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  • Japan formally decides to sign Paris global warming agreement

    Date: 2016-04-19 09:28:25 GMT - Japan - World - SN:19 - ID:4749441

    TOKYO, April 19 (MENA) - The Japanese government formally decided Tuesday to sign the Paris Agreement, a long-sought international framework negotiated with the aim of making efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions legally binding, the Japanese ....

  • U.S. Capitol Police arrest 300 Democracy Spring demonstrators

    Date: 2016-04-19 09:15:06 GMT - USA - World - SN:18 - ID:4749001

    WASHINGTON, April 19 (MENA) - The U.S. Capitol Police arrested about 300 demonstrators Monday, adding to hundreds of arrests that have already been made in connection with the Democracy Spring protests, Time reported. According to a statement by ....

  • Afghanistan violence: Deadly suicide bomb hits Kabul

    Date: 2016-04-19 08:39:16 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:15 - ID:4748537

    KABUL, April 19 (MENA) - Several people have been killed and more than 200 have been injured in a huge explosion in the centre of the Afghan capital Kabul, officials say. Interior ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said a suicide attacker had ....

  • Quake-hit Japan airport reopens, death toll rises to 45

    Date: 2016-04-19 08:38:40 GMT - Japan - World - SN:14 - ID:4748825

    KUMAMOTO, Japan, April 19 (MENA) - Kumamoto airport in southwestern Japan reopened Tuesday for commercial flights for the first time since a series of powerful earthquakes struck the area, while the death toll in the disaster rose to 45 as workers ....

  • Australia PM confirms early election plan

    Date: 2016-04-19 07:55:33 GMT - Australia - World - SN:12 - ID:4748753

    CANBERRA, April 19 (MENA) - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has confirmed he intends to call an election for 2 July, the BBC reported. On Monday Australia's upper house, the Senate, rejected a piece of government legislation for a ....

  • Cuba calls Obama visit ‘an attack’ as Communists defend ideology

    Date: 2016-04-19 07:55:04 GMT - Cuba - World - SN:11 - ID:4748549

    HAVANA, April 19 (MENA) - US President Barack Obama’s visit to Communist-led Cuba was an “attack” on its history and culture aimed at misleading a new business class, Euronews reported on Tuesday, quoting Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said, ....

  • South Korea says North 'preparing for new nuclear test'

    Date: 2016-04-19 07:43:58 GMT - south korea - World - SN:9 - ID:4748545

    SEOUL, April 19 (MENA) - South Korean President Park Geun-hye has said that North Korea is readying a new nuclear test despite strict UN sanctions. The announcement follows reports of increased activity at the North's nuclear test site, Deutsche ....

  • Helicopter crash-landing in Yamal-Nenets area leaves 3 dead

    Date: 2016-04-19 07:43:37 GMT - Russia - World - SN:8 - ID:4748277

    MOSCOW, April 19 (MENA) - The three persons who were aboard a Robinson helicopter, which disappeared near Bely island in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area on Monday are dead, the press service of the regional branch of the Ministry for Emergency ....

  • Ecuador quake death toll rises to 413

    Date: 2016-04-19 07:07:40 GMT - Ecuador - World - SN:6 - ID:4748285

    QUITO, April 19 (MENA) - At least 413 people are now known to have died in the earthquake that struck Ecuador, the country's government says, according to the BBC. The 7.8-magnitude quake struck Ecuador's Pacific coast on Saturday, and the search ....

  • Report: Daesh annual revenue down nearly 30 percent

    Date: 2016-04-18 22:50:31 GMT - USA - World - SN:136 - ID:4747617

    WASHINGTON, April 18 (MENA) - Efforts to cut into Daesh's finances appear to be working, according to a new report, said Foreign Policy magazine. The report from IHS Inc., a consultancy that provides security advice to governments and businesses, ....

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