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Explorer finds plastic waste in record-setting sea dive

 American explorer Victor Vescovo set a new record for the deepest manned dive as he descended nearly 11 km to the bottom of the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean, but to his dismay he found plastic waste.

Plain of jars to become Laos' 3rd world heritage site: report

The Plain of Jars in central Laos' Xieng Khuang province is to be listed as the country's third World Heritage Site, reported Xinhua news agency, quoting a local daily Vientiane Times. 

San francisco becomes 1st US major city to ban facial recognition by gov't agencies

San Francisco Tuesday became the first major US city to prohibit facial recognition technology by government agencies in what advocates said aims to better protect people's privacy, reported Xinhua news agency.

China's Xiaomi unveils new innovative vending machine in India

Xiaomi, a Chinese electronics company headquartered in Beijing, announced a new innovative Mi Express Kiosk initiative in Bangalore in India, reported Xinhua news agency.

Era of EU political promises over: Iran's envoy

Iran’s Ambassador to London Hamid Baeidinejad described Iran’s decision to reduce its commitments under the JCPOA as serious, saying that the era of EU’s political promises is over and they should spend for it, the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported.

Chinese father donates part of small intestine to son

A 29-year-old man in China received a small intestine transplantation from his father, making him the 16th patient in the country to receive the surgery, Xinhua news agency reported, quoting a Chinese doctor.

President Duterte's allies win big in Senate elections

President Rodrigo Duterte’s allies are headed for a sweeping victory in the Philippines’ mid-term Senate elections, reported Vietnam news agency, citing the preliminary results of the Philippines’ Commission on Elections on Tuesday.????