LESOTHO PRIME MINISTER TAKES EARLY LEAD IN SNAP POLL

LESOTHO PRIME MINISTER TAKES EARLY LEAD IN SNAP POLL. Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane, at a polling station in Maseru, Lesotho on Feb 28, 2015. Thomas Thabane's All Basotho Convention (ABC) party has taken the early lead in Lesotho's parliamentary elections, according to preliminary results released on Mar 1, 2015. Of the 19 constituencies where vote counting has been completed, the ABC won in ... Read More

MYANMAR CAPTURES RARE WHITE ELEPHANT

MYANMAR CAPTURES RARE WHITE ELEPHANT. A rare white elephant, similar to this animal, has been captured after it was discovered roaming wild in a jungle in Yangon, Myanmar an official said on Mar 1, 2015. The 7-year-old female was captured Friday, six weeks after it was initially spotted in a reserve in Pathein township. The 1.9-meter-tall (6-foot-3) white elephant, actually albino, have for centur... Read More

MALAYSIA’S WOMEN POLICE PEACE SQUAD

MALAYSIA’S WOMEN POLICE PEACE SQUAD. Malaysian Women Peace Police Squad (Amanita) on scooters to reach out to women for crime prevention in Ipoh, capital of Perak state, Malaysia on Feb 27, 2015. Photo courtesy bernama images ... Read More

FRESH AVALANCHES HIT AFGHANISTAN'S PANJSHIR VALLEY

FRESH AVALANCHES HIT AFGHANISTAN'S PANJSHIR VALLEY. Afghans sit on the rooftops of their homes damaged in an avalanche waiting to be rescues in the Paryan district of Panjshir province, north of Kabul, Afghanistan on Mar 1, 2015. Huge new avalanches have hit Afghanistan's Panjshir Valley, closing off areas that were already difficult to reach, the provincial governor said. The new avalanches 40m (... Read More

BMW MALAYSIAN OPEN 2015: ASIAN PLAYERS DOMINATE QUALIFYING ROUNDS

BMW MALAYSIAN OPEN 2015: ASIAN PLAYERS DOMINATE QUALIFYING ROUNDS. Wang Yafan from China plays during second day against Nigina Abduraimova from Uzbekistan in the BMW Malaysian Open 2015 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Mar 1, 2015. Asian players dominated the hard courts of the Royal Selangor Golf Club on the second day of the BMW Malaysian Open 2015 qualifying round. Yafan took on the towering Nig... Read More

MALAYSIA: LEANING TOWER OF TELUK INTAN DECLARED A NATIONAL HERITAGE

MALAYSIA: LEANING TOWER OF TELUK INTAN DECLARED A NATIONAL HERITAGE. The Leaning Tower of Teluk Intan illuminated with red during Chinese New Year celebrations in Teluk Intan town, Perak state, Malaysia on Feb 28, 2015. The Tower was declared a National Heritage says Malaysia Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin . The tower, built in 1885 based on the Pagoda concept, had its own uniqueness as i... Read More

MALAYSIA: KITE FESTIVAL SETS A NEW RECORD

MALAYSIA: KITE FESTIVAL SETS A NEW RECORD. Participants flying kites during the final day of 20th World Kite Festival in Johor Baharu, Johor state capital, Malaysia on Feb 28, 2015. This year's festival set a new world record for the highest number of participants from foreign countries such as Poland, Romania, Scotland, Myanmar, Morocco and Mongolia. Photo courtesy Bernama Image ... Read More

URUGUAY'S NEW PRESIDENT INAUGURATED

URUGUAY'S NEW PRESIDENT INAUGURATED. Uruguay's outgoing President Jose Mujica, center, reaches out to new President Tabare Vazquez during Vazquez's inauguration ceremony at Independence Plaza in Montevideo, Uruguay on Mar 1, 2015. The 75-year-old cancer doctor Vazquez took the oath during a ceremony at the National Assembly Sunday. The swearing-in ceremony took place at 12:46 p.m. local time, with... Read More

ARGENTINE FOREST FIRE CONTINUES

ARGENTINE FOREST FIRE CONTINUES. Firefighter trying to extinguish a fire in the National park in Patagonia on Mar 1, 2015. Hundreds of rescue workers in the southern Argentinean province of Chubut are continuing to fight a huge forest fire that is threatening to engulf a renowned national park in Patagonia. The blaze, which started on 15th February, has already destroyed 200 sq km (77 sq miles) of... Read More

MALAYSIA: ASEAN ECONOMIC MINISTERS MEET

MALAYSIA: ASEAN ECONOMIC MINISTERS MEET. Malaysia’s International Trade and Industry Minister Mustapa Mohamed (6th, right) during a photo session with ASEAN economic ministers in conjunction with the 21st ASEAN Economic Ministers' (AEM) Retreat in Kota Baharu, Kelantan state capital, Malaysia on Mar 1, 2015. Also present (from left) Minister for Trade and Industry Singapore Lim Hng Kiang, Secreta... Read More

CYCLING AROUND THE WORLD

CYCLING AROUND THE WORLD. Chinese traveller Lee Cheung, 57, rides his bicycle in Basra, southeast of Baghdad, Iraq on Feb 21, 2015. Desire to meet people of different cultures has prompted Lee Cheung to leave his home and go cycling round the world in a journey that could take him close to 18 years. Photo courtesy Essam Al-Sudani ... Read More

FOSSILS OF CROCODILES 13-MILLION YEARS OLD FOUND IN PERUVIAN AMAZON

FOSSILS OF CROCODILES 13-MILLION YEARS OLD FOUND IN PERUVIAN AMAZON. Aerologist’s inspect a 13-million-year-old crocodilian species found in the Peruvian Amazon on Feb 26, 2015. Seven 13-million-year-old crocodilian species were found by investigators of the Department of Vertebrates Paleontology, of the Natural History Museum attached to the Universidad Nacional Mayor de Mayor de San Marcos (U... Read More

CRICKET WORLD CUP 2015: AFGHANISTAN SHOCK SCOTLAND IN FINAL OVER

CRICKET WORLD CUP 2015: AFGHANISTAN SHOCK SCOTLAND IN FINAL OVER. Afghanistan’s Hamid Hassan raises his bat in celebration after their Cricket World Cup Pool A win over Scotland in Dunedin, New Zealand on Feb 26, 2015. Afghanistan has picked up its first World Cup victory, beating Scotland by one wicket in their Pool A clash in Dunedin. The Afghans looked on track to cruise to the winning total of... Read More

CRICKET WORLD CUP 2015: SRI LANKA BEAT BANGLADESH BY 92 RUNS

CRICKET WORLD CUP 2015: SRI LANKA BEAT BANGLADESH BY 92 RUNS. Sri Lankan cricketer Tillakaratne Dilshan (C) celebrates his century with Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara (L) in their World Cup Pool A clash in Melbourne, Australia on Feb 26, 2015. Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 92 runs. Photo courtesy Mal Fairclough ... Read More

AFGHAN AVALANCHES: OVER 100 DEAD AND DOZENS MISSING

AFGHAN AVALANCHES: OVER 100 DEAD AND DOZENS MISSING. Rescuers carry the body of a victim of avalanches after funeral prayers in Khench district of Panjshir province, north of Kabul, Afghanistan on Feb 26, 2015. Afghan rescuers are searching for dozens of people believed to be trapped under snow after a series of deadly avalanches north of the capital, Kabul. Officials said at least 187 people had ... Read More

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ASIA
22 ASIAN COUNTRIES AGREE TO IMPROVE DISASTER MANAGEMENT

KUALA LUMPUR, March 2 (NNN-Bernama) -- Malaysia and 21 Asian countries agreed to share Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to improve disaster management procedures in the region.

The agreement was reached at the 3rd International Medical Emergency Forum (IMEF), an agency under the International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP).

MIDDLE EAST
DOHA HOSTS 11TH NATO CONFERENCE

DOHA, Qatar, Mar 2 (NNN-QNA) - Qatar will host the 11th annual North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Conference on Weapons of Mass Destruction, Arms Control, Disarmament and Non-proliferation, in Doha today (Monday), reports Qatar News Agency (QNA).

Hosted by the National Committee for the Prohibition of Weapons, represented by ...

AFRICA
EARLY RESULTS IN LESOTHO POLLS SHOW PM THOMAS THABANE'S PARTY LEADING

MASERU, LESOTHO, March 2 (NNN-XINHUA) -- Prime Minister Thomas Thabane's All Basotho Convention (ABC) party has taken the early lead in Lesotho's parliamentary elections, according to preliminary results released here Sunday.

Of the 19 constituencies where vote counting has been completed, the ABC won in 16 constituencies, the Independent ...

LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN
BRAZIL CONSUMERS' POWER BILLS TO INCREASE BY AN AVERAGE 23.4 PER CENT

BRASILIA, March 2 (NNN-MERCOPRESS) --Brazil's utilities were granted an average special rate hike of 23.4% to cover the costs of a energy subsidy program that the government of President Dilma Rousseff has decided to stop funding directly, the country's electrical energy system regulator said on Friday, as reported by ...

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