Mongolian Airline Offers Free Lifetime Tickets To Twins Born On Flight, Their Mother

ULAN BATOR, Aug 13 (NNN-MONGOLIAWEB) – Mongolia’s national airline, MIAT, today gave a certificate of free lifetime tickets to twin baby girls, born in midair last month, and their mother. The twins were born on a chartered flight from Istanbul, Turkey to Mongolia’s capital, Ulan Bator, on July 9. They…

Iran Says U.S. Push For Renewal Of UN Arms Ban “Illegal”

TEHRAN, Aug 13 (NNN-IRNA) – Senior Iranian officials, said that, the U.S. bid to renew a UN arms embargo against Iran lacks a “legal” basis. In a telephone conversation with his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, Iran’s President Rouhani said, the United States has “no right” to use mechanisms of the…

Mauritius oil spill: Almost all fuel oil pumped out of MV Wakashio

The oil spill has caused an environmental disaster in Mauritius PORT LOUIS, Aug 13 (NNN-AGENCIES) — Almost all the fuel oil from the Japanese-owned ship that has caused a huge oil spill off the coast of Mauritius has been pumped out, Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth said. The operation had been…

Memorial Service Held On 35th Anniversary Of Japan Airlines’ Crash

TOKYO, Aug 13 (NNN-NHK) – A memorial ceremony was held last night, to observe the 35 years since a Japan Airlines plane crashed on Osutaka Ridge, in Gunma Prefecture, northwest of Tokyo, killing 520 passengers and crew. Over five days leading up to the memorial ceremony, 141 members of 50…

Covid-19: Pre-orders of vaccine top five billion

PARIS, Aug 13 (NNN-AGENCIES) – Although none of the coronavirus vaccines under development has proved its efficacy yet in clinical trials, at least 5.7 billion doses have been pre-ordered around the world. First shipments of a COVID-19 vaccine created by Western laboratories have often been snapped up by the United…

Over 10,000 Myanmar Nationals Arrive Home By Relief Flights

YANGON, Aug 13 (NNN-MNA) – The Myanmar government brought 10,482 citizens back by relief flights and special flights, as of last night, according to a release from the Foreign Affairs Ministry. Due to the suspension of international commercial flights during the COVID-19 pandemic, the government has been bringing back its…

Thailand To Continue Price Control, Mask Export Restriction

BANGKOK, Aug 13 (NNN-TNA) – Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce, said that, surgical mask factories were allowed to sell products directly to local markets, instead of sending them to the state as required before, during the peak of the COVID-19 outbreak in Thailand. The Ministry’s Internal Trade Department, confirmed that surgical…

5.5-Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Northern Philippines

MANILA, Aug 13 (NNN-PNA) – An earthquake, with a preliminary magnitude of 5.5, shook Batanes province, in the northern Philippines today, the Philippine Institute of Seismology and Volcanology (Phivolcs), said. The institute said that, the quake, which struck at 6:32 a.m. local time, hit at a depth of 14 kilometres,…

Four Police Officers Killed In Bomb Attack In W. Afghanistan

FARAH, Aug 13 (NNN-AGENCIES) – At least four police officers were killed and 16 people wounded, after a bomb explosion took place outside a provincial police station, in Afghanistan’s western Farah province yesterday, a local official confirmed. “Four killed and 16 wounded were admitted to a provincial main hospital following…

Australia Records 21 COVID-19 Deaths On 4th Consecutive Deadliest Day

CANBERRA, Aug 13 (NNN-XINHUA) – Australia’s COVID-19 death toll surpassed 350 on the nation’s deadliest day of the pandemic. Authorities yesterday confirmed 21 new deaths, all of which were in Victoria, taking the national death toll to 352 and Victoria’s to 267. Australia has now recorded its deadliest day of…
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