SAO PAULO, Jan 19 (BERNAMA-NNN-EFE)-- A strike by Sao Paulo Metro employees on Thursday protesting plans to privatize a portion of the subway system forced morning commuters to scramble for transportation alternatives, leading to massive traffic jams in Brazil´s largest city.

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Jan 19 (BERNAMA)--Hundreds of Haitians gathered outside the US Embassy on Thursday to protest President Donald Trump´s purported negative comments about their country.

MEXICO CITY, Jan 19 (BERNAMA)--The General Public Prosecutor's Office in Mexico has announced it is preparing an extradition request for former state governor Cesar Duarte Jaquez in connection with 10 corruption charges at the state level and one federal count of electoral fraud.

MEXICO CITY, Jan 19 (BERNAMA)--The remains of 33 people, including three women, were recently found in four hidden graves near the town of Pantanal in the municipality of Xalisco, the attorney general of Nayarit state said on Wednesday.

SEOUL, Jan 19 (Bernama) -- The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said Friday it carried out more than 14,000 doping tests last year ahead of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, marking a whopping 70 percent on-year growth.

CAIRO, Jan 19 (BERNAMA) -- Egupt's President Abdel Fattah El Sisi has stressed that all Nile Basin countries, including Ethiopia, have the right to develop the Nile River based on mutual benefits of their people.

RABAT, Jan 19 (BERNAMA) -- Morocco has been lauded for making major efforts to strengthen co-operation and promote trade among member States of the Organization of Islamic Co-operation (OIC) by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UN-ECA) director for North Africa, Lilia Hachem Naas.