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  • North Korea bomb rest challenges US policy in Asia -- Paper

    Date: 2016-01-07 12:38:42 GMT - USA - World - SN:48 - ID:4069001

    NEW YORK, Jan 7 (MENA) - North Korea’s fourth nuclear weapons test spread alarm through the US and allied countries, reigniting concerns about Pyongyang’s advancements and thrusting the country back into the diplomatic spotlight, the Wall Street ....

  • Chinese diplomat visiting Saudi, Iran

    Date: 2016-01-07 12:32:51 GMT - China - World - SN:46 - ID:4068933

    BEIJING, Jan 7 (MENA) - A senior Chinese diplomat will have in-depth discussions with Saudi Arabia and Iran on regional situation in his trip to the two countries, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Thursday. Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Ming is ....

  • Man with knife shot dead at French police station

    Date: 2016-01-07 12:17:16 GMT - France - World - SN:45 - ID:4068921

    PARIS, Jan 7 (MENA) - A man has been shot dead by officers outside a police station in Barbes, northern Paris on the anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo attacks, according to the BBC. The man was seen running towards the police station shouting ....

  • Chief minister of Jammu, Kashmir dies at 79

    Date: 2016-01-07 09:38:36 GMT - India - World - SN:22 - ID:4067329

    NEW DELHI, Jan 7 (MENA) - Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed died at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi on Thursday morning. He was 79, according to NDTV. Mr Sayeed had been in hospital for two weeks and was ....

  • US wildfires burned 10.1 mln feddans in 2015

    Date: 2016-01-07 07:57:03 GMT - USA - World - SN:15 - ID:4066853

    WASHINGTON, Jan 7 (MENA) – US wildfires burned a record 10.1 million feddans in 2015 and the Forest Service spent 52 percent of its budget fighting fires, the Daily Mail quoted the US Agriculture Department as saying on Thursday. The states of ....

  • Obama talks to South Korea, Japan over North Korea test

    Date: 2016-01-07 06:37:06 GMT - USA - World - SN:10 - ID:4066733

    WASHINGTON, Jan 7 (MENA) - US President Barack Obama spoke by telephone on Wednesday with South Korean President Park Geun-hye about the international response to North Korea's nuclear test, the White House said. Obama reaffirmed the US ....

  • California state of emergency over methane leak

    Date: 2016-01-07 06:22:59 GMT - USA - World - SN:8 - ID:4066689

    WASHINGTON, Jan 7 (MENA) - The governor of California has declared a state of emergency in a suburb of Los Angeles over the leaking of methane gas from an underground storage field, the BBC reported. Jerry Brown ordered "all necessary and viable ....

  • WB: Egypt to witness moderate growth in 2015/16

    Date: 2016-01-06 22:51:09 GMT - USA - World - SN:135 - ID:4066245

    WASHINGTON, Jan 6 (MENA) – Egypt will witness a moderate growth up to 3.8 percent in the financial year ending in June 2016, the World Bank (WB) expected in a report issued Wednesday. In its Global Economic Prospects, the WB also expected an ....

  • ICRC warns of 'dire situation' in besieged Syrian villages

    Date: 2016-01-06 22:32:58 GMT - Syria - World - SN:131 - ID:4065785

    DAMASCUS, Jan 6 (MENA) - The situation in three besieged villages in Syria is "extremely dire", the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has warned. Activists say civilians have died because of a lack of food and medicine in ....

  • 7 killed in plane crash in DRC

    Date: 2016-01-06 21:33:35 GMT - Democratic Republic of Congo - World - SN:121 - ID:4066029

    KINSHASA, Jan 6 (MENA) - At least seven people were killed when a cargo plane missed its landing in Mbuji-Mayi, Democratic Republic of Congo, and crashed into a residential area, Russia Today reported The plane, an Airbus 310 flown by the cargo ....

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