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  London, UK |BBC | Queen Elizabeth II, the UK’s longest-serving monarch, has died at Balmoral aged 96, after reigning for 70 years. Her family gathered at her Scottish estate after concerns grew about her health earlier on Thursday. The Queen came to the throne in 1952 and witnessed enormous social …

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Tension as British Queen put under medical supervision

London, UK | Xinhua | Queen Elizabeth II is under medical supervision at Balmoral, Scotland, after doctors became concerned for her health, Buckingham Palace said on Thursday. “Following further evaluation this morning, The Queen’s doctors are concerned for Her Majesty’s health and have recommended she remain under medical supervision,” Buckingham …

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Apple debuts iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max

San Fransisco, U.S. | Xinhua | Apple on Wednesday announced iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max powered by A16 Bionic, which feature the 48MP camera, Always-On display, Crash Detection, Emergency SOS via satellite, and new way to receive notifications and activities with Dynamic Island. The 48MP Main camera features …

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UNICEF warns of malnutrition crisis in Somalia as famine looms

Mogadishu, Somalia | Xinhua | The United Nations Children’s Fund, or UNICEF, has expressed concern about the malnutrition crisis in Somalia amid a looming famine. UNICEF Representative in Somalia Wafaa Saeed Abdelatef said disease outbreaks have spiked between January-July period, with at least 8,400 suspected cases of acute watery diarrhoea/cholera …

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Putin speaks on the need for a new world order

Putin: Western countries try to preserve old world order despite irreversible changes in int’l system Vladivostok, Russia | Xinhua |  Western countries are trying to preserve the old world order despite irreversible transformations happening in the system of international relations, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday during the plenary session …

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UN warns of looming famine in Somalia

Mogadishu, Somalia | Xinhua |  The United Nations’ top relief chief on Monday warned of a humanitarian crisis in drought-stricken Somalia, saying the country was on the brink of famine for the second time since 2011. Martin Griffiths, under-secretary-general for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, told a news conference …

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Frances Tiafoe knocks out Nadal

New York, USA | THE INDEPENDENT  & XINHUA |  Frances Tiafoe Monday become the youngest American to storm the US Open tennis quarterfinals since Roddick in 2004. He made his point by beating four-time US Open champion  Rafael Nadal 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. Tiafoe advances to his first-ever US Open quarterfinal. …

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Truss, 47, set to take over as UK’s next PM

London, UK | Xinhua | Liz Truss, foreign secretary of the United Kingdom (UK), has won the ruling Conservative Party’s leadership contest and will replace Boris Johnson as the country’s new prime minister. In the runoff, Truss beat her rival, former Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak by winning approximately …

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