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Philippines' Duterte attends ASEAN leaders meeting in Indonesia this week

MANILA, Oct 8 (Bernama) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will attend a day-long meeting of leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Bali, Indonesia on Thursday, Xinhua news agency quoted a Philippine diplomat as announcing on Monday.


Indian-controlled Kashmir holds civic polls

NEW DELHI, Oct 8 (Bernama) – For the first time in 13 years, Indian-controlled Kashmir is holding civic polls Monday amid tight security following a boycott call by separatists, according to Xinhua news agency.


US' Spacex launches satellite, makes first successful on-land landing

LOS ANGELES, Oct 8 (Bernama) -- US private spaceflight company SpaceX launched an Argentine Earth-observing satellite on a Falcon 9 rocket, and the booster made its first successful on-land landing at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Sunday.


Excessive stress, anxiety among major mental health problems in Brunei

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Oct 8 (Bernama) – Excessive stress and anxiety are the two major mental health problems identified in Brunei, says Mental Health Initiative and Drive (MHIND) project committee member, Siti Syamsiah, citing a study carried out in 2017.


Animal rights group urges Parisians to cease "massacre" of rats

PARIS, Oct 8 (Bernama) -- An animal rights group has launched a campaign in dozens of metro stations here, urging people to refrain from the "massacre" of rats amid the city's ongoing anti-rat movement.


Myanmar commission investigates human rights violation allegations

During her stay in Myanmar, Manalo, who was former Philippine deputy foreign minister, met with Myanmar Vice-President U Myint Swe, who is Chairman of the Investigation Commission for Maungtaw, Rakhine and was engaged in a dialogue with other related government officials on Rakhine.


Ghana: Government commits GH¢50 million to coffee production - Agriculture Minister

ACCRA, Oct 8 (BERNAMA-NNN-GNA) -- The Ghana Government has committed about GH¢50 million to embark on a program to grow and export coffee as a commercial crop, Agric Minister, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, said.