GOLF: LEE WESTWOOD SIZZLES IN ROUND ONE OF MALAYSIAN OPEN

GOLF: LEE WESTWOOD SIZZLES IN ROUND ONE OF MALAYSIAN OPEN. Former world number one, British Lee Westwood making a tee- shot to move into a one-shot lead with a seven-under 65 during the first day of the 2014 Maybank Malaysian Open in Kuala Lumpur on April 17, 2014. Westwood, who teed-off from the 10th hole dropped a lone bogey on the 10th but recovered with three birdies on the 12th, 14th and 16t... Read More

OMAN'S INFORMATION MINISTER IN MALAYSIA

OMAN'S INFORMATION MINISTER IN MALAYSIA. Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Minister Ahmad Shabery Cheek (R) and Oman's Information Minister Dr Abdulmunim Mansour Said Al-Hasani in Putrajaya, Malaysia on April 17, 2014. Abdulmunim is on a two-day official visit. Photo courtesy Bernama Images ... Read More

PERU EVACUATES UBINAS VOLCANO AREA AFTER ASH CLOUD

PERU EVACUATES UBINAS VOLCANO AREA AFTER ASH CLOUD. Volcano ash covered a house in Arequipa near the volcano Ubinas in Southern Peru on Aril 17, 2014. The authorities in Peru say they are evacuating people living near the Ubinas volcano, in the south of the country, because of increased activity. Officials said it would take three days to move 4,000 residents and their livestock to safer grounds. ... Read More

SOUTH KOREA FERRY SINKING: DEATH TOLL RISES TO 25 WITH BODIES FLOATING

SOUTH KOREA FERRY SINKING: DEATH TOLL RISES TO 25 WITH BODIES FLOATING. Passengers rescued from the Sewolferry, which sank in waters off South Korea's southwestern coast on April 17, 2014, arrive at a port on Jindo Island, South Jeolla Province. The number of confirmed deaths in the ferry sinking off South Korea jumped to 25 early Friday, as a growing number of bodies were found floating in the se... Read More

FIFA WORLD CUP TROPHY FAKES SEIZED IN CHINA

FIFA WORLD CUP TROPHY FAKES SEIZED IN CHINA. Investigators inspect confiscated unauthorized replicas of the FIFA World Cup trophy in a customs area in Yiwu, east China's Zhejiang province on April 17, 2014. The 1,020 statuettes were found in the city which has among the busiest export trades in the world. Photo courtesy Agencies ... Read More

MALAYSIAN PM IN TURKEY TO ENHANCE BILATERAL RELATIONS

MALAYSIAN PM IN TURKEY TO ENHANCE BILATERAL RELATIONS. Visiting Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak (left) and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a joint press conference in Ankara, Turkey on April 17, 2014. Najib is on a three-day official visit to Turkey beginning Wednesday to enhance bilateral relations. Photo courtesy Bernama Images ... Read More

GOLF :2014 MAYBANK MALAYSIAN OPEN

GOLF :2014 MAYBANK MALAYSIAN OPEN. South Africa JB Kruger makes a tee-shot at the 4th Malaysian Open at Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club (KLGCC) in Malaysia on April 17, 2014 Kruger recorded 4-under-par 68 on the first day of the tournament. The tournament is until April 19. Photo courtesy Benama Images ... Read More

ALGERIANS CAST VOTE

ALGERIANS CAST VOTE. Algeria's ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika (C), running for re-election, casts his ballot from a wheelchair at a polling station in Algiers on April 17, 2014. Nearly 23 million Algerian voters will vote on Thursday to choose between the six candidates for president of the republic for the next five years. Photo courtesy Farouk batiche ... Read More

INDONESIA INDEED IS HAPPY-SURVEY

INDONESIA INDEED IS HAPPY-SURVEY. Girls pose at Jatinegara Barat Road in Jakarta, Indonesia during a flood in the Indonesian capital. A recent Central Statistics Agency (BPS) survey revealed that Indonesians are happy despite hardships on April 16, 2014. Indonesia scored 65.11 percent on a scale of 100 on the BPS’ Happiness Index, which measures happiness in relation to the growing level of equali... Read More

INDIA ELECTION: VOTING STARTS ON BIGGEST POLLING DAY

INDIA ELECTION: VOTING STARTS ON BIGGEST POLLING DAY. Voters wait for their chance outside a polling booth in Rajasthan on April 17, 2014. Indians are voting in the biggest day of the general election pitting the ruling Congress party against the main opposition BJP. Polling takes place in 121 seats in 12 states, including the key states of Karnataka, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra ... Read More

PERUVIANS BLOCK ROADS TO PROTEST FUEL SALE LIMITS

PERUVIANS BLOCK ROADS TO PROTEST FUEL SALE LIMITS. Hundreds of people blocked roads in the southern region of Madre de Dios to protest the Peruvian government's imposition of controls on fuel distribution as part of authorities' battle against drug trafficking and illegal mining on April 16, 2014. Photo courtesy Agencies ... Read More

ALGERIANS GO TO THE POLLS TO CHOOSE PRESIDENT

ALGERIANS GO TO THE POLLS TO CHOOSE PRESIDENT. Algerians cast their vote at 59 mobile polling stations in the southern regions of Laghouat, Adrar and El-Oued on April 16, 2014, 24 hours prior to the presidential election day (April 17). Nearly 23 million Algerian voters will go to the polls on Thursday to choose among the six candidates for their President for the next five years. Photo courtesy a... Read More

TENNIS: BMW MALAYSIAN OPEN

TENNIS: BMW MALAYSIAN OPEN. Dominika Cibulkova from Slovakia in action against Turkish Pemra Ozgen in a first round match in the BMW Malaysian Open Tennis 2014 at the Royal Selangor Golf Club in Kuala Lumpur on April 16, 2014. Cibulkova won 6-1 6-3 over Ozgen. Photo courtesy Bernama Images ... Read More

MALAYSIAN PM NAJIB VISITS TURKEY

MALAYSIAN PM NAJIB VISITS TURKEY. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak, right, being welcome by Turkish Deputy Minister of Science, Industry And Technology Prof Davut Kavranolgu (second right) upon his arrival at the Esenboga International Airport in Ankara, Turkey on April 16, 2014. Najib is on a three-day official visit to Turkey beginning Wednesday to further bilateral relations. Photo ... Read More

SEARCH RESUMES FOR MISSING KOREAN SUNKEN FERRY

SEARCH RESUMES FOR MISSING KOREAN SUNKEN FERRY. Soldiers of the Navy's Ship Salvage Unit continue search and rescue operation for missing passengers in the sinking of the ferry Sewol in waters off the southwestern South Korean island of Jindo on April 17, 2014. Emergency services are continuing to search for nearly 300 people missing after a ferry carrying more than 470 sank off South Korea. O... Read More

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ASIA
MALAYSIA: SEARCH TO CONTINUE WITH POSSIBILITY OF ADDING COMMERCIAL ASSETS – MINISTER HISHAMMUDDIN

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia April 19 (NNN-Bernama) -- Acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Tun Hussein today gave his assurance that the search for missing Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Flight 370 will continue despite plans to regroup and reassess the operation.
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MIDDLE EAST
LEFTIST POLITICIAN ENTERS EGYPT PRESIDENTIAL RACE

CAIRO, April 20 (NNN-PRESSTV ) -- Egyptian leftist politician Hamdeen Sabahi has officially registered his candidacy to run for president in the North African country’s forthcoming presidential election.

On Saturday, Sabahi formally submitted the required documents to Egypt’s electoral commission after he managed to gather more than 31,000 signatures ...

AFRICA
MORE GHANAIAN COMPANIES JOIN INVEST IN AFRICA

ACCRA, April 20 (NNN-GNA) -- Invest in Africa has announced that leading business law firm, AB & David, is the latest company to join its expanding network of local and international partners.

The announcement follows earlier one in December 2013 that Guinness Ghana Breweries and UT ...

LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN
PERU ORDERS EVACUATION OF 28,000 CAMELIDS AFTER VOLCANO'S ERUPTION

LIMA, April 20 (NNN-ANDINA) -- Peruvian authorities ordered the moving of nearly 28,000 camelids (alpacas and llamas) of the herds that live near the Ubinas volcano because of the seismic activity that has covered their pastures in ash. The director of the state Agrorural program, Alvaro Quiñe, said that ...

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