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…

Lebanese President Says Losses From Beirut’s Explosions Exceed 15 Billion USD

BEIRUT, Aug 13 (NNN-NNA) – Lebanese President, Michel Aoun, said that, losses from the explosions that hit Beirut’s port on Aug 4, exceed 15 billion U.S. dollars, LBCI local TV channel reported. “Primary information states that, losses exceed 15 billion dollars, in addition to the port’s damage and the need…

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…

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…

Lebanese President Vows Full Probe Into Beirut Port’s Deadly Blasts

BEIRUT, Aug 12 (NNN-NNA) – Lebanese President, Michel Aoun, vowed to continue investigations, into the explosions that rocked Beirut on Aug 4, killing 171 people and wounding around 6,000 others. “I will not remain silent nor will I rest, until we reveal all the facts about these explosions; referring the…

At Least Five Dead As Bus Catches Fire In Southern India

MUMBAI, Aug 12 (NNN-PTI) – At least five people were killed, after a bus travelling to India’s southern city of Bengaluru caught fire on a highway, in the early hours of Wednesday (today). The private bus, carrying around 32 passengers, caught fire, after it developed a short circuit in the…

Elephant Tramples Man To Death In South Thailand

BANGKOK, Aug 12 (NNN-TNA) – An elephant stomped a man to death, while he was collecting vegetables near his community, in southern Thailand. The man was trampled to death yesterday, by a domesticated elephant, near a canal, despite the elephant being tied to a tree in Nop Phi Tham district,…

Indonesia To Extend Railways To Help Boost Economy

JAKARTA, Aug 12 (NNN-ANTARA) – Indonesia planned to build over ten thousand kilometres of railways until 2030, to support people’s mobility and transports of goods in the country, Transportation Minister, Budi Karya Sumadi said on Tuesday. Sumadi pointed out that, among the areas where the construction of the 10,524 km…

Former Mongolian Legislator Sentenced To 2.5 Years In Prison Over Power Abuse

ULAN BATOR, Aug 12 (NNN-MONGOLIAWEB) – Former Mongolian legislator, Batbayar Undarmaa, was sentenced yesterday, to two years and six months in prison, for abuse of power. The 56-year-old served as a parliament member from 2016 to 2020. Undarmaa was found guilty of abusing his power, to obtain a low-interest loan…
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