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Samoa to declare itself confessional state amid criticism

Bangkok desk, Jun 28 (efe-epa).- The small island nation of Samoa is set to declare itself as the first confessional state in the Pacific, stating in the...

Republican divisions force postponement of healthcare bill vote

Washington, Jun 27 (efe-epa).- US Senate Republicans on Tuesday found themselves forced - due to internal divisions - to postpone a vote on the...

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94 percent of Spain's population breathes contaminated air, ecologists say

Madrid, Jun 27 (efe-epa).- About 44 million people in Spain _ 94 percent of the population _ were last year exposed to levels of pollution exceeding World...

EU Court of Justice: Catholic Church tax exemptions may be unlawful state aid

Brussels, Jun 27 (efe-epa).- Tax exemptions for the Catholic Church in Spain may constitute unlawful state aid if granted in relation to economic...

Australian population is aging, more diverse and less religious: census

Bangkok Desk, June 27 (efe-epa).- The Australian population is aging, more ethnically diverse and less religious than in the past, according to the 2016...

Senate healthcare reform bill would leave 22 mn without coverage

Washington, Jun 26 (efe-epa).- The healthcare reform bill being discussed by the US Senate would leave 22 million people without medical insurance by 2026,...

Trump hails high court decision as victory for US security

Washington, Jun 26 (efe-epa).- President Donald Trump on Monday hailed the Supreme Court decision to allow the entry into force of some portions of his...

UNWTO looks to eliminate carbon footprint created by tourism

Astana, Jun 26 (efe-epa).- The tourism industry must reduce its carbon footprint to zero while learning to survive rising sea levels, desertification,...

Bad diets, health habits, too much sugar cause dental problems worldwide

Mexico City, Jun 26 (efe-epa).- Bad diets, health habits and the consumption of sugary and acidogenic foods are part of the reason why 70 to 90 percent of...

Supreme Court agrees to review rulings on Trump's travel ban

Washington, Jun 26 (efe-epa).- The US Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear the Trump administration's appeals of lower court rulings blocking a travel ban...

Rainbow flag installed at Madrid City Hall for World Pride celebrations

Madrid, Jun 26 (EFE).- Madrid's mayoress on Monday oversaw the affixing of a huge rainbow flag made of 100,000 ribbons and crafted by residents and visitors...

Muslims in South Asia celebrate end of Ramadan with Eid al-Fitr festival

Kathmandu, Jun 26 (efe-epa).- Followers of Islam across the countries of South Asia Monday celebrated the Eid al-Fitr festival marking the end of the holy...

Australia's Great Barrier Reef valued at $42 billion

Bangkok Desk, Jun 26 (efe-epa).- Australia's Great Barrier Reef is worth AU$56 billion (around $42 billion) and supports 64,000 jobs, making it critical to...

Firefighters receive reinforcements as Spain wildfire rages on

Moguer (Spain), Jun 26 (efe-epa).- Firefighting teams battling a wildfire near Huelva in southwestern Spain received reinforcements early Monday as work to...

New York celebrates annual Gay Pride Parade

New York, USA, Jun 25 (efe-epa).- With rainbow banners, activist posters, and fancy costumes, tens of thousands of people marched on Sunday in the gay pride...

Huge gay pride parade staged in Big Apple

New York, Jun 25 (efe-epa).- Tens of thousands of people participated in - and viewed - the iconic LGBT Pride March this year in New York City on Sunday,...

Chile's Karukinka Natural Park offers visitors opportunity to explore

Timaukel, Chile, Jun 25 (efe-epa).- Karukinka Natural Park, which sprawls over 300,000 hectares (740,740 acres), offers adventurous visitors to Chile's...

Madrid's Pride Race gathers over 2,000 kaleidoscopic runners

Madrid, Jun 25 (efe-epa).- The first Pride Race, held in Madrid as part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender World Pride celebration, gathered over...

Taiwan Muslim community celebrates Eid-al-Fitr

Taipei, Jun 25 (efe-epa).- Local and foreign Muslims gathered at the Taipei Grand Mosque for the Eid-al-Fitr prayer on Sunday.

Millions of Muslims mark end of Ramadan in Southeast Asia

Bangkok Desk, Jun 25 (efe-epa).- Millions of people in Indonesia - the country with the world's largest Muslim population - and other Southeast Asian...

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