MALAYSIA: LATIN AMERICAN FEST ADDS CULTURAL DIMENSION FOR VISITORS

MALAYSIA: LATIN AMERICAN FEST ADDS CULTURAL DIMENSION FOR VISITORS. People dance during Latin American Festival 2016 performance in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on May 22, 2016. The festival is participated by several Latin American countries such as Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia and Cuba. At the annual event, visitors were entertained to Latin salsa, tango and samba dances besides being served with d... Read More

VESAK DAY CELEBRATION IN INDONESIA

VESAK DAY CELEBRATION IN INDONESIA. Lanterns fly into the air at the ancient temple of Borobudur during celebrations for Vesak Day in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. Vesak is observed during the full moon in May or June with the ceremony centered around three Buddhist temples, pilgrims walking from Mendut to Pawon, ending at Borobudur. Photo courtesy Ulet Ifansasti ... Read More

SINABUNG VOLCANO ERUPTS IN INDONESIA KILLING 7

SINABUNG VOLCANO ERUPTS IN INDONESIA KILLING 7. Indonesian soldiers carry people’s belongings during an evacuation following the eruption of Mount Sinabung in Gamber village, North Sumatra, Indonesia on May 22, 2016. The volcano in western Indonesian unleashed hot clouds of ash on Saturday, killing 7 people, officals said. Photo courtesy Bakkara ... Read More

MALAYSIA: HOW FOUR CASTAWAYS SURVIVED DAYS WITHOUT FOOD, WATER

MALAYSIA: HOW FOUR CASTAWAYS SURVIVED DAYS WITHOUT FOOD, WATER. Armella Ali Hassan, 23, watering orchids near her residence on May 17, 2016 after a traumatic experience of nine days without food in the ocean before rescued by fishermen in Vietnam on May 12 last. A teaspoon of water a day, a stray fish and fleeting moments of hope kept Malaysian resort owner Tommy Lam and his castaway crew al... Read More

BADMINTON THOMAS CUP: MALAYSIAN CHONG WEI FENG WINS

BADMINTON THOMAS CUP: MALAYSIAN CHONG WEI FENG WINS. Malaysian shuttler Chong Wei Feng gestures after winning against Hyeok Jinn Jeon of South Korea in the Thomas Cup Tournment in China on May 17, 2016. Wei Feng emerged the hero, winning the final point by beating Hyeok Jin 21-16, 21-16 to make it a 3-2 win over favourites South Korea. Photo courtesy bernama images ... Read More

BADMINTON THOMAS CUP: MALAYSIAN ISKANDAR ZULKARNAIN WINS AS MALAYSIA BT SOUTH KOREA 3-2

BADMINTON THOMAS CUP: MALAYSIAN ISKANDAR ZULKARNAIN WINS AS MALAYSIA BT SOUTH KOREA 3-2. Malaysian shuttler Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin celebrates after beating South Korean Lee Dong Keun in the Thomas Cup Tournment in China on May 17, 2016. Zulkarnain contributed the second point after beating higher-ranked opponent Dong Keun 21-17, 21-15. . Photo courtesy bernama images ... Read More

CHINA TOURISM CONFERENCE

CHINA TOURISM CONFERENCE. Performers rehearse ahead of the First World Conference on Tourism for Development to be held this week in Beijing, China, Tuesday, May 17, 2016. State leaders and tourism ministers from various countries are expected to attend the four day conference which begins on Wednesday, May 18, with the theme "Tourism for Peace and Development". Photo courtesy NgHan Guan ... Read More

MALAYSIAN PM MEET MAYOR OF LONDON

MALAYSIAN PM MEET MAYOR OF LONDON. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak dicuss with Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan of Pakistani heritage (left) during opening ceremony of Khazanah Europe Investment Limited headquarters (KEIL) in The Shard London on May 17, 2016. Also seen, Managing Director of government investment corporation Khazanah Nasional Berhad, Azman Mokhtar (left). Photo courtesy b... Read More

RESCUED BRAZILIAN MARMOSETS

RESCUED BRAZILIAN MARMOSETS. Two endangered common marmosets seized from a South Korean smuggler cling to a finger in northwest of Seoul, South Korea on May 17, 2016,. Common marmosets, which are native to east-central Brazil, are very small monkeys with relatively long tails. Police said a common marmoset can be sold as a pet for as much as US$6,390 in South Korea. Photo courtesy police ... Read More

UNITED STATES: GENDER NEUTRAL

UNITED STATES: GENDER NEUTRAL. Destin Cramer, left, and Noah Rice place a new sticker on the door at the ceremonial opening of a gender neutral bathroom at Nathan Hale High School, in Seattle on May 17, 2016. US President Obama's directive ordering schools to accommodate transgender students has been controversial in some places, but since 2012, Seattle has mandated that transgender students ... Read More

DENMARK: WOMEN DELIVER CONFERENCE

DENMARK: WOMEN DELIVER CONFERENCE. Visitors wear virtual reality glasses at a booth of the 4th Women Deliver Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark on May 17, 2016. The conference is the world's largest global conference on the health, rights and well being of girls and women. Photo courtesy Liselotte sabroe ... Read More

WORLD'S LARGEST CRUISE SHIP IN UNITED KINGDOM

WORLD'S LARGEST CRUISE SHIP IN UNITED KINGDOM. A small crowd turned out to wave in the Harmony of the Seas as it sailed into Southampton on May 17, 2016. The largest cruise ship, costing £783m vessel, is 361m (1,187ft) long and can carry 6,780 passengers. It features 20 restaurants, 23 swimming pools and took more than two-and-a-half years to construct. It will leave Southampton for a fou... Read More

KENYA STARTS DEMOLISHING HUNDREDS OF NAIROBI BUILDINGS

KENYA STARTS DEMOLISHING HUNDREDS OF NAIROBI BUILDINGS. A man stands in a building earmarked for demolition in the Mathare neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya on May 17, 2016. More than 250 shoddy buildings face demolition after a six-story structure collapsed in May killing 51 people. Photo courtesy Goran tomasevic ... Read More

MALAYSIAN AIR FORCE JET CRASHES, PILOTS EJECT TO SAFETY

MALAYSIAN AIR FORCE JET CRASHES, PILOTS EJECT TO SAFETY. A Royal Malaysian Air Force's (RMAF) Aermacchi MB339CM trainer jet crashed in Nenasi, Pekan, Pahang May 16, 2016. One of the pilots, Lt Mohd Hakimi Hairi, fractured his right leg while the other pilot Mejar Nazrul Hafiz Zaimi escaped injury. According to an RMAF statement, the jet based at the Kuantan air base experienced technical pro... Read More

BAHAMAS HAS ONE OF THE MOST SHARK-INFESTED BEACHES

BAHAMAS HAS ONE OF THE MOST SHARK-INFESTED BEACHES. A diver is surrounded by a shoal of lemon sharks while diving off the coast of Grand Bahama Island, the Bahamas on May 16, 2016. Grand Bahama is the northernmost of the islands of the Bahamas, and the closest major island to the United States, lying 86 kilometres off Palm Beach, Florida. It is the fourth largest island in the Bahamas island ... Read More

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ASIA
MALAYSIA REITERATES IT WILL NOT ENTERTAIN CLAIMS ON SABAH STATE BY ANY GROUP

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia May 27 (NNN-Bernama) -- The government is again emphasising its stand that Malaysia does not recognise and will not entertain any claim by any party on Sabah state.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement today that it took note of ...

MIDDLE EAST
KUWAIT: ONE OF WORLD'S HIGHEST DONORS OF HUMANITARIAN AID

KUWAIT, May 27 (NNN-KUNA) - Kuwait is by far, "the most generous contributor to humanitarian efforts in the world," former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Sheikh Mohammad Al-Salem Al-Sabah, was ...

AFRICA
KENYAN PRES UHURU SEEKS SUPPORT FOR TOTAL BAN ON IVORY TRADE

NAIROBI, May 27 (NNN-KBC) -- President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday sought support from the international community for Kenya’s push for a total ban on trade in ivory.

The President ...

LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN
PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE FUJIMORI WITH ADVANTAGE IN PERUVIAN ELECTIONS

LIMA, May 27 (NNN-PRENSA LATINA)--Presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori is heading for victory in the second Peruvian electoral round on June 5, according to a poll that revealed her 8.4-percent advantage ...

EUROPE
FOUR TARGETED IN BELGIAN RAIDS SUSPECTED OF ATTACKS ON ANTWERP

BRUSSELS, May 27 (NNN-Xinhua) -- Four people targeted in Wednesday raids by Belgian federal police were suspected of planning to attack northern city Antwerp, Flemish newspaper De ...

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