US PRESIDENT TRUMP CANCELS SINGAPORE SUMMIT WITH KIM AFTER EXCHANGE OF ACCUSATIONS

US PRESIDENT TRUMP CANCELS SINGAPORE SUMMIT WITH KIM AFTER EXCHANGE OF ACCUSATIONS. A commuter in Seoul reads the front page of a Korean newspaper on May 25, 2018 which carried news of U.S. President Donald Trump calling off his planned June summit with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un after an exchange of accusations. Photo courtesy Agencies ... Read More

RAMADAN IN SYRIA

RAMADAN IN SYRIA. A street vendor prepares Naem cakes, a traditional Syrian food, during the holy month of Ramadan in the town of Yalda, south of Damascus on May 24, 2018. Yalda was recently liberated from the rebels by the Syrian army. Photo courtesy Xinhua ... Read More

MISSILE THAT DOWNED MH17 JETLINER TRACED TO RUSSIAN MILITARY BRIGADE THAT CROSSED INTO UKRAINE

MISSILE THAT DOWNED MH17 JETLINER TRACED TO RUSSIAN MILITARY BRIGADE THAT CROSSED INTO UKRAINE. Investigators probing the 2014 downing of flight MH17 said Thursday for the first time that the rocket that shot down the plane over eastern Ukraine traveled from a Russian military brigade. Picture shows the head prosecutor Fred Westerbeke speaking at a press conference next to a part of the BUK ro... Read More

SRI LANKA: FLOODS CAUSE 13 DEATHS AND DISPLACE 400,000

SRI LANKA: FLOODS CAUSE 13 DEATHS AND DISPLACE 400,000. Sri Lanka soldiers help local residents evacuate from a flooded area in Sri lanka, on May 24, 2018. Monsoon rains have caused flooding across much of Sri Lanka, leading to the deaths of at least 13 people and displacement of more than 400,000 others. Photo courtesy amy.lk ... Read More

MALAYSIA: CHONG WEI 'AXES' AXELSEN IN THOMAS CUP

MALAYSIA: CHONG WEI 'AXES' AXELSEN IN THOMAS CUP. World number one men's singles shuttler Victor Axelsen of Denmark, retrieves a shot by Malaysian badminton ace Datuk Lee Chong Wei, (right) in the group stage of the Thomas Cup in Bangkok, Thailand, on May 23, 2018. Malaysia won the first point. Photo courtesy Bernama images ... Read More

LARGEST FESTIVAL OF LIGHT IN AUSTRALIA

LARGEST FESTIVAL OF LIGHT IN AUSTRALIA. A boy is fascinated by a six-meter tall luminescent puppet, operated by ten performers, during a preview of Vivid Sydney, the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas. The festival will run for 23 days, starting May 25. Photo courtesy Agencies ... Read More

JAPAN: AZUMA ODORI DANCE FESTIVAL

JAPAN: AZUMA ODORI DANCE FESTIVAL. Geishas, traditional Japanese female entertainers, perform their dance during a press preview of the annual Azuma Odori Dance Festival at the Shinbashi Enbujo Theater in Tokyo, Japan, on May 23, 2018. Each year in May white-faced, kimono-clad geisha girls dance while their older counterparts provide vocal and three-stringed shamisen accompaniment. Photo court... Read More

ABOUT 300,000 BRAZIL TRUCKERS AND SYMPATHISERS BLOCK ROADS TO PROTEST FUEL HIKES

ABOUT 300,000 BRAZIL TRUCKERS AND SYMPATHISERS BLOCK ROADS TO PROTEST FUEL HIKES. Brazil truckers during a blockade in the city of Salvador, Brazil, on May 23, 2018. They were striking because Petrobras, the state-controlled oil company, has gradually increased diesel prices by more than 10 percent over six months, At the same time the Temer administration has substantially hiked fuel taxes. T... Read More

CHONG WEI-LED MALAYSIA REACH THOMAS CUP QUARTER-FINALS WITH 5-0 VICTORY OVER ALGERIA

CHONG WEI-LED MALAYSIA REACH THOMAS CUP QUARTER-FINALS WITH 5-0 VICTORY OVER ALGERIA. Malaysia men's singles player Datuk Lee Chong Wei, right, speaks with his couch during 2018 Thomas Cup in Bangkok, Thailand, on May 22, 2018. Malaysia have confirmed their place in the quarter-finals of the Thomas Cup after cruising past Algeria 5-0 in their second Group D tie. Malaysia will face defending champi... Read More

HEATWAVE KILLS AT LEAST 65 IN PAKISTAN

HEATWAVE KILLS AT LEAST 65 IN PAKISTAN. Residents cool off at water supply pipelines during on a summer day in Karachi on May 22, 2018. At least 65 people are feared to have died in a heatwave gripping Pakistan's largest city Karachi this week. Temperatures hit 42 degrees Celsius (108 degrees Fahrenheit). Photo courtesy Agencies ... Read More

23 DAYS TO GO: FIFA WORLD CUP

23 DAYS TO GO: FIFA WORLD CUP. An employee cuts grass on the pitch of the Nizhny Novgorod Arena in Russia on May 21, 2018. The stadium will host four group matches, Round of 16 games and a quarter-final match of the FIFA World Cup 2018. The tournament will be held from June 14 to 15 July. Photo courtesy Agencies ... Read More

GREEN PEACE JOINS PROTEST IN THAILAND AGAINST COAL-FIRED PROJECT

GREEN PEACE JOINS PROTEST IN THAILAND AGAINST COAL-FIRED PROJECT. Boats circling the Rainbow Warrior during a protest against a coal-fired project in the Gulf of Thailand near Songkhla province, Thailand, May 22, 2018. Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior is currently on its 2018 tour to promote renewable energy sources. Photo courtesy Greenpeace ... Read More

THAILAND: PROTEST LEADERS ARRESTED AS DEMOCRACY RALLY ENDS PEACEFULLY

THAILAND: PROTEST LEADERS ARRESTED AS DEMOCRACY RALLY ENDS PEACEFULLY. Police blocked demonstrators from leaving the university for Government House in Bangkok, Thailand, on May 22, 2018 on the fourth anniversary of the National Council for Peace and Order's seizure of power. The protesters were calling for elections by November this year, as Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha had earlier promised, ... Read More

OPEN DAY AT BERLINER PHILHARMONIE

OPEN DAY AT BERLINER PHILHARMONIE. A staff member prepares a terrarium with living cicadas and hoppers for the world premiere of the first 'Insect Concerto' in the chamber music hall of the Berliner Philharmonie during the concert hall's Open Day in Berlin, Germany, on May 22, 2018. The initiative to play with animals on stage tries to draw attention to the disappearance of insects in Germany by 7... Read More

SYRIA REGAINS CONTROL OF DAMASCUS, AFTER SEVEN YEARS OF FIGHTING

SYRIA REGAINS CONTROL OF DAMASCUS, AFTER SEVEN YEARS OF FIGHTING. The Syrian government celebrates in the southern outskirts of Damascus, on May 21, 2018, after the army announced it was in complete control of the capital and its outskirts for the first time since 2012, following the ousting of the Daesh militants group from a last pocket of resistance. Photo courtesy Sana.sy ... Read More

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ASIA
MALAYSIA: 35 OF 72 BAGS SEIZED AT CONDOMINIUM HAD RM114 MLN CASH - AMAR SINGH

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia May 25 (NNN-Bernama) -- The police today revealed that 35 of the 72 bags seized at a luxury condominium in Jalan Raja Chulan here last Friday contained cash in 26 currencies equivalent to RM114 million.

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MIDDLE EAST
IRAQ TO PROBE ALLEGED FRAUD, IRREGULARITIES IN PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION

BAGHDAD, May 25 (NNN-Xinhua) -- The Iraqi government held a meeting Thursday to discuss allegations of fraud and irregularities in the parliamentary election held on May 12, a ...

AFRICA
UNITY HOLDS KEY TO AN AFRICAN RENAISSANCE, SAYS RAMAPHOSA

DURBAN, May 25 (NNN-SA NEWS) -- South African President Cyril Ramaphosa says as the continent prepares to celebrate Africa Day on Friday, it should look to its forebearers who championed ...

LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN
MEASURING EARTH'S TEMPERATURE BY SATELLITE HELPING MEXICO AVERT FOREST FIRES

MEXICO CITY, May 25 (NNN-EFE)-- Using satellite images, Mexican experts are employing sophisticated algorithms to measure the Earth’s temperature to detect and deal with wildfires in Mexico and Central America.

EUROPE
ROBOTS MAY HAVE TO PAY INCOME TAX IN BRITAIN

LONDON, May 25 (NNN-Bernama) -- An official inquiry is to be launched by the British House of Commons into automation and the future of work, it was announced on ...