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  • Death of British soldier in Iraq under investigation: army

    Date: 2017-01-03 22:28:53 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:84 - ID:6268181

    LONDON, Jan 3 (MENA) - A British soldier has died in Iraq following an "incident" that is being investigated, the Ministry of Defense has confirmed, the Sky News reported. The soldier had been serving with the 2nd Battalion the Duke of ....

  • Armed gunman on the run after shooting two police officers in Switzerland

    Date: 2017-01-03 14:46:04 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:57 - ID:6266501

    GENEVA, Jan 3 (MENA) - Dangerous gunman is on the loose in Switzerland after two police officers were shot in the northern municipality of Rehetobel. The officers were searching the man at roughly 9am local time when the 33-year-old attacker ....

  • Suicide bomber killed by own explosives in Afghanistan

    Date: 2017-01-03 14:08:49 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:48 - ID:6266421

    KABUL, Jan 3 (MENA) - A suicide bomber was killed after his suicide attack vest went off prematurely in southern Zabul province of Afghanistan. According to the local government officials, the incident took place in a mosque in Shahjoi district, ....

  • Taliban ambush kills 4 policemen in northern Afghanistan

    Date: 2017-01-03 13:34:02 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:44 - ID:6266257

    KABUL, Jan 3 (MENA) - Afghan officials said a Taliban ambush in the northeastern Badakhshan province has killed at least four policemen, ABC news reported. Deputy Provincial Police Chief Mohammed Nabi Bayhan said the attack took place late on ....

  • German citizen among people killed in Istanbul nightclub terror attack

    Date: 2017-01-03 11:31:42 GMT - Germany - World - SN:24 - ID:6264865

    BERLIN, Jan 3 (MENA) - The German Foreign Ministry is verifying information on two people, the residents of Bavaria, who were killed in the terrorist attack in Turkish city of Istanbul as one of them had the German citizenship, Sputnik news agency ....

  • Malaysia condemns Istanbul nightclub attack

    Date: 2017-01-03 11:29:46 GMT - Malaysia - World - SN:23 - ID:6264821

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 3 (MENA) - Malaysia has strongly condemned the attack by a gunman at a nightclub in Istanbul, Turkey which claimed the lives of 39 while 69 others were injured, Malaysian news agency Bernama reported. The Wisma Putra (Ministry ....

  • Over 30mn poultry culled in S. Korea for bird flu

    Date: 2017-01-03 09:21:18 GMT - south korea - World - SN:8 - ID:6263409

    SEOUL, Jan 3 (MENA) - Over 30 million chickens and ducks have been culled in South Korea in less than 50 days as a highly pathogenic strain of avian influenza (AI) spread rapidly nationwide, the South Korean new agency Yonhap reported. As of ....

  • UNAMI: 6,878 civilians killed, 12,388 wounded in Iraq in 2016

    Date: 2017-01-02 22:21:27 GMT - Iraq - World - SN:74 - ID:6262621

    BAGHDAD, Jan 2 (MENA) – A total of 386 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 1,066 were injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in December 2016, the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) said on its official ....

  • Australian FM: We won't relocate embassy to Jerusalem

    Date: 2017-01-02 22:01:40 GMT - Australia - World - SN:73 - ID:6262461

    SYDNEY, Jan 2 (MENA) – Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said that Australia "does not have any plans to move the Australian embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem," The Sydney Morning Herald reported on Monday. Bishop's comments came in ....

  • Brazil prison riots leave 60 dead

    Date: 2017-01-02 21:17:25 GMT - Brazil - World - SN:71 - ID:6262453

    BRASILIA, Jan 2 (MENA) - A fight between rival gangs in a Brazilian prison has left about 60 people dead and officials hunting an unknown number of inmates that escaped during the bloody confrontation. Local officials say the riot at the prison ....

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