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Afghanistan imposes night curfew to curb Taliban advance

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Afghanistan imposes night curfew to curb Taliban advance

Thirty-one of the country’s 34 provinces to be under 10pm to 4am curfew, the interior ministry announces. The curfew will be effective between 10pm and 4am local time [File: Mohammad Ismail/Reuters] Thirty-one of the country’s 34 provinces to be under 10pm to 4am curfew, the interior ministry announces. Afghanistan’s government has imposed a night-time curfew […]

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China imposes sanctions on seven US individuals, entity

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China imposes sanctions on seven US individuals, entity

[Photo/VCG] Beijing has imposed sanctions on seven US individuals and entities, including former US secretary of commerce Wilbur Ross, for Washington’s recent erroneous moves related to Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The countermeasure by China is based on the Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law, according to a press release by the foreign ministry on Friday. The rest of those […]

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Russia Sends Aid to Cuba After Anti-Government Protests

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Russia Sends Aid to Cuba After Anti-Government Protests

The cargo included food, personal protective equipment and more than 1 million medical masksTASS / EFE Russia dispatched nearly 100 tons of humanitarian aid to Cuba, the Defense Ministry said Saturday, following unprecedented street protests over the communist country’s worst economic crisis in decades. The delivery was directly ordered by President Vladimir Putin, it said. […]

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US Launches Air Strike Targeting Al Shabaab in Somalia

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US Launches Air Strike Targeting Al Shabaab in Somalia

 File photo of Al Shabaab fighters Somalia. Photo: AFP The US military conducted an air strike against Al-Qaeda affiliated Al Shabaab jihadists in Somalia on Tuesday, the first since President Joe Biden took office, the Pentagon said. The US military command for Africa (AFRICOM), in coordination with the Somali government, “conducted one airstrike in the vicinity of […]

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One dead in ‘riot’ in western Iran: State TV

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One dead in ‘riot’ in western Iran: State TV

Protesters angry over water shortages marched through streets late Thursday in an oil-rich, restive province in southwestern Iran. (Twitter)  One person was shot dead when rioting erupted in western Iran late Thursday in sympathy with the drought-hit province of Khuzestan which has seen a week of protests, state television reported. Two people also suffered gunshot wounds in […]

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Death toll rises to 56 as breached river threatens Henan counties

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Death toll rises to 56 as breached river threatens Henan counties

People’s Liberation Army Rocket Force soldiers transfer to children to safe places in floods-ravaged Weihui of Xinxiang, Central China’s Henan on Thursday. Photo: cnsphoto At least 56 people were killed in the downpour and floods in Central China’s Henan as of Friday and the rain-induced torrents still threaten Xinxiang and Hebi cities after the Weihe River and […]

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Athletes parade in empty stadium as Tokyo Olympics open in shadow of pandemic

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Athletes parade in empty stadium as Tokyo Olympics open in shadow of pandemic

Actors perform during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics at the National Stadium on July 23. (AP Photo) In an Olympic opening ceremony like none before, one tradition held firm on Friday as athletes from across the world paraded into an eerie, almost empty National Stadium to represent their nations, for the first time […]

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Minister in the Presidency, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, has highlighted the status quo in provinces impacted by the recent unrest.

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Minister in the Presidency, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, has highlighted the status quo in provinces impacted by the recent unrest.

Looters left a trail of destruction at Pick n Pay in Pine Crest Centre in Pinetown after last weeks riots in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng. Photograph: Supplied Stability continues to reign in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal and law enforcement agencies are conducting mop-up operations after the recent unrest to ensure opportunistic and copycat activities do not flare […]

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Turkey’s Erdoğan urges 2-state solution for Cyprus issue

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Turkey’s Erdoğan urges 2-state solution for Cyprus issue

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan speaks before the military parade marking the 47th anniversary of the 1974 Cyprus Peace Operation, in Nicosia, Cyprus, July 20, 2021. (Reuters Photo)  Turkey doesn’t have “another 50 years to waste” on the Cyprus issue, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Tuesday, adding that proposals for a peaceful resolution of the […]

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Experts in the US call for masks to go back on

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Experts in the US call for masks to go back on

A person wearing a protective face mask uses her mobile phone during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Los Angeles, California, US, March 31, 2021. [Photo/Agencies] Two months after the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said vaccinated individuals didn’t need to wear masks indoors, health experts are calling for people […]

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