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23 Jan 2022, 02:05 GMT+10

ISLAMABAD -- Dozens of fishermen went missing after two boats capsized in the Arabian Sea near the country's southern Sindh province on Saturday, police officials and local reports said.

The boats carrying over 35 fishermen capsized in the Arabian Sea off Thatta's coastal area in the province, police in the area told local media, adding that five people have been rescued. (Pakistan-Boat-Capsize)

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SOFIA -- Rumen Radev took office for a second consecutive term as President of Bulgaria on Saturday after an inauguration ceremony held here in front of the Unknown Soldier Monument.

Parliament Speaker Nikola Minchev, Prime Minister Kiril Petkov, other state officials as well as foreign diplomats attended the event. (Bulgaria-President)

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DAMASCUS -- Five people were killed on Saturday by Turkish shelling in Kurdish-controlled areas of Syria's northern Raqqa province, a war monitor reported.

The tension is ongoing between Turkey and the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the Ayn Issa area in the countryside of Raqqa, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. (Syria-Turkey-Death)

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TEHRAN -- Iran does not consider an interim deal in ongoing negotiations in the Austrian capital of Vienna aimed to restore the 2015 nuclear deal, a source close to the Iranian negotiating team told Tasnim News Agency on Saturday.

"The Iranian team seeks to achieve a lasting and credible agreement," the source was quoted as saying. (Iran-Nuke Talks)

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