WORLD News List

UN Sec-Gen laments underpaid US share of UN peacekeeping budget

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 19 (Bernama) -- A three per cent gap in the UN peacekeeping budget as a result of the United States (US) withholding part of its assigned share of payment is unsustainable, China's Xinhua News Agency reported UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as saying on Friday.

Two Russian Su-34 fighter jets collide in training flight

MOSCOW, Jan 18 (Bernama) -- Two Russian Su-34 fighter bombers collided midair during a training flight this morning, Anadolu Agency reported, quoting Russia's Defence Ministry Friday.

90 Argentine satellites to be launched in China

BEIJING, Jan 18 (Bernama) -- China will send 90 satellites on its Long March-6 carrier rocket into orbit from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center for an Argentine company, according to the China Great Wall Industry Corporation.

Nepal begins construction of international dry port in Kathmandu

KATHMANDU, Jan 18 (Bernama) – The construction of an international dry port has begun in Nepal's Kathmandu Valley.

Extremely endangered bird sees population rise

HANGZHOU, Jan 18 (Bernama) -- Scientists in eastern Zhejiang Province are pleased the population of a rare bird, the Chinese crested tern has exceeded 100 for the first time, according to Xinhua news agency.

Bogota car bomb blast death toll climbs to 21

BOGOTA, Jan 18 (Bernama) -- The death toll from a car bomb blast outside a police academy here on Thursday morning has climbed to 21, Colombian police said late Thursday.

New York City to face crisis as govt shutdown continues - mayor

NEW YORK, Jan 18 (Bernama) – New York City is entering a "full-blown" crisis as the longest-ever federal government shutdown has no end in sight, causing "massive effects" on people's lives, Xinhua news agency quoted the mayor, Bill de Blasio, as saying Thursday.