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  • Turkish PM says US should 'Speed Up' cleric's extradition

    Date: 2016-08-20 12:14:14 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:41 - ID:5458649

    ANKARA, Aug 20 (MENA) - Turkey's prime minister said his government wants the United States to speed up procedures for the extradition of U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Turkey accuses of orchestrating last month's violent coup ....

  • Japanese PM leaves for Brazil

    Date: 2016-08-20 12:08:38 GMT - Japan - World - SN:38 - ID:5458529

    TOKYO, Aug 20 (MENA) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe left for Brazil on Saturday to attend the closing ceremony of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, as Japan steps up preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games. During his visit to Brazil, Abe ....

  • Ukraine complains to UN about Putin’s trip to Crimea

    Date: 2016-08-20 11:26:34 GMT - USA - World - SN:34 - ID:5458257

    NEW YORK, Aug 20 (MENA) - Ukraine’s permanent representative to the United Nations Vladimir Yelchenko on Friday met with UN Deputy Secretary General Jan Eliasson to discuss Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Crimea, Tass news agency quoted ....

  • Russia asserts its military might in Syria

    Date: 2016-08-20 10:35:31 GMT - USA - World - SN:26 - ID:5457929

    NEW YORK, Aug 20 (MENA) - Russia flexed its muscles again over Syria on Friday, for the first time launching cruise missiles at targets from warships in the Mediterranean Sea days after beginning bombing runs from a base in Iran, according to New ....

  • Nine terrorists killed in Khyber

    Date: 2016-08-20 09:55:05 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:23 - ID:5457781

    ISLAMABAD, Aug 20 (MENA) - The Pakistani authorities said on Saturday nine terrorists were killed by security forces in the Rajgal area of the Khyber Agency. Six terrorist hideouts were destroyed during an aerial and ground operation along with ....

  • Freight train falls into river after bridge collapses in Chile

    Date: 2016-08-20 07:58:29 GMT - Chile - World - SN:11 - ID:5457105

    SANTIAGO, Aug 20 (MENA) - A railway bridge in southern Chile collapsed under the weight of a freight train that was passing over it, according to euronews. Miraculously no-one was killed or hurt in the accident. The state railway company ....

  • Maduro: Venezuela coup bid would meet tougher reaction than Turkey's

    Date: 2016-08-19 22:40:53 GMT - Venezuela - World - SN:84 - ID:5456557

    CARACAS, Aug 19 (MENA) - Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said the purge by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan meted out on rivals after a failed coup would look like child's play compared with the action he would take if opposition tried ....

  • 42 soldiers killed, injured in bus crash in S. Africa

    Date: 2016-08-19 21:18:16 GMT - South Africa - World - SN:81 - ID:5456357

    JOHANNESBURG, Aug 19 (MENA) - A bus carrying military personnel has rolled down an embankment, killing 11 people and injuring 31 in South Africa, ABC News reported. ER24, a provider of emergency medical care, said Friday that the crash occurred ....

  • Zika spreads in Florida, infects 5 in Miami Beach

    Date: 2016-08-19 21:02:45 GMT - USA - World - SN:80 - ID:5456337

    WASHINGTON, Aug 19 (MENA) – Zika is now spreading in two places in Florida — in Miami Beach as well as an area north of Miami, NBC News quoted Governor Rick Scott as saying on Friday. He said five people have been infected by Zika locally in ....

  • Rwandan police kill 3 terrorists with links to Al Shabab group

    Date: 2016-08-19 19:41:38 GMT - Rwanda - World - SN:73 - ID:5456229

    KIGALI, Aug 19 (MENA) - Rwandan police say they have killed three suspected extremists linked to the Somalia-based group al-Shabab, Fox News reported. Police said in a statement Friday that the three killed in the western district of Rusizi were ....

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