CHINA SEIZES 156 MAMMOTH TUSKS IN HUGE IVORY HAUL

CHINA SEIZES 156 MAMMOTH TUSKS IN HUGE IVORY HAUL. customs officers checking on smuggled antelope horns in Harbin in China's northeastern Heilongjiang province, on July 19, 2018. Chinese customs authorities said they seized 156 prehistoric mammoth tusks from a truck entering from Russia in one of the country's largest such hauls. The haul, which also included two elephant tusks and a ra... Read More

INDONESIA'S 'CHILD' OF KRAKATOA SPEWS ASH AND LAVA

INDONESIA'S 'CHILD' OF KRAKATOA SPEWS ASH AND LAVA. Lava streams down from the Anak Krakatau (Child of Krakatoa) volcano during an eruption, as seen from Rakata island in South Lampung, Indonesia, on July 19, 2018. Anak Krakatau -a small volcanic island that emerged from the ocean a half century after Krakatoa's deadly 1883 eruption has rumbled back to life in recent weeks, spit... Read More

2018 ASIAN GAMES TORCH RELAY CEREMONY

2018 ASIAN GAMES TORCH RELAY CEREMONY. Indonesian badminton legend Susi Susanti (R) and former tennis star Yustedjo Tarik (L) light the torch during the 2018 Asian Games Torch Relay ceremony at Prambanan Temple complex, Sleman, Yogyakarta, Indonesia July 18, 2018. The 18th Asian Games is amulti-sport event scheduled to be held from 18 August to 2 September 2018 in the Indonesian cities of Jaka... Read More

ETHIOPIAN REUNITED WITH LONG-LOST DAUGHTERS IN ERITREA AFTER 16 YEARS

ETHIOPIAN REUNITED WITH LONG-LOST DAUGHTERS IN ERITREA AFTER 16 YEARS. Adisalem Abu, reacts as he embraces his twin daughters, after meeting them for the first time in eighteen years, at Asmara International Airport after arriving aboard the Ethiopian Airlines flight in Asmara, Eritrea July 19, 2018. Ethiopian journalist Addisalem Hadigu has met his daughters Asmera and Danait in Eritrea for th... Read More

2018 MALAYSIAN OPEN SQUASH CHAMPIONSHIP

2018 MALAYSIAN OPEN SQUASH CHAMPIONSHIP. Nafiizwan steps into Malaysian Open Squash quarter- final. Malaysian squash layer Muhd Nafiizwan Adnan, front during 2018 Malaysian Open Squash Championship match with Ivan Yuen in Bukit Jalil Sort centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on July 201, 2018. The 32-years-old Terengganu-born easily whipped Penangite Ivan 9-11, 11-6, 13-11, 12-10 to face Leo Au o... Read More

BOYS, COACH WHO WERE TRAPPED IN THAI CAVE MAKE 1ST PUBLIC APPEARANCE

BOYS, COACH WHO WERE TRAPPED IN THAI CAVE MAKE 1ST PUBLIC APPEARANCE. The 12 rescued members of the Wild Boar soccer team, with their coach, Ekapol Chantawong (front, L), make their first public appearance with child psychologists during a military governmental TV pool broadcast at Chiang Rai Provincial Administrative Organization in Chiang Rai province, Thailand, on July 18, 2018. The boys, aged ... Read More

LION STARS, KENYA'S FIRST DWARF SOCCER TEAM

LION STARS, KENYA'S FIRST DWARF SOCCER TEAM. Players of Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, in action during World Dwarf Games in Orlando, Florida USA on July 14, 2018. The first dwarf soccer team in Kenya has different rules, headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars was establishe... Read More

SOUTH AFRICAN LIBERATION ICON NELSON MANDELA'S 100TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY

SOUTH AFRICAN LIBERATION ICON NELSON MANDELA'S 100TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY. Children light candles beside a painting commemorating South African revolutionary Nelson Mandela's 100th birth anniversary at an art school in Mumbai, India, on July 18, 2018. Nelson Mandela, whose successful struggle against South Africa's apartheid system of racial segregation and discrimination made him a global symbol fo... Read More

MAN SETS RISKY RECORD FOR SLICING WATERMELONS ON HIS STOMACH

MAN SETS RISKY RECORD FOR SLICING WATERMELONS ON HIS STOMACH. Ashrita Furman, who holds more Guinness World Records than anyone, attempts to set a new record for slicing the most watermelons in half on his own stomach in one minute in New York City, U.S., on July 18, 2018. Photo courtesy Agencies ... Read More

BLIND THAI ELEPHANT DANCES AND SWAYS TO CLASSICAL PIANO MUSIC

BLIND THAI ELEPHANT DANCES AND SWAYS TO CLASSICAL PIANO MUSIC. Paul Barton, a Yorkshireman, plays Bach for Lam Duan at the Elephants World conservation centre in Thailand, on July 18, 2018. British pianist Barton explains that the 'gentle' old female elephant named Lam Duan, has been blind for a number of years and loves music. Barton played a classical Bach number while the 62-year-old elephant ... Read More

INDIA: SIX-STOREY UNDER-CONSTRUCTION BUILDING COLLAPSES IN GREATER NOIDA

INDIA: SIX-STOREY UNDER-CONSTRUCTION BUILDING COLLAPSES IN GREATER NOIDA. Indian National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) rescue workers operating at the site of a building which collapsed at Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India, early,on July 18, 2018. Two buildings collapsed in Greater Noida near Delhi as a six-storey under-construction building fell on top of a four-storey building next to it. Ei... Read More

TROPICAL STORM HENRY FLOODS MANILA, PHILIPINES

TROPICAL STORM HENRY FLOODS MANILA, PHILIPINES. Members of a local government rescue team paddle their way through floodwaters on Araneta Avenue in Quezon city, Manila, Philippines, following continuous rains brought about by tropical depression on July 17, 2018. Work and schools in several places have been suspended as heavy monsoon rains brought on by a tropical storm continue to bring floods t... Read More

FIRST FEMALE AH-64E APACHE PILOT IN ASIA DRAWS ATTENTION AT TAIWAN ARMY'S COMMISSIONING CEREMONY

FIRST FEMALE AH-64E APACHE PILOT IN ASIA DRAWS ATTENTION AT TAIWAN ARMY'S COMMISSIONING CEREMONY. Yang Yun-hsuan salutes Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen during the commissioning ceremony in Taoyuan city, northern Taiwan on July 17, 2018. Taiwan’s Army officially commissioned its AH-64E Apache attack helicopters with the first female AH-64E flight officer in Asia, Yang Yun-hsuan coming under the... Read More

MILITARY PARADE GREETS ASIAN GAMES FLAME IN INDONESIA

MILITARY PARADE GREETS ASIAN GAMES FLAME IN INDONESIA. A parade marks the arrival of the Asian Games torch from India ahead of the 18th Asian Games, in Sleman, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, on Juky 17, 2018. The torch for the 18th Asian Games was welcomed to the Indonesian city of Yogyakarta with a military parade, traditional dances and a flypast by the airforce. Jakarta and Palembang in Sumatra are set... Read More

WORLD'S OLDEST BREAD FOUND AT PREHISTORIC SITE IN JORDAN

WORLD'S OLDEST BREAD FOUND AT PREHISTORIC SITE IN JORDAN. A stone structure at an archeological site containing a fireplace, seen in the middle, where charred remains of 14,500-year-old bread was found in the Black Desert, in northeastern Jordan, on July 17, 2018. Photo courtesy Agencies ... Read More

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ASIA
SINGAPORE PM LEE'S PERSONAL DATA HACKED

SINGAPORE, July 20 (NNN-Bernama) -- The “most serious breach of personal data” in Singapore’s history took place last month, which also affected Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s, according to the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Communications and Information.

The attackers were “specifically and repeatedly targeting” ...

MIDDLE EAST
PALESTINE: HAMAS ACCEPTS EGYPT'S INITIATIVE FOR BOOSTING INTERNAL RECONCILIATION

GAZA, July 20 (NNN-Xinhua) -- Hamas movement, which rules the Gaza Strip, accepted an Egyptian initiative that aims at ending internal feuds between the movement and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas ...

AFRICA
1,200 LAWYERS TO GATHER IN NAIROBI FOR AFRICAN BAR ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE

NAIROBI, July 20 (NNN-KBC) -- The Kenyan capital will play host to more than 1,200 lawyers from around the world who will be attending the African Bar Association (AFBA) annual ...

LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN
ALERT AT HAITIAN-DOMINICAN BORDER DUE TO CHILD TRAFFICKING

PORT-AU-PRINCE, July 20 (NNN-PRENSA LATINA)--The Haiti Government Institute of Social Welfare and Research (IBESR) warned today about the trafficking of Haitian children on the border with the Dominican Republic, an ...

EUROPE
EUROPEAN BUSINESSES WELCOME EU-JAPAN TRADE DEAL AS CLEAR SIGNAL AGAINST PROTECTIONISM

BRUSSELS, July 19 (NNN-XINHUA) -- Business circles within the European Union (EU) have welcomed the EU-Japan free trade agreement signed on Tuesday, hailing it as a "clear signal" of resisting ...