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  • Blast at India fireworks factory 'kills nine'

    Date: 2015-05-05 09:02:52 GMT - India - World - SN:24 - ID:2520165

    NEW DELHI, May 5 (MENA) - At least nine people have been killed in an explosion at a fireworks factory in the western Indian state of Maharashtra, the BBC reported, quoting police. Five others were injured in Monday evening's blast at the Eagle ....

  • Thai king leaves hospital to attend coronation anniversary event

    Date: 2015-05-05 08:54:39 GMT - Thailand - World - SN:23 - ID:2520305

    BANGKOK, May 5 (MENA) - Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest reigning monarch, left hospital on Tuesday to make a rare public appearance to commemorate the 65th anniversary of his coronation, according to the Daily Mail. It was ....

  • Death toll from Nepal quake hits 7,500

    Date: 2015-05-05 08:42:14 GMT - Nepal - World - SN:21 - ID:2520389

    KATHMANDU, May 5 (MENA) - The death toll from the April 25 deadly earthquake in Nepal reached more than 7,500, Fox News reported. Rescuers were digging through thousands of tons of earth Tuesday, the remains of a quake-triggered mudslide that ....

  • Aleppo civilians suffer 'unthinkable atrocities': AI says

    Date: 2015-05-05 07:53:31 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:18 - ID:2520029

    LONDON, May 5 (MENA) - Civilians in Syria's second city of Aleppo are suffering unthinkable atrocities, the BBC reported quoting a report by Amnesty International. A new report alleges that government forces and many rebel groups are committing ....

  • Turkish coast guards rescue 636 illegal migrants

    Date: 2015-05-05 07:36:56 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:17 - ID:2519865

    ANKARA, May 5 (MENA) – The Turkish coast guards Tuesday rescued 636 illegal migrants over the past five days. They were stopped during their attempt to cross into the Greek Islands via the Aegean sea. Also, a smuggler was arrested in the ....

  • S. Korean, US nuclear envoys discuss 'exploratory talks' with N. Korea

    Date: 2015-05-05 07:34:52 GMT - south korea - World - SN:16 - ID:2520009

    SEOUL, May 5 (MENA) - South Korea's chief nuclear envoy met with his U.S. counterpart Monday for talks expected to focus on discussing how to restart long-stalled negotiations aimed at ending North Korea's nuclear programs, the Korean news agency ....

  • S. Korea, Vietnam sign bilateral FTA

    Date: 2015-05-05 07:17:30 GMT - south korea - World - SN:14 - ID:2519957

    SEOUL, May 5 (MENA) - South Korea and Vietnam signed a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) Tuesday, the Seoul government said, with the countries seeking to implement the deal before the year's end, Yonhap news agency reported. The Korea-Vietnam ....

  • Indian PM to visit China in mid-May

    Date: 2015-05-05 05:59:22 GMT - China - World - SN:5 - ID:2519553

    BEIJING, May 5 (MENA) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit China next week, the Chinese foreign ministry said on Tuesday. The visit would be Modi's first trip to India's northern neighbour since being elected last year. Modi will ....

  • China urges Philippines to stop provocation on sea disputes

    Date: 2015-05-05 05:54:43 GMT - China - World - SN:4 - ID:2519529

    BEIJING, May 5 (MENA) - China urged the Philippines to stop "malicious hyping and provocation" on territorial disputes in the South China Sea, Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Hua Chunying said. The spokeswoman made the remarks while commenting media ....

  • Obama to tap Gen. Dunford as Joint Chiefs chairman

    Date: 2015-05-05 05:45:48 GMT - USA - World - SN:3 - ID:2519509

    WASHINGTON, May 5 (MENA) - US President Barack Obama is to name Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, a trusted military adviser with ties to his drawdown of troops in Afghanistan, as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, CNN reported Tuesday. Dunford ....

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