Sat, 25 Jun 2022

FAIZABAD, Afghanistan -- Four people lost their lives and two others sustained injuries as a landslide hit a village in Afghanistan's northern Badakhshan province on Monday, provincial administration official Mawlawi Mohammad Akram Akbari said Tuesday.

The natural disaster took place in Sholar-e-Payen village of Yawan district on Monday evening, killing the four on the spot and injuring two others, said the official. (Afghanistan-Landslide)

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BANGKOK -- Thailand's economic recovery continued apace, with its gross domestic product (GDP) up 2.2 percent year on year in the first quarter, official data showed Tuesday.

The growth accelerated from a rise of 1.8 percent registered in the previous quarter, according to data released by the Office of the National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC). (Thailand-Economy)

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SYDNEY -- Australia's central bank has signaled that interest rates would continue to rise following its first rise in 12 years of 0.25 percent earlier this month.

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) said in its monthly board meeting on Tuesday that it had considered lifting the cash rate by 0.4 percent, indicating a recognition of the seriousness of inflation, which has tipped 5 percent in the nation. (Australia-Central Bank-Interest Rate)

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NEW DELHI -- India's COVID-19 tally rose to 43,125,370 on Tuesday, as 1,569 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours across the country, showed the federal health ministry's latest data.

Besides, 19 deaths from the pandemic registered across the country since Monday morning took the total death toll to 524,260. (India-COVID-19)

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