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  • UK Independence Party leader standing down

    Date: 2016-10-04 22:25:17 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:114 - ID:5712769

    LONDON, Oct 4 (MENA) - UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Diane James is standing down from the role 18 days after she was elected, the BBC reported Tuesday. In a statement, the MEP said she would not be "formalising my recent nomination". The ....

  • 56 Daesh militants killed in Nangarhar operations in Afghanistan

    Date: 2016-10-04 14:31:05 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:74 - ID:5710301

    KABUL, Oct 4 (MENA) - At least 56 loyalists of Daesh terrorist group were killed in the latest operations conducted in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, Khaama Press quoted local officials as saying on Tuesday. The provincial police ....

  • 10 countries host half world's refugees: AI

    Date: 2016-10-04 13:47:36 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:64 - ID:5709413

    LONDON, Oct 4 (MENA) - Ten countries accounting for 2.5 percent of world GDP are hosting more than half the world's refugees, Amnesty International (AI) said on Tuesday as it slammed what it called the selfishness of wealthy nations, the Daily Mail ....

  • Putin to meet Erdogan in Turkey on Oct 10 -- Kremlin

    Date: 2016-10-04 13:30:57 GMT - Russia - World - SN:61 - ID:5709597

    MOSCOW, Oct 4 (MENA) - President Vladimir Putin will meet his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan in Turkey on Monday, the Kremlin said, as the two countries mend ties shattered by Ankara's shooting down of a Russian warplane on the Syrian ....

  • Lavrov: Russian-US deal on Syria ruined by advocates of military solution

    Date: 2016-10-04 12:59:31 GMT - Russia - World - SN:55 - ID:5708613

    MOSCOW, Oct 4 (MENA) - Russia's cessation of hostilities agreement with the United States on Syria has been broken down by forces advocating a military solution in the conflict, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday, according to Sputnik ....

  • Paris climate deal: EU backs landmark agreement

    Date: 2016-10-04 12:39:33 GMT - France - World - SN:46 - ID:5708949

    STRASBOURG, Oct 4 (MENA) - The European Parliament has backed the ratification of the Paris climate deal, paving the way for the world's first global agreement, the BBC reported on Tuesday. The deal aims to limit greenhouse gas emissions and keep ....

  • 3 scientists win Nobel Prize in physics

    Date: 2016-10-04 12:33:14 GMT - Sweden - World - SN:42 - ID:5708905

    STOCKHOLM, Oct 4 (MENA) - British-born scientists David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz were awarded this year's Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for studies on exotic matter that could result in improved materials for electronics ....

  • Russian embassy in Damascus comes under shelling--Ministry

    Date: 2016-10-04 12:20:01 GMT - Russia - World - SN:38 - ID:5708505

    MOSCOW, Oct 4 (MENA) - The Russian embassy in Damascus was shelled from the areas controlled by al-Nusra Front and Faylaq al-Rahman militants, the Russian Foreign Ministry was quoted by Sputnik news agency as saying in a statement on Tuesday. ....

  • U.S. warships dock in Vietnam

    Date: 2016-10-04 11:18:12 GMT - Vietnam - World - SN:34 - ID:5708057

    HANOI, Oct 4 (MENA) - Two U.S. warships this week docked at Cam Ranh Bay, in the first such port call at the Vietnamese naval base since the two countries normalized relations 21 years ago, the U.S. Navy said Tuesday, according to the Wall Street ....

  • Paper: Pound sterling value hits new 31-year low against the dollar

    Date: 2016-10-04 10:34:47 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:27 - ID:5707337

    LONDON, Oct 4 (MENA) - Fears of the consequences of a Hard Brexit have sent the pound tumbling to a new 31-year low against the dollar, according to the Independent. Speaking at the Conservative Party's annual conference in Birmingham on Sunday, ....

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