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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…

Guinea steps up anti-Ebola efforts

CONAKRY, (PNA/Xinhua) — Guinea is now redirecting its efforts to fight against Ebola epidemic in Macenta region that neighbours Liberia, where it has set up a 25-bed capacity transit center,…

Chicago corn, wheat futures up, soybeans down

CHICAGO, (PNA/Xinhua) — Chicago agricultural commodities closed mixed Tuesday, with corn and wheat rising and soybeans falling. The most active corn contract for December delivery gained 0.75 cents, or 0.20…

Bluetongue animal disease may spread across Bulgaria by Sept-end: watchdog

SOFIA, (PNA/Xinhua) — Bluetongue disease could spread across Bulgaria by end-September, the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency (BFSA) said Tuesday. Currently, the disease has spread to 241 settlements in 22 regions…

Imports edge out local produce

HA NOI, (PNA/VNS) — Imported fruit has become increasingly prevalent on supermarket shelves despite being between three times to five times more expensive than domestic produce. New Zealand kiwis, Australian…

China, Uzbekistan strengthen ties as Uzbek president visits

BEIJING, (PNA/Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Uzbek counterpart Islam Karimov agreed in Beijing on Tuesday to cement their bilateral strategic partnership featuring mutual benefits, common security and…

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…