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  • Around 1,700 refugees returned to Syria in 24 hours - Russian Military

    Date: 2019-01-03 12:11:23 GMT - Syria - World - SN:40 - ID:7741450

    DAMASCUS, Jan 3 (MENA) - About 1,1700 Syrian refugees from abroad have returned to their home country over the past 24 hours, Sputnik News Agency has quoted the Russian Defense Ministry's Center for the Reception, Allocation and Accommodation of ....

  • Taliban kills 8 policemen in northern Afghanistan

    Date: 2019-01-03 11:51:07 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:35 - ID:7741440

    KABUL, Jan 3 (MENA) - An Afghan official said the Taliban killed eight police in an attack on their post in the provincial capital of the northern Baghlan province, ABC News reported. Safdar Mooseni, the head of the provincial council, said ....

  • North Korean diplomat in Italy unaccounted for since leaving embassy in Nov. - Seoul

    Date: 2019-01-03 10:07:30 GMT - south korea - World - SN:20 - ID:7741162

    SEOUL, Jan 3 (MENA) - South Korea's spy agency said that a senior North Korean diplomat, stationed in Italy, has disappeared with his wife since he left the North's embassy in early November last year, Yonhap News Agency reported on Thursday. Jo ....

  • Afghan military: 11 Taliban militants killed, 7 injured in Faryab

    Date: 2019-01-03 10:04:18 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:19 - ID:7741217

    KABUL, Jan 3 (MENA) - Eleven Taliban militants were killed and seven wounded in a clash and an airstrike in northern Faryab province of Afghanistan, the Afghan Military said in a statement carried by Khaama Press News Agency Thursday. The 209th ....

  • Acting North Korean amb. to Italy seeks to defect

    Date: 2019-01-03 08:26:44 GMT - south korea - World - SN:12 - ID:7740969

    SEOUL, Jan 3 (MENA) - North Korea’s top diplomat in Italy sought asylum from an unidentified Western country with his family. Jo Song-gil, the acting North Korean ambassador to Rome, is currently under protection of Italian authorities upon his ....

  • China lunar rover successfully touches down on far side of moon

    Date: 2019-01-03 07:31:27 GMT - China - World - SN:8 - ID:7740905

    BEIJING, Jan 3 (MENA) - In an historic first, China has successfully landed a rover on the far side of the moon, Chinese state media announced Thursday, a huge milestone for the nation as it attempts to position itself as a leading space ....

  • Death toll of Magnitogorsk blast in Russia rises to 26

    Date: 2019-01-02 19:47:20 GMT - Russia - World - SN:56 - ID:7740723

    MOSCOW, Jan 2 (MENA) - The death toll in a New Year's Eve apartment-building collapse rose to 26 as rescuers working in frigid temperatures pulled bodies from the rubble in the Russian city of Magnitogorsk, news media reported on Wednesday. About ....

  • Several killed in Denmark after train accident, according to local police

    Date: 2019-01-02 09:32:43 GMT - Denmark - World - SN:15 - ID:7739775

    COPENHAGEN, Jan 2 (MENA) - Several people were killed in a train accident on Danish Bridge on Wednesday morning, police on the Island of Fyn said. The accident shut the bridge linking Fyn to the island of Zealand, Euro news reported. Fyn ....

  • Death toll from Philippine landslides, floods climbs to 85

    Date: 2019-01-02 07:56:25 GMT - Philippines - World - SN:10 - ID:7739653

    MANILA, Jan 2 (MENA) - The death toll from landslides and devastating floods in the central Philippines triggered by a tropical depression climbed to 85, officials said on Wednesday, and 20 people were missing as rescuers slowly reached cut-off ....

  • Five army soldiers killed in Kandahar attack

    Date: 2019-01-02 07:47:46 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:9 - ID:7739643

    KABUL, Jan 2 (MENA) - At least five army soldiers were killed in a militants attack in Maiwand district in southern Kandahar province on Tuesday night, security sources said. Six other soldiers were wounded in the attack, reported Tolo News ....

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