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  • Australia gov't condemns North Korea's H-bomb test

    Date: 2016-01-06 09:39:07 GMT - Australia - World - SN:24 - ID:4060673

    CANBERRA, Jan 6 (MENA) - Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has condemned the North Korean regime as 'provocative and dangerous' following its detonation of a nuclear bomb, ABC News reported. 'Today's nuclear test confirms North Korea's status as a ....

  • Hammond: North Korea's H-bomb test grave breach of UN Security Council resolutions

    Date: 2016-01-06 09:22:38 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:23 - ID:4060505

    LONDON, Jan 6 (MENA) - UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said if a nuclear device has been detonated by North Korea, it is a grave breach of UN Security Council resolutions and a provocation which he condemns without reservation. In a statement ....

  • Merkel's office sealed off due to suspicious package - police

    Date: 2016-01-06 08:49:51 GMT - Germany - World - SN:19 - ID:4060089

    BERLIN, Jan 6 (MENA) - The office of German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been sealed off due to a suspicious package, BBC reported quoting a police spokesman as saying on Wednesday. The all-news network gave no further details. (MENA) M H E ....

  • No casualties reported as explosion rocks Kabul city

    Date: 2016-01-06 08:49:36 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:18 - ID:4059841

    KABUL, Jan 6 (MENA) - An explosion was heard in the vicinity of Wazir Mohammad Akbar Khan area of Kabul city late Tuesday, a day after the city witnessed back to back suicide attacks involving Vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED), the ....

  • S. Korea says N. Korea's H-bomb test grave provocation

    Date: 2016-01-06 07:51:45 GMT - south korea - World - SN:13 - ID:4059641

    SEOUL, Jan 6 (MENA) – South Korean President Park Geun-hye vowed Wednesday to ensure that North Korea will pay the price for testing a hydrogen bomb, calling it a grave provocation and challenge to international peace and stability. South Korea ....

  • Bangladesh Supreme court upholds death penalty against Islamist party chief for 1971 war crimes

    Date: 2016-01-06 07:33:36 GMT - Bangladesh - World - SN:11 - ID:4059601

    DHAKA, Jan 6 (MENA) - Bangladesh’s Supreme Court Wednesday upheld the death sentence of a top leader of fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami for crimes committed by him during the 1971 liberation war against Pakistan, clearing the way for his execution, ....

  • Japan vows to make "firm response" to N. Korea at U.N.

    Date: 2016-01-06 07:14:36 GMT - Japan - World - SN:10 - ID:4059477

    TOKYO, Jan 6 (MENA) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Wednesday that Japan, along with the United States, South Korea and other countries on the U.N. Security Council, will make a "firm response" to North Korea after Pyongyang announced its first ....

  • UNSC to hold urgent meeting on North Korea testing Hydrogen bomb

    Date: 2016-01-06 07:02:49 GMT - USA - World - SN:8 - ID:4059377

    NEW YORK, Jan 6 (MENA) - The UN Security Council will hold an urgent meeting on Wednesday as North Korea announced it had successfully tested a hydrogen bomb, Sky News reported quoting a source in the UN headquarters as saying. Pyong Yang ....

  • N. Korea announces successful test of hydrogen bomb

    Date: 2016-01-06 06:07:07 GMT - North Korea - World - SN:2 - ID:4059065

    PYONG YANG, Jan 6 (MENA) - North Korea announced Wednesday it has succeeded in conducting a hydrogen bomb test, hours after an earthquake was detected close to the North's nuclear test site in its northeastern region, Yonhap news agency ....

  • Obama announces new gun control measures

    Date: 2016-01-05 21:51:34 GMT - USA - World - SN:132 - ID:4058029

    WASHINGTON, Jan 5 (MENA) - US President Barack Obama has unveiled new restrictions on gun purchases at the White House, saying the "constant excuses for inaction" have to stop, the BBC News reported. The White House has outlined his plans for ....

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