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  • Russian organizers of 2018 FIFA World Cup pledge reliability of security concept

    Date: 2015-12-26 19:19:01 GMT - Russia - World - SN:80 - ID:3998917

    MOSCOW, Dec 26 (MENA) – Russian organizers of the 2018 FIFA World Cup are confident in the reliability of their tournament security concept, Tass quoted Alexei Sorokin, the director general of 2018 Local Organizing Committee (LOC), as saying on ....

  • British woman called 'ISIS' says she was banned from flying

    Date: 2015-12-26 19:14:09 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:79 - ID:3998901

    LONDON, Dec 26 (MENA) - A woman says she was barred from booking a flight three times - because she is called (ISIS), a name used to refer to Daesh. Rani Isis Lake, 29, of Kent, is named after the Egyptian goddess and has always attracted ....

  • Seoul protests reports saying it might move 'comfort women' statue

    Date: 2015-12-26 17:35:15 GMT - south korea - World - SN:61 - ID:3998293

    SEOUL, Dec 26 (MENA) - The South Korean government lodged a protest with Japan on Saturday over Japanese media reports that say Seoul is considering relocating a statue of a girl symbolizing the "comfort women" that was installed in front of the ....

  • Victoria bushfire destroys 116 homes

    Date: 2015-12-26 09:08:05 GMT - Australia - World - SN:14 - ID:3995377

    CANBERRA, Dec 26 (MENA) - More than 100 homes have been lost in an out-of-control fire still burning on Victoria's surf coast, Sky News reported. Firefighters have conducted an extensive search of Wye River and Separation Creek on Saturday, where ....

  • 'Many missing' in Myanmar landslide

    Date: 2015-12-26 08:31:40 GMT - Myanmar (Burma) - World - SN:11 - ID:3995185

    YANGON, Dec 26 (MENA) - Dozens of people are reportedly missing and feared dead after a landslide hit a jade mining region in Myanmar's northern Kachin state, the BBC reported. Officials say a search for survivors and bodies is continuing after ....

  • Earthquake leaves 12 people wounded in Nangarhar

    Date: 2015-12-26 07:17:47 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:7 - ID:3994893

    KABUL, Dec 26 (MENA) - 12 people have been taken to Nangarhar Regional Hospital in wounded condition after a comparatively powerful earthquake jolted Afghanistan, Khaama Press reported on Saturday. Spokesperson for the governor of Nangarhar ....

  • Bomb blast kills community elder in Nangarhar

    Date: 2015-12-26 07:12:06 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:6 - ID:3994889

    KABUL, Dec 26 (MENA) - A roadside bomb explosion has killed a community elder in eastern Nangarhar province, Khaama Press reported Saturday. Spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar province said the incident took place in Daman area of Behsood ....

  • Protesters ransack Muslim prayer hall on Corsica: French police

    Date: 2015-12-25 22:24:42 GMT - France - World - SN:89 - ID:3994577

    AJACCIO, France, Dec 25 (MENA) – The French police said that a group of demonstrators ransacked a Muslim prayer hall and tried to set fire to copies of the Koran on the French island of Corsica Friday, France24 reported. The attack condemned by ....

  • Bangladesh mosque bombed, one killed

    Date: 2015-12-25 21:48:08 GMT - Bangladesh - World - SN:83 - ID:3994297

    DHAKA, Dec 25 (MENA) - A bomb exploded Friday at a mosque of the minority Ahmadi Muslim group in Bangladesh's northwestern town of Bagmara leaving the suspected suicide bomber dead and others injured, police said. Police said the bomb blast ....

  • British army deployed in Cumbria over new flooding fears

    Date: 2015-12-25 21:36:33 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:81 - ID:3994305

    LONDON, Dec 25 (MENA) - The British army has been called in to support efforts to protect parts of Cumbria amid fears of further flooding, The BBC news reported. Heavy rainfall in the area is feeding already-swollen rivers and saturated ground. ....

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