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Four people killed by explosion at chemical plant in northern China – Reports

Beijing, Four people have died and three more have been injured by an explosion at a chemical plant in Inner Mongolia in the north of China, media reported. According to China Central Television, the blast hit the plant of the Zhonggao Chemical company at about 15:00 GMT in the Alxa League. One of the injured …

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Israeli policemen find 2,300-year-old coin with Greek inscriptions

Jerusalem, A rare coin, dated back to about 2,300 years ago, was discovered near the Arab city of Umm al-Fahm in northern Israel, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) said. It was found by police officers, who discovered two young men with shovels and metal detectors in a forest northeast of the city. In a search …

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Indian envoy visits Dhaka’s Dharmarajika Buddhist Monastery to celebrate message of Lord Buddha

Dhaka, High Commissioner of India in Bangladesh Vikram K Doraiswami visited Dharmarajika Buddhist Monastery on Prabarana Purnima, one of the holiest days, and interacted with the Buddhist community in Dhaka. Doraiswami spoke on the eternal relevance of the message of righteous thought, action and non-violence, and its impact on both India and Bangladesh. He also …

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Australia hits 70 pct COVID-19 vaccination milestone amid battle against 3rd wave

Canberra, Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout has hit a major milestone, with 70 percent of the adult population fully inoculated. Greg Hunt, the Minister for Health, announced that more than 70 percent of Australians aged 16 and over have received two coronavirus vaccine doses. It means the national vaccination rate has now reached the target set …

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FBI agents leave house of Deripaska’s relatives in Washington – Sputnik Correspondent

Washington, FBI agents, after hours of searches, left a house presumably belonging to relatives of Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska in Washington, DC, a correspondent reported. On Tuesday evening, about 15 agents began to leave the two-story house, taking out numerous boxes and cases. After loading them into cars parked nearby, they left the scene. More …

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Qatar set to host unique 2022 FIFA World Cup, says Qatar Airways official

Accra, Qatar is ready to host a unique and exciting 2022 FIFA World Cup, said Hendrick Du Preez, Vice President of Commercial Department of Qatar Airways on Tuesday. Speaking to Xinhua on the sidelines of the presentation of the airline’s operation in Ghana, Du Preez said the World Cup had presented Qatar with an opportunity …

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Facebook to pay $14mln in fines, payment to victims in discrimination case – Justice Dept

Washington, Social media giant Facebook has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $4.75 million, including up to $9.5 million to eligible victims of the company’s alleged discrimination, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) said in a release. “Under the DOJ settlement, Facebook will pay a civil penalty of $4.75 million to the United States, …

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Over three-fourths of US Republicans want Trump to run for President in 2024 – Poll

Washington, US Republicans are warming to a possible run by Donald Trump in the 2024 presidential election, with 78 percent saying they want the former president to seek another term in the White House, a Quinnipiac University poll said. “While a majority of Americans say, ‘been there, done that’ about Trump, and half feel he …

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