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MANILA, Nov 20 (Bernama) -- Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said that the recommendation of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to possibly extend martial law in Mindanao anew will need the approval of the Congress, Philippine News Agency (PNA) reported.


MEXICO, Nov 20 (BERNAMA-NNN-PRENSA LATINA) -- The majority of cases of journalists killed in Mexico remain unpunished, which lead to more killings and a higher death toll every year, denounced today president of the National Commission of Human Rights (CNDH) Luis Raul Gonzalez.




SURAT THANI (Thailand), Nov 20 (Bernama) --Thailand's Transport Ministry announced to implement mega transport projects worth 300 billion baht (about US$9.14 billion) in 2018 and they include the development of U-Tapao airport to provide international services, Thai News Agency (TNA) reported.


SEOUL, Nov 20 (Bernama) -- South Korea's President Moon Jae-in vowed efforts Monday to prevent further damage from the recent earthquake that struck the southeastern city of Pohang, also urging additional support for students set to take the annual college entrance exam, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported.


SEOUL, Nov 20 (Bernama) -- The city of Seoul and its surrounding areas are no sanctuary from earthquakes, as the region lies on fault lines, including one believed to be active, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported a City Hall-affiliated think tank as saying on Monday.


NEW DELHI, Nov 20 (Bernama) -- Indian police have booked international tennis star Maria Sharapova for cheating homebuyers in a luxury housing project near Delhi, China's Xinhua news agency reported.