LIMA -- The Peruvian government has declared a 90-day environmental emergency in the coastal area of Lima which has been affected by a recent oil spill, the Ministry of the Environment said on Saturday.
The government has called it one of the "most important ecological disasters" on the coast in recent years. (Peru-Oil Spill-Environmental Emergency)
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WELLINGTON -- New Zealand will move to Red Light settings from Sunday, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said at an unscheduled media conference.
According to the Red Light settings under the COVID-19 Protection Framework, gatherings will be limited to 100 people in places where COVID-19 vaccine passports are used. (New Zealand-Omicron-Updates)
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HERAT -- At least seven civilians, including four women, were killed and nine others wounded when a bomb blast hit a minibus in Herat city, capital of Afghanistan's western Herat province, on Saturday, a provincial official said.
"Seven dead and nine wounded were admitted to Herat Regional Hospital following a bomb blast in Herat city Saturday evening," Harif Jalali, physician-in-chief of the hospital, told Xinhua. (Afghanistan-Blast-Casualties)