OPENING OF THE 48TH ASEAN FOREIGN MINISTERS MEETING. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak delivering his speech at the opening of the 48th ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting (AMM) at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on August 4, 2015 Najib has called for inclusiveness and sustainability to be the core ASEAN policies to build a truly integrated 10-nation bloc. Photo co... Read More
DEATH TOLL FROM PAKISTAN FLOODS UP TO 118. People collect their belongings from their houses destroyed by flooding in Peshawar, Pakistan, on Aug. 3, 2015. Pakistani authorities said the death toll from flash floods triggered by seasonal monsoon rains in various parts of the country has risen to more than 100. Meanwhile, floodwaters has inundated vast areas, leaving tens of thousands homeless. (AP ... Read More
MISS GLOBAL INTERNATIONAL MALAYSIA 2015. Immaculate Lojuki,,(center) has been crowned Miss Global International Malaysia 2015 in Miri, Sabah on August 3, 2015. College student, Immaculate Lojuki,22, was adjudged the most beautiful among 16 finalists from throughout Malaysia in the final of the beauty contest. She will now represent Malaysia in the upcoming Miss Global International contest in Jap... Read More
PARK TO HONOUR PAST THAI MONARCHS. Workers put final touches on statues of former Thai kings at Ratchapakdi Park in Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan near Bangkok, Thailand on August 3, 2015. The statues are part of an installation at the park to honour past Thai monarchs. The park has13.9-metre-tall bronze statues of seven former kings -- King Ramkhamhaeng the Great, King Naresuan the Great, King Nar... Read More
MYANMAR FLOODS: DEATH TOLL RISES. Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi (centre) in a boat when visiting a monastery where flood victims are sheltered in Bago, 80 kilometres northeast of Yangon, Myanmar on August 3, 2015. A report issued by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs cited Myanmar disaster officials saying the death tol was expected to rise over the... Read More
LIGHTNING STRIKES OVER SANA'A, YEMEN. Lightning lights up moody clouds in the sky during a thunderstorm in Sana'a, Yemen, on August 3, 2015. According to local reports heavy storms and torrential rain hit Sana'a and most parts of Yemen as summer temperatures soar. Photo courtesy Yahya arhab ... Read More
CALL TO WIDEN MH370 DEBRIS HUNT ON FRENCH ISLAND. Local volunteers search for more potential plane debris and items on the shore in Saint Andre, Reunion Island on August 2, 2015 near Madagascar, in the Indian Ocean. The wing part discovered on Wednesday has been taken to mainland France for tests. However other items found at the weekend were not from an aircraft. Malaysia is asking other Indian... Read More
WORLD OLYMPIC QUALIFICATION TRIATHLON IN RIO DE JANEIRO. Athletes start of the swimming leg of the women's triathlon at the ITU World Olympic Qualification event on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 2, 2015. The ITU World Olympic Qualification event is a test event for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Photo courtesy Marcelotasso marcelo ... Read More
KL CITY GRAND PRIX STARTS FRIDAY, AUG 7. Scene at a KL City Grand Prix road site outside a building in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s capital city on August 2, 2015. The grand prix will see drivers zip through a 3.2 km temporary 'Grade 3' circuit with 16 turns along streets such as Jalan P Ramlee, Jalan Ampang, Jalan Sultan Ismail and Jalan Pinang. The event is expected to see various GT racing cars suc... Read More
DPRK LEADER KIM JONG-UN IS AWARDED GLOBAL STATESMANSHIP PRIZE. North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un has been awarded a prize for global statesmanship from the Bali-based Sukarno Centre hailing him as a champion in the fight against neocolonialism and imperialism on August 2, 2015. Rachmawati Soekarnoputri, a daughter of Indonesia’s founding president Soekarno, after whom the award is named, made th... Read More
MYANMAR MONSOON, FLOODING AND LANDSLIDES LEAVE 27 DEAD. Apartments and houses are destroyed following a landslide due to heavy rain in Harkhar, Chin State of Myanmar on Aug 2, 2015. At least 27 people have been killed and more than 150,000 affected by flooding in Myanmar in recent days with the government declaring the four worst-hit areas in central and western Myanmar as "national disaster-affe... Read More
ASEAN PLUS THREE SENIOR OFFICIALS MEETING. ASEAN Plus Three Senior Officials Meeting (APT SOM) begins Monday with Foreign Affairs Ministry Secretary General Othman Hashim (right) who is also ASEAN SOM chairman leading the session at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on August 3, 2015. APT SOM is held in conjunction with the 48th ASEAN Ministers Meeting which is schedul... Read More
MALAYSIA PM OPENS 128TH SESSION OF THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak delared open the 128th International Olympic Committee session in the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in Malaysia on July 31, 2015. Malaysia is hosting the IOC Executive Board Meeting from July 28 to 30 and the 128th IOC Session from July 31 to Aug 3. The IOC Executive Board meeting will... Read More
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 4 (NNN-Bernama) -- The 22nd ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) on Thursday will see the adoption of several work plans and initiatives to guide the ARF process for the Inter-Sessional Year 2015/2016, said Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman.
He said the work plans aimed to ...
JERUSALEM, Palestine, Aug 4 (NNN-MA'AN) - Clashes broke out between Palestinian worshippers and Israeli police at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Tuesday, after an Israeli extremist attempted to raise the Israeli flag over the holy site, witnesses said.
Witnesses said that Palestinian worshippers asked Israeli police to stop the ...
MAPUTO, Aug 4 (NNN-AIM) -- Crocodiles have killed 175 people and wounded another 130 along the Zambezi River in the western Mozambican province of Tete over the last five years, according to Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi who toured the province of Tete last week.
According to Monday’s issue ...
BRASILIA, Aug 4 (NNN-Prensa Latina) -- The Brazilian Federal Police detained on Monday former Minister of the Presidency, Jose Dirceu, for alleged involvement in embezzlement and inflated contracts in Petrobras. Dirceu, 69, who is on house arrest for a corruption conviction, was detained at his home and taken to ...