SPACEX FOUNDER ELON MUSK PLANS TO GET HUMANS TO MARS IN SIX YEARS

SPACEX FOUNDER ELON MUSK PLANS TO GET HUMANS TO MARS IN SIX YEARS. South African physicist, inventor, and SpaceX founder Elon Musk addresses the press during the 67th International Astronautics Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico on Sept 28, 2016. During the presentation, Musk outlined his plan to design spacecraft to aid in the human colonization of the planet Mars within 40 to 100 years. Photo ... Read More

MALAYSIAN PM ON FINAL DAY OF VISIT TO GERMANY

MALAYSIAN PM ON FINAL DAY OF VISIT TO GERMANY. Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak visits Malaysia's Genting's MV Werften Group Shipyard at Wismar on Sept 28, 2016, on his final day of a three - visit to Germany. Photo courtesy Bernama images ... Read More

LEBANON PARLIAMENT FAILED AGAIN AND FOR THE 45TH TIME TO ELECT A PRESIDENT

LEBANON PARLIAMENT FAILED AGAIN AND FOR THE 45TH TIME TO ELECT A PRESIDENT. A photograph of the Lebanese flag is placed instead of the official profile picture of the president at the Airport VIP Lounge in the Rafik Hariri International Airport, Beirut, Lebanon on Sept 28, 2016. In the absence of a Lebanese President, the profile picture of the head of state is replaced by a picture of the Le... Read More

STORM KNOCKS OUT POWER TO ENTIRE STATE OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA

STORM KNOCKS OUT POWER TO ENTIRE STATE OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA. Police direct traffic in the central business district (CBD) of Adelaide, the state capital after severe storms and thousands of lightning strikes knocked out power to the entire state of South Australia on Sept. 28, 2016. Photo courtesy David Mariuz ... Read More

MH17 CRASH: REPORT OF JIT INVESTIGATION TEAM

MH17 CRASH: REPORT OF JIT INVESTIGATION TEAM. Members of a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) present the preliminary results of their criminal investigation report into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight Boeing 777 MH17 in Ukraine. The report, tabled on Sept 28, 2016 by the Dutch Safety Board (DSB) managed JIT said that the aircraft was undeniably hit by a surface-to-air 9M38 series Russian... Read More

TYPHOON TRIGGERS FLOODWATERS SUBMERGING STREETS IN CHINA

TYPHOON TRIGGERS FLOODWATERS SUBMERGING STREETS IN CHINA. An aerial view of streets submerged in floodwaters brought by Typhoon Megi in Xiamen, eastern China's Fujian province on Sept 28, 2016. The typhoon smashed into the Chinese mainland, killing one person, after leaving a trail of destruction and four people dead in Taiwan. Photo courtesy Agencies ... Read More

INDONESIAN VOLCANO ERUPTION SPARKS EVACUATION OF TOURISTS

INDONESIAN VOLCANO ERUPTION SPARKS EVACUATION OF TOURISTS. Mount Barujari eruption seen from North Lombok on Sept 27, 2016. Authorities have evacuateD hundreds of tourists after Mount Barujari on Lombok island spewed a massive column of ash into the atmosphere. The volcano, also known as the “Child of Rinjani” because it sits within the Mount Rinjani range, erupted without warning on Tues... Read More

MOTOR SPORT: HAMILTON, ROSBERG THRILL MALAYSIAN CROWD

MOTOR SPORT: HAMILTON, ROSBERG THRILL MALAYSIAN CROWD. Formula One driver for Mercedes-Petronas team Nico Rosberg (2nd, right) during a "Meet The Fans" session at Concourse Suria KLCC in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Sept 27, 2016. Fans took the opportunity to meet their favourite Formula One (F1) drivers, British Lewis Hamilton from the Mercedes-Petronas team and German Rosberg. The 2016 Formula ... Read More

MOTOR SPORTS: F1 DRIVERS HAMILTON, ROSBERG MEET FANS

MOTOR SPORTS: F1 DRIVERS HAMILTON, ROSBERG MEET FANS. Formula One driver for Mercedes -Petronas team Lewis Hamilton (right) during a "Meet The Fans" session at Concourse Suria KLCC in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Sept 27, 2016. Fans took the opportunity to meet their favourite Formula One (F1) drivers, British Hamilton and German Nico Rosberg, also from the Mercedes-Petronas team. The 2016 formul... Read More

GABON: ALI BONGO SWORN IN AS PRESIDENT

GABON: ALI BONGO SWORN IN AS PRESIDENT. Gabon's President Ali Bongo Ondimba stands on stage as he is sworn in for a second term in Libreville. Gabon on Sept 27, 2016. He has been sworn in for a second seven-year term, extending a family dynasty in place for decades after a disputed vote saw his re-election by a slim margin. Photo courtesy Jeremi Mba ... Read More

WORLD TOURISM DAY IN SOUTH AFRICA

WORLD TOURISM DAY IN SOUTH AFRICA. An African Penguin walks at Boulders penguin colony in Simonstown, Cape Town, South Africa on Sept 27, 2016. According to South African National Parks (SANParks) over 60 000 tourists flock to Simonstown to photograph and watch the famous Boulders Beach penguins each year. World Tourism Day is marked worldwide on Sept 27. Photo courtesy Nic Bothma ... Read More

FIRST 'THREE PERSON BABY' BORN USING NEW METHOD

FIRST 'THREE PERSON BABY' BORN USING NEW METHOD. Dr John Zhang holding the baby boy who was conceived thanks to the new technique that incorporates DNA from three people in New Hope Fertility Centre, New York on Sept 27, 2016. . The world's first baby has been born using a new "three person" fertility technique, New Scientist reveals. The five-month-old boy has the usual DNA from his mum and ... Read More

HUMAN LIFE IN DANGER WITH AIR POLLUTION

HUMAN LIFE IN DANGER WITH AIR POLLUTION. Polluted air is a "public health emergency", the World Health Organization (WHO) said Sept 27, 2016, adding nine out of 10 people globally breathe bad air that is blamed for more than three million deaths a year. WHO warned that an estimated 6.5 million deaths (11.6% of all global deaths) were associated with indoor and outdoor air pollution. Photo cou... Read More

SYRIAN ARMY RETAKES ALEPPO DISTRICT AS BOMBS RAIN DOWN

SYRIAN ARMY RETAKES ALEPPO DISTRICT AS BOMBS RAIN DOWN. Rescuers carry a victim after air strikes by government helicopters on the rebel-held Aleppo neighbourhood of Mashhad, Syria on Sept 27, 2016. The Syrian army took control of the rebel-held district after days of heavy air strikes. Photo courtesy Syrian Civil Defence White Helmets ... Read More

MALAYSIAN PM WITH GERMAN CHANCELLOR MERKEL

MALAYSIAN PM WITH GERMAN CHANCELLOR MERKEL. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak shakes hand with Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany Angela Merkel after a joint press conference at the Federal Chancellery in Berlin, Germany on Sept 27, 2016. Najib, who is also Finance Minister, arrived in Germany's capital on Monday for a three-day official at the invitation Chancellor Merkel. ... Read More

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ASIA
MALAYSIA: HEALTH MINISTRY GIVES INPUT ON ZIKA TO FATWA COUNCIL, NO DECISION ON ABORTION YET

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia Sept 29 (NNN-Bernama) -- The Health Ministry gave medical and scientific input on the Zika virus including the incidence of infection to pregnant women, to the National Fatwa Council yesterday.

Its minister Dr S.Subramaniam said there was, however, no final ...

MIDDLE EAST
PALESTINIAN FAMILIES FORCED TO RAZE THEIR OWN HOMES

JERUSALEM, Palestine, Sept 29 (NNN-MA'AN) - Two Palestinian families in the occupied East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Beit Hanina, were forced to demolish their own homes for being built without ...

AFRICA
NIGERIAN ARMY DEBUNKS REPORTS OF INSURGENTS HOISTING FLAGS IN VILLAGES

ABUJA, Sept 29 (NNN-ALLAFRICA)--The Nigerian Army has debunked reports making the rounds that Boko Haram has taken over some villages in the North East and are hoisting their ...

LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN
MEXICO: STUDENTS HOLDING POLICE CHIEF HOSTAGE

MEXICO CITY, Sept 29 (NNN-EFE) -- Teaching students in western Mexico's Michoacan state are holding a police chief hostage, demanding the release of arrested fellow students, authorities said.

EUROPE
POLISH FINANCE MINISTER DISMISSED

WARSAW, Sept 29 (NNN-Xinhua) -- Poland's Finance Minister Pawel Szalamacha has been dismissed, Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo announced. Szydlo told a press conference that deputy Prime Minister ...

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