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Gas explosion in Tehran injures at least 1 person

| July 12, 2020 5:41:55 AM IST

Tehran [Iran], July 12 (Sputnik/ANI): A gas explosion at a residential building in the Iranian capital of Tehran has left at least one person injured, a representative of the city's fire department to

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Russia's Sechenov University Successfully Completes Trials of World's 1st COVID-19 Vaccine

Others | July 12, 2020 1:11:48 PM IST

Moscow [Russia], July 12 (Sputnik/ ANI) - The clinical trials of the world's first coronavirus vaccine on volunteers at Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University has been successfully completed,

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Afghan government to build civilian airport in eastern Nangarhar province

Asia | July 12, 2020 12:11:54 PM IST

Jalalabad [Afghanistan], July 12 (Xinhua/ ANI): The Afghan government has decided to build a civilian airport outside Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, a senior official of the cou

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UNSC adopts resolution to renew Syria humanitarian mechanism

United Nations |Sunday, 2020 3:45:06 PM IST

The UN Security Council (UNSC) has adopted a resolution, with 12 votes in favour and three abstentions, on the mandate renewal for the cross-border humanitarian mechanism in Syria.

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Lebanese PM denies reports of govt resignation

Beirut |Sunday, 2020 3:45:05 PM IST

Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab has denied reports that his government will resign, saying he is working at reducing burdens on citizens.

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Romney slams Trump for commuting aide's jail sentence

Washington |Sunday, 2020 3:45:05 PM IST

Republican Senator Mitt Romney has slammed President Donald Trump's decision to commute the prison sentence of his long-time political confidant Roger Stone.

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UN chief calls for efforts to protect health, rights of women, girls

United Nations |Sunday, 2020 11:45:06 AM IST

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for efforts to protect the health and rights of women and girls.

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Iran warns Europe not to give in to US pressures for extending UN arms embargo

Tehran |Sunday, 2020 10:45:05 AM IST

Iran vowed retaliatory measures if Europe gives in to the US pressures for extending a UN arms embargo on Iran, Tasnim news agency reported.

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Five dead after 'hostage situation' in SA church

Johannesburg |Sunday, 2020 8:45:05 AM IST

Five people have been killed after attackers stormed a South African church, reportedly amid an argument over its leadership.

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World Council of Churches wants Hagia Sophia decision reversed

Istanbul |Sunday, 2020 7:45:06 AM IST

The World Council of Churches has called on Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to reverse his decision to turn the celebrated Hagia Sophia museum back into a mosque.

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Global COVID-19 case total rises by 219,983 to 12.3 million

Others | July 12, 2020 1:41:52 AM IST

Geneva [Switzerland], July 12 (Sputnik/ANI): The global COVID-19 cases has risen above 12.3 million after 219,983 new positive tests were reported worldwide over the past 24 hours, the World Health Or

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UK will pay price for imposing sanctions: N.Korea

Seoul |Sunday, 2020 5:45:06 PM IST

Denouncing the UK's recent sanctions imposed on North Korean individuals and organizations, Pyongyang has threatened that the country will be "made to pay the price".

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