101-YEAR-OLD WINS SPRINTING GOLD MEDAL AT THE WORLD MASTERS GAMES IN AUCKLAND

101-YEAR-OLD WINS SPRINTING GOLD MEDAL AT THE WORLD MASTERS GAMES IN AUCKLAND. Man Kaur from India after winning 100m gold medal dash at the World Masters Games in Auckland, New Zealand on April 24, 2017. The most popular medal at the World Masters Games has gone to the oldest competitor - 101-year-old Indian sprinter Man Kaur.Man Kaur - sporting her special number, 10001 - crossed the line i... Read More

CANADIAN NATIONAL DEFENCE MINISTER IN MALAYSIA FOR THREE-DAY VISIT

CANADIAN NATIONAL DEFENCE MINISTER IN MALAYSIA FOR THREE-DAY VISIT. Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan inspects guard of honor on his first visit to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on April 25, 2017. He is in Malaysia for a three-day official visit in conjunction with the port call of two Royal Canadian Navy frigates in Port Klang, namely HM Canadian Ships Ottawa and Winnipeg. The visit als... Read More

ALL SET FOR 30TH ASEAN SUMMIT IN PHILIPPINES

ALL SET FOR 30TH ASEAN SUMMIT IN PHILIPPINES. Policemen guarding near the entrance to the Philippine International Convention Centre, the venue for the 30th Asean summit in Manila, Philippines on April 24, 2017. The Philippines hosts the summit with the theme: "Partnering for Change, Engaging the World," on April 26-29.Photo courtesy Philistar ... Read More

HOCKEY: MALAYSIA AND NEW ZEALAND SHARE POINTS IN SECOND TEST MATCH AFTER 3-3 DRAW

HOCKEY: MALAYSIA AND NEW ZEALAND SHARE POINTS IN SECOND TEST MATCH AFTER 3-3 DRAW. Malaysian player, blue jersey and New Zealand player white jersey during their second test match at the Tun Razak Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on April 24, 2017. The Malaysia men's hockey came from behind to snatch a 3-3 draw against New Zealand. Photo courtesy Bernama images ... Read More

MALAYSIAN SULTAN MUHAMMAD V INSTALLED AS 15TH YANG DI-PERTUAN AGONG (MALAYSIAN KING)

MALAYSIAN SULTAN MUHAMMAD V INSTALLED AS 15TH YANG DI-PERTUAN AGONG (MALAYSIAN KING). Sultan Muhammad V kissing the "Keris Panjang Diraja" to symbolise his willingness to assume the role as head of state during his coronation as the 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong (Malaysian King) at the Palace in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on April 24, 2017. Photo courtesy Bernama images ... Read More

MALAYSIA: INTERNATIONAL SEA CHALLENGE

MALAYSIA: INTERNATIONAL SEA CHALLENGE. 'Parahu Larai', a special-designed wooden boat for the newly-introduced tourism event of Labuan, Malaysia on April 24, 2017. Parahu Larai Island Tour was one of the highlight of the Labuan International Sea Challenge (LISC) 2017 from April 21 till May 1 at Labuan International Sea Sport Complex. Photo courtesy Bernama images ... Read More

SRI LANKA NATIONAL NEW YEAR

SRI LANKA NATIONAL NEW YEAR. Sri Lankan participants control their bulls during a traditional cart race to mark Sri Lanka National New Year in Homagama near Colombo, Sri Lanka on April 24, 2017. The New Year marked by both the majority Sinhalese and minority Tamil population fell on April 14. Photo courtesy Agencies ... Read More

LONDON MARATHON 2017: KENYA'S MARY KEITANY & DANIEL WANJIRU WIN

LONDON MARATHON 2017: KENYA'S MARY KEITANY & DANIEL WANJIRU WIN. Britain's Prince Harry, center, poses with winners of the London Marathon, Kenya's Daniel Wanjiru, left, and Kenya's Mary Keitany in London on April 23, 2017. Keitany of Kenya broke Paula Radcliffe's women's-only world record to win the London Marathon. Keitany, 35, crossed the finish line on The Mall in two hours 17 minutes one... Read More

FLYING CAR

FLYING CAR. AeroMobil displays its latest prototype of a flying car, in Monaco on April 20, 2017. Wings of the light frame plane can be folded back. A Slovakia-based company unveiled the commercial design for a flying car priced at more than US$1 million Thursday, saying it was ready for pre-orders with first deliveries expected by later this year. Photo courtesy Agencies ... Read More

CELEBRATION IN PAKISTAN AS TOP COURT REJECTS CALL TO DISQUALIFY PRIME MINISTER

CELEBRATION IN PAKISTAN AS TOP COURT REJECTS CALL TO DISQUALIFY PRIME MINISTER. Supporters of Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif celebrate following the Supreme Court’s decision in Lahore, Pakistan April 20, 2017. Pakistan's Supreme Court ruled there is insufficient evidence to force Sharif's removal from office over corruption allegations levelled by the opposition, but has ordered fu... Read More

INDIA: SUWORI TRIBAL FESTIVAL IN ASSAM

INDIA: SUWORI TRIBAL FESTIVAL IN ASSAM. An Indian tribal woman reacts after an earthen pot filled with water falls off her head during a 100-meter sprint event with water pots on heads, in the Suwori Tribal festival in Boko, Assam, India on April 20, 2017. 'Suwori' is a spring festival which has been locally celebrated at Boko, Assam for almost a century. This festival is similar to Assam's B... Read More

J025: ASTEROID IS LARGEST SINCE 2004 TO PASS CLOSE TO EARTH

J025: ASTEROID IS LARGEST SINCE 2004 TO PASS CLOSE TO EARTH. An artist's impression of the asteroid. An asteroid up to a mile wide has passed by Earth Nasa says on April 20, 2017, giving stargazers a rare treat. The asteroid, known as J025, was the largest to come so close to our planet for the past 13 years. It passed within 1.1 million miles - just five times as far away from Earth as the ... Read More

COLOMBIA LANDSLIDE KILLS 17

COLOMBIA LANDSLIDE KILLS 17. People and rescue agencies look for bodies in a destroyed area after mudslides, caused by heavy rains led several rivers to overflow, pushing sediment and rocks onto buildings and roads, in Manizales, Colombia April 20, 2017. At least 17 people died and an unknown number of people still missing. Photo courtesy Agencies ... Read More

DEMONSTRATIONS IN VENEZUELA'S EASTERN CARACAS

DEMONSTRATIONS IN VENEZUELA'S EASTERN CARACAS. An injured man is attended to by members of the Bolivarian National Police as protests continue in Caracas, Venezuela's capital on April 20, 2017. The Bolivarian National Police, using tear gas, tried to disperse protests against the government of Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro. Picture courtesy Agencies. ... Read More

ONE POLICE OFFICER KILLED, TWO OTHERS SEVERELY INJURED IN PARIS SHOOTING

ONE POLICE OFFICER KILLED, TWO OTHERS SEVERELY INJURED IN PARIS SHOOTING. The police closed the Champs-Élysées, Paris on April 20, 2017, after a gunman killed a policeman and wounded two others in Paris. The gunman, armed with a machine gun, got out of a car and opened fire at the police officers in front of a store on a street, media reports quoted a witness as saying. He then began running ... Read More

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ASIA
NORTH KOREA QUIET AMID EXPECTATION OF MISSILE FOLLOW-UP

PYONGYANG, North Korea April 25 (NNN-AGENCIES) -- A US guided-missile submarine arrived in South Korea today and envoys from the US, Japan and South Korea met in Tokyo, as North Korea prepared to mark the anniversary of the founding of its military.

Although a major event ...

MIDDLE EAST
SPOTLIGHT: MORE ALLEGED CHEMICAL ATTACKS FEARED, TO FRAME SYRIAN ARMY

by Hummam Sheikh Ali

DAMASCUS, Syria, Apr 25 (NNN-XINHUA) - Striking the Syrian army, on the pretext of its chemical attack against civilians, without substantial evidence, gives ultra radical ...

AFRICA
FAO AGAIN CALLS FOR URGENT SUPPORT FOR NIGERIA, SOUTH SUDAN, SOMALIA, YEMEN

By Prudence Arobani

ROME, April 25 (NNN-NAN) -- The United nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has again called for urgent support for northeastern Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia and ...

LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN
50,000 HAITIAN REFUGEES IN US MAY FACE MASS DEPORTATION SOON

WASHINGTON, April 25 (NNN-TELESUR)--Refugees from the poorest nation in the Americas could soon find themselves in the crosshairs of U.S. President Donald Trump's administration as immigration authorities publicly mull ...

EUROPE
SPANISH POLITICIAN RESIGNS OVER ALLEGED CORRUPTION LINKS

MADRID, April 25 (NNN-Xinhua) -- Esperanza Aguirre, a Spanish politician and spokesperson for the People's Party, resigned Monday at the Madrid Town Hall as a result of ...