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DUBAI, Oct 13 (Bernama) -- The United Arab Emirates (UAE) said on Thursday that it has decided to end its non-resident ambassador mission to the North Korea (DPRK), China's Xinhua news agency reported, citing the Emirati state news agency WAM.


BUSAN, Oct 13 (Bernama) -- The Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) opened in the southern South Korean city of Busan on Thursday despite numerous issues threatening its status as Asia's largest film festival, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported.


UNITED NATIONS, Oct 13 (Bernama) -- United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday expressed his "deep regret" over the US decision to withdraw from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), China's Xinhua news agency reported.


TOKYO, Oct 13 (Bernama) -- Japan's agriculture ministry will start in fiscal 2018 an experiment for managing information on game meat in an integrated manner using information and communications technology, in order to help people eat such meat, or "gibier" in French, without concern, Japan's Jiji Press reported.


JERUSALEM, Oct 13 (Bernama) -- Israel on Thursday welcomed US pulling out of the UN's cultural organisation, announcing the Jewish state was considering a similar move due to the body's "anti-Israel" bias, China's Xinhua news agency reported.


PARIS, Oct 13 (Bernama) -- The Paris-based United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has "a critical action" in education, heritage protection and radicalisation fight, but it needs fresh initiative to regain confidence of all member countries after the United States' withdrawal, China's Xinhua news agency reported France's foreign ministry as saying on Thursday.


UNITED NATIONS, Oct 13 (Bernama) -- New latrines will be constructed in the Rohingya camps and settlements of Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar district to provide sanitation coverage to some 250,000 people, averting a major disease outbreak, China's Xinhua news agency reported the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) as saying on Thursday.