CARNIVAL PARADE IN HAITI

CARNIVAL PARADE IN HAITI. Revelers in costume perform during a Carnival parade in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on Feb 14, 2018. Photo courtesy Agencies ... Read More

SOUTH AFRICA'S PRESIDENT JACOB ZUMA RESIGNS

SOUTH AFRICA'S PRESIDENT JACOB ZUMA RESIGNS. President Jacob Zuma of South Africa addressing the nation in Pretoria, SOuth Africa on Feb 14, 2018. Zuma resigned from office with immediate effect. He made the announcement in a televised address to the nation on Wednesday evening. Zuma's governing African National Congress (ANC) party pressured him to step down or face a vote of no confidence in pa... Read More

MALAYSIAN BEAUTIES: MISS AND MRS INDIA WORLWIDE

MALAYSIAN BEAUTIES: MISS AND MRS INDIA WORLWIDE. The title of Mrs India Worldwide Malaysia 2018 went to Jeya Priya Pandian (third left) and Amrit Kaur Dhillon Ikbal Singh (fourth left) won Miss India Worldwide Malaysia 2018. Photo courtesy of Miss and Mrs India Worldwide Malaysia. ... Read More

NYC EMPIRE STATE BUILDING SHINES FOR CHINESE LUNAR NEW YEAR

NYC EMPIRE STATE BUILDING SHINES FOR CHINESE LUNAR NEW YEAR. Chinese Consul General in New York Zhang Qiyue (2nd L) and John B. Kessler (1st L), President of the Empire State Realty Trust, view dog decorations to mark the Chinese Lunar Year of Dog after a ceremonial lighting ceremony in honor of the Spring Festival at the Empire State Building in New York, the United States, on Feb. 13, 2018. ... Read More

VALENTINE'S DAY ACROSS WORLD

VALENTINE'S DAY ACROSS WORLD. Heart-shaped cakes are displayed in a shop a day ahead of Valentine's Day in Damascus, capital of Syria, on Feb 13, 2018. Today Feb 14, 2018, people across the world celebrate Valentine day buy exchange gifts. Photo courtesy Xinhua ... Read More

SOUTH AFRICA'S PRESIDENT ZUMA'S PARTY ANC ASK HIM TO STEP DOWN

SOUTH AFRICA'S PRESIDENT ZUMA'S PARTY ANC ASK HIM TO STEP DOWN. African National Congeres's (ANC) Secretary General Ace Magashule addresses the media with feedback from the ANC NEC meeting held overnight, in Johannesburg, South Africa, Feb. 13, 2018. South Africa's governing party, the African National Congress, on Tuesday formally submitted a request for Jacob Zuma to be recalled from his d... Read More

BALI VOLCANO ERUPTS DAYS AFTER ALERT LEVEL LOWERED

BALI VOLCANO ERUPTS DAYS AFTER ALERT LEVEL LOWERED. Mount Agung spewed gray ash 1,500 meters into the atmosphere in Bali, Indonesia on Feb 13, 2018. The volcano on the Indonesian resort island of Bali erupted on Tuesday, days after authorities lowered its alert level one notch, an official said.The exclusion zone was reduced from 6 kilometers to 4 kilometers, allowing thousands of people who had s... Read More

UAE: WORLD'S NEW TALLEST HOTEL OPENS IN DUBAI

UAE: WORLD'S NEW TALLEST HOTEL OPENS IN DUBAI. View of The 356m high gold tower in Dubai, United Arab Emorates on Feb 13, 2018. The 356 metre high Gevora Hotel in Dubai, the world's tallest as a single building, opened to guests on February 12. Barely a metre taller than the previous tallest hotel, the 355m, 77-floor JW Marriott Marquis, the 528-room hotel is situated at 101 Sheikh Zayed Road, ne... Read More

BRAZIL RIO'S CARNIVAL

BRAZIL RIO'S CARNIVAL. Revellers of the Unidos da Tijuca samba school perform during the second night of Rio's Carnival at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Feb 13, 2018. Photo courtesy Agencies ... Read More

CARNIVAL ON HORSEBACK IN BRAZIL

CARNIVAL ON HORSEBACK IN BRAZIL. Revellers participate in the traditional carnival on horseback in Bonfim, Minas Gerais state, southeastern Brazil, on February 13, 2018.Dressed in hand-embroidered velvet costumes, mounted on beautiful horses, people ride through the town with confetti and streamers in a tradition that dates back to the 18th century, turning the war between the Moors and Christia... Read More

13 INJURED IN MAJOR SYDNEY AUSTRALIA BLAZE

13 INJURED IN MAJOR SYDNEY AUSTRALIA BLAZE. A major fire has broken out at a high-rise construction site near Sydney's Circular Quay in Sydney, Australia on Feb 13, 2018. The blaze broke out at the construction site, downtown of Australia's New South Wales state capital Sydney on Tuesday morning. 20 fire crews were deployed and 13 people treated for minor smoke inhalation, according to authori... Read More

CHINA: PEOPLE RUSH HOME FOR THE SPRING FESTIVAL

CHINA: PEOPLE RUSH HOME FOR THE SPRING FESTIVAL. People arrive at the Beijing Railway Station during the annual Spring Festival travel rush ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year in Beijing Feb 12, 2018 .Chinese New Year, or Year of the Dog falls on Feb 16, 2018. Photo courtesy Xinhua ... Read More

VALENTINE'S DAY CELEBRATION

VALENTINE'S DAY CELEBRATION. A worker prepares roses for packing ahead of Valentine's Day, at a flower plantation in Tabio, Cundinamarca department, Colombia on Feb 12, 2018. V Day falls on Feb 14. Photo courtesy Agencies ... Read More

SOUTH KOREA: WOMEN'S ICE HOCKEY IN WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES

SOUTH KOREA: WOMEN'S ICE HOCKEY IN WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES. Shin So Jung (L), goalkeeper of the unified team of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and South Korea defends against Sweden's forward Erica Uden Johansson during their preliminary match of women's ice hockey at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Kwandong Hockey Centre in Gangneung, South Korea, on Feb. 12, 20... Read More

BOLIVIA: GAS CANISTER BLAST KILLS 8 IN ORURO CARNIVAL

BOLIVIA: GAS CANISTER BLAST KILLS 8 IN ORURO CARNIVAL. An Forensic medical officer reviews the site where a liquefied gas bottle exploded, in Oruro, Bolivia on Feb 12, 2018. More than 40 people were injured, the authorities said. Several victims had to be airlifted to Bolivia's main city, La Paz, as local hospitals struggled to cope. Hundreds of thousands of people take part every year in Orur... Read More

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ASIA
'MENSTRUATING WOMEN FORBIDDEN': A BOLLYWOOD FILM BREAKS WITH A TABOO

NEW DELHI, India Feb 17 (NNN-DPA) --Bollywood's newest film hero is "Pad Man" who does not wear a mask or engage in struggle against super-human evil-doers.

Instead, he has developed a machine that manufactures women's sanitary pads. ...

MIDDLE EAST
LAVROV: THE U.S. FORCES PRESENCE IN SYRIA ILLEGAL

MOSCOW, Russia, Feb 17 (NNN-SANA) - Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, reiterated on Friday, the illegality of the US military presence in Syria.

ďA US task force and other ...

AFRICA
ETHIOPIA DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Feb 17 (NNN-ENA) - Ethiopia announced a state of emergency, on Friday, after Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, on Thursday, announced his intention to step down, amid unrest ...

LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN
(Update) MAGNITUDE-7.2 EARTHQUAKE SPARKS PANIC IN MEXICO

Mexico City, Feb 17 (NNN-DPA) -- A magnitude-7.2 earthquake sparked panic in Mexico on Friday, five months after hundreds of people were killed in two quakes.

EUROPE
MACRON CALLS FRANCE, CHINA ALLIES AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE

PARIS, France Feb 17 (NNN-Xinhua) -- French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday called China an "ally" of France in the fight against climate change. "From the ...