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  • Philippine president apologizes to Jews for Hitler remark

    Date: 2016-10-02 15:26:25 GMT - Philippines - World - SN:69 - ID:5698357

    MANILA, Oct 2 (MENA) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte apologized to Jews worldwide Sunday after his remarks drawing comparisons between his bloody anti-drug war and Hitler and the Holocaust sparked shock and outrage, according to the New York ....

  • Colombians vote on peace deal after polarized campaign

    Date: 2016-10-02 15:05:56 GMT - Colombia - World - SN:64 - ID:5698061

    BOGOTA, Oct 2 (MENA) - The guns have been silenced, the agreement signed and a historic handshake between former enemies made in front of the entire world. Now it's time for Colombians to decide whether to support a peace deal with the country's ....

  • 3 police cars torched in Dresden during German Unity Festival

    Date: 2016-10-02 14:56:09 GMT - Germany - World - SN:62 - ID:5698201

    BERLIN, Oct 2 (MENA) - Three police vehicles were torched in Dresden on Saturday night, as city began its German Unity Festival, which is celebrating the 26th anniversary of German reunification, according to Deutsche Welle. Dresden police said ....

  • S Korean leader urges defectors: Come to 'bosom of freedom'

    Date: 2016-10-02 14:30:58 GMT - south korea - World - SN:60 - ID:5698009

    SEOUL, Oct 2 (MENA) - South Korea's president has urged North Koreans to defect, in a rare direct appeal to citizens across the border. In a speech, President Park Geun-Hye said she was aware of the "gruesome realities" North Koreans face daily, ....

  • China's elderly population to reach 240 mln in 2020

    Date: 2016-10-02 14:11:12 GMT - China - World - SN:59 - ID:5697981

    BEIJING, Oct 2 (MENA) - China will have 240 million people aged 60 or above by the year of 2020, according to a senior health official. Liu Qian, deputy head of the National Health and Family Planning Commission, was addressing the InterAcademy ....

  • EU leader sees danger in Hungary migrant vote

    Date: 2016-10-02 13:39:02 GMT - France - World - SN:54 - ID:5697533

    STRASBOURG, Oct 2 (MENA) - The president of the European Parliament is accusing Hungary of playing a “dangerous game” by holding a referendum on whether to accept mandatory European Union quotas for relocating asylum seekers. Martin Schulz said ....

  • Chris Grayling to announce airport expansion plans 'soon'

    Date: 2016-10-02 13:07:47 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:49 - ID:5697341

    LONDON, Oct 2 (MENA) - The government will make a decision on increasing London airport capacity in "very soon", Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has said. He said: "We're going to take the decision in the not-too-distant-future. I'm not going ....

  • Australia says MH17 missile suspects might be confirmed by year-end

    Date: 2016-10-02 13:03:26 GMT - Australia - World - SN:47 - ID:5697473

    CANBERRA, Oct 2 (MENA) - Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said on Sunday the names of those responsible for shooting down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine in 2014 might be confirmed by the end of the year, the Daily Mail ....

  • Iran to prosecute 400 officials over high salaries

    Date: 2016-10-02 12:39:52 GMT - Iran - World - SN:43 - ID:5697237

    TEHRAN, Oct 2 (MENA) - Iran’s auditors said Sunday that around 400 public sector officials face prosecutions over their exorbitant salaries — a scandal used by hardliners to tarnish the government ahead of next year’s election, Sky News TV channel ....

  • Donetsk, Lugansk to hold primaries Sunday

    Date: 2016-10-02 12:21:51 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:40 - ID:5697081

    KIEV, Oct 2 (MENA) - Primary election will be held in the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR) for the first time on Sunday. After the election, lists of candidates for local government positions will be formed in ....

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