WORLD CUP 2018: THE INDIAN WHO CYCLED TO RUSSIA TO MEET MESSI

WORLD CUP 2018: THE INDIAN WHO CYCLED TO RUSSIA TO MEET MESSI. Clifin Francis took photo when he traveled to Russia from India. On 23 February, he started on an epic journey that took him by air to Dubai, and then ferry to Iran and from there the Russian capital, still more than 4,200km (2,600 miles) away on his bicycle. The prize at the end, a chance to see his hero, Argentina's Lionel Mes... Read More

MALAYSIA: ALTANTUYA'S FATHER MEETS MAHATHIR OVER POSSIBLE FRESH PROBE

MALAYSIA: ALTANTUYA'S FATHER MEETS MAHATHIR OVER POSSIBLE FRESH PROBE. Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, right, welcomes Mongolian national Dr Shaariibuu Setev, front, left, into his office in Putrajaya, Malaysia, on June 20, 2018. The Prime Minister agreed that a fresh probe can be conducted into the murder of the former's daughter, Altantuya Shaariibuu in 2006, if there is new evi... Read More

CENTURION SUAREZ SCORES THE ONLY GOAL AS URUGUAY BEAT SAUDI ARABIA 1-0 IN WORLD CUP

CENTURION SUAREZ SCORES THE ONLY GOAL AS URUGUAY BEAT SAUDI ARABIA 1-0 IN WORLD CUP. Players of Uruguay celebrate victory after a Group A match between Uruguay and Saudi Arabia at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, on June 20, 2018. Uruguay won 1-0. Uruguay beat Saudi Arabia their World Cup Group A match in the Rostov Arena on Wednesday thanks to a 23rd minute goal from Luis Sua... Read More

CULTURAL FESTIVAL IN KENYA

CULTURAL FESTIVAL IN KENYA. A dancer of Turkana tribe performs in blue light during the launching ceremony of the 11th Marsabit-Lake Turkana Cultural Festival in Nairobi, Kenya, on June 20, 2018. The annual festival will take place between June 28 and 30, 2018, featuring the cultural traditions of 14 ethnic tribes in Marsabit county in the nothern part of Kenya, to promote tourism and social i... Read More

CASINO SCHOOL IN JAPAN

CASINO SCHOOL IN JAPAN. Students practicing at the Japan Casino School in Tokyo, on June 20, 2018. Japan has long been viewed as the Holy Grail of gaming in Asia in view of its wealthy population, proximity to China and appetite for other forms of legal gambling, a part from horse racing and pachinko, a slot machine-style game. Photo courtesy Agencies ... Read More

RURAL NEPAL, WHERE BANISHED YOUNG GIRLS CAN DIE FROM TABOO

RURAL NEPAL, WHERE BANISHED YOUNG GIRLS CAN DIE FROM TABOO. Mansara Nepali sits near her family's chhaupadi hut, where women are banished during their menstrual periods, in the village of Padi, Nepal, on June 20, 2018. The Nepali government and advocates for women are trying to end the practice which leaves at least one woman or girl dead each year. Each year, at least one woman or girl ofte... Read More

SEARCH ON FOR DOZENS MISSING IN INDONESIA FERRY SINKING

SEARCH ON FOR DOZENS MISSING IN INDONESIA FERRY SINKING. A woman prays for her son, a passenger on the KM Sinar Bangun ferry which sank in Lake Toba, in Simalungun, North Sumatra, Indonesia, on June 19, 2018. Rescuers continued their search for 61 people who are still missing after a boat capsized in Lake Toba of North Sumatra in western Indonesia a day earlier, officials said. Several hundred res... Read More

CHINA PRESIDENT XI JINPING, DRPK LEADER KIM JONG UN HOLD TALKS IN BEIJING

CHINA PRESIDENT XI JINPING, DRPK LEADER KIM JONG UN HOLD TALKS IN BEIJING. Xi Jinping (L), General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and Chinese President, Xi Jinping holds a welcoming ceremony for Kim Jong Un, Chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea and Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), ahead of the... Read More

WORLD CUP: JAPAN'S WORLD CUP STARTS WITH A WILD WIN OVER COLOMBIA

WORLD CUP: JAPAN'S WORLD CUP STARTS WITH A WILD WIN OVER COLOMBIA. Japan's Shinji Kagawa celebrates his first-half goal against Colombia in Saransk, Russia, on June 19, 2018. Japan wore down a Colombian team reduced to 10 men and won, 2-1, on Tuesday. Japan has become the first ever Asian side to defeat South American opposition at the Word cup (P18 W1 D3 L14). Photo courtesy Agencies ... Read More

JAGUAR BREAKS ELECTRIC SPEED RECORDS IN A BATTERY-POWERED BOAT WITH FORMULA E TECH

JAGUAR BREAKS ELECTRIC SPEED RECORDS IN A BATTERY-POWERED BOAT WITH FORMULA E TECH. A Jaguar Vector battery-powered boat averaged 89 mph on Coniston Water in Britain's Lake District, breaking the world electric record, on June 19, 2018. The unique boat called Jaguar Vector V20E recorded an average speed of 88.61 mph across the two legs of the famous 1km course on Coniston Water, England. It was ... Read More

ALIBABA FOUNDER JACK MA MEETS MALAYSIAN PM MAHATHIR

ALIBABA FOUNDER JACK MA MEETS MALAYSIAN PM MAHATHIR. Jack Ma, founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, left, and Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad meeting at the latter's office in Putrajaya, Malaysia, on June, 19, 2018. Sources said the Chinese billionaire, who is in Kuala Lumpur for the opening of the group's office in Bangsar South, Kuala Lumpur, called on the prime minister at his ... Read More

MALAYSIA: SLAIN MONGOLIAN MODEL'S FATHER WANTS MALAYSIA TO REOPEN CASE

MALAYSIA: SLAIN MONGOLIAN MODEL'S FATHER WANTS MALAYSIA TO REOPEN CASE. The father of a slain Mongolian model, Altantuya Shaariibuu, Dr Shaariibuu Setev walk with his lawyer, Ramkarpal Singh in Putrajaya, Malaysia, on June 19, 2018. The father of a Mongolian model whose murder touched off a scandal reaching the highest levels of Malaysia’s recently ousted ruling party said Tuesday he will ask new ... Read More

HONG KONG CELEBRATES DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL

HONG KONG CELEBRATES DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL. The atmosphere in Aberdeen on the south side of Hong Kong Island during Dragon boat festival on May 19, 2018. A total of 157 teams turned out for this year’s competition. Photo courtesy Agencies ... Read More

WORLD'S OLDEST SUMATRAN ORANG UTAN DIES AGED 62

WORLD'S OLDEST SUMATRAN ORANG UTAN DIES AGED 62. Sumatran orangutan Puan at Perth Zoo where she has lived since being sent there as a gift from Malaysia in 1968. The world's oldest Sumatran orang utan, which had 11 children and 54 descendants spread across the globe, died aged 62, Australian zoo officials said on Jun 19, 2018. Puan, Indonesian for "lady", died on Monday at Perth Zoo. Born in 1956... Read More

US PRESIDENT TRUMP, NORTH KOREAN LEADER KIM MEET AT HISTORIC SINGAPORE SUMMIT

US PRESIDENT TRUMP, NORTH KOREAN LEADER KIM MEET AT HISTORIC SINGAPORE SUMMIT. Democratic People's Republic of Korea leader Kim Jong Un, left, and United State President Donald Trump shake hands at their historic summit meeting in Singapore, on June 12, 2018. The leaders of the United States and DPRK met for the first time in Singapore on Tuesday (Jun 12). Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un shook han... Read More

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ASIA
CHINESE PRESIDENT RECEIVES CREDENTIALS OF 13 FOREIGN AMBASSADORS

BEIJING, June 21 (NNN-XINHUA) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping received the credentials presented by new ambassadors of 13 countries to China at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Wednesday.

The ambassadors are Francois Jackman from Barbados, Luis Quesada from Peru, Joao S. Santos Neto from Angola, Denis ...

MIDDLE EAST
U.A.E. TO JOIN THIRD BELT & ROAD SUMMIT IN HONG KONG

DUBAI, United Arab Emirate, Jun 21 (NNN-WAM) - The United Arab Emirates (UAE), will participate in the third Belt and Road Summit, to be held on Jun 28 in Hong ...

AFRICA
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MAPUTO, June 21 (NNN-AIM) -- Renamo, Mozambique’s main opposition party, which is still categorized as a rebel movement by the government because its armed elements have still not been ...

LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN
OVER 10,700 CASES OF FEMICIDE UNRESOLVED IN BRAZIL IN 2017

RIO DE JANEIRO, June 21 (NNN-Xinhua) -- Over 10,700 cases of femicide went unresolved in Brazil in 2017, despite the number of sentences doubling the same year, according to a ...

EUROPE
MAY WINS CRUCIAL BREXIT VOTE IN PARLIAMENT

LONDON, June 21 (NNN-XINHUA) -- British Prime Minister Theresa May won a crucial vote in the House of Commons Wednesday when MPs rejected a call by a former government ...