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- Kazakh artists win int’l festival grand prix in SpainAtyrau actors won the grand prix of the Theatrical Talents international festival held in Spain.
- Angela Merkel: Germany interested in strengthening cooperation with KazakhstanGermany is interested in strengthening cooperation with Kazakhstan, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said at a press conference after the bilateral talks with President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev in Berlin on Thursday.
- Study: Life expectancy declines in U.S.The life expectancy of US citizens has declined for three years in a row due to a host of problems, including drug overdoses, suicides, alcohol-related illnesses and obesity, a medical study has found.
- 6.7 million foreign tourists visit Iran in 8 monthsHead of the Department of Passports and Visas of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that since the beginning of this current Iranian year (will end March 19, 2020), 6.7 million foreign tourists have entered the country with visas issued for them.
- Samoa suspends business for 2 days for mass measles vaccination driveThe government of Samoa announced Wednesday that it will suspend all business activity to conduct a door-to-door vaccination campaign across the country on Dec. 5-6 against measles, which since October has killed 60 people, 52 of them under the age of four.
- 11 killed as typhoon Kammuri hits thousands of Philippine familiesAt least 11 people have been killed in the Philippines while hundreds of thousands were evacuated as typhoon Kammuri pounded large parts of the country bringing heavy rains and high velocity winds and damaging a number of properties.
- UN report says nearly 8.1 mln HIV-positive people don’t know their statusNearly 8.1 mln HIV-positive people don’t know their status. They are afraid to be tested, due to fears of being discriminated against and since HIV is stigmatized, Regional Advisor on Strategic Information at the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Lev Zohrabyan said on Wednesday at a roundtable discussion at TASS.