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  • Putin condemns Pakistan blast

    Date: 2016-08-08 19:06:52 GMT - Russia - World - SN:87 - ID:5395737

    MOSCOW, Aug 8 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered assistance to Pakistan in the fight against terrorism after a blast killed at least 70 people at a hospital in Quetta earlier on Monday. The explosion ripped through the hospital ....

  • Taliban breakaway group claims responsibility for Pakistan hospital attack

    Date: 2016-08-08 15:20:12 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:70 - ID:5394541

    ISLAMABAD, Aug 8 (MENA) - A breakaway faction of the Taliban in Pakistan has claimed responsibility for the suicide attack at a hospital in the southwestern city of Quetta which killed at least 64 people. In a statement, Ahsanullah Ahsan, ....

  • Paper: Obama administration’s Syrian refugee surge could approach 30,000 in next year

    Date: 2016-08-08 12:42:53 GMT - USA - World - SN:51 - ID:5392981

    WASHINGTON, Aug 8 (MENA) - After a massive surge of effort, the administration is on pace to blow past President Obama’s goal of 10,000 Syrian refugees this fiscal year, and could end up taking in more than 12,000 if the pace continues — locking the ....

  • Japanese PM urges gov't to consider emperor's concern over age

    Date: 2016-08-08 12:34:00 GMT - Japan - World - SN:49 - ID:5393117

    TOKYO, Aug 8 (MENA) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday that the government needed to seriously consider and pay close attention to Emperor Akihito's words, which indicated his fear that his age could make it difficult to fulfill his ....

  • Death toll rises to 63 in Pakistan's Quetta bomb blast

    Date: 2016-08-08 11:53:47 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:39 - ID:5392765

    ISLAMABAD, Aug 8 (MENA) - At least 63 people were killed in a blast at a hospital in northwestern Pakistan, according to CNN. The blast took place at 9:30 a.m. local time Monday in the city of Quetta. The explosion rocked the emergency ward of ....

  • Police confirm Quetta attack was suicide bombing

    Date: 2016-08-08 10:45:54 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:33 - ID:5392013

    ISLAMABAD, Aug 8 (MENA) - Pakistani police say a suicide bomber carried out the attack at the government-run hospital in the southwestern city of Quetta that killed 53 people and wounded dozens. Senior police officer Zahoor Ahmed Afridi says bomb ....

  • Japan's 82-year-old emperor indicates readiness to abdicate

    Date: 2016-08-08 08:11:55 GMT - Japan - World - SN:19 - ID:5390949

    TOKYO, Aug 8 (MENA) - Japan's 82-year-old Emperor Akihito on Monday indicated his readiness to abdicate, voicing concern in a rare video message to the public that he could one day become unable to fulfill his role as the symbol of the state because ....

  • American and Australian professors kidnapped in Kabul

    Date: 2016-08-08 08:09:54 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:18 - ID:5391049

    KABUL, Aug 8 (MENA) - Two foreign professors from the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul have been kidnapped, local police say. An American and Australian professor were kidnapped at gunpoint outside the university on Sunday, RT ....

  • NYT says 88mn Americans don't vote

    Date: 2016-08-08 07:59:21 GMT - USA - World - SN:16 - ID:5390813

    WASHINGTON, Aug 8 (MENA) - About 88 million eligible American adults do not vote at all, even in general elections in the US, a report by the New York Times says, warning of weak turnouts. The United States is home to 324 million people, of ....

  • Russian official brands Paralympic ban as 'filthy and inhuman' after IPC decide to exclude country's entire team from Rio Games

    Date: 2016-08-08 07:54:34 GMT - Russia - World - SN:15 - ID:5390869

    MOSCOW, Aug 8 (MENA) - A Russian diplomat has described the decision to ban their Paralympics team from the Rio Games next month as 'filthy and inhumane', The Daily Mail reported on Monday. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova posted an ....

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