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UNSC adopts resolution on protection of humanitarian personnel

25 May 2024 | 12:04 AM

United Nations, May 24 (UNI) The Security Council on Friday adopted a resolution that calls on all states to respect and protect humanitarian personnel and UN and associated personnel.

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Palestinians welcome UN court ruling on halting Israeli operations in Rafah

24 May 2024 | 11:50 PM

Ramallah, May 24 (UNI) The Palestinian presidency on Friday welcomed the ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordering Israel to stop its military offensive in Rafah with immediate effect.

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Finland records lowest ever birth rate in 2023

24 May 2024 | 11:03 PM

Helsinki, May 24 (UNI) The birth rate in Finland declined in 2023 to the lowest level since records began almost 250 years ago, announced the country's statistics agency on Friday.

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Death toll from protests in France's New Caledonia rises to 7 - Reports

24 May 2024 | 10:00 PM

Paris, May 24 (UNI) One more person has been killed in the ongoing protests against planned electoral reform in the French Pacific territory of New Caledonia, bringing the total death toll up to seven, French broadcaster BFMTV reported on Friday, citing the prosecutor's office in the island's capital of Noumea.

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6 killed by falling tree branches during inclement weather in SL

24 May 2024 | 9:55 PM

Colombo, May 24 (UNI) Six people have died due to falling tree branches triggered by adverse weather conditions in Sri Lanka, an official said on Friday.

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Saudi Arabia to host 11th World Water Forum in 2027

24 May 2024 | 9:49 PM

Jakarta, May 24 (UNI) Saudi Arabia was formally appointed on Friday during the closing ceremony of the 10th World Water Forum on Indonesia's Bali to be the host country for the 11th World Water Forum in 2027.

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UN court orders Israel to halt military operations in Rafah

24 May 2024 | 9:46 PM

The Hague, May 24 (UNI) The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Friday ordered Israel to stop its military offensive in Rafah, with immediate effect.

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2 killed, another rushed to hospital after shooting in west Australia

24 May 2024 | 7:39 PM

Sydney, May 24 (UNI) Two people have died and a third has been rushed to hospital in critical condition after a shooting incident on Friday in the suburbs of Perth in Western Australia, local media reported.

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Japan Airlines office inspected after spate of incidents

24 May 2024 | 7:24 PM

Tokyo, May 24 (UNI) Japan's transport ministry carried out an inspection at a Japan Airlines (JAL) office at Haneda airport in Tokyo on Friday following a recent string of incidents involving the company's aircraft while taxiing, local media reported.

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Tehran vows to maintain effective role in regional and international relations after Raisi's death

24 May 2024 | 6:47 PM

Tehran, May 24 (UNI) Iran will keep playing a constructive and effective role in regional and international relations thanks to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei even after the deaths of President Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said on Friday.

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Czech President discharged from hospital after motorcycle accident

24 May 2024 | 6:46 PM

Prague, May 24 (UNI) Czech President Petr Pavel has been discharged from the hospital after a motorcycle accident, the medical facility said on Friday.

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IDF recovers another 3 bodies of hostages killed by Hamas

24 May 2024 | 6:46 PM

Jerusalem, May 24 (UNI) Israeli troops found in the Palestinian city of Jabalia the bodies of three Israelis killed by Hamas during the October attack, the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) said on Friday.

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Over 100 likely dead in Papua New Guinea landslide

Over 100 likely dead in Papua New Guinea landslide

24 May 2024 | 6:14 PM

Port Moresby, May 24 (UNI) More than 100 people may have been killed in a landslide that hit a remote village in Papua New Guinea early Friday, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported, citing residents.

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4 dead, 2 injured in northern Philippine collision

24 May 2024 | 5:01 PM

Manila, May 24 (UNI) Four people were killed and two others injured after a double cab car and a medium-duty truck collided head-on along a highway in Cagayan province in the northern Philippines on Friday morning, police said.

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Russia's disruption of Starlink in Ukraine may cause tactical shift in conflict

24 May 2024 | 2:54 PM

Moscow, May 24 (UNI) Russian forces have been causing widespread disruption to Starlink satellite internet terminals on the battlefield in the Ukraine conflict, which may mark a tactical shift in ongoing hostilities, The New York Times reported on Friday, citing Ukrainian officials and soldiers.

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