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China extends threatening military exercises around Taiwan

08/08/2022 - 10:02:55
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BEIJING (AP + Diplomat.so) — China said Monday it was extending threatening military exercises surrounding Taiwan that have disrupted shipping and air traffic and substantially raised concerns about the potential for conflict in a region crucial to global trade.
Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC) soldiers take their position following renewed fighting near the Congolese border with Rwanda, outside Goma in the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo May 28, 2022. REUTERS/Djaffar Sabiti/File Photo

DRC accuses Rwanda of sending disguised troops across border

09/06/2022 - 16:27:03
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GOMA, DRC (Reuters + Diplomat.so) - The armed forces of Democratic Republic of Congo have accused Rwanda of sending 500 special forces in disguise into Congolese territory, the latest accusation in an escalating dispute between the neighbours.
Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan gestures as he walks outside Downing Street in London, Britain, September 16, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo

UAE strongman Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed named new president

14/05/2022 - 23:46:41
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DUBAI (Reuters + Diplomat.so) - The United Arab Emirates' de facto leader Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan was elected president of the Gulf Arab state by a federal supreme council on Saturday, solidifying his rule over the OPEC oil producer and key regional player.
Typhoon Rai knocked out communications and electricity in many areas, ripping off roofs, toppling concrete power poles and flooding villages - Copyright AFP Arif Kartono

Philippines typhoon death toll hits 375

20/12/2021 - 17:35:21
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Manila (AFP + Diplomat.so) - The death toll from the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year surged to 375 on Monday, as desperate survivors pleaded for urgent supplies of drinking water and food.
The charred interior of the fourth floor of the narrow office building was visible through broken and blackened windows STR JIJI PRESS/AFP

27 feared dead in building fire in Japan's Osaka

17/12/2021 - 14:27:31
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Tokyo (AFP + Diplomat.so) – Twenty-seven people were feared dead after a blaze swept through a commercial building housing a mental health clinic in the Japanese city of Osaka on Friday, fire officials said.
Doctor wearing PPE looks on before a house-to-house coronavirus testing drive on July 21, 2020 in Lima, Peru. Raul Sifuentes | Getty Images News | Getty Images

WHO says no Omicron deaths yet, as variant spreads worldwide

04/12/2021 - 00:18:31
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Geneva, Switzerland (AFP + Diplomat.so) - The Omicron variant has been detected in 38 countries but no deaths have yet been reported, the WHO said on Friday, as authorities worldwide rushed to stem the spread of the heavily mutated Covid-19 strain.
Medical staff members push a cart out of the COVID-19 infection department in a city clinic in Kyiv, Ukraine, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. Coronavirus infections and deaths in Ukraine have surged to all-time highs amid a laggard pace of vaccination, which is one of the lowest in Europe. Ukrainian authorities on Thursday reported over 22,000 new confirmed infections and 546 deaths in the past 24 hours, the highest numbers since the start of the pandemic. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

Ukraine sees new record high in COVID 19 deaths

23/10/2021 - 17:24:28
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KYIV, Ukraine (AP + Diplomat.so) — Ukraine's coronavirus infections and deaths reached all-time highs for a second straight day Friday, in a growing challenge for the country with one of Europe's lowest shares of vaccinated people.