ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that Turkey and Libya were committed to a 2019 maritime demarcation accord in the eastern Mediterranean, after meeting Libya’s Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dbeibeh in Ankara. “The maritime accord signed between Turkey and Libya secures national interests and future of both countries…We confirmed our determination on
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PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – Five priests and two nuns were kidnapped in Haiti on Sunday, a Catholic priest said, with two French citizens among the hostages in the Caribbean nation increasingly riven by kidnappings and violent crime. The clergy members were kidnapped in the commune of Croix-des-Bouquets, northeast of the capital Port-au-Prince, said Father Gilbert Peltrop,
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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India reported a record 168,912 COVID-19 infections overnight, data from the health ministry showed on Monday, overtaking Brazil to become the second-most affected country globally by the coronavirus. India’s overall tally reached 13.53 million, surpassing Brazil’s 13.45 million cases, according to data compiled by Reuters. The United States led the global
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MELAKA: Five teachers and several pupils of SRJK (C) Bukit Beruang here have been asked to go on 10-day quarantine after one Primary Three pupils was confirmed Covid-19 positive. The schools’ Parents and Teachers Association President Datuk Ronald Gan said the quarantine order was issued by state Health Department. “The pupil was from the Class
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KOTA BARU (Bernama): The Kelantan government has cancelled all Ramadan bazaars following the surge in Covid-19 cases in the state, said state Local Government, Housing and Health Committee chairman Dr Izani Husin. Dr Izani said with the exception of important meetings, all state government official functions would also be cancelled during the month of Ramadan.
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KINSHASA (Reuters) – About 40 passengers were burned alive when a bus overturned and caught fire in western Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday, an official said. The accident occurred near the village of Kiwawa, a six-hour drive east of the capital Kinshasa, Kwilu province governor Willy Itshundala said. “Almost nothing can be recovered,” Itshundala
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SIBU: The long arm of the law finally caught up with seven members of a gang responsible for eight cases of thefts of bird nests. Sibu OCPD Asst Comm Stanley Jonathan Ringgit said a special squad was formed to nab the suspects, who were armed and dangerous. The squad took two weeks before arresting the
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Biden administration announced on Wednesday it would provide $235 million in U.S. aid to the Palestinians, restarting funding for the United Nations agency supporting refugees and restoring other assistance cut off by then-President Donald Trump. The package, including humanitarian, economic and development assistance, was detailed by U.S. Secretary of State Antony
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THE Indera Mahkota Parliamentary Service Centre together with MYNIC, the agency under the Communications and Multimedia Ministry, and Huawei Technologies (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd have joined hands to help underprivileged students continue their education while the country is still fighting the Covid-19 epidemic. Huawei Malaysia and MYNIC’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives involved the donation of
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