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This coastal ecosystem was declared a Ramsar wetland of international importance in 1998 and a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 2000.

Ecuadorians will elect 5,660 new authorities, including 221 mayors, 23 provincial prefects, 1,307 urban and rural municipal councilors, and 4,109 parish council members.

Cuban doctors have been working in Haiti since 1998, when they arrived to help the population after Hurricane George.

World

Wetlands can purify water and provide food and shelter to migratory birds. They are among the Earth's top stores of carbon.

An anti-AIDS plan will start with Angola, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, DR Congo, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Sweden, the Netherlands, and Denmark have been scenes of protests involving the burning or tearing of the Quran in the past few weeks which drew reactions from Türkiye.

Sport

Brazilian football legend Pele, who died on Thursday aged 82, was widely lauded throughout his lifetime by other players and figures of the game. Here is a compilation of some of the most memorable quotes about the three-time World Cup winner, from his contemporaries to modern day greats.

Former Brazilian soccer player Edson Arantes do Nascimento, "Pelé," died Thursday at the age of 82, after spending a month hospitalized for colon cancer, his family said.

Defending champions France booked a World Cup final clash with Argentina after ousting dark horses Morocco 2-0 in the semis.

Argentina advanced into the World Cup final in Qatar with a comfortable 3-0 over Croatia, thanks to Lionel Messi's penalty and Julian Alvarez's brace.

Culture

An Egyptian archeological mission on Tuesday discovered a complete residential city dating back to the Roman era near the Luxor Temple in eastern Luxor.

The crew members welcomed visitors while wearing the traditional costumes of nations such as Brazil, Chile, China, Ghana, Kazakhstan, South Africa, Thailand, and Zambia.

Since 2018, President AMLO has recovered some 9,000 archaeological pieces that were abroad.

President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva said that singer Gal Costa, who passed away on Wednesday at 77, marked the lives of millions of Brazilians.

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