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64 killed in three-day monsoon rain spells across Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD, Aug. 11 (Net) -- At least 64 people were killed, and dozens of others were injured in heavy monsoon rain-triggered flash floods and different rain-related incidents, during the last three days in different regions of Pakistan, said a report from the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Sunday even-ing.
According to the report released by the NDMA, at least 19 children and nine women are among those who lost their lives in different rain-related incidents in areas...
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Aussie scientists make seawater drinkable using sunlight

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Sydney, Aug11 (Net) -- Australian researchers have developed a technology that can turn seawater safe to drink in less than 30 minutes by using only a high-tech filter and direct sunlight.
According to the Melbourne-based Monash University, the specially-designed filter is capable of generating...
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Nagasaki urges nuke ban on 75th anniversary of US A-bombing

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TOKYO (Net) — The Japanese city of Nagasaki on Sunday marked its 75th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing, with the mayor and dwindling survivors urging world leaders including their own to do more for a nuclear weapons ban.
At 11:02 a.m., the moment the B-29 bomber Bockscar dropped a...
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WHO adds Kazakhstan's corona-like pneumonia cases to COVID-19 statistics

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NUR-SULTAN, Aug. 9 (Net) -- The World Health Organization (WHO) has combined the PCR-negative pneumonia cases with clinical signs of COVID-19 infection in Kazakhstan into the total coronavirus tally on its website.
Since Aug. 1, Kazakhstan's Health Ministry has registered the pneumonia cases with...
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S Korea’s death toll from heavy rain rises to 30, with 12 missing

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SEOUL, Aug. 9 (Net) -- South Korea's death toll from heavy rain, which continued over the past seven days, rose to 30, with 12 missing and eight wounded as of 10:30 a.m. local time Sunday, according to the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasure Headquarters.
The torrential rain spread from...
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