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Deadly landslide strikes southern Peru amid heavy rainfall

Al Jazeera | 07 Feb 2023

A landslide in southern Peru has left at least eight people dead and five more missing, as torrential rain washes through the region on Monday. Twenty more people were treated for minor injuries, according to a bureau for Peru’s Ministry of Health in the mountainous town of Secocha, where the landslide took place. Located on the banks of the Ocoña...

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Egypt's former prime minister dies at 67: president

The New Arab | 04 Feb 2023

Former Egyptian prime minister Sherif Ismail, who served during President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's first term in office, died Saturday at the age of 67. "I mourn with deep sorrow a virtuous man among Egypt's best, a man in whom the nation's...

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Two-Way Traffic Resumes On Landslide-Hit Kashmir Highway

Kashmir Observer | 02 Feb 2023

Kashmir Highway | File Photo Jammu- The two-way traffic on the strategic Jammu-Srinagar National Highway resumed on Thursday after remaining disrupted due to multiple landslides triggered by...

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Sunak marks 100 days as UK prime minister as problems mount

Wtop | 02 Feb 2023

London (AP) — U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has angry unions to the left of him, anxious Conservative Party lawmakers to the right and, in the middle, millions of voters he must win over to avert electoral defeat. It’s a daunting situation for Sunak, who on Thursday marks 100 days in office, more than twice the number of his ill-fated...

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Sunak marks 100 days as UK prime minister as problems mount

Independent Online | 02 Feb 2023

U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has angry unions to the left of him, anxious Conservative Party lawmakers to the right and, in the middle, millions of voters he must win over to avert electoral defeat. It’s a daunting situation for Sunak, who on Thursday marks 100 days in office, more than twice the number of his ill-fated predecessor, Liz...

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The NBA Enters the Metaverse

Bitcoin Chaser | 01 Feb 2023

2022 saw a rapid rise in interest in both NFTs and the metaverse, with the metaverse even being nominated as Oxford Dictionary’s Word of the Year (even though it only ranked second with a landslide vote going to ‘Goblin mode’). Even governments are investing in the metaverse technology and implementing it on bureaucratic, tourist, and economic...

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Fresh landslides hit Jammu-Srinagar highway, closed for third consecutive day

The Telegraph India | 01 Feb 2023

The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was closed for traffic for the third consecutive day on Wednesday following fresh landslides in Ramban district, leaving more than 800 vehicles stranded on the road. The 270 kilometre-long highway,...

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Traffic Partially Restored On Kashmir highway

Kashmir Observer | 01 Feb 2023

Kashmir Highway | File Photo Srinagar- The traffic movement on Srinagar-Jammu national highway resumed...

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Petr Pavel Wins Czech Presidential Race, Says Seeking to Unite Society

Urdu Point | 28 Jan 2023

Petr Pavel, a 61-year-old retired Czech army general and former chair of the NATO Military Committee, scored a landslide victory in the Czech Republic's presidential election on Saturday, pledging to bring unity to the country PRAGUE (UrduPoint News /...

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India: Snowfall in Kashmir disrupts traffic but brings joy to visitors

Ruptly | 26 Jan 2023

Heavy snow fell in many parts of Kashmirali disrupting traffic but attracting visitors to enjoy the snowy weather on Wednesday. Flights at the Srinagar Airport were...

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Ukraine’s Zelenskyy renews war on corruption amid scandals

Al Jazeera | 24 Jan 2023

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said he will make changes to the government and security services as part of a renewed crackdown on corruption, nearly a year since Russia invaded the country. In his nightly video address on Monday, Zelenskyy did not name the officials who would be replaced but indicated the reshuffle was imminent....

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New Zealand's PM Ardern, an icon to many, to step down

Independent Online | 19 Jan 2023

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who was praised around the world for her handling of the nation’s worst mass shooting and the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic, said Thursday she was leaving office. Ardern was facing mounting political pressures at home and a level of vitriol from some that hadn’t been experienced by...

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California battles deadly storms with millions under flood watch

Joy Online | 15 Jan 2023

Around 25 million people in California are under a flood watch this weekend as the latest in a parade of deadly storms drenches the state. Several waterways have flooded, at least 19 people have died and thousands have been told to evacuate their homes. In Montecito, a town 84 miles (135km) north-west of Los Angeles, locals say the rain aggravates...

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Fresh Snowfall Shuts Kashmir Highway, Flight Operations Affected

Kashmir Observer | 13 Jan 2023

KO File Photo By Abid Bhat Srinagar- Kashmir valley received snowfall on Friday leading to the closure of the Srinagar-Jammu national highway and impacting the flight operations to and fro the Valley, officials said here. While the higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir experienced moderate to heavy snowfall, many areas in the plains including...

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Rain to persist as storm weary Californians face evacuations

Artesia Daily Press | 10 Jan 2023

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The latest in a relentless string of storms slammed California on Monday, swamping roads, battering coastlines with high surf, turning rivers into gushing flood zones and forcing the evacuation of thousands in towns with histories of deadly mudslides. The National Weather Service said rain was expected to continue through Tuesday...

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Snowfall Ends Prolonged Dry Spell In Kashmir Valley

Kashmir Observer | 30 Dec 2022

A vendor sells fruits amid snowfall in Srinagar on Thursday – KO photo by Abid Bhat Srinagar- Srinagar and other areas in the Kashmir plains received light snowfall, the season’s first, on Thursday while moderate snow broke the dry spell in the Valley’s higher reaches. Most of the plains in the Valley, including Srinagar, received...

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Philippine death toll from rains and floods rises to 25

Urdu Point | 28 Dec 2022

MANILA, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News / WAM - 28th Dec, 2022) The death toll from the Philippines' torrential rains and floods in Visayas and Mindanao has...

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Six dead, 19 missing in Philippine floods

Sina | 26 Dec 2022

At least six people have died and 19 others are missing, as heavy rain and flooding triggered by the shear line have been seen in many regions in the Philippines over the weekend, the government said on Monday. In...

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Malaysia finds body of last person unaccounted for in campsite landside

FX Empire | 24 Dec 2022

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Rescue teams in Malaysia on Saturday recovered the body of the last person unaccounted for after a landslide that flattened a campsite last week, bringing what is thought to be the final death toll to 31. The landslide occurred in the early hours of Dec. 15 at Batang Kali, a popular hilly area about 50km (30 miles) north of...

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Brazil’s Lula promises no deforestation but challenges loom

Federal News Radio | 24 Dec 2022

XAPURI, Brazil (AP) — When Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is sworn in as president of the second most populous country in the western hemisphere Jan. 1, few challenges will be greater than fulfilling his promise to end all deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon by 2030. To understand why, consider the vastly different visions of three daughters from one...

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