NEW SPECIES OF NON-VENOMOUS SNAKE DISCOVERED IN BRAZIL. Photo of the non-venomous snake whose scientific name is Atractus spinalis, of the Dipsadidae family, recently discovered by researchers in Brazil in the savannas between the states of Minas Gerais and Bahia. Scientists from four Brazilian institutions announced Tuesday Aug 19, 2014, the discovery of a new species of non-venomous snake that ... Read More
INTERNATIONAL HUNTING, FISHING AND OUTDOORS FAIR IN ARGENTINA. A man practices target shooting during the 23rd International Hunting, Fishing and Outdoors Fair, at the La Rural fairgrounds, in Buenos Aires city, Argentina, on Aug. 19, 2014. The fair aims to enrich visitors with proper knowledge of hunting and fishing skill. It is proposed to bring about possible improvement in the boating, surfing... Read More
UN PAYS TRIBUTE TO AID WORKERS ON WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAY. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) lays a wreath to honour aid workers killed in the line of duty, as the UN marks World Humanitarian Day in United Nations, New York on Aug 19, 2014. The Day is observed annually on 19 August, the anniversary of the 2003 bombing of the UN headquarters in Baghdad that killed 22 people, includ... Read More
EBOLA CASES IN WEST AFRICA RISES TO 2,240. Health workers wearing protective clothing prepare to carry an abandoned dead body with Ebola symptoms at Duwala market in Monrovia on Aug 17, 2014. Cases in West Africa's Ebola outbreak this year have risen to 2,240, including 1,229 deaths, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014, reporting the toll in four countries, including ... Read More
KENYA: NURSES CONTINUE STRIKE. Health workers are protesting the alleged nonpayment of salaries by county governments for the past three months. The nationwide nurses’ strike began Monday but on a low note with the government stating that it was already in the process of addressing their grievances offical said on Aug 19, 2014. Photo courtesy KBC ... Read More
PERU LAUNCHES FIRST SPACE SATELLITE. Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev is in the foreground as the Chasqui 1 satellite floats off into space on Aug 18, 2014. A small Peruvian research space satellite was launched on Monday from the International Space Station (ISS), marking the starting of an earth-observation era for the Andean nation. The 4-inch box has a launch mass of about 1 kilograms and measu... Read More
HUNDREDS KILLED IN INDIAN FLOODS AND ALSO IN NEPAL LANDSLIDES. Resident looking for belonging after landslides in Katmandu, Nepal on Aug 18, 2014. At least 98 people have been killed in incidents of flood and landslide across the county in Nepal since Monday, according to the Ministry of Home Affairs. The National Emergency Operations Centre stated on Sunday that 37 people were injured in monsoon... Read More
INDIA: COLOURFUL DAHI HANDI FEST DRAWS MILLIONS IN MUMBAI. Youths make a human pyramid to reach and break the “Dahi Handi,” as they celebrate Janamashtami in Mumbai, India on Aug 18, 2014. Millions of Mumbaikars trooped on to roads Monday to celebrate the Dahi Handi festival. The celebration of dahi handi, held on the Janmasthami festival every year, includes formation of a human pyramid to break... Read More
MALAYSIA: CEREMONY TO RECEIVE REMAINS OF VICTIMS OF FLIGHT MH 17. Malaysian armed forces in ceremonial attire during rehearsals for the ceremony to receive the remains of victims of the Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH17 tragedy in Sepang Airport, Malaysia on Aug 18, 2014. On Aug 14, Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin announced that Aug 22 (Friday) would be the national day of... Read More
MALAYSIA: ADULT ELEPHANT FOUND SHOT DEAD IN SABAH. An adult male elephant, estimated to be 18-25 years old, was found dead with gunshot wounds in a plantation estate last Friday. The carcass was found on a road in Felda Umas Oil Plantation in Kota Kinabalu , Sabah state on Aug 18, 2014. The elephant did not die instantly and may have succumbed to its injuries two to four days later. Photo courtesy... Read More
MALAYSIAN CLUB HUMANITARIAN AID TO GAZA. Malaysian NGO - Club Putera 1Malaysia (KP1M) President, Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim (right) delivers food supplies and daily necessities to a Palestinian resident affected by Israeli attacks in Gaza, Palestine on Aug 18, 2014. A total of 5,000 food packages were distributed in several areas soon after three representatives of the club entered Gaza yesterday. Ph... Read More
MALAYSIA: 490-TONNE MRT CONCRETE SPAN COLLAPSE, THREE BANGLADESH WORKERS FEARED DEAD. Three workers are believed to be trapped under the span of this collapsed guideway in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Aug 18, 2014. Three MRT construction workers, all Bangladesh nationals, are feared dead after being trapped under a 490-tonne concrete span that collapsed at the MRT worksite near the former Rubber Rese... Read More
SURVIVORS FOUND, TWO MISSING AFTER INDONESIAN TOURIST BOAT SINKING. The Partially submerged ship near Sangeang Api, a volcanic island off Sumbawa, Indonesia on Aug 18 2014. Two foreign tourists are still missing after a boat sank off the coast of eastern Indonesia on Saturday. Twenty foreign tourists, an Indonesian guide and four crew were on board when the boat sank near Sangeang Api, a volcanic ... Read More
BRAZIL: THOUSANDS ATTEND FUNERAL OF LATE PRESIDENTAL CANDIDATE CAMPOS. Campos's widow, Renata, is consoled by three of their five children during the funeral of the late presidential candidate, Eduardo Campos in Rio de janeiro, Brazil on Aug 17, 2014. More than 100,000 people in Brazil have paid their last respects to Campos, who died in a plane crash on Wednesday. Photo courtesy Agencies ... Read More
REFLECTIONS GALLERY OF MALAYSIAN FLIGHT MH 17. A public gallery "Reflections MH 17" opened at Amsterdam ,Schipol International Airport Terminal on Aug 17, 2014 to mark exactly one month after the Malaysia Airlines MH17 tragedy took place. At the gallery, visitors placed flowers, letters and messages, photos, candles, flags and numerous other items as signs of condolences and remembrance for those ... Read More
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ISLAMABAD, Aug 20 (NNN-PTI) -- Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has decided to meet opposition leader Imran Khan in an effort to end the anti-government protests here seeking his ouster, as Pakistan's powerful military called for calm and asked all stakeholders to resolve the impasse through meaningful talks.
SENDAI, Japan, Aug 20 (NNN-QNA) - Qatar Friendship Fund (QFF), inaugurated a US$1.4-million Sendai Education Centre, in the Japanese city of Sendai, in north-west Miyagi prefecture, Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported.
The education centre is one of ten projects initiated by QFF, as part of Qatar's US$100 million aid, ...
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KAMPALA, Aug 20 (NNN-NEW VISION) -- The government has stepped up screening services at all border points to prevent an outbreak of the Ebola virus disease which has killed 1,415 people in West Africa since March this year.
At Entebbe Airport, the country's main aviation ...
UNITED NATIONS, Aug 20 (NNN-Prensa Latina) -- Cuba denounced at the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) new actions by the U.S. government to destabilize the island, diplomatic sources informed today. According to the Cuban Permanent Mission at the United Nations, the representation delivered here to NAM, comprised of ...