MALAYSIA: EIGHT INJURED IN NIGHTCLUB ATTACK

MALAYSIA: EIGHT INJURED IN NIGHTCLUB ATTACK. Police forensic team investigate the explosion site in Puchong, Selangor state Malaysia on June 28, 2016. Eight people were injured in an explosion at the front porch of a nightsclub in IOI Boulevard in Puchong about 23.8 km from Malaysia's capital city Kuala Lumpur. Police said the explosion was caused by a hand grenade. The 1.30am incident ha... Read More

MAMMOTH UNCOVERED IN MEXICO

MAMMOTH UNCOVERED IN MEXICO. Mexican archaeologist Luis Cordoba works on parts of a skeleton of a mammoth, dated from the Pleistocene period, discovered in December 2015 in Tultepec, Mexico on 24 June 2016. Paleontologists are in the final stages of extracting the skeleton of a huge mammoth discovered buried two metres underneath a busy street in the Mexican city Tultepec. With a metre-wide ... Read More

SYRIAN PRESIDENT ASSAD BREAKS BREAD WITH SYRIAN SOLDIERS DURING RAMADANS

SYRIAN PRESIDENT ASSAD BREAKS BREAD WITH SYRIAN SOLDIERS DURING RAMADAN.Syrian President Bashar Assad sits with Syrian troops as they break fast for Ramadan during his visit to the front line in the Damascus suburb of Marj al-Sultan, Syria on June 27, 2016. Despite the holy month of Ramadan, the war in Syria continues as Assad ended his fast, with the two main areas of conflict being in the... Read More

CAMPAIGN RALLY AHEAD OF MONGOLIA'S GENERAL ELECTION

CAMPAIGN RALLY AHEAD OF MONGOLIA'S GENERAL ELECTION. Campaign posters in Ulan Bator, the capital ahead of Mongolia's general election on June 27, 2016. Mongolia will hold parliamentary elections on June 29, 2016. Photo courtesy Johannes Eisele ... Read More

FOOTBALL: COPA AMERICA FINAL: CHILE BEAT ARGENTINA 4-2 ON PENALTIES

FOOTBALL: COPA AMERICA FINAL: CHILE BEAT ARGENTINA 4-2 ON PENALTIES. Chile players celebrate with the trophy after winning the final of 2016 Copa America Centenario soccer tournament at the Metlife Stadium in New Jersey, United States on June 26, 2016. Chile defeated Argentina 4-2 in penalty shootouts. Photo courtesy Xinhua ... Read More

GIANT PANDA IN MACAU GIVES BIRTH TO TWINS

GIANT PANDA IN MACAU GIVES BIRTH TO TWINS. Giant panda Xin Xin cares for one of two newborn twin baby pandas at the Giant Panda Pavilion on Coloane, Macau on June 27, 2016. Xin Xin gave birth to two male twin cubs on June 26, according to officials. Xin Xin and her mate Kai Kai were a gift from the mainland to the gambling enclave in 2014, arriving in 2015. The larger cub weighed 138g (0.3 l... Read More

SIA FLIGHT CATCHES FIRE WHILE MAKING EMERGENCY LANDING IN SINGAPORE

SIA FLIGHT CATCHES FIRE WHILE MAKING EMERGENCY LANDING IN SINGAPORE. The right wing of SQ368 caught fire after landing at Changi Airport in Singapore on Monday morning June 27, 2016. Flight SQ368 departed Changi Airport for Milan at 2.05am on Monday. The flight was forced to turn back to Singapore after an engine oil warning message, SIA said in a statement. The plane's right engine caught f... Read More

MALAYSIA: DUKE OF YORK ATTENDS 32ND RCEL CONFERENCE SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE

MALAYSIA: DUKE OF YORK ATTENDS 32ND RCEL CONFERENCE SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE. The Duke of York, Prince Andrew paying respect after laying a wreath at National Monument during 32nd Royal Commonwealth Ex-Services League Conference (RCEL) Service of Remembrance at Tugu Negara Cenotaph (national monument) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on June 26, 2016. Prince Andrew, who is sixth in line to the British t... Read More

FOOTBALL: FIJI HOLDS MALAYSIA TO 1-1 DRAW

FOOTBALL: FIJI HOLDS MALAYSIA TO 1-1 DRAW. Fiji player Setareki Hughes , right, tries to beat Malaysian defenders, left, at Prince Charles Park rugby union stadium in Nadi, Fiji on June 26, 2016. Malaysia could only manage a 1-1 draw against Fiji, a country where probably football is played on rugby fields, to end their Oceania Tour with one win, a draw and a loss. The results of the Oceania... Read More

SOUTH AFRICA WINS COSAFA CUP, EDGING BOTSWANA 3-2 IN FINAL

SOUTH AFRICA WINS COSAFA CUP, EDGING BOTSWANA 3-2 IN FINAL. Fans of South African team Bafana Bafana cheer for their team at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek, Namibia on June 25, 2016. South Africa won the 2016 Cosafa Cup, contested by countries in the southern Africa sub-region, after overcoming stiff resistance by a determined Botswana side to win the final 3-2 victory. Bafana Bafana, who... Read More

RIO 2016 OLYMPICS TESTS

RIO 2016 OLYMPICS TESTS. A cyclist rides his bike during a test event at the new velodrome, the last venue of the Rio 2016 Olympic Park to be delivered, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on June 26, 2016. The Olympic Games will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. Rio will become the first South American city to host the Summer Olympics. Photo courtesy Silvia Izquierdo ... Read More

RIO 2016 OLYMPICS TESTS

RIO 2016 OLYMPICS TESTS. A cyclist rides his bike during a test event at the new velodrome, the last venue of the Rio 2016 Olympic Park to be delivered, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on June 26, 2016. The Olympic Games will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. Rio will become the first South American city to host the Summer Olympics. Photo courtesy Silvia Izquierdo ... Read More

IRAQ TAKES FULL CONTROL OF FALLUJAH FROM DAESH MILITANTS

IRAQ TAKES FULL CONTROL OF FALLUJAH FROM DAESH MILITANTS. Iraqi government forces walk in Fallujah, 50 kilometres (30 miles) from the capital Baghdad, after forces retook the embattled city from the Daesh militants on 26 June 26, 2016. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi appeared on television outside Falluja's main hospital, waving an Iraqi flag. He said the security forces would soon rai... Read More

MADAGASCAR STADIUM BLAST KILLS TWO

MADAGASCAR STADIUM BLAST KILLS TWO. Medics help injured people at the Mahamasina stadium, Madagascar on June 26, 2016. A grenade explosion killed at least two people during Madagascar's national day celebrations in the capital Antananarivo, officials say. About 80 people were wounded in the blast at the stadium. It was not immediately clear who or what was behind the explosion. Photo courte... Read More

CUBA-US BASKETBALL CLINIC

CUBA-US BASKETBALL CLINIC. Former NBA basketball player Shaquille O'Neal plays with young Cuban basketball players during a clinic event in Havana, Cuba on 26 June 2016. O'Neal, who played 19 NBA seasons in different teams, is in the Caribbean island sent by the US State Department, as part of the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between both countries. Photo courtesy Ramon Espinosa ... Read More

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ASIA
CHINA'S TOP LEADERSHIP SEES REFORM DRIVE AS A REVOLUTION

BEIJING, June 28 (NNN-XINHUA) -- A top-level reform group headed by President Xi Jinping has likened China's current reform drive to a "revolution" which challenges vested interests, while calling for real action to keep it going.

"Reform is a revolution that aims to rectify the system and challenge vested ...

MIDDLE EAST
20 YEMENI SOLDIERS KILLED IN DAESH-CLAIMED SUICIDE BOMBINGS

ADEN, Yemen, June 28 (NNN-SABA) - The death toll from a series of suicide bombing attacks, that struck military posts and an intelligence compound, in Yemen's south-eastern province of ...

AFRICA
DELEGATES FROM 25 COUNTRIES IN DURBAN FOR 14TH WORLD LEISURE CONGRESS

By Minoshi Pillay

DURBAN, June 28 (NNN-SABC) -- Delegates and experts from 25 countries are gathered in Durban for the 14th World Leisure Congress, the first time it ...

LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN
QUAKE SETS OFF ALARMS IN MEXICO CITY

MEXICO CITY, June 28 (NNN-EFE)-- A magnitude-5.7 earthquake with its epicenter in southern Mexico set off alarms in the Mexican capital on Monday, although so far there have been no ...

EUROPE
EURO 2016: ENGLAND'S MANAGER RESIGNS AFTER SHOCK DEFEAT TO ICELAND

NICE, France, Jan 28 (NNN-Agencies) -- Roy Hodgson resigned as England manager after Monday's 2-1 shock loss to Iceland in the last 16 of Euro 2016. The ...

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