SHANGHAI BEAUTY WIN MISS CHINESE WORLD 2017 IN KL MALAYSIA

SHANGHAI BEAUTY WIN MISS CHINESE WORLD 2017 IN KL MALAYSIA. Yin Zhuo Qun of Shanghai, China has been crowned Miss Chinese World 2017. The Shanghai lass, who is also a media planner, beat 31 other contestants from 10 countries to win the title in a contest held in a leading hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia over the weekend. Freelance model Chang Yu Chin (left), 20, from Taiwan won the first ... Read More

KENYA'S FIRST FEMALE TRAIN DRIVERS DEBUT ON STANDARD GAUGE RAILWAY

KENYA'S FIRST FEMALE TRAIN DRIVERS DEBUT ON STANDARD GAUGE RAILWAY. Kenyan female train drivers Alice (L) and Concilia go through operating procedures in Nairobi, Kenya, May 17, 2017. Kenya's Standard Gauge Railway connecting Mombasa with Nairobi is going to be inaugurated on May 31 with the country's first female train drivers operating the first passenger train for President Uhuru Kenyatta... Read More

PHILIPPINES: THOUSANDS FLEE AS ARMY FIGHTS DAESH MILITANTS

PHILIPPINES: THOUSANDS FLEE AS ARMY FIGHTS DAESH MILITANTS. Residents carry their belongings as they evacuate from their homes to a safer place to avoid the crossfire in Lanao Del Sur Province, the Philippines, May 29, 2017. Thousands of people have fled the besieged Philippine city of Marawi, Mindanao amid fierce clashes between government forces and Daesh militants. Foreign fighters are said... Read More

PHILIPPINES ARMY BATTLE TO RETAKE MARAWI CITY, MINDANAO

PHILIPPINES ARMY BATTLE TO RETAKE MARAWI CITY, MINDANAO. Smoke raises in the besieged Marawi City Philippines on May 29,2017 following gun battles to retake control of some areas of the City, in Mindanao. An Air Force helicopter gunship fires a rocket at Maute militant positions in street-to-street battles with security forces in the southern Philippine city which has killed 19 civilians, the ... Read More

MUSLIM RAMADAN FASTING MONTH IN CHINA

MUSLIM RAMADAN FASTING MONTH IN CHINA. Chinese Muslims rest in the prayer hall on 1st day of Ramadan at Niujie Mosque in Beijing, China on May 27, 2017. Muslims around the world are observing Ramadan, Islam's holiest month which is a period of intense prayer, dawn-to-dusk fasting and nightly feasts. This includes those in the Xinjiang Region, home to China's largest Muslim population. Ramadan... Read More

BRITISH AIRWAYS: THOUSANDS STRANDED AS FLIGHTS AXED AMID IT CRASH

BRITISH AIRWAYS: THOUSANDS STRANDED AS FLIGHTS AXED AMID IT CRASH. Some passengers slept in Heathrow Airport London, United Kingdom on May 29, 2017, since the airline was hit by a worldwide computer system power failure on Saturday, May 27. More than a third of British Airways flights from Heathrow were cancelled as thousands of passengers faced a second day of disruption.All long-haul services... Read More

SRI LANKA FLOODS LEAVE 151 DEAD

SRI LANKA FLOODS LEAVE 151 DEAD. Army personnel walk past a pile of debris following flood in Colombo, Sri Lanka on May 29, 2017. Sri Lankans recovering from devastating floods are bracing themselves for more rain as emergency teams rush to deliver aid. Floodwaters receded on Sunday but many villages were still inundated. At least 151 people have been killed and nearly 500,000 displaced in the... Read More

RESIDENTS FLEE MILITANT SIEGE IN MARAWI CITY SOUTHERN PHILIPPINES

RESIDENTS FLEE MILITANT SIEGE IN MARAWI CITY SOUTHERN PHILIPPINES. The exodus of thousands of residents continued amid ongoing gun battles between government forces and Daesh related militants in Marawi City, Mindanao island, Philippines on May 25, 2017. Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said he might expand the coverage of martial law for Mindanao to include the entire country. Photo cour... Read More

BIGGEST EXHIBIT OF HUMAN-LIKE FOSSILS GOES ON DISPLAY IN SOUTH AFRICA

BIGGEST EXHIBIT OF HUMAN-LIKE FOSSILS GOES ON DISPLAY IN SOUTH AFRICA. A police officer looks at an illustration at an exhibit of the largest collection of fossils of close human relatives ever to go on public view in South Africa, at an area named "The Cradle of Humankind," northwest of Johannesburg, South Africa on May 25, 2017. Photo courtesy Agencies ... Read More

VIYAN SULAIMANI IS MISS IRAQ 2017

VIYAN SULAIMANI IS MISS IRAQ 2017. Vian Amer Noori Sulaimani as she receives the title of "Miss Iraq 2017" during Miss Iraq Beauty Contest in Baghdad, Iraq on May 25, 2017. Kurdish beauty Vian Sulaimani will now represent her country at Miss World or Miss Universe 2017. The 23-year-old old Kurdish beauty Vian works at an insurance investment company in Baghdad but originally from city of Sul... Read More

INDONESIA: MOUNT SINABUNG SPEW ASHES

INDONESIA: MOUNT SINABUNG SPEW ASHES. A resident watched as Sinabung volcano spews rolling thick volcanic ash into the air, as seen from Tiga Pancur village, North Sumatra province, Indonesia, May 25, 2017. Mount Sinabung has been erupting regularly ever since, with its last major eruption in 2014, killing 16 people and forcing 30,000 people to flee their homes. Photo courtesy Agencies ... Read More

MUSLIM FASTING MONTH OF RAMADAN SET TO BEGIN

MUSLIM FASTING MONTH OF RAMADAN SET TO BEGIN. A stall selling traditional Ramadan lanterns called "fanous" is seen ahead of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Cairo, Egypt on May 25, 2017. The holy month of Ramadan will start on May 27, marking a period of fasting and religious focus for millions of Muslims across the world. Photo courtesy Agencies ... Read More

MANCHESTER ATTACK TEENAGE VICTIM HONOURED BY BIKE AND SCOOTER RIDERS

MANCHESTER ATTACK TEENAGE VICTIM HONOURED BY BIKE AND SCOOTER RIDERS. Motorbike and scooter riders arrive in St Ann's Square to pay their respect for the victims of the Manchester Arena attack in central Manchester, England on May 25, 2017. Dozens of motorbikes and scooters took to the streets in memory of a teenage victim of the attack. The parade included motorbikes and scooters decked wi... Read More

NEPAL PM PUSHPA KUMAR DAHAL RESIGNS

NEPAL PM PUSHPA KUMAR DAHAL RESIGNS. Nepalese Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal (C) attends a press conference at Prime Minister's office in Kathmandu, Nepal on May 24, 2017. Kamal Dahal announced his resignation from the post at a special address to the nation Wednesday. In his state address, the prime minister, who is better known as "Prachanda," said his party will continue alliance with the... Read More

SUICIDE BOMBER KILLS 2, WOUNDS SEVERAL IN JAKARTA

SUICIDE BOMBER KILLS 2, WOUNDS SEVERAL IN JAKARTA. A view of the site of an explosion at a bus stop in Kampung Melayu, East Jakarta, Indonesia on May 24, 2017. The suicide bomber killed 2 and injured 10 on a night of twin blasts near a bus station in the eastern part of the capital, police said. Photo courtesy Antara News ... Read More

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ASIA
SRI LANKA STRUGGLES WITH SCARCITY OF CLEAN WATER; TOLL RISES TO 183

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka May 30 (NNN-Bernama) -- Sri Lankan authorities on Tuesday grappled with the paucity of safe drinking water in flood-hit regions and appealed for public assistance in cleaning up wells contaminated during the country's worst torrential rains in 14 years that has claimed 183 lives, the ...

MIDDLE EAST
AL-SISI: EGYPT KEEN ON STRONGER TIES WITH RUSSIA

CAIRO, May 30 (NNN-KUNA) -- Egyptian President Abdul-Fattah Al-Sisi has said that Egypt is eager to promote ties with Russia in all fields.

Al-Sisi received in Cairo on Monday ...

AFRICA
ALGERIAN, EGYPTIAN, TUNISIAN FOREIGN MINISTERS DISCUSS SITUATION IN LIBYA

ALGIERS, May 30 (NNN-APS) -- The foreign ministers of Algeria, Egypt and Tunisia will meet in Algiers next week to assess the situation in Libya in the light of ...

LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN
CUBA'S 2016-17 TOBACCO HARVEST TO PRODUCE ALMOST 30K TONS

HAVANA, May 30 (NNN-EFE) -- Cuba will close out this seasonís harvest of tobacco, one of its main export crops, with almost 30,000 tons of leaf and for the 2017-2018 ...

EUROPE
INDIAN PM MODI, MERKEL DISCUSS TERRORISM, BREXIT AHEAD OF SUMMIT MEETING

BERLIN, May 30 (NNN-PTI) -- Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have held "very good" discussions on a range of bilateral, regional and ...