MASSIVE PHILIPPINE BLAZE LEAVES THOUSANDS HOMELESS. A Filipino carries a metal roof following a fire in Mandaluyong City, east of Manila, Philippines on Nov 26, 2015. More than 1,000 families from over 800 homes were displaced after a fire razed through the shanty town in downtown Manila. Photo courtesy Mark r. cristino ... Read More
WORLD DEAF FUTSAL CHAMPIONSHIPS. The Russian goalkeeper lies on the floor after losing a futsal match against Thailand 3-2 at Supachalasai National Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand on Nov 26, 2015. Thailand is hosting the 2015 World Deaf Futsal Championships from Nov 20 to 28. Photo courtesy bangkokpost ... Read More
CHINA SNOW FALL ATTRACT VISITORS. Five shirtless Shaolin monks practice kung fu in the snow on Wednesday at the legendary Shaolin Temple on Songshan Mountain in Dengfeng,Central China's Henan Province on Nov 26, 2015. The recent unexpectedly early snowfall has turned Beijing and other northern parts of China into a wintry white realm, offering visitors a unique, fairytale-like experience of t... Read More
PERSIMMONS FOR CROWS. A group of crows gather on a persimmon tree to glut themselves on the fruit in the southeastern city of Ulsan, South Korea on Nov 26, 2015. In Korea, people seldom pick persimmons at the top of trees so that birds can eat them. Ulsan is the country's biggest habitat for migratory crows, with about 50,000 crows visiting the area around the city's Taehwa River every winte... Read More
POPE FRANCIS IN KENYA. Schoolgirls attend a mass delivered by Pope Francis at the University of Nairobi grounds in Nairobi, Kenya on Nov 26, 2015. Pope Francis is on his first visit to Kenya on a five day African tour that is scheduled to include Uganda and the Central African Republic. Africa is recognised as being crucial to the future of the Catholic Church with the continent's Catholic nu... Read More
OUT IN THE DESERT, QATAR AND SAUDI ARABIA HIT BY FLOODS, SHUTTING SCHOOLS AND BLOCKING ROADS. Vehicles are seen submerged in water on a flooded motorway west of Riyadh in Saudi Arabia on Nov 25, 2015. Seasonal rains triggered floods in Saudi Arabia and Qatar, Doha killing one person in the Saudi city of Rimah. In Saudi Arabia, schools were closed for a third day on as rain continued to fall o... Read More
SINGAPORE'S RESTORE NATIONAL ART GALLERY. An interior view of the newly restored National Gallery, formerly the City Hall and High Court building, in Singapore on Nov 25, 2015. Singapore has opened its state-of-the-art National Gallery, home to the world's largest public collection of modern art from South East Asia. The 64,000-sq-m (689,000-sq-ft) attraction has taken a decade to come to fru... Read More
MYANMAR: JADE MINERS RETURN TO WORK AFTER LANDSLIDE KILLED AT LEAST 113. Miners search for jade stones at a mine dump in a Hpakant jade mine at Kachin state, Myanmar on Nov 25, 2015. Police in northern Myanmar said they have abandoned efforts to find the bodies of up to 100 jade miners who were buried when a mine dump collapsed. The 60m (200ft) high mountain of dirt and debris enveloped 7... Read More
ORANGE THE WORLD: END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS. A scene from the Black Women's March against Racism and Violence in Brasilia, Brazil on 18 Nov 25, 2015. Approximately 48 million black women constitute half the female population of Brazil, yet 70 per cent of the 13 million families benefiting from the Bolsa Familia (Family Grant) programme are headed by women of African descent. The... Read More
ANNUAL FARMERS FAIR ON KASHMIR. Indian stuntmen perform in cars as villagers watch the show of 'Maut ka Kuan or Well of Death' during the annual Farmers Fair at Shama Chak Jhiri, some 22 kilometres from Jammu, the winter capital of Kashmir on Nov 25, 2015. Photo courtesy Agencies ... Read More
THAILAND FESTIVAL OF LIGHT. People float krathongs at a lake in a park during the Thai annual Loy Krathong festival, in Bangkok, Thailand, on Nov 25, 2015. One of the most picturesque festivals in Bangkok is the evening of Loi Krathong, Thailand's 'festival of lights'. when people gather around lakes, rivers and canals to pay respects to the goddess of water by releasing beautiful lotus shape... Read More
SYDNEY WELCOMES FLEET OF PACIFIC JEWELS INTO THE HARBOUR. P&O Cruise ships Pacific Aria, Pacific Eden, Pacific Dawn, Pacific Jewel and Pacific Pearl are seen in Sydney Harbour during a fireworks display in Sydney, Australia on Nov 25, 2015. More than 12,000 guests and crew are onboard the five ships for the day's celebrations, with the spectacle marking the greatest number of ships from a si... Read More
TUNISIANS PAY TRIBUTE TO THE VICTIMS OF BUS BOMBING. A man places a bouquet of flowers on a police van, near the bus that exploded Tuesday in Tunis, Wednesday Nov.25, 2015. Tunisia's Interior Ministry says 10 kilograms (22 pounds) of military explosives were used in an attack on a bus carrying presidential guards that left at least 13 people dead. Photo courtesy Agencies ... Read More
POPE ARRIVES IN KENYA. Pope Francis (right) flanked by Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta is entertained by Maasai traditional dancers after he arrived at the Jommo Kenyatta International airport in Nairobi, Kenya on November 25, 2015.. Pope Francis's five-day visit will also see him go to Uganda and the Central African Republic, which has been hit by Christian-Muslim conflict. Photo courtesy the... Read More
AFGHAN ARMY IN RESCUE BID FOR TALIBAN CHOPPER CRASH HOSTAGES. An Afghan policeman keeps watch at a checkpoint in Maimana, the capital of the northern Afghanistan Pashtun Kot district of Faryab province on Nov 25, 2015. The Afghan army launched a rescue operation Wednesday to retrieve 18 hostages, including two Moldovans, who were captured by the Taliban after their helicopter crash-landed in... Read More
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BOGOR, Indonesia, Nov. 28 (NNN-Xinhua) -- Bogor town on the outskirts of Jakarta, where presidential palace is located, has been put on high alert for possible militant attacks.
Bogor Police chief Andi Hendrinda said Saturday that police have boosted security at the palace, churches, shopping centers and bus ...
DUBAI, Nov. 28 (NNN-Xinhua) -- Dubai is ready to welcome 300 travel agents from Europe in a bid to promote emirate as an all-year travelers'' destination, said a tourism official on Saturday.
According to Issam Kazim, chief executive of Dubai Corporation for ...
NAIROBI, Nov. 28 (NNN-XINHUA) -- Kenyan police on Friday issued a security alert over stolen diplomatic vehicle number plates, with fears they may be used by terrorists to carry out attacks in the East African nation.
Police spokesman Charles Owino said 45 UN 177K and 45 ...
RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 28 (NNN-EFE)-- Twelve Brazilian police officers were arrested Friday for the shooting deaths of 36 people in the city of Manaus, news Web site G1 said, citing officials in Amazonas state. Three other suspects were taken into custody along with the cops, Security Secretary Sergio ...