MALAYSIA: KUALA LUMPUR CONVERGE FORUM

MALAYSIA: KUALA LUMPUR CONVERGE FORUM. Workers preparing for KL Converge 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Sept 15, 2014. Malaysia will host the first KL Converge 2014, a forum to showcase Malaysia’s digital entertainment industry at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre from Sept 17-19. Among the big names to take part in the three-day conference are Namik Malhotra, a special effect expert for the ... Read More

MOTOR SPORTS: FIRST FORMULA E ELECTRIC MOTOR RACE HELD IN CHINA

MOTOR SPORTS: FIRST FORMULA E ELECTRIC MOTOR RACE HELD IN CHINA. Brazil Audi Sport ABT’s Lucasdi Grassi, front car, stole victory in the inaugural 2014 Formula E Evergrande Spring Beijing ePrix after France, Nicolas Prost and England,Nick Heidfeld crashed in a last corner battle for the lead in China on Sept 14, 2014. The Formula E cars can reach speeds of 225 km/h (140 mph) but the drivers had t... Read More

PERU NAMES ALONSO SEGURA AS NEW FINANCE MINISTER

PERU NAMES ALONSO SEGURA AS NEW FINANCE MINISTER. Peru President Ollanta Humala, left, and newly appointed Peru finance minister Alonso Segura, right, wave to the crowd in Lima, Peru on Sept 14, 2014. Humala replaced his finance minister in a shake-up that comes amid an economic slowdown in five years. Segura previously worked at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and at Peru's largest bank, Ba... Read More

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF AERONAUTICS IN BELARUS

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF AERONAUTICS IN BELARUS. Hot air balloons flying over buildings on the outskirts of Minsk, Belarus, during the international festival of aeronautics on Sept 14,2014. Photo courtesy Agencies ... Read More

JOINT US-INDONESIA MILITARY DRILL

JOINT US-INDONESIA MILITARY DRILL. US Marines and their Indonesian counterparts compete in a race following a joint military exercise in Sidoarjo, eastern Java, Indonesia on Sept 14, 2014. The 10-day 2014 Marines Tactical Warfare Simulation (MTWS) is being attended by 66 military personnel from both countries. Photo Agencies ... Read More

INDONESIA'S MOUNT LOKON VOLCANO ERUPTS

INDONESIA'S MOUNT LOKON VOLCANO ERUPTS. Mount Lokon volcano on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island erupted three times on Saturday, spewing ash 500 metres into the air on Sept 14, 2014. Ash from the 1,578-metre volcano, affected nearby towns including Manado, the capital of North Sulawesi province. Photo courtesy Antara ... Read More

BRAZIL TO BUILD GIANT AMAZON OBSERVATION TOWER

BRAZIL TO BUILD GIANT AMAZON OBSERVATION TOWER. The Amazon rainforest in Brazil. Construction has begun on a giant observation tower in the heart of the Amazon basin to monitor climate change, officials said on Sept 14, 2014. The tower is being constructed out of steel that was brought thousands of kilometres from the south of Brazil by road and river raft to the site 170 km outside the Amazonia... Read More

FLOODS IN INDIA AND PAKISTAN

FLOODS IN INDIA AND PAKISTAN. An aerial view of a mosque in a flooded area in Muzzafargarh, Punjab province, India on Sept 14, 2014. At least 17 people including a bridegroom and two children drowned when a rescue boat carrying a wedding party capsized in flood-hit central Pakistan, officials said. The boat, which was carrying at least 40 people, went down as it attempted to cross a swollen riv... Read More

NIGERIA: DEATH TOLL IN CHURCH COLLAPSE RISES TO 41, 130 INJURED

NIGERIA: DEATH TOLL IN CHURCH COLLAPSE RISES TO 41, 130 INJURED. People search for survivors after a church building collapsed in Lagos, Nigeria on Sept 14, 2014. Death toll from the collapsed building - Church of All Nations, Ikotun, Lagos, on Sunday rose to 41, while people trapped in the building rescued have also risen to 130 - many injured. Photo courtesy 9jacommunity.com ... Read More

FERRY SINKING IN EASTERN PHILIPPINES 110 RESECUED, THREE DEAD

FERRY SINKING IN EASTERN PHILIPPINES 110 RESECUED, THREE DEAD. Philippines navy rescuing survivors on Sept 14, 2014 after a ferry sank in bad weather in the central Philippines on Saturday. At least 100 people have been rescued and three confirmed dead. The Maharlika II ferry only had 84 people listed as being on board, so authorities cannot say how many more missing. The ferry left Liloan port i... Read More

MALAYSIAN FLAG RAISING FOR ASIAN GAMES

MALAYSIAN FLAG RAISING FOR ASIAN GAMES. Malaysian contingent Chief De Mission Danyal Balagopal (center) chant slogan "Malaysia Boleh" upon receiving the national flag from Youth and Sports Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin at a ceremony for nation’s participation in the 17th ASIAN Games in Putrajaya, Malaysia on Sept 11,2014. Also seen is national squash player and flag brearier for ASIAN Games Nicol ... Read More

MALAYSIAN PM VISITS AZERBAJIAN

MALAYSIAN PM VISITS AZERBAJIAN. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak is warmly greeted by First Deputy Prime Minister of Azerbaijan, Yaqub Abdulla Oglu Eyyubov (left) on his arrival at the Heydar Aliyev International Airport in Baku. Azerbajian on Sept 11,2014. .The Malaysian premier is in Azerbaijan for a two-day official vist. Picture courtesy of Bernama.images ... Read More

GREEN FARM IN NORTHERN SAUDI ARABIA

GREEN FARM IN NORTHERN SAUDI ARABIA. Circles of green irrigated crops in the desert of northern Saudi Arabia on Sept 11, 2014, one of the most arid regions on earth. Photo courtesy Agencies ... Read More

EIGHTH ASEAN EDUCATION MINISTERS MEETING I IN LOAS

EIGHTH ASEAN EDUCATION MINISTERS MEETING I IN LOAS. Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister who is also Education Minister Muhyiddin Mohd Yassin (left) and Philippines Education Minister Br Armin Luistro hold a bilateral discussion after the Eighth Asean Education Ministers Meeting in Vientiane, Loas on Sept 11, 2014. Photo courtesy Bernama Images ... Read More

PAKISTAN FLOODS: THOUSANDS FLEE AS DEATH TOLL RISES

PAKISTAN FLOODS: THOUSANDS FLEE AS DEATH TOLL RISES. Pakistani villagers wait for help in Chiniot, 160 kilometers (99 miles) northwest of Lahore, Pakistan, Sept. 11 2014. The flooding began earlier this month in Kashmir, where it has caused landslides and submerged much of the main city of Srinagar, on the Indian-administered side. The death toll from the flooding in both countries has climbed to ... Read More

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ASIA
THAILAND TO MANUFACTURE NEXT-GENERATION RABIES VACCINE


BANGKOK, Sept 16 (NNN-Bernama) -- The Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute (QSMI) of the Thai Red Cross Society, BioNet-Asia and Liaoning Cheng Da Bioechnology (CDBIO) have announced a collaboration to manufacture the next-generation rabies vaccine in Thailand.

The project is now in its ultimate phase of manufacturing at QSMI's ...

MIDDLE EAST
JORDAN CALLS FOR SUPPORTING IRAQ TO CONFRONT TERRORISM

AMMAN, Sept.16 (NNN-Petra) -- Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriate Affairs, Nasser Judeh, called on Monday for cementing cooperation and coordination to help Iraq in addressing the menace of terrorism which is affecting the Arab state.

Judeh made these remarks while participating in a meeting held in Paris to ...

AFRICA
BACK TO THE POLLS FOR LESOTHO TO END POLITICAL DEADLOCK

CAPE TOWN (SOUTH AFRICA), Sept 16 (NNN-ALLAFRICA) -- Lesotho will hold early elections in a bid to end the nation's political deadlock.

In a communique issued late Monday after a regional summit in Pretoria, Southern African heads of state said that the leaders of Lesotho's coalition government "have agreed ...

LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN
MERCOSUR, PACIFIC ALLIANCE FOREIGN MINISTERS PLAN TO MEET IN CHILE NOVEMBER

SANTIAGO, Sept 16 (NNN-MERCOPRESS) -- Foreign affairs ministers from Mercosur and the Pacific Alliance will be meeting next Nov 24 in Santiago de Chile to explore a possible integration between the two blocks according to Paraguay's foreign minister Eladio Loizaga. “Mercosur must look outwards and stop looking at ...

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