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  • Okinawa appeals high court ruling supporting U.S. base transfer plan

    Date: 2016-09-23 13:55:57 GMT - Japan - World - SN:50 - ID:5646957

    TOKYO, Sept 23 (MENA) - The Okinawa prefectural government on Friday appealed a recent high-court ruling that backed the central government's move to transfer a key U.S. air base within the southern island prefecture under a plan strongly opposed by ....

  • Six in the running to be next World Health Organization leader

    Date: 2016-09-23 13:54:36 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:49 - ID:5646949

    GENEVA, Sept 23 (MENA) - Six international health experts, including four from Europe, are to compete to become the next director general of the World Health Organization (WHO) after its current leader Margaret Chan ends her tenure next June, the ....

  • Bomb kills three Thai police officers in southern ambush

    Date: 2016-09-23 13:33:39 GMT - Thailand - World - SN:47 - ID:5646965

    BANGKOK, Sept 23 (MENA) - Three Thai policemen were killed and two wounded on Friday in a bomb and gun attack in the southern province of Yala where separatists have been waging a simmering insurgency against the state, the Daily Mail ....

  • India, France conclude Rafale deal

    Date: 2016-09-23 13:05:33 GMT - India - World - SN:46 - ID:5646649

    NEW DELHI, Sept 23 (MENA) - India and France on Friday concluded an Inter-Governmental Agreement for the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets to cost the nation Euro 7.87 billion, The Hindu reported. The signing was concluded at Hyderabad house in ....

  • Kyrgyz leader arrives in Moscow for medical treatment

    Date: 2016-09-23 09:30:42 GMT - Kyrgyzstan - World - SN:19 - ID:5645641

    BISHKEK, Sept 23 (MENA) - President of Kyrgyzstan has arrived in Moscow for medical treatment, the president’s press service said on Friday. On the recommendation of specialists and at the invitation of the Russian side, the President of the ....

  • Eight Russian firefighters killed in Moscow blaze

    Date: 2016-09-23 09:11:46 GMT - Russia - World - SN:18 - ID:5645489

    MOSCOW, Sept 23 (MENA) - Eight Russian firefighters were killed as they were battling a blaze at a warehouse in eastern Moscow, authorities said on Friday. According to Russia Today channel, their bodies were discovered after contact was lost as ....

  • Japan might try to reclaim 2 of Kuril Islands in dispute with Russia

    Date: 2016-09-23 09:01:35 GMT - Japan - World - SN:17 - ID:5645401

    TOKYO, Sept 23 (MENA) - Japan will not seek to reclaim all of the Kuril Islands in the territorial dispute with Russia, but will only strive to get two of them, Japanese news agency Kyodo reported on Friday. During talks between Russian President ....

  • Russia, Serbia confirm adherence to strategic partnership

    Date: 2016-09-23 08:40:28 GMT - Russia - World - SN:16 - ID:5645281

    MOSCOW, Sept 23 (MENA) - Russian and Serbian positions on current international problems are similar or close, and relations between the two countries are of strategic partnership, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Serbia’s First Deputy ....

  • Japan, Cuba vow to boost economic ties with more investment

    Date: 2016-09-23 08:14:33 GMT - Cuba - World - SN:15 - ID:5645137

    HAVANA, Sept 23 (MENA) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Cuban President Raul Castro agreed on Thursday to expand bilateral economic ties through increased Japanese investment in the Caribbean country and the cancellation of a major part of ....

  • Terminal at NY's LaGuardia reopened after evacuation

    Date: 2016-09-23 07:08:50 GMT - USA - World - SN:13 - ID:5644913

    NEW YORK, Sept 23 (MENA) - US authorities reopened a terminal at LaGuardia Airport in New York on Friday after an abandoned vehicle prompted its evacuation, media reported. Authorities evacuated Terminal B at about 11 p.m. local time after a car ....

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