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World Daily News – In Brief – Saturday 12/03/2022

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. REUTERS (CANADA)

WHO says it advised Ukraine to destroy pathogens in health labs to prevent disease spread

The World Health Organization advised Ukraine to destroy high-threat pathogens housed in the country’s public health laboratories to prevent “any potential spills” that would spread disease among the population, the agency told Reuters.

. AL JAZEERA (QATAR)

Air-raid sirens heard across most of Ukraine: Reports

Air-raid sirens were heard across most Ukrainian cities urging people to seek shelters, local media reports have said.

. NIKKEI ASIA (JAPAN)

India says it accidentally fired missile into Pakistan

India said on Friday it had accidentally fired a missile into Pakistan this week because of a “technical malfunction” during routine maintenance.

. AFRICA NEWS (AFRICA)

South Africa’s President Ramaphosa holds talks with Putin on Ukraine war

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday that his country has been asked to mediate in the Russia-Ukraine crisis.

. THE RIO TIMES (BRAZIL)

Bolsonaro confirms cabinet reshuffle due to presidential elections

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro confirmed on Thursday, March 10, that there would be a cabinet reshuffle in less than a month, as at least eight of his current 23 ministers have announced they will leave the government to participate in elections next October.

. EURONEWS (FRANCE)

Meeting of Turkish and Armenian foreign ministers a sign of improving relations

Turkey and Armenia have agreed to press ahead with efforts to establish diplomatic relations “without conditions” that could lead to reopening their borders for trade, their foreign ministers said on Saturday.

. XINHUA (CHINA)

Xi to attend closing ceremony of Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games

Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, will attend the closing ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games scheduled on the evening of March 13, at the National Stadium.

. TREND (AZERBAIJAN)

Azerbaijan is ready to host meeting between Ukraine and Russia – Assistant of Azerbaijan’s President

Azerbaijan is ready to host a meeting between Ukraine and Russia, Assistant of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Head of Foreign Policy Affairs Department of the Presidential Administration Hikmat Hajiyev said on the sidelines of the Diplomatic Forum in Antalya.