TAIPEI, July 31 (Bernama) -- Information from the black boxes of crashed TransAsia Flight GE 222 will be disclosed to the public on Friday, Xinhua news agency reports quoting the aviation council on Thursday.

CARACAS, July 31 (BERNAMA-NNN-Prensa Latina) -- Venezuela''s oil industry, backed up by the world's largest proven reserves (298.353 billion barrels), has created strategic alliances that involve major foreign companies.

HOUSTON, July 31 (Bernama) -- Former US president George W. Bush has authored a biography of his father George H.W. Bush, Xinhua news agency reported.

SAO PAULO (Brazil), July 31 (BERNAMA-NNN-MERCOPRESS) -- Federal prosecutors have asked the government of Sao Paulo to present water rationing plans for Brazil's most populous state to prevent the collapse of its main reservoir.

WINDHOEK, July 31 (BERNAMA-NNN-NAMPA) -- Although fertility levels are high among young women in Namibia, the population may not be able to reproduce itself in future as there will not be enough girls to replace mothers, the 2011 Census Fertility Report has revealed.

BEIJING, July 31 (Bernama) -- China's medical workers are frustrated with their jobs and are discouraging their children from taking up the profession, a survey has found.

KATHMANDU, July 31 (Bernama) -- Nepal will sign a major power trade deal with India during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first official visit to the country on Sunday, Press Trust of India (PTI) reported.