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BAGHDAD, Nov 20 (Bernama) -- The Iraqi federal court on Monday invalidated the independence referendum of the semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan and the disputed areas, China's Xinhua news agency reported according to the Iraqi official television.


MOGADISHU, Nov 20 (BERNAMA-NNN-ALLAFRICA) -- EU NAVFOR Somalia's Flagship, the Italian vessel ITS Virginio Fasan, has apprehended six suspected pirates and seized their vessels.


NAY PYI TAW, Nov 20 (Bernama) -- Myanmar stands ready to join hands with China to speed up the development of the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative, Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw has said, China's Xinhua news agency reported.


WASHINGTON, Nov 20 (Bernama) -- US President Donald Trump renewed Sunday his call for building a wall along the country's southern border with Mexico after a US border patrol agent was killed and another was seriously injured while on patrol in Texas, China's Xinhua news agency reported.


TAIPEI, Nov 20 (Bernama) -- The willingness of Taiwanese to work and let their children study in the Chinese mainland has reached the highest level since 2010 amid their growing favourable perceptions of people from the mainland, China's Xinhua news agency reported citing a survey showed on Monday.


WASHINGTON, Nov 20 (Bernama) -- US President Donald Trump said Sunday that the administration will soon announce its decision on whether to allow trophies of African elephants to be imported into the United States, China's Xinhua news agency reported.


LA PAZ, Nov 20 (BERNAMA-NNN-PRENSA LATINA) -- The Bolivian Government will remain alert to attempts by the United States to interfere in national politics, the Minister of the Presidency Rene Martinez warned in statements published in this capital today.