COMMONWEALTH GAMES: BRONZE DEBUT FOR MALAYSIAN DIVERS

COMMONWEALTH GAMES: BRONZE DEBUT FOR MALAYSIAN DIVERS. Malaysian diver Pandelela Rinong (left) and her partner Nur Dhabitah Sabri compete in the women's Synchronised 10m Platform Diving Competition at the Royal Commonwealth pool during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh. Both win a bronze with a total score of 300.12 points. Photo courtesy bernama images ... Read More

LANDSLIDE HITS INDIAN VILLAGE, KILLING AT LEAST 21

LANDSLIDE HITS INDIAN VILLAGE, KILLING AT LEAST 21. The debris of a house after a landslide triggered by heavy rains at Malin village in Pune district, Maharashtra, India on July 30, 2014. Rescue workers in western India have worked through the night to locate survivors of a landslide that has claimed at least 21 lives and buried some 40 homes. Ten people have been rescued from the wreckage in the... Read More

SOUTH AFRICAN FIRM INTRODUCES AFRICA’S FIRST SOLAR-POWERED COMPUTER

SOUTH AFRICAN FIRM INTRODUCES AFRICA’S FIRST SOLAR-POWERED COMPUTER. Picture of solar-powered Android desktop, IMPI Mk1. South African-based Capsule Technologies has designed and successfully launched Africa’s first solar-powered Android desktop computer which targets Africans without adequate access to constant power supply on July 30, 2014. Dubbed the IMPI Mk1 – meaning warrior in Zulu – the sol... Read More

LIBERIA TAKES STEPS TO CONTAIN WEST AFRICAN EBOLA OUTBREAK

LIBERIA TAKES STEPS TO CONTAIN WEST AFRICAN EBOLA OUTBREAK. A banner hang in Monrovia, Liberia, warns people to be cautious about the ebola virus on July 30, 2014. Liberia has announced that it is closing down all schools across the country to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Non-essential government workers will be sent home for 20 days and the army deployed to enforce the measures. The... Read More

GAZA CONFLICT

GAZA CONFLICT. A young boy stands in the ruins of a house which was destroyed during an air strike in Central Bureij refugee camp in the Gaza Strip on July 29, 2014. The United Nations chief Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon made the appeal in a statement issued last night by his spokesperson, after leaflets were reportedly dropped by the Israeli Defence Forces in the northern Gaza Strip warning tens ... Read More

COMMONWEALTH GAMES 2014: KHIR'S BOXING CAMPAIGN END IN QUARTER-FINALS

COMMONWEALTH GAMES 2014: KHIR'S BOXING CAMPAIGN END IN QUARTER-FINALS. Northern Ireland's Sean Duffy, left, in action against Malaysia's Khir Akyazlan Azmi in the Men's Light Welter Quarter-final match at the SECC, during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland July 29, 2014. Khir's Commonwealth Games campaign in the men's light welterweight (64kg) category ended in the quarter-finals o... Read More

EBOLA OUTBREAK WORSENING

EBOLA OUTBREAK WORSENING. Woman from Liberia reading brochures given by World Health Organisation (WHO) to on ways to protect Ebola from spreading in Monrovia, Liberia July 29, 2014. The Ebola virus has so far claimed 129 lives in Liberia and about 700 lives in the West African countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Photo courtesy WHO ... Read More

HAITI CELEBRATES CARNIVAL OF FLOWERS IN PORT-AU-PRINCE

HAITI CELEBRATES CARNIVAL OF FLOWERS IN PORT-AU-PRINCE. Queen of the Carnival of Flowers smiles for the camera as she takes part in the second day of the carnival in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on July 29, 2014. The three-day festival takes place through the streets of the Hatian capital's downtown area. Photo courtesy Hector retamal ... Read More

CLOWN PARADE IN GUATEMALA

CLOWN PARADE IN GUATEMALA. A clown watches man playing saxophone during sixth Latin American Congress of Clowns parade, at the Historical Centre of Guatemala City, capital of Guatemala, on July 29, 2014. Photo courtesy elsalvador.com ... Read More

EID AL-FITR FESTIVAL IN CAPE VERDE

EID AL-FITR FESTIVAL IN CAPE VERDE. Faithfuls offer prayers to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr festival in Praia, capital of Cape Verde, Praia on July 29, 2014. Muslims in Cape Verde celebrated the Eid al-Fitr festival, which marks the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. Photo courtesy Xinhua ... Read More

PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL CELEBRATE PERU’S INDEPENDENCE

PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL CELEBRATE PERU’S INDEPENDENCE. Patients and staff at Peru's largest psychiatric hospital put on a patriotic parade at the facility to celebrate the 193rd anniversary of the country's independence from Spain July 28,2014.About 200 of them donned costumes to portray soldiers, noted Peruvians, Incas and the rebels who drove out Spanish forces in 1821.It is the only annual eve... Read More

IDENTIFYING THE BODIES OF MH17 VICTIMS

IDENTIFYING THE BODIES OF MH17 VICTIMS. Forensic experts from the Malaysian Special Rescue Team (SMART) transfer bodies of MH17 victims for the process of identifying from Kharkiv, Ukraine to the Netherlands on July 24, 2014. The Boeing 777-200 aircraft was carrying 298 people - 283 passengers and 15 crew. It is believed that the plane was shot down but until today no one has claimed responsibil... Read More

SURGEONS REMOVE 232 TEETH FROM TEEN IN INDIA

SURGEONS REMOVE 232 TEETH FROM TEEN IN INDIA. Dentists display teeth removed from 17-year-old Ashik Gavai, right, at JJ Hospital in Mumbai, India on July 24, 2014. Surgeons in Mumbai have removed 232 teeth from the mouth of the Indian teenager in what they believe may be a world-record operation, the hospital said. Ashik Gavai, 17, sought medical help for a swelling on the right side of his lower ... Read More

INVESTIGATORS WORK AT ACCIDENT SITE OF TAIWAN PLANE CRASH

INVESTIGATORS WORK AT ACCIDENT SITE OF TAIWAN PLANE CRASH. An investigator works at the accident site after a Taiwan plane smashed into residential buildings following a failed emergency landing in the outlying island county of Penghu, southeast China's Taiwan, July 24, 2014. Forty-eight people have been confirmed dead and 10 others injured in the plane crash, which occurred on Wednesday evening. ... Read More

INDIA: SCHOOL BUS AND TRAIN CRASH KILLS 18 CHILDREN

INDIA: SCHOOL BUS AND TRAIN CRASH KILLS 18 CHILDREN. Scattered books and bags of students at the site of an accident where a train crashed into a school bus at Masaipet in Medak district in the Indian state of Telangana on July 24, 2014. At least 18 children were killed along with their driver when a school bus was hit by a train. The passenger train rammed into the school bus, dragging it several... Read More

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ASIA
MALAYSIA, NETHERLANDS CALL FOR IMMEDIATE CESSATION OF HOSTILITIES AT MH17 CRASH SITE

THE HAGUE, July 31 (NNN-Bernama) -- Malaysia and the Netherlands have called for immediate cessation of hostilities in and around the crash site of Malaysia Airline (MAS) Flight MH17 in Torez, Ukraine, lest such tension escalates into war between the Ukrainian government and the separatist groups.

Malaysian Prime ...

MIDDLE EAST
ISRAELI AIRSTRIKE KILLS FIRST GAZA CHRISTIAN

GAZA, Palestine, July 31 (NNN-XINHUA) - When rescue workers were searching under the rubble of the house of Jalila Ayyad, a 65-year-old Christian woman from Gaza, they found pieces of torn Bibles and her body, as she was already dead from an Israeli airstrike on her house.

Ayyad, a ...

AFRICA
WORK ON DAM TO IRRIGATE SUGARCANE FIELDS IN ETHIOPIA'S AFAR STATE NEARLY COMPLETE

ADDIS ABABA, July 31 (NNN-ENA) -- Work on the dam ebing built to irrigate sugarcane fields for the Kesem Sugar Factory in Ethiopia's Afar Regional State is near completion, according to Water Works Design and Supervision Enterprise.

The Kesem Dam and Irrigation Project Representative, Getu Molla, told ENA Wednesday ...

LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN
LAT AM MERCOSUR BLOC STRENGTHEN ALLIANCE

CARACAS, July 31 (NNN-Prensa Latina) -- The Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR) alliance have expressed their decision to strengthen their trade and relations in favor of development. A 15-page document includes all the agreements among the members during the 46th Ordinary Meeting of the regional bloc, held on Tuesday at ...

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