BUCHAREST -- Romanian and Hungarian foreign ministers met on Tuesday to improve bilateral relations of trust and mutual respect.
"Romania is deeply interested in moving away from a logic of defiance and confrontation and we propose to create the premises for shaping a constructive, modern, civilized, pragmatic, European Romanian-Hungarian relationship," Romanian Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu told a joint press conference after meeting with his Hungarian counterpart, Peter Szijjarto. (Romania-Hungary-FM-Ties)
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TOKYO -- An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.2 on Wednesday struck off the Miyakojima Island region of Okinawa Prefecture in Japan, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA).
The temblor occurred at around 6:19 p.m. local time, with its epicenter at a latitude of 24.8 degrees north and a longitude of 125.4 degrees east, and at a depth of 50 km. (Japan-Quake)
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DHAKA -- Bangladesh confirmed 22 more fatalities from the COVID-19 Wednesday, bringing the country's death toll to 544.
Nasima Sultana, a senior health ministry official, told an online media briefing in Dhaka that "1,541 new COVID-19 positive cases and 22 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours across Bangladesh."
She said the number of confirmed infections in the country totaled 38,292. (Bangladesh-COVID-19-Cases)
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SANAA -- Yemen's defense minister escaped a ballistic missile attack on his ministry's headquarters in the central province of Marib late on Tuesday, local government security officials said.
The attack targeted a meeting attended by Defense Minister Mohammed al-Maqdashi and other military commanders in the Defense Ministry's headquarters in Sahn al-Jin camp. (Yemen-Houthis)