MEXICO CITY, July 14 (Bernama) -- The mayor-elect of Mier City in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, Roberto Gonzalez Hinojosa, was found alive Friday after being kidnapped the day before by an armed group, Xinhua news agency reported, quoting state authorities.
ISLAMABAD, July 14 (Bernama) -- Death toll of a suicide blast hitting a campaign rally in Mastung area of Pakistan's southwest Balochistan province on Friday has mounted to 128 on Saturday morning, Xinhua news agency reported officials as saying.
TAIYUAN, July 14 (Bernama) -- A 1,500-year-old statue head that was stolen from the Yungang Grottoes in north China's Shanxi Province has been returned to China, Xinhua news agency reported.
SEJONG, July 14 (Bernama) -- South Korea's minimum wage for next year has been set at 8,350 won (US$ 7.37) per hour, up 10.9 per cent from this year, officials decided on Saturday.
LONDON, July 14 (Bernama) -- The world's largest music festival started its annual season on Friday evening at London's Royal Albert Hall (RAH), heralding a series of daily concerts of classical, jazz, choral and live music that runs until September, Xinhua news agency reported.
KUALA LUMPUR, July 13 (Bernama) -- A strong earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale was reported at Vanuatu Island at 5.46 pm today.