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MOSCOW -- Russia held a military parade on the Neva River in St. Petersburg, the country's second largest city, to celebrate its Navy Day on Sunday.

About 4,000 sailors, more than 50 ships, boats and submarines, as well as 48 naval aviation airplanes and helicopters participated. (Russia-Military Parade-Navy Day)

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MAIMANA, Afghanistan -- Five Taliban militants were killed and a key commander, Mufti Ismael, sustained injury as a mine blast struck their car in Afghanistan's northern Faryab province on Sunday, police said.

"Taliban key commander Mufti Ismael after attending a Taliban commanders' meeting in Shirin Tagab district this afternoon were going somewhere when a mine blast targeted his car killing five of his bodyguards and injuring him," a statement of the Faryab police said. (Afghanistan-Taliban-Mine Blast)

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MOSCOW -- Russia recorded 24,072 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 6,126,541, the official monitoring and response center said Sunday.

The nationwide death toll grew by 779 to 153,874, while the number of recoveries increased by 18,678 to 5,490,634. (Russia-Coronavirus)

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AMMAN -- The Jordanian government on Sunday ordered an investigation into a power outage incident that caused at least one death late Saturday at a private hospital rented by the government to treat COVID-19 patients here.

The investigation aims to reveal the causes of the power outage and the death case reported afterward, and the impartiality and integrity of the probe results will be ensured, said Minister of State for Media Affairs Sakher Dudin in a statement. (Jordan-Power Outage-Investigation)

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