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North Korea: Kim Jong-un declares Covid outbreak a ‘great disaster’

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North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, has declared the country’s first Covid-19 outbreak a “great disaster” as it reported 21 more deaths. State media said 174,440 people were newly found with fever symptoms on Friday al...

North Korea admits to Covid outbreak for first time and declares ‘severe national emergency’

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North Korea has declared a “severe national emergency” after confirming its first outbreak of Covid-19, prompting its leader, Kim Jong-un, to vow to quickly eliminate the virus. State media reported on Thursday that a...

Firefighters slow advance of New Mexico blaze as Biden declares disaster

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Firefighters in New Mexico have slowed the advance of the largest wildfire currently burning in the US, as Joe Biden declared the situation a disaster, bringing new resources to remote stretches of New Mexico that hav...

Sri Lanka president declares public emergency after protests against economic crisis

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Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa has declared a nationwide public emergency, following violent protests over the country’s worst economic crisis in decades. Rajapaksa said in a government gazette notification l...

Ethiopian government declares Tigray truce to let aid in

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Ethiopia’s government has declared an immediate truce with rebellious Tigrayan forces to allow aid into the war-ravaged northern province. A spokesperson for the Tigrayan forces did not respond to a request for commen...

Russia declares interest in hosting Euro 2028 or 2032 despite football ban

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Russia has made a late bid to host the men’s European Championship in 2028, despite currently being banned from competing in international football. The UK and Republic of Ireland had hoped to have an uncontested run ...

US declares Myanmar army committed genocide against Rohingya

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The US has declared Myanmar’s mass killing of the Rohingya Muslim population to be a “genocide”. The secretary of state, Antony Blinken, made the announcement at the Holocaust Memorial Museum. “The United States has c...

Russia declares war on Ukraine: what we know so far – video report

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Russian forces have started an invasion of Ukraine on the orders of Vladimir Putin, who announced a “special military operation” at dawn amid warnings from world leaders that it could spark the biggest war in Europe s...

Russia invades Ukraine as Putin declares war to ‘demilitarise’ neighbour

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Russian forces have unleashed an attack of Ukraine on the orders of Vladimir Putin, who announced a “special military operation” at dawn, amid warnings from world leaders that it could spark the biggest war in Europe ...

Ukraine declares state of emergency and urges citizens to leave Russia

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Ukraine has declared a state of emergency, mobilised reserves and told nearly 3 million of its citizens to leave Russia, as the US warned that Vladimir Putin had assembled almost 100% of the forces needed to launch a ...

Ontario declares state of emergency, threatening fines and jail time to end blockade

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The province of Ontario has invoked a state of emergency and says it will use the threat of hefty fines, jail time and vehicle licence seizures to end a blockade that has crippled trade between Canada and the United S...

Covid live news: Canadian capital declares state of emergency over protests; Vietnam reopens schools after year-long closure

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Residents furious as protesters opposed to Covid-19 restrictions paralyse Ottawa; more than 17 million Vietnamese students due to return to school

Ottawa declares state of emergency as Canada trucker protest paralyses city

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The mayor of Canada’s capital declared a state of emergency Sunday and a former US ambassador to Canada said groups in the US must stop interfering in the domestic affairs of America’s neighbour as protesters opposed ...

American Red Cross declares ‘national blood crisis’ amid pandemic shortage

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The American Red Cross has declared a “national blood crisis” as the US faces its worst blood shortage in over a decade, predominantly due to a drop in blood drives as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. “In recent wee...

Kazakhstan president declares state of emergency after rare outbreak of unrest

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Kazakhstan’s president has declared a state of emergency in large parts of the country, as authorities struggled to respond to a rare outbreak of unrest. Sparked by rising fuel prices, protests began in the west of th...

Colorado wildfire: up to 1,000 buildings destroyed as Biden declares disaster

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Up to 1,000 buildings may have been destroyed in the record wildfire that swept through a Colorado area abutting the Rocky Mountains, as Joe Biden declared the situation a disaster and experts warned that the climate ...

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