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Over 50 injured after strong quake hits central Japan

TOKYO, Nov. 23 (PNA/Xinhua) — At least 57 people were injured and about 10 houses collapsed after a strong quake hit Nagano Prefecture in central Japan late Saturday, reports cited…

Australia says G20 to surpass extra 2% growth target

BRISBANE, Australia, Nov. 16 (PNA/Xinhua) — Australia said on Sunday that the G20 nations would surpass a target to lift global growth by an additional 2 percent by 2018 as…

ASEAN’s efforts at economic integration create more opportunities for businesses

SINGAPORE, Nov. 12 (PNA/Bernama) — The Association of South-East Asian Nations’ (Asean) efforts at economic integration have helped to anchor the grouping’s relevance to the world, said Singapore Minister for…

Japan, ASEAN to cooperate against transnational crimes, terrorism

NAYPYITAW, Nov. 12 (PNA/Kyodo) — Japan and 10 Southeast Asian countries agreed Wednesday to widen their cooperation in the security and economic fields toward the establishment of a more integrated…

Fed announces end of QE stimulus, keeps rates low

By Liu Jie WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (PNA/Xinhua) — The Federal Reserve decided Wednesday to end its six years of pump-priming, as it sees the economy is improving on track from…

Obama urges people to be guided by facts, avoid Ebola hysteria in weekly address

MOSCOW, Oct. 25 (PNA/RIA Novosti) — In his weekly address on Saturday, US President Obama re-emphasized following his last week’s address that Ebola-panic should be avoided and urged people to…

Ebola outbreak threatens global economy: WB head

PARIS, Oct. 18 (PNA/Xinhua) — World Bank (WB) boss, Jim Yong Kim, rang the alarming bell of Ebola outbreak which left thousands of victims in West Africa and risk to…

Ebola death toll passes 4,000 mark — WHO

GENEVA, Oct. 11 (PNA/TASS) — The Ebola outbreak has killed more than 4,000 people and about 8,400 people are infected, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a report as…

NAM demands Palestine full UN membership

NEW YORK, Oct. 11 (PNA/IRNA) — Head of Iran Representative Office in the United Nations Hossein Dehqani reiterated the NAM’s demand for the full membership of Palestine in the United…

First Ebola case diagnosed in U.S.: CDC

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 (PNA/Xinhua) — A patient in Texas has tested positive for Ebola, the first person diagnosed in the U.S. with the deadly virus, U.S. health authorities said Tuesday….

Death toll rises to 48 as rescue missions continue on volatile volcano in Japan

TOKYO, Oct. 1 (PNA/Xinhua) — Search and rescue workers comprising more than 1,000 police officers, firefighters and Self-Defense Forces personnel on Wednesday resumed works as well as recovery operations from…

2-B older persons in world by 2050 — Ban

TEHRAN, Sept. 30 (PNA/IRNA) — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on the International Day of Older Persons, announced that the number of older persons is expected to more…

Ukrainian President dissolves parliament, announces early elections

KIEV, (PNA/ITAR-TASS) – Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko on Monday dissolved the Verkhovna Rada (parliament) and announced early legislative elections. The president dissolved the Rada “as this is the only correct…

Melbourne The Most Liveable, Friendliest City In The World – Survey

MELBOURNE, (PNA/Bernama) – While Melbourne has retained its status as the world’s most liveable city for a fourth consecutive year, it has added another string to its bow by being…

Pakistan anti-government protesters besiege parliament

ISLAMABAD, (PNA/PTI) — Thousands of anti-government protesters demanding resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday besieged the parliament building of Pakistan, trapping dozens of lawmakers inside. Canada-based cleric Tahirul…