SINGAPORE OPENS TEST CIRCUIT FOR AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

SINGAPORE OPENS TEST CIRCUIT FOR AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES. Singapore opens a test circuit for autonomous vehicles in a bid to play a role in developing standards for their use on public roads in Singapore on Nov 23, 2017. The CETRAN Autonomous Vehicles Test Centre, the first of its kind in Southeast Asia, has been designed to look like a real urban road network, complete with traffic junctions, bus sto... Read More

POPE TO VISIT MYANMAR

POPE TO VISIT MYANMAR. A bus drives near to a roadside billboard in Bago region, Myanmar, welcoming Pope Francis. The Pope will make an apostolic visit to Myanmar from Nov 27-30. Pontiff's visit to Myanmar, the first by any Pope, set to focus international attention on plight of Rohingya Muslim minority. More than 620,000 Rohingya have fled to neighboring Bangladesh, where they are living in squa... Read More

AFTERMATH OF EARTHQUAKE IN SARPOL-E ZAHAB, IRAN

AFTERMATH OF EARTHQUAKE IN SARPOL-E ZAHAB, IRAN. People receive relief supplies after an earthquake in Sarpol-e Zahab, Iran, on Nov 23, 2017. A 7.3-magnitude earthquake rattled the border region between Iran and Iraq on Nov. 12, leaving more than 470 people killed and over 9,000 wounded in Iran. Photo courtesy Xinhua ... Read More

OLD GINKGO TREE ATTRACTS TOURISTS IN E CHINA

OLD GINKGO TREE ATTRACTS TOURISTS IN E CHINA. A team formed by enthusiasts perform under an old ginkgo tree at Daciyan scenic site in Jiande City of east China's Zhejiang Province on Nov 23, 2017. The over 700-year-old tree attracted tourists for its golden leaves. Photo courtesy Xinhua ... Read More

MISSING ARGENTINE SUBMARINE: EXPLOSION HEARD

MISSING ARGENTINE SUBMARINE: EXPLOSION HEARD. People pray for the crew of the missing submarine outside the navy base in Mar del Plata, Argentina on Nov 23, 2017. Argentina's navy is investigating reports of a loud noise detected a few hours after a submarine went missing.The ARA San Juan disappeared last Wednesday with 44 people on board. A spokesman called the noise a "hydro-acoustic anomaly" an... Read More

PRIME MINISTER SAAD HARIRI RETURNS TO LEBANON

PRIME MINISTER SAAD HARIRI RETURNS TO LEBANON . Saad al-Hariri, who suspended his decision to resign as prime minister, gestures to his supporters at his home in Beirut, Lebanon Nov 22, 2017. Hariri returned to Lebanon a day earlier and in a surprise decision, said he was putting his resignation on hold responding to a request from the president Michel Aoun to give more time for consultations. ... Read More

THAILAND SEIZED 105 PANGOLINS

THAILAND SEIZED 105 PANGOLINS. Thai Officials show a pangolin, a protected animal seized in Chaiyaphum province, Thailand on Nov 22, 2017. Officials seize 105 pangolins in Chaiyaphum province and arrested two men who said they bought the protected animals from Pathum Thani province for resale in Nong Khai province, bordering Laos. Photo courtesy bangkokpost ... Read More

US PLANS TO END TEMPORARY RESIDENCY PERMIT PROGRAM FOR HAITIANS

US PLANS TO END TEMPORARY RESIDENCY PERMIT PROGRAM FOR HAITIANS. Protesters march to President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort, where he will be spending the Thanksgiving holiday, in West Palm Beach, Florida on Nov 22, 2017. They were protesting the Trump administration's decision to end a temporary residency permit that has allowed almost 60,000 citizens from Haiti to live and work in the Un... Read More

US: ICE SCULPTURES SHOW USHERS IN TRADITIONAL THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

US: ICE SCULPTURES SHOW USHERS IN TRADITIONAL THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY. A scene of "Ice Land: Rainforest Holiday" in Galveston, Texas, the United States on Nov 22, 2017. To the delight of the crowds, 25 ice carvers from Harbin in China's Heilongjiang Province sculpted 136 kg blocks of colored ice into whimsical monkeys, butterflies, orchids and more to create "Ice Land: Rainforest Holiday" at Moody... Read More

MNANGAGWA TO BE SWORN IN AS PRESIDENT OF ZIMBABWE

MNANGAGWA TO BE SWORN IN AS PRESIDENT OF ZIMBABWE. Zimbabwe's President in waiting Emmerson Mnangagwa greets supporters gathered outside the Zanu-PF party headquarters in Harare, Zimbabwe on Nov 22, 2017. Former vice-president Mnangagwa, nicknamed the Crocodile, will be sworn in as Head of State Friday, Nov 24 following the resignation of President Robert Mugabe, has pledged to give priority t... Read More

SINGAPORE: SELF-DRIVING BUSES, SHUTTLES TO BE TESTED IN 3 TOWNS FROM 2022

SINGAPORE: SELF-DRIVING BUSES, SHUTTLES TO BE TESTED IN 3 TOWNS FROM 2022. An autonomous vehicle (AV) shuttle at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Centre of Excellence for Testing and Research of AVs (CETRAN). The island state is to have self-driving buses and shuttles plying their roads come 2022. Three towns in Singapore will be planned with autonomous vehicle (AV)-friendly f... Read More

MALAYSIA-INDONESIA ANNUAL LEADERS CONSULTATION

MALAYSIA-INDONESIA ANNUAL LEADERS CONSULTATION. Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak, left, meeting with Indonesian President Joko Widodo, right, during 12th Malaysia-Indonesia Annual Leaders' Consultation in Kuching, Sarawak in Malaysia on Nov 22, 2017. Najib is leading the Malaysian delegation and Joko is heading the Indonesian side. Photo courtesy Bernama images ... Read More

EX-VICE PRESIDENT MNANGAGWA TO BE ZIMBABWE'S NEW LEADER

EX-VICE PRESIDENT MNANGAGWA TO BE ZIMBABWE'S NEW LEADER. The former vice president claps after being presented with a fake crocodile as homage to his nickname in Harare, Zimbabwe. Emerson Mnangagwa is to take over as Zimbabwe's leader within 48 hours after President Robert Mugabe resigned, an official of the ruling Zanu-PF party confirmed on Nov 21, 2017. Known as 'The Crocodile', Mnangagwa, 7... Read More

INTENSE SEARCH FOR MISSING ARGENTINE SUBMARINE CONTINUES

INTENSE SEARCH FOR MISSING ARGENTINE SUBMARINE CONTINUES. The father of a crew member of the missing submarine ARA San Juan held vigil on Nov 21, 2017. The Argentinian Navy, with the aid of ships from several nations is carrying out an intense search of the ARA San Juan submarine, declared lost one week ago with 44 crew members on board. The Navy on Nov 17 Nosaid it has lost contact with the s... Read More

MALAYSIA : WORLD ISLAMIC ECONOMIC FORUM

MALAYSIA : WORLD ISLAMIC ECONOMIC FORUM. Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak ,center, shakes hand with President of the Republic of Tatarstan, Rustam Nurgaliyevich Minnkhanov during the 13th World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) at Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia on Nov 21, 2017. The forum kick off with the Najib as the patron delivering the official opening speech. The three-day event is attended ... Read More

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ASIA
PHILIPPINES' DUTERTE URGES FREED LEFTIST REBEL LEADERS TO SURRENDER

MANILA, Philippine, Nov 25 (NNN-PNA) - Philippine President, Rodrigo Duterte, told leftist rebel leaders, who were freed from detention, to participate in the peace negotiations, to surrender or face punitive actions.

In a speech, before scout rangers in San Miguel, a town north of Manila, Duterte said, he had ...

MIDDLE EAST
SECURITY FORCES REGAIN CONTROL OF 45 VILLAGES IN ANTI-DAESH OFFENSIVE IN WESTERN IRAQ

BAGHDAD, Iraq, Nov 25 (NNN-NINA) - Iraqi security forces recaptured up to 45 villages, as part of a large-scale military operation, to dislodge the Daesh from their hideouts in western ...

AFRICA
EMMERSON MNANGAGWA INAUGURATED AS IMBABWE'S SECOND PRESIDENT AFTER 37 YEARS OF MUGABE RULE

HARARE, Nov 25 (NNN-NEW ZIANA) -- Emmerson Mnangagwa has been inaugurated as Zimbabwe's second president since indepdnecne after 27 uninterrpted years of rule by Robert Mugabe wuith a pledge to ...

LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN
PERU'S CURRENT ACCOUNT DEFICIT FALLS TO 1.2 PCT OF GDP IN Q3 2017

LIMA, Nov 25 (NNN-ANDINA) -- Peru's current account deficit fell to 1.2 oer cent of the gross domestic product (GDP) in the third quarter of 2017, down 1.3 percentage points ...

EUROPE
DENMARK'S SOCIAL DEMOCRATS WINS BIG IN LOCAL ELECTIONS

COPENHAGEN, Nov 23 (NNN-Xinhua) -- Denmark's opposition Social Democrats party has made big gains in Tuesday's local elections, official data showed on Wednesday. With all votes counted, the ...