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03 Oct 2022, 02:05 GMT+10

MOSCOW -- Russia has registered 30,085 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 21,049,027, the official monitoring and response center said Sunday.

The nationwide death toll increased by 96 to 387,468, while the number of recoveries grew by 46,992 to 20,140,608, the center said. (Russia-COVID-19)

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WASHINGTON -- As of Saturday evening, more than 30 people have been reportedly confirmed dead in the United States due to Hurricane Ian, including 28 in the southeasternmost state of Florida.

Tallies from U.S. news houses are much higher, with the count of NBC News reaching 77 and CNN reporting 70. (US-Florida-Hurricane-Death Toll)

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MADRID -- At least four migrants have died as an inflatable boat was adrift about 278 km south of Gran Canaria, local media reported on Sunday.

A young man of 27 years from Cote d'Ivoire, the only rescued survivor so far, claimed that a total of 34 people were on board and that they had been at sea for nine days. (Spain-Accident)

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JERUSALEM -- Israel's Shin Bet internal security agency said on Sunday that six Arab citizens of Israel were arrested on suspicion of planning to carry out an attack in a high school on behalf of the Islamic State (IS).

The suspects, all residents of Nazareth, a mostly Arab city in northern Israel, formed a cell supporting the IS, according to a statement published by the Shin Bet and the police. (Israel-Arab Arrests-High School Attack Plan)

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