MEXICO EARTHQUAKE: 230 CONFIRMED DEAD AS RESCUE EFFORTS CONTINUE

MEXICO EARTHQUAKE: 230 CONFIRMED DEAD AS RESCUE EFFORTS CONTINUE. Rescuers and volunteers remove rubble and debris from a flattened building in search of survivors after a powerful quake in Mexico City, Mexico on Sept 19, 2017. At least 21 children and five adults died at a primary school which collapsed in Mexico City during Tuesday's quake, the government says. The shallow, 7.1 magnitude quake k... Read More

HURRICANE MARIA: WHOLE OF PUERTO RICO WITHOUT POWER

HURRICANE MARIA: WHOLE OF PUERTO RICO WITHOUT POWER. Rescue workers help people in Guayama, Puerto Rico, on Sept 20, 2017, after Hurricane Maria knocked out power to the entire island of Puerto Rico, home to 3.5m people, emergency officials said. Abner Gomez, head of the disaster management agency, said none of the customers of Puerto Rico's Electric Power Authority had any electricity. Maria weak... Read More

MEET SOUTH AFRICA'S BOXING GRANNIES

MEET SOUTH AFRICA'S BOXING GRANNIES. The "Boxing Gogos" (Grannies) stretch as they take part in a session hosted by the "A Team Gym" in Cosmo City in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Sept 20, 2017. The grandmothers, many of them are over 70 years old, have been training with coach Claude Maphosa and claim that they no longer suffer from the ailments they had before, and are stronger than ever. Ph... Read More

ASEAN PARA GAMES

ASEAN PARA GAMES. Indonesian athlete Insan Nurhaida on her way to winning the 200 Meter run at the ASEAN para Games 2017 at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Sept 20, 2017. Photo courtesy bernama images ... Read More

ASEAN PARA GAMES: WHEEL CHAIR TENNIS

ASEAN PARA GAMES: WHEEL CHAIR TENNIS. Malaysian wheelchair tennis player Abu Samah Borhan against Mohamad Yushazwan Yusoff, Malaysia, in action during Asean Para games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Sept 19, 2017. Abu boosted his chance of winning his first gold medal at the 9th ASEAN Para Games (APG) by advancing to the final after overcoming compatriot Mohamad Yusshazwan Yusoff in the semi-fi... Read More

ASEAN PARA GAMES: MALAYSIA BT VIETNAM 3-0 IN FIVE-A-SIDE FOOTBALL (VISUALLY IMPAIRED)

ASEAN PARA GAMES: MALAYSIA BT VIETNAM 3-0 IN FIVE-A-SIDE FOOTBALL (VISUALLY IMPAIRED). Malaysia’s Ahmad Fikri Omar (centre) celebrates after scoring against Vietnam in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Sept 19, 2017. The Malaysian five-a-side (visually impaired) football team kept their hopes of defending their title at the Kuala Lumpur Asean Para Games (Para KL2017) alive after downing Vietnam 3-0 . ... Read More

SINGAPORE PM VISITS CHINA

SINGAPORE PM VISITS CHINA. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (L) holds a welcome ceremony for Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong before their talks in Beijing, capital of China on Sept 19, 2017. China hopes Singapore will support Chinese enterprises who wish to participate in the Singapore-Malaysia high-speed railway project, Premier Li said Tuesday. "China has cutting-edge, safe and reliable... Read More

HURRICANE MARIA BEARS DOWN ON VIRGIN ISLANDS AND PUERTO RICO

HURRICANE MARIA BEARS DOWN ON VIRGIN ISLANDS AND PUERTO RICO. People walk in a street flooded by Hurricane Maria in Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe, on Sept 19, 2017. Hurricane Maria, the second maximum-strength Atlantic storm of the season, is bearing down on the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.The category five tempest has already inflicted "widespread damage" on the Caribbean island of Dominica. ... Read More

OVER 200 KILLED IN MEXICO EARTHQUAKE

OVER 200 KILLED IN MEXICO EARTHQUAKE. Emergency personnel try to rescue survivors from a collapsed building after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake in Mexico City, Mexico on Sept 19, 2017.The Mexican authorities Tuesday raised the number of casualties to over 200 people after the earthquake shook the center of the country, while emergency services were carrying out rescue work in the affected areas... Read More

ASEAN PARA GAMES: ONE-LEGGED SHUKOR FARHAN WINS 3KM INDIVIDUAL CYCLING GOLD IN TRACK CYLING

ASEAN PARA GAMES: ONE-LEGGED SHUKOR FARHAN WINS 3KM INDIVIDUAL CYCLING GOLD IN TRACK CYLING. Malaysian one-legged Shukor Farhan Suliman in action at the 3Km Sprint (C1, C2, C3,) Mixture at the National Velodrome in Nilai, Malaysia on Sept 18, 2017. Shuko clinched the third gold for Malaysia on the final day of the Asean Para Games cycling track competition. He clocked 4:06.204. The 21 year old... Read More

ASEAN PARA GAMES

ASEAN PARA GAMES. Thai athlete K. Wannaruemon is in action at the 100-meters during 9th ASEAN PARA games at Bukit Jalil National Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Sept 18, 2017. Wannaruemon won the gold medal in 13:28 seconds. Photo courtesy Bernama images ... Read More

ASEAN PARA GAMES: SITTING VOLLEYBALL

ASEAN PARA GAMES: SITTING VOLLEYBALL. Malaysia's Harman Halion tries to block the ball from Myanmar's May Min during Sitting Volleyball Sport at 9th ASEAN PARAgames at Malaysian International Trade and Exhibition Center (MITEC) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Sept 18, 2017. Photo courtesy Bernama images ... Read More

MYANMAR NATIONALISTS PROTEST AGAINST TERRORIST ACTS

MYANMAR NATIONALISTS PROTEST AGAINST TERRORIST ACTS. About 500 Myanmar nationalists hold national flags and shout slogan during a rally in Yangon against 'terrorist acts' in Rakhine state on Sept 18, 2017. About 500 nationalists including Buddhist monks attended the rally. Photo courtesy bangkokpost ... Read More

BIRD-SINGING CONTEST IN THAILAND

BIRD-SINGING CONTEST IN THAILAND. Doves sit in cages hoisted on poles during a bird-singing contest in Thailand's southern province of Narathiwat on Sept 18, 2017. One of Thailand's biggest annual bird-singing contests took place in this southern province of Narathiwat. The birds are placed in ornate bamboo cages which are covered with bright, colourful fabric. When they're ready to sing, the ... Read More

ZIMBABWE, AFRICA’S MOST EXPENSIVE CITY

ZIMBABWE, AFRICA’S MOST EXPENSIVE CITY. Main street Harare, Zimbabwe. Harare is Africa’s most expensive city to live in, according to Business Focus reports released on Sept 18, 2017.According to Expatistan, an online cost of living calculator, Harare’s price index stands at 129. The report that was updated on Sept 17, 2017 takes into account the cost of food, housing (accommodation), clothes,... Read More

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ASIA
PAKISTAN ANTI-GRAFT BODY FREEZES ACCOUNTS OF OUTSTED PM SHARIF, FAMILY

LAHORE, Pakistan Sept 23 (NNN-PTI) -- Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif yesterday suffered a major setback after Pakistan's anti-graft body froze the bank accounts and seized the properties of him and his family members facing corruption and money laundering charges in the Panama Papers scandal.

Sharif, ...

MIDDLE EAST
IRAN "SUCCESSFULLY" LAUNCHES BALLISTIC MISSILE, TV REPORTS

TEHRAN, Iran Sept 23 (NNN-Xinhua) -- Iran has "successfully" launched a ballistic missile with a range of 2,000 km, the country's Press TV reported on Saturday.

AFRICA
KENYA'S COURT-MANDATED FRESH ELECTION FOR PRESIDENCY PUSHED BACK FROM OCT 17 TO OCT 26

NAIROBI, Sept 22 (NNN-KBC) -- Kenya’s court-mandated fresh presidential election will now be held on Oct 26 instead of Oct 17 as originally scheduled.

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LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN
ARGENTINA'S 2018 BUDGET ENVISAGES 15.7 PCT INFLATION, DOWN FROM 24.7 PCT IN 2017

BUENOS AIRES, Sept 22 (NNN-MERCOPRESS) -- Argentina’s 2018 Budget Bill forecasts economic growth of 3.5 per cent next year and average annual inflation of 15.7 per cent, Treasury Minister Nicolas ...

EUROPE
FRANCE'S MACRON SIGNS CONTESTED LABOR REFORM CODE INTO LAW

PARIS, Sept 23 (NNN-Xinhua) -- French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday signed the controversial new labor rules into law, a day after thousands of opponents took to the streets ...