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Ghana Police

Brong-Ahafo police ready for referendum

The Brong-Ahafo Regional Police Command, has vowed swift and decisive action against any troublemakers, who would attempt to disrupt the December 27 referendum in...
referendum vote

Oti ready for referendum, there is adequate security – Committee

The Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) on the creation of the proposed Oti Region, has assured of the security of the area and is urging...
A man shouts slogans during a strike by staff members from public universities in Nairobi, capital of Kenya, on Jan. 19, 2017. Learning in Kenyan public universities was on Thursday paralyzed as faculty members and subordinate workers went on strike citing the government's failure to honor a pay increase deal signed in 2013. (Xinhua/Pan Siwei)

Zambia mulls performance management system to deter lazy public workers

The Zambian government said Tuesday that it plans to introduce a performance management system to curb delays of projects due to inefficiency by public...

Kenya customs seize cocaine from Venezuelan passenger

Kenya customs officials said Tuesday that they seized a 2.5-kg haul of cocaine from a Venezuelan national at the country's main airport on Christmas...
accident

Zambia records 234 road traffic accidents during Christmas holiday

Zambia recorded 234 road traffic accidents during the Christmas holiday, resulting in 22 deaths, the police said on Tuesday. Police spokesperson Esther Mwaata-Katongo said the...
Students at Coventry University

Ethiopian government to support students affected in recent violence

The Ethiopia Ministry of Education on Tuesday revealed a plan to support more than 1.36 million Ethiopian students who were affected by recent disputes...
airline

Mexican airline cancels 25 flights for Russian-made fleet check

Mexico's budget airline Interjet on Monday canceled at least 25 flights for an inspection of its Russian-made fleet, the country's consumer protection agency Profeco...

Thousands of self-invited guests overwhelm social media user’s birthday bash in Mexico

A 15-year-old girl's birthday party in north Mexico that was inadvertently announced to the world over social media unexpectedly drew thousands of guests on...
fiscal deficit

Brazil sees record high primary deficit in November in 20 years

Brazil's federal government registered in November a primary deficit of 38.3 billion reals (11.7 billion U.S. dollars), the highest registered in the month of...

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” tops North American box office for second time

The new "Star Wars" movie "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" continued to dominate the North American box office in its second week of...
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Abe should show more sincerity, play less tricks during visit to Pearl Harbor

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe starts a two-day visit to Pearl Harbor on Monday, where he is slated to attend a ceremony with U.S....
samsung

South Korean independent counsel takes aim at Samsung, former presidential chief of staff

South Korea's independent counsel team investigating a scandal involving President Park Geun-hye, is taking aim at bribery charges against Samsung Group, as well as...
A man walks past an electronic board showing the stock index in Tokyo, Japan, Feb. 4, 2014. Tokyo stocks tumbled on Tuesday, with the Nikkei index ending 4.18 percent lower, hitting the lowest closing level since last October. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average dived 610.66 points, from Monday at 14,008.47, its lowest finish since Oct. 8. (Xinhua/Stringer)

Tokyo shares edge down in morning

Tokyo shares edged down Monday morning as overseas investors stayed away from the market for the Christmas holidays. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock...
?The EU's ban on Indian mangoes is causing concern for both importers and exporters

Vietnam’s farm export revenue to set record high in 2016

Vietnam's agro-forestry-fishery export revenue is expected to set a record high of 32.1 billion U.S. dollars in 2016, some 1.7 billion U.S. dollars higher...
elections

Macedonia’s snap elections result remains unchanged after revote

Macedonia's ruling party VMRO-DPMNE led by former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski reconfirmed Sunday its win in a national election after the opposition failed to...

New Japanese law legalizing casino gambling takes effect amid controversy, concerns

A new law making casino gambling legal came into effect on Monday, after the ruling coalition led by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe successfully pushed...
Sports

Yearender: Major world sports events in 2017

Following is a list of major world sports events for the year of 2017 (tabulated under date, event and venue): Jan. 1-7,...

South Korean special prosecutor team raids home of former presidential chief of staff

A South Korean special prosecutor's team on Monday raided the home of former presidential chief of staff to find evidence on his suspected illegal...
fishing

5 arrested for illegal fishing in Myanmar territorial waters

Myanmar navy has intercepted an illegal Thai fishing boat in its territorial waters, arresting five people including one Thai national and four Myanmar on...
AFP / Ahmad Al-Rubaye A member of the Iraqi pro-government forces fires a rocket-propelled grenade launcher during an operation in al-Shahabi village, east of Fallujah, in an operation to retake the city from Islamic State group, on May 24, 2016

Dec. 26 world news summary at 0030 GMT

MOSCOW -- A Russian military Tu-154 aircraft crashed into the Black Sea on Sunday, presumably killing all 92 people aboard, said the Russian Defense...
dollar

Dollar changes hands in lower 117 yen zone in early Tokyo trading

The U.S. dollar changed hands in the lower 117 yen zone early Monday in Tokyo. At 9 a.m., the dollar was quoted...
Santa Claus Post Office in northern Finland Photo: Peter Dench

Immigrant in Finland under threat

Newspaper Helsingin Sanomat reported on Saturday that initially two youngsters showed up at the man's door, armed with wood sticks, and threatened with violence....

Authorities in Cyprus snatch ship used in treasure hunting

The American owned "Odyssey Explorer" sailed into the port of Limassol on the south Cyprus shores on Dec. 17 and was boarded on...
A female sniper takes positon in a buliding in Daraya suburb of the capital Damascus, Syria, on April 5, 2015. The snipers are members of the female force in Syrian Republican Guards. Their unit consists of around 800 volunteer, unmarried, female fighters- aged between 20 and 24 years old. Their task is to work alongside the Syrian army in its battle against the rebels. (Xinhua/Zhang Naijie) (jl)

Syrian Military remains committed to fighting terrorism

Backed by local defense forces and Syrian and Russian air forces, the army has carried out successful battles against terrorist groups in several Syrian...
Syria

UN diplomat gives date for Syria peace talks as 25 Jan

De Mistura, in a statement issued by his spokesperson in Geneva, said that Jan. 25 is "a target date," and he "has intensified efforts"...

Two Egyptian police handed 25 years jail term for brutality

Tanta Criminal Court sentenced the convicted captain and non-commissioned officer in absentia. The court said it had previously sentenced the two policemen to...
newspapers

President Xi reiterates the significance of a military daily

The PLA Daily must adhere to the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and serve the PLA, which is also under the...
Somalia

Mogadishu trap kills Somali military chief

The Somali Army Commander was killed in Dharkenlay district in the capital Mogadishu by gunmen believed to be Al-Shabaab militants, said Ahmed Meyro Mo'aw,...
troops

Burundians protests against AU troop’s placement

The east African country's top authorities joined citizens in various provinces in the demonstrations that took place at chief towns of the country's 18...

The highly treasured in AIIB

Nevertheless, the world should be confident about the man at the helm of the new bank. The AIIB struck gold with its president-designate Jin...