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At least 14 killed in landslides in Northern Borneo: Reports

At least 14 killed in landslides in Northern Borneo: Reports

Moscow [Russia], September 28 (ANI/Sputnik): At least 14 people were killed in landslides caused by heavy rains in several locations of Tarakan city in Indonesia's North Kalimantan province, media reported on Monday, citing local authorities.Earlier in the day, reports emerged that 10 people had bee...

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NZ-Aus travel bubble could be possible before 2020 end: Ardern

NZ-Aus travel bubble could be possible before 2020 end: Ardern

Wellington, Sep 28 (IANS) New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday that an air bubble between her country and some Australian states was possible by the end of this year.Addressing the media, Ardern confirmed work had been underway for weeks on the prospect of forming a bubble, and t...

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Sydney gives out over 20,000 free masks to disadvantaged residents

Sydney gives out over 20,000 free masks to disadvantaged residents

Sydney [Australia], September 28 (ANI/Xinhua): The Sydney city council decided to distribute over 20,000 free and reusable masks to those most vulnerable in the city in a bid to further contain the spreading of COVID-19.Lord Mayor Clover Moore said in a statement on Monday that while the Sydney city...

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Worst-hit Aus state reports lowest cases after curbs eased

Worst-hit Aus state reports lowest cases after curbs eased

Melbourne, Sep 28 (IANS) Australia's Victoria on Monday reported five new Covid-19 cases, the lowest since June 12, after coronavirus restrictions were eased in the country's worst-hit state by the pandemic.On June 12, the state had recorded just four new cases, the last lowest single-day spike, the...

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US fears attack on Baghdad diplomatic mission, prepares to close embassy: Reports

US fears attack on Baghdad diplomatic mission, prepares to close embassy: Reports

Cairo [Egypt], September 28 (ANI/Sputnik): The United States stands ready to close its embassy in Baghdad's Green Zone, where rocket attacks occasionally occur, media report."What we're being told is that it is a gradual closure of the embassy over two to three months," an Iraqi official told The Wa...

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B'desh reports 1,275 new Covid-18 cases

B'desh reports 1,275 new Covid-18 cases

Dhaka, Sep 28 (IANS) Bangladesh reported 1,275 new novel coronavirus cases in a 24-hour time period, taking overall tally to 359,148, according to health officials.The death toll jumped to 5,161 after 32 fatalities were registered on Sunday, bdnews24 reported citing data released by the health direc...

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B'desh requests Saudi to increase flights

B'desh requests Saudi to increase flights

Dhaka, Sep 28 (IANS) Bangladesh has requested Saudi Arabia to increase flights between the two countries so that the expatriates stranded in Dhaka can return to their workplaces, the media reported.Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen made the request to his Saudi counterpart Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al ...

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68% lost jobs in Dhaka, Chittagong due to Covid-19

68% lost jobs in Dhaka, Chittagong due to Covid-19

Dhaka, Sep 28 (IANS) Around 68 per cent of the people who were working in Bangladesh's urban areas of Dhaka and Chittagong have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic, a new World Bank report has revealed.The rate of the job losses was 76 per cent in the capital, while it was 59 per cent in...

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Friends of Canada-India, others hold protest against China in Vancouver for release of 2 detained Canadians

Friends of Canada-India, others hold protest against China in Vancouver for release of 2 detained Canadians

Vancouver [Canada], September 28 (ANI): Friends of Canada-India along with seven other organisations held a protest against China in front of the Chinese Consulate Office in Vancouver on Sunday (local time) for the release of two detained Canadians in China, to resist CCP, to oppose China's new Hong...

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Taliban attacks 24 Afghan provinces in a day

Taliban attacks 24 Afghan provinces in a day

Kabul, Sep 28 (IANS) The Afghan Ministry of Defence has said the Taliban staged attacks in 24 provinces of the country in the past 24 hours.The provinces are Nangarhar, Kunar, Laghman, Nuristan, Kapisa, Maidan Wardak, Ghazni, Logar, Paktia, Paktika, Khost, Kandahar, Zabul, Herat, Farah, Badghis, Gho...

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