MACAWS BRING HARMONY TO VENEZUELA’S CARACAS

MACAWS BRING HARMONY TO VENEZUELA’S CARACAS. Vanessa Silva, 38, feeds macaws that fly to her apartment window every day looking for food in Caracas, Venezuela on Nov 26, 2014. The Caracas’ signature bird, the blue-and-yellow macaw, is one of four such species that inhabit the valley. Macaws are thriving amid the high-rises and traffic of Caracas thanks to a group of amateur birders who feed them... Read More

LEBANESE DIVA SABAH DIES, AGED 87

LEBANESE DIVA SABAH DIES, AGED 87. An undated file picture from the late 1960s shows Lebanese veteran singer Sabah posing on the set of a film in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria. Lebanese singer and actress Sabah, one of the Arab world's best-known entertainers, has died aged 87 at her home in Beirut of an unspecified illness, reported Lebanon's National News Agency on Nov 26, 2014. Saba... Read More

COLOMBIAN SOLDIERS SEIZED WEAPONS

COLOMBIAN SOLDIERS SEIZED WEAPONS. A group of soldiers look at part of the 9,517 weapons seized from the FARC and ELN guerrillas and local criminal gangs before being melted in furnaces of the National Steel Factory (Sidenal) in Sogamoso, Boyaca department, Colombia on Nov 26, 2014. The metal obtained from these weapons will be used in the manufacture of rods used to reinforce the foundations and ... Read More

MALAYSIAN PM NAJIB OPENS UMNO GENERAL ASSEMBLY

MALAYSIAN PM NAJIB OPENS UMNO GENERAL ASSEMBLY. United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) President and also Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak at the flag-raising ceremony to mark the opening of the Umno general assembly in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Nov 27, 2014. A total of 2,752 Umno, which is the leading political party in Malaysia’s ruling National Front (Barisan Nasional) delegates from ... Read More

BRAZIL'S CAPOEIRA GAINS UN CULTURAL HERITAGE STATUS

BRAZIL'S CAPOEIRA GAINS UN CULTURAL HERITAGE STATUS. Brazil's martial art of Capoeira, Burundi's ritual dance of the royal drum and the preparation of Lavash – a popular flatbread integral to Armenian cuisine – are among the eight elements added during the 9th Session of the intergovernmental committee of UNESCO’s Convention for the Protection of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Paris on Nov 26, 20... Read More

ARGENTINA'S KIRCHNER IN FIRST PUBLIC SPEECH AFTER ILLNESS

ARGENTINA'S KIRCHNER IN FIRST PUBLIC SPEECH AFTER ILLNESS. Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez took a selfie with supporters in Buenos Aires, Argentina at her first public speech after illness on Nov 26, 2014. The 61-year-old appeared in good health after she was hospitalized for a gastrointestinal inflammation that forced her to miss a G20 meeting in Australia earlier this month. Photo court... Read More

NAMIBIA PREPARES FOR AFRICA'S FIRST E-VOTE

NAMIBIA PREPARES FOR AFRICA'S FIRST E-VOTE. Namibia election officers demonstrates to an elderly women how to use e-voting in Windhoek, Namibia on Nov 26, 2014. Namibia will vote in Africa's first electronic ballot Friday Nov 28, 2014, a general election that will usher in a new president and quotas to put more women in government. Opposition parties have launched an 11th-hour challenge to the use... Read More

AFTERMATH OF NIGERIA BOMB BLAST

AFTERMATH OF NIGERIA BOMB BLAST. People walk past barricade and closed shops at a market following a suicide bomb attack in Maiduguri, Nigeria on Nov 26, 2014. Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up Tuesday in a crowded market in Nigeria’s northeastern city of Maiduguri, killing at least 30 people, according to witnesses and a security official. The two teenage girls dressed in full hijabs ... Read More

SAARC SUMMIT OPENS IN KATHMANDU NEPAL

SAARC SUMMIT OPENS IN KATHMANDU NEPAL. The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif (center), Prime Minister of Nepal Sushil Koirala, right, during the opening session of the 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit in Kathmandu, Nepal on Nov 26, 2014. The two day summit theme is 'Deeper Integration for Peace and Prosperity in South... Read More

CUBA CLIMBS TO THE TOP IN CAC GAMES

CUBA CLIMBS TO THE TOP IN CAC GAMES. Cuban Irisdaymi Herrera competes during the women's long jump competition at the Central American and Caribbean Games, in Vera Cruz, Mexico on Nov 26, 2014. Cuba have so far appeared on top of the standings in the games by accumulating 77 titles, one ahead of Mexico. Cuba has also won a total of 166 medals while Mexico (76-61-81) are in second place. Colombia... Read More

FAMOUS CAMBODIAN ELEPHANT SET FOR RETIREMENT, RESETTLEMENT

FAMOUS CAMBODIAN ELEPHANT SET FOR RETIREMENT, RESETTLEMENT. Cambodian elephant keeper Em Phal gives bananas to his elephant Sambo during a blessing ceremony in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on Nov 25, 2014. Sambo provided rides to visitors since 1980 in Phnom Penh. The elephant will retire to a special forest in Mondulkiri Province with other elephants. Photo courtesy Mak remissa ... Read More

THOUSANDS VOTE IN KASHMIR STATE ELECTIONS

THOUSANDS VOTE IN KASHMIR STATE ELECTIONS. People in Indian-administered Kashmir stand in a line outside a polling station during the first phase of elections in Sumbal, Bandipora district, north of Srinagar on Nov 25, 2014. The first phase of assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand on Tuesday witnessed a high turnout. Deputy Election Commissioner Vinod Zutshi said that the 71.28 per... Read More

COLOMBIA: FARC REBELS RELEASE TWO SOLDIERS

COLOMBIA: FARC REBELS RELEASE TWO SOLDIERS. Colombian military helicopters take off to search for a general kidnapped in Bogota, Colombia on Nov 25, 2014. Meanwhile Colombia's Farc rebels have released two soldiers taken hostage earlier this month, the first step in a deal to revive peace talks. The two, Cesar Rivera and Jonathan Diaz, were captured by the rebels in the eastern border region of Ar... Read More

LEADERS ARRIVING IN NEPAL FOR SAARC SUMMIT

LEADERS ARRIVING IN NEPAL FOR SAARC SUMMIT. Bangladesh Prime minister Sheikh Hasina waves to crowd upon her arrival at the Tribhuwan Airport to attend the 18th summit of South Asian in Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) in Katmandu, Nepal on Nov 25, 2014. As leaders from SAARC arrive for thesummit, security has been tightened in the Nepalese capital. The summit opens on Wednesday Nov 26... Read More

EGYPT: CAIRO FLATS COLLAPSE KILLS 17 PEOPLE

EGYPT: CAIRO FLATS COLLAPSE KILLS 17 PEOPLE. Rescue workers and volunteers search for survivors in the rubble of a building that collapsed in the Cairo suburb of Matariya, Egypt on Nov 25, 2014. An eight-storey building in Egypt's capital, collapsed overnight, killing 17 people and injured seven people, emergency services and officials said on Tuesday. Emergency services chief Gen Mamdouh Abdu... Read More

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ASIA
SOUTH ASIAN LEADERS MEET TO BREAK INTEGRATION DEADLOCK, SPUR GROWTH

A special report by NNN-XINHUA

KATHMANDU, Nepal Nov. 27 (NNN-Xinhua) -- Leaders of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) met in Nepal's capital Kathmandu to discuss ways to promote integration as the organization pushes towards one community by 2030.

The ...

MIDDLE EAST
BAHRAINIS TO CAST THEIR BALLOTS IN RUN-OFF ELECTIONS ON SATURDAY


MANAMA, Nov.27 (NNN-BNA) -- Citizens will head on Saturday (Nov. 29) to 36 electoral centres and 13 public polling stations to cast their ballots in the second round of the parliamentary and municipal elections.

Bahrainis living abroad yesterday headed to embassies, consulates and diplomatic missions to cast ...

AFRICA
MAURITIUS: AUTHORITIES TAKE MEASURES AGAINST MADAGASCAR PLAGUE

PORT-LOUIS, Nov 27 (NNN-PANA) -- Health authorities in Mauritius Wednesday launched a national action plan to prevent the spread to the island of the Plague that has caused a hundred deaths in Madagascar.

The Health Ministry said rigorous control measures were being carried out at the port and the ...

LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN
VENEZUELAN PRESIDENT'S FOE IN ALLEGED ASSASSINATION PLOT

CARACAS, Nov. 27 (NNN-XINHUA) -- Former Venezuelan lawmaker Maria Corina Machado will be charged by the Attorney General's office for her involvement in an "assassination plot" against President Nicolas Maduro. One of Maduro's fiercest adversaries, she was accused of "crimes against national security and independence," which ...

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