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  • British academic Angus Deaton awarded Nobel economics prize

    Date: 2015-10-12 13:38:06 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:60 - ID:3516581

    LONDON, Oct 12 (MENA) - British academic Angus Deaton has been awarded the Nobel economics prize for 2015 for his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare, the BBC reported Monday. The 69-year-old professor of economics and international ....

  • UN: Access to education for girls still more limited than boys

    Date: 2015-10-12 13:22:31 GMT - France - World - SN:59 - ID:3516053

    PARIS, Oct 12 (MENA) - Less than half of the world's countries have equal numbers of girls and boys in school with not one sub-Saharan African nation achieving equality, according to a United Nations report released today to mark International Day ....

  • Britain dismisses reports about air force orders in Iraq

    Date: 2015-10-12 12:18:22 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:43 - ID:3515429

    LONDON, Oct 12 (MENA) - Russia summoned Britain's military attache to explain claims that RAF pilots have been given permission to shoot down Putin's jets, it has emerged. There have been reports that British Tornados targeting ISIS in Iraq have ....

  • Alexander Lukashenko wins fifth term with election landslide

    Date: 2015-10-12 09:45:25 GMT - Belarus - World - SN:19 - ID:3513637

    MINSK, Oct 12 (MENA) - Alexander Lukashenko has won a fifth term as president of Belarus with a landslide victory that could see an easing of relations with the west and raise questions about his ties to Vladimir Putin’s Russia, Russia's Sputnik ....

  • Lukashenko wins fifth term in office with 80 percent of votes, says Belarusian amb.

    Date: 2015-10-12 08:40:59 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:17 - ID:3513541

    CAIRO, Oct 12 (MENA) - Belarusian Ambassador in Cairo Sergei A. Rachkov said initial results of the presidential elections showed that Alexander Lukashenko has won a fifth term in office after winning 80 percent of the votes. In statements to ....

  • 97 killed, 246 injured by explosions in Turkey's capital Ankara

    Date: 2015-10-12 08:33:28 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:15 - ID:3513633

    ANKARA, Oct 12 (MENA) - As many as 97 people have been killed, 246 injured by two explosions near Ankara's main train station early Saturday, where the Confederation of Public Sector Trades' Unions (KESK) and other labor unions were planning to hold ....

  • Helicopter crash kills two Britons in Afghanistan

    Date: 2015-10-12 06:43:39 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:9 - ID:3513013

    LONDON, Oct 12 (MENA) - Two British Royal Air Force personnel and three others died in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan on Sunday (Oct 11), the defense ministry said in a statement. The five were killed when the helicopter crashed while landing ....

  • 2 dead after plane crashes near northern California house

    Date: 2015-10-11 18:56:03 GMT - USA - World - SN:86 - ID:3511913

    WASHINGTON, Oct 11 (MENA) - US authorities said two people were killed when a single-engine plane crashed next to a house in Northern California shortly after takeoff, ABC News reported. Lake Tahoe Airport director Sherry Miller said the Beech 35 ....

  • Thai police station attacked by angry crowd

    Date: 2015-10-11 18:46:08 GMT - Thailand - World - SN:85 - ID:3511917

    BANGKOK, Oct 11 (MENA) - An angry crowd hurled homemade fire bombs and torched vehicles at a police station on Thailand's resort island of Phuket over the weekend, Fox News reported. The protest drew more than 100 local residents who were angered ....

  • Group involved in plotting terror attack in Moscow arrested

    Date: 2015-10-11 18:21:09 GMT - Russia - World - SN:82 - ID:3511741

    MOSCOW, Oct 11 (MENA) - A group of people involved in plotting a terror attack in Moscow has been arrested and an improvised explosive device has been located and defused, Sputnik quotd the Russian National Counter-Terrorism Committee as saying in a ....

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