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04 Mar 2021, 02:05 GMT+10

JUBA -- Ten people were killed in a commercial plane crash in South Sudan's Jonglei state on Tuesday evening, State Governor Denay Jock Chagor said Wednesday.

"It is with great shock to receive the news of the plane crash (HK-4274) of South Supreme Airline that happened on Tuesday, March 2 at around 5:05 p.m., local time at Pieri Airstrip in Uror County," Chagor said in a statement, adding all the passengers on board including two pilots succumbed to fatal injuries.

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MOSCOW -- A Russian expert has voiced his interest in China's economic and social development plans to be unveiled during the upcoming annual "two sessions."

Plans for the next five years will remain very ambitious and will be implemented under difficult conditions mainly due to the COVID-19 pandemic, said Andrei Vinogradov, head of the Center for Political Studies and Forecasting at the Institute of Far Eastern Studies under the Russian Academy of Sciences.

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WASHINGTON -- U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday called on Congress to target COVID-19 relief package based on the latest data, arguing that the economic situation has changed since the introduction of the plan.

"Since the introduction of the American Rescue Plan, we have learned that personal savings have grown substantially with Americans saving almost 3 trillion dollars since the pandemic began," Neil Bradley, U.S. Chamber of Commerce's executive vice president and chief policy officer, said in a statement.

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BRUSSELS -- Trade ministers of the 27 member states of the European Union (EU) are broadly positive about the EU's new trade strategy and the European Commission's commitment to open, fair and rules-based trade, European Commission Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis said Tuesday.

Addressing the media following a virtual meeting of the ministers, Dombrovskis stressed how the EU planned to rely on exports "more than ever" to help it bounce back from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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