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15 Sep 2021, 02:05 GMT+10

WASHINGTON -- COVID-19 infections have risen "exponentially" among children in the United States in the past two weeks, said a report published Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

"After declining in early summer, child cases have increased exponentially with nearly 500,000 cases in the past two weeks," the report said. (US-Coronavirus-Child Cases)

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TASHKENT -- Uzbekistan's Central Election Commission (CEC) has registered five candidates nominated by the country's five political parties for the upcoming presidential elections to be held on Oct. 24, the CEC said Tuesday.

The pre-election campaign for the presidential elections will start on Sept. 20, the CEC said in a statement. (Uzbekistan-Presidential Elections-Candidates)

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TRIPOLI -- The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Monday said that 184 illegal migrants were rescued off Libya's coast and returned to western Libya.

"184 persons were returned this evening to the Oil Refinery point in Azzawiya. Among them were 12 women and 6 children," UNHCR tweeted. (Libya-Migrants-Rescue)

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MOSCOW -- Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that he will observe self-isolation for a certain period of time in connection with the COVID-19 cases detected in his entourage.

Putin voiced his decision during a phone conversation with Tajik President Emomali Rahmon, the Kremlin said in a press release. (Russia-Putin-Quarantine)

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