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  • AT&T helped US spy on Internet on a vast scale

    Date: 2015-08-16 12:58:00 GMT - USA - World - SN:42 - ID:3167561

    NEW YORK, Aug 15 (MENA) - The National Security Agency’s ability to spy on vast quantities of Internet traffic passing through the United States has relied on its extraordinary, decades-long partnership with a single company: the telecom giant AT&T, ....

  • Indonesian aircraft carrying 54 people missing

    Date: 2015-08-16 12:13:23 GMT - Indonesia - World - SN:37 - ID:3167157

    JAKARTA, Aug 16 (MENA) - A plane carrying 54 people has disappeared over the Indonesian province of Papua, according to Sky News. Trigana flight IL267 failed to arrive in Oksibil from Sentani as scheduled after contact was lost 33 minutes after ....

  • Trains crash near Budapest, 19 people injured

    Date: 2015-08-16 12:09:12 GMT - Hungary - World - SN:36 - ID:3167093

    BUDAPEST, Aug 16 (MENA) - Two trains crashed 50km (31 miles) northeast of Budapest early on Sunday, injuring 19 people, Sky News quoted Hungarian police as saying. Two people were injured seriously, Imre Kavalecz, spokesman for state rail ....

  • British special forces back in Afghanistan

    Date: 2015-08-16 11:09:44 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:30 - ID:3166425

    KABUL, Aug 16 (MENA) - British special forces are back at war in Afghanistan, fighting both the so-called Islamic State terrorists and the Taliban, according to Mirror. Just a year after David Cameron said the war was over, members of the SAS and ....

  • Punjab home minister killed in suicide blast

    Date: 2015-08-16 10:28:00 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:26 - ID:3166217

    ISLAMABAD, Aug 16 (MENA) – Pakistani's Punjab Home Minister Col (r) Shuja Khanzada was killed along with dozens of others in a suicide blast at his political office in Shadi Khan near Attock on Sunday, according to the Express Tribune. Adviser to ....

  • Plane with 54 people on board missing in Indonesia

    Date: 2015-08-16 10:10:20 GMT - Indonesia - World - SN:23 - ID:3166013

    JAKARTA, Aug 16 (MENA) - An Indonesian passenger plane carrying 54 people lost contact Sunday during a flight in the easternmost province of Papua, the country's search and research agency said. The Trigana Air ATR 42 turboprop plane lost contact ....

  • Pakistan: Ex-ISI chief Hamid Gul dies at 79

    Date: 2015-08-16 07:53:51 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:14 - ID:3165341

    ISLAMABAD, Aug 16 (MENA) - A former chief of Pakistan's powerful military intelligence, Hamid Gul, has died at the age of 79, the BBC reported. General Gul led the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) from 1987 to 1989. One of the most outspoken ....

  • Death toll in Tianjin explosions reaches 112; more than 90 still missing

    Date: 2015-08-16 07:49:26 GMT - China - World - SN:12 - ID:3165313

    BEIJING, Aug 16 (MENA) - Crews searched for an unknown number of civilians and soldiers who are believed trapped by multiple explosions that killed at least 112 people this week in this eastern Chinese city, CNN reported. As of Sunday morning, ....

  • Bombs in and around Baghdad kill 22 people, Iraqi officials say

    Date: 2015-08-16 06:54:27 GMT - Iraq - World - SN:6 - ID:3165153

    BAGHDAD, Aug 16 (MENA) - A car bomb at a popular auto dealership Saturday killed 13 people and injured 52 in eastern Baghdad's volatile Sadr City neighborhood, where a market bombing two days earlier killed dozens, FoxNews quoted police as ....

  • Germany to end air-defense mission in Turkey next year

    Date: 2015-08-15 21:19:47 GMT - Germany - World - SN:97 - ID:3164817

    BERLIN, Aug 15 (MENA) – Germany's defense ministry says it will withdraw some 250 troops stationed in Turkey when the mandate for their air-defense mission ends next year, ABC News reported on Saturday. Since 2013 the soldiers have been operating ....

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