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LAST_UPDATETue, 19 Jun 2018 9am

Local Officials Held Accountable Over Environmental Problems

BEIJING -- China has held hundreds of local officials accountable for environmental problems following the latest round of investigations by central inspectors, the Ministry of Environmental Protection said Monday.

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Monsoon Is Both A Pollution Pump And A Cleanser, Says Study

ISLAMABAD -- Like Janus, the Greek god, the South Asian monsoon has two faces, according to a report by researchers from Germany in the journal "Science", reports Associated Press of Pakistan (APP).

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Israeli Jets Strike 9 Targets In Gaza In Response To ‘Explosive Kites & Balloons’

Israeli Air Force jets have carried out a series of strikes on Gaza, reportedly destroying several Hamas military targets in retaliation to alleged arson attempts and “explosive kites and balloons” being launched at Israel.

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Brother-In-Law Of Spain's King In Jail For Embezzlement

Inaki Urdangarin

ROME -- The husband of Spanish Princess Cristina, Inaki Urdangarin, the king's brother-in-law, reported Monday morning to the jail of Brieva in Avila, reported Italian news agency, ANSAmed.

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Mexico: Gangs Cause Pepsi To Close Plant, 70 Jobless

MEXICO CITY -- PepsiCo recently closed the company's distribution center in southern Mexico to the dismay of soda-drinker in the Tierra Caliente region of Guerrero.

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Galapagos: Volcano Erupts After Series Of 9 Earthquakes

QUITO -- According to the Geophysical Institute (I) of the National Polytechnic School, the Galapagos' La Cumbre volcano – located on Fernandina island – erupted Saturday.

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Vietnam's Can Tho City Reels From Dengue Outbreak

CAN THO (Southern Vietnam) -- The Department of Health of the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho, a city in southern Vietnam, said there have been 213 cases of dengue fever in the city this year and 60 hotspots, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.

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Iran To Open Office In Saudi Arabia To Protect Iranian Hajj Pilgrims

TEHRAN -- Iran plans to open an office in Saudi Arabia to protect their Hajj pilgrims as thousands of Iranians travel to Mecca and Medina every year to perform Hajj pilgrimage, Iran's Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported.

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Venezuela Condemns Opposition Violence In Nicaragua

CARACAS -- The government of Venezuela Sunday strongly condemned the use of violence with political means by the Nicaraguan opposition, denouncing their intentions to “seize power by undemocratic means.”

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Guatemala Volcano Search Called Off Despite 200 Unaccounted For

GUATEMALA CITY -- The authorities on Sunday called off a search for the nearly 200 people missing since Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupted earlier this month, devastating the surrounding countryside.

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