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WORLD News List


Rebels blow up farm house of MP of India's ruling BJP

NEW DELHI, May 23 (Bernama) -- Naxalite rebels have blown up a farm house belonging to a lawmaker of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Chhattisgarh state, Xinhua news agency reported on Wednesday.


Sociologist raises questions on HRW report on Russia ahead of World Cup

MOSCOW, May 23 (Bernama) -- The New York-based NGO, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has issued a "guide for reporters " ahead of the World Cup, describing Russia's deteriorating human rights situation." Russian news agency Sputnik discusses the possible reasons behind the timing of the report with Dr. Vida Bajc, a sociologist at Temple University.


S.Korean President Lee Myung-bak appears at first trial over corruption charges

SEOUL, May 23 (Bernama) -- Former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak on Wednesday appeared at the first trial over corruption charges, including bribery and embezzlement.


News from around ASEAN: May 23


HANOI: More than 116 trillion Vietnamese dong (US$5 billion) is needed to build Long Thanh airport and upgrade Noi Bai and Tan Son Nhat airports for the 2018-2021 period, according to the investment plan of Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV).


Solar-powered desalination plant to bring relief to drought hit South African town

CAPE TOWN, May 23 (BERNAMA-NNN-SABC) -- The Hessequa Municipality in Riversdale in South Africa's drought-stricken Western Cape Province is set to build the country's first solar-powered desalination plant.


Mozambian govt seeks funds to renabilitate north-south highway

MAPUTO, May 23 (BERNAMA-NNN-AIM) -- The Mozambican government is seeking funding to rehabilitate the country's main North-South Highway (EN1), particularly the stretches which are most degraded, says President Felipe Myusi.


UN: Armed gangs force 'growing number' to flee north and nouth, in Central America

GENEVA, May 23 (BERNAMA-NNN-UNNS) -- The number of people fleeing violence and persecution from States in Central America, including Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, has risen by nearly 60 per cent in the space of just a year, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has warned.