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  • 'Longest-ever' captured python dies in Malaysia

    Date: 2016-04-12 08:29:20 GMT - Malaysia - World - SN:14 - ID:4702121

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 12 (MENA) - A giant python found on a Malaysian building site, that may be the longest ever caught, has died, officials say, according to the BBC. The estimated eight-metre-long (26ft) snake was spotted Thursday under a fallen ....

  • Venezuela's high court rejects amnesty law for opposition

    Date: 2016-04-12 08:03:11 GMT - Venezuela - World - SN:12 - ID:4702125

    CARACAS, April 12 (MENA) - Venezuela's Supreme Court on Monday declared unconstitutional legislation passed by the opposition-controlled congress to free dozens of jailed politicians who are foes of President Nicolas Maduro's socialist government, ....

  • Russia delivers some 700 tons of humanitarian aid to Syria -- defense ministry

    Date: 2016-04-11 22:47:34 GMT - Russia - World - SN:120 - ID:4701269

    MOSCOW, April 11 (MENA) - The Russian Armed Forces have delivered 700 tons of humanitarian aid to war-torn Syria, Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov said on Monday. "Recently, the Russian Army has delivered some 700 tons of humanitarian aid, ....

  • UN envoy urges Syrian government to preserve truce

    Date: 2016-04-11 22:45:48 GMT - Syria - World - SN:119 - ID:4701001

    DAMASCUS, April 11 (MENA) - The UN special envoy has urged Syria's government to support truce and allow the delivery of humanitarian assistance. Staffan de Mistura spoke after meeting Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem in Damascus on ....

  • EU extends Iran sanctions citing human rights situation

    Date: 2016-04-11 22:40:57 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:118 - ID:4700985

    BRUSSELS, April 11 (MENA) - The European Union said Monday it has extended sanctions against 82 Iranian officials until 2017 because of the human rights situation in the country, ABC News reported. The 28-nation bloc has had asset freezes and ....

  • Britain's Cameron defends late father over offshore accounts

    Date: 2016-04-11 22:25:30 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:114 - ID:4700717

    LONDON, April 11 (MENA) - British Prime Minister David Cameron has derided what he said are "deeply hurtful and profoundly untrue allegations" against his deceased father, whose name had appeared in the leaked Panama Papers that revealed his ....

  • China offers 5 mln yuan for terror tip-offs

    Date: 2016-04-11 22:19:17 GMT - China - World - SN:113 - ID:4700997

    BEIJING, April 11 (MENA) – The government of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has offered the public rewards of up to five million yuan (774,000 US dollars) for information on terrorism, Xinhua reported on Monday. Those who ....

  • Moscow accuses US of forcing unlawfully detained Russians to plead guilty

    Date: 2016-04-11 22:01:50 GMT - Russia - World - SN:110 - ID:4700973

    MOSCOW, April 11 (MENA) - The US authorities are trying to persuade unlawfully detained Russian nationals to plead guilty, despite non-existent accusations, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement Monday. The ministry renewed its warning ....

  • 2 of Trump's kids can't vote for dad

    Date: 2016-04-11 20:31:05 GMT - USA - World - SN:100 - ID:4700709

    WASHINGTON, April 11 (MENA) – Donald Trump has a big lead in polling in his home state of New York, but he won't be getting the votes of two of his biggest advocates there: His kids, NBC News reported on Monday. Trump conceded Monday that two of ....

  • Kyrgyzstan PM resigns amid corruption allegations

    Date: 2016-04-11 20:14:11 GMT - Kyrgyzstan - World - SN:98 - ID:4701141

    BISHKEK, April 11 (MENA) – Kyrgyzstan's prime minister resigned Monday amid corruption allegations involving a road construction project in the ex-Soviet nation, ABC News reported. Temir Sariyev stepped down after less than a year in office, ....

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