MALAYSIA: SENIOR OFFICIALS MEETING FOR 26TH ASEAN SUMMIT

MALAYSIA: SENIOR OFFICIALS MEETING FOR 26TH ASEAN SUMMIT. Malaysian Permanent Representative (PR) to ASEAN Datuk Hasnudin Hamzah (six left) with representatives of ASEAN Senior Officials at a pre-26th ASEAN SUMMIT meeting at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center (KLCC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on April 24, 2015. The two-day Summit on April 26-27 will focus among others on the progress made towards est... Read More

INDONESIA: ASIAN, AFRICAN LEADERS TAKE HISTORIC WALK IN BANDUNG

INDONESIA: ASIAN, AFRICAN LEADERS TAKE HISTORIC WALK IN BANDUNG. Asian and African leaders participated on April 24, 2015 morning in a highly symbolic walk to commemorate the historic 1955 Bandung Conference in Bandung, Indonesia, April 24, 2015. The "historic walk" from Savoy Homann Hotel to Gedung Merdeka, or the Independence Building, was part of commemorative events to mark the 60th anniversa... Read More

HONDA'S LIGHT BUSINESS JET UNVEILED IN JAPAN

HONDA'S LIGHT BUSINESS JET UNVEILED IN JAPAN. HondaJet, a light business aircraft developed by Japan's Honda Motor Co., is shown to the media at a hangar at Tokyo's Haneda airport on April 23, 2015. Honda, known for making motorcycles and cars, is showing its new sleek business jet in Japan for the first time, billing it as quiet, quick and green. The jet, on show at the airport on Thursday, is th... Read More

PAKISTAN: ANTI-NARCOTICS FORCE BURN PILES OF CONFISCATED DRUGS

PAKISTAN: ANTI-NARCOTICS FORCE BURN PILES OF CONFISCATED DRUGS. An Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) personnel throws a bottle near a burning pile of confiscated narcotics in Shahkas area of Pakistan's Khyber Agency on April 23, 2015. Narcotics including 72,000 kg of hashish, 110 kg of heroin, 179 kg of opium and 950 bottles of liquor were burned and destroyed, according to paramilitary narcotics officia... Read More

SOUTH AFRICA MARCHES AGAINST XENOPHOBIA

SOUTH AFRICA MARCHES AGAINST XENOPHOBIA. A man with a placard says “ Don’t slaughter us like chicken’ in a protest against xenophobia in Johannesburg, South Africa on April 23, 2015. About 30,000 people have taken part in a march through South Africa's main city, Johannesburg, to demand an end to a recent wave of xenophobic attacks. .At least seven people have been killed, 5,000 left homeless an... Read More

IRAQ CONFLICT: IRAQ ARMY 'REGAINS GROUND FROM IS IN BATTLE FOR RAMADI

IRAQ CONFLICT: IRAQ ARMY 'REGAINS GROUND FROM IS IN BATTLE FOR RAMADI. Iraqi security forces and tribal fighters regain control of the Northern neighborhoods after overnight heavy clashes with militants from the Islamic State group in Ramadi, 70 miles (115 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq on April 23, 2015. In the two weeks since militants from the IS overran central Ramadi, thousands of people h... Read More

ASIAN-AFRICAN SUMMIT 2015 CLOSES IN JAKARTA

ASIAN-AFRICAN SUMMIT 2015 CLOSES IN JAKARTA. Indonesian President Joko Widodo (front) at the closing ceremony of the Asian-African Summit 2015 in Jakarta, capital of Indonesia, April 23, 2015. The two-day summit, under the theme "Strengthening South-South Cooperation to Promote World Peace and Prosperity," is part of this year's Asian-African Conference (AAC) anniversary events which drew leaders ... Read More

MALAYSIA: 26TH ASEAN SUMMIT

MALAYSIA: 26TH ASEAN SUMMIT. The Langkawi island International Convention Centre (LICC) , ready to host leaders of Asean countries for the 26th ASEAN Summit retreat on 28 April, 2015. The three-day 26th ASEAN Summit, which kicks off in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s capital on Sunday (April 26), will focus on the progress made towards establishing the ASEAN Community by the end of 2015 and charting the ... Read More

ASIA-AFRICA SUMMIT: BANDUNG, INDONESIA

ASIA-AFRICA SUMMIT: BANDUNG, INDONESIA. Indonesians gather to visit historic sites where the first Asian-African conference was held in Bandung, Java in 1955 . Leaders from Asia and Africa will now gather in Gedung Merdeka, Bandung on April 23, 2015 for the anniversary celebrations of the Asia-Africa Conference (AAC) which brings together heads of state from 109 countries in Asia and Africa as w... Read More

SOLAR IMPULSE ARRIVES IN NANJING

SOLAR IMPULSE ARRIVES IN NANJING. Swiss pilots Bertrand Piccard (top) and Andre Borschberg waves to staff from the cockpit of Solar Impulse 2 plane as they celebrate after the plane landed at Nanjing Lukou International Airport, Jiangsu province on April 22, 2015. Pilots Piccard and Borschberg who take turns at the controls of Solar Impulse 2, which began its journey in Abu Dhabi in the United Ara... Read More

COLOMBIA OBSERVES WORLD EARTH DAY

COLOMBIA OBSERVES WORLD EARTH DAY. People ride their bicycles along an empty bridge on the Car and Motorcycle Free Day in Medellin, Colombia, on April 22, 2015. A municipal decree prohibits the use of private cars coinciding with World Earth Day in an attempt to reduce pollution levels and promote the use of public and alternative transports. The world marks Earth Day on April 22 to increase aware... Read More

ETHIOPIAN PROTEST AGAINST IS KILLINGS IN LIBYA

ETHIOPIAN PROTEST AGAINST IS KILLINGS IN LIBYA. People walk with the Ethiopia national flag during a mass rally commemorating 30 Ethiopians shot and beheaded by Islamic State militants in Libya, at Meskel Square in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on April 22, 2015. Tens of thousands of Ethiopians have attended a rally in the capital, Addis Ababa, condemning the murders of Ethiopians by Islamic State milit... Read More

SOUTH AFRICA: NO REPORTS OF IMMIGRANT VIOLENCE OVERNIGHT

SOUTH AFRICA: NO REPORTS OF IMMIGRANT VIOLENCE OVERNIGHT. Hundreds of candles are lit during a silent vigil outside the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg, South Africa on April 22, 2015. As the army has been deployed, Wednesday night about 400 police, supported by heavily armed infantry soldiers in armoured vehicles, shut down large sections of Jeppestown, Johannesburg. Police said no new inci... Read More

THOUSANDS EVACUATE AFTER CHILEAN VOLCANO ERUPTS

THOUSANDS EVACUATE AFTER CHILEAN VOLCANO ERUPTS. Chile's Calbuco volcano has erupted for the first time in more than four decades, sending a thick plume of ash and smoke several kilometres into the sky in Southern Chile about 1,000km south of the capital Santiago on April 22, 2015. About 4,000 people were evacuated from the area and an evacuation radius of 20km has been established, authorities s... Read More

ASIAN-AFRICAN SUMMIT OPENS IN JAKARTA

ASIAN-AFRICAN SUMMIT OPENS IN JAKARTA. Dancers perform during the opening ceremony of the Asian-African Summit in Jakarta, capital of Indonesia, on April 22, 2015. The gathering of Asian-African leaders opened here Wednesday with the aim of carrying on the Bandung Spirit and promoting common development of the two vibrant continents. The summit ends on April 23 and leaders will adjourn to Bandung ... Read More

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ASIA
MAGNITUDE 7.9 EARTHQUAKE HITS NEPAL: USGS

KATHMANDU, Nepal April 25 (NNN-AGENCIES) -- A powerful 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on Saturday, the United States Geological Survey said, with strong tremors felt across the Himalayan nation and large parts of India and Bangladesh.

The quake struck 81 kilometres ...

MIDDLE EAST
KNIFE-WIELDING PALESTINIAN SHOT DEAD NEAR JERUSALEM

JERUSALEM, April 25 (NNN-AGENCIES) -- Israeli police shot dead a knife-wielding Palestinian who attempted to stab colleagues at an east Jerusalem checkpoint, a spokeswoman said on Saturday.

The 17-year-old assailant from the Al-Tur neighbourhood of annexed Arab east Jerusalem managed to ...

AFRICA
GHANA/TOGO BORDER NOT CLOSED


ACCRA, April 25, (NNN-GNA) – The Ministry of Communications has denied reports that Ghana had closed its border with Togo at Aflao because of the impending elections in the neighbouring country.

A statement issued in Accra on Friday by the Ministry and signed by the Communications Minister, ...

LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN
PERU PRESIDENT URGES PRIVATE, PUBLIC SECTORS TO SPEED UP INVESTMENT PROJECTS

PAITA, April 25 (NNN-ANDINA) -- Peruvian President Ollanta Humala has exhorted private and public sectors to speed up investment projects and get together with central, local and regional governments, so that initiatives are not stopped at directorates and regional councils. Humala noted Peru has reduced poverty and ...

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