CANCER STRICKEN GAZA CHILD AMAZES WITH COOKING TALENT

CANCER STRICKEN GAZA CHILD AMAZES WITH COOKING TALENT. Palestinian child Mahmoud Abu Nada cooks inside the kitchen of a local restaurant, in Gaza City, on Oct 16, 2018. Although blood cancer has forced him to leave school, 11-year-old Palestinian boy Mahmoud Abu Nada became a chef after receiving courses at a Gaza restaurant. Photo courtesy Xinhua ... Read More

PAKISTANI POP STAR FAKHR-E-ALAM BEGINS ASIA LEG OF ROUND-WORLD FLIGHT

PAKISTANI POP STAR FAKHR-E-ALAM BEGINS ASIA LEG OF ROUND-WORLD FLIGHT. Fakhr-e-Alam sits on his light aircraft Stairways in Karachi, Pakistan, on Oct 16, 2018. A former pop star aiming to be the first Pakistani to fly around the world in a light aircraft has landed in Karachi, six days after take-off. Sporting a khaki jumpsuit, Fakhr-e-Alam is piloting a single-engine plane emblazoned with his nam... Read More

HALF OF ETHIOPIA'S CABINET MEMBERS ARE WOMEN

HALF OF ETHIOPIA'S CABINET MEMBERS ARE WOMEN. Ethiopia's newly appointed ministers take their oath of office, at the parliament in the capital Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Oct 16, 2018. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed unveiled a downsized cabinet where, in a first, half the members are women in government's ministerial posts, including the job of defence minister a top official said. Explainin... Read More

AT LEAST SEVEN KILLED IN TRAIN DERAILMENT IN MOROCCO

AT LEAST SEVEN KILLED IN TRAIN DERAILMENT IN MOROCCO. People gather after train derailed near Sidi Bouknadel, Morocco, on Oct 16, 2018. A shuttle train linking the Moroccan capital Rabat to a town further north on the Atlantic coast derailed, killing seven people and 80 injured. One wagon overturned in the incident near Sidi Bouknadel, a town 10 km (six miles) north of Rabat, on a coastal line con... Read More

HONDURAN MIGRANT GROUP DOUBLES IN SIZE, ENTERS GUATEMALA

HONDURAN MIGRANT GROUP DOUBLES IN SIZE, ENTERS GUATEMALA. Honduran migrants walk toward the U.S. as they make their way through Chiquimula, Guatemala, on Oct 16, 2018. Up to 3,000 migrants crossed from Honduras into Guatemala since Tuesday on a trek northward, after a standoff with police in riot gear and warnings from Washington that migrants should not try to enter the United States illegally. T... Read More

TURKISH TEAM ENTERS SAUDI CONSULATE IN ISTANBUL TO SEARCH FOR MISSING JOURNALIST

TURKISH TEAM ENTERS SAUDI CONSULATE IN ISTANBUL TO SEARCH FOR MISSING JOURNALIST. Officials arrive for an investigation into the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, Oct 15, 2018. A Turkish team entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Monday evening to conduct a search over the disappearance of the Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist, Jamal K... Read More

NEW ZEALAND KERERU PIGEON WINS BIRD OF THE YEAR

NEW ZEALAND KERERU PIGEON WINS BIRD OF THE YEAR. The kereru has swooped to victory in the Bird of the Year competition for the first time organisers Forest & Bird says, on Oct 15, 2018. A native wood pigeon known for becoming dazed and clumsy after eating fermented fruit has been named the 2018 bird of the year in New Zealand. Rescue centres have been set up around New Zealand as the birds often f... Read More

ARGENTINA: YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES

ARGENTINA: YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES. Zaineb Sghaier of Tunisia in action against Natacha Veronique Nabaina of Cameroon in the Wrestling Women's Freestyle 65kg Group B during Youth Olympic games at the Asia Pavilion, Youth Olympic Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Oct 15, 2018. The tournament will run until October 18. Photo courtesy IOC ... Read More

WHITE TIGER TRIPLETS MAKE FIRST PUBLIC APPEARANCE IN SW CHINA

WHITE TIGER TRIPLETS MAKE FIRST PUBLIC APPEARANCE IN SW CHINA. Three new born white bengal tiger cub in Yunnan Wildlife Zoo in Kunming, Southern China, on Oct 15, 2018. The rare, blue-eyed triplets were born nearly three months ago at the Yunnan Wildlife Zoo in Kunming, and made their public debut in early October. Both parents must carry the unusual gene for white colouring, which happens about o... Read More

MALAYSIAN EX-DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER ANWAR IBRAHIM RETURNS TO MALAYSIAN POLITICS

MALAYSIAN EX-DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER ANWAR IBRAHIM RETURNS TO MALAYSIAN POLITICS. Malaysian Anwar Ibrahim take oath as a Member of Parliament in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Oct 15, 2018. The 71-year-old Anwar returns to the political centre stage, after he won the Port Dickson parliamentary by-election with big majority of 23,560 votes on Saturday. The parliamentary seat was vacated by Danyal Bala... Read More

AFGHANISTAN: ATTACKS ON ELECTION RALLIES

AFGHANISTAN: ATTACKS ON ELECTION RALLIES. An Afghan man walks past the election posters of parliamentarian candidates installed on the in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Oct 14, 2018. Since official campaigning began, three attacks including Saturday's blast, have taken place at election rallies, killing over 30 people in total. Afghanistan's parliamentary election is slated for October 20, with 2,565 cand... Read More

ASEAN PARA GAMES CLOSING CEREMONY

ASEAN PARA GAMES CLOSING CEREMONY. Fireworks erupt during the closing ceremony for the 2018 Asian Para Games (APG) in Stadium Madya Gelora Bung Karno, Jakarta, Indonesia, on Oct 13, 2018. China topped the overall rankings with 172 golds, followed by the Republic of Korea with 53 gold medals. Photo courtesy Bernama images ... Read More

JAPAN: TERRACE RICE PADDIES ILLUMINATED WITH SOLAR POWERED LED LIGHTS

JAPAN: TERRACE RICE PADDIES ILLUMINATED WITH SOLAR POWERED LED LIGHTS. Terraced rice paddies of Shiroyone Senmaida glowing with 25,000 solar powered LED lights on October 13, 2018 in Wajima, Japan. The light show, called "Aze no Kirameki" (Twinkles of footpaths), started on Oct. 13 in Shiroyone Senmaida (1,000 pieces of rice fields in Shiroyone district), which is designated by the government ... Read More

CONGOLESE MIGRANTS

CONGOLESE MIGRANTS. Congolese migrants expelled from Angola in a crackdown on artisanal diamond mining carry their belongings as they walk to Tshikapa in Kasai province, near the border with Angola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on Oct 14, 2018. Congolese migrants and officials said dozens of people were killed this month in neighbouring Angola in a crackdown on artisanal diamond mining.... Read More

GOLF: AUSTRALIA'S MARC LEISHMAN CRUISES TO CIMB CLASSIC WIN

GOLF: AUSTRALIA'S MARC LEISHMAN CRUISES TO CIMB CLASSIC WIN. Marc Leishman pose with his winning trophy during 2018 CIMB Classic golf tournament in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Oct 14, 2018. Australian golfer Marc Leishman has stormed to a massive five-stroke victory in the PGA Tour's CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur. World No. 24 Leishman claimed his fourth US tour title, shooting a final round seven... Read More

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ASIA
LANDSLIDE IN NORTH MALAYSIA’S PENANG ISLAND: SEARCH OPERATIONS CONTINUE

GEORGE TOWN, Penang, Malaysia, Oct 20 (NNN-BERNAMA) - The search-and-rescue (SAR) operations, for the victims in the landslide in Jalan Bukit Kukus, Paya Terubong, near here, resumed today. Head of the Fire and Rescue Operations Branch of the Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM), Morni Mamat, said, the second ...

MIDDLE EAST
U.S.-LED AIR STRIKES KILL 32 CIVILIANS IN EASTERN SYRIA

DAMASCUS, Syria, Oct 20 (NNN-XINHUA) - At least 32 civilians were killed, over the past 24 hours, by U.S.-led air strikes on Syria's eastern province of Deir al-Zour, a ...

AFRICA
SUDAN TO MEDIATE FOR PEACE IN CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

KHARTOUM, Oct 20 (NNN-PANA) -- Central African Republic (CAR) warring factions and government have agreed to meet in Khartoum under Sudanese President Omar Bashir’s mediation to end the conflict in ...

LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN
ECUADOR, VENEZUELA SEVER DIPLOMATIC TIES DUE TO IMPROPER ACCUSATIONS

QUITO/CARACAS, Oct 20 (NNN-MERCOPRESS) -- The government of President Lenin Moreno Thursday expelled Venezuela's ambassador in Quito and the Nicolás Maduro regime hit back by ordering the Ecuadorian chargé d'affairs ...

EUROPE
RUSSIA AND UZBEKISTAN START WORK ON NUCLEAR POWER PLANT

TASHKENT, Oct 20 (NNN-AGENCIES) -- Russia and Uzbekistan began preliminary work on Friday on the first Uzbek nuclear power plant project which Moscow estimates will cost US$11 billion. The ...