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03 May 2021, 02:18 GMT+10

ULAN BATOR -- The ruling Mongolian People's Party (MPP) on Sunday nominated Ukhnaa Khurelsukh, chairman of the party and former prime minister, as its candidate for the presidential election on June 9.

Khurelsukh was unanimously chosen during the MPP's conference held here on Sunday. (Mongolia-Ruling Party-Election)

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JERUSALEM -- The Israel Defense Forces on Sunday announced that the number of active COVID-19 cases among soldiers has dropped to zero.

This is the first time that there have been no active coronavirus cases in the Israeli army since the first case was detected in the country. (Israel-COVID-19-Army)

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WASHINGTON -- The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft carrying four Crew-1 astronauts parachuted to a splashdown off the coast of Florida early Sunday, completing a six-month mission to the International Space Station.

The spacecraft, named Resilience, splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida at 2:56 a.m. Eastern Time (0656 GMT) Sunday. (US-Space Mission)

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TOKYO -- The number of COVID-19 patients with severe symptoms hit a record 1,050 across Japan on Sunday, according to the latest figures from the health ministry and local authorities.

The previous record was 1,043 on Jan. 27 when several prefectures were under the second state of emergency over the coronavirus. (Japan-COVID-19-Severe Symptom)

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