MALAYSIA YOUTH FESTIVAL 2013. Acrobatic Team Red ArmyWarrior is showing in a stunt show as part the Youth Festival in Putrajaya, Malaysia on 23 May 2013. The Putrajaya Youth Festival 2013 will feature about 500 events to attract visitors both locally and internationally. The festival is expected to attract 2.5 million visitors. The event is held with the concept of helping youths to develop their ... Read More
GREENER 'BAJAJ' CUTTING UP POLLUTION IN INDONESIA. Bajaj rickshaws (a three-wheeled taxi) are cut up for scrap metal at a junk yard in Jakarta on 22 May 2013. At least 150 orange-colored bajaj were destroyed and replaced by environmentally friendly bajaj. The program is the Jakarta city administration’s Joko Widodo plan to phase out older bajaj that pollute the streets. Photo courtesy jakartapost.... Read More
INDIA TEST FIRES SUPERSONIC BRAHMOS CRUISE MISSILE. India successfully test fired its supersonic BrahMos cruise missile from a Indian Navy's Russian-built warship INS Tarkash off the coast of the western state of Goa on 22 May 2013. The missile, with a range of 290 kms, successfully hit the target off the Goa coast naval sources said. Known as the world's fastest cruise missile which travels at sp... Read More
THE WHITE DESERT OF EGYPT. The White Desert, about 500 km southwest of Cairo, Egypt is an area with its white and cream colour and maassive chalk rock formations and a popular excursion for visitors to Egypt. A Fennec fox, the smallest species of fox and a native to the Sahara desert in Africa is seen in the desert. Photo courtesy Manoocher Deghati ... Read More
SEVENTH PRESIDENTIAL SUMMIT OF PACIFIC ALLIANCE IN COLOMBIA. Members of the Special Forces of the Colombian Army participate in a security drill for the seventh Summit of the Pacific Alliance held on 23 May, in Cali, Colombia. Several Latin American presidents including Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica and Peru are looking to decrease trade barriers as they gather in Cali for the VII Pacific Al... Read More
COSTA RICA AND COLOMBIA TALKS ON TRADE. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (R) and Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla held talks in Cali, Colombia on 22 May 2013. Laura arrived Wednesday to Colombia to participate in the VII Summit of the Pacific Alliance and to seek approval to become a full member of the trade bloc. Photo courtesy presidencia.gov.co ... Read More
NEW ZIMBABWE CONSTITUTION SIGNED INTO LAW. Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai (R) looks on as President Robert Mugabe signs Zimbabwe's new constitution into law in the capital Harare on 22 May 2013.Mugabe signed Zimbabwe’s new constitution into law on Wednesday, clearing the path to crucial elections later this year. Photo courtesy Philimon Bulawa. ... Read More
UN CHIEF PROMOTES EDUCATION, GENDER EMPOWERMENT DURING MOZAMBIQUE VISIT. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with students at Sansão Muthemba Secondary School in Polana Caniço, Maputo, Mozambique on 22 May 2013. During a visit to the school, Ban highlighted his UNiTE to end violence against women and girls campaign to raise public knowledge and increase political will and resources for preventing and... Read More
UNESCO DIRECTOR-GENERAL VISITS MALAYSIA. Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin meets with Irina Bokova (right) Director General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 21 May 2013. Bokova is on her first official visit to Malaysia and scheduled to meet Malaysia Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and visit w... Read More
INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY 22 MAY. Photo taken on 15 May 2013 a billboard in Peru has been designed to create drinking water from humidity in the air, and has produced 15,000 litres in six months. Water is essential for life. No living being on planet Earth can survive without it. It is a prerequisite for human health and well-being as well as for the preservation of the environmen... Read More
BUDDHISTS PREPARE FOR VESAK DAY IN MALAYSIA. Photo taken on 22 May 2013 show buddhist monks prepare artificial lotus to celebrate Vesak Day on May 24, 2013 in a Buddhist temple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s capital. Wesak Day is the most important day for Buddhists and it symbolizes birth, supreme enlightenment, and birth of its founder Buddha. Photo courtesy Bernama images. ... Read More
RAJIV GANDHI REMEMBERED ON 22ND DEATH ANNIVERSARY. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh (R, front) Congress President Sonia Gandhi (S, left), party Vice President Rahul Gandhi (S, middle), sit with other party leaders after presenting floral tribute in memorial of former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi during his 22nd death anniversary in New Delhi, capital of India, on May 21, 2013. Indian for... Read More
TRIPOLI BRACES FOR THE WORST AS FIGHTING ENTERS FOURTH DAY. Lebanese soldiers talk to a boy as they patrol the northern city of Tripoli, Lebanon on 21 May 2013. Deadly clashes raged for a fourth day in Tripoli between supporters and opponents of Syrian President Bashar Assad Tuesday, as residents brace for further escalation of the violence that has claimed at least 10 lives since hostilities erup... Read More
MEXICO'S POPOCATEPETL VOLCANO SPEWS ASH. A cloud of ash belches out of Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano, about 55 km from Mexico City, as seen from Paso de Cortes, in the Mexican central state of Puebla, on May 20. Authorities have raised the alert level to "Yellow Phase Three," the fifth of a seven-stage warning system, restricting access to an area of 12 km around the volcano while preparing evacua... Read More
DESTROYING SIEZED ILLEGAL WEAPONS IN VENEZUELA. Police destroy illegal handguns by means of an industrial press during a weapon destruction operation in Caracas, Venezuela on 21 May 2013. Venezuela's police have witnessed the destruction of the weapons seized since President Nicolas Maduro launched the Homeland Secure Plan. Photo courtesy Leo Ramirez ... Read More
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BANGKOK, Thailand May 25 (NNN-Xinhua) -- Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Saturday said she was satisfied with her visit to Japan where she promoted investment opportunity to Japanese investors.
On her "Yingluck government meets the People" weekly programme, the premier made remarks in her weekly-televised address regarding the ...
ISTANBUL, May 25 (NNN-Xinhua) -- Syria's main opposition group said Friday that they wait for goodwill gestures from the Syrian administration as they held talks in Turkey's Istanbul to discuss about the upcoming Geneva international conference.
"We want to stop bloodshed, so it is very important to have goodwill ...
ADDIS ABABA, May 25 (NNN-SAPA) -- African leaders have gathered on Saturday ahead of extravagant celebrations for the 50th jubilee of the continental bloc, with Africa's myriad problems set aside for a day to mark the progress that has been made.
Mass dancing troupes are set to perform musical ...
BUENOS AIRES, May 25 (NNN-MERCOPRESS) -- All is ready for the massive ‘decade won’ celebration that Argentine President Cristina Fernández plans to hold on Saturday May 25 to commemorate the ten years since her late husband Nestor Kirchner first took office. That day, May 25 marks the 203rd ...