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United Nations

June 29 world news summary at 0030 GMT

ISTANBUL -- Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Wednesday blamed the Islamic State for the bombing attacks that killed 36 people at Istanbul's Ataturk...
CAF

AAG football draws on schedule for July ? CAF

The draw for the men's and women's football tournaments of the 11th All-Africa Games (AAG) will take place on July 9, the Confederation of...
Muhammadu Buhari

Nigerian president calls for settlement of workers’ late payments

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday informed all the state governors in the country to settle all unpaid workers' salaries in their respective states....
dollars

Nigeria’s external debt edges down to US$9.4 billion

Nigeria's external debt decreased slightly to stand at 9.4 billion U.S. dollars in March, the country's Debt Management Office (DMO) said on Monday. ...

Zambia contains typhoid outbreak

Authorities in Zambia have managed to contain an outbreak of typhoid in Lusaka, the country's capital, the Zambia Daily Mail reported on Monday. Typhoid...
Kenya

Kenya plans to use private sector to bridge funding gap

Kenya plans to use the Public- Private Partnerships (PPP) model to bridge the infrastructure funding that currently stands at 2 billion U.S. dollars annually,...
power

Zambia’s power shortage may discourage investors – official

The current electricity shortage in Zambia will harm the economy and may scare away potential investors, an official told Xinhua. Yusuf Dodia, the chairperson...
farmers

Drought drives young Namibian farmers to urban areas

John Sheya, a 30-year-old farmer in Namibia's northern region of Oshana, has decided to go to the nearest town to seek a job as...

DR Congo’s main opposition accepts dialogue with government

The main opposition party in the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DR Congo) -- The Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS) -- claimed to...

June 29 Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT

KHARTOUM -- Sudanese authorities on Monday rescued 154 illegal immigrants, most of them foreigners, out of the hands of human-traffickers at the Sudanese-Libyan border....
Some organisations want to have all ivory sales banned and stockpiles destroyed

June 29 world news summary at 1545 GMT

BANGKOK -- Thailand's Department of National Parks, Wildlife, and Plants Conservation (DNP) is poised to destroy 2.7 tons of seized illegal ivories by the...

June 29 Leading German Newspapers Summary

The following are the major news items in leading German newspapers on Monday. Die Welt: -- There is growing concern that the banks in Greece could...
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)

June 29 Asia-Pacific stocks news summary at 1100 GMT

TOKYO -- Tokyo stocks plunged 2.88 percent on Monday, with benchmark Nikkei stocks index seeing its biggest points drop this year on...
Tourists walk with masks at the Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul, South Korea, June 8, 2015. South Korea on Monday identified 23 new contagions with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), increasing the total number to 87 while deaths from the viral disease rose to six as one more death was reported. (Xinhua/Yao Qilin) (dzl)

June 29 Asia-Pacific News Summary at 1000 GMT

SEOUL -- No case of infection with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) was reported in South Korea on Monday for two straight days, with...
Greece

June 29 world news summary at 0030 GMT

WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday agreed that it was " critically important" to make every effort...
Eric Amoateng

Court Adjourns Amoateng’s case to June 29

The Accra Circuit Court hearing the case of Eric Amoateng, former Member of Parliament for Nkoranza North, over a forged passport, on Tuesday adjourned...