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  • At least 8 died in US over record blizzard conditions

    Date: 2016-01-23 22:38:18 GMT - USA - World - SN:114 - ID:4175209

    NEW YORK, Jan 23 (MENA) - A potentially record-setting blizzard has killed at least eight people in the US as it continues to surge across the East Coast, threatening to leave some areas under more than 100cm of snow. More than 85 million people ....

  • Snowstorm diverts US Defense secretary's plane

    Date: 2016-01-23 22:08:27 GMT - USA - World - SN:111 - ID:4175149

    WASHINGTON, Jan 23 (MENA) - The powerful winter storm in Washington forced US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter to divert his Maryland-bound fight to Florida, ABC News reported. Carter was heading home from a five-day trip to Paris and the World ....

  • Haiti delays presidential runoff again in electoral dispute

    Date: 2016-01-23 20:40:06 GMT - Haiti - World - SN:105 - ID:4174961

    NEW YORK, Jan 23 (MENA) - A presidential runoff that had already been delayed once and faced deep public skepticism was put on hold indefinitely, as Haiti's leaders sought to negotiate a resolution to what threatens to become a constitutional ....

  • India says has no hand in Pakistan attack

    Date: 2016-01-23 19:28:45 GMT - India - World - SN:94 - ID:4174641

    NEW DELHI, Jan 23 (MENA) - India has denied any alleged link with a recent attack on Bacha Khan University in Pakistan, according to Pakistani media. “We completely dismiss these totally baseless allegations,” a spokesman at the Indian Ministry ....

  • 13 passengers killed as bus falls into canal

    Date: 2016-01-23 18:23:46 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:87 - ID:4174317

    ISLAMABAD, Jan 23 (MENA) - Thirteen passengers were killed as a bus fell into a canal near Changa Maanga in Pakistan on Saturday. The passengers killed included eight men, four women and a child. According to rescue sources, the bus carrying ....

  • Dozens protested in Kabul to demand closure of Guantanamo prison

    Date: 2016-01-23 16:40:59 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:74 - ID:4172941

    KABUL, Jan 23 (MENA) - Dozens of civil society activists gathered in front of the US embassy in capital Kabul to demand the closure of Guantanamo Bay detention camp, Khaama Press reported. The protesters, some dressed in orange uniforms like the ....

  • Afghan forces effectively suppressing ISIS loyalists in Nangarhar: Ghani

    Date: 2016-01-23 15:45:08 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:66 - ID:4173397

    KABUL, Jan 23 (MENA) - President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said the counter-terrorism operations to suppress the loyalists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group are successfully and effectively being conducted in Nangarhar ....

  • Japan accepts 27 refugees, rejects one in hundred

    Date: 2016-01-23 15:02:47 GMT - Japan - World - SN:63 - ID:4173181

    TOKYO, Jan 23 (MENA) - Japan, considered the world's third largest economy, accepted 27 refugees last year, totaling 0.4 percent of all applications received, Deutche Welle reported Saturday, quoting justice ministry officials. The ministry said it ....

  • German defense minister to meet British counterpart Monsay

    Date: 2016-01-23 13:42:01 GMT - Germany - World - SN:49 - ID:4172065

    BERLIN, Jan 23 (MENA) - German Minister of Defence Ursula von der Leyen is scheduled to meet Monday with UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon in Berlin, the German Defense Ministry said in a statement Saturday. The statement added that the two ....

  • Police ban first PEGIDA anti-Islam demonstration in Switzerland

    Date: 2016-01-22 21:44:20 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:110 - ID:4169429

    ZURICH, Jan 22 (MENA) - Police in Basel have banned the first anti-Islam demonstration by the German-based PEGIDA movement in Switzerland and a counter-rally by left-wing groups, the they said on Friday, citing security concerns, Euronews reported. ....

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