34 KG PEARL FOUND IN PHILIPPINES IS WORLD'S BIGGEST. Philippine officials believe they may have recovered the biggest natural giant clam pearl in the world, weighing a whopping 34 kg, Palawan official Aileen Amurao says. The pearl was found 10 years ago by a fisherman who was unaware of its value and kept it as a good luck charm. If confirmed, it will easily beat the current record holder, the P... Read More
ITALY QUAKE: EMERGENCY DECLARED AS HOPES FOR MORE SURVIVORS FADE. A body is carried away by rescuers following an earthquake in Amatrice, central Italy, on August 25, 2016. Italy has declared a state of emergency in the regions worst hit by Wednesday's earthquake as hopes of finding more survivors fade. At least 250 people are now known to have died and 365 were injured. Teams have continued to ... Read More
MYANMAR QUAKE DAMAGES AT LEAST 185 BAGAN PAGODAS. Military personnel clear debris at a Sulamani Guphaya temple, which was damaged by a strong earthquake in Bagan, Myanmar, on August 25, 2016. Rescue workers surveyed the damage after the powerful earthquake shook Myanmar, damaging 185 ancient Buddhist pagodas in the former capital of Bagan, a major tourist site. Photo courtesy Min Kyi Thein ... Read More
15 KILLED AND ABOUT 40 WOUNDED IN KABUL UNIVERSITY ATTACK. Survivors walk towards an ambulance after they were rescued from the site of an attack at the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul, Afghanistan on August 24, 2016. 15 people were killed and about 40 others injured in the attack by militants on the university on Wednesday. One of the person who died was a guard, according to... Read More
GABON PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION RALLY. A man wearing a traditional Bateke feathered wig joins supporters of incumbent Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba at an electoral rally in Lekoni, Gabon on August 24, 2016. Presidential elections will be held in Gabon on August 27, 2016. Photo courtesy Marco Longari ... Read More
SINGAPORE FORMER PRESIDENT S R NATHAN LIES IN STATE IN PARLIAMENT HOUSE. Vigil guards stand by the coffin of former President S R Nathan at Singapore's Parliament House on August 25, 2016. Nathan, Singapore's sixth and longest-serving president, died at the age of 92 at the Singapore General Hospital on Monday, three weeks after suffering a stroke. The state funeral is on Friday, Aug 26.Phot... Read More
ITALY EARTHQUAKE: SEARCH FOR SURVIVORS AS DEATH TOLL INCREASES. Search and rescue team survey a collapsed house in del Tronto, Italy on August 24, 2016. Thousands of rescuers have searched through the night for survivors following Wednesday's earthquake in a mountainous area of central Italy.Many people are still believed to be buried under rubble and more than 4,300 rescuers are using heavy ... Read More
MYANMAR EARTHQUAKE: THREE DEAD AND TEMPLES DAMAGED. Cracks seen on pagodas after earthquake hit central Myanmar on August 24, 2016. A 6.8 magnitude earthquake damaged pagodas in the ancient city of Bagan killing three people. Tremors were felt as far away as Thailand, Bangladesh and India, sending fearful residents into the streets. Many pagodas and temples in Bagan were damaged. The quake ... Read More
EGYPT: SHAHIN AL-KHALWATI MOSQUE. A man looks at the general view of a cemetery from the Shahin Al-Khalwati Mosque in Cairo, Egypt on August 24, 2016. Muslim Sufi Shahin Al-Khalwati built the mosque in the 16th century on top of a hill where he would go into spiritual seclusion. Today the neglected mosque sits on the top of a hill of a cemetery. Al-Khalwati's grandchildren demand the governme... Read More
MALAYSIA: THOUSANDS WELCOME RETURN OF MALAYSIA'S RIO ATHLETES. Malaysian Prime Mnister Najib Tun Razak and wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor take pictures during return of Malaysian athletes from Rio Olympics in Brazil at the International Airport Kuala lumpur, Malaysia on August 24, 2016. About 3,000 sports enthusiasts thronged the airport to welcome them. The Malaysian contingent won four silv... Read More
MALAYSIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY EXHIBITION. A young boy looks at a portrait of Malaysia's first Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman chanting 'independence' on August 31, 1957 in the exhibition 'One Malaysia One Story' at the National Museum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on August 23, 2016. In conjunction with the National Day celebration 2016, thE exhibition will recall the journey and fight to fre... Read More
MALAYSIA: CUB AND MOTHER PANDA CELEBRATE BIRTHDAY. Tengku Amir Shah ibni Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, the Raja Muda (Crown Prince) of the Malaysian state of Selangor (right) looks at 10-year-old mother Panda Liang Liang eating her birthday cake during joint birthday celebrations for the mother panda and her one-year-old female panda cub Nuan Nuan at the National Zoo in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.... Read More
SINGAPORE'S NATIONAL FLAG HANGS AT HALF MAST. Singapore's national flag hangs at half mast to mourn the passing of former president S.R. Nathan at parliament house on August 23, 2016. The late former President Nathan will receive a State Funeral on Friday (Aug 26), announced the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) after he passed away on Monday. Nathan died at the age of 92, after suffering a stroke... Read More
ARGENTINE FARMERS GIVE FREE FRUIT AS PROTEST. People receive free pears and apples during a protest staged by Argentine producers and farmers from the Patagonian provinces of Neuquen and Rio Negro for their losses in their farming in Buenos Aires, Argentina on August 23, 2016. Photo courtesy Enrique Marcarian ... Read More
ONE KILLED, 30 WOUNDED BY BOMBS IN SOUTHERN THAILAND. Scene at Pattani, Thailand on August 23, 2016 after two bombs exploded Tuesday night. A woman was killed while 30 others were injured when two bombs exploded in the middle of the town, according to police. The first attack was at the parking lot of an entertainment outlet at 11 pm (local time) while the second, in front of a hotel. The seco... Read More
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TUNIS, Tunisia, Aug 28 (NNN-TAP) - Tunisia's new national unity government was sworn in on Saturday, before President Beji Caid Essebsi, after approval from parliament.
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