imprecise targeting and "deeply flawed intelligence," media reported.
The newspaper has studied 1,311 documents from a hidden Pentagon archive, concluding that the civilian death toll was a lot higher than the 1,417 civilian deaths reported by the US military in Iraq and Syria and the 188 deaths reported in Afghanistan.
Reports of civilian casualties were often dismissed because surveillance footage was too brief, The New York Times said on Saturday. Interviews with surviving residents and current and former US officials revealed that the US military made little effort to identify patterns of failure and there have been no public assessments that included a finding of wrongdoing.
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ACC filed complaint against 116 religious speakers: Bangladesh HM

20 May 2022 | 10:44 PM

Dhaka, May 20 (UNI) Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal on Friday said the anti-corruption commission (ACC) has filed a complaint against 116 religious businessmen and Islamic speakers in the country.

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Russia's Gazprom to cut supply to Finland from Saturday

20 May 2022 | 9:33 PM

Moscow, May 20 (UNI/Sputnik) Gazprom Export has not received payment in rubles from the Finnish Gasum company for gas supplied in April and stops delivering starting from Saturday, the Russian company said on Friday.

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Japan to ease Covid border controls

20 May 2022 | 9:30 PM

Tokyo, May 20 (UNI/Xinhua) The Japanese government said on Friday that Japan will ease its Covid-19 border controls, doubling the cap on overseas arrivals to 20,000 people per day starting next month.

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Portugal confirms 23 cases of Monkeypox

20 May 2022 | 9:27 PM

Lisbon, May 20 (UNI/Sputnik) Portugal's Directorate General of Health has confirmed 23 cases of monkeypox, an infectious disease endemic in Africa that has recently spread to Europe and North America.

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Belgium lowers voting age in European parliament elections to 16

20 May 2022 | 9:24 PM

Brussels, May 20 (UNI/Sputnik) All Belgian nationals and EU citizens residing in the kingdom will be able to vote in the European Parliament elections from the age of 16, the Belgian Interior Ministry said on Friday.

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