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Mura River becomes UNESCO biosphere reserve
Ljubljana, Sept. 3 (BNA): The newcomer among UNESCO’s biosphere reserves is the Mura River Biosphere Reserve, located in the eastern part of Slovenia.
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Selangor Sultan sets minimum marrying age
Kuala Lumpur, Sept. 3 (BNA): The Sultan of Selangor Sharafuddin Idris Shah has consented to recommendations made by the Selangor Islamic Religious Council (MAIS) and the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (JAIS) to streamline the minimum age requirement for marriage for both female and male Muslims in the state to 18 years.
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Moon to send special envoy to North Korea
Seoul, Sept. 1 (BNA): South Korean President Moon Jae-in will send a special envoy to North Korea next week to arrange his scheduled summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and also discuss ways to move forward the stalled denuclearization of the communist state, Seoul's presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said.
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S. Korea, Russia agree to install communication line
Seoul, Aug. 30 (BNA): South Korea and Russia have agreed to install a direct communication line between their air forces, Seoul's defense ministry said, raising hopes that it will help prevent the latter's violation of the Korea air defense identification zone (KADIZ).
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US will continue to support Saudi-led coalition: US official
Washington, Aug. 29 (BNA): The US will continue to support the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthi rebels in Yemen, US Defense Chief Jim Mattis told reporters Tuesday, affirming Saudi Arabia's sovereign right to defend itself.
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Efforts towards successful elections in DRC highlighted
New York, Aug. 28 (BNA): Kuwait said that working with the African Union (AU), the International Conference on the Great Lakes region and the development group in South Africa would contribute to success of elections in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
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Malaysia mulling soda tax to encourage healthy living
Kuala Lumpur, Aug. 27 (BNA): The Malaysian government is considering implementing a soda tax to encourage healthy living, said Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. He said the move is aimed at reducing sugar consumption, which is a cause of diabetes.
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Arab-Austrian Chamber to hold forum
Cairo, Aug. 27 (BNA): The 10th Arab-Austrian Economic Forum will be held by the Arab-Austrian Chamber in cooperation with the Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO).
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U.S. cuts more than $200 m in aid to Palestinians
Washington, Aug. 25 (BNA): The US Administration said on Friday that it had cancelled more than $200 million in aid for the Palestinians.
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Indonesian quake death toll rises to 555
Jakarta, Aug. 24 (BNA): The death toll from the strong earthquake that rocked Indonesia’s Lombok Island has risen to 555, with about 400,000 people are still homeless, Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB) announced.
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