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  • Bangladesh police shoot dead militant behind killing of activists

    Date: 2016-06-19 21:34:01 GMT - Bangladesh - World - SN:108 - ID:5125557

    DHAKA, June 19 (MENA) - Bangladesh police on Sunday shot dead a militant who is accused of killing several liberal bloggers and gay rights activists, Sky News reported. The militant is one of the leaders of the banned group Ansar Ullah Bangla ....

  • US reiterates opposing stance to Israeli settlement policy

    Date: 2016-06-19 21:33:24 GMT - USA - World - SN:107 - ID:5125553

    WASHINGTON, June 19 (MENA) - US State Department spokesman John Kirby reaffirmed Washington's opposition to the Israeli settlement building, ABC News reported. The Israeli government approved $18 million in extra funding for Jewish West Bank ....

  • 1 dead after gunmen storm Brazil hospital to free suspected drug trafficker

    Date: 2016-06-19 21:32:32 GMT - Brazil - World - SN:106 - ID:5125537

    BRASILIA, June 19 (MENA) - One patient was killed and a nurse and an off-duty policeman were wounded when armed men stormed a Rio de Janeiro hospital in a brazen plot to free a suspected drug trafficker, Brazilian police said according to Fox ....

  • UK's Cameron attacks 'untrue' leave claims

    Date: 2016-06-19 21:15:55 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:105 - ID:5125369

    LONDON, June 19 (MENA) - UK Prime Minister David Cameron has urged people not to vote in the EU referendum on the basis of what he said were "completely untrue" claims from the Leave campaign, the BBC reported. Leave campaigners say the free ....

  • 14 dead in floods, hailstorms across three Chinese provinces

    Date: 2016-06-19 20:03:05 GMT - China - World - SN:99 - ID:5125305

    BEIJING, June 19 (MENA) - Floods and landslides have caused 13 deaths in southwest China's Guizhou Province and central China's Hunan Province while a hailstorm had killed one in northern Shanxi Province as of Thursday morning, the Chinese Ministry ....

  • Rome set to elect first female mayor

    Date: 2016-06-19 19:40:11 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:97 - ID:5125077

    LONDON, June 19 (MENA) - Voters in the Italian capital went to the polls on Sunday with all signs indicating that they will elect Virginia Raggi as the first female mayor of the Eternal City, The Telegraph reported. Raggi, a 37-year-old lawyer ....

  • Brexit not to affect Russia - legislator

    Date: 2016-06-19 19:39:44 GMT - Russia - World - SN:96 - ID:5125033

    MOSCOW, June 19 (MENA) - Head of the Russian parliament's foreign relations committee Alexei Pushkov said the UK's possible quitting the European Union would not affect Russia, TASS reported. He added that Moscow has an academic interest to the ....

  • German interior minister faces criticism over stance on ill refugees

    Date: 2016-06-19 18:49:42 GMT - Germany - World - SN:95 - ID:5124981

    BERLIN, June 19 (MENA) - German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere is facing criticism over his claim that doctors too often certify rejected asylum applicants as being ill, in order to thwart deportations, the Deutsche Welle reported ....

  • Taliban spy chief found wounded in police vehicle on the way to Kabul

    Date: 2016-06-19 18:34:46 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:94 - ID:5125025

    KABUL, June 19 (MENA) - A senior Taliban leader was found wounded in an Afghan police vehicle as he was being shifted to Kabul apparently for treatment purposes, Khaama Press reported on Sunday. The Taliban leader identified as Qari Zahir was the ....

  • Protesters across Germany rally against discrimination

    Date: 2016-06-19 18:34:26 GMT - Germany - World - SN:93 - ID:5125009

    BERLIN, June 19 (MENA) - In Berlin, demonstrators came together at an event that began at 2:00 pm local time (1200 UTC). Groups also staged smaller rallies in Hamburg, Munich and Leipzig, Deutsche Welle reported. "We want to build a human chain ....

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