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  • 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 ....

  • Polish president proposes new format of Ukraine peace talks

    Date: 2015-08-15 20:36:56 GMT - Poland - World - SN:95 - ID:3164729

    WARSAW, Aug 15 (MENA) - Polish President Andrzej Duda said he had proposed a new format of peace talks on the Donbas conflict in a telephone conversation with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko, Polskie Radio reported Saturday. The new ....

  • Cameron reiterates pledge for no third term as UK Prime Minister

    Date: 2015-08-15 20:07:27 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:90 - ID:3164605

    LONDON, Aug 15 (MENA) - David Cameron has insisted he will keep his promise not to seek a third term as UK Prime Minister as he marked 100 days of the first majority Conservative Government since 1997, the Daily Mail reported on Saturday. The ....

  • At least 40 migrants found dead off Libya coast

    Date: 2015-08-15 19:37:55 GMT - Italy - World - SN:88 - ID:3164469

    ROME, Aug 15 (MENA) - The Italian navy says at least 40 migrants have died at sea and some 300 others have been rescued in the Mediterranean Sea north of Libya, Fox News reported on Saturday. The navy said because the rescue was still ongoing ....

  • Is US ready for war against Russia? -- report

    Date: 2015-08-15 18:17:17 GMT - USA - World - SN:77 - ID:3164157

    WASHINGTON, Aug 15 (MENA) - The US "Value Walk" website on Saturday wandered about the United State's readiness for a continuous war against Russia if Moscow invaded any of Washington's allies. "While a report indicates that Moscow is preparing ....

  • Park renews calls for peaceful unification with N. Korea

    Date: 2015-08-15 16:16:06 GMT - south korea - World - SN:71 - ID:3163801

    SEOUL, Aug 15 (MENA) - President Park Geun-hye renewed calls Friday for a peaceful unification with North Korea on the eve of the 70th anniversary of Korea's independence from Japanese colonial rule. Liberation Day, which falls on Saturday, is ....

  • Death toll in China chemical warehouse blast rises to 104

    Date: 2015-08-15 16:14:03 GMT - China - World - SN:69 - ID:3163509

    BEIJING, Aug 15 (MENA) - Chinese authorities said the death toll from massive blasts in the Chinese Tianjin port has risen to 104. A hazardous chemicals warehouse was devastated by a fire and series of explosions late Wednesday. A total of 721 ....

  • 4Civilians killed as Indian, Pakistani troops exchange fire

    Date: 2015-08-15 15:54:25 GMT - India - World - SN:66 - ID:3163681

    NEW DELHI, Aug 15 (MENA) - In an escalation of tensions, India and Pakistani troops traded heavy gunfire and mortars in Kashmir, killing at least four civilians and injuring 23 others in the disputed Himalayan region, officials said. Police ....

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