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  • White House refutes report on bypassing Congress on Iran sanctions

    Date: 2014-10-21 11:16:16 GMT - USA - World - SN:42 - ID:1168701

    WASHINGTON, Oct 21 (MENA) - The White House has called “preposterous” a report that the Obama administration will not seek congressional approval to suspend sanctions against Iran if a deal on the Islamic republic’s nuclear program can be reached, ....

  • Nepal vows new rules after worst trekking disaster

    Date: 2014-10-21 10:44:50 GMT - Nepal - World - SN:38 - ID:1168689

    KATHMANDU, Oct 21 (MENA) - Nepal on Tuesday said that it will introduce new rules, improve weather forecasts and better monitor the movement of trekkers after the Himalayan country's worst hiking disaster left dozens dead last week, ABC news ....

  • S. Korea to deploy low-altitude radar system amid N. Korean drone threat

    Date: 2014-10-21 10:18:27 GMT - south korea - World - SN:33 - ID:1168313

    SEOUL, Oct 21 (MENA) - South Korea will deploy a low-altitude radar system late this year to guard the country against low-elevation military penetrations such as North Korean drones, Yonhap news agency reported quoting defense officials as having ....

  • 4.1-Earthquake hits Turkey; no victims or damages

    Date: 2014-10-21 10:18:09 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:32 - ID:1167777

    ANKARA, Oct 21 (MENA) - An earthquake measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale occurred in the Turkish part of the Black Sea near the city of Samsun, local reports said on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at 02:24 local time, no casualties or damage ....

  • Japan to send SDF liaison officer to U.S. military command over Ebola

    Date: 2014-10-21 09:15:09 GMT - Japan - World - SN:25 - ID:1167869

    TOKYO, Oct 21 (MENA) - Japan will dispatch an Air-Self Defense Force officer to the U.S. Africa Command in Germany to serve as a liaison with the U.S. military as part of efforts to fight the Ebola virus, the Defense Ministry said Tuesday. The ....

  • Pakistan pulls anti-gov't TV channel off air

    Date: 2014-10-21 08:58:47 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:23 - ID:1167645

    ISLAMABAD, Oct 21 (MENA) - An anti-government TV news channel in Pakistan was taken off air for 15 days after a high court ruled that the broadcaster was "maligning" the country's judiciary, ABC news reported quoting Pakistan's media regulation ....

  • Myanmar Says 2015 election won't be delayed

    Date: 2014-10-21 08:48:21 GMT - Myanmar (Burma) - World - SN:21 - ID:1167505

    NAYPYIDAW, Oct 21 (MENA) - Myanmar's government said Tuesday that a general election planned for late 2015 would be held on schedule, countering rumors that the vote could be postponed, according to ABC News. Tin Aye, chairman of the Myanmar Union ....

  • Drunk snow remover driver may have caused jet crash killing Total CEO

    Date: 2014-10-21 08:48:05 GMT - Russia - World - SN:20 - ID:1167521

    MOSCOW, Oct 21 (MENA) - The driver of the snow removal machine that the French Falcon-50 jet collided with at the Moscow Vnukovo airport was drunk, spokesman of the Russian Investigative Committee Vladimir Markin told TASS. “At the present ....

  • S Korean foreign, defense chiefs to leave for U.S. for security talks

    Date: 2014-10-21 08:00:41 GMT - south korea - World - SN:15 - ID:1167285

    SEOUL, Oct 21 (MENA) - South Korea's foreign and defense ministers plan to leave for the United States this week to attend a security meeting with their counterparts from Washington slated for later this week, Yonhap news agency quoting officials ....

  • Former Australian PM dies at 98

    Date: 2014-10-21 07:44:22 GMT - Australia - World - SN:14 - ID:1166989

    CANBERRA, Oct 21 (MENA) - Former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam has died at the age of 98, according to BBC. He was credited with transforming Australian society in the 1970s after 23 years of conservative government, introducing many ....

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