HYPER-REALISTIC SCULPTURE

HYPER-REALISTIC SCULPTURE. Two visitors look at the sculpture Woman and Child by Australian Sam Jinks displayed during the exhibition Hyper-realistic Sculpture 1973-2016 at the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, Spain on 21 July 2016. The show featuring 34 sculptures by 26 artists most representative of the hyper-realism runs from 07 June to 26 September. Photo courtesy Javier Zorrilla ... Read More

MALAYSIA AND SRI LANKA ENJOY CLOSE RELATIONS

MALAYSIA AND SRI LANKA ENJOY CLOSE RELATIONS. Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, left and Sri Lanka Presiden Maithripala Sirisena, meet in the President's residence in Colombo, Sri Lanka on July 21, 2016. Zahid said his two-day visit to the island republic, although short, was aimed at enhancing bilateral ties. Photo courtesy Bernama images ... Read More

TURKEY:THOUSANDS DENOUNCE COUP ATTEMPT ON ISTANBUL BRIDGE

TURKEY:THOUSANDS DENOUNCE COUP ATTEMPT ON ISTANBUL BRIDGE. A rally at the Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey on July 21, 2016. Thousands of gathered on Thursday night on the bridge in Istanbul to denounce a failed coup attempt that killed at least 242 people and wounded 1,440 others last week. Photo courtesy Xinhua ... Read More

NEW GIANT THIEF DINOSAUR FOUND IN ARGENTINA

NEW GIANT THIEF DINOSAUR FOUND IN ARGENTINA. An artist's rendering of a carnivorous dinosaur unearthed in Argentina shows Murusraptor barrosaensis, which lived about 80 million years ago during the Cretaceous Period, measured about 21 feet (6.5 meters) long that prowled Patagonia, although fossils of relatives have been discovered in Australia and Japan. A previously unknown species of meat-e... Read More

RUSSIAN ADVENTURER SEEKS TO BREAK RECORD IN ROUND-THE-WORLD BALLOON FLIGHT

RUSSIAN ADVENTURER SEEKS TO BREAK RECORD IN ROUND-THE-WORLD BALLOON FLIGHT. Russian adventurer Fedor Konyukhov floats at more than 6,000 meters (20,000 feet) above an area close to Northam in Western Australia state in his helium and hot-air balloon as he makes a record attempt to fly solo in a balloon around the world nonstop on July 21, 2016. Konyukhov, 65, was battling sleep deprivation, f... Read More

NEW BRAIN MAP IDENTIFIES 97 PREVIOUSLY UNKNOWN REGIONS

NEW BRAIN MAP IDENTIFIES 97 PREVIOUSLY UNKNOWN REGIONS. A 180-area multimodal human cortical parcellation on the left and right hemisphere surfaces of the human brain is pictured in this picture on July 21, 2016. Neuroscientists acting as cartographers of the human mind have devised the most comprehensive map ever made of the cerebral cortex, the part of the brain responsible for higher cogni... Read More

HUMANOID ROBOTS EXHIBITION IN JAPAN

HUMANOID ROBOTS EXHIBITION IN JAPAN. Japan's telecom giant Softbank's "Pepper" humanoid robots are displayed at a hotel in Tokyo on July 21, 2016, during exhibition Pepper World .The event showcases SoftBank Group Corp’s Pepper robot used in a variety of different business fields such as healthcare, technology, education and retail. Photo courtesy Kazuhiro nogi ... Read More

SYDNEY POLICE STATION RAMMED BY BURNING CAR

SYDNEY POLICE STATION RAMMED BY BURNING CAR. New South Wales state Emergency services personnel are seen outside the Merrylands Police Station on Memorial Ave, Merrylands in western Sydney, Australia on July 21, 2016. A police station in Sydney’s west has been the target of an attempted attack by a man who drove into the station with a car full of gas cylinders. A man has been arrested after r... Read More

INDONESIA BANS POLICE, TROOPS FROM PLAYING POKEMON GO

INDONESIA BANS POLICE, TROOPS FROM PLAYING POKEMON GO. Indonesians play 'Pokemon Go' on the streets in Banda Aceh on July 20, 2016.. Indonesia has ordered police not to play Pokemon Go while on duty and will soon ban military personnel as well, officials said Wednesday, as the defence minister warned the smartphone game was a security threat. Indonesians have joined the frenzy for the game, w... Read More

COLOMBIA TRUCKERS STRIKE

COLOMBIA TRUCKERS STRIKE. A man rides his bicycle past police clashing with striking truckers in Bogota, Colombia, July 20, 2016. Hundreds of truckers clashed with police on the 41st day of their strike which has made food scarce in some areas of the country. Truckers are demanding a higher price for freight, lower fuel prices and fewer license regulations for cargo. Photo courtesy Fernando V... Read More

AIDS CONFERENCE IN SOUTH AFRICA

AIDS CONFERENCE IN SOUTH AFRICA. While a delegate speaks during the Aids Conference, a performer creates awareness about AIDS at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (ICC) Durban, South Africa on July 20, 2016. The conference entered its Fourth day on Thursday with the quest to end AIDS by 2030. Sub-Saharan Africa has the most serious HIV and AIDS epidemic in the world. A... Read More

TURKEY COUP ATTEMPT: STATE OF EMERGENCY ANNOUNCED

TURKEY COUP ATTEMPT: STATE OF EMERGENCY ANNOUNCED. Turkish plainclothes police accompany detained soldiers from the failed coup attempt as they arrive at court in Istanbul, Turkey on July 20, 2016. Turkey's president Erdorgan has declared a state of emergency for three months following Friday night's failed army coup. Speaking at the presidential palace in Ankara, President Recep Tayyip Erdog... Read More

THOUSANDS RALLY TO SUPPORT ZIMBABWE'S MUGABE

THOUSANDS RALLY TO SUPPORT ZIMBABWE'S MUGABE. Thousands of Mugabe supporters supporters carry his portrait while gathering at the party headquarters in Harare, Zimbabwe on July 20, 2016. The supporters of Zimbabwe's ruling party marched in the capital in response to a series of recent protests against the government of 92-year-old President Robert Mugabe. The supporters sang and chanted slo... Read More

MALAYSIA: POLICE SEIZE ARMY TRUCK WITH FAKE ROCKET LAUNCHERS PROMOTING COFFEE BRAND

MALAYSIA: POLICE SEIZE ARMY TRUCK WITH FAKE ROCKET LAUNCHERS PROMOTING COFFEE BRAND. An army truck with two fake rocket launchers used to promote a coffee brand was seized and two men arrested by police in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on July 20, 2016. Investigations revealed that the two men aged 28 and 24, had bought the truck via a tender exercise and modified the truck for their cafe business. ... Read More

MALAYSIAN BOWLER WINS EUROPEAN CROWN

MALAYSIAN BOWLER WINS EUROPEAN CROWN. Sin Li Jane From Malaysia, right, has etched her name in Malaysian bowling history by becoming the first European champion in the final at Rose'N Bowl in San Marino on July 19, 2016. The 24-year-old won the women's title in the European Bowling Tour's Masters Championships by edging Germany's Birgit Poppleton 259-246. Stuart Williams of England, left, won... Read More

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ASIA
26 KILLED, 34 MISSING IN CHINA'S HEBEI STORMS

SHIJIAZHUANG, China, July 23 (NNN-XINHUA) - Torrential rain and floods have left 26 people dead and 34 others missing, in north China's Hebei Province, said local authorities on Saturday.

Jingxing County, located in the west of the province, saw an average precipitation of 545.4 mm, in the 19 hours ...

MIDDLE EAST
AHMAD DAWABSHA RELEASED FROM HOSPITAL, ONE YEAR AFTER FAMILY WAS MURDERED BY ISRAELI SETTLERS

NABLUS, Palestine, July 23 (NNN-MA'AN) - Nearly one year to the date that his mother, father, and 18-month-old brother were murdered, when Jewish extremists fire-bombed their family home, six-year-old Ahmad ...

AFRICA
GAMBIA PASSES LAW BANNING CHILD MARRIAGE

BANJUL, July 23 (NNN-AGENCIES) -- Gambia has passed a law banning child marriage and introduced heavy jail terms for anyone who breaks the new rules.

Under the new law, ...

LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN
CUBA, US TO DISCUSS MUTUAL COMPENSATION FOR ECONOMIC LOSSES

HAVANA, July 23 (NNN-AGENCIES) -- Cuba and the United States will meet next week to discuss mutual compensation for economic losses, announced Josefina Vidal, the director of U.S. affairs at ...

EUROPE
GERMANY: 10 KILLED, 16 INJURED IN MUNICH SHOOTING ATTACK

MUNICH, July 23 (NNN-Xinhua) -- Nine people were killed and 16 others injured in a shooting attack in southern German city of Munich on Friday evening before the shooter shot ...

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