By Nur Ashikin Abdul Aziz

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 16 (Bernama) -- Palestine hopes to emulate the 1Malaysia spirit - a concept mooted by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Abdul Razak, that encapsulates the very idea of unity in diversity - as it works towards full reconciliation between warring factions, Palestine Ambassador to Malaysia Datuk Dr Anwar Al Agha said.

OTTAWA, Nov 16 (Bernama) -- The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum is moving in a right direction with the commitment to globalisation and economic development through trade, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported President and CEO of the Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canada, Stewart Beck as saying.

ISTANBUL, Nov 16 (Bernama) -- The Turkish authorities on Thursday issued detention warrants for some 150 people with suspected links to a group blamed for masterminding a failed coup last year, China's Xinhua news agency reported, citing local media.

HARARE, Nov 16 (Bernama) -- Calm and peace have been urged for Zimbabwe where the military announced on Wednesday that it has taken control of all government institutions in the southern African country, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 16 (Bernama) -- Nearly one third of Darfur's population remains displaced as anxiety over safety in the region continues to keep them from returning home, a senior United Nations peacekeeping official told the Security Council on Wednesday.

LOS ANGELES, Nov 16 (Bernama) -- Three more people were diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease after they visited Anaheim, Orange County in California on the US West Coast, bringing the total number of infected to 15, China's Xinhua news agency reported, citing health officials.

MANILA, Nov 16 (Bernama) -- Former Philippine president and now Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has lauded the signing of a landmark pact on the protection of migrant workers by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Philippine News Agency (PNA) reported.