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  • South Africa may leave ICC over Bashir arrest row

    Date: 2015-06-25 10:29:35 GMT - South Africa - World - SN:36 - ID:2861201

    PRETORIA, June 25 (MENA) - South Africa has said it might leave the International Criminal Court (ICC) after a row over the court's attempt to have Sudan's president arrested there, the BBC reported. Omar al-Bashir was allowed to attend an African ....

  • UN chief calls on Security Council to take action on Syria

    Date: 2015-06-25 09:22:15 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:28 - ID:2860961

    NEW YORK, June 25 (MENA) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the U.N. Security Council to take "urgent action" on Syria amid daily atrocities and rights abuses, warning the war-torn country would otherwise slip deeper into ....

  • Republican-led Congress hands Obama major win on trade

    Date: 2015-06-25 09:15:19 GMT - USA - World - SN:26 - ID:2860737

    WASHINGTON, June 25 (MENA) - The US Congress has granted President Barack Obama and his successor a powerful tool to get trade deals approved: so-called “fast-track” authority that shields proposed pacts from legislative meddling, Voice of America ....

  • Plane checked on Poland for explosives after bomb threat at Polish airport

    Date: 2015-06-25 08:53:09 GMT - Poland - World - SN:24 - ID:2860701

    WARSAW, June 25 (MENA) - A Polish airport received a suspected hoax bomb threat to a Ryanair flight that was due to take off this morning, according to media reports. Ryanair says that Modlin Airport in the Polish capital of Warsaw received an ....

  • Heat wave claims over 945 lives in Karachi

    Date: 2015-06-25 08:49:57 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:23 - ID:2860733

    ISLAMABAD, June 25 (MENA) – At least 945 people have died in the last four days as a result of a severe heat wave in Karachi, local media quoted doctors and officials as saying, with medics battling to treat patients as a state of emergency was ....

  • India to provide $1 billion for quake-hit Nepal's reconstruction: Sushma Swaraj

    Date: 2015-06-25 07:15:04 GMT - Nepal - World - SN:9 - ID:2860197

    KATHMANDU, June 25 (MENA) - External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday announced that India would provide an assistance of $1 billion for quake-hit Nepal's reconstruction, The Times of India reported . The external affairs minister ....

  • Flash Floods Kill 7, Leave 4 Missing in Northern Vietnam

    Date: 2015-06-25 07:13:44 GMT - Vietnam - World - SN:8 - ID:2860205

    HANOI, June 25 (MENA) - A disaster official says flash floods triggered by a tropical storm have killed seven people and left four others missing in a northern Vietnamese province, ABC news reported. Tran Viet Phuong in Son La province said ....

  • Obama, Hollande discuss spying claims

    Date: 2015-06-24 21:55:09 GMT - France - World - SN:124 - ID:2859601

    PARIS, June 24 (MENA) - President Obama has assured his French counterpart Francois Hollande that the US is no longer spying on France, The BBC news reported Wednesday. Obama spoke to Hollande following reports on the Wikileaks website that the ....

  • Boston bomber formally sentenced to death

    Date: 2015-06-24 21:31:04 GMT - USA - World - SN:120 - ID:2859557

    WASHINGTON, June 24 (MENA) - US Attorney Carmen Ortiz said the Boston Marathon bomber's statement in court before he was sentenced to death is more noteworthy for what he didn't say than what he did say, ABC news reported Wednesday. A federal ....

  • Putin tells Karzai situation in Afghanistan causes serious concern

    Date: 2015-06-24 20:53:58 GMT - Russia - World - SN:115 - ID:2859393

    MOSCOW, June 24 (MENA) - Russia is seriously concerned about increasing influence of Islamic State and Taliban in Afghanistan, President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday during talks with former Afghan president Hamid Karzai, according to Sputnik news ....

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