GREECE HANDS OVER OLYMPIC FLAME TO RIO 2016 ORGANISERS

GREECE HANDS OVER OLYMPIC FLAME TO RIO 2016 ORGANISERS. Capralos, head of the Hellenic Olympic Committee, hands over an Olympic torch to Rio's Olympic chief Nuzman during the handover ceremony of the Olympic Flame to the delegation of the 2016 Rio Olympics in Athens, Grecce on April 28, 2016.photo courtesy Agencies ... Read More

JAPANESE ARCHITECT DESIGNING AN INVISIBLE TRAIN

JAPANESE ARCHITECT DESIGNING AN INVISIBLE TRAIN. A concept illustration of Kazuyo Sejima's train. Japan is designing an invisible train to hit the tracks by 2018, the invisible express will cover over 178 km (111 miles) throughout Japan. Designed by architect Kazuyo Sejima from the Japanese firm Sanaa, who recently received a Pritzker Prize - the Nobel Prize of architecture - the train won’t be... Read More

NIGHTLIFE IN SYRIA'S DAMASCUS

NIGHTLIFE IN SYRIA'S DAMASCUS. People dance under projected visuals at Nassar pub and art gallery in Damascus, Syria on April 28, 2016. In Damascus's Old City, just a mile from the battered frontline between government and rebel-held territory, young Syrians smoke, drink beer or soft drinks, and talk about anything but the war. The revival of activity in this once-vibrant quarter is part of e... Read More

WORLD SQUASH CHAMPIONSHIP: EL WELILY IS FIRST SEMI-FINALIST AFTER HOLDING OFF SOBHY

WORLD SQUASH CHAMPIONSHIP: EL WELILY IS FIRST SEMI-FINALIST AFTER HOLDING OFF SOBHY. Raneem El Welily (left) of Egypt during match with United States Amanda Sobhy (right) in 2016 Women's World Squash Championships at the National Squash Centre in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on April 28, 2016. World No.3 Raneem sealed her place in a fourth World Championship semi-final after fending of... Read More

WORLD SQUASH CHAMPIONSHIP: LAURA MASSARO BEATS OMNEYA ABDEL KAWY

WORLD SQUASH CHAMPIONSHIP: LAURA MASSARO BEATS OMNEYA ABDEL KAWY. World number one and top seed Laura Massaro of England (front) in a match with world number six Omneya Abdel Kawy of Egypt in the quarterfinals 2016 Women's World Squash Championships at the National Squash Centre in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on April 28, 2016. Massaro, the top seed and 2013 champion, won the quarte... Read More

MALAYSIAN NICOL FAILS TO DEFEND WORLD TITLE, LOSES TO EGYPTIAN SHERBINI IN LAST EIGHT

MALAYSIAN NICOL FAILS TO DEFEND WORLD TITLE, LOSES TO EGYPTIAN SHERBINI IN LAST EIGHT. Egyptian Nour El Sherbini (front) during match with Nicol David (behind) in the quarter-finals of the women's world squash PSA at the National Squash Centre in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on April 28, 2016. Malaysia's squash queen Nicol hopes to claim her ninth world championships title came to a h... Read More

GARBAGE PILE COLLAPSE KILLS THREE IN GUATEMALA

GARBAGE PILE COLLAPSE KILLS THREE IN GUATEMALA. Emergency workers at the area where a slope of rubbish collapsed, probably due to heavy rains, causing 4 dead and 15 people wounded at a dump in Guatemala City, Guatemala on 28 April 2016. Six people have been reported missing. Photo courtesy Agencies ... Read More

KENYA AIRWAYS PILOTS DEFER STRIKE

KENYA AIRWAYS PILOTS DEFER STRIKE. A Kenya Airways plane at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya on April 28, 2016. Kenya Airways pilots and management agreed to defer a 48-hour strike notice offering reprieve to customers of the national carrier. The pilots earlier called for a strike for removal of the airline's chief executive after plans were announced last month to sack ... Read More

EQUATORIAL GUINEA'S NGUEMA WINS SIXTH TERM WITH 937

EQUATORIAL GUINEA'S NGUEMA WINS SIXTH TERM WITH 93.7% OF VOTES. Equatorial Guinea incumbent president and candidate Teodoro Obiang Nguema (C) and his wife Constancia Mangue (L) arrive at the polling station on April 24, 2016. Africa's longest-serving leader, Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro, extended his 36-year rule after being re-elected with 93.7 percent of the vote in Sunday's ele... Read More

SCIENTISTS DISCOVER HIDDEN ANTARCTIC LAKE

SCIENTISTS DISCOVER HIDDEN ANTARCTIC LAKE. Adelie penguins stand atop ice near the French station at Dumont d'Urville in East Antarctica. A new subglacial lake and canyon may exist beneath part of Eastern Antarctica. A large, ribbon-shaped lake may be hiding beneath the ice that covers Antarctica, and it may contain countless life forms unlike any others on earth that have been trapped, undi... Read More

FEMALE SUICIDE BOMBER HITS TURKEY'S BURSA

FEMALE SUICIDE BOMBER HITS TURKEY'S BURSA. Police officers try to block the area near the site of a bombing, in Bursa, northwestern Turkey on April 27, 2016. A suicide bomber blew herself up wounding 13 people in the latest attack on the country, officials said. The bombing took place near Bursa's 14th century Grand Mosque, a historic symbol of the city that was the first capital of the Ottom... Read More

ECUADOR EARTHQUAKE AFTERMATH

ECUADOR EARTHQUAKE AFTERMATH. Bolivia's President Evo Morales, right, and his Ecuadorean counterpart Rafael Correa, left, visit the heavily damaged El Tarqui sector of Manta, Ecuador on April 27, 2016. Nearly 650 people are now known to have died in the strong earthquake that hit Ecuador. Photo courtesy ABI ... Read More

2016 ROBOCUP CHINA

2016 ROBOCUP CHINA. Robots from Sichuan University (L) and Southeast University compete during the 2016 RoboCup China Open in Hefei, capital of east China's Anhui Province on April 27, 2016. Nearly 2,000 participants from 300 teams across the country took part in the competitions. Photo courtesy Xinhua ... Read More

LARGEST EVER LION AIRLIFT FLIES BACK TO AFRICA

LARGEST EVER LION AIRLIFT FLIES BACK TO AFRICA. A circus lion from Lima, Peru, on April 27, 2016, ready to be flown to a private sanctuary in South Africa. Thirty-three lions rescued from circuses in Peru and Colombia will be flown back to their homeland to live out the rest of their lives in a private sanctuary in South Africa. The largest ever airlift of lions will take place on Friday an... Read More

MALAYSIA'S NICOL WINs SECOND ROUND 2016 WOMEN'S WORLD SQUASH C'SHIPS

MALAYSIA'S NICOL WINs SECOND ROUND 2016 WOMEN'S WORLD SQUASH C'SHIPS. Malaysia's squash queen Nicol David celebrates after winning over England's Alison Waters in the 2016 NAZA PSA Women's World Squash Championships in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on April 27, 2016. Nicol, the defending champion, fended off the strong challenge from the world ranked 11th player, Alison to secure a 11-9, 11-3 and 1... Read More

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ASIA
INDONESIA TO HOST REGIONAL TALKS ON MARITIME SECURITY

JAKARTA, May 2 (NNN-AGENCIES) -- Military chiefs and foreign ministers from Indonesia, the Philippines and Malaysia are to meet in Indonesia on May 5 in an effort to step up maritime security as the threat of piracy is escalating in the region, Indonesian President Joko Widodo said. ...

MIDDLE EAST
SAUDI FM ACCUSES SYRIAN REGIME OF COMMITTING "WAR CRIMES" IN ALEPPO

RIYADH, May ,2 (NNN-KUNA) -- Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir on Sunday accused the Syrian regime of committing "war crimes" in the northern city of Aleppo, which has been bombarded ...

AFRICA
DEATH TOLL FROM KENYAN APARTMENT COLLAPSE TRAGEDY RISES TO 16, WITH 73 MISSING

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NAIROBI, May 2 (NNN-KBC) -- Rescue operations are continuing at the scene of a collapsed apartment building in the Huruma residential estate in Nairobi as latest ...

LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN
PERU DECLARES PRISON EMERGENCY TO END IRREGULARITIES

LIMA, May 2 (NNN-EFE)--Authorities on Sunday declared a 60-day emergency at the Lurigancho prison, the largest in Peru with 9,000 inmates, to be able to restore order in the facility, ...

EUROPE
UN CHIEF SPEAKS AGAINST EUROPE'S ANTI-REFUGEE POLICY

VIENNA, Aug 29 (NNN-Agencies) -- UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon denounced the spread of xenophobia and anti-migration policies in Europe while on a visit to Austria, one day after ...

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