SOFIA — Bulgarian President Rumen Radev signed a decree on holding of early parliamentary elections on March 26, his press office said in a statement on Tuesday.
Radev dissolved through the same decree the National Assembly with effect from Friday, the statement said. (Bulgaria-Radev-Election)
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ROME — The number of victims in the avalanche that crushed a ski resort last week has risen to at least 17, Italian media reported on Tuesday.
The official death toll had been updated to 14 by the Italian civil protection department coordinating rescue efforts on Tuesday morning. After that, at least three more bodies were pulled out from the ruins of the hotel throughout the day. (Italy-Avalanche-Death)
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RIO DE JANEIRO — At least 150 inmates broke out of a prison on Tuesday in Bauru, a city in Brazil’s southern state of Sao Paulo, following a riot that set fire to part of the prison.
According to the state’s prison administration agency, police succeeded in recapturing about 100 of the escapees. (Brazil-Prison-Escapee)
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ISLAMABAD — Seven people were killed and five others injured in separate rain-related accidents in Pakistan’s southwest Balochistan Province on Tuesday, local Urdu media reported.
The Balochistan government has issued a travel advisory, asking residents to avoid unnecessary traveling in some areas which are likely to be hit by flash floods. (Pakistan-Flood-Travel)
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GAZA — Israeli tanks stationed on the borders with central Gaza Strip struck an Islamic Hamas movement military post with shells after gunmen fired at Israeli army forces, security sources in Gaza said Tuesday.
The sources said that the shells hit a post that belongs to Hamas armed wing after the Israeli army announced that gunmen from Gaza fired at its forces patrolling the borderline area between central Gaza Strip and Israel. (Israel-Gaza-Hamas) Enditem

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