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Culture and tradition aplenty in upcoming 11th Latin American Festival

KUALA LUMPUR, June 18 (Bernama) -- The 11th Latin American Festival at Bukit Bintang (BB) Park, to take place on June 30, is expected to entice more city folks to experience the rich culture of Latin America.

Thailand, Malaysia should not take warm bilateral relations for granted - Former Envoy

BANGKOK,  June 18 (Bernama) – While Thailand and Malaysia enjoy cordial diplomatic relations since 1957, the two nations should not take the warm and close ties for granted, said a former Ambassador of Thailand to Malaysia.

China remains firmly committed to protect Iran nuclear deal - Foreign Minister

BEIJING, June 18 (Bernama) -- China remains firmly committed to protect the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), known as the Iran nuclear deal, including through cooperation with other signatories for the sake of Arak nuclear reactor modernisation, Sputnik news service reported, quoting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Tuesday.

Egypt's Morsi buried east of Cairo amid tight security

WASHINGTON, June 18 (Bernama) -- Egypt's first popularly elected president, Mohamed Morsi, was buried early Tuesday in the presence of only his family members and lawyers, reported Anadolu Agency, citing a source with his legal team.

Japanese company fighting plastic waste with wooden straws

TOKYO, June 18 (Bernama) -- A Japanese company has developed a wooden straw to join the global efforts to cut back on plastic waste, Jiji Press reported.

Brazil´s scandal-plagued Odebrecht company files for bankruptcy: Reports

MOSCOW, June 18 (Bernama) -- Brazilian construction company Odebrecht, involved in a corruption scandal, has filed for bankruptcy, reported Sputnik news agency, quoting media reports on Monday.

Two N Korean fishermen express desire to defect, two others sent back

SEOUL, June 18 (Bernama) -- Two of the four North Korean fishermen rescued from the East Sea last week expressed a desire to defect to South Korea, while the two others were sent back to the North according to their wishes, Yonhap news agency reported, quoting the South Korean unification ministry on Tuesday.