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Toyota retained top auto seller in 2021

Japan’s Toyota retained its title as the top car seller of 2021, according to a press release on Friday. Toyota sold 10.5 million vehicles globally in 2021. The figure includes sales by its subsidiaries such as Daihatsu and Hino. The firm displaced its German rival Volkswagen’s position for the second …

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Oil prices rise almost 1% during the week ending Jan

Oil prices rose almost 1% during the week ending Jan. 28 mainly due to supply concerns as a result of geopolitical tensions from the escalating Russia-Ukraine crisis, OPEC’s failure to meet output quotas and increasing global demand despite ongoing COVID-19 resurgence. International benchmark Brent crude traded at $88.56 per barrel …

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Extensive damage from volcanic eruption in Tonga

Tonga’s government has confirmed three fatalities in its first official update since Saturday’s volcanic eruption and tsunami, adding that evacuation of some outlying islands has begun. In a statement on Tuesday, the prime minister’s office confirmed the deaths of a 65-year-old woman on Mango Island and a 49-year-old man on Nomuka Island, …

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UN concerned hate speech in Bosnia

The United Nations has voiced deep concern over hate speech and incitement to violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina and in Serbia, fearing inflammatory acts will escalate ahead of elections this year. The concern was raised on Friday over incidents during the celebrations of the national day of Bosnian Serbs on …

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Tsunami threat around the Pacific

The tsunami threat around the Pacific from a huge undersea volcanic eruption has began to recede, while the extent of damage to Tonga remained unclear. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said there had not yet been any official reports of injuries or deaths in Tonga, but cautioned that authorities …

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