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  • Cameron refuses to accept 3,000 refugee children from Europe

    Date: 2016-01-28 22:09:27 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:117 - ID:4208313

    LONDON, Jan 28 (MENA) - UK Prime Minister David Cameron has refused to bow to calls for Britain to take in 3,000 unaccompanied refugee children scattered across Europe, claiming an open door policy would encourage more to make the perilous journey, ....

  • Flu outbreak kills 107 people in Russia- Health Ministry

    Date: 2016-01-28 20:52:24 GMT - Russia - World - SN:112 - ID:4208057

    MOSCOW, Jan 28 (MENA) - An influenza outbreak has killed 107 people in Russia over the past three weeks, with most death cases attributed to its H1N1 strain, also known as swine flu, the Sputnik cited Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova as ....

  • Chinese FM to visit Africa, attend Syria donors conference in London

    Date: 2016-01-28 16:50:58 GMT - China - World - SN:86 - ID:4206789

    BEIJING, Jan 28 (MENA) - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will start on Saturday an African tour that will take him to Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique and Namibia, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said at a news briefing Thursday in ....

  • UNHCR concerned over Sweden's rejection of asylum applications of 60,000 migrants

    Date: 2016-01-28 16:18:13 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:82 - ID:4206289

    GENEVA, Jan 28 (MENA) - The UN High Commissioner for Refugees' (UNHCR) voiced deep concern over the consequences of Sweden's rejection of asylum applications of up to 60,000 migrants. The UNHCR called for coordinating cooperation with the ....

  • FAO warns of rapidly deteriorating food security in Yemen

    Date: 2016-01-28 15:47:27 GMT - Italy - World - SN:77 - ID:4206353

    ROME, Jan 28 (MENA) - More than half of the total population of Yemen — some 14.4 million people — are food insecure, as ongoing conflict and import restrictions have reduced the availability of essential foods and sent prices soaring, FAO said ....

  • UNESCO to organize conf. on Feb. 5 to improve safety of journalists

    Date: 2016-01-28 15:43:58 GMT - France - World - SN:76 - ID:4206189

    PARIS, Jan 28 (MENA) - UNESCO will organize a conference on February 5 to probe effective ways to improve safety and protection of journalists and tackle means to end impunity for crimes against journalists. The one-day conference, to be ....

  • Chaos in Libya growing draw for extremists, report warns

    Date: 2016-01-28 15:12:42 GMT - USA - World - SN:71 - ID:4204389

    WASHINGTON, Jan 28 (MENA) - Libya is emerging as a new destination of choice for extremists, as both the so-called Islamic State and al Qaeda have used the chaos since the overthrow of Moammar Gadhafi to seize territory and parts of the economy, a ....

  • Swiss immigration slows, asylum requests boom

    Date: 2016-01-28 15:01:21 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:68 - ID:4206081

    GENEVA, Jan 28 (MENA) - The number of foreigners moving to Switzerland fell last year as emigration rose, bringing a second consecutive slowdown in net immigration – although asylum requests jumped by two-thirds. Government data released on ....

  • WHO sets up emergency team for 'explosive' outbreak of Zika virus

    Date: 2016-01-28 14:48:32 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:64 - ID:4205841

    GENEVA, Jan 28 (MENA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) has set up a Zika "emergency team" after the "explosive" spread of the virus, the BBC reported Thursday. Most people have no symptoms, but WHO expects "three to four million cases of ....

  • Greek migrant boat sinking death toll at 24

    Date: 2016-01-28 14:25:17 GMT - Greece - World - SN:61 - ID:4205573

    ATHENS, Jan 28 (MENA) - The number of people who died when a migrant boat sank off the coast of Samos has risen to 24, Greek authorities say. Seven more bodies have been recovered off the island in the eastern Aegean Sea, the coastguard revealed ....

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