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8 involved in boat collision face smuggling charge - report

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Dec 11 (Bernama) -- Eight people involved in a boat collision in Brunei waters were charged with transporting contraband into Brunei.


US has no moral authority to judge Cuba on human rights

The Cuban FM demanded from the US Government and its Secretary of State, to lift the economic, trade and financial blockade, Washington has maintained over almost 60 years.


Nearly 6,000 Cuban doctors have arrived home from Brazil

HAVANA, Cuba, Dec 11 (BERNAMA-NNN-PRENSA LATINA) - After the arrivals of 409 Cuban medical professionals from Brazil on Sunday, nearly 6,000 doctors have already returned home, after assisting people in poor and remote communities.


Vital koala population could be "wiped out" by wild fire - preservationist

SYDNEY, Dec 11 (Bernama) -- A wildlife preservation society in Australia has voiced grave concern for a vital koala population on Tuesday, after a devastating wildfire tore through the township of Salamander Bay, 200km north of Sydney.


3 killed, 5 missing as boat capsizes in India

NEW DELHI, Dec 11 (Bernama) -- Three people were killed and five others reported missing after a boat ferrying them capsized in the Yamuna river located in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, police said Tuesday.


Eminent economist resigns from Indian PM's advisory arm

NEW DELHI, Dec 11 (Bernama) -- Eminent economist Surjit Bhalla Tuesday said he had resigned as member of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM) of India.


Ebola spreads further to urban communities in Congo

KINSHASA, Dec 11 (Bernama) -- The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is witnessing the spread of Ebola to major cities, according to international non-governmental organisation, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF, or Doctors without Borders), China’s Xinhua News Agency reported.