BADMINTON: MALAYSIA MASTERS:MALAYSIAN MIX DOUBLES PAIR ADVANCE TO QUARTER FINAL

BADMINTON: MALAYSIA MASTERS:MALAYSIAN MIX DOUBLES PAIR ADVANCE TO QUARTER FINAL. Malaysian mix doubles badminton players celebrate after defeating Mathias Christiansen-Christinna Pedersen of Denmark to advance to the quarter-finals of the Malaysia Masters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Jan 18, 2018. The pair of Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying took them more than an hour to beat the Danes, 21-18, 13... Read More

BADMINTON MALAYSIA MASTERS

BADMINTON MALAYSIA MASTERS. Taiwan's Tai Tzu Ying during match with Canadian player Michelle Li at the Malaysia Masters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Jan 18, 2018. Tzu Ying beat Michelle Li 21-12, 21-10 at Axiata Arena KL Sports City. Photo courtesy Bernama images ... Read More

KUWAIT AVIATION SHOW

KUWAIT AVIATION SHOW. Saudi Falcon Hawk Mk 65 aircraft perform during the Kuwait aviation show in Kuwait City, Kuwait on January 18, 2018. The show displays more than 30 aircraft, all of which are represented by the leading commercial and military aircraft manufacturers around the world. The show ends on Jan 20, 2018. Photo courtesy Agencies ... Read More

MOTOR SPORT: DAKAR 2018, STAGE 11: BRINKE QUICKEST FOR TOYOTA IN MOTOR SECTION

MOTOR SPORT: DAKAR 2018, STAGE 11: BRINKE QUICKEST FOR TOYOTA IN MOTOR SECTION. Toyota driver Bernhard Brinke topped the 11th stage of the 2018 Dakar Rally on Jna 18, 2018. Ten Brinke dominated the car stage, finishing more than four minutes ahead of Peugeot drivers Cyril Despres, Sainz and Peterhansel. The Dutchman needed 4 hours, 10 minutes, 54 seconds to cover the 280km between Belen and ... Read More

MOTOR SPORT: DAKAR RALLY: TOBY PRICE WINS STAGE 11 BIKE SECTION

MOTOR SPORT: DAKAR RALLY: TOBY PRICE WINS STAGE 11 BIKE SECTION. Toby Price of Australia during a victorious Stage 11 of the 2018 Dakar Rally in Argentina on Jan 18, 2018. KTM rider Price also won the bike stage. Photo courtesy Agencies ... Read More

MEXICO FIRST SUCCESSFUL BIRTH OF PENGUIN

MEXICO FIRST SUCCESSFUL BIRTH OF PENGUIN. An Adelie Penguin chick (Pygoscelis adeliae) less than a month old, is protected by its parents while remaining in a recreated antarctic environment in the zoo of Guadalajara, Jalisco state, Mexico on Jan 18, 2018. According to a zoo report, this is the first successful birth of this species in Latin America since 2015 when the penguins arrived at the... Read More

BRAZIL: ARMY OPERATION IN RIO AREA TO PREPARE FOR CARVIVAL

BRAZIL: ARMY OPERATION IN RIO AREA TO PREPARE FOR CARVIVAL. An eldery woman looks at the soldiers taking part in a surprise operation in the Jacarezinho slum in Rio de Janeiro on Jan 18, 2018. 3,000 troops were sent to Rio to curb mounting violence, and in an attempt to help restore order. The operation on Thursday took place three weeks ahead of the annual Carnival, when thousands of tourists... Read More

RAFFLESIA ARNOLDII FLOWER FULL BLOOM IN INDONESIA

RAFFLESIA ARNOLDII FLOWER FULL BLOOM IN INDONESIA. Seven-petal giant flower "Rafflesia arnoldii" is seen in full bloom in Padang Guci, Bengkulu on Indonesia's Sumatra island on Jan 17, 218. The flower, named after British stateman Stamford Raffles and a British botanist Joseph Arnold, is a rare cabbage-like flower which normally has five flower petals, found mostly in the Sumatran rain forest.... Read More

CHINA RENEWS YELLOW ALERT FOR HEAVY FOG

CHINA RENEWS YELLOW ALERT FOR HEAVY FOG. Skyscrapers Oriental Pearl Tower and Jin Mao Tower (L) are seen from the Shanghai World Financial Center on a hazy day in the financial district of Pudong in Shanghai, China, Jan 17, 2018, with visibility reduced to less than 50 meters. China has a four-tier color-coded warning system for severe weather, with red being the most serious, followed by orang... Read More

MALAYSIA: LIANG LIANG GIVES BIRTH TO SECOND CUB

MALAYSIA: LIANG LIANG GIVES BIRTH TO SECOND CUB. A video grab show the giant panda Liang Liang delivering a second cub in the Malaysian zoo in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The giant panda couple in Malaysia, Xing Xing and Liang Liang, have welcomed the birth of their second cub, weighing 150 gm, on Jan 14. Natural Resources and Environment Minister Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar when announcing the g... Read More

BADMINTON: VIKTOR AXELSEN WORLD NO 1 PLAYER ADVANCES IN MALAYSIAN MASTERS

BADMINTON: VIKTOR AXELSEN WORLD NO 1 PLAYER ADVANCES IN MALAYSIAN MASTERS. Viktor Axelsen of Denmark plays a shot to Lee Hyun II of South Korea during the Men Singles round one match of the Malaysia Masters 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Jan 17, 2018. The World No 1 player advanced to the next round after a fierce battle against Lee Hyun Il of South Korea, winning in 18-21, 21-14, 21-5. In... Read More

MALAYSIAN BADMINTON ACE CHONG WEI BOWS OUT EARLY FROM MALAYSIAN MASTERS

MALAYSIAN BADMINTON ACE CHONG WEI BOWS OUT EARLY FROM MALAYSIAN MASTERS. Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei competes during the men's singles match against Kenta Nishimoto of Japan at Malaysia Masters 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Jan 17, 2018. Chong Wei, the tournament's second seed, lost to Kenta Nishimoto of Japan 21-19, 18-21, 19-21 in a closely contested match. Photo courtesy Bernama images ... Read More

CHINA'S BADMINTON ACE LIN DAN LOSES TO INDONESIA'S IHSAN MAULANA MUSTOFA 1-2 AT MALAYSIA MASTERS

CHINA'S BADMINTON ACE LIN DAN LOSES TO INDONESIA'S IHSAN MAULANA MUSTOFA 1-2 AT MALAYSIA MASTERS. Indonesia's Ihsan Maulana Mustofa competes during the men's singles match against China's Lin Dan at Malaysia Masters 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Jan 17, 2018. Mustofa won 2-1. Ihsan Maulana beat five times world champion Lin Dan, 16-21, 21-18, 17-21, at Axiata Arena, KL Sports City in Buki... Read More

3 SOLDIERS KILLED IN TURKISH MILITARY TRAINING PLANE CRASH

3 SOLDIERS KILLED IN TURKISH MILITARY TRAINING PLANE CRASH. The wreckage of a Turkish military CASA-type cargo plane in the southern Anatolian province of Isparta, Turkey on Jan 17, 2018. The Turkish military CASA-type cargo plane on Wednesday afternoon crashed in the southern Anatolian province of Isparta during training exercises, killing 3 Turkish crew members. Photo courtesy Xinhua ... Read More

ERUPTIONS FROM PHILIPPINE VOLCANO CAUSE MORE THAN 34,000 TO FLEE

ERUPTIONS FROM PHILIPPINE VOLCANO CAUSE MORE THAN 34,000 TO FLEE. Lava cascades down the near-perfect cone slopes of Mount Mayon in the Philippine on Jan 16, 2018.Glowing-red lava spurted and flowed down the Philippines’ most active volcano Tuesday in a stunning display of its fury that has caused more than 34,000 villagers to flee.The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said ... Read More

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ASIA
MALAYSIA, THAILAND'S NSC TO FORM WORKING COMMITTEE ON SECURITY COOPERATION

By Mohd Haikal Mohd Isa

BANGKOK, Thailand Jan 19 (NNN-Bernama) – The respective National Security Council (NSC) of Malaysia and Thailand today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on establishing a Joint Working Committee-Security Cooperation (JWC-SC) between the two countries.
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MIDDLE EAST
YEMENIS DISPLACED BY FRESH VIOLENCE FACE BLEAK WINTER - UNHCR

ADEN, Jan 19 (NNN-UNHCR) -- Having endured almost three years of conflict in Yemen’s Red Sea governorate of Al Hudaydah, the Saad family were finally forced to flee their home ...

AFRICA
ZIMBABWE'S PRESIDENT MNANGAGWA TURNS ON CHARM IN DIALOGUE WITH BUSINESS LEADERS

HARARE, Jan 19 (NNN-NEW ZIANA) -- President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Thursday presented himself for dialogue with business leaders, engaging them in a forum which tackled various issues focused on paving ...

LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN
SPEEDING CAR PLOUGHED ONTO BRAZIL'S COPACABANA BEACH, KILLS BABY

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan 19 (NNN-TELESUR)--A speeding car ploughed through evening strollers on a crowded sidewalk of Rio de Janeiro's famed Copacabana beach on Thursday in an apparent accident, killing ...

EUROPE
NINE DEAD AS HUGE STORMS BATTER EUROPE; SIX IN GERMANY

BERLIN, Jan 19 (NNN-AGENCIES) -- Nine people including two firefighters were killed Thursday as violent gales battered northern Europe, snapping air and train links. Germany halted all long-distance rail ...