HO CHI MINH CITY, Sept 20 (Bernama) -- A cultural exchange event known as ASEAN Village will be held for the first time at 23-9 Park, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City from Sept 21-24, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.

ZURICH, Sept 20 (BERNAMA-NNN-AGENCIES) -- World soccer body FIFA said that the president of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU), Gordon Derrick, had been banned for six years from all soccer-related activities for violating several articles of FIFA's ethical code.

MEXICO CITY, Sept 20, 2017 (BERNAMA-NNN-AGENCIES) -- At least 21 children were killed at an elementary school that collapsed in the Mexican capital when a powerful earthquake rattled the area on Tuesday, a government official said.

UNITED NATIONS, Sept 20 (BERNAMA-NNN-AGENCIES) -- US President Donald Trump urged world leaders to help restore "democracy and political freedoms" in Venezuela, singling out the South American country for some of his most blistering criticism in a speech to the United Nations.

HAVANA, Sept 20 (BERNAMA-NNN-AGENCIES) -- Cuba slammed U.S. President Donald Trump's latest comments about the island as "disrespectful, unacceptable and meddling," while reiterating it was not involved in the alleged incidents that had harmed U.S. diplomats in Havana.

SAN JUAN, Sept 20 (BERNAMA-NNN-AGENCIES) -- There is still time for Puerto Ricans to get to a government-run shelter before powerful Hurricane Maria clobbers the island, Gov. Ricardo Rossell said late Tuesday.

CHICAGO, Sept 20 (Bernama) -- The percentage of fatalities from road crashes in total fatalities from all causes of death is 1.3 per cent in the US, less than the world's average rate of 2.4 per cent, China's Xinhua news agency reported.