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Canadian military to help fight Nova Scotia wildfires amid ‘unprecedented’ season
wildfires as the eastern province, like other parts of the country, faces a “dangerous” season this year.International firefighters are also coming into the country to help with Canada’s “unprecedented” wildfire situation with blazes in eight jurisdictions promoting the evacuation of tens of thousands of people.Federal ministers made the announcement at a news conference in Ottawa Thursday, expressing concern about the early onset of the wildfire season and the ongoing risks to Canadians.Nova Scotia is the second province to receive federal assistance for wildfires this year after Alberta, where a provincial state of emergency is in effect.Last night, we approved the Request for Federal Assistance from the Government of Nova Scotia for support with wildfire response efforts in the province, including @CanadianForces personnel and resources.— Bill Blair (@BillBlair) June 1, 2023“As of this morning, I can confirm that we have approved a request for assistance from the province of Nova Scotia that we received yesterday,” Blair said.Canadian Armed Forces will aid provincial emergency management officials with planning and coordination supports, ignition specialist personnel and equipment, and other firefighting resources.“These additional firefighting resources will be used to relieve firefighters who’ve been working tirelessly around the clock to protect communities right across Nova Scotia,” he said.In addition, more than 300 firefighters from the United States and South Africa are heading to Canada in the coming days.Federal officials say at least 100 U.S.
Sri Lanka, India abstain on UN resolution calling on Russia to make reparations to Ukraine - newsfirst.lk - China - Iran - India - Indonesia - Sri Lanka - Nepal - Israel - Pakistan - Russia - Bangladesh - Bhutan - South Africa - Cuba - Brazil - city Moscow - North Korea - Syria - Egypt - Belarus - Ukraine
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Sri Lanka, India abstain on UN resolution calling on Russia to make reparations to Ukraine
COLOMBO (News 1st) – Sri Lanka, India and several other countries abstained from voting on a draft resolution approved by the UN General Assembly that recognised that Russia must be responsible for making reparations to Ukraine.The draft resolution, ‘Furtherance of remedy and reparation for aggression against Ukraine’, introduced by Ukraine, was adopted on Monday (14) in the 193-member UN General Assembly by a recorded vote of 94 in favour, 14 against and 73 abstentions, including by India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brazil, Egypt, Indonesia, Israel, Nepal, Pakistan, South Africa and Sri Lanka.Those voting against the resolution were Belarus, China, Cuba, North Korea, Iran, Russia and Syria.General Assembly resolutions are non-binding, but they carry political weight.The resolution, co-sponsored by nearly 50 nations, recognised that Russia “must be held to account for any violations of international law in or against Ukraine, including its aggression in violation of the Charter of the United Nations, as well as any violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law, and that it must bear the legal consequences of all of its internationally wrongful acts, including making reparation for the injury, including any damage, caused by such acts.” In March, 141 members of the General Assembly voted to denounce Russia’s invasion, and 143 in October voted to condemn Moscow’s attempted annexation of parts of Ukraine. India had also abstained on those two votes.
Sri Lanka to host U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup 2024 - newsfirst.lk - Thailand - Sri Lanka - Nepal - Malaysia - Bangladesh - South Africa - Namibia - Zimbabwe
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Sri Lanka to host U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup 2024
 ICC – Top emerging talent will be heading to Sri Lanka in 2024 for the U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup, as the ICC Board announced host countries for U19 events between 2024 and 2027.Zimbabwe and Namibia, Malaysia and Thailand, and Bangladesh and Nepal are also set to host ICC U19 events between 2024 and 2027, after the ICC Board approved the plans.The ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup 2024 will be hosted by Sri Lanka while the 2026 edition will be staged in Zimbabwe and Namibia. The ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup 2025 will be held in Malaysia and Thailand, and the 2027 event will be jointly hosted by Bangladesh and Nepal.Cricket World Cup qualification pathwaysThe qualification pathway for the 14-team ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2027 was also confirmed with 10 teams set to gain automatic qualification. These 10 teams will include South Africa and Zimbabwe as Full Member hosts, and the next eight highest-ranked teams on the ICC MRF Tyres ODI Rankings on a date to be confirmed. The remaining four teams will qualify through the ICC CWC Global Qualifier series.The qualification pathway for the 10-team ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2024 was also approved. Eight teams will automatically qualify for the event, including the top three teams from each group at the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023, the host Bangladesh (if not in the top three of Group 1) and the next highest ranked teams on the MRF Tyres ICC T20I Rankings on 27 February 2023.
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