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  • Powerful 6.9 earthquake rocks Pacific Mariana Islands

    Date: 2014-09-17 18:49:36 GMT - Malaysia - World - SN:129 - ID:959913

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 17 (MENA) - A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.9 on the Richter scale on Wednesday struck the Mariana Islands, Pacific Northwest, Bernama news agency reported. A Malaysian Meteorological Department statement said the ....

  • Iran rejects Denmark's invitation to join US-led coalition

    Date: 2014-09-17 16:52:32 GMT - Iran - World - SN:110 - ID:959597

    TEHRAN, Sept 17 (MENA) - Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani said on Wednesday that Iran did not accept Denmark invitation to join the US-led coalition against the so-called Islamic State terror group set up by ....

  • UK jobless rate falls to lowest level since 2008

    Date: 2014-09-17 16:13:27 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:108 - ID:959573

    LONDON, Sept 17 (MENA) – The UK unemployment rate fell to 6.2 percent over the three months to the end of July, its lowest level since 2008, official figures show, the BBC reported. The number of jobless people fell by 146,000 to 2.02 million ....

  • Taliban kill 6 Afghan policemen in ambush

    Date: 2014-09-17 16:03:57 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:104 - ID:959481

    KABUL, Sept 17 (MENA) - Taliban fighters killed six Afghan policemen in an ambush in western Afghanistan, according to the BBC. Raouf Ahmadi, spokesman for the provincial police chief in Herat province, said Wednesday that six other police were ....

  • S. Korea, US to hold fresh talks on nuke energy pact

    Date: 2014-09-17 16:03:20 GMT - south korea - World - SN:103 - ID:959349

    SEOUL, Sept 17 (MENA) - South Korea and the United States will have another round of talks on renewing a bilateral nuclear energy pact in Vienna this weekend, Yonhap News Agency quoted Seoul's foreign ministry as saying Wednesday. The delegates ....

  • Ukrainian gov't to resubmit economic reform plan to parliament

    Date: 2014-09-17 16:02:24 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:102 - ID:959413

    KIEV, Sept 17 (MENA) – Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said on Wednesday his government would resubmit an economic reform plan to the parliament which turned it down earlier this month, ITAR-TASS reported. The parliament refused to put ....

  • New video by Daesh warns US against Iraq deployment

    Date: 2014-09-17 15:49:01 GMT - Iraq - World - SN:100 - ID:958081

    BAGHDAD, Sept 17 (MENA) - The militant Daesh group released a video warning the United States that its fighters are waiting for it in Iraq if President Barack Obama sends troops there,according to Fox News. The slick 52-second video entitled ....

  • China urges safeguard of Minsk ceasefire

    Date: 2014-09-17 15:47:51 GMT - China - World - SN:99 - ID:959333

    BEIJING, Sept 17 (MENA) – Those involved in Ukraine's Minsk ceasefire should safeguard the effective implementation of the agreement, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei was quoted as saying by Xinhua news agency on Wednesday. The comment came ....

  • Paper: World leaders divided on Scotish independence

    Date: 2014-09-17 15:44:41 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:97 - ID:958441

    LONDON, Sept 17 (MENA) - Scottish independence is being thought of in Germany mainly for its potential effect on the EU – especially its nascent separatist movements. German newspapers has been sneering – describing separatism as a "virus" ....

  • Iranian FM arrives in New York

    Date: 2014-09-17 14:30:46 GMT - USA - World - SN:92 - ID:957809

    NEW YORK, Sept 17 (MENA) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived on Wednesday in New York to resume nuclear talks with major powers. Zarif is due to participate also in the 69th session of the United Nations General ....

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