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  • Putin orders snap checks in Russian armed forces August 25-31

    Date: 2016-08-25 10:45:57 GMT - Russia - World - SN:25 - ID:5487817

    MOSCOW, Aug 25 (MENA) - A surprise combat readiness check has been announced in the Southern, Western and Central military districts, in the Northern Fleet and also in major commands of the Aerospace and Airborne Forces, the Russian news agency Tass ....

  • Italy earthquake death toll rises to 247 people

    Date: 2016-08-25 08:04:09 GMT - Italy - World - SN:13 - ID:5486737

    ROME, Aug 25 (MENA) - The death toll in the 6.2-magnitude earthquake that struck central Italy early Wednesday rose to 247 people, the Italian Civil Protection Agency said early on Thursday, according to the Wall Street Journal. Italian soldiers ....

  • Colombia, Farc rebels sign historic peace agreement

    Date: 2016-08-25 08:02:38 GMT - Colombia - World - SN:12 - ID:5487045

    BOGOTÁ, Aug 25 (MENA) - The Colombian government and the Farc rebel group have signed a historic peace accord, putting an end to more than five decades of conflict, according to the BBC. Both sides have agreed to work together to address social ....

  • American University attack: 12 dead, 44 injured in Afghanistan

    Date: 2016-08-25 08:01:24 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:11 - ID:5487041

    KABUL, Aug 25 (MENA) - At least 12 people have been killed and 44 wounded after militants attacked the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul, trapping students and foreign staff members in their classrooms amid explosions and automatic ....

  • Royal Marine arrested in security operation after NI arms dumps find

    Date: 2016-08-24 22:00:20 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:122 - ID:5486281

    LONDON, Aug 24 (MENA) - Security officials trying to stop Irish terrorists staging attacks against Britain ordered the arrest of a serving member of the Royal Marines. There were also searches of woodlands in rural south Devon suspected of ....

  • Obama phones Italian leader after deadly earthquake

    Date: 2016-08-24 21:26:21 GMT - USA - World - SN:115 - ID:5486153

    WASHINGTON, Aug 24 (MENA) – US President Barack Obama spoke by phone with Italian President Sergio Mattarella on Wednesday to offer his support following a deadly earthquake in Italy, the Hill reported. Obama offered assistance to the Italians as ....

  • Death toll of Italy quake rises to at least 120

    Date: 2016-08-24 21:09:09 GMT - Italy - World - SN:114 - ID:5486065

    ROME, Aug 24 (MENA) - At least 120 people have been killed and 368 injured in an earthquake that hit a mountainous area of central Italy, PM Matteo Renzi was quoted by the BBC news. The magnitude-6.2 quake struck at 03:36 (01:36 GMT), 100km (65 ....

  • World's biggest aircraft crashes in Bedfordshire

    Date: 2016-08-24 19:16:23 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:107 - ID:5485713

    LONDON, Aug 24 (MENA) - The world’s largest aircraft, a part-plane, part-airship hybrid being developed in the UK, has crashed during its second test flight, The Guardian reported. The 92-metre-long Airlander 10 was damaged during the flight from ....

  • Blast rocks American University in Kabul; one person killed

    Date: 2016-08-24 16:44:24 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:95 - ID:5485433

    KABUL, Aug 24 (MENA) - A blast and gunshots have been heard at the American University of Afghanistan complex in Kabul, CNN reported on Wednesday. Fires are burning on the campus, said Tarek Mahjari, a reporter for Tolo News who reported the ....

  • American university under attack in Kabul, Afghanistan

    Date: 2016-08-24 16:31:42 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:93 - ID:5484969

    KABUL, Aug 24 (MENA) - The American University of Afghanistan in Kabul is under assault, as security forces exchange gunfire with the attackers, according to ABC News. The number of students and professors inside is unknown. The U.S. State ....

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