BANGKOK, Feb 8 (Bernama) -- Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Friday accepted the nomination by the Palang Pracharath Party as its candidate for prime minister in the upcoming general election.
SEOUL, Feb 8 (Bernama) -- South Korea and the United States (US) will sign a preliminary deal this weekend on splitting the costs of their military alliance, Yonhap news agency reported, quoting a diplomatic source Friday.
ADDIS ABABA, Feb 8 (BERNAMA-NNN-AGENCIES) -- A former Ethiopian administrator pleaded not guilty to charges of instigating ethnic violence in an eastern region, where a government investigation found authorities presided over a litany of crimes including beheadings, torture, and mass rape.
MONTEVIDEO, Feb 8 (Bernama) -- Thirteen countries and the European Union (EU) gathered in Montevideo on Thursday to promote a "peaceful and democratic solution" to the Venezuelan crisis, Xinhua news agency quoted an EU senior diplomat as saying.
SAO PAULO, Feb 8 (BERNAMA-NNN-AGENCIES) -- The toll from a dam collapse at a mine in southeast Brazil’s Minas Gerais state has risen to 157 deaths after nearly two weeks of searches, with 182 missing, authorities said.
JAKARTA, Feb 8 (Bernama) -- Indonesian authorities discovered a total of 193 Bangladeshis locked up in a house on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, Anadolu Agency reported, quoting local media late Thursday.
CUCUTA (COLOMBIA), Feb 8 (BERNAMA-NNN-AGENCIES) -- The first lorries with US humanitarian aid for Venezuela have arrived in the Colombian border city of Cúcuta.