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Cyclone Seroja Death Toll In East Nusa Tenggara Rises To 84

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JAKARTA, April 5 — Mud floods, landslides and strong winds due to Cyclone Seroja in East Flores, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia have claimed 84 lives as of tonight.

The death toll is feared to continue to rise as many victims are still reported missing, and believed to buried deep under the landslides and mud floods.

Indonesian National Board For Disaster Management (BNPB) chief Doni Monardo in an online press conference tonight said search and rescue teams who began entering the affected area today were tracking down victims and residents who were still trapped.

The extreme weather over the past three days has also resulted in the destruction of over 700 houses, besides causing severe damage to public facilities as well as power and communications outages.

Doni said the authorities were still gathering the necessary data, and as of 8 pm tonight, a total of 84 people were confirmed dead, while another 71 were still reported missing.

A total of 10 districts, namely, East Flores, Central Malaka, Lembata, Ngada, Akar, East Sumba, Rote Ndao, Sabu Raijua, South Central Timor and Ende, as well as the city of Kota Kupang have been severely affected by the cyclone.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo in a press release via the presidential secretariat’s official Youtube channel today ordered all aid agencies as well as the police and army to head to the location to initiate search and rescue missions immediately.

Sources: BERNAMA

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Cristiano Ronaldo Gesture Causes Coca-Cola To Loss A Total of $4 Billion

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Cristiano Ronaldo caused Coca-Cola’s market value to suffering a $ 4 billion loss after his actions at a press conference yesterday. The Portuguese footballer, who scored two goals late in the game in a 3-0 win over Hungary today, advised people to drink plain water when confronted by the media yesterday.

During the press conference, the Juventus striker set aside two bottles of Coke on his desk at a press conference ahead of the meeting with Hungary.

Coca-Cola’s share price reportedly plummeted from $ 56.10 to $ 55.22

Coca-Cola has issued a statement in response to Ronaldo’s actions when stating ‘everyone is entitled to their drink preferences’ and that everyone has different ‘tastes and needs’.

A spokesman for the drink said: “Players are offered water, alongside Coca-Cola and Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, on arrival at our press conferences.”

The 36 -year -old is indeed on a strict diet and is known to avoid consuming too much sugar to maintain his physique as he gets older. To help maintain his incredible physique, Ronaldo will eat up to six clean meals a day.

Sources: The Athletic

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2022 World Cup/2023 Asian Cup Qualifiers Standings

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KUALA LUMPUR, June 16  — Following is the final Group G standings of the 2022 World Cup/2023 Asian Cup Joint Qualifiers after today’s matches.

Group G

P W D L F A Pts
UAE 8 6 0 2 23 7 18
Vietnam 8 5 2 1 13 5 17
MALAYSIA 8 4 0 4 10 12 12
Thailand 8 2 3 3 9 9 9
Indonesia 8 0 1 7 5 27 1

Sources: BERNAMA

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Uganda Gets First Woman Prime Minister

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KAMPALA, June 15 — Uganda on Monday named the country’s first woman prime minister, reported Anadolu Agency.

Robinah Nabbanja, 52, has been officially approved by parliament to work as prime minister for the next five years.

Nabbanja was appointed by President Yoweri Museveni.

In her acceptance speech, Nabbanja said: “I thank God for what he has done for me. I thank fellow members of Parliament (MPs) for accepting me to become an MP without even debating on me.”

She vowed to ensure that all ministers and members of parliament attend parliament sessions.

She also urged the public to adopt measures against COVID-19 as she wants to work with healthy people.

Sources: BERNAMA

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