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PRAGUE -- Fifteen people died of flu in Czech Republic by the end of January during the current flu season, according to the data from the National Institute of Public Health (SZU) released here Friday.

There were 116 clinically serious infections requiring intensive care, said the SZU. (Czech-Flu-Death)

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OTTAWA -- A Canadian man who gunned down six people in a mosque in Quebec City in 2017 was sentenced to life in prison with no parole for 40 years, CTV reported on Friday.

Alexandre Bissonnette, 29, pleaded guilty in March last year to six counts of first-degree murder and six of attempted murder. He walked into the mosque at the Islamic Cultural Centre during evening prayers on Jan. 29, 2017 and opened fire. (Canada-Mosque Shooter-Sentence)

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MOSCOW -- Russia will not send representatives to join an observers' mission of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to monitor Ukraine's upcoming presidential election, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Friday, citing security reasons.

It said in a statement that Ukraine had refused to accredit Russian citizens, who were to arrive in Ukraine as part of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) mission to monitor the upcoming presidential election in Ukraine. (Russia-Ukraine-Election)

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DUBLIN -- British Prime Minister Theresa May arrived here on Friday night for talks with her Irish counterpart Leo Varadkar, local media RTE reported.

According to the report, May arrived at Farmleigh House, an official Irish state guest house in the western part of Dublin, at about 8:30 p.m. local time where she will hold a two-hour talk with Varadkar over a private dinner. (Ireland-Brexit) Enditem

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