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World Daily News – In Brief – Saturday 16/04/2022

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. REUTERS (CANADA)

Ukraine says 2,500-3,000 of its troops killed in war, no count of civilian deaths

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said about 2,500 to 3,000 Ukrainian troops have been killed in seven weeks of war with Russia and about 10,000 have been injured.

. THE GUARDIAN (UK)

South Africa flooding death toll nears 400 as rescuers search for missing

South African police, army and volunteer rescuers have widened the search for dozens still missing five days after the deadliest storm to strike the city of Durban in living memory as the death toll rose to nearly 400.

. AL JAZEERA (QATAR)

China holds military exercises as US legislators visit Taiwan

China has said it held military drills around Taiwan, as a group of United States lawmakers visited the self-ruled island in a show of support that Beijing slammed as “deliberately provocative”.

. FINANCIAL TIMES (UK)

Joe Biden resumes oil and gas leases on federal land

White House reverses climate change initiative under pressure to reduce high petrol prices

. THE RIO TIMES (BRAZIL)

Strike by Argentine truck drivers paralyzes food exports

The strike by grain and derivatives truckers in Argentina, who demand for the fourth consecutive day better rates amid rising diesel prices, has paralyzed food exports, agricultural sources warned on April 14.