IIHF Vice President attends puck drop ceremony in Hong Kong (OCA - Olympic Council of Asia)
(Source: OCA - Olympic Council of Asia) IIHF Vice President attends puck drop ceremony in Hong Kong 03 May 2016 Hong Kong, China, May 3, 2016: Sponsored by Kerry Properties, the 2016 Mega Ice Hockey Fives enters its ninth year, with 80 teams and over 1,200 players from 13 countries...

ACL MD6 - Group B: Al Nassr 0-3 Zobahan (AFC - Asian Football Confederation)
(Source: AFC - Asian Football Confederation) Ehsin Pahlavan and Masoud Hassanzadeh struck in the first half before Al Nassr goalkeeper Hussain Shaian was sent off just ahead of the hour mark as the Riyadh club bowed out of the competition in disappointing fashion. Hashem Beikzadeh added a third for Zobahan three minutes from time. The win sets up a Round of 16...

Inquiries continue after man stabbed at Arncliffe (NSW Police Force)
(Source: NSW Police Force) Latest Media Releases Inquiries continue after man stabbed at Arncliffe Thursday, 05 May 2016 05:30:17 AM Inquiries are continuing after a man was stabbed at Arncliffe this morning (Thursday 5 May 2016). About 3.50am emergency services...

Man charged with 26 offences after break-ins in Sydney's north (NSW Police Force)
(Source: NSW Police Force) Latest Media Releases Man charged with 26 offences after break-ins in Sydney's north Thursday, 05 May 2016 04:51:19 AM A man has been charged over multiple alleged break-in and stealing offences after he...

Kitov Pharmaceuticals to Present at Pioneers 2016, Presented by Joseph Gunnar, in NYC on May 5, 2016 (Kitov Pharmaceuticals Holdings Ltd)
(Source: Kitov Pharmaceuticals Holdings Ltd) Kitov Pharmaceuticals to Present at Pioneers 2016, Presented by Joseph Gunnar, in NYC on May 5, 2016 TEL AVIV, Israel, May 4, 2016 /(GLOBE NEWSWIRE)/ -- Kitov Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ/TASE: KTOV), a late-stage drug development company, today announced that Dr. J. Paul Waymack, Kitov's Chairman of the Board and Chief Medical Officer will present at the upcoming PIONEERS 2016 conference, presented by Joseph Gunnar & Co. LLC, taking place on May 5, 201...

Australia's 2016-17 Budget: investment in new economy, infrastructure and innovation (AUSTRADE - Australian Trade Commission)
(Source: AUSTRADE - Australian Trade Commission) 4 May 2016 Australia's 2016-17 Federal Budget sets out a long term economic plan to ensure Australia continues to successfully transition from the mining investment boom to a stronger, more diversified new economy. The Budget was handed down by the Treasurer, Scott Morrison, on 3 May 2016, who confirmed that Australia is growing faster than all major advanced economies and is well above the OECD average. Initiatives in the 2016-17 Budget includ...

Turkish ruling party preparing to replace PM Davutoglu: officials
By Orhan Coskun and Ercan Gurses ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's ruling party is set to replace Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu at an extraordinary congress in the coming weeks, officials said on Wednesday, signaling the end of his term as premier and plunging the country into political uncertainty. The decision, confirmed to Reuters by five AK Party officials, came after a meeting of more than 1-1/2 hours between Davutoglu and President Tayyip Erdogan that followed weeks of increasingly publ...

US announces extension of Syria truce to Aleppo
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Russia have persuaded Syria's government and moderate rebels to extend the country's fragile truce to the northern city of Aleppo, the State Department said Wednesday, although sporadic clashes continue.

Comment by the Information and Press Department on presidential elections in the Republic of Chad (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation)
(Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation) On May 4, the Constitutional Council of the Republic of Chad published the official results of the presidential elections...

Publication of Technical Code Allows Yulong to Begin the Sale of its Recycled Materials for Roadbed Construction (Yulong Eco-Materials Limited)
(Source: Yulong Eco-Materials Limited) PINGDINGSHAN, China, May 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Yulong Eco-Materials Limited (NasdaqCM: YECO), an eco-friendly building products and construction waste management company, today announced that the Department of Transportation of Henan Province (the 'Department') has published the technical code governing the use of recycled construction waste materials in building roadbed in the province. Yulong has been instrumental in preparing the code with Henan Com...

On Behalf of HE Interior Minister, Chief of Public Security Attends 30th Commando Foundation Course (Ministry of Interior - Kingdom of Bahrain)
(Source: Ministry of Interior - Kingdom of Bahrain) MOI: On behalf of HE Interior Minister, Lt-General Shaikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, Chief of Public Security, Major-General Tariq Al Hassan attended the graduation ceremony of the 30Commando Foundation Course on...

President Rivlin addresses Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day ceremony at Yad Vashem (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Israel)
(Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Israel) ​ (Communicated by the President's Spokesperson) President Reuven and First Lady Nechama Rivlin, this evening (Wednesday 4 May 2016) participated in the opening ceremony of Israel's Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day, held at Yad Vashem, the Holocaust memorial and museum. Also speaking at the event were Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and representative of the survivors of the Holocaust, Mrs. Zahava Roth. The President...

Comment by Konstantin Dolgov, Russian Foreign Ministry Commissioner for Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law, on the death of Russian citizen Igor Zyazin in the United States (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation)
(Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation) The information coming from the United States on the death of Russian citizen Igor Zyazin at the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement temporary detention centre in San Diego, California,...

Myanmar Buddhist Monk Erects Another Pagoda on Disputed Land
Myaing Kyee Ngu plans to build more pagodas on the grounds of an Anglican church in Karen state.

US, Russia win truce promise in Syria's Aleppo
Under pressure from Russia and the United States, the Syrian army agreed on Wednesday to respect a two-day truce in the war-ravaged city of Aleppo. The Syrian climb-down came after Washington said the United States and Russia had agreed to push the warring parties to extend their shaky ceasefire. "A truce will be in place in Aleppo for 48 hours from 1:00 am on Thursday (2200 GMT Wednesday)," Syrian army command said, according to state media.

VIDEO: Who won the police dance-off?
New Zealand Police challenged other forces to take part in the 'running man' internet craze - and the invite was taken up by the NYPD.

Cambodian Opposition Activists Are Denied Aid to Repair Storm-Damaged Homes
A local official calls authorities' failure to include the CNRP members' names on a list requesting help a 'minor mistake.'

Obama sips water in Flint, tells residents it is safe
By Timothy Gardner FLINT, Mich. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama sipped filtered water in Flint, Michigan, on Wednesday and assured parents that children over 6 years old could do the same during a visit to a city still reeling from a scandal over lead-poisoned drinking water. Obama made the trip to the mostly African-American community to reassure residents that the water was safe even as he predicted it would take more than two years to replace the city's aging pipes, which leached l...

Chinese big-spenders Jiangsu crash out in Asia
Goals from Alex Teixeira and Jo couldn't save Jiangsu Suning as the Chinese big-spenders crashed out of the AFC Champions League with a 2-2 draw against Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors on Wednesday. In their final Group E game, Jiangsu's Asian-record signing Teixeira cancelled out Leonardo's opener, and ex-Manchester City striker Jo made it 2-1 to the visitors after half-time. It was heartbreak for Dan Petrescu's Jiangsu, who splurged 50 million euros ($57.5 million) on Teixeira an...

Hillicans? As Trump wins, Clinton explores how to woo GOPers
ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — With Donald Trump's remaining rivals bowing out of the race, clearing his path to the nomination, Hillary Clinton is looking for ways to woo Republicans turned off by the brash billionaire.

Israeli raids on Gaza after day of border tensions
Israel launched air raids Wednesday on the Gaza Strip after a day of tensions along the border of the Palestinian territory whose Islamist rulers warned against an escalation. Air strikes hit around Gaza's derelict international airport near the southern city of Rafah and in nearby farming areas, said the territory's Hamas-run interior ministry. Security sources in Gaza said the jets fired two missiles at the airport but said no one was hurt in the strikes.

Cambodia Opposition Dismisses Summons of its Lawmakers as Illegal
The CNRP says court action against sitting lawmakers violates parliamentary immunity that is enshrined in the country's constitution.

Raging wildfire bears down on Canadian city as 88,000 flee
By Topher Seguin ANZAC, Alberta (Reuters) - A massive wildfire that has forced the evacuation of all 88,000 residents of the western Canadian city of Fort McMurray and burned down 1,600 structures has the potential to destroy much of the town, authorities said on Wednesday. Fort McMurray had been largely emptied of its residents by Wednesday afternoon, officials said, despite fuel shortages, snarled traffic and a highway closed by the flames in the northeastern part of the province of Alberta...

A Steady Roadmap for Economic Growth (173KB) (HIA - Housing Industry Association Ltd)
(Source: HIA - Housing Industry Association Ltd) 9e88780a-d006-43d6-ad59-50eefd168422.pdf FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 3 May 2016 A Steady Roadmap for Economy Growth Home buyers and the housing industry will benefit from the steady path that tonight's Budget has plotted for the economy and our cities according to HIA, the voice of the residential building industry. Graham Wolfe, HIA's Chief Executive for Industry...

President Ilham Aliyev viewed conditions created in Heydar Garden (President of the Republic of Azerbaijan)
(Source: President of the Republic of Azerbaijan) President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has viewed conditions created in Heydar Garden in the 8th...

Burglary and deceptions in Hawthorn (Victoria Police)
(Source: Victoria Police) Boroondara Criminal Investigation Unit detectives are investigating a burglary in Hawthorn last month. Police believe unknown offenders have attended a residential address on Riversdale Road on Monday 11 April between 8.30am and 6.20pm. It is believed the offenders have climbed over a railing on the ground...

Two Cambodian swimmers to join Rio 2016 (OCA - Olympic Council of Asia)
(Source: OCA - Olympic Council of Asia) Two Cambodian swimmers to join Rio 2016 04 May 2016 Phnom Penh, Cambodia, May 4, 2016: The NOC of Cambodia has announced that world swimming governing body...

Pavel Datysuk, Artemiy Panarin and Sergei Bobrovsky about the World Championship (Russian Ice Hockey Federation)
(Source: Russian Ice Hockey Federation) Pavel Datsyuk, forward: - My participation in the World Championship depended on how I recovered, and unfortunately, the process took longer than expected. Nevertheless, I feel good now, and thanks to everyone for the support. I am picking up form, it's hard adapting to the big ice. The coach will decide who will play in my line. Oleg Znarok mentioned, that maybe I will play...

Ilham Aliyev reviewed newly reconstructed Mikayil Aliyev Street in Nizami district (President of the Republic of Azerbaijan)
(Source: President of the Republic of Azerbaijan) President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has today reviewed newly reconstructed Mikayil Aliyev Street in Nizami district, Baku. Chairman of Azeravtoyol...

PyeongChang 2018 selects new president (OCA - Olympic Council of Asia)
(Source: OCA - Olympic Council of Asia) PyeongChang 2018 selects new president 03 May 2016 Seoul, Korea, May 3, 2016: Lee Hee-beom, a former minister of Trade, Industry and Energy, has been nominated as the new President of the PyeongChang Organising Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic...

HE Interior Minister Chaired Civil Defence Council Meeting (Ministry of Interior - Kingdom of Bahrain)
(Source: Ministry of Interior - Kingdom of Bahrain) MOI: His Excellency Interior Minister, Lt-General Shaikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa chaired on Wednesday the 9meeting of the Civil Defence Council, in the presence of Minister of Energy, Minister of Works, Municipality Affairs and Urban Planning, Minister of Health, Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Minister of...

Global rice shortage caused by El Nino threatens price crisis
The world is expected to suffer a major rice shortage after global production was hit by extreme...

Detached Dwelling Approvals Continues its Decline - WA (229KB) (HIA - Housing Industry Association Ltd)
(Source: HIA - Housing Industry Association Ltd) b55fc6d2-2096-4c20-a1da-add93e7309f8.pdf 3 May 2016 Detached Dwelling Approvals continues its decline Total residential building approvals in Western Australia increased by 7.3% due to a spike in multi-unit housing in March, however the concerning decline in detached housing continued, said the Housing Industry Association, the voice of Australia's...

Oil turns lower after bigger-than-forecast U.S. crude build
By Jessica Resnick-Ault and Catherine Ngai NEW YORK (Reuters) - A bigger-than-expected build in U.S. crude inventories to fresh record highs pushed oil markets lower on Wednesday after an early rally over concerns about production cuts in Canada's oil sands region due to a wildfire. U.S. crude stocks, which have been setting record highs since January, grew 2.8 million barrels last week, government data showed, about a million barrels more than analysts' expectations. Gasoline stock...

Signs and Symbols on the Sino-Russian Border
A rare glimpse at the border between China and Russia, on a recently divided island.

Merkel, Abe differ on how to fix world economy
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday disagreed on how best to kick-start the global economy ahead of a G7 meeting this month.

Residents Flee as Wildfire Threatens Canadian Oil Sands City
A wildfire forced the evacuation of the Canadian oil sands city of Fort McMurray, Alberta, destroying 80 percent of the homes in one neighborhood and extensively damaging property in a number of others, officials said Wednesday, warning that it could get worse in the coming hours. More than 80,000 residents were ordered to flee as flames moved into the city, destroying whole neighborhoods. No injuries have been reported. Unseasonably hot temperatures combined with dry conditions have...

VIDEO: China: What's in a name?
Apple has been forced to share the iPhone name in China, but which other US brands have had similar problems in the country?

Russia claims arrest of group planning holiday attacks
Russia's Federal Security Service says a group of Central Asian citizens have been arrested on suspicion on planning attacks in the Moscow region and that explosives and weapons have been seized. ......

Asian swimmers break records thanks to Thanyapura training programme for Rio (OCA - Olympic Council of Asia)
(Source: OCA - Olympic Council of Asia) Phuket, Thailand, May 4, 2016: The Thanyapura/PIA swim team recorded great results and broke more than 20 national records during the Thai Open Championships at the...

ACL MD6 - Group A: Lokomotiv 0-0 Al Nasr (AFC - Asian Football Confederation)
(Source: AFC - Asian Football Confederation) The draw means Lokomotiv move on to 10 points from their six group games and keeps them one point clear of Al Nasr, who sealed second place in the group despite Al Ittihad's 2-0 win over Sepahan in the group's other game in Muscat. Victory for the Saudi side - champions in 2004 and 2005 - also took Victor Piturca's team onto nine points at the end of the...

DECR chairman meets with pilgrims from China (Moscow Patriarchate)
(Source: Moscow Patriarchate) Share the post 'DECR chairman meets with pilgrims from China' On 2 May 2016, at the assembly hall of Ss Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute of Postgraduate Studies, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate's Department for External Church Relations, met with the Orthodox pilgrims from China, descendants of the Albazinians. The defenders of the Albazin Fort on the Amur River who were taken captive by the army of the Chinese E...

ACL MD6 - Group A: Foolad Mobarakeh Sepahan 0-2 Al Ittihad (AFC - Asian Football Confederation)
(Source: AFC - Asian Football Confederation) Uzbekistan's Lokomotiv won Group A after they drew 0-0 with Al Nasr in Tashkent on Tuesday evening while the Emiratis take second place in the group due to their win over the 2004 and 2005 champions on Matchday Three. Both sides will be making their first-ever appearance in the knockout phase of the AFC Champions League. Al...

Iranian commander threatens to close Strait of Hormuz to US
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The deputy commander of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard said Iranian forces will close the strategic Strait of Hormuz to the United States and its allies if they "threaten" the Islamic Republic, Iranian state media reported Wednesday.

EU Proposals on Migrants Draw Fire
The European Commission has unveiled details of what analysts say is a desperate plan to deal with Europe's severest migrant crisis in decades. The plan includes a "fairness mechanism" requiring nations to accept a set number of refugees or pay a de-facto fine. The plan has drawn immediate fire from central and eastern European nations that have defied previous calls from the European Union for all members to accept a share of refugees. EC officials said the plan to...

Ex-guard recalls killing fields executions at KRT
Makk Sithim gives his testimony before the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia yesterday during Case 002/02 against Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan. ECCC A former guard who shepherded truckloads of prisoners to their deaths at the infamous Choeung Ek killing fields appeared before the Khmer Rouge tribunal yesterday. ......

Young Afghan Messi fan flees over kidnap fears
SUBTITLED A young Afghan fan of Argentine football star Lionel Messi has fled his home and gone to Pakistan because his family feared he could be kidnapped after he became an unlikely Internet sensation, the boy's uncle said on Tuesday. Five-year-old Murtaza Ahmedi grabbed world headlines after being photographed in a shirt improvised from a plastic bag in the colours of the Argentine national team bearing Messi's name and number 10 playing number. ......

Hong Kong independence 'inevitable' says campaign leader
For the majority of Hong Kongers, the notion of breaking away from mainland China is far-fetched -- but pro-independence leader Andy Chan insists it can become a reality as fears grow Beijing is tightening its grip. Critics cast young activists such as Chan, who set up the Hong Kong National Party in March, as naive political novices without a workable strategy, campaigning for the unattainable. ......

The Latest: 16 Syrians detained in Albania
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Europe's response to the wave of migration from the Middle East and elsewhere (all times local):

AUD to USD: Is It Time to Short the Australian Dollar
Time to Bail on the Australian Dollar? After months of resilience against the U.S. dollar, it's time to go short on the Aussie. The AUDUSD outlook dropped after the Australian central bank cut its in

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