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3 Feb
Twenty-six people died on Wednesday (February 2) after lightning struck a high-tension power cable on the outskirts of the Congolese capital Kinshasa, causing it to snap and fall on houses and a market, the authorities said. The victims included 24 women and two men, and another two people were seriously injured, Prime Minister Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde told reporters during a visit to the market.
21 Aug 2021
New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announces that the country is heading for a three-day lockdown after identifying a single case of locally transmitted Covid-19 suspected to be the Delta variant. New Zealand had not recorded any infections in the community for six months.
2 May 2021
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announces his resignation while retaining interim duties, formalising a parliamentary vote to be held June 20 in an effort to defuse a political crisis sparked by last year's war with Azerbaijan.
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