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China CDC issues health advice for week-long holiday

BEIJING, (PNA/Xinhua) — The Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday issued health advice for travelers as the country’s week-long National Day holiday kicked off. The China CDC…

979 people killed in Iraq’s violence in Sept.: UN

BAGHDAD, (PNA/Xinhua) — The death toll from violence in Iraq in September was 979, according to a statement released by the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) on Tuesday. The…

Indonesian ministers hope for closer ties with China

JAKARTA, (PNA/Xinhua) — Cooperation between Indonesia and China covers broad areas and Jakarta hopes to lift the relationship to a higher level, senior government officials here say. Indonesia and China…

Chinese Embassy in Libya marks China’s National Day

TRIPOLI, (PNA/Xinhua) — The Chinese Embassy in Libya held here on Monday evening an official ceremony to celebrate the 64th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China,…

Garuda orders atr72-600 planes to serve medium cities

JAKARTA, (PNA/ANTARA) — Garuda Indonesia has ordered 35 Avions de Transport Regional (ATR) 72-600 planes to serve medium cities. “Garuda Indonesia has ordered ATR72-600 planes to develop and strengthen the…

New arrival hall of Brunei International Airport opens to public Oct. 1

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, (PNA/Xinhua) — Arriving passengers will be received at the new spacious Arrival Hall as preparations are being made for the opening of the Brunei International Airport’s new…

1st LD: China manufacturing growth Sept. hits 17-month high

BEIJING, (PNA/Xinhua) — China’s manufacturing activities set a 17-month record high in September, an official survey showed, indicating a stable economic rebound. China’s Purchasing Managers’ Index for the manufacturing sector…

Niger marks int’l older persons day

NIAMEY, (PNA/Xinhua) — Niger marked the International Day of Older Persons by calling for greater attending to the elderly population in the West African country. The call was made by…

Gunmen cut short students’ dream in Nigeria college raid

By Olatunji Saliu ABUJA, (PNA/Xinhua) — A Nigerian college reopened for education 13 days ago but the door to a bright future of dozens of students was shut permanently when…

U.S. gov’t shutdown would hurt ‘millions’ — Obama

WASHINGTON, (PNA/RIA Novosti) — President Barack Obama warned Friday that even a brief shutdown of the U.S. government would hurt millions of people and lashed out at opponents he accused…

Thai gov’t calls for patience in face of flood

BANGKOK, (PNA/Xinhua) — The Thai government on Saturday urged people to be patient and trust the government in tackling the flood situation when the eastern part of the country is…

Iran has always adopted stable stance towards Syria

DAMASCUS, (PNA/IRNA) — Member of Syrian National Council Faisal Azouz said here Saturday that the Islamic Republic of Iran has always adopted a stable and balanced stance towards the Syrian…

“Indo-US ties should not be taken for granted”

WASHINGTON, (PNA/PTI) — An influential Republican lawmaker has cautioned the Obama Administration against taking Indo-US partnership for granted and called for more commitment from both sides. “In a visit to?India,…

Lebanon hopes Geneva II confab to initiate political solution on Syria

BEIRUT, (PNA/Xinhua) — Lebanon’s President Michel Suleiman expressed his hopes that the upcoming Geneva II conference will break the deadlock over the Syrian crisis and be a beginning for reaching…

2 girls raped and killed in Pakistan’s Punjab

LAHORE, (PNA/PTI) — Two teenaged sisters were allegedly raped and shot dead in Pakistan’s Punjab province, weeks after the brutal gang-rape of a five-year-old girl which caused outrage across the…