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  • Death toll in Nepal earthquake rises to 3,700, official says

    Date: 2015-04-27 10:14:10 GMT - Nepal - World - SN:39 - ID:2464725

    KATHMANDU, April 27 (MENA) - The death toll from Nepal’s earthquake soared past 3,700 Monday, and how much higher it would rise depended largely on the condition of vulnerable mountain villages that rescue workers were still struggling to reach two ....

  • Kazakh leader gains crushing election victory

    Date: 2015-04-27 07:18:02 GMT - Kazakhstan - World - SN:16 - ID:2463361

    ASTANA, April 27 (MENA) - Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev has had a widely expected crushing election victory, with early results showing he has won 97.7% of the vote, the BBC reported. The country's Central Election Commission said that ....

  • Clinton foundation admits mistakes on tax filings

    Date: 2015-04-27 05:38:08 GMT - USA - World - SN:4 - ID:2463049

    WASHINGTON, April 27 (MENA) - The Clinton Foundation defended its commitment to transparency on Sunday, but also admitted that the organization had made mistakes in its tax filings. Maura Pally, acting CEO of the foundation, posted a statement ....

  • US to send rescue teams to Nepal on Monday

    Date: 2015-04-26 22:53:01 GMT - USA - World - SN:141 - ID:2462641

    WASHINGTON, April 26 (MENA) - The Pentagon said a US military plane has departed from the Dover Air Force Base in Delaware bound for earthquake-stricken Nepal, Fox news reported Sunday. On board are 70 personnel, including a U..Agency for ....

  • 3 Americans among thousands dead in Nepal earthquake

    Date: 2015-04-26 22:51:44 GMT - USA - World - SN:139 - ID:2462649

    WASHINGTON, April 25 (MENA) - Three Americans were among those killed in the avalanche on Mt. Everest triggered by the massive earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday, ABC News reported. Seattle-based Madison Mountaineering said on its website ....

  • UK offers £ 5 million to support Nepal after earthquake

    Date: 2015-04-26 21:31:38 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:136 - ID:2462385

    LONDON, April 26 (MENA) - Britain's Department for International Development has activated its rapid funding mechanism for charities and partners on the ground dealing with the aftermath of the Nepal earthquake, International Development Secretary ....

  • Turkey detains 350 migrants en route to Europe

    Date: 2015-04-26 21:20:36 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:133 - ID:2462381

    ANKARA, April 26 (MENA) - The Turkish Coast Guard has captured 350 migrants, a majority of them Syrian nationals, as part of a raid operation on a ship in the Mediterranean Sea heading to Italy, Hurriyet reported. The Coast Guard captured 71 ....

  • German FM to visit Russia May 7

    Date: 2015-04-26 21:18:05 GMT - Germany - World - SN:131 - ID:2462373

    BERLIN, April 26 (MENA) - German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier is scheduled to pay a visit to Russia on May 7, Russia Today reported. The German minister will visit the Russian city of Volgograd, formerly known as Stalingrad, to ....

  • 26 killed, 180 wounded after heavy rains in Pakistan

    Date: 2015-04-26 20:07:56 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:122 - ID:2462021

    ISLAMABAD, April 26 (MENA) - At least 26 people were killed and more than 180 injured Sunday after a storm struck Pakistan's northwest city of Peshawar causing dozens of buildings to collapse, FRANCE 24 television reported. "The death toll has ....

  • 173 judges, officials meet in Paris to boost anti-terror efforts

    Date: 2015-04-26 20:04:09 GMT - France - World - SN:118 - ID:2461261

    PARIS, April 26 (MENA) – As many as 173 judges and officials from 34 countries will meet in Paris on Monday to boost anti-terror efforts and share views and information on threats facing many world countries. The meetings comes in the light of ....

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