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  • UNICEF fears for wellbeing of children after Nepal earthquake

    Date: 2015-04-26 11:45:18 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:43 - ID:2458277

    GENEVA, April 26 (MENA) - UNICEF is mobilizing an urgent response to meet the needs of children affected by today's earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal. With children accounting for half the country's population, UNICEF fears the disaster, which is ....

  • Abe departs for 8-day U.S. visit, to hold talks with Obama

    Date: 2015-04-26 10:50:32 GMT - Japan - World - SN:38 - ID:2457677

    TOKYO, April 26 (MENA) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe left Japan on Sunday for an eight-day official visit to the United States during which he will hold talks with President Barack Obama on Tuesday to reaffirm their countries' robust bilateral ....

  • Amnesty International calls for including Libyan shores in rescue operations

    Date: 2015-04-26 10:00:21 GMT - Libya - World - SN:28 - ID:2456541

    TRIPOLI, April 26 (MENA) - Amnesty International called for having efforts to rescue migrants in the Mediterranean include the Libyan shores, pointing out that usually rescue operations take place around the Italian territorial waters and all boats ....

  • Volkswagen Chairman Ferdinand Piech resigns

    Date: 2015-04-26 09:44:06 GMT - Germany - World - SN:23 - ID:2457121

    FRANKFURT, April 26 (MENA) - An era at one of Europe’s biggest corporations ended dramatically Saturday when Ferdinand Piech, chairman of Volkswagen AG and grandson of the company’s founder, unexpectedly resigned after losing a rancorous battle to ....

  • 70 killed, injured in Tibet earthquake

    Date: 2015-04-26 09:38:26 GMT - China - World - SN:22 - ID:2456493

    BEIJING, April 26 (MENA) - The Chinese authorities said 17 people were killed, 53 others injured and 12,000 have been evacuated in China's Tibet Autonomous Region in the wake of the devastating earthquake that hit neighboring Nepal on ....

  • President Rouhani extends condolences to Nepal after quake

    Date: 2015-04-26 08:10:33 GMT - Iran - World - SN:14 - ID:2456197

    TEHRAN, April 26 (MENA) - Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has offered condolences to the Nepali people for a devastating earthquake which has killed over 1,800 so far, Press TV reported. The Iranian president offered his “sympathy and ....

  • S. Korea pledges US$1 mln for Nepal quake relief

    Date: 2015-04-26 08:09:03 GMT - south korea - World - SN:13 - ID:2456201

    SEOUL, April 26 (MENA) - South Korea on Sunday pledged US$1 million in aid for earthquake-stricken Nepal and said it may consider sending an emergency rescue squad, Yonhap reported. The decision was reached after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake on ....

  • Death toll of Nepal quake passes 1,000

    Date: 2015-04-26 08:08:17 GMT - Nepal - World - SN:12 - ID:2456189

    KATHMANDU, April 26 (MENA) - More than 1,000 people have been killed in Nepal's deadliest earthquake for more than 80 years, the BBC reported, quoting the police. The 7.8 magnitude quake struck an area of central Nepal between the capital, ....

  • 28 militants killed in fresh security operations

    Date: 2015-04-26 07:45:10 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:7 - ID:2455985

    KABUL, April 26 (MENA) - Some 28 militants have been killed in fresh security operations in different parts of the country, Khaama Press reported. A statement issued Sunday morning by the Ministry of Interior (MoI) states that the operations were ....

  • London marathon: police tell UK public to stay alert amid terror threats

    Date: 2015-04-25 18:25:06 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:84 - ID:2454877

    LONDON, April 25 (MENA) – UK Police have urged the public to remain vigilant during the London marathon and memorial events this weekend amid heightened fears sparked by an alleged terror plot in Australia, The Guardian reported. Security ....

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