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WELLINGTON, April 17 -- Thousands of people were without power throughout New Zealand's Northland and Auckland regions as a band of wild wet weather moves down the country on Thursday, Xinhua news agency reported.
The Spanish regions of Andalusia, Ceuta, Melilla, the Canary Islands and Extremadura had the highest unemployment rate in the entire European Union in 2013, the EU's official statistics agency Eurostat said Tuesday.
The Australian government has released the internationally negotiated consultation paper on the Asia Region Funds Passport for public consultation, China's Xinhua news agency reported.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif on Tuesday underlined dialogue and constructive interaction with the United Arab Emirates , Iran's IRNA reported.
Some 400,000 households in a large part of the Philippine capital city and neighbouring Cavite province will experience water supply interruptions from Wednesday to Saturday.
From Sunday to Tuesday, people across Southeast Asia participated in their respective country's water festivals to celebrate the New Year.
The Asian development Bank has called on Asian countries to improve regional connectivity in order to boost the economy and people's welfare, Indonesia's news agency ANTARA reported.
The ruling MegaCombination coalition government has booted out one of its members after accusing it of playing "blackmail politics".
Namibian Prime Minister Dr. Hage Geingob has rounded up a nine-day official visit to China by defending the growing presence of Chinese business people in the southwestern African nation.
Remittances from overseas Filipino workers rose 6 percent on year to US$1.99 billion in February thanks to a steady rise in cash transfers.
Portugal's Nobel Prize-winning author Jose Saramago will have an airbus A320 named after him this summer, national airline TAP announced Monday.
A ship from Iceland carrying 2,000 tonnes of endangered fin whale meat has skipped the port of Durban after a campaign to protest against whaling gained momentum.
The sanctions on medicine and medical supplies by the Western governments contravene humanitarian principles and this must stop, Iran's IRNA reported, quoting Iranian lawmaker Javad Heravi as saying on Sunday.
Daughter of India's ruling Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi was reportedly keen on contesting against the country's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi, in the general elections, China's Xinhua news agency reported.
About 3,000 participants including finance ministers, central bank governors, business leaders, investors, journalists, and civil society representatives from across the world are set to gather in Astana, Kazakhstan from May 2-5 for the Asian Development Bank's 47th Annual Meeting of its Board of Governors.