WORLD'S FIRST KEYBOARD FOR CATS

WORLD'S FIRST KEYBOARD FOR CATS. Scientists have created the world's first keyboard for cats, which plays ultrasonic frequencies that only felines can hear. A team of vets, scientists and sounds artists engineered the revolutionary, electric baby grand piano. It was used to play the first ever cat-concert to an audience of cats, featuring special versions of popular tunes. The concert for The Puss... Read More

LAOS HOSTS ASEAN ENVIRONMENT MEETING

LAOS HOSTS ASEAN ENVIRONMENT MEETING. Lao Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the National Environment Committee Asang Laoly delivers his speech at the opening ceremony of the 15th Informal ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on the Environment in Vientiane, Laos, on Oct. 30, 2014. Meeting for the 15th AIMME started unofficially on Oct. 27 and will end on Oct. 31. Photo courtesy Xinhua ... Read More

MALDIVES VICE PRESIDENT CALLS ON MALAYSIA DPM MUHYIDDIN

MALDIVES VICE PRESIDENT CALLS ON MALAYSIA DPM MUHYIDDIN. Maldives Vice President Dr Mohamed Jameel Ahmed, left, meeting with Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin at his office in Purtajaya, Malaysia on Oct 31, 2014. Jameel is on a four-day visit to Malaysia from Oct 29 at the invitation of the International Islamic University of Malaysia (UIAM). He delivered a keynote address yesterda... Read More

MALAYSIA: CIMB CLASSIC GOLF TOURNAMENT

MALAYSIA: CIMB CLASSIC GOLF TOURNAMENT. The crowd watch the CIMB Classic players teeing off from the 1st hole on the 2nd day at the 2014 CIMB Classic Golf Tournament at Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club (KLGCC) in Malaysia on Oct 31, 2014. The CIMB Classic is a professional golf tournament from October 30 - November 2, 2014. Photo courtesy CIMB Classic Facebook ... Read More

COSTA RICA ON ALERT AFTER TURRIALBA VOLCANO SPEWS ASH

COSTA RICA ON ALERT AFTER TURRIALBA VOLCANO SPEWS ASH. Vulcanologists from the National Seismological Network conduct temperature measurements at the crater of Turrialba Volcano in Cartago Province, Costa Rica on Oct 30, 2014. Costa Rica’s National Emergency Commission on Thursday raised its alert status from green to yellow the second highest advisory level in the Cartago cantons of Turrialba, ... Read More

TRAIN-TRUCK COLLISION KILLS 4, INJURES 80 IN THAILAND

TRAIN-TRUCK COLLISION KILLS 4, INJURES 80 IN THAILAND. The wreckage left after a truck was hit by a train in Khon Kaen, Thailand on Oct 30, 2014. Four people were killed and about 80 others injured after a train and a truck clashed in northeast Thailand's Khon Kaen province on Thursday morning, local media reported. At about 10:25 a.m. local time, the train heading for Nong Khai province rammed... Read More

ARMY SEIZES POWER IN BURKINA FASO

ARMY SEIZES POWER IN BURKINA FASO. Burkina Faso army on standby on Oct 30, 2014, as hundreds of demonstrators stormed parliament in Ouagadougou before setting it on fire in protest at plans to change the constitution to allow President Blaise Compaoré to extend his 27-year rule. Burkina Faso's armed forces on Thursday announced the dissolution of parliament and the government and the creation of... Read More

MALAYSIA: SIX FEARED DROWNED AFTER TUG BOAT COLLIDES WITH FREIGHTERM

MALAYSIA: SIX FEARED DROWNED AFTER TUG BOAT COLLIDES WITH FREIGHTER.Members of Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) continue search for survivors in Kuantan port, Malaysia on Oct 30, 2014. A Malaysian is among six crew of a tug boat YTC M5 reported missing after being hit by a freighter at 9.1 nautical miles off Tanjung Gelang, near the Kuantan port. MMEA Eastern Region chief, First Admir... Read More

BABY PENGUIN IN PHILIPPINES

BABY PENGUIN IN PHILIPPINES. A baby penguin named Kaya swims inside a special tank during a special blessing at the Manila ocean park in Manila, Philippines on Oct 29, 2014. The park launched its baby penguin attraction Wednesday and announced the winner of a contest to choose the baby's name, Kaya, meaning competence or ability in Tagalog. Before the penguin's first swim, it was placed in one sid... Read More

BRITAIN’S PRINCE CHARLES ARRIVES IN BOGOTA FOR OFFICIAL VISIT TO COLOMBIA

BRITAIN’S PRINCE CHARLES ARRIVES IN BOGOTA FOR OFFICIAL VISIT TO COLOMBIA. (L to R) Camila, the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles of Wales, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and his wife Maria Clemencia Rodriguez de Santos, take part in a welcoming ceremony at Narino Presidential Palace in Bogota, Colombia, on Oct 29, 2014. Prince Charles and his wife Camila, the Duchess of Cornwall, arrive... Read More

DUBAI BECOMES GATEWAY OF MALAYSIAN AGRO-BASED PRODUCTS

DUBAI BECOMES GATEWAY OF MALAYSIAN AGRO-BASED PRODUCTS. Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak, center, tasting Malaysian fruit delights during opening ceremony of the Malaysian Agro Food Festival in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Oct 30, 2014. The five-day Agricultural Marketing and Investment Mission (AMIM)to Dubai which ended Thurs, succeeded in recording potential sales of about RM60 million,... Read More

EBOLA CASES SLOWING IN LIBERIA

EBOLA CASES SLOWING IN LIBERIA. The Ebola field hospital in Bong County, Liberia, which opened in mid-September, has far fewer patients than anticipated. New Ebola infections in virus-ravaged Liberia appear to be declining for the first time in months, the World Health Organization said Oct 29, 2014. WHO Assistant Director General Bruce Aylward said the number of burials and new admissions had fa... Read More

ZAMBIAN PRESIDENT SATA DEATH: WHITE INTERIM LEADER APPOINTED

ZAMBIAN PRESIDENT SATA DEATH: WHITE INTERIM LEADER APPOINTED. Dr Guy Scottat at State house after a Special Cabinet meeting in Lusaka, Zambia on Oct 29, 2014. Zambian Vice-President Guy Scott has been named acting leader following the death of President Michael Sata. Presidential elections to choose a permanent successor will be held within 90 days, Defence Minister Edgar Lungu said. Scott, who i... Read More

NIDAA TOUNES PARTY WINS TUNISIAN ELECTIONS

NIDAA TOUNES PARTY WINS TUNISIAN ELECTIONS. Supporters of the Nidaa Tounes (Call of Tunisia) secular party wave flags while celebrating at the party’s headquarters in the Tunisian capital of Tunis on Oct 29, 2014. Nidaa Tounes has won 85 seats in the country's parliament following Sunday's elections, official results show. The governing Islamist Ennahda party won 69 seats in the 217-seat chamber. ... Read More

SRI LANKA: 100 BURIED ALIVE IN TEA REGION MUDSLIDE

SRI LANKA: 100 BURIED ALIVE IN TEA REGION MUDSLIDE. Survivors are being transfered after a landslide hit central Sri Lanka on Oct 29, 2014. A massive landslide crashed into an estimated 120 plantation homes burying more than 200 people, with 100 including 75 children escaping. The entire village of Meeriabedda Estate in the central hillside town of Haldumulla has been largely wiped out, media repo... Read More

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ASIA
CHINESE UNMANNED LUNAR ORBITER RETURNS HOME

BEIJING, China, Nov 1 (NNN-XINHUA) - China succeeded Saturday, in the world's first mission to the Moon and back for some 40 years, becoming the third nation to do so, after the former Soviet Union and the United States.

The test lunar orbiter, nicknamed "Xiaofei" on Chinese social networks, ...

MIDDLE EAST
OVERSEAS BAHRAINI VOTERS' REGISTRATION ON NOV 9-15

MANAMA, Bahrain, Nov 1 (NNN-BNA) - President of the Legislation and Legal Opinion Commission and Director of the Elections' Executive Committee, Abdulla bin Hassan Al Buainain announced that registration of Bahrainis abroad, at the voters' roll, will be open between Nov 9 and 15, 2014, in line with the provisions ...

AFRICA
BURKINA FASO ARMY TAKES POWER AFTER PRESIDENT RESIGNED

OUAGADOUGOU, Nov 1 (NNN-AGENCIES) -- Burkina Faso's army chief General Nabere Honore Traore took power of the nation after President Blaise Compaore announced his resignation on Friday following violent protests against his attempt to extend a 27-year rule.

In a statement read on national television, Compaore announced his resignation ...

LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN
PERU, ECUADOR JOIN TO COPE WITH CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE AMAZON

ARENILLAS, Nov. 1 (NNN-ANDINA) -- Peruvian President Ollanta Humala announced Peru and Ecuador will get together to chart a course of action against climate change in the Amazon rainforest and its connection with the El Niño meteorological phenomenon on the sideline of COP20, taking place in Lima next month.

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