SRI LANKA'S PARLIAMENT PASSES NO-CONFIDENCE VOTE AGAINST RAJAPAKSA

SRI LANKA'S PARLIAMENT PASSES NO-CONFIDENCE VOTE AGAINST RAJAPAKSA. A rally of hundreds of cars carrying supporters of Sri Lanka's deposed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at Colombo's streets on Thursday as the parliament reopened. In a major setback to President Maithripala Sirisena, the Sri Lankan Parliament on Wednesday passed a no-confidence motion against the government headed by his ... Read More

ISRAEL-GAZA CONFLICT

ISRAEL-GAZA CONFLICT. Malaysian Non-profit organisation MyCare chairman, Associate Professor Dr Hafidzi Mohd Noor, centre, and NGO representatives hold a "Free Palestine" banner as a sign of protest against Israel attack on Gaza during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday. Meanwhile, at the same press conference an independent Palestinian non-governmental organisat... Read More

PAPUA NEW GUINEA READY TO HOST APEC LEADERS MEETING

PAPUA NEW GUINEA READY TO HOST APEC LEADERS MEETING. A security guard stands guard outside the Leaders' Conference Centre, the APEC Haus, in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, on Wednesday. Leaders from the Asia-Pacific economies will be gathering in Port Moresby, the capital of Papua New Guinea for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders' Week from Nov 17-18. Photo courtesy of Xinhua ... Read More

MALAYSIA-RUSSIA TO BOOST BILATERAL TRADE

MALAYSIA-RUSSIA TO BOOST BILATERAL TRADE. Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, meeting up with Russian President Vladmir Putin on the sidelines of the ongoing 33rd ASEAN Summit in Singapore Wednesday. During the bilateral meeting both Malaysia and Russia expressed hope to increase trade between the two countries. Photo courtesy of Bernama images. ... Read More

ASEAN SUMMIT IN SINGAPORE

ASEAN SUMMIT IN SINGAPORE. The ASEAN Country Leaders (from left) Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Myanmar Leader Aung San Suu Kyi, President of Philippines Rodrigo Duterte, Prime Minister of Vietnam Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong, and Prime Minister of Thailand Prayut Chan-O-Cha posing for pictures together during the opening ceremony of the 33r... Read More

GRANDPA IN TAIWAN PLAYS POKEMON GO ON 15 MOBILE PHONES

GRANDPA IN TAIWAN PLAYS POKEMON GO ON 15 MOBILE PHONES. Taiwanese Chen San-yuan, known as "Pokemon grandpa," plays the mobile game "Pokemon Go" by Nintendo, near his home with 15 mobile phones, in New Taipei City, Taiwan, Wednesday. The 70-year-old has been dubbed "Pokemon Grandpa" for playing Pokemon Go on 15 mobile phones at once while riding his bike. Chen San-yuan learnt the game from hi... Read More

SRI LANKA'S SUPREME COURT SUSPENDS DISSOLUTION OF PARLIAMENT

SRI LANKA'S SUPREME COURT SUSPENDS DISSOLUTION OF PARLIAMENT. Supporters of ousted Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe shout in joy outside the Supreme Court building in the capital, Colombo, on Wednesday. Sri Lanka's Supreme Court has suspended President Maithripala Sirisena's move to dissolve parliament, as the political crisis in the island nation deepened. Maithripala Sirisena sho... Read More

GAZA, ISRAEL EXCHANGE MASSIVE DEADLY ATTACKS AMID HIGH TENSIONS

GAZA, ISRAEL EXCHANGE MASSIVE DEADLY ATTACKS AMID HIGH TENSIONS. Fire and smoke billow following Israeli airstrikes targeting Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, near the border with Egypt, on Tuesday. The Israeli army launched air strikes on the Gaza Strip on Monday evening, killing at least three and injuring dozens others, in response to the massive rocket attacks from the coastal enclave. ... Read More

AT LEAST 42 KILLED IN CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE

AT LEAST 42 KILLED IN CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE. An aircraft drops flame retardant as firefighters battle the Woolsey Fire as it continues to burn in Malibu, California, U.S, on Nov 13, 2018. At least 42 people were reported killed in separate forest fires in Northern and Southern California officials say. At least 228 people are missing, as the Camp Fire continues to rage. Nearly 7,200 structures hav... Read More

SINGAPORE: NUS CONFERS HONORARY DEGREE ON MALAYSIA'S PM MAHATHIR

SINGAPORE: NUS CONFERS HONORARY DEGREE ON MALAYSIA'S PM MAHATHIR. Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, left received an honorary degree from Singapore President Halimah Yacob,right, who is also NUS chancellor at the National University of Singapore (NUS) on No 13, 2018. Dr Mahathir was conferred the Honorary Doctor of Laws in recognition of his outstanding leadership of Malaysia, as well a... Read More

6 KILLED, 15 WOUNDED AS BLAST ROCKS AFGHANISTAN

6 KILLED, 15 WOUNDED AS BLAST ROCKS AFGHANISTAN. Afghan security force members stand at the site of a blast in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan, on Nov 12, 2018. At least six people were killed and 20 others were wounded in an explosion in Kabul near a protest site where hundreds of people, mostly members of the persecuted Shia minority Hazara, were demanding more security in the Hazara-dominated ce... Read More

MALAYSIA BEAT LAOS 3-1 IN AFF SUZUKI CUP

MALAYSIA BEAT LAOS 3-1 IN AFF SUZUKI CUP. Loas football player, left, compete for the ball with Malaysian player Muhammad Safawi Rasid , right, during ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Nov 12, 2018. Malaysia downed Laos 3-1 at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil and he described the three points collected as priceless and the best tonic for the next battle. ... Read More

MALAYSIAN PM IN SINGAPORE

MALAYSIAN PM IN SINGAPORE. Malaysia Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (second from left) speaks with Singapore President Halimah Yacob (second from right) in Singapore, on Nov 12, 2018. Dr Mahathir is in the island city-state for a two-day official visit, during which he will join nine other heads of government for the 33rd ASEAN Summit. Photo courtesy of Wisma Putra ... Read More

CAMBODIA LONGEST DRAGON BOAT

CAMBODIA LONGEST DRAGON BOAT. The world's longest dragon boat carrying 179 rowers sail along the Mekong river during a ceremony in Prey Veng province, Cambodia, on Nov 12, 2018. Cambodia's 87.3-meter-long wooden boat was recorded in the Guinness Book of Records as the world's longest dragon boat on Monday, breaking the previous record held by China.The 87.3-meter-long and 1.94-meter-wide boat wa... Read More

MALAYSIA: DAVETA RUGBY CLUB RETAIN COBRA 10'S CROWN

MALAYSIA: DAVETA RUGBY CLUB RETAIN COBRA 10'S CROWN. Daveta Rugby Club of Fiji celebrate with their winning trophy after retained the Cobra 10s title on the last day of the championships at the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) Stadium, Malaysia, on Nov 11, 2018. Daveta won the title based on points accumulated in the group stage as their Cup final against Global Barbarians. Daveta topped Group A... Read More

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ASIA
SRI LANKA'S PARLIAMENT PASSES NO-CONFIDENCE VOTE AGAINST RAJAPAKSA

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Nov 14 (NNN-PTI) - In a major setback to President Maithripala Sirisena, the Sri Lankan Parliament on Wednesday passed a no-confidence motion against the government headed by his controversially-appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, Press Trust of India (PTI) reported.

MIDDLE EAST
CLARIFY STAND OVER PURPORTED BAN ON PALESTINIANS FROM PERFORMING HAJ, PCOM URGES SAUDI ARABIA

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 14 (Bernama) -- An independent Palestinian non-governmental organisation has urged the Saudi Arabian Government to clarify its stand following recent emergence of reports banning Palestinian citizens ...

AFRICA
ALGERIA THWARTS 40,000 ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS PER YEAR FROM REACHING EUROPE

ALGIERS, Algeria, Nov 14 (NNN-APS) - Algeria, on Tuesday, said, its border guards thwarted every year 40,000 potential illegal immigrants from reaching Europe, as part of the North African nation's ...

LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN
PERUVIAN FUGITIVE FOR FATAL 2002 CLUB FIRE ARRESTED IN MEXICO

MEXICO CITY, Mexico, Nov 14 (NNN-XINHUA) - Mexican agents assigned to the Interpol, arrested a fugitive from Peru, who was wanted for his involvement in a 2002 fatal nightclub fire, ...

EUROPE
UK PM THERESA MAY TO CHAIR CABINET MEETING AS BREXIT DEAL AGREED

LONDON, Nov 14 (NNN-EUROPE) - British Prime Minister, Theresa May, is to chair a special cabinet meeting today (Wednesday), to discuss a draft Brexit withdrawal agreement text, which is agreed ...