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  • Plane crashes off Bangladesh coast, Russian pilot dead

    Date: 2016-03-09 10:54:21 GMT - Bangladesh - World - SN:25 - ID:4474081

    DHAKA, March 9 (MENA) - The Antonov An-26 transport plane crashed off the coast of Bangladesh on Wednesday and at least one person, a Russian pilot, was killed, a spokesperson for the local hospital said. His body was discovered earlier in the ....

  • Junior doctors' strike: 48-hour walkout begins

    Date: 2016-03-09 10:30:06 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:20 - ID:4474085

    LONDON, March 9 (MENA) - The third strike by junior doctors in their contract row with the government in England is under way, the BBC reported. The walkout started at 08:00 GMT and will last 48 hours - the longest one so far - but medics are ....

  • S. Korea to continue providing humanitarian aid to N. Korea

    Date: 2016-03-09 09:24:28 GMT - south korea - World - SN:12 - ID:4473429

    SEOUL, March 9 (MENA) - South Korea said Wednesday that it will continue to provide humanitarian assistance to North Korea despite its fresh sanctions aimed at punishing the North for its nuke and missile programs, Yonhap News Agency reported. On ....

  • Afghan Official: Government offices in Helmand attacked

    Date: 2016-03-09 09:10:34 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:10 - ID:4473313

    KABUL, March 9 (MENA) - An Afghan official says insurgents have attacked government offices in a town in southern Helmand province, where Taliban fighters have been battling government forces for months, ABC news reported Wednesday. Omar Zwak, ....

  • N. Korea says it has miniaturized nuclear warheads

    Date: 2016-03-09 08:21:28 GMT - south korea - World - SN:8 - ID:4473105

    SEOUL, March 9 (MENA) - North Korea said Wednesday it has made nuclear warheads small enough to fit on ballistic missiles in its latest threat to South Korea and the United States, which have recently begun their annual joint military drills. At ....

  • 141,000 refugees, migrants arrive to Greece, Italy: IOM

    Date: 2016-03-08 12:44:47 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:50 - ID:4468033

    GENEVA, March 8 (MENA) - The number of refugees and migrants who arrived to Greek islands and Italy in 2016 reached 141,000, according to the International Organization of Migration. As many as 62,193 migrants and refugees arrived to Greek shores ....

  • Malaysia foiled Isis plot to 'kidnap Prime Minister Najib Razak'

    Date: 2016-03-08 12:09:16 GMT - Malaysia - World - SN:48 - ID:4467753

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 8 (MENA) - Malaysia foiled a plot by the so-called Islamic State to kidnap government leaders including the country’s Prime Minister, it has been revealed, according to The Independent. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, the country’s ....

  • Maria Sharapova faces four-year ban from tennis after admitting failed drugs test

    Date: 2016-03-08 11:58:04 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:46 - ID:4468021

    LONDON, March 8 (MENA) - Russian Tennis player Maria Sharapova faces a ban of up to four years from tennis after an astonishing admission last night that she had failed a drug test at this year’s Australian Open, The Daily Telegraph reported. Her ....

  • Netanyahu cancels US trip

    Date: 2016-03-08 11:36:49 GMT - Israel - World - SN:37 - ID:4466381

    GAZA CITY, March 8 (MENA) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has cancelled a trip to the United States, where he had planned to attend the conference of the pro-Israel lobby the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, AIPAC, according to ....

  • Tim Farron: Europe is not a pull factor in the refugee crisis

    Date: 2016-03-08 10:59:31 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:27 - ID:4466629

    LONDON, March 8 (MENA) - Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has said that the international refugee crisis "isn't going away" and that the situation in the Middle East is a major "push factor" for millions of refugees. Speaking on ITV's The ....

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