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  • British swimmer Nick Thomas dies crossing English Channel

    Date: 2016-08-28 17:53:31 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:76 - ID:5505801

    LONDON, Aug 28 (MENA) - A man has died while trying to swim the English Channel. Nick Thomas set off from Dover on Saturday morning and had been swimming for about 16 hours when he got into difficulties, the Channel Swimming and Piloting ....

  • Swiss defense minister: Terror menace in Switzerland on rise

    Date: 2016-08-28 13:43:05 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:50 - ID:5503945

    GENEVA, Aug 28 (MENA) - Swiss Defense Minister Guy Parmelin said on Sunday that the existing terror menace in the country has grown to a concerning level. Parmelin presented a government report concerning the security situation in the country, in ....

  • Abul Gheit meets Slovakian FM

    Date: 2016-08-28 13:29:19 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:44 - ID:5502689

    CAIRO, Aug 28 (MENA) - Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Abul Gheit met on Sunday with Slovakian Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajcak, who is nominated for the post of UN secretary general. During the meeting, the two sides exchanged viewpoints ....

  • Russia lifts restrictions on charter flights to Turkey

    Date: 2016-08-28 13:28:24 GMT - Russia - World - SN:43 - ID:5504117

    MOSCOW, Aug 28 (MENA) - Russian airlines willing to operate charter flights to Turkey may submit corresponding applications to Russia's Federal Air Transport Agency, a source in the agency told Russia Today on Saturday. "Today restrictions on ....

  • Philippines: Daesh-linked Maute group frees militants in prison raid

    Date: 2016-08-28 09:57:45 GMT - Philippines - World - SN:19 - ID:5502029

    MANILA, Aug 28 (MENA) - Muslim extremists in the Philippines supporting Daesh have freed at least eight fellow militants in a violent jailbreak, the BBC reported. Police said at least 20 fighters from the Maute group stormed the Lanao del Sur ....

  • Passengers panic as US plane engine falls apart

    Date: 2016-08-28 07:42:29 GMT - USA - World - SN:12 - ID:5501493

    WASHINGTON, Aug 28 (MENA) - Passengers of a US plane got panic as they have heard a loud explosion after half an engine has fallen off, Sky News reported. A passenger of a US flight looked out of the window to find that large parts of the plane's ....

  • Four terrorists involved in Moon Market blast killed in Lahore

    Date: 2016-08-28 07:13:17 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:9 - ID:5501405

    ISLAMABAD, Aug 28 (MENA) - Pakistani Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) killed four terrorists involved in Moon Market bomb blast in 2009 on Sunday in Lahore, the provincial capital of Punjab. According to details, the CTD conducted a raid near ....

  • 8 troops killed in suspected rebel attack in North Paraguay

    Date: 2016-08-28 07:09:38 GMT - Paraguay - World - SN:8 - ID:5501401

    ASUNCION, Paraguay, Aug 28 (MENA) - Suspected members of a little-known rebel group killed eight soldiers in an attack in northern Paraguay on Saturday, just days after guerrillas and officials in Colombia reached a peace deal to end the ....

  • Rocket attack carried out on Turkish civil airport

    Date: 2016-08-27 22:36:54 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:88 - ID:5500877

    ANKARA, Aug 27 (MENA) - A rocket attack has been carried out at a civil airport in Turkish city of Diyarbakir, Sputnik reported. No casualties have been reported yet. Passengers and staff were taken inside a terminal building for safety. ....

  • US indoor flight forced to make emergency landing

    Date: 2016-08-27 22:35:37 GMT - USA - World - SN:87 - ID:5500845

    WASHINGTON, Aug 27 (MENA) - A US Southwest Airlines flight from New Orleans to Orlando, Florida, was forced to make an emergency landing Saturday in Pensacola, Florida, due to a mechanical issue, ABC News reported. Flight data showed that the ....

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