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World Daily News – In Brief – 23/01/2023

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REUTERS

Pakistan suffers major power outage after grid failure

Tens of millions of people in Pakistan were left without electricity on Monday, the power ministry said, reporting a second “major breakdown” of the national grid

NIKKEI ASIA

Kishida says Japan on ‘brink’ of social dysfunction as births fall

Prime minister pledges ‘unprecedented countermeasures’ for child-rearing support

AL JAZEERA

Russian warship to join drills with China, South Africa navies

A Russian warship armed with hypersonic cruise weapons will take part in exercises with the Chinese and South African navies in February, according to Russia’s state-owned TASS news agency.

THE RIO TIMES

Peruvian government closes entrance to Machu Picchu for security due to protests in the country

The government of Peru on Saturday ordered the closure of access to Machu Picchu, an important tourist site, for security reasons due to the protests that have plagued the country since the ousting of Pedro Castillo, the country’s elected president, after a failed coup attempt in December last year.

BAHA

Brazil, Argentina’s leaders to talk common currency

Argentina’s President Alberto Fernandez and his Brazilian counterpart Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva announced on Sunday that the two governments plan to start creating a common South American currency during the CELAC summit in Buenos Aires.

EURONEWS

Turkey’s Erdogan announces elections will be held on May 14

Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced May 14 as the date for the country’s next parliamentary and presidential elections, confirming that Turkish voters will head to the polls a month earlier than he had previously flagged.