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  • Tear gas and clashes at democracy protest in Hong Kong

    Date: 2014-09-29 12:39:02 GMT - Hong Kong - World - SN:50 - ID:1035941

    VICTORIA, Sept 29 (MENA) - Hong Kong police have used tear gas to disperse thousands of pro-democracy protesters near the government complex, after a week of escalating tensions. Dozens of demonstrators were arrested, with hundreds vowing to stay ....

  • New Afghan President Ghani proposes talks with Taliban

    Date: 2014-09-29 10:13:09 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:31 - ID:1034397

    KABUL, Sept 29 (MENA) - Ashraf Ghani, a Western-educated technocrat, called for peace talks with Taliban-led insurgents after he was sworn in Monday as Afghanistan’s president in the first peaceful transition of power in more than four decades, ABC ....

  • Japan to Close Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing Plant

    Date: 2014-09-29 09:05:03 GMT - Japan - World - SN:19 - ID:1033773

    TOKYO, Sept 29 (MENA) - The Japan Atomic Energy Agency said Monday it plans to close its nuclear fuel reprocessing plant north of Tokyo because it is too expensive to upgrade the facility to satisfy stricter regulations made after the Fukushima ....

  • Ashraf Ghani sworn in as new Afghan president

    Date: 2014-09-29 07:52:39 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:13 - ID:1033077

    KABUL, Sept 29 (MENA) - Ashraf Ghani has been sworn in as Afghanistan's president in a ceremony at the presidential palace in Kabul, the BBC reported Monday. It comes after six months of deadlock amid a bitter dispute over electoral fraud and a ....

  • UN's Ban Ki-Moon receives letter from N. Korea's Kim Jong-un

    Date: 2014-09-28 22:23:23 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:165 - ID:1032309

    NEW YORK, Sept 28 (MENA) - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has received a letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Ban's office said without disclosing details on what it contained. The letter was delivered on Saturday through North Korea's ....

  • Iran, Russia FMs say nuclear talks must continue

    Date: 2014-09-28 21:49:30 GMT - Iran - World - SN:161 - ID:1032349

    TEHRAN, Sept 28 (MENA) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has met with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in New York to discuss the progress of Tehran’s nuclear talks with the P5+1 group, Press TV reported. During the meeting, ....

  • Iran to expand ties with Afghanistan new government: official

    Date: 2014-09-28 21:09:43 GMT - Iran - World - SN:150 - ID:1032157

    TEHRAN, Sept 28 (MENA) – Iran's Vice-President in Executive Affairs Mohammad Shariatmadari said Iran is ready for economic participation in Afghanistan, adding that Iran will expand ties with the new government of Afghanistan. According to the ....

  • 8 killed as 4.9 magnitude quake hits Peruvian village

    Date: 2014-09-28 20:46:54 GMT - Peru - World - SN:146 - ID:1031985

    LIMA, Sept 28 (MENA) - At least eight people have died as a 4.9-magnitude earthquake hit a remote Andean village near Cuzco, Peru, destroying homes late Saturday night, a Peruvian civil defense official said. The quake was at a depth of 8 ....

  • 4.8 magnitude earthquake hits Iceland

    Date: 2014-09-28 20:10:02 GMT - Iceland - World - SN:139 - ID:1031837

    REYKJAVIK, Sept 28 (MENA) - An earthquake of magnitude 4.8 shook Iceland, some 217 kilometers from the capital Reykjavik, Russia Today quoted the US Geological Survey as reporting on Sunday. The epicenter of the quake was located at a depth of 7 ....

  • Obama: US underestimated rise of Daesh in Iraq and Syria

    Date: 2014-09-28 19:16:36 GMT - USA - World - SN:136 - ID:1031437

    WASHINGTON, Sept 28 (MENA) - US President Barack Obama acknowledged that the US underestimated the rise of the Daesh and overestimated the ability of the Iraqi military to fend off the militant group in an interview that CBS. Asked about comments ....

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