INDIA: WORLD SNAKE DAY

INDIA: WORLD SNAKE DAY. People take photos of a Cobra snake during an event on the occasion of "World Snake Day", at the Snake Park in Chennai, India, on July 16, 2018. The World Snake Day dates back to 1967, when a snake farm was started in Texas, USA. Photo courtesy PTI Photo ... Read More

PHILIPPINE PRESIDENT DUTERTE MEETS WITH MALAYSIAN PM MAHATHIR

PHILIPPINE PRESIDENT DUTERTE MEETS WITH MALAYSIAN PM MAHATHIR. Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, right, looks at a portrait of the Mahathir as a memento to mark the visit by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, left during meeting in Putrajaya, Malaysia, on July 16, 2018. Duterte arrived in Malaysia on Saturday to witnessed the "Fight of the Champions" for the World Boxing Assoc... Read More

ZIMBABWE'S WOMEN WILDLIFE RANGERS WAGE WAR ON POACHERS

ZIMBABWE'S WOMEN WILDLIFE RANGERS WAGE WAR ON POACHERS. All-female team of anti-poaching rangers at Phundundu wildlife area in the lower Zambezi region on July 16, 2018. A group of sexual assault survivors, single mothers and victims of domestic violence have found a new lease on life as armed and fiercely dedicated anti-poaching rangers on a trophy hunting ground turned conservation area in Zim... Read More

IRAQ PUTS SECURITY FORCES ON HIGH ALERT ON SIXTH DAY OF PROTESTS

IRAQ PUTS SECURITY FORCES ON HIGH ALERT ON SIXTH DAY OF PROTESTS. Iraqi riot police prevent protesters from storming the provincial council building during a demonstration in Basra, 340 miles (550 km) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq. Iraqis demanding better public services and jobs took to the streets again in the southern oil-rich province of Basra, as authorities put security forces on high alert... Read More

NEARLY 300 CROCODILES KILLED IN INDONESIA AFTER MAN'S DEATH

NEARLY 300 CROCODILES KILLED IN INDONESIA AFTER MAN'S DEATH. Local residents look at the carcasses of hundreds of crocodiles from a breeding farm after they were killed by an angry mob in retaliation to the death of a man who was killed in a crocodile attack in Sorong regency, West Papua, Indonesia, on July 16, 2018. Officials and police said they were not able to stop the attack and may n... Read More

FRANCE BEAT CROATIA 4-2 TO BECOME FIFA WORLD CUP 2018 CHAMPIONS

FRANCE BEAT CROATIA 4-2 TO BECOME FIFA WORLD CUP 2018 CHAMPIONS. French players pose with the World Cup trophy after winning the Fifa World Cup for the second time by overcoming Croatia's 4-2 in a thrilling final in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium, Russia, on July 15, 2018. Putting an end to its 20-year-long wait, France on Sunday won its second FIFA World Cup title after defeating Croatia 4-2 in a hig... Read More

CLOSING CEREMONY OF 2018 FIFA WORLD CUP

CLOSING CEREMONY OF 2018 FIFA WORLD CUP. Former Brazilian soccer player Ronaldinho (C front) is seen at the closing ceremony of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Moscow, Russia, on July 15, 2018. Photo courtesy Xinhua ... Read More

MALAYSIA: WILDLIFE SMUGGLING, RM1 MILLION WORTH OF WILDLIFE PARTS SEIZED

MALAYSIA: WILDLIFE SMUGGLING, RM1 MILLION WORTH OF WILDLIFE PARTS SEIZED. Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM), together with the Johor Wildlife and National Park Department (Wildlife) display animal tusk in Johor Baharu, Malaysia, on July 15, 2018. Police says seizure of RM1 million (about 247,000 US Dollars), worth of wildlife parts, which included skulls, teeth and horns. Photo courtesy bernama images ... Read More

8 KILLED, 15 WOUNDED IN SUICIDE BOMB ATTACK IN AFGHANISTAN

8 KILLED, 15 WOUNDED IN SUICIDE BOMB ATTACK IN AFGHANISTAN. Afghan security officers secure the scene of a suicide attack near the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation in Kabul, Afghanistan, 15 July 2018. At least eight people were killed and 15 injured on Sunday in a suicide bomb attack on a government ministry in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul. The suicide bomber detonated explosive vest at the entran... Read More

10 DIE IN CLASHES IN NICARAGUA

10 DIE IN CLASHES IN NICARAGUA. Hundreds of people set out from Managua, Nicaragua, on July 15, 2018 for the Pacific coast city of Masaya, an opposition stronghold under siege by supporters of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega. Ten people were killed and many wounded in clashes on Nicaragua's Pacific coast between security forces and anti-government protesters who were blocking roads. Protesters ... Read More

MALAYSIA: ACTION-PACKED WELTERWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT

MALAYSIA: ACTION-PACKED WELTERWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT. Philippine senator and boxing icon Manny Pacquiao (L) and Argentina's Lucas Matthysse (R) pose for a photograph after a press conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Jul. 12, 2018. The winner of nine world titles in eight different weight categories and with a record of 59-7-2 (32 KO), the 39-year-old Filipino will return to the ring on Sunday, ... Read More

EGYPT: TWELVE HURT IN BLAST NEAR CAIRO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

EGYPT: TWELVE HURT IN BLAST NEAR CAIRO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. Emergency teams at the scene of an explosion at a petrochemical plant near Cairo International Airport, on July 12, 2018. Twelve people have been injured after an explosion at a chemical factory near Cairo's airport. They have been hospitalised, but the severity of their injuries is not yet known. An army spokesman said the blast... Read More

MONSOON FLOODS KILL MORE THAN 50 ACROSS NEPAL

MONSOON FLOODS KILL MORE THAN 50 ACROSS NEPAL. Soldiers use boats to rescue people stranded after incessant rainfall in Bhaktapur, Nepal, on July 12, 2018. Floods and landslides triggered by monsoon rains have killed at least 50 people in Nepal over the last two weeks, officials say. The extreme weather affected 36 of Nepal's 77 districts, Ram Krishna Subedi, a spokesperson of the Home Mini... Read More

CHINA PLANS HISTORIC MISSION TO THE MOON'S FAR SIDE

CHINA PLANS HISTORIC MISSION TO THE MOON'S FAR SIDE. A model of the moon hangs above the Olympic swimming pool at the National Aquatics Center, known as the Water Cube, in Beijing on July 11, 2018. The model is part of an exhibition about China's moon exploration technology and achievements. China landed its first rover on the moon in 2013 and plans to land a rover on the far side of th... Read More

INDIAN WITH WORLD'S LONGEST FINGERNAILS TO FINALLY CUT THEM AFTER 66 YEARS

INDIAN WITH WORLD'S LONGEST FINGERNAILS TO FINALLY CUT THEM AFTER 66 YEARS. Shridhar Chillal, of India displays his newly cut fingernails in front of his granddaughter, Shraddha Chillal at an announcement that the five fingernails he grew for 66 years will be displayed in Ripley's Believe it or Not in New York, on July 11, 2018. 82-year-old Shridhar Chillal has not cut his fingernails of his ... Read More

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ASIA
MALAYSIA: MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT FREE TO RAISE ANY ISSUE IN DEWAN RAKYAT (LOWER HOUSE)

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia July 17 (NNN-Bernama) All Members of Parliament have the freedom to raise any issue in the Dewan Rakyat (Lower House), said Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

He said it was the policy of the government to not impose any restriction on speeches ...

MIDDLE EAST
NINE KILLED IN ISRAELI MISSILE ATTACK ON SYRIAN BASE IN ALEPPO: MONITOR

DAMASCUS, Syria, July 17 (NNN-XINHUA) - A total of nine soldiers were killed, in the Israeli missile attack, targeting a Syrian military base, in the northern province of Aleppo, a ...

AFRICA
UPDATE: NIGERIA DENIES DEATH OF 23 SOLDIERS ON BOKO HARAM AMBUSH

MAIDUGURI (NIGERIA), July 17 (NNN-AGENCIES) -- The Nigerian Army has denied reports making round that 23 of its soldiers were missing and eight military vehicles captured after Boko Haram ...

LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN
MEXICAN PRESIDENT-ELECT PLANS TO SLASH SALARY OF HIGH-LEVEL OFFICIALS

MEXICO CITY, July 17 (NNN-XINHUA) -- Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has announced that he would be slashing the salaries of high-level officials, including himself, as part of an ...

EUROPE
SPAIN: CATALAN LEADER LAUNCHES BID TO UNITE SEPARATIST FACTIONS

BARCELONA (SPAIN), July 17 (NNN-AGENCIES) -- Self-exiled Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont appealed for unity among the disparate factions of Catalonia's independence movement, in his continued determination to turn the wealthy ...