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  • Larijani elected Iran’s new parliament speaker

    Date: 2016-05-29 08:24:41 GMT - Iran - World - SN:10 - ID:4999501

    TEHRAN, May 29 (MENA) - Lawmakers have voted Ali Larijani as the temporary speaker of Iran’s new parliament following February elections, Press TV reported. Larijani, a Principlist, won the post on Sunday with 173 votes in a race against ....

  • Shark attacks set to rise to record highs around the world

    Date: 2016-05-29 07:34:31 GMT - USA - World - SN:8 - ID:4999465

    WASHINGTON, May 29 (MENA) – An expert predicted an increase in shark attacks around the world this year that will surpass last year's record number, the Independent reported on Sunday. "We should have more bites this year than last," George ....

  • Lufthansa to suspend flights to Venezuela

    Date: 2016-05-29 07:34:19 GMT - Germany - World - SN:7 - ID:4999457

    BERLIN, May 29 (MENA) – The German airline, Lufthansa, has announced that it will suspend flights to Venezuela from 18 June due to economic difficulties in the country, the BBC reported on Sunday. The company also said currency controls in ....

  • Canadian PM 'hopeful' physician-assisted suicide bill will pass

    Date: 2016-05-29 07:09:15 GMT - Canada - World - SN:6 - ID:4999433

    OTTAWA, May 29 (MENA) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he is "hopeful" Parliament will pass a new bill allowing physician-assisted suicide before the previous law permitting the practice expires, United Press International reported on ....

  • Czech extradited Lebanese national to US in April

    Date: 2016-05-28 22:06:44 GMT - Czech - World - SN:94 - ID:4998914

    PRAGUE, May 28 (MENA) – Lebanese national Faouz Jaber was secretly extradited to the US from the Czech Republic weeks ago in connection with suspected terrorism charges, Radio Prague reported on Saturday. The move, confirmed by the police, was ....

  • At least 1 dead, 3 missing in Texas flooding

    Date: 2016-05-28 20:18:42 GMT - USA - World - SN:85 - ID:4998541

    WASHINGTON, May 28 (MENA) - At least one person was dead and three others were missing after torrential thunderstorms caused flooding in Texas, Fox News quoted officials as sayinf. "It's not going to take very much rain to get us in those flood ....

  • Pakistan arrest 2 officials for helping slain Taliban chief

    Date: 2016-05-28 20:04:20 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:82 - ID:4998445

    ISLAMABAD, May 28 (MENA) - Pakistani federal investigators arrested two officials involved in issuing Pakistani documents to the slain Taliban chief, Mullah Akhtar Mansour, and his family, ABC News reported Saturday. Mansour was killed in a US ....

  • 2 killed, 17 injured as truck hits funeral procession in China

    Date: 2016-05-28 17:43:13 GMT - China - World - SN:71 - ID:4997817

    BEIJING, May 28 (MENA) - Two persons were killed and another 17 were injured when a truck ran into a funeral procession in central China's Hunan Province on Saturday, Xinhua news agency quoted local authorities as saying. The tragedy happened at ....

  • The Telegraph: Daesh has Euro 2016 in its sights, German spy chief says

    Date: 2016-05-28 14:55:29 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:55 - ID:4996537

    LONDON, May 28 (MENA) - Daesh militants have the Euro 2016 soccer tournament in their sights though there is no concrete evidence at the moment of an attack being planned, the head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency was quoted by The ....

  • Russia to take countermeasures against US missile defense in Romania - Putin

    Date: 2016-05-28 14:53:36 GMT - Russia - World - SN:53 - ID:4996521

    MOSCOW, May 28 (MENA) - Russia will have to take retaliatory measures to minimize the threat coming from the deployment of US missile defense components in Romania, Russian President Vladimir Putin told a news conference after talks with Greek Prime ....

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