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  • Sri Lanka floods, mudslide kill at least 14

    Date: 2014-12-26 18:37:05 GMT - Sri Lanka - World - SN:96 - ID:1618961

    COLOMBO, Dec 26 (MENA) - At least 14 people have died in Sri Lanka due to floods and mudslides, local media reports said on Friday. Ten years after the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, heavy rain on Friday precipitated fatal floods and ....

  • At least 3 Afghans killed in coalition air strike

    Date: 2014-12-26 17:44:08 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:88 - ID:1618869

    KABUL, Dec 26 (MENA) - An Afghan official said at least three people have been killed in an air strike by US-led coalition forces but villagers in the remote area dispute the official version, saying the dead are civilians who were protecting their ....

  • Sri Lanka's mudslides kill 9 as floods displace 60,000

    Date: 2014-12-26 17:42:46 GMT - Sri Lanka - World - SN:87 - ID:1618921

    COLOMBO, Dec 26 (MENA) – At least nine people have been killed in mudslides triggered by heavy rains in the central hills of Sri Lanka, Fox News reported. Disaster-response officials say more than 60,000 people have been evacuated and 3,000 ....

  • Ukraine suspends trains to Crimea, citing security concerns

    Date: 2014-12-26 17:11:06 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:83 - ID:1618757

    KIEV, Dec 26 (MENA) - Ukraine's state rail company Ukrzaliznytsia has suspended passenger and cargo train services to the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea due to security concerns, ABC News reported on Friday. Ukrzaliznytsia said cargo trains would ....

  • China, Russia oil trade cooperation "mutually beneficial," says FM spokeswoman

    Date: 2014-12-26 16:48:44 GMT - China - World - SN:77 - ID:1618609

    BEIJING, Dec 26 (MENA) - China rebutted claims that high priced imported oil from Russia made the country the biggest loser from the sharp fall in global oil prices, saying its oil cooperation with Russia was "mutually beneficial." "China and ....

  • Chinese president urges legal, orderly political development in HK

    Date: 2014-12-26 16:23:39 GMT - China - World - SN:73 - ID:1618517

    BEIJING, Dec 26 (MENA) - Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday urged that the development of the political system in Hong Kong be orderly and in accordance with law, according to Xinhua News Agency. Xi made the remarks during a meeting here with ....

  • China backs Pakistan in fighting terrorism

    Date: 2014-12-26 15:06:21 GMT - China - World - SN:63 - ID:1618193

    BEIJING, Dec 26 (MENA) - China has voiced support for Pakistan in its strategy to fight terrorism. "China is against terrorism in any form. China firmly supports Pakistan in the implementation of its anti-terrorism strategy in accordance with its ....

  • Key peace talks in Minsk called off

    Date: 2014-12-26 12:25:27 GMT - Belarus - World - SN:45 - ID:1617333

    MINSK, Dec 26 (MENA) - Belarusian officials said that a key round of peace talks between Ukraine's government and pro-Russian rebels, due to take place in Minsk on Friday, has been called off, the BBC reported Friday. No immediate reason was ....

  • MENA agenda for Friday, December 26

    Date: 2014-12-26 06:21:40 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:2 - ID:1615317

    CAIRO, Kuwaiti Justice and Awqaf Minister Yacoub al-Sanea arrives here to attend the first Arab conference for international arbitration. CAIRO, A joint preaching mission from Al-Azhar and Awqaf Ministry heads for Ismailia with the aim of ....

  • Bosnia cleric accused of inciting followers to fight in Iraq, Syria

    Date: 2014-12-25 22:10:55 GMT - Bosnia and Herzegovina - World - SN:150 - ID:1615037

    SARAJEVO, Dec 25 (MENA) - A Muslim cleric in Bosnia accused of encouraging followers to fight with Daesh terrorists in Syria and Iraq was charged with terrorism on Thursday, local media cited prosecutors as saying. Husein Bosnic, from Buzim in ....

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