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Thailand aims to reduce use of ethanol, bio-diesel with advent of electric vehicles

BANGKOK, June 19 (Bernama) -- Thailand's Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency (DEDE) says it plans to lower local alternative fuel (ethanol and biodiesel) usage after the country's electric vehicles (EVs) for electric rail networks becomes established.


US, South Korean Foreign Ministers discuss next steps on Korean Peninsula issue

WASHINGTON, June 19 (Bernama) -- US State Department said on Monday that State Secretary Mike Pompeo and South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha have discussed next steps on the Korean Peninsula issue after the summit between leaders of the United States and North Korea, China's Xinhua news agency reported.


Mars to come closest to earth in 15 years

WASHINGTON, June 19 (Bernama) -- Mars will look bigger and brighter in the coming weeks than it has appeared in the last 15 years, according to NASA.


Two dead after shooting in Sweden's Malmo City, police rule out terrorism

STOCKHOLM, June 19 (Bernama) -- Swedish police said Tuesday that a shooting in the southern city of Malmo has resulted in the death of two people who sustained critical injuries during the incident, China's Xinhua news agency reported.


Myanmar Parliament votes down motion on death penalty for rape of minors

YANGON, June 19 (Bernama) -- Myanmar's House of Representatives (Lower House) has voted down a motion on death penalty for rape of minors, China's Xinhua news agency reported, citing the official Global New Light of Myanmar on Tuesday.


Monsoon is both a pollution pump and a cleanser, says study

ISLAMABAD, June 18 (Bernama) -- Like Janus, the Greek god, the South Asian monsoon has two faces, according to a report by researchers from Germany in the journal "Science", reports Associated Press of Pakistan (APP).


Brother-in-law of Spain's King in jail for embezzlement

ROME, June 18 (Bernama) -- The husband of Spanish Princess Cristina, Inaki Urdangarin, the king's brother-in-law, reported Monday morning to the jail of Brieva in Avila, reported Italian news agency, ANSAmed.