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  • Spain to take some Open Arms migrants, seeks EU deal

    Date: 2019-08-15 14:29:54 GMT - Spain - World - SN:41 - ID:8064424

    MADRID, Aug 15 (MENA) - Spain is willing to take some of around 150 migrants on a rescue ship that has been blocked from docking in Italy, under a broader deal being negotiated with other European nations, authorities in Madrid said on Thursday as ....

  • 7,000 evacuated after powerful typhoon hits western Japan

    Date: 2019-08-15 10:50:52 GMT - Japan - World - SN:24 - ID:8064024

    TOKYO, Aug 15 (MENA) - A powerful typhoon made landfall in western Japan on Thursday with over 7,000 residents evacuating their homes following the weather agency's warning of record rainfall, Kyodo reported. Typhoon Krosa made landfall near ....

  • Former Ugandan MP Byanyima lands top UN job

    Date: 2019-08-15 09:27:07 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:14 - ID:8063868

    GENEVA, Aug 15 (MENA) - United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Winifred “Winnie” Karagwa Byanyima of Uganda as the next Executive Director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the UN reported on its ....

  • Pakistan FM says UN Security Council meeting on Kashmir is victory for his country

    Date: 2019-08-15 08:47:41 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:12 - ID:8063867

    ISLAMABAD, Aug 15 (MENA) - Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood has described the UN’s decision to call a Security Council meeting on Kashmir a "victory" for Pakistan. Talking on SAMAA TV’s program Naya Din on Thursday, Qureshi said that ....

  • Airliner crash-lands on cornfield near Moscow, at least 10 hurt

    Date: 2019-08-15 08:04:20 GMT - Russia - World - SN:11 - ID:8063852

    MOSCOW, Aug 15 (MENA) - Ten people, including three children, were injured in a crash-landing of a passenger plane shortly after takeoff from the Ramenskiy airport east of Moscow, Russia’s Emergencies Ministry said in a website statement. The ....

  • Two dead as training plane crashes in northern Iran - authorities

    Date: 2019-08-15 08:02:49 GMT - Iran - World - SN:10 - ID:8063853

    TEHRAN, Aug 15 (MENA) - A light training aircraft crashed on Thursday in northern Iran, killing two people on board, said Ali Hemmati, the deputy governor of the Garmsar city district of the Semnan province. "It was a two-seat training aircraft. As ....

  • US reaffirms strength of alliance on Korea's Liberation Day

    Date: 2019-08-15 07:58:46 GMT - south korea - World - SN:8 - ID:8063846

    SEOUL, Aug 15 (MENA) - The United States has congratulated the South Korean people on the occasion of Liberation Day, calling the bilateral alliance a linchpin of peace and security in the Indo-Pacific region, Yonhap reported Thursday. US ....

  • Afghan Special Forces destroy large depot of Taliban munitions in Logar

    Date: 2019-08-15 07:43:26 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:7 - ID:8063844

    KABUL, Aug 15 (MENA) - The Afghan Special Forces destroyed a large depot of the munitions of Taliban group during an operation in Logar province, Khaama Press reported Thursday. The Special Operations Corps said in a statement that the Special ....

  • Syria safe zone agreement with Turkey will come in 'stages': Pentagon

    Date: 2019-08-15 07:42:43 GMT - USA - World - SN:6 - ID:8063793

    WASHINGTON, Aug 15 (MENA) - An agreement between the United States and Turkey to establish a safe zone in northwest Syria will be implemented gradually, with some operations beginning soon, France 24 reported Thursday quoting a Pentagon ....

  • Six police officers injured by gunman in ongoing shooting situation in Philadelphia

    Date: 2019-08-14 22:42:39 GMT - USA - World - SN:43 - ID:8063726

    WASHINGTON , Aug 14 (MENA) - Police swarmed a North Philadelphia neighborhood where six officers were wounded Wednesday in a gun battle and standoff with a gunman, a federal law enforcement source told CNN. The injuries were all non-life ....

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