BURUNDI CELEBRATED ITS 53RD INDEPENDENCE DAY

BURUNDI CELEBRATED ITS 53RD INDEPENDENCE DAY. Tribal dancers entertain in Bujumbura, Burundi, Wednesday July 1, 2015. Burundi celebrated its 53rd Independence Day on Wednesday, as the country awaits results of parliamentary elections. Photo courtesy Berthier Mugiraneza ... Read More

MALAYSIA’S NICOL DAVID CELEBRATES 9 YEARS AS SQUASH WOMEN’S WORLD NO1

MALAYSIA’S NICOL DAVID CELEBRATES 9 YEARS AS SQUASH WOMEN’S WORLD NO.1. 31-year-old Malaysian Nicol David maintained her hold on the Women’s World No.1 ranking for a remarkable 108th consecutive month and 111th month altogether, after topping the July 2015 Women’s World Rankings – meaning she celebrates an incredible nine-years uninterrupted as the number one player in women’s squash. She was in t... Read More

JAPAN'S 2-1 WIN OVER ENGLAND IN WOMEN'S WORLD CUP SEMIFINAL

JAPAN'S 2-1 WIN OVER ENGLAND IN WOMEN'S WORLD CUP SEMIFINAL. The Japanese bench storms the field following their 2-1 win over England during the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 semi final match between England and Japan at the Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on July 1, 2015. Photo courtesy FIFA ... Read More

100 MILITANTS, 17 SOLDIERS KILLED IN EGYPT CLASHES

100 MILITANTS, 17 SOLDIERS KILLED IN EGYPT CLASHES. Egyptian security officials inspect the area around a bomb blast near a police station in Six October City at Giza, Egypt, on July 1, 2015. Egyptian military raids killed 100 terrorists in North Sinai while 17 troops were killed and 13 others injured, in confrontations on Wednesday, the Egyptian Armed Forces said. The statement came hours after... Read More

EBOLA: LIBERIA'S NEW OUTBREAK SPREADS

EBOLA: LIBERIA'S NEW OUTBREAK SPREADS. Health workers leave after they took a blood from a child to test for the Ebola virus in a area where a 17-year old boy died from the virus on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia on July 1, 2015. A second case of Ebola has been confirmed in Liberia, following the death of a teenager from the virus on Sunday, officials said. The country had been declared Eb... Read More

COPA AMERICA: ARGENTINA BT PARAGUAY 6-1

COPA AMERICA: ARGENTINA BT PARAGUAY 6-1. Argentina’s defender Marcos Rojo top left celebrates with his team after trashing Paraguay during the 2015 Copa America in Santiago, Chile on June 30, 2015. Argentina finally unleashed all their goal-scoring capacity to deal Paraguay a 6-1 thrashing Tuesday to set up a Copa America final with hosts Chile. Photo courtesy goal.com ... Read More

ELECTION VIOLENCE IN SRI LANKA

ELECTION VIOLENCE IN SRI LANKA. Ballot boxes being excorted by police officers following violence in Colombo, Sri Lanka on June 30, 2015. At least one person was killed and two others injured in violent incidents which were reported across Sri Lanka in the past 24 hours ahead of the August parliamentary elections, election monitors said on Tuesday. Rajith Keerthi Tennakoon, executive director of ... Read More

NEPAL: HARVEST FESTIVAL

NEPAL: HARVEST FESTIVAL. A boy is tossed in the mud during the Asar Pandhra festival in Pokhara valley, west of Nepal's capital Kathmandu, June 30, 2015. Farmers in Nepal celebrate the festival to mark the commencement of rice crop planting. Photo courtesy Navesh Chitrakar ... Read More

SCORPION-STYLE TOSHIBA ROBOT TO ENTER FUKUSHIMA NUCLEAR REACTOR

SCORPION-STYLE TOSHIBA ROBOT TO ENTER FUKUSHIMA NUCLEAR REACTOR. A robot jointly developed by Toshiba and the International Research Institute for Nuclear Decommissioning (IRID) is demonstrated at Toshiba's Keihin Product Operations on June 30, 2015 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. The robot is scheduled to be brought in to the No.2 reactor of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Aug... Read More

INDONESIAN PLANE CRASH: 141 DEAD

INDONESIAN PLANE CRASH: 141 DEAD. Rescuers search for victims at the site where an air force cargo plane crashed in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, on June 30, 2015. Indonesian Air Force chief Marshall Agus Supriatna said the C-130 plane belonging to the Indonesian Air Force crashed in Medan midday Tuesday carried 12 crew and 111 passengers. All are dead and total dead to date is 141 includin... Read More

JAPAN: VOLCANO ALERT RAISED FOR MOUNT HAKONE AFTER SMALL ERUPTION

JAPAN: VOLCANO ALERT RAISED FOR MOUNT HAKONE AFTER SMALL ERUPTION. Steam billows from the Owakudani hot-spring area on Mount Hakone in Kanagawa Prefecture in Japan on June 30, 2015. Authorities on Tuesday raised the volcano alert restricting access to the area after a small eruption at the popular tourist site. The alert came after an earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 3.3 on the seismic i... Read More

JAPAN BULLET TRAIN 'SELF-IMMOLATION' FIRE KILLS TWO

JAPAN BULLET TRAIN 'SELF-IMMOLATION' FIRE KILLS TWO. Rescue workers carrying a passenger from the Shinkansen bullet train after it made an emergency stop in Odawara, south of Tokyo, Japan June 30, 2015. A man died after setting himself on fire on board the bullet train. Another passenger, a woman in her 50s, was also killed and more than 20 injured, two seriously. Witnesses said the man, reported... Read More

CHINESE DELEGATION CALLS ON MALAYSIAN SENATE PRESIDENT

CHINESE DELEGATION CALLS ON MALAYSIAN SENATE PRESIDENT. Senate president Abu Zahar Ujang (right) presenting a memento to the Vice Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, Han Qide during the latter's courtesy call on him at Parliament house in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s capital on June 29, 2015. Photo courtesy Bernama images ... Read More

PALESTINIANS LIGHT THE DARKNESS

PALESTINIANS LIGHT THE DARKNESS. A Palestinian lights fireworks amid the rubble of a tower in Gaza City on June 29, 2015. A group of Palestinians aim to light the darkness with fireworks at devastated urban areas in the Gaza Strip during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The group's aim is to give hope to the people who lost their houses during the Israel-Gaza conflict in 2014. Photo courtesy Moh... Read More

COPA AMERICA 2015: HOST CHILE BT PERU 2-1

COPA AMERICA 2015: HOST CHILE BT PERU 2-1. Eduardo Vargas scored both goals as Chile saw off the 10 men of Peru 2-1 to book their place in the 2015 Copa America final in Santiago, Chile on June 29, 2015. Hosts Chile reached their first Copa America final in 28 years. Photo courtesy ca2015.com ... Read More

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ASIA
AT LEAST 38 DEAD AS PHILIPPINE FERRY CAPSIZES

MANILA, Philippines July 2 (NNN-AGENCIES) -- A ferry loaded with nearly 200 people capsized off a central Philippine port on Thursday, officials said, killing at least 38 people in the latest of the country's long string of maritime tragedies. ...

MIDDLE EAST
U.A.E. RED CRESCENT CONVOY ARRIVES IN AMMAN TO ASSIST SYRIAN REFUGEES

AMMAN, Jordan, July 2 (NNN-WAM) - The United Arab Emirates' (UAE) 18th Emirates Red
Crescent (ERC) humanitarian aid convoy, carrying foodstuffs for Ramadan and shelter materials, has recently arrived in Amman, to ease the suffering of the Syrian refugees in Jordan, reports Emirates News Agency (WAM).

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AFRICA
TWO SUICIDE BOMBERS KILLED IN NORTHEASTERN NIGERIAN CITY OF MAIDUGURI

ABUJA, July 2 (NNN-XINHUA) -- Two suicide bombers have been killed by their own bombs while targeting a hospital in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, the capital of the restive Borno State and a top theatre of violence by the militant Islamist sect, Boko Haram.

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LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN
BRAZIL ANNOUNCES SUBMARINE CABLE FOR DIRECT CONNECTION TO EUROPE

BRASILIA, July 2 (NNN-Prensa Latina) -- Brazil will have a direct connection with Europe, which will allow it quick access to Internet Exchange Points (IXP) in the cities of Frankfurt, Amsterdam, London, and Paris, official sources said. One Brazilian company, one Spanish, and a third one yet to be ...

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