INDIA: INTERNATIONAL DAY OF NON-VIOLENCE

INDIA: INTERNATIONAL DAY OF NON-VIOLENCE. India Prime Minister, Narendra Modi paying homage at the Mahatma Gandhi memorial on his 145th birth anniversary, at Rajghat, in New Delhi, India on Oct 2, 2014. The International Day of Non-Violence is marked on 2 Oct, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence. Pho... Read More

IRAN: LARGEST PLANETARIUM TO OPEN IN TEHRAN

IRAN: LARGEST PLANETARIUM TO OPEN IN TEHRAN. Dome of Mina the largest Planetarium center in Tehran, Iran on Oct 1, 2014. The planetarium, designed as a sphere, shows all stars, plants and other celestial bodies for entertainment and educational purposes. The one of a kind and the largest in the Middle East, spectators can sit and see images of the sky which are projected on the root. There is a pr... Read More

JAPAN MOUNT ONTAKE VOLCANO: DEATH TOLL REACHES 47

JAPAN MOUNT ONTAKE VOLCANO: DEATH TOLL REACHES 47. Rescue workers standing near a helicopter following search and rescue operations for missing climbers on Mt. Ontake in central Japan on Oct 1, 2014. The death toll from the Sept. 27 eruption has reached 48 after about 11 more bodies were discovered Wed, making it the worst postwar volcanic disaster in Japan. Photo courtesy Kyodo ... Read More

INDONESIA’S MOYO FESTIVAL

INDONESIA’S MOYO FESTIVAL. A jockey spurs the buffalos as they race during Barapan Kebo or buffalo races as part of the Moyo festival in Sumbawa Island, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia on Oct 1, 2014. The traditional Buffalo races, known as Barapan Kebo, are held by Samawa tribes in muddy rice fields to celebrate and provide entertainment ahead of the annual planting season. Jockeys secure themselve... Read More

SOUTH AFRICA: SOLAR CAR COMPETITION IN PRETORIA

SOUTH AFRICA: SOLAR CAR COMPETITION IN PRETORIA. A South Africa Sasol solar power car compete in the 2014 Sasol Solar challenge in Pretoria, South Africa on Oct 1, 2014. The 2014 Sasol Solar challenge is currently underway in the country with local teams competing against international teams from the Netherlands, Turkey and Cyprus among others. The challenge started in Pretoria on Saturday and th... Read More

IRAQ: DOZENS KILLED IN CAR BOMB AND MORTAR ATTACKS IN BAGHDAD

IRAQ: DOZENS KILLED IN CAR BOMB AND MORTAR ATTACKS IN BAGHDAD. Civilians inspect the site of double car bombings in the northern Shiite district al-Hurriyah in Baghdad, Iraq on Oct 1, 2014. A car bomb near pet and vegetable markets in Baghdad killed 15 people and wounded 40 Iraqi security and medical officials said. The United Nations said Wednesday that at least 1,119 Iraqis died in violence in ... Read More

WALRUS GATHER IN RECORD NUMBERS ON ALASKA BEACH

WALRUS GATHER IN RECORD NUMBERS ON ALASKA BEACH. Some 35,000 walrus gather on shore near Point Lay, Alaska on Sept 25, 2014. Pacific walrus looking for places to rest in the absence of sea ice are coming to shore in record numbers on Alaska's northwest coast. 35,000 walrus in Alaska sought refuge onshore, without the usual sea ice to rest on, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admin... Read More

TRAIN COLLISION KILLS 12 IN INDIAN STATE OF UTTAR PRADESH

TRAIN COLLISION KILLS 12 IN INDIAN STATE OF UTTAR PRADESH. People looking at a derailed train after the Krishak Express and Barauni Express collided near Gorakhpur, India on Oct 1, 2014. Railway officials say at least 12 people have died and 45 injured after two passenger trains collided in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The injured have been admitted to hospital and rescue operations... Read More

INDIA: THREE ARMY OFFICERS DIE IN HELICOPTER CRASH

INDIA: THREE ARMY OFFICERS DIE IN HELICOPTER CRASH. The wreckage of the Army helicopter which crashed in Bareilly, India on Oct 1, 2014. A Cheetah helicopter belonging to an Army aviation unit in Bareilly district of Uttar Pradesh crashed shortly after it took off on Wed morning, killing all three officers on board. The helicopter was reportedly on a testing flight. Just two minutes after take-off... Read More

ASIAN GAMES: MALAYSIAN SAILORS WIN GOLD MEDAL

ASIAN GAMES: MALAYSIAN SAILORS WIN GOLD MEDAL. Malaysian sailors celebrate their victory after winning the gold medal in the men's 420 Dinghy accumulating 21 penalty points from 12 races, at the Wangsan Sailing Marina in Incheon, South Korea on Sept 30, 2014. Photo courtesy Bernama images ... Read More

ASIAN GAMES: PAKISTAN BEAT MALAYSIA IN HOCKEY

ASIAN GAMES: PAKISTAN BEAT MALAYSIA IN HOCKEY. Pakistani players celebrate their victory when they successfully reached the final after beating Malaysia 6-5 in a penalty shoot-out in the semi-final atSeonhak Hockey Stadium in Incheon, South Korea during the 17th Asian games. Pakistan will now play India on Oct 2 in the final. Photo courtesy bernama Images ... Read More

SECOND QUAKE HITS STRICKEN TOWN IN PERU

SECOND QUAKE HITS STRICKEN TOWN IN PERU. A partly damage house following second earthquake in area of Paruro in southern Peru on Sept 30, 2014. For the second time in less than four days, a 3.6-magnitude tremor shook the already quake-affected area of Paruro the Peru Geophysical Institute, or IGP, reported. IGP said the event occurred at 06:39 local time (11:39 GMT) and its epicenter was located... Read More

MALAYSIA: POLICE RELEASE IMAGES OF LATINOS WHO HACK RM3 MLN FROM BANK ATMS

MALAYSIA: POLICE RELEASE IMAGES OF LATINOS WHO HACK RM3 MLN FROM BANK ATMS. Police have released images of suspects - believed to be syndicate from Latin America - who allegedly stole money from several bank ATMs for three days with the loss of RM3 million using a computer virus known as "ulssm.exe". Police have launched "Ops Albatross' to nab the hackers who used malware to siphon over the money ... Read More

CHINA MARKS 65TH NATIONAL DAY

CHINA MARKS 65TH NATIONAL DAY. A flag-raising ceremony marking the 65th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China held at Tian'anmen Square in Beijing, capital of China on Oct 1, 2014, also the Chinese National Day. Photo courtesy Xinhua ... Read More

EID AL-ADHA CELEBRATION IN SAUDI ARABIA

EID AL-ADHA CELEBRATION IN SAUDI ARABIA. Saudis look at goats for sale at a livestock market, days before the holiday of Eid al-Adha on Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Sept 30, 2014. On Oct 4, Muslims across the world will celebrate the annual festival of Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, which marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and in commemoration of Prophet Abraham's readiness to... Read More

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ASIA
FIVE-YEAR CLEAN INDIA CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED


NEW DELHI, Oct 2 (NNN-Bernama) -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched a five-year "Clean India" campaign in the national capital on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi's 145th birth anniversary, Xinhua news agency reports.

Modi led a pledge at Rajpath, Gandhi's memorial along with around three ...

MIDDLE EAST
1ST CABINET MEETING OF PALESTINE UNITY GOVT TO BE HELD AFTER EID AL ADHA

RAMALLAH, Oct 2 (NNN-Ma'an) -- The first cabinet meeting of the Palestinian unity government will take place in Gaza after the Eid al-Adha holiday, a Palestinian official said late Wednesday.

Hussein al-Sheikh, Minister of Civil Affairs, told Ma'an that the meeting is an important indicator of the agreement last ...

AFRICA
PRIORITISING AGRCIULTURE ESSENTIAL FOR GHANA'S SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

ACCRA, Oct 2 (NNN-GNA) -- Prioritising agriculture is most essential for Ghana’s socio-economic development, says Minister of Food and Agriculture Fiifi Kwetey.

Other sectors of the economy such as oil and gas and mining are essential but agriculture’s contribution is much more important in poverty alleviation and food security ...

LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN
MYSTERIOUS HEMORRHAGIC FEVER KILLS 10 IN VENEZUELA, EBOLA NOT RULED OUT

CARACAS, Oct 2 (NNN-MERCOPRESS) -- An outbreak of a mysterious hemorrhagic fever in the Venezuelan state of Aragua and the country’s capital Caracas has left ten people dead in the last three weeks. Nine people died in the northern state and a tenth person died in the ...

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