(Feature) 265-meter-long pumpkin pie eaten at festival in Bulgaria

October 19, 2015 9:15 am· Comments Off on (Feature) 265-meter-long pumpkin pie eaten at festival in Bulgaria 

SOFIA, Oct. 18 — Eating a 265-meter-long pumpkin pie on Saturday was the culmination of the five-day Pumpkin Fest, which was held for the 11th consecutive year in the small Bulgarian town of Sevlievo.

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Feature: A British chef in China and his kitchen classroom

October 19, 2015 9:15 am· Comments Off on Feature: A British chef in China and his kitchen classroom 

BEIJING, Oct. 17 — At a small restaurant in a Beijing hutong (alley or lane), a young British man is teaching the Chinese how to cook.

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Feature: Polio death in Lao renews int'l effort to eradicate polio around world

October 19, 2015 9:15 am· Comments Off on Feature: Polio death in Lao renews int'l effort to eradicate polio around world 

VIENTIANE, Oct. 17 — The recent death of a polio-stricken eight-year-old Lao boy had refocused local and world attention to polio, an ailment which is now almost extinct in other parts of the world.

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(Feature) Mama Rossa condiments: Product of husband-and-wife chemistry

October 19, 2015 9:15 am· Comments Off on (Feature) Mama Rossa condiments: Product of husband-and-wife chemistry 

By Ma. Cristina C. Arayata

MANILA, Oct. 18 (PNA) — While many entrepreneurs see food business as a booming venture, one couple saw a huge opportunity in simple ingredients which make food more flavorful – condiments.

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Feature: Egypt's long-awaited parliamentary polls kick off with low turnout

October 19, 2015 9:15 am· Comments Off on Feature: Egypt's long-awaited parliamentary polls kick off with low turnout 

By Mahmoud Fouly

CAIRO, Oct. 19 (PNA/Xinhua) — "I have been participating in elections for 55 years now, since I was 18. I never give up my duty to vote under any circumstances," said an old lady in a wheelchair at the yard of a polling station in Egypt's Giza province near the capital Cairo.

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EU to deploy 140 election observers across Tanzania ahead of polls

October 19, 2015 9:14 am· Comments Off on EU to deploy 140 election observers across Tanzania ahead of polls 

DAR ES SALAAM, Oct. 19 — The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) said on Sunday it will deploy at least 140 election observers at all polling stations on Tanzania mainland and Zanzibar.

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US Secretary of State John Kerry begins visit to Spain

October 19, 2015 9:14 am· Comments Off on US Secretary of State John Kerry begins visit to Spain 

MADRID, Oct. 19 — US Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday began a two-day visit to Spain during which he will hold meetings with King Felipe VI and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to discuss "various bilateral and global issues."

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Israel erects security barrier in east Jerusalem amid wave of violence

October 19, 2015 9:14 am· Comments Off on Israel erects security barrier in east Jerusalem amid wave of violence 

JERUSALEM, Oct. 19 — Israeli police have started erecting a separation barrier between Palestinian and Jewish neighborhoods in east Jerusalem on Sunday amid increasing violence in the area and throughout Israel.

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Japan shows military power in Maritime self-defense force fleet review

October 19, 2015 9:14 am· Comments Off on Japan shows military power in Maritime self-defense force fleet review 

TOKYO, Oct. 19 — Nearly 40 Japanese warships showcased their power during the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) fleet review 25 miles southwest of tokyo on Sunday.

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20 killed in multi-vehicle collision in Iran

October 19, 2015 9:14 am· Comments Off on 20 killed in multi-vehicle collision in Iran 

TEHRAN, Oct. 19 — At least 20 people were killed and 10 others were injured in a multi-car accident on a road linking capital city of Tehran to Iran's religious city of Qom on Sunday, state IRIB TV reported.

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