THE WORLD MOURNS NELSON MANDELA. South Africans lay flowers at the framed photo of Nelson Mandela as a mark of respect to the first South Africa's first black president who died Dec.5,2013 after a long illness. Hundreds of people gathered outside former president’s Houghton, Johannesburg, home singing struggle songs in honour of the struggle icon early on Dec.6,2013 morning. Mandela,95, the revere... Read More
WORLD RECORD WITH UAE NATIONAL DAY MOSAIC. The UAE set a new world record for creating the largest greeting card mosaic. The 121 sq metre mosaic, which spells out the slogan "Union Spirit", was made to mark the 42nd UAE National Day Dec 2, 2013. The event was held by Ajman Tourism Development Department and the announcement was made on Dec 3, 2013 by a Guinness World Record representative. Pho... Read More
THAILAND KING BIRTHDAY. Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej reads a statement at Klai Kangwon Palace during a ceremony in celebration of his 86th birthday in Prachuap Khiri Khan province on 5 Dec 2013. The king advised his subjects to put politics aside in the interest of the nation, while stressing the importance of unity and solidarity among the Thai people and the need for them to work together for t... Read More
DEADLY ATTACKS HIT YEMEN DEFENCE MINISTRY. Smoke rises from Yemen's Defence Ministry complex after a car bomb explosion in Sanaa, Yemen on 5 Dec 2013. A series of attacks at Yemen's defence ministry have left at least 29 dead and more than 70 hurt, officials say. A suicide car bomb blew up at the gates of the complex in Sanaa's Bab al-Yaman district, at the entrance to the old city, and a gun-batt... Read More
CHARGE YOUR IPHONE WITH YOUR OWN BREATH. You’ve heard of wind-powered and solar-powered gadgets that can charge your phone, but what about breath-powered? This concept design was created by Joao Paulo Lammoglia that utilizes the power of your breath to convert into electricity via small wind turbines. The user simply wears the AIRE mask hooked up to an iOS device and by breathing into the mask, th... Read More
DELHI VOTES IN ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS. People stand in queues at a polling station to cast their votes for the Delhi Assembly elections, at Chhattarpur in New Delhi, India’s capital on 5 Dec 2013. Counting will take place on 8 Dec. Photo courtesy PTI Photo ... Read More
KENYAN JOURNALISTS PROTEST. Journalists staged protests along the streets of Nairobi , Kenya on 5 Dec 2013, in disproval of some clauses in the Media Bill. Editors, hundreds of journalists staged a protest along the streets of Nairobi Tuesday against some clauses in the Media Bill retained by President Uhuru Kenyatta in his memorandum back to Parliament. Photo courtesy standardmedia.co.ke ... Read More
CENTRAL AFRICA UNREST. Residents of the city of Damara, 75km north of Bangui, leave the region for Bangui on 5 Dec 2013. The U.N. refugee agency says nearly 63,000 people have fled the Central African Republic to neighboring countries since the start of the latest violence there late last year. Photo courtesy Agencies ... Read More
POWER FORWARD BASKETBALL INITIATIVE. Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) champion Swin Cash demonstrates her technique. The National Basketball Association (NBA), Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), Africare and ExxonMobil launched "Power Forward," a youth engagement initiative that will use basketball to develop health, leadership and life skills in 10 public and private hi... Read More
THAI PROTESTERS TO PAUSE BANGKOK RALLIES FOR KING'S BIRTHDAY. A woman walks near a portrait of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit on display, in Bangkok, Thailand’s capital on 4 Dec 2013. Anti-government protesters in Bangkok said they will suspend street rallies Wednesday to mark the birthday of Thailand’s King, whose birthday will be celebrated on Thursday, when he will be 86. Photo ... Read More
CLEANING A STREET IN BANGKOK. Cleaners sweep the street outside Government House as anti-government protesters call off demonstrations in Bangkok, Thailand’s capital on 3 Dec 2013. The government ordered police to stand down and allow protesters into state buildings on Tuesday, removing a flashpoint for clashes and effectively bringing an end to days of violence in Bangkok. Photo courtesy Dylan Ma... Read More
MYANMAR 100% READY FOR SEA GAMES. A Myanmar police officer walks in the main sport center ahead of the Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in Naypyidaw, Myanmar on 3 Dec 2013. Thousands of athletes, officials, fans and media will converge for the Games, ahead of the opening ceremony on Dec 11. Myanmar is hoping to shine in the international spotlight during the 22-day event, games officials said. ... Read More
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BANGKOK, Thailand Dec. 8 (NNN-Xinhua) -- Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said Sunday that she was ready to resign or dissolve the parliament to end the ongoing political turmoil.
But an election has to be held within 60 days of the dissolution of the parliament, she ...
KABUL, Dec. 8 (NNN-Xinhua) -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai left for Iran on Sunday, a statement released by his office here said.
"President Hamid Karzai at the invitation of his Iranian counterpart Dr. Hassan Rohani left for Tehran this morning," the statement said.
CAPE TOWN, Dec. 8 (NNN –SAnews) --South Africans and visitors continued to flock to the city’s Grand Parade – where Nelson Mandela gave his first speech after his release from prison, on February 11, 1990.
Colourful wreaths, letters and placards containing words of condolences mobbed a fence set up ...
LIMA, Dec. 8 (NNN-ANDINA) --The International Labour Organization (ILO) has commended Peru's government efforts in eradicating forced labor throughout the national territory by tackling illegal mining and illegal logging of timber. "ILO recognizes the Peruvian commitment to address forced labor. Peru is one of the nations which has admitted ...