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    Swiss vote to boost pension payments: projection

    Swiss voters on Sunday accepted a proposal to significantly boost pension payments, projections showed, in a move hailed as "historic" by backers at a time when the country's ageing population faces ever-swelling living expenses.Another issue on the ballot Sunday, urging a gradual hike of the retirement age from 65 to 66, was meanwhile set to be rejected by three quarters of voters, gfs.bern projections showed.

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    Zelensky vows Ukrainian victory as death toll in Odesa strike hits 10

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Sunday called for the world to help Kyiv defeat "Russian evil" as the death toll from a Russian drone strike on Odesa rose to 10, including three young children.Ukrainian children are Russia's military targets," Zelensky said on Sunday in a post on Telegram.

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    New $1 Million Ad Casts Gas Stoves In ‘Toxic’ Reality TV Role: ‘We’re All Cancer!’

    The fictional parody was created as part of a new environmental campaign against using natural gas for cooking and heating.

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    Indian farmers plan march on Delhi in call for higher crop prices

    Indian farmers plan to march to the capital New Delhi on Wednesday as they push their demands for higher crop prices, a protest leader said, after several rounds of failed talks. Farm union leaders are seeking guarantees of state support or a minimum purchase price for farmers' produce. "On March 6, farmers will come to Delhi from all over the country by train, bus and air," protest leader Jagjit Singh Dallewal told reporters.

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    Super Tuesday to test resurgent crypto industry's political might

    The burgeoning cryptocurrency industry is jumping into the 2024 U.S. election, spending millions of dollars in Super Tuesday primary contests in California, Alabama and Texas to boost crypto-friendly candidates and defeat those pushing for more regulation. Brand new industry super PACs, or independent fundraising groups, Fairshake, Protect Progress and Defend American Jobs, backed by funds from Coinbase and the Winklevoss twins have spent at least $13 million in Tuesday's primary races, accordi

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    Shehbaz Sharif voted in as Pakistan's prime minister for second time

    Shehbaz Sharif was voted in on Sunday as Pakistan's prime minister for a second time, presiding over a shaky alliance that has shut out followers of jailed opposition leader Imran Khan.- Trio of crises - Sharif, 72, first served as prime minister in 2022 at the head of a strikingly similar alliance which ousted Imran Khan, a former cricket star.

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    Palestinian leader Abbas to visit Turkey next week

    Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas will visit Turkey next week for talks about the Gaza war and reconciliation efforts between Palestinian factions, the Turkish foreign minister said on Sunday.Fidan confirmed that Abbas would visit the Turkish capital Ankara on Tuesday at the invitation of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a vocal advocate of the Palestinian cause.

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