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  • Hong Kong protesters threaten talks boycott

    Date: 2014-10-03 13:00:04 GMT - Hong Kong - World - SN:53 - ID:1062353

    HONG KONG, Oct 3 (MENA) - Leaders of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong have threatened to call off talks with the government after demonstrators were involved in scuffles with pro-Beijing supporters, the BBC reported. The government must prevent ....

  • Russia achieves nuclear parity with US - paper

    Date: 2014-10-03 12:27:36 GMT - Russia - World - SN:49 - ID:1062153

    MOSCOW, Oct 3 (MENA) - For the first time since the beginning of the century, Russia caught up with the United States on the number of all carriers of nuclear weapons, Pravda ‎Newspaper reported on Friday. Moscow provided the information on the ....

  • S. Korea asks nationals in Turkey near Syrian border to evacuate

    Date: 2014-10-03 12:00:39 GMT - south korea - World - SN:47 - ID:1061889

    SEOUL, Oct 3 (MENA) -- South Korea asked its people staying in southern Turkey near the border with Syria to leave the area, Yonhap quoted an official as saying Friday. The foreign ministry recommended South Koreans who are staying within 10 ....

  • Magnitude 5.7 earthquake jolts central Philippines

    Date: 2014-10-03 11:53:56 GMT - Philippines - World - SN:44 - ID:1061893

    MANILA, Oct 3 (MENA) - A magnitude 5.7 earthquake jolted the central Philippines on Friday, sending workers out of their offices and causing cracks on a building's wall. There were no immediate reports of casualties, ABC News reported. The ....

  • Australian PM orders parliamentary burka ban rethink

    Date: 2014-10-03 11:20:51 GMT - Australia - World - SN:39 - ID:1061637

    CANBERRA, Oct 3 (MENA) - Australian PM Tony Abbott has urged the Speaker of parliament to reverse plans to ban women who cover their faces from sitting in the main public galleries, The BBC News reported Friday. "Common sense should prevail" when ....

  • UN accuses Daesh of 'gross rights abuses'

    Date: 2014-10-03 09:26:23 GMT - Iraq - World - SN:30 - ID:1060893

    BAGHDAD, Oct 3 (MENA) – A "staggering array" of human rights abuses has been committed by Daesh militants and associated armed groups over a nine-week period in Iraq, the BBC News cited the UN as saying. In a report, produced jointly by the UN ....

  • Cameron pays surprise visit to Afghanistan's new president

    Date: 2014-10-03 08:54:49 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:26 - ID:1060857

    LONDON, Oct 3 (MENA) - Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday pledged support for Afghanistan's newly sworn-in president and the country's new unity government, saying during a surprise visit to Kabul that Britain is committed to helping ....

  • Japan ready to continue dialogue with Russia

    Date: 2014-10-03 08:28:27 GMT - Japan - World - SN:22 - ID:1060661

    TOKYO, Oct 3 (MENA) - The Japanese government is ready for talks with Russia, though Japan takes action in coordination with the other G7 countries over the situation in Ukraine, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said, adding that Japan sought to ....

  • Cameron greets Muslims on Eidul Adha

    Date: 2014-10-03 07:43:25 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:19 - ID:1060605

    LONDON, Oct 3 (MENA) - British Prime Minister David Cameron greeted all Muslims in Britain and all over the world on the occasion of Eidul Adha. He said he would like on this occasion to remind everyone of the people who are less lucky and those ....

  • George W. Bush on ISIS: America has learned its ‘lesson’ on Iraq

    Date: 2014-10-03 06:39:22 GMT - USA - World - SN:10 - ID:1060297

    WASHINGTON, Oct 3 (MENA) - Former President George W. Bush is pointing to the resurgence of violence in Iraq as validating his belief that American troops should have stayed in that war-torn country instead of withdrawing in 2011. “They’re not ....

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