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(Nightlead) China Exclusive: Hungarian wingsuit flyer dies in crash

CHANGSHA, (PNA/Xinhua) — A Hungarian wingsuit flyer died when he plunged into a valley in central China’s Hunan Province during a trial flight on Tuesday, rescuers confirmed on Wednesday. The…

Russian Embassy in Netherlands deeply concerned about incident with Russian diplomat

THE HAGUE, (PNA/Itar-Tass) — The Russian Embassy in the Netherlands is “deeply concerned” about the incident that occurred with counselor Dmitry Borodin. “The unacceptable treatment of police officers towards the…

Afghanistan marks 12th anniv of U.S.-led military offensive vs. Talibanby Abdul Haleem

KABUL, (PNA/Xinhua) — Exactly 12 years ago on Oct. 7, 2001, the U.S.-led military coalition forces invaded Afghanistan to topple the Taliban regime that harbored Osama Bin Laden, the alleged…

S.Korea’s 2014 growth outlook revised down by IMF

SEOUL, (PNA/Xinhua) — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has revised down its 2014 growth outlook for South Korea, citing growing downside risks to the global economy. The South Korean economy…

Myanmar plans Asian-standard opening ceremony of SEA Games

YANGON, (PNA/Xinhua) — Host Myanmar is planning to hold opening and closing ceremonies of the 27th SEA Games on a grand scale in December, meeting Asian standards, official media reported…

UFL Cup kicks off on Oct. 12 at Emperador Stadium at The Fort

MANILA, (PNA)– Twenty three clubs, including six guest teams will participate in the 2013-2014 United Football League’s fifth edition kickoff on Saturday at the Emperador Stadium, McKinley Hill at the…

FIFA tells protesters not to target World Cup workers

CUIABA, (PNA/Xinhua) — FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has urged protestors not to direct their discontent at workers involved in the redevelopment of Brazil’s World Cup stadiums. Dozens of demonstrators…

Pro-Kremlin movement slams Olympic torch snags

MOSCOW, (PNA/RIA Novosti) -– A pro-Kremlin movement criticized the Russian organizers of the upcoming Winter Games late Tuesday, and called for a criminal investigation into the unreliability of the Siberian-made…

Singapore stocks close 0.05 % lower

SINGAPORE, (PNA/Xinhua) — Singapore stocks finished almost flat on Monday, with the benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) down 1.49 points, or 0.05 percent, to close at 3,136.59. A total of…

Nigeria suspends operation of airline involved in plane crash

ABUJA, (PNA/Xinhua) — Nigeria’s aviation authorities on Monday announced a suspension of Associated Airline’s operation in the West African country following last week’s air crash in which at least 13…

Carandang cites Indonesian security

BALI, Indonesia, (PNA) — Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office Secretary Ramon Carandang cited on Monday Indonesian security forces for their immediate action against journalists from Hong Kong whom he…

Roundup: Registration of Afghan presidential contenders reflects in local media

KABUL, (PNA/Xinhua) — Afghan newspapers on Monday gave huge coverage on the registration process of presidential hopefuls who offered their candidacy to contest the upcoming presidential elections scheduled for April…

Thousands enjoy ‘slower’ Los Angeles on bikes

LOS ANGELES, (PNA/Xinhua) — Families with young and old, friends and young couples, most pedalling bikes, some others skating or riding three-wheeled bikes, all abandoned their cars Sunday in downtown…

MoH to treat people exposed to toxins in VN province

HANOI, (PNA/VNS) –The Ministry of Health will discuss tomorrow with central Thanh Hoa Province about providing healthcare to local residents near the area where Nicotex Thanh Thai Joint Stock Company…

Indonesia, Peru sign MOU on agri cooperation

NUSA DUA, Bali, (PNA/ANTARA) — Indonesia and Peru signed a memorandum of understanding on agriculture cooperation on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit. The MOU was signed by…