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  • National remembrance service scheduled for Christchurch shooting victims: New Zealand PM

    Date: 2019-03-24 13:25:40 GMT - New Zealand - World - SN:44 - ID:7862988

    WELLINGTON, March 24 (MENA) - New Zealand will hold a national remembrance service on Friday for victims of the Christchurch attack, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Sunday. In a statement, Ardern said the remembrance service will provide an ....

  • N.K. official heads to Vladivostok after Moscow visit

    Date: 2019-03-24 07:49:03 GMT - south korea - World - SN:11 - ID:7862630

    SEOUL, March 24 (MENA) - A senior North Korean official has left for Vladivostok in Russia's far east after ending his trip to Moscow in what's seen as part of preparations for a possible visit there by the North's leader Kim Jong-un, the Korean ....

  • Death toll of US forces in Afghanistan up to 4 since beginning of 2019

    Date: 2019-03-24 07:23:06 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:7 - ID:7862568

    KABUL, March 24 (MENA) - The death toll of US forces of Afghanistan rose to four since the beginning of 2019 as two personnel were killed on Friday. Two US service members were killed in Afghanistan on Friday, ABC News reported Sunday, quoting ....

  • Thailand votes in first general election since 2014 military coup

    Date: 2019-03-24 06:43:15 GMT - Thailand - World - SN:4 - ID:7862549

    BANGKOK, March 24 (MENA) - Thailand headed to the polls on Sunday to vote in the first election since the military ousted the elected government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in a coup in 2014, the Thai newspaper The Nation ....

  • Trump officials heading to China for trade talks next week

    Date: 2019-03-23 22:19:52 GMT - USA - World - SN:66 - ID:7862461

    WASHINGTON, March 23 (MENA) - US President Trump is sending Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to China next week, the White House announced Saturday, as Washington and Beijing try to mend their trade ....

  • Guterres announces UN plan to help safeguard religious sites

    Date: 2019-03-23 21:17:15 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:61 - ID:7862402

    NEW YORK, March 23 (MENA) – UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Saturday announced his intention to launch a UN action plan for the safeguarding of religious sites. The UN said in a press release that Guterres declared that "mosques and all ....

  • 1,300 evacuated from cruise ship off Norway coast following engine failure

    Date: 2019-03-23 18:18:22 GMT - Norway - World - SN:44 - ID:7862227

    OSLO, March 23 (MENA) - Rescue helicopters are airlifting 1,300 passengers from a cruise ship that suffered an engine failure in windy weather off the coast of Norway on Saturday, said police and rescue services. The Viking Sky was drifting ....

  • Pope Francis accepts resignation of Chilean archbishop accused of sex abuse cover-up

    Date: 2019-03-23 16:06:14 GMT - Vatican - World - SN:38 - ID:7862088

    VATICAN, March 23 (MENA) - Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati, the archbishop of Santiago, Chile, who has been caught up in the country's sex abuse scandal, Euronews reported. A Vatican statement on Saturday said ....

  • Death toll rises to 64 in E. China chemical plant explosion

    Date: 2019-03-23 07:28:10 GMT - China - World - SN:6 - ID:7861181

    BEIJING, March 23 (MENA) - The death toll from an explosion in a chemical plant in east China's Jiangsu Province has risen to 64 as of 7 a.m. Saturday, state news agency Xinhua reported Saturday. One person was rescued alive on Saturday morning ....

  • Brexit's fate 'is in British hands', says Donald Tusk

    Date: 2019-03-22 22:50:39 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:50 - ID:7861071

    BRUSSELS, March 22 (MENA) - European Council President Donald Tusk said Friday Brexit's fate is "in the hands of our British friends" after EU leaders agreed to delay the departure date by at least two weeks, BBC reported. Speaking in Brussels, ....

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