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  • Mexican agents catch man who shot US Consular official

    Date: 2017-01-08 22:34:56 GMT - Mexico - World - SN:69 - ID:6295833

    MEXICO CITY, Jan 8 (MENA) - Prosecutors in Mexico said Sunday Mexican agents caught a gunman who shot an official of the US consulate in the western city of Guadalajara. The Attorney General's Office of the western state of Jalisco said in the ....

  • Freezing conditions cause death, chaos across Europe

    Date: 2017-01-08 22:24:15 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:68 - ID:6295749

    LONDON, Jan 8 (MENA) - Heavy snowfall and below-freezing temperatures sweeping the European continent have caused more than a dozen deaths while halting traffic, grounding flights and crippling ferries, The Guardian said. At least 10 people died ....

  • Tube strike: 24-hour London Underground walkout begins

    Date: 2017-01-08 22:11:36 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:67 - ID:6296065

    LONDON, Jan 8 (MENA) - Tube staff have gone on strike across the entire London Underground network in a row over ticket office closures, the BBC News reported late on Sunday. Workers from the RMT and the Transport Salaried Staffs' Association ....

  • New Brazil prison clash leaves at least 4 dead in Amazon region

    Date: 2017-01-08 21:35:35 GMT - Brazil - World - SN:65 - ID:6295753

    BRASILIA, Jan 8 (MENA) - A prison uprising early on Sunday left at least four dead, adding to chaos in Brazil's penitentiary system that has seen almost 100 inmates killed in the past week in a gang war, Daily Mail reported. The latest violence ....

  • Earthquake tremors felt in parts of Pakistan

    Date: 2017-01-08 21:15:12 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:64 - ID:6295777

    ISLAMABAD, Jan 8 (MENA) - Earthquake tremors were felt in parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab on Sunday, forcing frenzied locals out of their homes, Geo News reported. Tremors were felt in Sargodha, Peshawar, Chiniot, Mianwali, Faisalabad, ....

  • Iran's Rafsanjani dies at 83

    Date: 2017-01-08 17:34:54 GMT - Iran - World - SN:52 - ID:6295425

    TEHRAN, Jan 8 (MENA) - Head of Iran's Expediency Council and two-time president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani died at a Tehran hospital on Sunday, the Iranian news agency Fars reported. Hashemi Rafsanjani was rushed to the Tajreesh Martyres Hospital ....

  • US to Send 300 Marines to Afghanistan's Helmand Province

    Date: 2017-01-08 15:31:38 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:43 - ID:6294613

    KABUL, Jan 8 (MENA) - The United States will send some 300 Marines to Afghanistan's southern Helmand province to train, advise and assist Afghan security forces, who have been struggling to drive Taliban insurgents out of the opium-rich ....

  • US military aid is fueling big ambitions for Syria’s leftist Kurdish militia

    Date: 2017-01-08 13:04:49 GMT - USA - World - SN:25 - ID:6293229

    WASHINGTON, Jan 8 (MENA) - In a former high school classroom in northeastern Syrian town of Tal Abyad, about 250 Arab recruits for the U.S.-backed war against Daesh were being prepped by Kurdish instructors to receive military training from American ....

  • Several countries take part in sea drills in the Gulf late in Jan.

    Date: 2017-01-08 08:50:51 GMT - Bahrain - World - SN:9 - ID:6291601

    MANAMA, Jan 8 (MENA) - Maritime forces from several world countries will conduct manoeuvres in Arab Gulf water from January 31 through February 2 to test their capabilities, a Bahraini newspaper said. Gulf News said in Sunday's edition that many ....

  • Six die in Mexico protests over 20% petrol price hike

    Date: 2017-01-07 19:59:09 GMT - Mexico - World - SN:57 - ID:6290641

    Mexico City, Jan 7 (MENA) - At least six people have died and 1,500 have been arrested during days of protests in Mexico against a rise in the price of petrol, the BBC reported. One of those killed was a serving police officer who had tried to ....

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