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  • 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 ....

  • 4 Afghan soldiers killed in Taliban attack in Kabul

    Date: 2014-10-21 07:43:58 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:13 - ID:1166949

    KABUL, Oct 21 (MENA) - At least four Afghan soldiers have been killed in a roadside bomb attack on a bus in the capital, ABC News reported. Gen. Mohammad Zahir Azimi, spokesman for the Afghan Ministry of Defense, says the blast occurred Tuesday ....

  • 6-magnitude quake shakes Ecuador's border with Colombia, no injuries or damage reported

    Date: 2014-10-21 07:43:28 GMT - Ecuador - World - SN:12 - ID:1166945

    QUITO, Oct 21 (MENA) - The U.S. Geological Survey says a 6-magnitude quake has struck Ecuador's border with Colombia, Fox News reported. There are no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The quake struck at 3:33 p.m. EDT, had a depth of ....

  • U.S. drone crashes on landing at airport in Niamey: Niger sources

    Date: 2014-10-21 07:42:53 GMT - Niger - World - SN:11 - ID:1166953

    NIAMEY, Oct 21 (MENA) - An unarmed US Reaper drone crashed on landing at the main airport in the capital of Niger on Monday, damaging the runway but causing no injuries, airport sources in Niger and the US Air Force told Euronews Washington ....

  • Over 100 warplanes take part in former Soviet states air defense drills

    Date: 2014-10-21 07:00:27 GMT - Russia - World - SN:4 - ID:1166941

    MOSCOW, Oct 21 (MENA) - Seven Commonwealth of Independent States CIS states began air defense drills on Tuesday. Around 100 warplanes of fighter, bombing, assault and long-range aviation as well as 130 command control posts are involved in the ....

  • UN says worker dies from Ebola in Sierra Leone

    Date: 2014-10-20 22:54:03 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:162 - ID:1166505

    NEW YORK, Oct 20 (MENA) - The United Nations said one of its staffers has died in the Ebola outbreak, ABC news reported Monday. A statement the by UN on Monday said Edmund Bangura-Sesay, a local driver for their office in Sierra Leone, died ....

  • Government oKs Czech troops to stay in Afghanistan

    Date: 2014-10-20 22:44:52 GMT - Czech - World - SN:161 - ID:1166489

    PRAGUE, Oct 20 (MENA) - The Czech defense ministry said the government has approved its plan to keep troops in Afghanistan for at least two more years, ABC news reported. The ministry said in a statement Monday that up to 350 soldiers will be ....

  • UK foreign secretary welcomes further EU sanctions on Syria

    Date: 2014-10-20 22:20:19 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:160 - ID:1166433

    LONDON, Oct 20 (MENA) - British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has welcomed an EU Foreign Ministers agreement on further Syria sanctions on Monday's Foreign Affairs Council. “I welcome agreement by the EU to sanction 18 individuals and entities ....

  • 4 killed in jet crash at Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport

    Date: 2014-10-20 22:13:02 GMT - Russia - World - SN:159 - ID:1166389

    MOSCOW, Oct 20 (MENA) - A French citizen and three crew members have reportedly been killed after a small business jet crashed at Vnukovo Airport in Moscow, Russia Today reported Monday. The French man was the only passenger of the Falcon business ....

  • Key militant group commander surrenders in Pakistan

    Date: 2014-10-20 21:40:32 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:156 - ID:1166305

    PESHAWAR, Oct 20 (MENA) - A key commander of the outlawed militant group Lashkar-i-Islam (LI) has surrendered to Pakistani security forces along with 80 of his men. Sources said that LI commander Haji Faqeer and his men handed in their weapons in ....

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