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  • At least one teenager killed in shooting at US high school

    Date: 2016-02-12 17:45:00 GMT - USA - World - SN:81 - ID:4302493

    CALIFORNIA, Feb 12 (MENA) - At least one teenage girl was killed during an Arizona high school shooting Friday, local media reported. Two sophomores were shot at Independence High School in Glendale around 8 a.m., police said. One of the teen ....

  • US issues sanctions against three Daesh leaders

    Date: 2016-02-12 15:40:23 GMT - USA - World - SN:66 - ID:4302037

    WASHINGTON, Feb 12 (MENA) - The US administration on Thursday imposed sanctions on three Daesh leaders it said were crucial figures in sustaining the organization through oil revenue and the recruitment and deployment of foreign fighters, The New ....

  • The Independent becomes the first national newspaper to embrace a global, digital-only future

    Date: 2016-02-12 15:31:49 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:65 - ID:4302001

    LONDON, Feb 12 (MENA) - The Independent is to become the first national newspaper title to move to a digital-only future, owners ESI Media have announced. The move will capitalise on The Independent’s position as the fastest growing UK quality ....

  • ACLU sues US administration for targeting Muslims

    Date: 2016-02-12 13:31:38 GMT - USA - World - SN:52 - ID:4300585

    WASHINGTON, Feb 12 (MENA) - The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has sued the US administration, seeking information about government programs that unfairly target Muslims in the United States. The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit ....

  • Zika virus vaccines at least 18 months away from trials, WHO says

    Date: 2016-02-12 12:21:32 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:47 - ID:4300725

    GENEVA, Feb 12 (MENA) - The World Health Organization said Friday that possible vaccines for the Zika virus are at least 18 months away from large-scale trials, CBC news reported. WHO assistant director-general for health systems and innovation ....

  • Greek police fire tear gas to disperse angry farmers in Athens

    Date: 2016-02-12 10:26:42 GMT - Greece - World - SN:34 - ID:4299509

    ATHENS, Feb 12 (MENA) - Greek security forces on Friday fired tear gas to disperse farmers who threw stones at the Agriculture Ministry building in midtown Athens ahead of a major demonstration expected later in the day, Sky News reported. About ....

  • New UN report reveals devastating human toll of disasters in 'hottest year on record'

    Date: 2016-02-12 09:14:40 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:18 - ID:4299193

    CAIRO, Feb 12 (MENA) - A new analysis issued by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) shows that 2015 – the hottest year on record – confirmed that weather and climate-related disasters now dominate disaster trends linked ....

  • Kerry: Cessation of hostilities agreed

    Date: 2016-02-12 08:24:22 GMT - Germany - World - SN:11 - ID:4298873

    MUNICH, Germany, Feb 12 (MENA) - Ministers holding crisis talks over Syria have agreed to cease hostilities within a week, US Secretary of State John Kerry said. According to ABC Online, the 17 countries meeting in Munich agreed "to implement a ....

  • Carter: Coalition seeks stepping up war on IS

    Date: 2016-02-12 06:01:37 GMT - USA - World - SN:2 - ID:4298553

    WASHINGTON, Feb 12 (MENA) - All but a few of the 40 countries in the coalition now fighting the so-called Islamic State have “stepped up to do more in the last months and days,” Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter said on Thursday after a meeting ....

  • Russia makes proposals for Syria ceasefire, awaits reaction from US - Lavrov

    Date: 2016-02-11 22:26:24 GMT - Germany - World - SN:120 - ID:4298305

    BERLIN, Feb 11 (MENA) - Russia has made “specific proposals” on a ceasefire in Syria and is waiting for a reaction from the US, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said. Lavrov made the statement before meeting his US counterpart John ....

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