ULAN BATOR -- Eight people and thousands of livestock animals were killed and thousands of homes were flooded as a heavy rain caused flash floods in some provinces of Mongolia on Friday and Saturday, the country's National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) reported on Tuesday.
"A total of eight people, including two children lost their lives due to the heavy rain-triggered floods in Umnugovi province in the south and Sukhbaatar province in the east on July 3," NEMA said in a statement. (Mongolia-Floods)
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VIENTIANE -- Laos reported 80 new confirmed cases of dengue fever countrywide, bringing the total number of infections to 2,564, with most of the cases occurring in Lao capital Vientiane.
Lao Ministry of Health reported in its press release on Tuesday that 2,564 people had been diagnosed with dengue fever and seven deaths had been recorded since January. (Laos-Dengue Fever)
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HONG KONG -- Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam said Tuesday the law on safeguarding national security in Hong Kong is conducive to the region's prosperity and stability and to the steady and sustained development of "one country, two systems."
The HKSAR government has moved swiftly to carry out follow-up work since the law took effect, Lam said at a press briefing. (Hong Kong-National security law)
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ISTANBUL -- The Turkish coast guard and police on Tuesday caught a total of 276 illegal migrants and eight human traffickers in a vessel off Turkey's Aegean shore, the coast guard announced on its website.
The coast guard teams, police forces, and anti-smuggling and organized crime units conducted a joint operation both from the sea and the land to catch the migrants off the western province of Izmir, the statement said. (Turkey-Migrants)