BOLIVIAN PRESIDENT MEETS FORMER US PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER. President of Bolivia, Evo Morales held talks with former U.S President Jimmy Carter, at the latter's country house, in a Plains suburb, about 40 km from the City of Atlanta, United States, on May 20th, 2013. Morales met with Carter to gain insight into the former president's experience in returning the Panama Canal to then Panamanian ... Read More
NEW LAW BACKS PRESIDENT EVO MORALES THIRD TERM. Bolivia's Vice President, Alvaro Garcia Linera showing the law book allowing the head of state, Bolivia’s President Evo Morales, seeking a third term, after the rule was passed in Parliament and endorsed by the Constitutional Court at government place La Paz, Bolivia on 20 May 2013. Morales became Bolivia's first indigenous president in 2006. He was ... Read More
GIRAFFE CENTER IN NAIROBI, KENYA. A breeder feeds a rothschild giraffe at the giraffe center in Nairobi, capital of Kenya on 20 May 2013. There are 10 rothschild giraffe individuals at the center that was founded in 1979. The rothschild giraffe is one of the most endangered giraffe subspecies with about 670 individuals remaining in the wild. Most of them living in the wild are in protected areas i... Read More
UN HEAD VISITS MOZAMBIQUE. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) is welcomed by Graça Machel, founder and President of the Foundation for Community Development and member of his high-level Panel at Joaquim Chissano Conference Centre in Maputo, Mozambique on 20 May 2013.Ban is on two-day visit to Mozambique where he also scheduled to meet with Mozambique President Armando Guebuza and... Read More
UGANDAN NEWSPAPER RAIDED OVER MUSEVENI PLOT CLAIM. A protestor at the Daily Monitor newspaper poses in Kampala on 20 May 2013. Ugandan police raided The Red Pepper newspaper, the Daily Monitor newspaper and radio station KFM after reports on a falling out among army generals over whether President Museveni’s son is to succeed him. The raids come after newspapers printed a leaked confidential memo ... Read More
CHINA PREMIER LI KEQIANG PLEDGES BETTER TIES WITH INDIA. Visiting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (L) shakes hands with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh prior to their meeting in New Delhi, capital of India on 19 May 2013. Li Keqiang said "I want this visit to show the whole world that the mutual political trust between China and India is rising, practical cooperation is expanding and there are mor... Read More
TUNISIA’S POLICE CLASH WITH SALAFISTS OVER MEETING BAN ONE KILLED. Radical Islamist movement Ansar al-Shariah supporters clash with Tunisian police officers outside Tunisia's Interior Ministry on Friday, 17 May 2013. They were banned for hosting their annual conference supposed to be held in Kairouan, in Ettadhamen, near Tunis, Tunisia on 19 May 12013. At least one protester died in the Tunis subu... Read More
HAITI MARKS 210TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE COUNTRY’S NATIONAL FLAG. Haitians gathered to celebrate Flag Day on 18 May 2013 marking the 210th anniversary of the creation of Haiti’s flag.Haiti’s flag was created in 1803, one year before its independence in 1804. Photo courtesy caribjournal.com ... Read More
PENGUINS AND SEA LIONS FOUND DEAD ON CHILEAN SHORE. The bodies of sea lions, cormorants and penguins littered a seven mile stretch of beach in Punta de Choros, northern Chile on 19 May 2013. Residents in Chile discover around 600 dead animals washed up on the shore in Punta Choros, on the country's northern coast. Officials fear the deaths were caused by blast fishing, explosions used by fisherme... Read More
EGYPT WHEAT HARVEST BETTER THAN EXPECTED. An Egyptian farmer carries wheat crop bundles in a farm, in Qalubiyah, North Cairo, Egypt on 19 May 2013. Egypt’s Agriculture minister Salah Abdel Momen said wheat crop will be nearly 10 million tons this season, slightly higher than the initial forecast of 9.5 million tons. The harvest is expected to boost Egypt's troubled economy. Photo courtesy Hassan ... Read More
STATE-OF-THE-ART CINEMA OPENS IN KIGALI, RWANDA. Newly opened cinema in Rwanda's capital, Kigali, is packed as people watch Iron Man 3 in 3D on 18 May 2013. The state-of-the-art cinema has four different theatres – an 18-seater 5D, a 70-seater, 135-seater and 233-seater, all equipped with the latest digital equipment and comfy chairs Kigali moviegoers watch Iron Man 3 in 3D at a newly first modern... Read More
NIGERIAN MILITARY SAYS 10 INSURGENTS KILLED, 65 ARRESTED. A woman crosses a deserted road in Bulumkutu, after the military declared a 24-hour curfew over large parts of Maiduguri in Borno State on 19 May 2013. Nigeria's military saidon Saturday it had killed 10 insurgents and arrested 65 more as part of an offensive meant to wrest back control of parts in its remote northeast from an Islamist gro... Read More
CYCLONE MAHASEN BATTERS BANGLADESH. A police official evacuates onlookers at a beach as Cyclone Mahasen is set to bear down on the Chittagong coast, Bangladesh on 17 May 2013. Cyclone Mahasan weakened into a tropical storm as it made landfall Thursday, but it still brought tidal surges, heavy rain and strong winds, causing considerable damage in the fishing villages of Bangladesh. Residents who t... Read More
UAE-FUNDED HOUSING PROJECT IN KABUL. Afghan President Hamid Karzai lays down the foundation stone of a housing project for vulnerable Afghans in the Qasaba neighbourhood of Kabul on 16 May 2013. The project is being funded by the government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at a cost USD 179 million. It will be built within three years and includes 111 residential blocks and 3333 apartments for un... Read More
ECUADORIAN SATELLITE SENDS ITS FIRST LIVE VIDEO SIGNAL. Image of first Pegasus Satellite transmission at the premises of ECU 911 centre in Samborondón, Ecuador on 16 May 2013. The connection started at 10:30 local time (15:30 GMT) and for the first time ever Ecuador National Anthem heard from outer space. Ronnie Nader, who heads the Civil Ecuadorian Space Agency, said that only twice a day can be... Read More
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PYONGYANG, May 21 (NNN-XINHUA) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) says the country's recent missile launches are part of a military training for self-defence.
The official KCNA news agency reported Monday quoted the Committee for the Peaceful Unification of Korea as saying in a statement that the ...
TEHRAN, Iran, May 21 (NNN-FNA) - An earthquake measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale jolted the town of Goharan in Hormozgan province, Southern Iran, on Monday.
The Seismological centre of Hormozgan province, affiliated to the Geophysics Institute of Tehran University, registered the quake at 1132 hours local ...
NAIROBI, May 21 (NNN-XINHUA) -- Africa is set diversify its exports to the United States under Washington's African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) after the African Development Bank (AfDB) announced plans to help boost trade and investments under the initiative.
AfDB Manager for Regional Integration and Trade Moono Mupotola ...
LIMA, May 21 (NNN-ANDINA) - Peru will receive an investment of US$13.5 billion to finance 28 projects through public–private partnerships (PPPs), Peru's Minister of Economy and Finance, Luis Miguel Castilla said Monday. Castilla said the projects will cover several sectors like ground and rail transportation, hydrocarbon, telecommunications, agriculture, energy, ...