MALAYSIA MH370: BLUEFIN-21 COMPLETES 80% OF FOCUSED UNDERWATER SEARCH

MALAYSIA MH370: BLUEFIN-21 COMPLETES 80% OF FOCUSED UNDERWATER SEARCH. The Phoenix International Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) Artemis or Bluefin-21 is craned over the side of Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH 370. The Bluefin-21 autonomous underwater vehicle(AUV) has completed 80 per cent of focused underwater search area for the mi... Read More

CALL FOR NEW ELECTIONS IN THAILAND

CALL FOR NEW ELECTIONS IN THAILAND. A man holds up his three-year-old son carrying a sign calling on the Election Commission to hold a new election soon "for the future of the country" in Bangkok, Thailand on April 23, 2014. The main opposition Democrat Party did not attend a meeting between Thailand’s Election Commission and politicians to discuss a new election date. Photo courtesy Bangkokpost ... Read More

SOUTH KOREA: DEATH TOLL JUMPS TO 139 AS DIVERS CRANK UP SEARCH EFFORTS OF SUNKEN FERRY

SOUTH KOREA: DEATH TOLL JUMPS TO 139 AS DIVERS CRANK UP SEARCH EFFORTS OF SUNKEN FERRY. Divers emerge from water after conducting an underwater search and rescue operation at the ferry Sewol's sinking site off South Korea's southwestern coast on April 23, 2014. Divers recovered 12 more bodies in their intensive search of the capsized South Korean ferry Wednesday with more than 160 passengers stil... Read More

BRAZIL PROTESTERS IN RIO CLASHES OVER DANCER'S DEATH

BRAZIL PROTESTERS IN RIO CLASHES OVER DANCER'S DEATH. Vehicles have been attacked in Brazil as part of demonstrations following the death of a young man allegedly beaten by police in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro on April 22, 2014. Main streets through the tourist area of Copacabana were closed as angry demonstrators from a nearby favela set barricades of tyres alight. The unrest started af... Read More

GENERAL ELECTION EXHIBITION IN SOUTH AFRICA

GENERAL ELECTION EXHIBITION IN SOUTH AFRICA. An artwork created by South African artist Anton Kannemeyer depicting South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma (right) and his predecessor Thabo Mbeki at the exhibiton gallery in Cape Town, South Africa on April 22, 2014. South Africa will go to polls on May 7, 2014. Photo courtesy Nic Bothma ... Read More

MALAYSIA MH370: CYCLONE HALTS AERIAL SEARCH FOR MH370

MALAYSIA MH370: CYCLONE HALTS AERIAL SEARCH FOR MH370. Boatswain's Mate, Able Seaman Morgan Macdonald (left) observing markers from a Royal New Zealand Air Force P3K Orion as HMAS Perth searches for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH 370 in the southern Indian Ocean, on April 22, 2014. Planned air search activities had been suspended for Tuesday due to poor weather conditions in the search area a... Read More

SOLDIERS, VIGILANTES HUNT FOR KIDNAPPED NIGERIAN SCHOOLGIRLS

SOLDIERS, VIGILANTES HUNT FOR KIDNAPPED NIGERIAN SCHOOLGIRLS. Nigerian soldiers patrol in the north of Borno state close to the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram’sformer camp. Soldiers and vigilantes are hunting "around the clock" for the Islamist fighters holding scores of schoolgirls hostage, an official said on April 21, 2014, as locals claimed the number kidnapped was far higher, about 200 t... Read More

UAE VP PRESIDENT IN MEXICO

UAE VP PRESIDENT IN MEXICO. Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum (L), dedicated the Spanish copy of his book “Flashes of Thought” to Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto in Mexico city, Mexico on April 21, 2014. Shaikh Mohammad visit is to enhance bilateral relations. Photo courtesy Gulfnews ... Read More

SOUTH KOREA: DEATH TOLL FROM SUNKEN FERRY TOPS 104

SOUTH KOREA: DEATH TOLL FROM SUNKEN FERRY TOPS 104. Coast Guard divers prepare to jump into water in the ferry Sewol's sinking site off South Korea's southwestern coast on April 22, 2014. The confirmed death toll from South Korea's worst ferry accident in over 20 years surpassed 104 on Tuesday, but more than 200 people remained missing amid stepped-up search operations. The death toll from the 6... Read More

MALAYSIAN MH370: NO TRACE YET AFTER TWO-THIRDS OF ROBEST SUB'S SCAN AREA

MALAYSIAN MH370: NO TRACE YET AFTER TWO-THIRDS OF ROBEST SUB'S SCAN AREA. The Phoenix Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) Bluefin just before it is craned over the side of the Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 flight MH 370 on April 21, 2014. The Bluefin-21 robot submarine was to embark on its ninth search mission on Monday. The subma... Read More

PERU ORDERS EVACUATION AFTER VOLCANO ERUPTION

PERU ORDERS EVACUATION AFTER VOLCANO ERUPTION. Increased activity of the Ubinas volcano in southern Peru has lead to a state of emergency with 4,000 people and their 30,000 camelid animals told to evacuate on April 20, 2014. The 5,672-metre Ubinas volcano spewed 4,000-metre high ash cloud on April 15, 2014 prompting officials to declare a state of emergency for 60 days in the towns surrounding th... Read More

FRESH VIOLENCE ERUPTS IN VENEZUELA

FRESH VIOLENCE ERUPTS IN VENEZUELA. Police confront protesters in Caracas, Venezuela on April 20, 2014. Fresh violence erupted in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, between police and opponents of President Nicolas Maduro. Masked protesters burned effigies of the president after a rally called Resurrection of Democracy. Police responded to petrol bombs in the Chacao district with tear gas and water ... Read More

EASTER CELEBRATIONS IN EGYPT

EASTER CELEBRATIONS IN EGYPT. Coptic Christians reach out to Coptic Pope Tawadros II, as Egyptians celebrates Christianity's most joyous day, during an Easter Eve service at St. Mark's Cathedral, in Cairo, Egypt’s capital on April 19, 2014. Thousands of Christian pilgrims celebrated Easter in Jerusalem, the Holy Land Sunday, commemorating the day when according to Christian tradition the prophet... Read More

SOUTH KOREA: DEATH TOLL FROM SUNKEN FERRY RISES AS SEARCH CONTINUES

SOUTH KOREA: DEATH TOLL FROM SUNKEN FERRY RISES AS SEARCH CONTINUES. Families of missing passengers of the sunken ferry Sewol read details of unidentified bodies at a port on Jindo Island, the site area off southwestern South Korea, on April 21, 2014. The death toll from the sunken ferry off South Korea's south coast rose to 59 on Monday as divers stepped up their search for passengers remaining ... Read More

TYRE BUST FORCES MALAYSIAN JETLINER TO RETURN TO KUALA LUMPUR

TYRE BUST FORCES MALAYSIAN JETLINER TO RETURN TO KUALA LUMPUR. Acting Transport Minister Hishamuddin Hussein (R) shake hands with Capt. Nor Adam Azmi (L) after he piloted a Bangalore-bound Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight, MH192 to return to KL International Airport (KLIA) early Monday April 21, 2014 after it was discovered that a tyre had burst during takeoff at Sepang. The aircraft landed safely a... Read More

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ASIA
MH370: UNIDENTIFIED MATERIAL WASHED ASHORE AT AUGUSTA, AUSTRALIA

From Nik Nurfaqih Nik Wil

PERTH, April 23 (NNN-Bernama) -- Western Australian police have attended a report of material washed ashore 10 kilometres east of Augusta, about 322 km south from here and have secured the material.

The Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) ...

MIDDLE EAST
SYRIANS ON TREACHEROUS TREK TO SAFETY

MOUNT HERMON, Lebanon, Apr 23 (NNN-NNA) - As the late-day sun slipped behind the mountains in front of them, a ragtag group of around a dozen Syrians, desperate to flee their country's bloody civil war, set off on their treacherous nighttime trek across the rugged frontier into neighbouring Lebanon.

AFRICA
MAJORITY OF NAMIBIAN REFUGEES IN BOTSWANA TO BE REPATRIATED

WINDHOEK, April 23 (NNN-NAMPA) --– The majority of the Namibian refugees residing in Dukwi, Botswana are expected to be voluntarily repatriated before the end of this year, Commissioner for Refugees Nkrumah Mushelenga said on Tuesday.

Mushelenga indicated in an interview with Nampa that so far, none of the Namibian ...

LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN
FIFA CONFIRMS SAO PAULO STADIUM FOR WORLD CUP SOCCER OPENING

SAO PAULO, April 23 (NNN-Prensa Latina) -- The Arena Corinthians Sao Paulo will be ready for the opening match of the World Cup Brazil-2014, the Secretary General of the International Football Federation (FIFA), Jerome Valcke said. Sao Paulo will be ready for the Cup, though not in the ...

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