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WASHINGTON -- The United States registered over 100,000 daily COVID-19 cases on Friday, the highest record since early February this year.

A total of 101,171 new cases were reported across the country on Friday, according to the data updated Saturday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (US-Coronavirus-Variant)

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DAMASCUS -- A deal to end the recent flared up tension in Syria's southern province of Daraa was reached on Saturday under a Russian mediation, a war monitor reported.

The deal will see an end to the military showdown in Daraa, where the army and local armed men have been engaged in heavy battles over the past few days, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. (Syria-Russian mediation)

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LIMA -- The government of new Peruvian President Pedro Castillo will implement an economic policy that will promote private and public investment, Economy and Finance Minister Pedro Francke said on Saturday.

According to Francke, one of the new government's priorities will be job creation, after the COVID-19 pandemic caused around 2.2 million Peruvians to lose their jobs. (Peru-Economy-New government)

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MOSCOW -- A Su-35S fighter suffered an engine failure in the Khabarovsk Territory in Russia's Far East, while the pilot ejected safely, the Russian Defense Ministry said Saturday.

"On July 31, 2021, during scheduled training flights in the Khabarovsk Territory, a Su-35S fighter jet suffered an engine failure," the ministry's Zvezda broadcasting service reported. (Russia-Plane crash) Enditem

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