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  • At least 127 dead in India train derailment as rescuers complete search of wreckage

    Date: 2016-11-21 08:15:57 GMT - India - World - SN:11 - ID:5999481

    NEW DELHI, Nov 21 (MENA) - At least 127 people were killed and 150 more injured when a train derailed in northern India on Sunday, ABC news quoted the police as saying. The passenger train was about midway through a 27-hour journey between the ....

  • 115 killed in derailment in India

    Date: 2016-11-20 19:54:59 GMT - India - World - SN:89 - ID:5998417

    NEW DELHI, Nov 20 (MENA) - The death toll following the derailment of a train in India's northern Uttar Pradesh state has reached at least 115, with more than 150 injured, police were quoted by BBC News as saying. Fourteen carriages of the ....

  • Erdoğan: EU not everything, Turkey may join Shanghai Five

    Date: 2016-11-20 15:39:17 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:71 - ID:5996853

    ANKARA, Nov 20 (MENA) - Turkey should not be “fixated” on the idea of joining the European Union and should look at other opportunities, such as the Russia-led Shanghai Pact, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, according to Hurriyet Daily ....

  • Permanent exhibition for Egyptian antiquities in Leiden museum inaugurated after renewal

    Date: 2016-11-20 14:13:29 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:55 - ID:5995813

    CAIRO, Nov 20 (MENA) - Egypt's Ambassador in The Hague Taher Farahat inaugurated the permanent exhibition for the Egyptian antiquities in Leiden museum after renewing it as well as the temporary exhibition dubbed "The queens of Nile". The ....

  • British official: OCHA to build new shelters for 450,000 Iraqi displaced people

    Date: 2016-11-20 13:37:30 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:44 - ID:5995453

    CAIRO, Nov 20 (MENA) – Spokesman for the British Government in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Edwin Samuel asserted on Sunday the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Iraq is poised to build new ....

  • Japanese troops head to South Sudan for peacekeeping

    Date: 2016-11-20 08:34:15 GMT - Japan - World - SN:9 - ID:5993697

    TOKYO, Nov 20 (MENA) - A new batch of Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force troops began leaving for South Sudan on Sunday to take part in U.N. peacekeeping activities, with the members authorized to perform fresh roles in line with new security ....

  • Vote for rightwing presidential candidate starts in France

    Date: 2016-11-20 08:30:32 GMT - France - World - SN:8 - ID:5993565

    PARIS, Nov 20 (MENA) - France began on Sunday a vote to choose the rightwing candidate likely to face the far-right Marine Le Pen in next spring’s presidential election. Seven candidates are competing in the first round of the primary, including ....

  • Pentagon, intelligence community chiefs have urged Obama to remove head of NSA

    Date: 2016-11-19 21:11:24 GMT - USA - World - SN:66 - ID:5992901

    WASHINGTON, Nov 19 (MENA) - The heads of the Pentagon and the nation’s intelligence community have recommended to President Obama that the director of the National Security Agency, Adm. Michael S. Rogers, be removed, the Washington Post ....

  • US demands immediate halt to airstrikes in Syria

    Date: 2016-11-19 19:57:33 GMT - USA - World - SN:63 - ID:5992609

    WASHINGTON, Nov 19 (MENA) - The US demanded an immediate halt to Syrian strikes in eastern Aleppo after four hospitals were knocked out of service due to renewed bombings this week, according to the Daily Mail. White House national security ....

  • Russian diplomat says Aleppo-bound aid obstructed by militants

    Date: 2016-11-19 19:52:33 GMT - Russia - World - SN:60 - ID:5992617

    MOSCOW, Nov 19 (MENA) - Militants in Aleppo are obstructing the implementation of a UN plan to improve the humanitarian situation in this city, a source at the Russian permanent mission to the UN organizations in Geneva told Interfax on ....

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