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Hundreds of thousands evacuated as floods ravage southern China

Hundreds of thousands of people in China have been evacuated in several southern and eastern provinces after unrelenting rains caused floods and triggered landslides. Two provinces upgraded flood warnings on Tuesday as rivers overflowed and floodwater levels broke a 50-year high. Videos on state media show cars being washed down streets, and people being rescued...

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South Korea successfully launches its first satellites into space

South Korea has successfully launched its first satellites into orbit, stepping up the country’s ambitions in space. It was the second launch of the homegrown Korean Satellite Launch Vehicle II, known as Nuri, which took off from Goheung, about 500km (310 miles) south of Seoul. A previous attempt to launch a dummy satellite into space...

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US gun control: Bill clears first hurdle in US Senate

The US Senate has taken a first step towards passing what has been called the most significant new gun controls in a generation. Senators voted to speed up the passage of the bipartisan bill, meaning it could be signed into law next week. Although significant, the proposals fall far short of what many Democrats and...

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Scores dead as earthquake of magnitude 6.1 shakes Afghanistan, Pakistan

KABUL:(VOM): An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 shook parts of densely populated Afghanistan and Pakistan early Wednesday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, with Afghan officials saying at least 225 people were killed in the country’s east. The quake struck about 44km (27 miles) from the city of Khost in southeastern Afghanistan at a depth of 51km,...

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Saudi crown prince arrives in Jordan as regional tour continues

RIYADH: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Jordan on Tuesday on the second leg of a regional tour. Prince Mohammed was greeted on arrival in Amman by King Abdullah II and his Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah. The Kingdom’s crown prince and King Abdullah II later held a session of bilateral talks at Al-Husseiniya...

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Biden picks first woman, person of color as science adviser

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden nominated the former head of two federal science and engineering agencies to be his science adviser, who if confirmed by the Senate, will be the first woman, person of color and immigrant to hold that Cabinet-level position.Biden nominated engineer and physicist Arati Prabhakar, who during the Obama administration directed the James...

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10th Cityscape Qatar property exhibition kicked off under the theme ‘Sustainable, Resilient, Affordable & Livable’ at DECC

Doha: Qatar’s most prestigious and influential real estate exhibition is geared up to showcase a vast array of diverse real estate opportunities aimed at local, regional and international investors in a three day exhibition. Led by the President Real Estate Club, AMG Amana Munawwar Awan and Rana Aqeel Incredible Ideas, a big real estate delegation...

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French elections: Macron loses majority as French vote fragments

Less than two months after he was re-elected president, Emmanuel Macron has lost control of the French National Assembly following a strong performance by a left alliance and the far right. He had called on voters to deliver a solid majority. But his centrist coalition lost dozens of seats in an election that has left...

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China says it tested missile-interception system

SHANGHAI: China has carried out a land-based missile interception test that “achieved its expected purpose,” the Defense Ministry said, describing it as defensive and not aimed at any country.China has been ramping up research into all sorts of missiles, from those that can destroy satellites in space to advanced nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles, as part of...

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Boy killed, three wounded in shooting after Washington concert In Another Shooting Incident

WASHINGTON: A 15-year-old boy was killed and three other people, including a police officer, were wounded in a shooting after a concert in Washington Sunday night, the local police chief said.The shooting was preceded by two other incidents which caused panic at the unpermitted “Moechella” concert celebrating Juneteenth, with several people injured while running away,...