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  • Ghana petrol station inferno kills 90 in Accra

    Date: 2015-06-04 10:24:53 GMT - Ghana - World - SN:29 - ID:2727937

    ACCRA, June 4 (MENA) - More than 90 people have died in a fire at a petrol station in Ghana's capital, Accra, the fire service says, according to the BBC. The fire started as people in the city are trying to cope with two days of heavy rain, ....

  • Iraq on brink of humanitarian disaster due to surging conflict, warns UN

    Date: 2015-06-04 09:19:32 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:19 - ID:2727157

    GENEVA, June 4 (MENA) - Vital aid operations supporting millions of people affected by the conflict in Iraq risk closure unless funds are made available immediately, the official overseeing humanitarian operations in the country said on ....

  • Bush now more popular than Obama

    Date: 2015-06-04 08:16:45 GMT - USA - World - SN:13 - ID:2726781

    WASHINGTON, June 4 (MENA) - Some 52% of adults had a favorable impression of George W. Bush, 43% unfavorable. When Bush left office in 2009, only about one-third of Americans said they had a positive opinion of him, CNN said according to recent ....

  • P5+1 delegations meet in Vienna for Iran nuclear energy talks

    Date: 2015-06-04 07:34:52 GMT - Austria - World - SN:9 - ID:2726369

    VIENNA, June 4 (MENA) – The delegations of P5+1 countries and Iran, headed by political directors, gathered in Vienna Wednesday for another round of talks over Tehran's nuclear program as an end of June deadline looms, Sputnik reported. The ....

  • UN report: 33m people in NENA region undernourished

    Date: 2015-06-03 22:45:06 GMT - Lebanon - World - SN:172 - ID:2725865

    BEIRUT, June 3 (MENA) - Some 33 million people in Near East and North Africa (NENA) are chronically undernourished today, double the number in 1990, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations said in new report on ....

  • Iran increased nuclear fuel stockpile during talks -- paper

    Date: 2015-06-03 22:43:49 GMT - USA - World - SN:170 - ID:2725857

    WASHINGTON, June 3 (MENA) - Inspectors found that Iran increased its stockpile of nuclear fuel by as much as 20 percent in the last year and a half despite U.S. President Barack Obama’s claim that Tehran’s nuclear program was frozen, World Tribune ....

  • Russia says 'deeply concerned over Ukrainian provocations' in Donbass

    Date: 2015-06-03 22:12:30 GMT - Russia - World - SN:169 - ID:2725801

    MOSCOW, June 3 (MENA) - Moscow is monitoring Kiev's shelling of Donbass and will formulate its reaction to the situation, Sputnik cited Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying. Earlier on Wednesday, the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic ....

  • Chinese vice premier meets former British PM

    Date: 2015-06-03 17:09:05 GMT - China - World - SN:124 - ID:2724029

    BEIJING, June 3 (MENA) - Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang met with former British prime minister Tony Blair here on Wednesday, according to Xinhuanet. Wang spoke highly of the efforts made by Blair for a sound development of the China-Britain ....

  • S. Korea, US launch combined military division

    Date: 2015-06-03 13:42:52 GMT - south korea - World - SN:83 - ID:2722937

    SEOUL, June 3 (MENA) - South Korea and the United States kicked off a combined division Wednesday to bolster combat readiness against North Korea, the Ministry of National Defense said. Last year, the allies agreed to establish the combined ....

  • UK needs strong Libyan gov't to solve refugee crisis, says Cameroon

    Date: 2015-06-03 13:26:20 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:78 - ID:2722517

    LONDON, June 3 (MENA) - We need a strong government in Libya and to break the link between getting boats to Europe and asylum, British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday. During his first address to the House of Commons after winning ....

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