India to Skip SAARC Summit in Pakistan Post-Uri Attack
India, and possibly Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Bhutan, will refrain from attending the 19th SAARC Summit this November.

Poverty Eradication Greatest Global Challenge, Say G77 Ministers
The 133-member Group of 77 (G77), joined by China, unanimously endorsed a Ministerial Declaration strongly reiterating its support to the UN’s post-2015 development agenda, including the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and the Climate Change agreement. The Declaration, which was adopted at the 40th annual meeting of G77 Foreign Ministers on September 23, reaffirmed “the overarching […]

Growth in Developing Asia Steady, Despite Global Headwinds: ADB
MANILA, 27th September, 2016 (WAM) - Developing Asia is expected to grow steadily despite external pressures and should meet earlier forecasts for 2016 and 2017, aided by resilience in the region's tw

Gridlock made Christie happy, ex-ally says
David Wildstein, who pleaded guilty in the Bridgegate scandal, testified about telling the New Jersey governor of lane closures.

Rouzbahan and Co focused on World Cup glory (AFC - Asian Football Confederation)
(Source: AFC - Asian Football Confederation) 'I've loved football since the first time I kicked a ball at the age of six,' said Rouzbahan Farij, one of the youngsters honoured to be part of the host nation's squad. 'I felt that my future would be fantastic with this sport.' Despite that passion, the 16-year-old had to fight hard to win her place, and she is one of several living proofs that football can overcome any obstacle and meet even the most daunting challenges. Rouzbahan first played t...

UAE stresses keenness on women rights, gender equality at the Human Rights Council (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates)
(Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates) The UAE has confirmed that it pays special attention to women's rights, particularly the issues of gender equality that have seen remarkable progress since the establishment of 'The UAE Gender Balance Council.' This was mentioned in the UAE's speech during the annual meeting to discuss certain issues related to women's rights as part of the 33rd session of the UN...

18 hours on the road (CSKA Moscow Professional Basket Club)
(Source: CSKA Moscow Professional Basket Club) While Moscow was sleeping at night our team had one of the longest trips in the history. The China Tour is not an easiest of travels of the year. But economical and political importance of the visit to the most populated country in the world is so high that you can allow yourself to suffer shortly. To conclude the trip 'from door to door' the Army Men needed to...

Ilham Aliyev viewed 2nd Azerbaijan International Defense Exhibition ADEX 2016 (President of the Republic of Azerbaijan)
(Source: President of the Republic of Azerbaijan) Government Sites Government SitesMilli Mejlis of the Republic of AzerbaijanCabinet of MinistersMinistry of Internal AffairsMinistry of Ecology and Natural ResourcesMinistry of JusticeMinistry of labour and social protection...

Pakistan win first gold after beating India in thrilling beach kabaddi final (OCA - Olympic Council of Asia)
(Source: OCA - Olympic Council of Asia) Danang, Vietnam, September 27, 2016: Pakistan ended almost a decade of frustrating near-misses when they risked everything on a calculated gamble that paid off big as they beat their great rivals India in a heart-stopping finish to the men's kabaddi final at the Asian Beach Games on Tuesday. Silver medallists in the event at each of the previous four Asian Beach Games, Pakistan finally made it to the top of the podium with a 30-28...

Summer 2016 - Israel cut back on the already inadequate water supply to Palestinians (B'Tselem - The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories)
(Source: B'Tselem - The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories) In early June 2016, during the fast of Ramadan, Mekorot - Israel's national water company - scaled down the amount of water it supplies to several Palestinian communities in the northern West Bank. These communities suffered an acute water shortage throughout the summer, and the shortage has not yet abated. Israel implements a policy of water cuts, to varying extents, forcing tens of thousands of ...

RIHF representatives have joined the IIHF committee (Russian Ice Hockey Federation)
(Source: Russian Ice Hockey Federation) In line with results of a planned meeting, new members of the IIHF committee have been confirmed. Nine Russians have been included. The RIHF's first...

South Sudan and Uganda’s Intertwined History of Violence
The Rev. Gabriel Odima is President & Director of Political Affairs at the Africa Center for Peace & Democracy.

China Gives Police Powers to Monitor Social Media Friends, Chat Groups
The new rules seek to legitimize the state's ongoing violation of individuals' right to privacy, a top rights lawyer says.

Pakistan police 'illegally execute hundreds of people each year', Human Rights Watch alleges
Police in Pakistan allegedly illegally excute hundreds of people each year in "staged encounter killings", a report by...

Notebook: The Reverse-Gaslighting of Donald Trump
On Monday night, Hillary Clinton used the Republican candidate’s own tactics against him.

Vietnam tops kurash medal table (OCA - Olympic Council of Asia)
(Source: OCA - Olympic Council of Asia) Vietnam tops kurash medal table 27 Sep 2016 Danang, Vietnam, September 27, 2016: Host Vietnam 'gate-kurashed' the expected Central Asian party of kurash, the ancient martial art with its roots in Uzbekistan,...

Press release on Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov’s meeting with Syrian Ambassador to Russia Riyad Haddad (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation)
(Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation) On September 27, special presidential representative for the Middle East and Africa, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail...

PLA hones real combat ability for stronger military (Ministry of National Defense of the People's Republic of China)
(Source: Ministry of National Defense of the People's Republic of China) A Su-30 fighter and an H-6K bomber of the Chinese Air Force take part in a drill, Sept. 25, 2016. (Photo: Xinhua/Tian Ning) More than three years ago, Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, made improving the army's combat strength a major focus in building a strong army, an idea that has since been the key goal of the military. At a meeting with national lawmakers from the...

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ICQ Launches New Kinds of Live Chats (mailru Group Ltd)
(Source: mailru Group Ltd) 16.09.2016 ICQ Launches New Kinds of Live Chats The updated version of ICQ introduces new kinds of live chats boasting additional features, and offers global chat search. ICQ now allows creating live...

ICQ Launches Masks for Video Calls (mailru Group Ltd)
(Source: mailru Group Ltd) 22.09.2016 ICQ Launches Masks for Video Calls The new ICQ release for iOS has a facial recognition and changing system. iPhone and iPad owners will be the first ICQ users to try interactive masks during their video calls, as well as share their new looks with friends. The new technology, integrated into ICQ, allows users to lay 2D...

(I) VERY SUBSTANTIAL DISPOSAL AND CONNECTED TRANSACTION IN RELATION TO THE ... (Skyfame Realty (Holdings) Limited)
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27 September 2016 - Bangkok Bank (China) receives award from Shanghai Municipal Government for its outstanding contribution to economic and social development and international exchange (Bangkok Bank pcl)
(Source: Bangkok Bank pcl) Chartsiri Sophonpanich, President of Bangkok Bank and Chairman of Bangkok Bank (China), received the '2016 Shanghai Magnolia Silver Award' from the Director General of...

Material Event Disclosure - 27.09.2016 (Otokar Otomotiv ve Savunma Sanayi AS)
(Source: Otokar Otomotiv ve Savunma Sanayi AS) OTOKAR OTOMOTİV VE SAVUNMA SANAYİ A.Ş. / OTKAR [] 27.09.2016 General Company Address : Atatürk Caddesi No. 6 54580 Arifiye - Sakarya Phone and Fax No : (264) 229 22 44 / (264) 229 22 42 Company's Investor Relations Section Phone and Fax No. : (264) 229 22 44 / (264) 229 22 42 Is this a update disclosure? : No Is this a corrected disclosure? : No Is this a delayed disclosure? :...

China Overseas Land and Investment Limited Announces Property Sales Results for August 2016 (China Overseas Land & Investment Limited)
(Source: China Overseas Land & Investment Limited) (Hong Kong, 12 September 2016) China Overseas Land and Investment Limited (the 'Company'; Stock Code: 00688.HK) announced that, for August 2016, the contracted property sales of the Company, together with its subsidiaries, joint ventures and associates...

Gas explosion at China coal mine kills 12, traps 8
At least a dozen people have been killed and eight more remain trapped following an explosion in a Chinese coal mine. The explosion ripped through the colliery in the northwestern autonomous region...

Walmart shops for stake in India’s Flipkart
World’s largest retailer looks for new route into market it has struggled to break into

Pence breaks with Trump, says humans affect climate change
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump's running mate is breaking with the Republican nominee's claim that climate change is not the result of human activity.

The Latest: Pence holding debate practice with Scott Walker
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):

High-ranking NYC firefighter killed in blast
Battalion chief Michael Fahy, a 17-year veteran and father of three, dies in an explosion at a house in the Bronx.

Eels swim through flooded Vietnam hospital
Heavy rain and flooding has left hospital staff chasing eels in the corridors of a hospital in Vietnam.

Balancing Act: India to Sign Military Arrangements With Russia and France
India attempts to balance ties with US and China by hinting that it is keen on signing bilateral military logistics agreements with Russia and France. ......

India's Modi scraps planned visit to Pakistan for regional summit
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not attend a regional summit of South Asian leaders in Pakistan in November because of increasing cross-border attacks in the region, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday.

Stocks mixed as oil slides and banks dip
Peso rallies after US presidential debate

Indian 'two-headed snake' rescued by police from gang
India police say they have seized a rare snake, known as a "two-headed" red sand boa, from illegal smugglers. The red sand boa is a protected species, and looks like it has two heads, because its tail is shaped like its head to help it defend itself. The snake is...

After Debate, Supporters Fight for Bragging Rights
After the major U.S. party candidates left the stage, the dialogue continued at Hofstra University, host of the first presidential debate of 2016. A battle of words among both pundits and students ensued over which candidate had earned bragging rights, and who went home a loser. Ramon Taylor reports from Hofstra University.

Iraq opens new antiquities museum in Basra
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq opened a new antiquities museum in the southern city of Basra on Tuesday with pottery, coins and other artifacts dating back more than 2,000 years.

Tobacco industrys CSR activities still an issue in PH despite improvement in interference index
MANILA, Sept. 28 -While the Philippines has made significant improvement to control tobacco industry interference two years after it had ranked high among Southeast Asian countries that reported indus

400-pound hacker and the DNC breach: Cybersecurity gets debate spotlight
When the issue of cybersecurity came up at the first presidential debate, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump disagreed about the Democratic National Committee hack but found themselves more in line on digital threats than most other topics. Mr. Trump wasn't as convinced about Moscow's role in the DNC breach, despite a number of digital clues that seem to show Russian involvement.

Whacky Boris Johnson: Calls Turkish President a “w***er” who has sex with goats then makes up by praising his Turkish washing machine
ANKARA, Turkey - In a bizarre statement, U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson praised Turkey’s washing machines on his first official visit to the country. Johnson’s comments, that spre

Of Clausewitz and Rupert Smith in Kashmir
How Carl von Clausewitz and Rupert Smith are both at play in Kashmir.

Confirmed: 2nd Ballistic Missile Sub Joins Russia’s Pacific Fleet
Another one of Russia’s deadliest nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines has arrived in the Pacific.

People Around World React to First Trump-Clinton Debate
Views from around the world on Monday's first U.S. presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump: AUSTRALIA:   Richard McConochie watched the debate on a big screen in a Canberra pub and said, “To me, Trump aced it.”   “He came across as a man who could control himself. They said Trump's ignorant of the issues. I think he proved that he had at least a working handle on most of the stuff he was talking about.”   “I think he'll swing a lot of Am...

Trump Blames China for Stealing Jobs, Stalling on North Korea
China found itself the focus of unwanted attention during the first presidential debate Monday, with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump accusing Beijing of stealing American jobs and failing to do enough to tackle the rising nuclear threat in North Korea. During the debate, China was mentioned a dozen times, and most of those mentions came from Trump. In his opening remarks, Trump blamed China for having manipulated its currency to gain trade competitiveness.  “They’re u...

Pakistan Steps Up Outpost Building on Afghan Border to Plug Illegal Crossings
Pakistan says it has completed construction of “20 percent” of outposts being established along a largely porous border with Afghanistan, and called for the strife-torn country to take matching steps for deterring terrorist infiltration. The two uneasy neighbors share a nearly 2,600 kilometer rugged mountainous frontier, called the Durand Line, with several hundred irregular crossing points, facilitating movements of militants and smugglers in both directions. Army spokesman...

Myanmar Gripped By Suu Kyi Health Scare
Leader said to be in stable condition following concerns.

Completion of subscription of convertible bonds issued by YINKER INC. (Forgame Holdings Ltd)
(Source: Forgame Holdings Ltd) Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited and The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited take no responsibility for the contents of this announcement, make no representation as to its accuracy or completeness and expressly disclaim any liability whatsoever for any loss howsoever arising from or in reliance upon the whole...

Minister’s Assistant for Foreign Affairs: Iraq's stability will have a positive impact on regional security (Ministry of Foreign affairs - Kingdom of Bahrain)
(Source: Ministry of Foreign affairs - Kingdom of Bahrain) Minister's Assistant for Foreign Affairs: Iraq's stability will have a positive impact on regional security The Minister's Assistant for Foreign Affairs,...

Man charged after police officer assaulted - Kogarah (NSW Police Force)
(Source: NSW Police Force) Latest Media Releases Man charged after police officer assaulted - Kogarah Wednesday, 28 September 2016 12:39:04 AM Police have charged a man with assault police and other offences after a constable from St George Local Area Command suffered a fractured cheekbone and eye socket at the weekend. Just after...

Bahrain’s Delegation takes part in 60th IAEA General Conference (Ministry of Foreign affairs - Kingdom of Bahrain)
(Source: Ministry of Foreign affairs - Kingdom of Bahrain) Bahrain's Delegation takes part in 60th IAEA General Conference The Delegation of the Kingdom of Bahrain took part in the 60th International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conference, held in Vienna under the theme of 'Atoms for Peace and...

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