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Mexican Markets Start Selling Marigolds for ‘The Day of the Dead’

On the outskirts of Mexico City, in the ancient region of Xochimilco which means “Flower Garden” in the Aztec language, Mexican marigolds or cempasuchiles are being prepared and transported by boat through water canals dating back to pre-Hispanic or pre-colonial times. Spanish. Marigold flowers are believed to be able to …

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2 Killed in a Laboratory Explosion at a University in China

Two people were killed and at least nine others injured in a laboratory explosion at the eastern China’s Nanjing Aeronautics and Astronautics University, state media said Monday. The explosion occurred Sunday (24/10) afternoon. Officials are investigating the cause of the explosion at the university’s Faculty of Materials Science and Technology, …

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Sultan of Brunei Opens Virtual ASEAN Summit

The head of ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations), Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah opened the group’s annual summit on Monday (25/10), through a speech broadcast on online. His opening speech at the virtual summit did not mention the exclusion of Myanmar’s top general but focused on issues of recovering from the …

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Mandatory PCR for Airplane Passengers to Anticipate Spike in Cases

JAKARTA (Mouab) — Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan answered the flood of criticism from various levels of society who objected to the implementation of the PCR test for air transportation modes. He said this policy was carried out to balance the relaxation carried out by …

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Australia Wants Facebook to Ask Parental Permission for Child Users

Australia plans to require social media platforms to seek parental consent for users under 16 to join or face a $7.5 million fine under a bill released Monday. This important piece of legislation will protect Australians online and ensuring that Australian privacy laws are properly safeguarded in the digital age, …

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Afghanistan to Face Severe Food Crisis

Despite being an agricultural country, Afghanistan has never been able to produce enough food for its people. This year’s lack of rainfall has worsened the country’s food security, forcing it to rely heavily on imports. Not only that. As the drought also affected its neighboring countries, Afghanistan was forced to …

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Tokyo Monitors Presence of Russian and Chinese Navy Ships

Japan said it was monitoring the sea and airspace around it Monday after five Russian naval vessels sailed through the Tsushima Strait. In mid-October, the Russian ships and five Chinese ships also crossed the strait. Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihiko Isozaki said in Tokyo that Russian ships were seen passing …

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Government Officials Arrested, Internet Cut Off, and Airports Closed

Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok is under house arrest in what appears to be a military coup, according to local TV reports. Citing family sources, news agencies Reuters reported that military forces raided the prime minister’s residence Monday morning. Four cabinet ministers and a civilian member of the ruling sovereign …

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Due to Security Act, Amnesty will Close Hong Kong Office

Amnesty International said Monday it would close its Hong Kong office because of the threats posed to staff by the national security law that China has imposed on the city. The decision ended the international human rights organization’s presence in Hong Kong for more than 40 years and came as …

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