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  • Bomb threats force evacuation of 18 UK schools - with children and teachers sheltering in football stadium

    Date: 2016-01-28 13:23:30 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:49 - ID:4205029

    LONDON, Jan 28 (MENA) - Schools in London and Birmingham are on high alert after more were forced to be evacuated this morning over bomb threats. Hundreds of school children were evacuated to West Bromwich Albion's football ground after bomb ....

  • Greek coast guard: Migrant boat sinking leaves at least 18 dead; 10 people rescued.

    Date: 2016-01-28 12:35:30 GMT - Greece - World - SN:40 - ID:4204529

    ATHENS, Jan 28 (MENA) - Authorities in Greece have raised the death toll from a migrant boat sinking to 18, after recovering seven more bodies off the island of Samos in the eastern Aegean Sea. The Coast Guard said Thursday that nine children ....

  • Schools in London, Birmingham, Paris evacuated over 'security threat'

    Date: 2016-01-28 12:31:05 GMT - France - World - SN:39 - ID:4204501

    PARIS, Jan 28 (MENA) - Several schools across Birmingham, south-west London and Paris have closed suddenly today following reports of 'security threats'. Police are understood to be on the scenes of those schools affected but a Met Police ....

  • US State Department condemns banner in Moscow calling Obama ‘killer’

    Date: 2016-01-28 09:39:25 GMT - Russia - World - SN:22 - ID:4202985

    WASHINGTON, Jan 28 (MENA) - Washington condemns the banner hanging on a building near the US embassy in Moscow labeling US President Barack Obama a "killer," TASS news agency quoted Deputy State Department Spokesperson Mark Toner as saying at a ....

  • UK to take in refugee children separated from families in 'exceptional cases'

    Date: 2016-01-28 09:29:33 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:21 - ID:4202785

    LONDON, Jan 28 (MENA) - Britain will take in refugee children who have become separated from their families in Syria and other conflicts, the British government has announced as quoted ITV news reported. No figure has been put on how many ....

  • Sweden 'to expel up to 80,000 failed asylum-seekers'

    Date: 2016-01-28 07:37:40 GMT - Sweden - World - SN:15 - ID:4202381

    STOCKHOLM, Jan 28 (MENA) - The authorities in Sweden are making plans to expel as many as 80,000 failed asylum-seekers, the BBC quoted Swedish interior minister as saying on Thursday. Anders Ygeman said charter aircraft would be used to deport ....

  • Germany says flow of fighters to Syria and Iraq increasing

    Date: 2016-01-27 22:32:19 GMT - Germany - World - SN:128 - ID:4201517

    BERLIN, Jan 27 (MENA) - Germany's domestic intelligence agency has said the number of Islamic extremists heading to Syria and Iraq continues to grow, raising concerns over trained fighters returning who could carry out attacks in Europe. The ....

  • Rights group says West curtails Human Rights

    Date: 2016-01-27 19:31:09 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:113 - ID:4200833

    ANKARA, Jan 27 (MENA) - Western governments fearful of terror attacks and the potential threat posed by refugees are adopting counterproductive policies in the name of security, Human Rights Watch said in its world report Wednesday. According to ....

  • Rouhani arrives in Paris as Iran drums up business with France

    Date: 2016-01-27 16:59:22 GMT - France - World - SN:102 - ID:4200421

    PARIS, Jan 27 (MENA) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has arrived in France for the second leg of his state visit to Europe, after three days in Italy. Rouhani is expected to secure valuable trade deals following the lifting of international ....

  • British forces continue to conduct air operations in the fight against Daesh

    Date: 2016-01-27 16:57:29 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:101 - ID:4200569

    LONDON, Jan 27 (MENA) - Daesh terrorists in both Syria and Iraq have been repeatedly struck by numerous Royal Air Force attacks over recent days, the British Ministry of Defence said on Wednesday. On Wednesday 20 January Typhoon FGR4s and Tornado ....

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