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  • In last-shot bid, thousands urge electoral college to block Trump at Monday vote

    Date: 2016-12-18 12:41:51 GMT - USA - World - SN:38 - ID:6170821

    WASHINGTON, Dec 18 (MENA) - Pressure on members of the electoral college to select someone other than Donald Trump has grown dramatically — and noisily — in recent weeks, causing some to waver but yielding little evidence that Trump will fall short ....

  • 40 people killed, injured in traffic accident in Afghanistan

    Date: 2016-12-18 12:22:24 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:36 - ID:6170853

    KABUL, Dec 18 (MENA) - Four people were killed when another bus overturned in neighboring Nimroz province, said Ahmad Arab, spokesman for the provincial governor in Nimroz. Arab added that 36 others were wounded in that accident and blamed the ....

  • UN chief calls for safe, orderly migration on Int'l Day

    Date: 2016-12-18 09:46:22 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:17 - ID:6169541

    CAIRO, Dec 18 (MENA) – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the international community to act on global compact to ensure safe, regular and orderly migration, UN media center reported on Sunday. In his message on the International Migrants ....

  • UN Security Council to vote on whether to send observers to Aleppo

    Date: 2016-12-18 08:42:22 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:12 - ID:6169113

    NEW YORK, Dec 18 (MENA) - France's UN Ambassador Francois Delattre said the international presence prevents Aleppo from turning into another Srebrenica, where thousands of Bosnian men and boys were massacred in 1995 when the town fell to Bosnian ....

  • UK medics stage 'Syria die-in' protest

    Date: 2016-12-17 21:08:10 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:79 - ID:6168141

    LONDON, Dec 17 (MENA) - Doctors, nurses and medics have staged a protest outside Parliament in London against the attacks on their professional colleagues trying to save lives in Syria's civil war, ABC News reported. Saturday's demonstration by ....

  • Oil tanker catches fire on Super Highway, 3 killed, 10 injured

    Date: 2016-12-17 12:18:12 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:42 - ID:6165369

    ISLAMABAD, Dec 17 (MENA) - At least three people were killed and 12 injured when an oil tanker caught fire on the Super Highway, police said. Of them seven people reached a local hospital by themselves, police said according to Geo News on ....

  • David Friedman, choice for envoy to Israel, is hostile to two-state efforts

    Date: 2016-12-17 12:16:43 GMT - USA - World - SN:41 - ID:6165373

    NEW YORK, Dec 17 (MENA) - He is president of the American fund-raising arm for a yeshiva in a settlement deep in the West Bank headed by a militant rabbi who has called for Israeli soldiers to refuse orders to evacuate settlers. He writes a ....

  • Philippines president to US: 'We don't need you...Prepare to leave'

    Date: 2016-12-17 09:10:15 GMT - Philippines - World - SN:18 - ID:6164145

    MANILA, Dec 17 (MENA) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte told the United States on Saturday to prepare for the eventual repeal of a military deal that allows Washington to deploy troops and equipment for exercises in the country. Duterte ....

  • UK authorities retake control of prison after ‘disturbance’

    Date: 2016-12-17 08:55:32 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:17 - ID:6164157

    LONDON, Dec 17 (MENA) - Authorities have retaken control of Britain’s third largest prison after a 12-hour riot that saw prisoners post gloating selfies to social media as they ran amok, the Huffington Post reported. The Ministry of Justice ....

  • UN chief hints he could run for South Korea's presidency

    Date: 2016-12-17 08:54:30 GMT - USA - World - SN:16 - ID:6164121

    NEW YORK, Dec 17 (MENA) - Outgoing UN chief Ban Ki-moon has hinted that he may shortly run for the presidency of his native South Korea, the BBC reported. Ban's term as the world's top diplomat expires at the end of December. In his final ....

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