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  • 200 extra troops deployed to aid rescue efforts over UK floods

    Date: 2015-12-27 20:34:03 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:112 - ID:4005013

    LONDON, Dec 27 (MENA) - The UK Government has sent a further 200 troops to help the rescue efforts in flood-stricken northern England, the Daily Mail reported Sunday. Some 300 military personnel have already been mobilised to help communities in ....

  • 1 dead, 3 Injured in fire at Berlin hotel

    Date: 2015-12-27 20:04:29 GMT - Germany - World - SN:110 - ID:4004721

    BERLIN, Dec 27 (MENA) - German authorities said Sunday one person has died in a fire at a hotel in Berlin and three others were taken to the hospital suffering from the effects of smoke inhalation, ABC News reported. The city fire service said that ....

  • Daesh, local militia beheading each other's fighters in eastern province - Afghan official

    Date: 2015-12-27 15:00:50 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:74 - ID:4002321

    KABUL, Dec 27 (MENA) - An Afghan official said Monday fighters for Daesh and a militia controlled by a prominent lawmaker have beheaded a total of eight men in tit-for-tat revenge killings in the eastern border province of Nangarhar, Fox News ....

  • US storms: Death toll climbs to 24 as new tornado hits Texas

    Date: 2015-12-27 14:52:59 GMT - USA - World - SN:70 - ID:4002929

    WASHINGTON, Dec 27 (MENA) - At least 24 people are now known to have died after nearly a week of tornadoes, heavy rains and flooding in several US south-central states. Six people died in Texas after a new tornado touched down near Dallas late on ....

  • Taliban deny talks with Russia on Daesh in Afghanistan

    Date: 2015-12-27 14:08:54 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:62 - ID:4002677

    KABUL, Dec 27 (MENA) - The Taliban have denied they held talks with Russia about countering the spread of Daesh in Afghanistan, and dismissed the influence of the jihadist group in the country. The insurgents were responding to a statement ....

  • Pakistani army chief arrives in Kabul for key talks

    Date: 2015-12-27 14:00:03 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:60 - ID:4002317

    KABUL, Dec 27 (MENA) - Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif arrived in Kabul Sunday to hold key talks with Afghan officials, local Khaama press agency reported. Sharif will try to regain trust of Afghan officials 'badly ....

  • Lack of armed police ‘leaves UK regions open to terrorist attack’

    Date: 2015-12-27 13:50:55 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:57 - ID:4002549

    LONDON, Dec 27 (MENA) - Britain’s regional cities are highly vulnerable to Paris-style terror attacks because they lack the 24/7 armed police cover given to London, the home secretary has been warned by police chiefs co-ordinating ....

  • Owner of China's collapsed mine committed suicide

    Date: 2015-12-27 07:45:30 GMT - China - World - SN:9 - ID:3999745

    BEIJING, Dec 27 (MENA) – The owner of a gypsum mine, which collapsed on Friday in east China's Shandong Province with one person died and 17 trapped, committed suicide early Sunday morning, local authorities said Saturday. The accident happened ....

  • Flight evacuated in New York due to smoke

    Date: 2015-12-27 07:00:34 GMT - USA - World - SN:7 - ID:3999697

    NEW YORK, Dec 27 (MENA) – Spirit Airlines Flight 197 from LaGuardia to Fort Lauderdale was evacuated because of a smoke condition on board, ABC News reported on Sunday. The plane was at the gate preparing for an 11 a.m. departure when passengers ....

  • S. Korea, Japan to hold working-level talks on 'comfort women' issue

    Date: 2015-12-27 07:00:21 GMT - south korea - World - SN:6 - ID:3999693

    SEOUL, Dec 27 (MENA) – South Korea and Japan are set to hold a working-level meeting Sunday on the issue of former Korean sex slaves for Japan's World War II soldiers, Yonhap quoted officials as saying. Lee Sang-deok, director-general handling ....

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