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  • Truck-bus collision kills 8, injures dozens in Dominican Republic

    Date: 2014-10-17 16:47:41 GMT - Dominican - World - SN:75 - ID:1145221

    SANTO DOMINGO, Oct 17 (MENA) - Authorities in the Dominican Republic say a bus carrying hotel workers has crashed into a truck, killing at least eight people and injuring more than a dozen, Fox news reported. Civil defense director Victorian ....

  • British police arrest 4 people on terror charges

    Date: 2014-10-17 16:20:44 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:71 - ID:1145013

    LONDON, Oct 17 (MENA) - British police have arrested four people during raids over the past two weeks. The arrestees are accused of planning to carry out terrorist acts against a police center and military barracks in western London. The men ....

  • Police use pepper spray in new clashes with protesters in Hong Kong

    Date: 2014-10-17 15:48:26 GMT - Hong Kong - World - SN:67 - ID:1144833

    VICTORIA, Oct 17 (MENA) - Fresh clashes have broken out between Hong Kong police and pro-democracy protesters, with officers using pepper spray and batons against the crowd, the BBC reported Friday. The scuffles erupted as demonstrators tried to ....

  • 16 dead as ventilation graft crashes in S. Korean concert

    Date: 2014-10-17 14:40:08 GMT - south korea - World - SN:60 - ID:1144637

    SEOUL, Oct 17 (MENA) - Sixteen people were killed and eleven others were injured as a ventilation grill at a suburban outdoor theater collapsed during a pop concert, Yonhap quoted fire officials as saying Friday. The accident took place at 5:53 ....

  • China, Vietnam agree to curb maritime dispute

    Date: 2014-10-17 13:47:03 GMT - China - World - SN:54 - ID:1144333

    BEIJING, Oct 17 (MENA) - China and Vietnam reached consensus on developing bilateral military relations on Friday, pledging to properly handle their maritime disputes, Xinhua news agency reported Friday. The discussion took place between Chinese ....

  • Park urges N. Korea to hold sincere talks with S. Korea

    Date: 2014-10-17 13:27:45 GMT - Italy - World - SN:50 - ID:1144157

    MILAN, Oct 17 (MENA) - South Korean President Park Geun-hye pressed Pyongyang Friday to sincerely come forward for talks with Seoul amid fresh tensions on the Korean Peninsula, Yonhap reported. "North Korea should sincerely come forward for ....

  • Proposal to control Russian-Ukrainian borders discussed at EU summit

    Date: 2014-10-17 12:06:46 GMT - Italy - World - SN:44 - ID:1143657

    ROME, Oct17 (MENA) - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said Friday that European leaders discussed a proposal to control Russian-Ukrainian borders with drones and “new technology”, The Wall Street Journal reported. The EU Summit in Milan has ....

  • German train drivers' union calls 2-day strike

    Date: 2014-10-17 11:35:22 GMT - Germany - World - SN:39 - ID:1143641

    BERLIN, Oct 17 (MENA) - A union representing German train drivers has called members out on a two-day strike this Saturday and Sunday, escalating a bitter pay dispute with national railway Deutsche Bahn, ABC News reported Friday. The GDL union said ....

  • Terror-related crime 'stretches police' - Scotland Yard

    Date: 2014-10-17 11:04:19 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:28 - ID:1142981

    LONDON, Oct 17 (MENA) - Police are being "stretched" by an "exceptionally high" number of inquiries into Islamist-related extremism, Scotland Yard has said, according to BBC. There have been 218 terrorism-related arrests in the England, Scotland ....

  • Fate of Kobani in question despite airstrikes

    Date: 2014-10-17 07:09:23 GMT - USA - World - SN:10 - ID:1141833

    WASHINGTON, Oct 17 (MENA) - A Pentagon spokesman says airstrikes have inflicted significant damage on Daesh militants around Kobani, a mainly Kurdish town near Syria's border with Turkey. In a rare joint briefing at the State Department, Rear ....

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