Bus Explosion Kills Two and Injures 19 in Russia

Two people died while 19 others were wounded after a city bus exploded in the southwestern Russian city of Voronezh late on Thursday, officials said. According to Voronezh Governor Alexander Gusev, one of the victims died shortly after recovering the …

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Myanmar Military Extends State of Emergency

Myanmar’s military leader Min Aung Hlaing on Sunday has declared himself prime minister and extended the state of emergency, however pledging to hold democratic elections within two years. “We must create conditions to hold a free and fair multiparty general …

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Turkish Authorities Intercept Boat Carrying 200 Afghan Migrants Heading for Europe

Turkey’s coastguard and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) announced on Wednesday that the country’s security authorities intercepted a boat carrying more than 200 irregular Afghan migrants in the Aegean Sea heading for Europe. According to a coastguard official, the …

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MSF Denounces Detainment of Rescue Vessel ‘Geo Barents’ in Italy

The international medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) announced on Monday that Italian port authorities have detained a rescue ship the charity has chartered on administrative grounds, delaying the vessel’s return after saving hundreds of migrants and refugees in …

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Hong Kong Authorities Ban Tiananmen Candlelight Vigil for Second Year

Hong Kong authorities announced on Thursday that it would ban the candlelight vigil on June 4 which aims to commemorate the tragic crackdown on pro-democracy demonstration in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. In a statement, the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of …

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Nepal Enters a 15-Day Lockdown as COVID-19 Infections Spike

Nepal’s capital Kathmandu and other major towns and cities of the Himalayan nation have started imposing a 15-day lockdown on Thursday as national and local government authorities attempt to curb the spiking number of coronavirus infections in the country. Offices …

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Philippines Reaches More Than One Million COVID-19 Cases

The Philippine government announced that it has topped the one million mark on Monday, signifying the country’s grim milestone as it continues to grapple because of a fresh surge in coronavirus infection. According to the Department of Health (DOH), 8,929 …

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