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Evacuation in Colombia ordered by imminent flood of Cauca

BOGOTA, May 22 (BERNAMA-NNN-PRENSA LATINA) -- Colombian authorities ordered an urgent evacuation today in the Department of Antioquia, before an imminent flood of the Cauca River in the area of the Hidroituango power station.


12 police personnel killed in clashes with Taliban militants

KABUL, May 22 (Bernama) -- At least 12 police personnel, including two senior police officers, were killed overnight in fresh clashes with Taliban militants in Ghazni province, eastern Afghanistan, Xinhua news agency reported, citing a local official on Tuesday.


Trump prohibits additional transactions with Venezuela

WASHINGTON, May 22 (BERNAMA-NNN-XINHUA) -- U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday signed an executive order prohibiting certain additional transactions with respect to Venezuela.


Renewable energy to create 1 million jobs in Latam

LIMA, May 22 (BERNAMA-NNN-XINHUA) -- The use of renewable energy will help to create 1 million new jobs in Latin America over the next 12 years, a specialist from the International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Monday.


Over 200 Commonwealth Games athletes seek asylum in Australia

CANBERRA, May 22 (Bernama) -- Over 200 Commonwealth Games athletes and officials remain in Australia after applying for refugee visas, with another 50 staying in the country illegally, Xinhua news agency reported.


UN raises alarm over methamphetamine trafficking in Mekong region

By Manik Mehta

NEW YORK, May 22 (Bernama) -- The United Nations (UN) has raised alarm over the intensified production and trafficking of methamphetamine, with the drug finding its way not only to Southeast Asian countries , but also reach as far as Australia, Japan and New Zealand.


News from around ASEAN: May 22


BANGKOK: Passengers on Thai Airways (THAI) international flights will be able to enjoy live FIFA World Cup matches on board from June 14 to July 15, the Bangkok Post reported.