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  • Swiss man flies over Japan's Mount Fuji

    Date: 2013-11-07 08:18:42 GMT - Switzerland - Variety - SN:6 - ID:374366

    A former Swiss air force pilot Yves Rossy flew circles around Japan’s most revered summit, Mount Fuji, nine times last week, Fox news reported. Jetman’ Rossy built a custom jetpack system consisting of four engines modified from aircraft engines ....

  • Tuesday beginning of new Hijri year -- Iftaa

    Date: 2013-11-04 06:50:33 GMT - Egypt - Variety - SN:7 - ID:369378

    Egypt's Darul-Eftaa announced on Sunday that Tuesday will be the start of the new Hijri year. The first day of the year is observed on the first day of Muharram, the first month in the Islamic calendar. ....

  • 37,000 Panadol tablets seized with pilgrim at airport

    Date: 2013-10-27 08:38:20 GMT - Egypt - Variety - SN:6 - ID:356476

    Cairo Airport authorities seized 37,000 pills of Panadol, one of the world's leading paracetamol-based pain relievers,in the possession of a female pilgrim returning from Mecca. While ending her arrival papers, the customs officers suspected a ....

  • 3 killed, 7 injured in Baghdad violence

    Date: 2013-10-01 18:40:36 GMT - Iraq - Variety - SN:20 - ID:317570

    Three people were killed and another seven injured in two separate violent incidents in Baghdad, an Iraqi security source said on Tuesday. One person was killed while five others were injured when unidentified armed men randomly opened fire in ....

  • US police arrest Terry Jones with 2,998 kerosene-soaked Korans

    Date: 2013-09-12 09:42:45 GMT - United Nations - Variety - SN:1 - ID:285544

    Florida officials have arrested radical anti-Islam preacher Terry Jones as he was on his way to a Sept. 11 event where he planned to burn 2,998 Korans, the BBC reported. Jones is best known for stoking Muslim anger by publicly desecrating the ....

  • Egypt plans to to set up national agency for space -- official

    Date: 2013-09-05 13:45:53 GMT - Egypt - Variety - SN:17 - ID:274886

    Egypt is planning to set up a national agency for space, said Head of the National Agency for Remote Sensing Medhat Mokhtar on Thursday. In statements to MENA, he added that the proposed agency will be an independent entity from the remote ....

  • Agriculture minister makes surprise visit to Giza Zoo, Orman Garden

    Date: 2013-08-15 16:12:15 GMT - Egypt - Variety - SN:44 - ID:243144

    Agriculture Minister Ayman Farid Abu-Hadid made a surprise visit to Giza Zoo and Orman Botanical Garden after they were burned during clashes Wednesday when security forces dispersed a sit-in by supporters of former president Mohamed Morsi at the ....

  • Malawi's president 'furious' after Madonna criticised

    Date: 2013-04-14 11:49:28 GMT - Malawi - Variety - SN:4 - ID:63410

    Malawi's President Joyce Banda was "incandescent with anger" over a statement labelling US singer Madonna a bully, the BBC reported.    She was unaware of the harshly-critical statement that was issued by her office following Madonna's ....

  • One quarter of Syria's population either displaced inside country or refugges - UN

    Date: 2013-04-06 11:40:33 GMT - Syria - Variety - SN:6 - ID:51123

    Almost a quarter of Syria's population of around 22 million are either displaced inside the country or refugees, the United Nations has said.    The UN also gave its starkest warning that it would soon run out of cash to cope with the ....

  • Saudi king's brother dies at 81

    Date: 2013-04-01 13:49:12 GMT - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - Variety - SN:13 - ID:43830

    Prince Bader Bin Abdel Aziz Al Saud, the brother of Saudi King Abdullah ben Abdel Aziz, died on Monday at the age of 81, according to a statement by the Saudi Royal Court.   "The funeral prayers will be held on Tuesday at the Imam Turki ....

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