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UNITED NATIONS -- United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday strongly condemned the previous day's suicide attack at a district administrative building in Afghanistan's province of Nangarhar. (UN-Guterres-Afghanistan-Attack)

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NEW YORK -- A single engine seaplane crashed into a pier on the Long Island Sound in Queens of New York City on Sunday afternoon, according to the New York City Fire Department (FDNY).

Three seriously injured passengers were removed from the wreckage and transported to local hospitals, said the FDNY via Twitter. (US-Plane crash)

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MOSCOW -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Armenian counterpart Zohrab Mnatsakanyan held a telephone conversation on Sunday, discussing the situation in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

"The Russian side expressed concern over the increase in casualties among the civilian population. The need for an early ceasefire was noted," it said. (Russia-Armenia-Nagorno-Karabakh)

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Wildfires burning this year in the U.S. state of California have blackened over 4 million acres (16,187 square km) of land as of Sunday, more than double the previous record set two years ago, according to the update by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire).

Since the beginning of the year, there have been over 8,200 wildfires. The total number of fatalities statewide is 31 and over 8,454 structures have been destroyed, Cal Fire said on Sunday. (US-California-Wildfire)

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KHARTOUM -- The Sudanese government and armed groups on Sunday promised that they will implement all items of their final peace deal without delay.

This promise came at the first meeting between the Sudanese government and armed groups in Juba, capital of South Sudan, a day after the signing of the final peace deal. (Sudan-Peace deal-Implementation) Enditem

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