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Irakli Kobakhidze

Prime Minister of Georgia since 2024

Irakli Kobakhidze (pictured) succeeds Irakli Garibashvili as the prime minister of Georgia.

Irakli Kobakhidze is a Georgian constitutional scholar and politician, who has served as the 16th Prime Minister of Georgia since 2024.

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2024 Balochistan bombings

On the eve of the Pakistani general election, at least 28 people are killed and 40 injured in two Islamic State bombings targeting political campaign offices in Balochistan.

On 7 February 2024, twin bombings killed at least 28 people in Balochistan Province in Pakistan, targeting political campaign offices on the eve of the 2024 general election. At least 40 people were reported injured. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for both bombings, and said both attacks were carried out by motorbikes rigged with explosives.

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Sebastián Piñera

President of Chile from 2010 to 2014 and 2018 to 2022

Former president of Chile Sebastián Piñera dies in a helicopter crash at the age of 74.

Miguel Juan Sebastián Piñera Echenique was a Chilean businessman and politician who served as president of Chile from 2010 to 2014 and again from 2018 to 2022. The son of a Christian Democratic politician and diplomat, he studied business administration at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and economics at Harvard University. At the time of his death, he had an estimated net worth of US$2.7 billion, according to Forbes, making him the third richest person in Chile and the 1177th richest person in the world.

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2024 Chile wildfires

Forest fires in south-central Chile

Wildfires in the Valparaíso Region of Chile leave at least 131 people dead.

In February 2024, a series of wildfires broke out in Chile, affecting multiple regions including Valparaíso, O'Higgins, Maule, Biobío, and Los Lagos. The most severe incidents occurred in the Valparaíso Region as of 5 February 2024. The Chilean government labeled the fires as the country's worst disaster since the 2010 Chile earthquake, and declared a two-day national mourning period.

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Nangolo Mbumba

President of Namibia since 2024

Nangolo Mbumba succeeds Hage Geingob as president of Namibia, following the latter's death at the age of 82.

Nangolo Mbumba is a Namibian politician who is the fourth and current president of Namibia. He became president after the death of Hage Geingob, under whom he had served as the second Vice-president of Namibia from 2018 to 2024.

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