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TEHRAN -- Five people were killed and at least 41 others injured on Wednesday in a collision between a bus and eight sedans on an intercity road in Iran's northern province of Mazandaran, IRIB news agency reported.

The deadly incident occurred in Savadkuh County in the morning as the bus with malfunctioning brakes veered off the course and ran into eight sedans in the opposite lane before halting on an emergency escape ramp, IRIB quoted Mazandaran's Traffic Police Chief Yadollah Jahantab as saying. (Iran-Traffic Collision)

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KIEV -- The Ukrainian parliament on Wednesday approved legislation to appoint Rustem Umerov as the country's new defense minister, lawmaker Yaroslav Zheleznyak said.

Umerov's nomination, which was submitted by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, was supported by 338 lawmakers in the 450-seat assembly, Zheleznyak said in a post on Telegram. (Ukraine-Defense Minister)

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CAIRO -- At least four people were killed and five others wounded on Wednesday in a building collapse in Egypt's capital Cairo, the state-run Ahram newspaper reported.

All residents in the collapsed four-storey building, located in north Cairo's Hadaeq El-Qubbah district, belong to the same family. (Egypt-Collapse)

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ISTANBUL -- Fierce rainstorms have lashed Türkiye's largest city Istanbul, leaving at least two dead and 12 injured, the governor's office said on Wednesday.

The downpour began in the city's northern region at around 9 p.m. local time (1800 GMT) on Tuesday. (Türkiye-Rainstorm) Enditem

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