On Thursday, 26 August, a fire broke out in the warehouses of a military unit in the south of Kazakhstan, which provoked a series of ammunition explosions.
A senior Chinese diplomat said on Tuesday that the labs of Fort Detrick and the University of North Carolina (UNC) in the United States should be subject to "transparent investigation with full access" for the origins tracing of COVID-19.
Charlie Watts, drummer of the legendary rock band The Rolling Stones, has died at the age of 81. This was announced by the official representative of the musician Bernard Doherty. Sad news soon appeared on the team’s Twitter page.
The Commonwealth of Independent States is developing a draft statement on the protection of the electoral rights of citizens and guarantees of the electoral sovereignty of states. The document was discussed at a meeting of the expert group today in an online format, BelTA learned from the press service of the CIS Executive Committee.
The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) proposes to develop a single electronic platform for the exchange of legal information. The draft concept for the creation of the platform was considered today by experts from the Commonwealth countries at an online meeting. This was reported by the press service of the CIS Executive Committee.
On 13 August, Japan recorded another daily maximum of infections - 20,293 cases
The death toll due to the earthquake in Haiti has increased to almost 1,300 people, TASS reports with reference to Agence France-Presse.
The death toll from floods in northern Turkey has increased to 27, Reuters reported.
Preparations for the construction of Unit 4 are underway at the site of Akkuyu NPP, the first nuclear power plant in Turkey. The works are carried out in accordance with the Limited Work Permit (LWP) issued by the Nuclear Regulatory Authority of the Republic of Turkey on June 30, 2021.
According to the World Health Organization, the number of people infected with coronavirus infection in the world is more than 199 million 466 thousand, of which more than 4 million 244 thousand people have died (as of 18:44 CET on 4 August 2021).