BANGKOK, Feb 13 (Bernama) -- Thailand's Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha has made human rights protection a national agenda in an effort to reduce human rights violations in the country, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.

OHANNESBURG, Feb 13 (Bernama) -- South Africa's ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC) on Monday gave President Jacob Zuma an ultimatum to resign in 48 hours or face removal, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

SEOUL, Feb 13 (Bernama) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un pledged efforts to continue the reconciliatory mood with South Korea as he welcomed back a high-ranking North Korean delegation from their trip to the PyeongChang Winter Olympics in South Korea, South Korea's Yonhap news agency quoted the North Korea's state-run news agency as saying Tuesday.

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 13 (Bernama) -- US aerospace leader Boeing Company said Monday that it has hired Linda Mills, a former senior executive of Starbucks, as vice president of communications for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

WASHINGTON, Feb 13 (Bernama) -- US President Donald Trump released a long-promised US$1.5 trillion infrastructure initiative on Monday, aiming to rebuild the nation's outdated roads, railways and other public works, China's Xinhua news agency reported.