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  • Five hostages escape standoff in Sydney, report says

    Date: 2014-12-15 10:04:37 GMT - Australia - World - SN:35 - ID:1539957

    CِِANBERRA, Dec 15 (MENA) - The gunman is still holding people hostage inside a café in Sydney after five people escaped earlier on Monday, The Independent reported. New South Wales Police has requested that media organisations not repeat the ....

  • Sydney cafe gunman claims to have planted four bombs

    Date: 2014-12-15 08:31:52 GMT - Australia - World - SN:25 - ID:1539509

    CANBERRA, Dec 15 (MENA) - The gunman, who has taken dozens of people hostage in a cafe in Sydney's financial district, claimed to have planted two bombs at the cafe, Sky News reported. Two Arabic flags similar to those used by Islamic State have ....

  • Japan's ruling coalition scores commanding majority in parliamentary elections

    Date: 2014-12-15 08:24:29 GMT - Japan - World - SN:23 - ID:1539233

    TOKYO, Dec 15 (MENA) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition was on track for a sweeping election win with the premier claiming a mandate to continue with his economic policies, Kyodo reported. The coalition of Abe’s Liberal Democratic ....

  • Iran nuclear team leaves Tehran for Geneva

    Date: 2014-12-15 07:37:43 GMT - Iran - World - SN:16 - ID:1539061

    TEHRAN, Dec 15 (MENA) - The Iranian nuclear negotiating team has left Tehran for the Swiss city of Geneva for a fresh round of talks with the P5+1 group over Tehran’s nuclear program, Press TV reported. The delegation led by Iran’s Deputy Foreign ....

  • Lavrov: Middle East settlement requires urgent measures to prevent degrading of situation

    Date: 2014-12-15 07:10:26 GMT - Russia - World - SN:15 - ID:1538765

    MOSCOW, Dec 15 (MENA) - Middle-East settlement requires urgent steps to prevent the situation from degrading, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said at a meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry, according to Tass News Agency. “The ....

  • 13 killed, including 3 Chinese workers, in accident at plant construction site in Ecuador

    Date: 2014-12-15 07:07:48 GMT - Ecuador - World - SN:14 - ID:1538721

    QUITO, Dec 15 (MENA) - A sudden collapse at the site of Ecuador's largest-ever infrastructure project killed 13 people and injured a dozen more, Fox News quoted officials as sayin Sunday. The Chinese embassy in Quito confirmed that 10 Ecuadorean ....

  • S.Korea FM to visit Israel, Palestine next week

    Date: 2014-12-15 07:05:15 GMT - south korea - World - SN:13 - ID:1538797

    SEOUL, Dec 15 (MENA) - South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se plans to visit Israel and Palestine next week to discuss ways to help resolve security issues in the Middle Eastern region, Yonhap news agency reported quoting a government official ....

  • 11 dead in central China fire

    Date: 2014-12-15 07:00:11 GMT - China - World - SN:12 - ID:1538729

    BEIJING, Dec 15 (MENA) - At least 11 persons were killed in a fire that erupted at a bar in central China's Henan Province Monday. Twenty-four people were rushed to hospital with wounds from the flames that broke out in the Huangguan karaoke bar ....

  • Hong Kong police clear last pro-democracy protest site

    Date: 2014-12-15 06:58:48 GMT - Hong Kong - World - SN:11 - ID:1538761

    VICTORIA, Dec 15 (MENA) - Hong Kong authorities arrested several pro-democracy activists on Monday as they cleared the last of three protest sites, marking the closure of demonstration camps in the city that have blocked streets for more than two ....

  • Death toll reaches 37 in Indonesia mudslide

    Date: 2014-12-15 06:39:56 GMT - Indonesia - World - SN:9 - ID:1538693

    JAKARTA, Dec 15 (MENA) - At least 37 people are now known to have died in Indonesia after more than 100 homes were swept away by mud gushing into Jemblung village in the centre of Java province, Euronews reported. Hundreds of people have been ....

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