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  • North Korea reportedly bans piercings, jeans, other Western attire

    Date: 2016-04-18 22:00:38 GMT - North Korea - World - SN:127 - ID:4747701

    PYONGYANG, April 18 (MENA) - North Korea's Kim Jong Un's regime has banned piercings and jeans as part of a crackdown on Western culture ahead of its annual workers conference, The Telegraph reported. The ban reportedly targets the North Hamgyong ....

  • UN amb. Samantha Power's motorcade hits, kills boy

    Date: 2016-04-18 21:23:11 GMT - Cameroon - World - SN:122 - ID:4747657

    YAOUNDE, April 18 (MENA) – UN Ambassador Samantha Power's trip to Cameroon's front lines in the war against Boko Haram started horrifically Monday as an armored jeep in her motorcade struck and killed a young boy who darted into the road, FOX News ....

  • Obama spoke with Putin about situation in Syria -- White House

    Date: 2016-04-18 20:34:14 GMT - USA - World - SN:118 - ID:4747533

    WASHINGTON, April 18 (MENA) - US President Barack Obama spoke over the telephone with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the crisis in Syria and Ukraine, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said in a briefing on Monday. "President Obama had ....

  • Afghan forces arrest key Taliban member in Kandahar

    Date: 2016-04-18 19:53:41 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:115 - ID:4747253

    KABUL, April 18 (MENA) - The Afghan National Army (ANA) Commando Forces have arrested a key Taliban group member during a night operation in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan, Khaama Press reported. The Ministry of Defense (MoD) spokesman ....

  • Russian, Indian, Chinese FMs discuss int'l issues

    Date: 2016-04-18 19:26:41 GMT - Russia - World - SN:106 - ID:4747109

    MOSCOW, April 18 (MENA) - The Russian, Indian and Chinese foreign ministers held a meeting in Moscow to discuss conflict settlement in the Middle East, Ukraine and Afghanistan, terrorism and reforms to the United Nations in what is the 14th summit ....

  • Bomb blast at Indian court injures 6

    Date: 2016-04-18 19:13:36 GMT - India - World - SN:97 - ID:4746481

    NEW DELHI, April 18 (MENA) - Six people, including two women and an undertrial, were injured in a blast at Chapra civil court, 80 km north west of the Indian city of Patna on Monday, Hindustan Times reported. This is the second blast in the ....

  • Daesh income 'falls 30 per cent as it loses territory'

    Date: 2016-04-18 15:18:51 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:69 - ID:4744913

    LONDON, April 18 (MENA) - Daesh’s revenue has been cut by almost 30 percent in the past year as it has lost control of territory and people to tax a new report estimates. Militant leaders have introduced new fines and taxes to halt the slide in ....

  • Kerry: Washington ready to support Ecuador

    Date: 2016-04-18 07:13:52 GMT - USA - World - SN:7 - ID:4740241

    WASHINGTON, April 18 (MENA) - US Secretary Kerry reaffirmed the United States’ support for Ecuador after it was hit by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake. In a statement released late Sunday, Kerry said: “We stand by the people of Ecuador in this ....

  • Bus carrying Indian opera troupe plunges into gorge, killing 25

    Date: 2016-04-18 07:04:34 GMT - India - World - SN:6 - ID:4740409

    NEW DELHI, April 18 (MENA) - A bus carrying members of an opera troupe plunged 76 meters into a gorge in eastern India, killing at least 25 people, Sky news reported. The accident happened when the driver of the vehicle, carrying around 40 ....

  • Two climbers killed in avalanche in French Pyrenees

    Date: 2016-04-17 20:28:30 GMT - France - World - SN:104 - ID:4738993

    PARIS, April 17 (MENA) - Two hikers were killed in an avalanche at Pic du Midi in the Hautes-Pyrénées this morning. The were buried in the incident shortly after 8.30am. A third person who was with the group was able to call for help, and ....

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