MALAYSIAN NAVY LOST BOAT RETURNS SAFE

MALAYSIAN NAVY LOST BOAT RETURNS SAFE.. The crew members being greeted upon their safe return off Kuantan port waters, Pahang state, Malaysia on May 23, 2017. The nine crew members of the patrol boat belonging to Royal Malaysian Navy vessel KD Perdana drifted in the open sea for 51 hours after losing contact with the mother ship on Saturday, May 20 afternoon and survived on mineral water and t... Read More

MANCHESTER BOMBING: MESSAGE OF HOPE

MANCHESTER BOMBING: MESSAGE OF HOPE. A message is written on the pavement in Manchester, England on May 23, 2017, the day after the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert that left 22 people dead as it ended on Monday night. The Daesh militant group claimed responsibility on Tuesday for a bombing in the British city of Manchester that killed 22 people, including children and injuring over ... Read More

PHILIPPINES PRESIDENT DUTERTE DECLARES MARTIAL LAW ON MINDANAO ISLAND

PHILIPPINES PRESIDENT DUTERTE DECLARES MARTIAL LAW ON MINDANAO ISLAND. Armored personnel carriers are deployed by the Philippine Army in a firefight iin Barangay Caloocan, Marawi City, Philippines on May 23, 2017. Duterte declared martial law for 60 days on the island of Mindanao, after clashes between the army and militants linked to the Daesh group. The violence on the southern island left 3 ... Read More

SOUTH AFRICA: WESTERN CAPE WATER CRISIS

SOUTH AFRICA: WESTERN CAPE WATER CRISIS. Bare sand and a narrow body of water facing the sky at Theewaterskloof Dam, which has less than 20 per cent of its water capacity, near Villiersdorp, about 108Km from Cape Town on May 10, 2017. The Western Cape is experiencing its worst drought in over 100 years and has been declared a disaster area officials said on May 23, 2017. Photo courtesy Agencies... Read More

VENEZUELA'S PRES MADURO SIGNS NEW CONSTITUTION

VENEZUELA'S PRES MADURO SIGNS NEW CONSTITUTION. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, together with the president of the National Electoral Council (CNE) Tibisay Lucena in Caracas, Venezuela on May 23, 2017. Maduro signed the decree with the 'basis' for the convening of a Constituent Assembly composed of 540 representatives. Photo courtesy AVN ... Read More

THAI MILITARY HOSPITAL BOMB BLAST INJURES MORE THAN 20

THAI MILITARY HOSPITAL BOMB BLAST INJURES MORE THAN 20. A bomb squad inspects the scene of a blast at the Phramongkutklao military hospital in Bangkok, Thailand on May 22 2017. 20 people were injured in the blast. Police said it was not clear who was behind the blast, which happened in a waiting room by a pharmacy. The explosion happened on the third anniversary of the 2014 coup which brought ... Read More

MALAYSIA WOMEN'S FOOTBALL SQUAD DRAWS 1-1 IN FRIENDLY AGAINST NEPAL

MALAYSIA WOMEN'S FOOTBALL SQUAD DRAWS 1-1 IN FRIENDLY AGAINST NEPAL. Nepal's Sabitra Bhandari (blue jersey) and Malaysian Eslilah Esar (yellow jersey) during international friendly match against Nepal in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah state, Malaysia on May 22, 2017. Photo courtesy bernama images ... Read More

MALAYSIAN PM MEET SAUDI KING SALMAN

MALAYSIAN PM MEET SAUDI KING SALMAN. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak ,left, with Saudi Arabia King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, right, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on May 22, 2017. Najib concluded his three-day working visit to the country as successful as it has put Malaysia in the forefront of combating violent extremism and terrorism. He also attended the Arab-US summit against terrori... Read More

19 DEAD, 50 INJURED IN ARIANA GRANDE CONCERT EXPLOSION IN MANCHESTER ENGLAND

19 DEAD, 50 INJURED IN ARIANA GRANDE CONCERT EXPLOSION IN MANCHESTER ENGLAND. An injured man is helped by police officers after an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England on May 22, 2017. Nineteen people killed and about 50 injured after an explosion believed to be from a bomb at the concert hall. The cause of the explosion is still unknown but police are treating it as a... Read More

SAUDI COUNTER-TERRORISM COMPLEX

SAUDI COUNTER-TERRORISM COMPLEX. U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump watch a wall of computer screens come online as they tour the Global Center for Combatting Extremist Ideology in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on May 21, 2017. The centre also aims to counter and prevent the spread of extremist ideology through promoting moderation, compassion and supporting the dissemination of ... Read More

ALL MUSCLE MR MALAYSIA COMPETITION

ALL MUSCLE MR MALAYSIA COMPETITION. Participants show their muscles during Mr Malaysia competition in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on May 21, 2017. Dozens of bodybuilders vied for the title on Sunday in a two-day spectacle. Hundreds of fans cheered and snapped pictures as the participants exhibited their six-packs, thigh and shoulder muscles. The male-only event was organised by the Kuala Lumpur ... Read More

SYRIA REBELS BEING EVACUATED FROM LAST HOMS DISTRICT

SYRIA REBELS BEING EVACUATED FROM LAST HOMS DISTRICT. People celebrate while carrying Russian and Syrian national flags after rebel fighters and their families evacuated the besieged Waer district in the central Syrian city of Homs, Syria, May 21, 2017. Photo courtesy Agencies ... Read More

ARAB AMERICAN SUMMIT IN SAUDI ARABIA

ARAB AMERICAN SUMMIT IN SAUDI ARABIA. World leaders pose for picture during Arab American summit at Raja Abdulaziz convention centre in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on May 21, 2017. Arab, Islamic and American leaders - including Malaysian prime minister Najib Tun Razak - wrapped up the summit in the Saudi capital on Sunday, with a high-level meeting that witnessed participation of around 55 heads of ... Read More

INDIAN WOMAN TOPS EVEREST TWICE IN WEEK, BREAKS RECORD

INDIAN WOMAN TOPS EVEREST TWICE IN WEEK, BREAKS RECORD. Indian climber Anshu Jamsenpa flashed the Indian national flag as she reached the highest peak on Mount Everest on May 21, 2017. On Sunday she reached the summit of Mount Everest for the second time in less than a week, her expedition team said, setting a women's record for a double ascent of the world's highest mountain in a single seas... Read More

VENEZUELA PROTEST

VENEZUELA PROTEST. Opposition supporters clash with security forces during a rally against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela on May 21, 2017. Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets again in what has been two months of near-daily street protests. Demonstrators are demanding new elections and blaming Maduro for the nation's triple-digit inflation, rising crimes ... Read More

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ASIA
CHINA'S DEBT RISK "CONTROLLABLE", SAYS NDRC

BEIJING, May 25 (NNN-XINHUA) -- China's economic planning agency says the country's debt risk is "controllable" and companies will be in a better position to repay debt with increased profit margins.

China's leverage ratio stood at 255.6 per cent at the end of the third quarter of 2016, lower ...

MIDDLE EAST
BAHRAIN POLICE ARREST 286 WANTED TERRORISTS

MANAMA, May 24 (NNN-KUNA) -- Bahrain's Interior Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday that the security services arrested 286 persons who were convicted on serious terror charges.

The ...

AFRICA
MORE THAN 1,000 JOURNALISTS, OBSERVERS REGISTERED FOR LESOTHO POLLS

MASERU, May 25 (NNN-SABC) -- More than 1,000 observers and journalists have been accredited to monitor the upcoming June 3 general election in Lesotho, says the Mountain Kingdom's Independent Electoral ...

LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN
CUBA FOSTERS REVOLUTIONARY UNITY VS. NEOLIBERAL OFFENSIVE

HANOI, May 24 (NNN-Prensa Latina) -- Cuba is promoting actions to foster the greatest possible unity of the Latin American and Caribbean revolutionaries facing the new neoliberal offensive led by ...

EUROPE
BRITAIN RAISES TERROR THREAT LEVEL FROM SEVERE TO CRITICAL

LONDON, May 24 (NNN-Xinhua) -- British Prime Minister Theresa May announced Tuesday that the country's terror threat level has been raised from "severe" to "critical", its highest level.