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US-Mexico Border Wall Poses Environmental Risks: UN Official

MEXICO CITY -- US President Donald Trump's proposed border wall between the United States and Mexico would be an environmental "disaster," Xinhua news agency reported a United Nations (UN) official as saying.

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S Korea Picked To Establish UNESCO Documentary Heritage Centre

SEOUL -- South Korea said Tuesday it has been selected by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) to establish an institute for its documentary heritage register, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported.

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OIC To Cooperate With UNESCO In Protecting Cultural Heritage

KUALA LUMPUR -- The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has expressed its readiness to cooperate with UNESCO in combating intentional destruction and illegal trafficking of the cultural heritage in the countries affected by armed conflicts, which are crimes incited by destructive ideologies.

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Purge Of Saudi Princes, Businessmen Widens, Travel Curbs Imposed

Pic: ReutersRIYADH: A campaign of mass arrests of Saudi Arabian royals, ministers and businessmen expanded on Monday after a top entrepreneur was reportedly detained in the biggest anti-corruption purge of the kingdom’s affluent elite in its modern history.

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London Life Laid Bare In Rubbish Along The Thames

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LONDON: Bones, a moldy hot water bottle, a pair of rusty pliers and a pristine pair of women’s pants are among the eclectic cast-offs Reuters photographer Stefan Wermuth has found along the River Thames.

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EU To Discuss Tax Havens Blacklist After 'Paradise Papers' Leaks

Pic: ReutersBRUSSELS: European Union states will on Tuesday bring forward a discussion on plans for a tax havens’ blacklists after newly leaked documents revealed investments by wealthy individuals and institutions around the globe, officials said.

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Trump Praises Saudi Purge, Voices Confidence In King, Crown Prince

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WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday endorsed a move by Saudi Arabia’s future king that tightened his grip on power through the arrests of royals, ministers and investors in an anti-corruption purge.

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U.N. Warns Of Heat As Climate Talks Seek Action Despite Trump

Pic: ReutersBONN: This year will be among the three hottest on record, the United Nations said on Monday, as almost 200 countries started talks in Germany to bolster a global climate accord that the United States plans to quit.

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Philippines To Keep Wary Eye On New Chinese Dredger

Pic: ReutersMANILA: The Philippines expressed concern on Monday about China’s testing of a massive dredging ship, saying it would track its activities closely, despite Beijing’s assurances it would not develop areas where it has competing claims with Manila.

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Sister: Walmart Slaying Suspect Heard Voices After Drug Trip

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DENVER: The stepsister of a man charged with fatally shooting three people at a Colorado Walmart said he has been tormented by voices in his head since taking LSD nearly 30 years ago — an event she said radically changed his behavior and personality.

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