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  • Quake damaged roads threaten access to Italian town

    Date: 2016-08-26 14:24:16 GMT - Italy - World - SN:50 - ID:5494633

    ROME, Aug 26 (MENA) - Strong aftershocks damaged two key access roads into quake-struck Amatrice on Friday, threatening to isolate the tiny hilltop town as hopes dimmed that firefighters would find any more survivors from the earthquake that killed ....

  • Philippines kills 11 Abu Sayyaf militants after beheading

    Date: 2016-08-26 11:54:44 GMT - Philippines - World - SN:37 - ID:5493485

    MANILA, Aug 26 (MENA) - Philippine troops killed at least 11 Abu Sayyaf militants, including an influential commander, in an assault on the extremists Friday following their beheading of a captive whose family was too poor to pay ransom, the ....

  • Italy earthquake: Aftershocks rattle rescuers as death toll climbs to 267

    Date: 2016-08-26 11:06:57 GMT - Italy - World - SN:29 - ID:5493581

    ROME, Aug 26 (MENA) - A series of aftershocks rattled rescuers and residents racing to find survivors following a massive earthquake in central Italy as the death toll jumped overnight to 267, CNN reported. Aftershocks sent rescuers and journalists ....

  • Hungary to build stronger anti-migrant fence, Orban says

    Date: 2016-08-26 10:23:58 GMT - Hungary - World - SN:26 - ID:5493389

    BUDAPEST, ِAug 26 (MENA) - Hungary will build a new, "more massive" fence on its southern borders to defend against a possible surge in the number of migrants, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Friday. Orban, who earlier said migrants were ....

  • Bolivia says deputy interior minister killed after kidnap by miners

    Date: 2016-08-26 08:30:24 GMT - Bolivia - World - SN:19 - ID:5492705

    SUCRE, Aug 26 (MENA) - Bolivian Deputy Interior Minister Rodolfo Illanes was beaten to death after he was kidnapped by striking mineworkers on Thursday, the government said, and up to 100 people have been arrested as authorities vowed to punish ....

  • Hong Kong confirms first imported case of Zika virus

    Date: 2016-08-26 07:17:05 GMT - Hong Kong - World - SN:13 - ID:5492541

    HONG KONG, Aug 26 (MENA) - Hong Kong confirmed its first imported case of Zika at a news conference late on Thursday, Fox News reported on Friday. Government-funded broadcaster RTHK said the infected person was a foreign woman in her 30s believed ....

  • Lavrov arrives in Geneva to hold talks with Kerry on Syria, Ukraine

    Date: 2016-08-26 07:06:37 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:11 - ID:5492453

    GENEVA, Aug 26 (MENA) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrived in Geneva where he will hold talks with US Secretary of State John Kerry, the Russian news agency Tass reported on Friday. The main issue on the agenda of the meeting of the ....

  • Final stage of Rousseff's impeachment starts in Brazil

    Date: 2016-08-25 21:46:28 GMT - Brazil - World - SN:107 - ID:5492001

    BRASILIA, Aug 25 (MENA) - The Federal Senate of Brazil will meet, starting today, thus becoming the judicial body that will implement the final stage of the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff, who was accused of an alleged offense of liability, ....

  • UK foreign secreatray offers condolences to Italy on earthquake victims

    Date: 2016-08-25 19:43:52 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:99 - ID:5491777

    LONDON, Aug 25 (MENA) - UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson offered condolences to his Italian counterpart Paolo Gentiloni on the earthquake victims, the BBC reported. Johnson that Britain stands by Italy in its hour of need after yesterday's ....

  • Burkini ban protesters throw beach party at French embassy in London

    Date: 2016-08-25 19:15:06 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:96 - ID:5491709

    LONDON, Aug 25 (MENA) - Demonstrators have staged an impromptu beach party complete with sand, deck chairs and a lobster-shaped lilo outside the French embassy in London to protest against burkini bans that have become law in many French coastal ....

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