Jokowi Wears Traditional Balinese Attire For Indonesia’s Independence Day Ceremony

JAKARTA, Indonesia, Aug 17 (NNN-ANTARA) – President Joko Widodo (Jokowi), his first son, Gibran Rakabuming Raka, and grandson, Jan Ethes Srinarendra, came dressed in traditional Balinese clothing, bearing varied colours and patterns for the ceremony marking Indonesia’s 74th Independence Day. President Jokowi’s traditional attire in black, with gold brocade, along…

Mass Wedding Held In Afghan Capital

KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug 17 (NNN-AGENCIES) – As many as 140 couples got married, at a mass wedding in the Afghan capital, Kabul, a local TV channel reported today. The large ceremony took place on Friday, in western Kabul, where 140 young couples tied the knot. The ceremony was sponsored by…

Top DPRK Leader Guides Test-Fire Of New Weapon Again

PYONGYANG, N. Korea, Aug 17 (NNN-KCNA) – Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), guided the test-fire of a new weapon again, on Friday morning, it was reported on Saturday. The report said, the national defence scientists, whom Kim praised for having developed the…

Australian Deputy PM’s Comments On Climate Change Slammed As “Ignorant”

CANBERRA, Australia, Aug 17 (NNN-AGENCIES) – Australian Deputy Prime Minister, Michael McCormack’s recent comments on climate change, was denounced by the opposition party as “ignorant.” “These are ignorant comments from the acting prime minister, as he should know better,” said Richard Marles, opposition Australian Labour Party leader. McCormack said, Pacific…

Sri Lanka, China Hold Seminar On China’s Reform And Opening Up In 40 Years

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Aug 17 (NNN-XINHUA) – The Sri Lanka-China Social and Cultural Cooperation, in collaboration with the Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka, held a seminar to celebrate China’s reform and opening-up in 40 years. The seminar was attended by Sri Lankan Minister of Economic Reforms and Public Distribution, Dr.…

Devastating Fire Sweeps Slum In Bangladesh Capital

DHAKA, Bangladesh, Aug 17 (NNN-BDNEWS) – As many as 20 units of the Fire Service and Civil Defence brought the blaze in the slum at Mirpur Section-7 under control, around three-and-a-half hours after it started around 7:15pm on Friday. Rupnagar Police Station Inspector, Golam Rabbani confirmed the extent of damage…

Five Killed, 15 Injured In Blast In Pakistan’s Quetta

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Aug 17 (NNN-PPI) – A blast hit a mosque in Pakistan’s south-west Quetta district on Friday afternoon, killing five people and leaving 15 others injured. Police said, the blast hit people after they finished their Friday prayer, in a mosque in Kuli Qasim area of Kuchlak town of…

Jokowi formally proposes relocation of Indonesian capital to Kalimantan

JAKARTA, Aug 16 (NNN-ANTARA) – Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo reiterated on Friday morning that Kalimantan Island would serve as a host for Indonesia’s new capital city.   “At this historical moment, in the name of Allah Subhanahu Wa Taala , I’d like to ask permission and support from the members of House of Representatives, respected members of…

Lynas license renewed for six months with several conditions

PUTRAJAYA, Aug 15 (NNN-BERNAMA) — Rare earth producer Lynas Malaysia Sdn Bhd has had its license renewed for another six months, but this comes with several conditions related to the processing of waste, the Atomic Energy Licensing Board (AELB) announced today. Prior to this, the government had given a three…

Fire Guts Bangladesh Plastic Factory

DHAKA, Bangladesh, Aug 15 (NNN-BSS) – A major fire gutted a plastic factory, in the old part of Bangladesh capital, Dhaka, late Wednesday night. No casualty has been reported yet. The fire broke out in a single-storey tin-shed house, in old Dhaka’s Lalbagh Posta area, at round 11:00 p.m. local…
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