SOUTH KOREA PRESIDENT MOON ARRIVES IN PYONGYANG FOR SUMMIT WITH KIM

SOUTH KOREA PRESIDENT MOON ARRIVES IN PYONGYANG FOR SUMMIT WITH KIM. Image of a live broadcast from Pyongyang shows South Korean President Moon Jae-in (2nd from R) and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un embracing each other shortly after Moon's arrival in the North Korean capital on September 18, 2018, for the leaders' third inter-Korean summit. Moon Jae-in and his wife, Kim Jung-sook, arrived in Pyo... Read More

AT LEAST 40 TRAPPED IN PHILIPPINE MINE FOLLOWING TYPHOON MANGKHUT

AT LEAST 40 TRAPPED IN PHILIPPINE MINE FOLLOWING TYPHOON MANGKHUT. Army rescuers carrying a body recovered from the landslide caused by Typhoon Mangkhut at a small-scale mining camp in Itogon, Benguet, in the Philippines, on September 17, 2018. Philippine authorities resumed a search for at least 40 people, who were trapped in a mine in Itogon in the northern part of the country, which was burie... Read More

TYPHOON MANGKGUT RAVAGES SOUTHERN CHINA'S GUANGDONG PROVINCE

TYPHOON MANGKGUT RAVAGES SOUTHERN CHINA'S GUANGDONG PROVINCE. Office building’s damaged windows after Typhoon Mangkhut barreled into Hong Kong, on September 17, 2018. Local meteorological authorities cancelled the yellow warning against typhoon Monday afternoon. Disaster relief work is underway. Photo courtesy Xinhua ... Read More

AT LEAST 23 DIE IN WEEKEND OF ETHIOPIA ETHNIC VIOLENCE, 200 ARRESTED

AT LEAST 23 DIE IN WEEKEND OF ETHIOPIA ETHNIC VIOLENCE, 200 ARRESTED. Police use batons to disperse crowd in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on September 17, 2018. At least 23 people were killed in a weekend of violence targeting minorities in the ethnic Oromo heartland near Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, police said, a blow to new reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's efforts at reconciliation. The viole... Read More

RUSSIA LAUNCHES BIGGEST EVER WAR GAMES WITH CHINA

RUSSIA LAUNCHES BIGGEST EVER WAR GAMES WITH CHINA. Military vehicles in entering in eastern Siberia take part in "Vostok-2018", on September 11, 2018. Russia has launched its biggest military exercise since the Cold War, involving about 300,000 service personnel, in eastern Siberia. China is sending 3,200 troops to take part in "Vostok-2018", with many Chinese armoured vehicles and aircraft. Mo... Read More

HURRICANE FLORENCE STRENGTHENS AS ONE MILLION PEOPLE ARE TOLD TO FLEE US EAST COAST

HURRICANE FLORENCE STRENGTHENS AS ONE MILLION PEOPLE ARE TOLD TO FLEE US EAST COAST. Sailors cast off mooring lines to the Command hospital ship USNS Comfort as the ship evacuates Naval Station Norfolk ahead of the projected arrival of Hurricane Florence in Norfolk, Virginia, U.S., on September 11, 2018. Hurricane Florence the most powerful storm to threaten the Carolinas in nearly three decades i... Read More

MALAYSIA: COLOURFUL, DAZZLING OPENING FOR 19TH SUKMA GAMES

MALAYSIA: COLOURFUL, DAZZLING OPENING FOR 19TH SUKMA GAMES. Performance with traditional attire performers during 19th Malaysia Games (Sukma), in Perak, Malaysia, on September 11, 2018. With the theme 'Wow Kita Hebat', (Wow We're the Greatest) the 19th Malaysia Games (Sukma) opened in spectacular light and colours at Perak Stadium. Sukma 2018 will be held from Sept 12 to 22 offering 427 gold meda... Read More

JOKOWI DELIVERS GENERAL LECTURE AT HANKUK UNIVERSITY IN SEOUL

JOKOWI DELIVERS GENERAL LECTURE AT HANKUK UNIVERSITY IN SEOUL. Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo gives a lecture to students at the Indonesian-Malaysian Language Department of Hankuk Univesity in Seoul in Seoul, Republic of Korea (ROK), on September 11, 2018. Jokowi is currently visiting to Republic of Korea and met President Moon Jae-in on Monday. Moon asked his Indonesian counterpart ... Read More

GHANAIANS BID FAREWELL TO KOFI ANNAN

GHANAIANS BID FAREWELL TO KOFI ANNAN. Members of the public pay their respects as the coffin of former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan lies in state at the Accra International Conference Center in Acara, Ghana, on September 11, 2018. The diplomat's body was flown back from Switzerland on Monday ahead of a State funeral and private burial in Accra on September 13, 2018. Nobel pPeace Laureate An... Read More

AT LEAST 32 KILLED, 128 INJURED IN SUICIDE ATTACK ON PROTESTERS IN AFGHANISTAN

AT LEAST 32 KILLED, 128 INJURED IN SUICIDE ATTACK ON PROTESTERS IN AFGHANISTAN. People walk near a burning tyre after a suicide bomb attack in Mohmand Dara district of Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, September 11, 2018. A suicide attack on protesters in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday killed at least 32 people, and wounded 128 officials said, as an uptick in violence across the war-torn country da... Read More

WORLD'S OLDEST LIVING COUPLE

WORLD'S OLDEST LIVING COUPLE. Masao Matsumoto (right) and Miyako Matsumoto pose with the Guinness World Record certificate at a nursing house in Takamatsu, Japan, on September 4, 2018. Masao Matsumoto, 108, and his 100-year-old wife, Miyako, have been confirmed as the oldest living spouses by aggregate age by Guinness World Records, having been married since October 1937.The Matsumotos never man... Read More

JAPAN'S STRONGEST TYPHOON IN 25 YEARS KILLS AT LEAST SEVEN

JAPAN'S STRONGEST TYPHOON IN 25 YEARS KILLS AT LEAST SEVEN. High waves are observed at a fishing port in Aki, Kochi Prefecture, on Tuesday evening, September 4, 2018, as Typhoon Jebi hit western Japan. Japan has been hit by its strongest typhoon in 25 years, causing at least seven deaths and 200 injuries. Typhoon Jebi made landfall in western areas, bringing heavy rain and reports of winds up to 1... Read More

CHINA: FOCAC BEIJING SUMMIT CONCLUDES

CHINA: FOCAC BEIJING SUMMIT CONCLUDES. Chinese President Xi Jinping (C, back) meets the press together with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa (L, back) and Senegalese President Macky Sall, the former and new African co-chair of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), after the conclusion of the 2018 FOCAC Beijing Summit at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, on September 4... Read More

INDIA BRIDGE COLLAPSE: DOZENS TRAPPED AND FIVE DEAD IN KOLKATA

INDIA BRIDGE COLLAPSE: DOZENS TRAPPED AND FIVE DEAD IN KOLKATA. People gather near the site where a section of Majerhat bridge collapsed in Kolkata, India, on September 4, 2018. According to the police, a portion of the arterial Majerhat bridge collapsed this evening, claiming one life, trapping several people and crushing many vehicles. Rescue teams and the army have been deployed to help recue t... Read More

MYANMAR JUDGE JAILS REUTERS REPORTERS FOR SEVEN YEARS IN LANDMARK SECRETS CASE

MYANMAR JUDGE JAILS REUTERS REPORTERS FOR SEVEN YEARS IN LANDMARK SECRETS CASE. Reuters journalist Wa Lone, centre, gives the thumbs up as he was handcuffed and escorted by police out of the court in Yangon, Myanmar, on September 3, 2018. The court sentenced two Reuters journalists to seven years in prison for illegal possession of official documents, a ruling that comes as international criticis... Read More

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ASIA
MALAYSIA: EXPLAIN 96 PCT DROP IN CONSOLIDATED ACCOUNT, FINANCE MINISTER LIM URGES FORMER PM NAJIB

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia Sept 23 (NNN-Bernama) -- Former Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak should explain why the consolidated revenue account had dropped by 96 per cent or RM11.41 billion between Dec 31, 2017 and April 30, 2018, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.
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MIDDLE EAST
TERRORISTS RECEIVE SIX SARIN AND CHLORINE GAS CYLINDERS TO MOUNT CHEMICAL ATTACK IN IDLEB

IDLEB, Syria, Sept 23 (NNN-SANA) - The Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists, handed over six cylinders filled with sarin and chlorine, to the Daesh and ‘Ansar al-Tawhid’ terrorist organisations, to be used ...

AFRICA
DEATH TOLL RISES TO 131 AFTER TANZANIAN FERRY SINKING

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, Sept 22 (NNN-XINHUA) - Tanzanian President, John Magufuli, on Friday, announced a four-day mourning, for victims of a ferry accident in Lake Victoria, as death toll ...

LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN
STABBED BRAZILIAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE LEAVES SEMI-INTENSIVE CARE

RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 23 (NNN-Xinhua) -- Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro has left the semi-intensive ward where he had been recuperating since being stabbed earlier this month.

EUROPE
THOUSANDS RALLY ACROSS RUSSIA AGAINST RAISING PENSION AGE

MOSCOW, Sept 23 (NNN-AGENCIES), -- Thousands rallied across Russia on Saturday to protest the government's plan to raise the eligibility age for retirement pensions by five years.