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  • One third of Israeli children live in poverty, report finds

    Date: 2014-12-25 13:08:19 GMT - Israel - World - SN:84 - ID:1612141

    GAZA, Dec 25 (MENA) - More than 450,000 children suffer from “high risk” situations such as sexual abuse, domestic abuse, severe disability without access to proper resources, or a lack of basic rights, a non-governmental organization said in a ....

  • Pope condemns religious violence in Christmas address

    Date: 2014-12-25 12:58:17 GMT - Vatican - World - SN:79 - ID:1611645

    ROME, Dec 25 (MENA) - Pope Francis has denounced the "brutal persecution" of religious and ethnic minorities, in his traditional Christmas Day address, according to BBC News. In his second "Urbi et Orbi" - to the city and the world - Christmas ....

  • Russia to deploy new silo-based ballistic missiles in Orenburg, Krasnoyarsk

    Date: 2014-12-25 12:27:07 GMT - Russia - World - SN:72 - ID:1611469

    MOSCOW, Dec 25 (MENA) – Russia will deploy its new silo-based heavy ballistic Sarmat missiles in the Orenburg Region and Krasnoyarsk Territory, Strategic Missile Forces Commander Col. Gen. Sergei Karakayev said Thursday. “This heavy rocket will ....

  • Survivors huddle after violence in India kills 72

    Date: 2014-12-25 11:54:06 GMT - India - World - SN:64 - ID:1611269

    NEW DELHI, Dec 25 (MENA) – Death toll of a rebel massacre in India reached 72 Adivasi tribe members which is the worst violence in months in the ethnically mixed region, ABC News reported on Thursday. The attacks late Tuesday in Assam state’s ....

  • Snowstorm in Moscow delays dozens of flights

    Date: 2014-12-25 11:03:00 GMT - Russia - World - SN:58 - ID:1610997

    MOSCOW, Dec 25 (MENA) - A massive snowstorm in Moscow has caused delays to dozens of flights and brought traffic to a standstill, ABC News reported on Thursday. Although none of the three airports has been closed, several dozen flights were ....

  • US strongly condemns suicide attack in southern Baghdad

    Date: 2014-12-25 07:36:12 GMT - USA - World - SN:28 - ID:1609461

    WASHINGTON, Dec 25 (MENA) - The United States strongly condemned the suicide attack in Madaen, Iraq, which took the lives of a number of anti-Daesh fighters as they gathered to receive government salaries, the US State Department said. "We extend ....

  • Greek F-16 jets 'harassed' Turkish war planes: Turkish army

    Date: 2014-12-25 07:19:57 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:27 - ID:1609401

    ANKARA, Dec 25 (MENA) – Greek F-16 planes "harassed" Turkish military trainer aircraft by putting them under radar-lock while they were flying over the Aegean Sea, Hurriyet Daily News ‎quoted the Turkish General Staff as saying. Turkish ....

  • Spain's king attacks corruption in Christmas Eve speech

    Date: 2014-12-25 07:18:39 GMT - Spain - World - SN:26 - ID:1609357

    MADRID, Dec 25 (MENA) - Spain's new King Felipe VI has attacked corruption across the country in his first Christmas Eve message, according to the BBC. The king refrained however from directly referring to his sister, who is due to stand trial ....

  • US welcomes Somali parliamentary confirmation on new PM

    Date: 2014-12-24 22:27:35 GMT - USA - World - SN:198 - ID:1608713

    WASHINGTON, Dec 24 (MENA) - The United States welcomed Wednesday the parliamentary confirmation of Somalia’s Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke, the US Department of State’s spokeswoman said in a statement. “We look forward to the Prime ....

  • Pakistan PM unveils special courts for combating terror

    Date: 2014-12-24 21:51:33 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:194 - ID:1608621

    ISLAMABAD, Dec 24 (MENA) - Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said special courts will be setup for a period of two years to cope with the scourge of terrorism that has claimed over 50,000 lives, Geo News reported. In his televised speech on ....

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