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Tourists must pay $1,000 to enter ‘Dragon Island’
Indonesian island of Komodo, home to the Komodo dragon, will not be closed to tourists next year as it previously planned, but a $1,000 membership scheme will be introduced, authorities said on Tuesday.
It reverses a July announcement that the island would close in January 2020 to protect the dragons and their habitat, the BBC reported.
Uzbekistan’s postal department issued a special postage stamp to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi as part of its ‘Outstanding Personalities’ series