Chinese Firm Launches Water Project For Communities In Southwestern Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 18 (NNN-KBC) – Chinese tiles manufacturing firm, KEDA Ceramics Ltd, launched a water supply project, to help communities in Kajiado county in southwestern Kenya. Wu Peng, Chinese ambassador to Kenya, said at the launching ceremony that, the project, which was funded by KEDA Ceramics, as part of…

Government Security Forces Kill Six Militants In N. Afghanistan: Official

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan, May 18 (NNN-XINHUA) – Six militants were killed and four wounded, after Afghan security forces launched a night raid operation, in the country’s northern province of Kunduz overnight, a local official said today. “A unit of the army’s Special Operation Forces stormed a Taliban hideout in Aaq Masjid…

New Zealand Joins Chile, Singapore In Talks On Digital Economy Partnership

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, May 18 (NNN-AGENCIES) – New Zealand will join Chile and Singapore, in talks to establish new trade rules and best practice for the digital era. “The future of international trade is digital. Our three countries have a strong record of working together on the rules and best…

Almost 87 Percent Of Cambodians Use Internet: Report

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, May 18 (NNN-AKP) – About 14.1 million, or 86.7 percent, out of Cambodia’s 16.2 million people have now access to the internet, according to a report issued by the country’s Telecommunication Regulator today. The report said, 13.94 million, or 85.6 percent, subscribed to mobile internet service, and…

Indian State Makes Medical Test Mandatory For Food Delivery Boys

MUMBAI, India, May 18 (NNN-PTI) – India’s western state of Maharashtra has directed food delivery service companies, to conduct a medical examination of their delivery boys. According to the state’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials, as part of precautionary measures, an order has been issued to ensure that food…

New Thai Queen’s Portraits Officially Published

BANGKOK, Thailand, May 18 (NNN-TNA) – Thailand’s new Queen’s portraits have been officially published on Friday. The Public Relations Department of the Thai government, on Friday, said, King Maha Vajiralongkorn has allowed the publishing of 20 official portraits of the newly-enthroned Queen Suthida. Government agencies are welcome to use the…

Australian Election Campaign Hits Finish Line As Nation Mourns Former PM

CANBERRA, Australia, May 18 (NNN-AGENCIES) – The Australian election campaign has reached the finish line, with opinion polls suggesting the opposition Australian Labour Party (ALP) maintaining the lead. The latest YouGov/Galaxy poll, released on Friday, revealed that Bill Shorten’s ALP leads Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s Liberal-National Party coalition (LNP) 51-49,…

Cambodia Sends Sixth Batch Of 298 Troops To Mali For UN Peacekeeping Mission

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, May 18 (NNN-AKP) – Cambodia sent the sixth batch of 298 troops, including 25 women, to join a United Nations (UN) peacekeeping mission, in the war-torn West African nation of Mali on Friday. The troops would substitute the fifth batch, whose one-year term had come to an…

Rallies Held In Japan’s Okinawa Call For Reducing U.S. Base-Hosting Burdens

TOKYO, Japan, May 18 (NNN-NHK) – Protesters calling for their U.S. base-hosting burdens to be reduced, marched in Japan’s southernmost prefecture of Okinawa on Friday, as part of the annual three-day “Peace March.” The rally, which was divided into two routes and comprised more than 1,000 protesters, coincides with Okinawa…

M’sian teen who committed suicide following Instagram poll said to be depressed

KUCHING, May 16 (NNN-BERNAMA) — Recently Malaysians were shocked over the death of a teenage girl who committed suicide after getting a 69 percent poll result that supported the option of “Death” over “Life”on her Instagram account. The victim had posted an online poll status asking her ‘Instagram Story’ followers:…
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