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Flood Deaths in China Show Road Risks From Climate Change

At least four people died in a highway tunnel in central China that flooded at the same time as a subway tunnel after eight inches of rain fell in a single hour.

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Russia sends aid to Cuba after anti-government protests - Daily Times

Russia dispatched nearly 100 tonnes of humanitarian aid to Cuba, the defence ministry said Saturday, following unprecedented street protests over the communist country’s worst economic crisis in decades. The delivery directly ordered by President Vladimir Putin, it said. Two An-124 cargo planes carrying more than 88 tonnes of humanitarian support took off from a military […]

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China forces tutoring companies to go non-profit - Daily Times

China is forcing after-school tutoring companies to register as non-profits and banning classes on weekends and holidays, according to government documents published by state media Saturday. The new rules, aimed at reducing pressure on children, parents and teachers in China’s cut-throat education system, are a major blow to the country’s multi-billion-dollar private education industry. Chinese […]

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Afghan govt imposes night curfew to stem Taliban advance: official - Daily Times

Afghan authorities on Saturday imposed a night-time curfew across 31 of the country’s 34 provinces to curb surging violence unleashed by a sweeping Taliban offensive in recent months, the interior ministry said. “To curb violence and limit the Taliban movements a night curfew has been imposed in 31 provinces across the country,” except in Kabul, […]

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EGuinea blasts 'illegal' UK sanctions against president's son - Daily Times

Equatorial Guinea Saturday slammed as “unilateral and illegal” British sanctions against the son of the country’s veteran president, known for his wildly extravagant lifestyle, over corruption allegations. The UK on Thursday imposed sanctions on Teodorin Obiang, the vice president of the central west African country and the president’s son, for his involvement in the misappropriation […]

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Drone attacks Iraq base hosting US troops: coalition - Daily Times

A drone attack has been carried out on a military base in Iraqi Kurdistan that hosts American troops, without causing any casualties, the US-led coalition said Saturday. The attack comes with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi expected to meet US President Joe Biden in Washington on Monday to discuss a possible full US troop withdrawal […]

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At least 76 killed in India heavy monsoon rains: govt - Daily Times

At least 76 people have died in multiple monsoon-related accidents, Indian officials said Saturday, as heavy rains lashed the western state of Maharashtra, triggering landslides, flooding and a building collapse. “Torrential rainfall in various parts of the state often coinciding with high tides and also discharge from dams led to various regions… getting inundated thereby […]