SPANISH POLICE STOP SECOND TERROR ATTACK AFTER 13 KILLED AND MANY INJURED IN BARCELONA TOURIST CENTER

SPANISH POLICE STOP SECOND TERROR ATTACK AFTER 13 KILLED AND MANY INJURED IN BARCELONA TOURIST CENTER. Police pass by the van which is reported to have crashed into a crowd of pedestrians in Las Ramblas, Spain on August 17, 2017. Witnesses said it was moving at high speed through the crowded streets ploughing into pedestrians in Barcelona's famous Las Ramblas tourist area, killing 13 people an... Read More

SEA GAMES: INDONESIA WIN 2-0 OVER PHILIPPINES

SEA GAMES: INDONESIA WIN 2-0 OVER PHILIPPINES. Indonesian player Yabes Roni Malaifani (left) tackled by Joshua Jake Crommen of the Philippines during KL2017 SEA Games Men Football match at Shah Alam Stadium, Malaysia on August 17, 2017. Indonesia won 2-0. Photo courtesy Bernama images ... Read More

SEA GAMES: MALAYSIA LOST 0 - 5 TO MYANMAR IN WOMEN'SFOOTBALL

SEA GAMES: MALAYSIA LOST 0 - 5 TO MYANMAR IN WOMEN'SFOOTBALL. Dejection overcomes Malaysian womenís football striker after Malaysia lost 0 - 5 to Myanmar in their KL2017 SEA Games match at Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Stadium, Shah Alam, Malaysia on August 17, 2017. Photo courtesy Bernama images ... Read More

INDONESIANS PLAY TRADITIONAL GAME ON INDEPENDENCE DAY

INDONESIANS PLAY TRADITIONAL GAME ON INDEPENDENCE DAY. A couple reacts as their colleague wins a bicycle during greased pole competition during the celebration of Independence Day at Ancol Dreamland Park in Jakarta, Indonesia on August 17, 2017. People in Indonesia often played traditional games to celebrate Independence Day. Photo courtesy Agencies ... Read More

THAILAND WELCOMES FIRST PRISON-THEMED HOSTEL

THAILAND WELCOMES FIRST PRISON-THEMED HOSTEL. A hotel guest wearing prisoner uniform walks inside the Sook Station Bangkok's first prison-themed hostel, Thailand, August 2, 2017. The first prison-themed hostel to open in Bangkok is drawing polarising attention. Sook Station hostel in the Udom Suk neighbourhood offers nine rooms designed just like jail cells. Guests can hire pin-striped pyja... Read More

NIGHT FESTIVAL IN SINGAPORE

NIGHT FESTIVAL IN SINGAPORE. Projections and light beams are displayed on the facade of the National Museum of Singapore titled 'Convolutions' by French artist EZ3kiel during a media preview of the Night Festival in Singapore on August 16,2017. The tenth edition of the festival features installations, light structures and performances and will run from Aug 18-26. Photo courtesy Bangkokpost ... Read More

INDONESIA'S 72ND INDEPENDENCE DAY

INDONESIA'S 72ND INDEPENDENCE DAY. Indonesia's President Joko Widodo, wearing a traditional Sulawesi costume, arrives to deliver his speech to Parliament ahead of Indonesia's 72nd Independence Day in Jakarta on August 16, 2017. The country celebrates its 72nd Independence Day on Aug 17. Photo courtesy Agencies ... Read More

RIOT IN A PRISON IN SOUTHERN VENEZUELA LEAVES 37 DEAD

RIOT IN A PRISON IN SOUTHERN VENEZUELA LEAVES 37 DEAD. Scene at a prison in Puerto Ayacucho, capital of Amazonas state southern Venezuela where 37 people were killed in a riot officials said on August 16, 2017. 14 officials were wounded in the violence. The prison was holding 105 inmates at the time of the riot. Photo courtesy Agencies ... Read More

120 DEAD IN NEPALíS LANDSLIDES, FLOODS

120 DEAD IN NEPALíS LANDSLIDES, FLOODS. Nepali soldiers help flood victims on August 16, 2017. 120 people have been killed and tens of thousands affected by floods and landslides triggered by monsoon rains across Nepal, the government said, in the worst such calamity in nearly a decade. 35 people are still missing and 39 injured as emergency workers scrambled to supply relief to areas devastated ... Read More

SEA GAMES: MYANMAR DEFEATED THAILAND IN CHINLONE LINKING

SEA GAMES: MYANMAR DEFEATED THAILAND IN CHINLONE LINKING. Myanmar's squad celebrate victory after emerging champions in the Chinlone Event 2 (same stroke) KL2017 SEA Games at Titiwangsa Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on August 16, 2017. Myanmar defeated Thailand 317 - 303. Photo courtesy Bernama images ... Read More

SEA GAMES: MYANMAR BEAT LAOS 1-0 IN FOOTBALL

SEA GAMES: MYANMAR BEAT LAOS 1-0 IN FOOTBALL. Scorer of Myanmar's first goal, Aung Thu (left) tackled by Pathmmavong Piyaphong of Laos during KL2017 SEA Games football match at University Technology Mara, Shah Alam, Malaysia on August 16, 2017. Myanmar beat Laos thus following up their impressive 2-0 win over Singapore and a win over Laos putting them in a strong position to qualify for the semi-f... Read More

SEA GAMES: MALAYSIA BEAT SINGAPORE 2-1 IN FOOTBALL

SEA GAMES: MALAYSIA BEAT SINGAPORE 2-1 IN FOOTBALL. Malaysian player N. Thanabalan (second from left) and teammates are jubliant after scoring the second goal for Malaysia during a Group A football match with Singapore at Stadium Shah Alam, Malaysia on August 16, 2017. Malaysia won 2-1. Photo courtesy Bernama images ... Read More

PHILIPPINES DRUG WAR: 32 KILLED IN A SINGLE DAY

PHILIPPINES DRUG WAR: 32 KILLED IN A SINGLE DAY. Policemen document illegal drug paraphernalia and other belongings recovered from slain suspects in Marilao town in Bulacan province on August 16, 2017. Philippine police killed 32 people in recent drug raids, thought to be the highest death toll in a single day in the country's war on drugs. The raids took place over 24 hours on Tuesday, Aug 15 ... Read More

ASSAM FLOODS: DEATH TOLL RISES TO 39

ASSAM FLOODS: DEATH TOLL RISES TO 39. Forest guards chase away a rhino that strayed into a residential area after floods forced animals to escape the Kaziranga National park in Nagaon district, in the northeastern state of Assam, India on August 16, 2017. The death toll in Assam floods have touched 39 with the situation in several parts remaining critical. According to the Assam Disaster Manag... Read More

SEA GAMES: MALAYSIA'S FIRST GOLD CONTRIBUTED BY CHINLONE LINKING

SEA GAMES: MALAYSIA'S FIRST GOLD CONTRIBUTED BY CHINLONE LINKING. Malaysian chinlone linking team celebrate after winning the first gold medal when defeating the Philippines at the Chinlone Event 3 during 2017 Sea Games in Titwanaga Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on August 16, 2017. The Malaysian team managed to collect 391 points while the runner-up, the Philippines collected 271 points. Phot... Read More

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ASIA
XI CALLS FOR ENHANCED CHINA-UNITED STATES MILITARY TIES

BEIJING, Aug 18 (NNN-XINHUA) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping says he expects military relations will become a major stabilizing factor in Sino-United States ties.

He said this Thursday when he meting the Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Joseph Dunford, at the Great Hall of the ...

MIDDLE EAST
UN PEACE TALKS ON SYRIA EXPECTED IN OCT

GENEVA, Aug 18 (NNN-Xinhua) -- UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura Thursday said that he may sponsor a "preparatory" round of peace talks on Syria in Geneva next ...

AFRICA
FAMILY OF ASSAULTED SOUTH AFRICAN MODEL REJECTS SETTLEMENT OFFER FROM GRACE MUGABE

JOHANNESBURG, Aug 18 (NNN-SABC) -- The family of Gabriella Engels, the 20 year-old model who was allegedly by Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe, has turned down a settlement ...

LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN
CHILE DEFIES US HARDLINE FOREIGN POLICY DURING PENCE'S VISIT

SANTIAGO, Aug. 18 (NNN-XINHUA) -- Chile has refused to endorse aggressive foreign policy initiatives against Venezuela and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) pursued by the United States, during ...

EUROPE
4 TERROR SUSPECTS KILLED IN CAMBRILS SPAIN AFTER TERROR ATTACK IN BARCELONA TOURIST CENTER

BARCELONA, Aug 18 (NNN-Xinhua) -- Four suspects have been killed in Cambrils, a town south of Barcelona, in an operation responding to a ...