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  • Nepal officials say death toll from earthquake has passed 7,000

    Date: 2015-05-03 08:16:56 GMT - Nepal - World - SN:11 - ID:2505521

    KATMANDU, May 3 (MENA) – Nepal officials say death toll from earthquake has passed 7,000, ABC News reported on Sunday. The government and international disaster-relief teams worked to get aid to distant mountain villages. The World Health ....

  • N. Korea reveals new satellite control center

    Date: 2015-05-03 07:27:05 GMT - south korea - World - SN:8 - ID:2505353

    SEOUL, May 3 (MENA) – North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has visited a newly built satellite control and command center, saying his country will continue developing space technology despite international sanctions, Yonhap News reported on ....

  • US mulls more pressure on Moscow over Ukraine crisis

    Date: 2015-05-02 22:39:43 GMT - Russia - World - SN:131 - ID:2504893

    MOSCOW, May 2 (MENA) - US plans to ramp up pressure on Russia over the situation in eastern Ukraine, a White House spokesman was quoted by Sputnik as saying. “Unfortunately, we see that the Russians continue to fail to live up to the obligations ....

  • US reportedly deems mission to rescue Americans in Yemen too risky

    Date: 2015-05-02 22:33:51 GMT - USA - World - SN:129 - ID:2504845

    WASHINGTON, May 2 (MENA) - The US State Department has reportedly deemed any mission to rescue U.S. government assets in war-torn Yemen too risky, Fox News reported. A State Department official reported that any evacuation point designated in a ....

  • 5-magnitude aftershock hits Nepal

    Date: 2015-05-02 21:29:18 GMT - Nepal - World - SN:125 - ID:2504765

    KATHMANDU, May 2 (MENA) - A magnitude 5.0 aftershock struck central Nepal on Saturday, Russia Today reported. The fresh tremor hit at 05:35 GMT 93 km northwest of Kathmandu. The epicenter of the aftershock was located at a shallow depth of 10 ....

  • Nepalese vaccinated to help prevent disease in wake of earthquake

    Date: 2015-05-02 21:16:18 GMT - Nepal - World - SN:123 - ID:2504693

    KATHMANDU, May 2 (MENA) - People in Nepal are lining up to be vaccinated against measles, as part of efforts to minimise health risks in the wake of the country’s catastrophic earthquake, Euro News reported. No outbreaks have been reported, but ....

  • Japan, Cuba FMs begin talks on enhancing cooperation

    Date: 2015-05-02 20:43:57 GMT - Japan - World - SN:116 - ID:2504425

    TOKYO, May 2 (MENA) - Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida started on Saturday a meeting with his Cuban counterpart Bruno Rodriguez to discuss enhancing cooperation between the two countries, Kyodo news agency reported. Kishida will pledge to ....

  • Pakistan military says strikes kill 44 suspected militants

    Date: 2015-05-02 20:09:11 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:107 - ID:2504361

    ISLAMABAD, May 2 (MENA) - Pakistan's military said airstrikes have killed 44 suspected militants in the tribal region near the Afghan border, ABC News reported. A statement Saturday said 28 suspected militants were killed when jets struck ....

  • South Korean NYU student is reported arrested in North Korea

    Date: 2015-05-02 19:31:24 GMT - North Korea - World - SN:105 - ID:2504109

    PYONGYANG, May 2 (MENA) - North Korea said Saturday that a South Korean man who it said was a student at New York University had been arrested and charged with illegally entering the country, New York Times reported. The North’s official Korean ....

  • 1,200 migrants rescued by Italy in sea off Libyan coast

    Date: 2015-05-02 18:42:43 GMT - Italy - World - SN:96 - ID:2503981

    ROME, May 2 (MENA) - Ships from the Italian Coast Guard and navy have rescued more than 1,200 migrants after smugglers' boats ran into trouble in the Mediterranean Sea near Libya, ABC News reported on Saturday. Italian officials said the migrants ....

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