23 PANDA CUBS SEND CHINESE NEW YEAR GREETINGS IN SW CHINA

23 PANDA CUBS SEND CHINESE NEW YEAR GREETINGS IN SW CHINA. Giant panda cubs and their keepers attend an event to celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year in Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Chengdu, capital city of southwest China's Sichuan Province on Jan 20, 2017. A total of 23 cubs born in the base in 2016 were seen on Friday's event. Photo courtesy Xinhua ... Read More

WHWL HOCKEY: MALAYSIA LOSE 0-3 TO IRELAND IN FINAL

WHWL HOCKEY: MALAYSIA LOSE 0-3 TO IRELAND IN FINAL. Ireland hockey team (white jersey) celebrate after defeating Malaysia in the Women's Hockey World League (WHWL) Round Two in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Jan 22, 2017. The Malaysian Tigresses again failed to overcome European favourites Ireland in the WHWL Round Two after losing 0-3 in the final. Malaysia's second defeat to the Irish in the tou... Read More

ROOSTER CHINESE NEW YEAR IN MALAYSIA

ROOSTER CHINESE NEW YEAR IN MALAYSIA. Student amazed to look at the Rooster lantern during a lantern exhibition for the upcoming Chinese New Year festival in Selangor, Malaysia on Jan 22, 2017. 2017 is the Year of the Rooster according to the Chinese zodiac. This year Chines New year falls on Jan 28. Photo courtesy Bernama images ... Read More

KIAN MENG-PEI JING WIN MALAYSIAN MASTERS MIXED DOUBLE'S TITLE

KIAN MENG-PEI JING WIN MALAYSIAN MASTERS MIXED DOUBLE'S TITLE. Malaysia's mixed double's pair Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing at the Victor Far East Malaysia Masters at the Sibu Indoor Stadium in Sarawak, Malaysia on Jan 22, 2017. The double pair beat fellow Malaysian's Goh Soon Huat/Shevon Jemie Lai, 21-17, 21-9 to clinch the title at the Victor Far East Malaysia Masters. However, the fairy tale... Read More

BOLIVIA CELEBRATES 11 YEARS OF SOCIAL CHANGE UNDER EVO MORALES

BOLIVIA CELEBRATES 11 YEARS OF SOCIAL CHANGE UNDER EVO MORALES. President of Bolivia, Evo Morales delivers his annual state of the union speech, after completing eleven continues years ruling the country in La Paz, Bolivia on Jan 22, 2017. Bolivians also celebrated Sunday the Day of the Plurinational State, celebrated every Jan. 22 to commemorate the founding of the Plurinational State of Bol... Read More

FORMER GAMBIAN PRESIDENT YAHYA JAMMEH LEAVES GAMBIA

FORMER GAMBIAN PRESIDENT YAHYA JAMMEH LEAVES GAMBIA. A ferry carrying people who fled Gambia arrives at the port in Banjul, Gambia on Jan 22, 2017, one day after Gambia's defeated leader Yahya Jammeh left the country. Gambia's ex-leader Yahya Jammeh was flown out of the country he ruled for 22 years and into exile, bringing an end to a protracted political crisis following presidential electi... Read More

FOOTBALL CHAPECOENSE BRAZILIAN TEAM PLAY THEIR FIRST GAME SINCE PLANE CRASH

FOOTBALL CHAPECOENSE BRAZILIAN TEAM PLAY THEIR FIRST GAME SINCE PLANE CRASH. The players of Chapecoense survivors of the accident Neto (L), Jakson Follmann (C), Alan Ruschel (R), receive the trophy of the South American Cup, just before the friendly match between Chapecoense and Palmeiras in Chapeco, Santa Catarina state, Brazil on Jan 22, 2017.Chapecoense drew 2-2 with Brazilian champions Pa... Read More

AFCON: CAMEROON 0-0 GABON

AFCON: CAMEROON 0-0 GABON. Gabonese Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, left, leaves the field after Gabon's exit from the tournament was confirmed during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations group A football match in Libreville in Gabon on Jan 22, 2017. Gabon became only the fourth hosts to exit the Africa Cup of Nations at the group stage after a 0-0 draw with Cameroon, who reach the quarter-finals. Burk... Read More

AFCON: BURKINA FASO BT GUINEA-BISSAU 2-0

AFCON: BURKINA FASO BT GUINEA-BISSAU 2-0. Guinea-Bissau's defender Juary Soares (R) challenges Burkina Faso's midfielder Abdou Razack Traore during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations group A football match in Franceville, Gabon on Jan 22, 2017. Burkina Faso struck early in each half to defeat Guinea-Bissau 2-0 to win Group A of the Africa Cup of Nations and dodge title favourites Senegal in the q... Read More

HOCKEY: WALES BEAT KAZAKHSTAN 2-1

HOCKEY: WALES BEAT KAZAKHSTAN 2-1. Kazakhstan's, Aigerim Mahanova, left and Wales, Carys Tucker during match at Hockey World League in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Jan 19, 2017. A late Leah Wilkinson goal gave Wales a 2-1 Hockey World League quarter-final win over Kazakhstan. Wales face Ireland in the last four on Sunday, Jan 22 when a win would guarantee either nation a place in the next roun... Read More

HOCKEY: MALAYSIA BT THAILAND 3-0

HOCKEY: MALAYSIA BT THAILAND 3-0. Malaysian hockey team celebrate after winning against Thailand in Women's Hockey World League in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Jan 19, 2017. Malaysia had to struggle for 55 minutes before beating arch-rivals, Thailand 3-0 in the Women's Hockey World League (WHWL) Round Two quarter-final at Tun Razak Hockey Stadium. World number 21 Malaysia will face world number ... Read More

AT LEAST 20 FIREFIGHTERS KILLED IN IRAN HIGH-RISE COLLAPSE

AT LEAST 20 FIREFIGHTERS KILLED IN IRAN HIGH-RISE COLLAPSE. The rubble of the Plasco building in Tehran, Iran, is seen after it collapsed following a fire on Jan 19, 2017. As many as 30 firefighters are feared dead, according to Iran's Fars news agency. Official news agency IRNA cited the head of Tehran Emergency Services as saying 70 people were injured in the fire. The cause of the buildin... Read More

CHINESE NEW YEAR PREPARATIONS

CHINESE NEW YEAR PREPARATIONS. Migrant workers wait to collect their salary and bonus ahead of the Spring Festival at a construction site in Xi'an, Shaanxi province, China, Jan 19, 2017.This year's Chinese new year falls on Jan 28, 2017 with festivities continuing for 15 days and culminating with the Lantern Festival. Each year is associated with one of 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac. For 2... Read More

AFCON: TUNISIA BT ALGERIA 2-1

AFCON: TUNISIA BT ALGERIA 2-1. Mohamed Ben Amor, no 14, leads the celebrations amongst the Tunisian players after Algeria's Mandi scored an own goal at 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Franceville, Gabon on Jan 19, 2017. Tunisia boosted their chances of reaching the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals with a 2-1 win over neighbours Algeria. They took the lead when Algeria's Aissa Mandi direct... Read More

SENEGAL REACH AFCON QUARTER-FINALS AFTER 11 YEARS

SENEGAL REACH AFCON QUARTER-FINALS AFTER 11 YEARS. Liverpool forward Sadio Mane scored (front, left) celebrating Senegal's win over Zimbabwe at 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Franceville, Gabon on Jan 19, 2017. Senegal's Teranga Lions on Thursday became the first team to qualify for the knockout stage of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), their first since 2006. The Lions secured a 2-0... Read More

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ASIA
MALAYSIA-CHINA TRADE LIKELY TO RISE TO US$100 BLN THIS YEAR

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia Jan 23 (NNN-Bernama) -- Total trade between Malaysia and China is likely to increase to US$100 billion (US$1 = RM4.44) this year, supported by growth in new potential areas such as creative contents.

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MIDDLE EAST
( Update) TRUMP SPEAKS WITH NETANYAHU, DISCUSSES SECURITY AND STABILITY

WASHINGTON, Jan 23 (NNN-Bernama) -- Seeking to forge close ties with a crucial ally, US President Donald Trump on Monday invited Israeli Prime Minister ...

AFRICA
SUDAN ALLOWS GOLD PRODUCERS TO EXPORT 70 PCT OF OUTPUT

KHARTOUM, Jan 23 (NNN0-SUNA) -- Sudan's Minister of Minerals, Dr. Ahmed Mohamed Sadiq Al-Karuri, says an agreement signed between the Finance Ministry and the Central Bank of Sudan (CBOS) on ...

LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN
IN ITS WORST WILDFIRE IN HISTORY, CHILE LOSES 100,000 HECTARES OF FOREST

SANTIAGO, Jan 23 (NNN-AGENCIES)--Chile has asked the international community for help in the wake of its worst wildfire in history that has so far destroyed more than 100,000 hectares ...

EUROPE
ONE MLN FRENCH VOTERS CAST BALLOTS IN LEFT PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY

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