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In first visit, Trump urges reform so U.N. can meet full potential

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump criticised the United Nations for bloated bureaucracy and mismanagement on his first visit on Monday to U.N. headquarters, calling for "truly bold reforms" so it could be a greater force for world peace.

Cambodia PM calls on US to withdraw Peace Corps volunteers

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen called on the United States on Friday to withdraw Peace Corps volunteers in an escalating row over accusations that U.S. agents conspired with an opposition leader to plot treason.

'Missile launch, take cover': Japan's terrifying wake-up call

Tokyo (AFP) - "Missile launch! Missile launch! A missile appears to have been launched from North Korea. Take cover in a building or underground."

Pedestrians in Tokyo walk past a television screen broadcasting a news report showing North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un on September 15, 2017, following a North Korean missile test that passed over Japan. - AFP

North Korea says Peru throwing 'gas on the fire' of nuclear spat

LIMA (Reuters) - North Korea's ambassador to Peru said Tuesday that Lima's decision to expel him was akin to "throwing gasoline on the fire" on the dispute over Pyongyang's nuclear tests that it would continue to pursue "without wavering."

Sculptors build 55feet sandcastle in Germany to claim world record

DUISBURG, Germany (Reuters) - Using almost 4,000 metric tonnes of sand, 19 sculptors have built a 55ft tower featuring a number of famous landmarks to claim the world record for tallest sandcastle.

PLA ready to guard sovereignty

BEIJING: The Chinese army will step up its pace of improving its joint combat capabilities and “stand ready to fight and win at any time”, State Councilor and Minister of National Defense Chang Wanquan said.

Standing ready: Chinese paramilitary policemen stand in formation at Tiananmen Square after attending a ceremony to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Liberation Army at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. — AFP

German police fire water cannon at G20 demonstration

HAMBURG (Reuters) - German police fired water cannon and pepper spray at protesters gathered to demonstrate against a G20 summit in Hamburg after a group of black-clad demonstrators threw bottles and other objects at riot police.

Police injured in G20 protests as Merkel seeks policy consensus

HAMBURG (Reuters) - Protesters threw bottles and torched cars, injuring seven police officers, before a G20 summit in Hamburg on Thursday, tarnishing the start of a meeting Chancellor Angela Merkel hopes will cement her role as a stateswoman as she seeks re-election in September.

Promoting peace through free food and water

A group called World Peace Mission is handing out free food and water to the public every Sunday near KL Sentral, to promote peace friendship and harmony.

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Kind act spreads message of peace

PASSERS-BY on Jalan Tun Sambanthan, Kuala Lumpur, were pleasantly surprised on Sunday when they received water and nasi lemak from a group of people.

A World Peace Mission member handing out food and bottles of water to pedestrians walking along Jalan Tun Sambathan.
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