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  • Romanian ex-minister gets 2 years in jail for bribes

    Date: 2015-02-13 18:39:19 GMT - Romania - World - SN:92 - ID:1957573

    BUCAREST, Feb 13 (MENA) - A Romanian court has sentenced a former minister to two years in prison for taking bribes and getting his mother's house built for free when he was in office, ABC News reported. The High Court of Cassation and Justice ....

  • Mexico must probe thousands of "disappearances" - UN

    Date: 2015-02-13 18:37:46 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:90 - ID:1957485

    NEW YORK, Feb 13 (MENA) - A United Nations watchdog called on Mexico on Friday to probe and prosecute alleged complicity of state forces in "disappearances", including a notorious case of 43 students believed murdered last year, Daily Mail reported. ....

  • Turkey’s future role in NATO increasingly uncertain -- paper

    Date: 2015-02-13 18:34:29 GMT - USA - World - SN:86 - ID:1957345

    WASHINGTON, Feb 13 (MENA) - Officials said Turkey, with the second largest army, would not respond to a NATO decision to double its rapid-response force and form a new unit, Middle East Newsline reported. They said Ankara would seek clarifications ....

  • Russia's Investigative Committee says it will not release key Ukrainian prisoner

    Date: 2015-02-13 18:28:14 GMT - Russia - World - SN:84 - ID:1957297

    MOSCOW, Feb 13 (MENA) - Russian investigators say there are no grounds to release a key Ukrainian prisoner despite claims by Ukraine's president that she would soon be freed, Fox News reported on Friday. In a statement posted online Friday, ....

  • Venezuela officials say ex-general, 10 other soldiers implicated in coup plot

    Date: 2015-02-13 17:03:23 GMT - Venezuela - World - SN:79 - ID:1957161

    CARACAS, Feb 13 (MENA) - Venezuelan officials say a retired air force general has been arrested and 13 other people are implicated in a plot to overthrow President Nicolas Maduro, FOX News reported on Friday. President Nicolas Maduro said the ....

  • FBI opens inquiry into Chapel Hill shootings

    Date: 2015-02-13 17:01:50 GMT - USA - World - SN:78 - ID:1957129

    WASHINGTON, Feb 13 (MENA) - The FBI has said that it would open an inquiry into the shootings of three young Muslims in Chapel Hill, N.C., a move that followed multiple calls this week for authorities to investigate the violence as a hate crime, The ....

  • ASEAN capable of handling Daesh threat: Malaysian min.

    Date: 2015-02-13 15:39:53 GMT - Malaysia - World - SN:72 - ID:1956809

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 13 (MENA) - ASEAN, as a block, is capable of handling the threat posed by the Daesh militant group, Bernama quoted Malaysian Defense Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein as saying Friday. He said all the 10 ASEAN-member ....

  • Myanmar government warns student protesters to stop marches

    Date: 2015-02-13 15:36:49 GMT - Myanmar (Burma) - World - SN:71 - ID:1956813

    YANGON, Feb 13 (MENA) - Myanmar's government has warned student protesters against marching to Yangon to seek educational reforms, saying "action will be taken" to restore law and order if they go ahead, Fox News reported Friday. Hundreds of ....

  • 11 killed in Indian train derailment

    Date: 2015-02-13 11:06:32 GMT - India - World - SN:38 - ID:1955185

    NEW DELHI, Feb 13 (MENA) - At least 11 passengers were killed when a train jumped the rails in southern India on Friday, CNN quoted local authorities as saying on Friday. Nine cars of the Bengaluru-Ernakulam Express train derailed some 50 ....

  • 19 killed, 60 injured in suicide bombing, grenade, firing attack at Peshawar Shiite mosque

    Date: 2015-02-13 11:02:11 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:37 - ID:1955173

    PESHAWAR, Feb 13 (MENA) - At least 19 people were killed and 60 more were reportedly injured in a terror attack on a Shiite mosque in Hayatabad Phase-5 in Peshawar, Pakistan Today reported Friday. Witnesses were quoted as saying that six men, in ....

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