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New Zealand gov't allows granny flats to reduce housing costs

18 Jun 2024 | 12:36 AM

Wellington, June 17 (UNI) The New Zealand government has been working to make it easier to build granny flats to reduce the high housing costs, opening the door to new ways of living by unlocking the space in the backyards of family members.

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1 migrant dead, about 50 others missing, in shipwreck off Italian coasts

18 Jun 2024 | 12:35 AM

Rome, June 17 (UNI) One person is dead and about fifty others are missing after a shipwreck occurred 100 miles off Italy's southern coast, local media reported on Monday.

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Over 100 militants eliminated by Nigerian air force in overnight operation

18 Jun 2024 | 12:34 AM

Abuja, June 17 (UNI) Over 100 terrorist militants were eliminated during an overnight operation conducted by the Nigerian air force in the state of Katsina, the Nigerian newspaper Daily Post reported on Monday, citing the Katsina governor's spokesman, Dikko Umaru Radda.

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Norway boosts aid for UN relief agency for Palestinian refugees

17 Jun 2024 | 7:48 PM

Oslo, June 17 (UNI) Norway is set to increase financial support for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) by 100 million Norwegian kroner (9.3 million U.S. dollars), the government announced on Monday.

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Death toll from Israeli attacks on Gaza strip reaches 37,347

17 Jun 2024 | 7:46 PM

Gaza, June 17 (UNI) The death toll from Israeli strikes on the Gaza Strip since October 7, 2023, when the Israel-Hamas conflict escalated, has increased to 37,347, while 85,372 others have suffered injuries, the enclave's health ministry said on Monday.

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Afghans celebrate Eid al-Adha amid tight security, no security incident reported

17 Jun 2024 | 7:43 PM

Kabul, June 17 (UNI) The people of Afghanistan celebrated Eid al-Adha on Monday amid tight security and offered their Eid prayers in a peaceful environment. No untoward incident has been reported so far.

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9 injured in Czech military training area blast

17 Jun 2024 | 6:17 PM

Prague, June 17 (UNI) Nine people were injured on Monday in an ammunition explosion at a military training area in Libava, east Czech Republic, the Czech News Agency (CTK) reported.

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Afghan supreme leader calls for unity among countrymen

17 Jun 2024 | 6:15 PM

Kabul, June 17 (UNI) The Supreme Leader of Afghanistan's caretaker government, Hibatullah Akhundzada, called upon Afghans on Monday to stay united and support his administration.

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4 killed, 2 missing after torrential rains in E China

4 killed, 2 missing after torrential rains in E China

17 Jun 2024 | 4:35 PM

Fuzhou, June 17 (UNI) Four people were killed, and two others are missing after landslides caused by torrential rains swept through Wuping County, east China's Fujian Province, according to local authorities on Monday.

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5 terrorists killed in NW Pakistan

5 terrorists killed in NW Pakistan

17 Jun 2024 | 11:09 AM

Islamabad, June 17 (UNI) Five terrorists were killed in an operation by security forces in Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Sunday, a military statement said.

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Four die after vehicle in Ex-Malawian vice prez's funeral convoy rams into mourners

17 Jun 2024 | 11:06 AM

Lilongwe, June 17 (UNI) Four people, including a pregnant woman, were killed in Ntcheu district in southern Malawi after a vehicle rammed into mourners taking part in former Malawian Vice President Saulos Chilima's funeral procession, local media reported on Monday.

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Over 100 Burkina soldiers die in attack by al-Qaida affiliate

Over 100 Burkina soldiers die in attack by al-Qaida affiliate

17 Jun 2024 | 10:28 AM

Ouagadougou, June 17 (UNI) An al-Qaida affiliate claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on Tuesday that killed more than 100 Burkina Faso soldiers in Mansila, in the northeastern part of the country, the SITE Intelligence Group said on Sunday.

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Eight die in landslide in central Ecuador

17 Jun 2024 | 10:03 AM

Quito, June 17 (UNI) At least eight people died and three injured Sunday in a landslide on a major road in Ecuador's central Tungurahua province, local authorities said.

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Wildfire forces 1,200 people to evacuate in U.S. Southern California

Wildfire forces 1,200 people to evacuate in U.S. Southern California

17 Jun 2024 | 9:29 AM

Los Angeles, June 17 (UNI) A fast-moving wildfire has burned over 12,200 acres (about 49.4 square km) overnight in Southern California, forcing at least 1,200 people to evacuate from a popular recreation area, authorities said Sunday.

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8 die from suffocation in cold chain vehicle in central China

8 die from suffocation in cold chain vehicle in central China

17 Jun 2024 | 9:11 AM

Zhengzhou, June 17 (UNI) Eight people were confirmed dead due to suffocation in a refrigerated truck in central China's Henan Province early Sunday, a local investigation team said.

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