VENEZUELA COURT ATTACKED FROM HELICOPTER

VENEZUELA COURT ATTACKED FROM HELICOPTER. A helicopter circled over Venezuela's Supreme Court building in downtown Caracas, Venezuela, on June 28, 2017 and reportedly dropped four grenades on the buildings. The Venezuelan military is hunting for a rogue elite police officer suspected of carrying out the helicopter. Oscar Perez posted Instagram videos admitting to carrying out the attack and ... Read More

COLOMBIA: GUITAR MADE FROM A GUN

COLOMBIA: GUITAR MADE FROM A GUN. Colombian musician Cesar Lopez plays his guitar which he merged with a real weapon, and calls "Escopetarra" or "Gun guitar", during an act to commemorate the completion of the disarmament process of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia FARC rebels in Buenavista, Colombia, on June 28, 2017. The United Nations says it has concluded the disarmament process for... Read More

DURIAN FEST FOR AH MENG AS SINGAPORE ZOO TURNS 44

DURIAN FEST FOR AH MENG AS SINGAPORE ZOO TURNS 44. Ah Meng the orang utan enjoying a durian feast as the Singapore Zoo celebrated 44 years of wild encounters on June 28, 2017. Ah Meng and other orang utans, the zoo's flagship species, were treated to the spiky fruit and made quick work of the thorny shells, husking their favourite durians with their bare hands and teeth. Ah Meng is a female Suma... Read More

CHINA LAUNCHES NEW DESTROYER

CHINA LAUNCHES NEW DESTROYER. The Chinese navy's new destroyer, a 10,000-tonne domestically designed and produced vessel, is launched at Jiangnan Shipyard (Group) in east China's Shanghai Municipality, on June 28, 2017. The destroyer is the first of China's new generation of destroyers. It is equipped with new air defence, anti-missile, anti-ship and anti-submarine weapons. The vessel marks a mile... Read More

CHINA DONATES WEAPONS TO PHILIPPINES IN BATTLE AGAINST TERRORIST

CHINA DONATES WEAPONS TO PHILIPPINES IN BATTLE AGAINST TERRORIST. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte checks the scope of a Chinese-made CS/LR4A sniper rifle during the presentation of thousands of rifles and ammunition by China at Clark Airbase in northern Philippines, on June 28, 2017. China donated the guns to Duterte to help Manila in its battle against Islamist gunmen who are holed up in a s... Read More

MALAYSIAN JONATHAN NYEPA BREAKS 103

MALAYSIAN JONATHAN NYEPA BREAKS 10.30SEC BARRIER IN SOUTH KOREA. Jonathan (right) during 2016 SUKMA National Games in Sarawak state. Malaysian Jonathan Nyepa clocked 10.28sec to finish second in the 100m final at the Korea Open Athletics Championships in Jeongseon, Gangwon-do, South Korea, on June 28, 2017. The Sarawakian finished behind Korean ace Kim Kok Young who won in 10.07s. Fellow Sarawak... Read More

CHINA'S LATEST HIGH SPEED TRAIN

CHINA'S LATEST HIGH SPEED TRAIN. Railway workers pose for photos with the Fuxing, China's latest high speed train capable of reaching 400kph (248mph) during its maiden service from Beijing on June 27, 2017. The new bullet trains CR400AF and CR400BF began to operate on the Beijing-Shanghai route on Monday. They are called "Fuxing" which means "Rejuvenation" in English, and will travel at a speed of... Read More

EID AL-FITR CELEBRATION IN PAKISTAN

EID AL-FITR CELEBRATION IN PAKISTAN. Pakistani youths ride a swing at the Lake View Park in Islamabad, Pakistan, on the second day of the Eid al-Fitr holiday June 27, 2017 marking the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. Photo courtesy Agencies ... Read More

WAR-TORN MARAWI WILL RISE AS A PROSPEROUS CITY AGAIN

WAR-TORN MARAWI WILL RISE AS A PROSPEROUS CITY AGAIN. Smoke billows past minarets after an aerial bombing by the Philippine Air Force on Maute positions in Marawi City, Philippines, on the second day of Eid al-Fitr holiday June 27, 2017. Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday said as he joined Muslims in celebrating Eid al Fitr the city would be “prosperous” again, saying he would do e... Read More

DEATH TOLL FROM PAKISTANI OIL TANKER FIRE RISES TO 158

DEATH TOLL FROM PAKISTANI OIL TANKER FIRE RISES TO 158. Army personnel stand guard at the scene of an oil tanker accident in Bahawalpur, Pakistan, on June 27, 2017. The death toll from the oil tanker fire in Bahawalpur district of Pakistan's eastern Punjab Province on Sunday has risen to 158, officials said. The official feared that the death toll might rise further as 22 out of 111 injured curren... Read More

FOREST FIRE IN SPAIN THREATENS UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE NATURE RESERVE

FOREST FIRE IN SPAIN THREATENS UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE NATURE RESERVE. Smoke rises from the ground near the access to the Cuesta Maneli beach after a forest fire near Mazagon in southern Spain. The fire has forced the evacuation of 1,000 people and is threatening Donana National Park, one of Spain's most important nature reserves and a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1994, and famous for its biodiv... Read More

PREPARING FOR EID AL FITR IN BANGLADESH

PREPARING FOR EID AL FITR IN BANGLADESH. Bangladeshis cram a train station as they travel home to be with their families ahead of the Muslim festival of Eid al Fitr, in Dhaka, Bangladesh on June 2,, 2017. The mass exodus in the world's most populous Muslim country is underway as millions head home to their villages to celebrate Eid al-Fitr holiday on June 25. Photo courtesy bssnews.net ... Read More

AUSSIE SPY PLANES TO HELP PHILIPPINES FIGHT DAESH

AUSSIE SPY PLANES TO HELP PHILIPPINES FIGHT DAESH. Two AP-3C Orion aircraft will provide surveillance support to the Philippines's armed forces. Australia's Defense Minister Marise Payne Friday June 23, 2017, confirmed that state-of-the-art Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) spy planes will fly intelligence missions over the southern parts of the Philippines to assist local forces in the fight ... Read More

SUICIDE CAR BOMB OUTSIDE AFGHAN BANK IN HELMAND KILLS 34

SUICIDE CAR BOMB OUTSIDE AFGHAN BANK IN HELMAND KILLS 34. Afghans carry an injured man after a suicide car bombing in Helmand province southern of Kabul, Afghanistan on June 22, 2017. The bomber struck outside a bank, targeting Afghan troops and government employees waiting to collect their salaries ahead of a major Muslim holiday and killing at 34 people and injuring many, officials said. P... Read More

DEMONSTRATOR MOURNS IN VENEZUELA

DEMONSTRATOR MOURNS IN VENEZUELA. A man wearing a Venezuelan tricolor flag jacket kneels in prayer during a vigil to mourn a student who was killed during clashes between anti-government protesters and Bolivarian National Guard officers, in Caracas, Venezuela on June 22, 2017. The 17-year-old student was shot dead on Monday the Public Prosecutor's Office said, bringing the death toll to 72 in... Read More

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ASIA
INDIA: KILLING PEOPLE IN NAME OF COW PROTECTION NOT ACCEPTABLE--PM MODI

AHMEDABAD, India June 29 (NNN-PTI) -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said killing of people in the name of cow protection is not acceptable, remarks that come amid a spurt of attacks by cow vigilantes and a wave of protests.

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MIDDLE EAST
LAVROV: MOSCOW WILL RESPOND APPROPRIATELY TO THE U.S. THREATS AND PROVOCATIONS

MOSCOW, Russia, Jun 29 (NNN-SANA) - Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, said on Wednesday, that, Moscow will respond, in an appropriate way, to the US threats and provocations against Syria, ...

AFRICA
KENYA'S ELECTORAL COMMISSION PUTS FINAL FIGURE OF ELIGIBLE VOTERS FOR AUG 8 POLLS AT 19.61 MILLION

NAIROBI, June 28 (NNN-KBC) -- The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has finalized certification of the voters’ register which will be used to conduct Kenya's Aug 8 general election ...

LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN
22,000 ECSTASY PILLS SEIZED IN CHILE

SANTIAGO, June 29 (NNN-EFE)-- Customs agents found more than 22,000 Ecstasy pills in the luggage of an arriving passenger at Santiago International Airport, Chilean authorities said on Wednesday. The ...

EUROPE
EU EXTENDS ECONOMIC SANCTIONS AGAINST RUSSIA BY SIX MONTHS

BRUSSELS, June 29 (NNN-Xinhua) -- The European Union (EU) decided on Wednesday to prolong economic sanctions against Russia by six month until Jan. 31, 2018, saying Minsk agreements have ...