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  • China offers help in search for missing AirAsia flight: FM

    Date: 2014-12-29 13:37:04 GMT - China - World - SN:50 - ID:1635669

    BEIJING, Dec 29 (MENA) - China offered on Monday to send aircraft and ships to help in the international search for a missing AirAsia flight that disappeared off Indonesia over the weekend, the Foreign Ministry said. “China has already said to ....

  • Turkey top court revokes opposition leader's passport

    Date: 2014-12-29 11:44:15 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:45 - ID:1634493

    ANKARA, Dec 29 (MENA) - The top administrative court of Turkey has approved a March decision by the governor’s office in the eastern province of Erzurum, revoking a special passport granted to US-based Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen more than two ....

  • Tourism revenue set to reach all-time high in 2014

    Date: 2014-12-29 11:22:07 GMT - south korea - World - SN:42 - ID:1634377

    SEOUL, Dec 29 (MENA) - South Korea's tourism revenue through the first 10 months of 2014 has already set an all-time high compared with totals from previous years, data showed Sunday, on the back of the rising number of Chinese visitors, Yonhap news ....

  • Scores awaiting rescue in Italy ferry fire

    Date: 2014-12-29 09:23:10 GMT - Italy - World - SN:28 - ID:1633125

    ROME, Dec 29 (MENA) - More than 160 people are still awaiting rescue on the deck of a blazing Italian ferry amid freezing temperatures off the Greek island of Corfu, the BBC news reported on Monday. Helicopter crews have been winching small groups ....

  • AirAsia QZ8501: Indonesia plane 'at bottom of sea'

    Date: 2014-12-29 08:42:08 GMT - Indonesia - World - SN:24 - ID:1632993

    JAKARTA, Dec 29 (MENA) - The missing AirAsia Indonesia flight QZ8501 is likely to be at the bottom of the sea, BBC quoted the head of Indonesia's search-and-rescue agency reported. Bambang Soelistyo said the hypothesis was based on the co-ordinates ....

  • S. Korea to conduct first missile defense drill next year

    Date: 2014-12-29 07:04:50 GMT - south korea - World - SN:11 - ID:1632369

    SEOUL, Dec 29 (MENA) - South Korea plans to conduct its first missile defense drill in the first half of next year to test the effectiveness of locally developed defense programs in the face of North Korea's missile and nuclear threats, Yonhap news ....

  • Turkish ship sinks off Italy

    Date: 2014-12-28 21:10:00 GMT - Italy - World - SN:147 - ID:1631569

    ROME, Dec 28 (MENA) - A Turkish merchant vessel has sunk in the northern Adriatic near the Italian port of Ravenna after a collision with another ship in rough seas, Russia Today reported. It is being suggested that several crew members are ....

  • Crude bomb blast kills woman in India's Bengaluru

    Date: 2014-12-28 20:05:38 GMT - India - World - SN:138 - ID:1631445

    NEW DELHI, Dec 28 (MENA) - A crude bomb exploded outside a busy restaurant in India's high-tech capital of Bengaluru on Sunday, killing a woman and wounding a man, Euronews reported. The low-intensity blast occurred in the center of Bengaluru ....

  • Merkel calls on Russia to influence Ukraine separatists

    Date: 2014-12-28 19:34:02 GMT - Germany - World - SN:131 - ID:1631321

    BERLIN, Dec 28 (MENA) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel appealed to the Russian government on Sunday to use its influence on separatists in eastern Ukraine to implement a ceasefire plan agreed in Minsk in September aimed at ending the ....

  • Daesh has killed nearly 2,000 in Syria since June - SOHR

    Date: 2014-12-28 18:44:40 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:127 - ID:1631121

    LONDON, Dec 28 (MENA) - The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) on Sunday accused Daesh of murdering nearly 2,000 Syrians since announcing their "caliphate" in June. "The SOHR has documented the Daesh execution of 1,878 people in ....

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