MELBOURNE, July 23 (Bernama) -- Breeder cattle, sheep and goats can now be exported to Egypt along with feeder and slaughter livestock following the finalisation of health certification requirements.

TOKYO, July 23 (Bernama) -- A food scandal involving Chinese meat supplier Shanghai Husi Food Co. Ltd. has spread to Japan with at least two companies halting sale of products supplied by the firm.

MEXICO CITY, July 23 (BERNAMA-NNN-EFE) -- The Mexican government expressed its "concern" over the decision by Texas authorities to send 1,000 National Guard troops to the border to help stem the massive arrival of undocumented child migrants from Central America.

HOUSTON (TEXAS,US), July 23 (BERNAMA-NNN-Xinhua) -- The U.S. state of Texas plans to send 1,000 National Guard troops to the border with Mexico in order to stem the influx of illegal immigrants and bolster border security, Governor of Texas Rick Perry said.

ADDIS ABABA, July 23 (Bernama) -- The Ethiopian government has vowed to eliminate child marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM) by 2025.

DENPASAR (Bali) July 23 (Bernama) - Bali's exports of bamboo handicraft products reached US$10.8 million in the first five months of the year, up from US$2.3 million in the same period last year.

HAVANA, July 23 (BERNAMA-NNN-Xinhua) -- Visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping and Cuban leader Raul Castro pledged here that the two countries will be long-term, staunch friends and partners to seek reciprocal cooperation.