MADRID, Oct 11 (Bernama) -- The Spanish government on Wednesday asked the regional government of Catalonia, Generalitat, to formally confirm if there was a declaration of independence on Tuesday, Xinhua news agency reported.

MANILA, Oct 11 (Bernama) -- The Philippines military said 22 bodies of pro-Daesh militants have been found from two buildings that were used as fortresses by the militants in the southern Philippine city of Marawi, Xinhua news agency reported.

PHNOM PENH, Oct 11 (Bernama) -- Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Wednesday that seven more US tear gas barrel bombs had been discovered in Southeastern Svay Rieng province, bringing the total number of chemical bomb locations found in the province to nine, Xinhua news agency reported.

BANGKOK, Oct 11 (Bernama) -- Thailand\'s cabinet on Tuesday endorsed the 4-billion-baht development budget of a 'Doing Business Portal' to improve services in the country, Thai News Agency (TNA) reported.

BANGKOK, Oct 11 (Bernama) -- Thailand has extended the mourning period for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej for another two days to Oct 29, Thai News Agency (TNA) reported.

WASHINGTON, Oct 11 (Bernama) -- Former US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle on Tuesday broke their silence and denounced Hollywood movie maker Harvey Weinstein for his alleged sexual advancements on female coworkers, Xinhua news agency reported.

LIMA, Oct.11 (BERNAMA-NNN-ANDINA) --The International Monetary Fund (IMF) kept Peru's 2017 and 2018 growth projections unchanged at 2.7% and 3.8%, respectively, the multilateral institution revealed in its latest report.