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  • Austria takes new measures to fight illegal immigration

    Date: 2015-08-31 17:24:59 GMT - Austria - World - SN:78 - ID:3261033

    VIENNA, Aug 31 (MENA) - The Austrian police, struggling to stanch an influx of migrants, began spot checks of vehicles crossing from Hungary overnight, finding 200 migrants stashed in various ways and arresting five people suspected of being ....

  • MI6 spy who was found dead in locked bag had 'hacked secret files about US president'

    Date: 2015-08-31 16:40:57 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:69 - ID:3260793

    LONDON, Aug 31 (MENA) - An MI6 spy who was found dead inside a bag in 2010 had hacked into restricted information about Bill Clinton, it has been claimed. Gareth Williams, a 31-year-old employee of GCHQ who was seconded to the Secret Intelligence ....

  • Protesters attempt to break into Ukraine's Parliament, clash with police

    Date: 2015-08-31 15:51:58 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:65 - ID:3260225

    KIEV, Aug 31 (MENA) - The clashes come shortly after the Ukrainian parliament has approved President Petro Poroshenko's proposed constitutional amendments on decentralization in the first reading. A blast has been heard during the protests near ....

  • Thai police say bomb materials found in 2 Bangkok apartments

    Date: 2015-08-31 15:26:22 GMT - Thailand - World - SN:59 - ID:3259677

    BANGKOK, Aug 31 (MENA) Thai police on Monday said they found bomb-making materials at an apartment in the Min Buri district of Bangkok, The Week reported. It is the second such discovery since Saturday, when the police arrested an unidentified ....

  • Larijani confers with Japanese counterpart in New York

    Date: 2015-08-31 12:41:16 GMT - USA - World - SN:42 - ID:3258209

    NEW YORK, Aug 31 (MENA) - Majlis (Parliament) Speaker Ali Larijani conferred with Speaker of Japan's House of Representatives Tadamori Oshima on various issues, nuclear agreement in particular. The two officials met in New York, US. Larijani is now ....

  • Afghan Taliban admit covering up Mullah Omar's death

    Date: 2015-08-31 11:15:43 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:36 - ID:3257605

    KABUL, Aug 31 (MENA) - The Taliban Monday admitted covering up longtime leader Mullah Omar's death for more than two years, saying he died in 2013 as was first claimed by the Afghan intelligence, The Daily Star reported. The group had continued ....

  • UK calls for emergency EU meeting on migrants

    Date: 2015-08-30 22:20:07 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:143 - ID:3255373

    LONDON, Aug 30 (MENA) – British Home Secretary Theresa May called on the European Union Sunday to take urgent steps to face the migrants' crisis. In a statement, May called on the EU to hold an emergency ministerial meeting within two weeks to plan ....

  • 2 dead after storm slams Washington state

    Date: 2015-08-30 21:12:33 GMT - USA - World - SN:139 - ID:3255365

    WASHINGTON, Aug 30 (MENA) - A powerful storm system moved through parts of the northwest, leaving two dead and hundreds of thousands without power in Washington state, ABC News reported. Several energy companies said 450,000 customers were ....

  • Plane crashes at air show in southern Austria

    Date: 2015-08-30 19:01:37 GMT - Austria - World - SN:128 - ID:3254945

    VIENNA, Aug 30 (MENA) - A small plane has crashed at an air show in southern Austria, fatally injuring the pilot, Austrian authorities said. According to Fox News, the accident happened near the town of Freisach in the southern province of ....

  • Vatican Pope condemns death of dozens of migrants in Austria

    Date: 2015-08-30 17:33:52 GMT - Vatican - World - SN:120 - ID:3254529

    VATICAN CITY, Aug 30 (MENA) – Pope Francis of the Vatican condemned Sunday the death of dozens of migrants who perished in a smuggler's truck on the main Budapest-Vienna highway. According to Sky News television, the pope urged people to work ....

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