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  • 142 million Brazilians to cast vote in presidential polls Sunday

    Date: 2014-10-04 19:24:51 GMT - Brazil - World - SN:63 - ID:1067933

    BRASILIA, Oct 4 (MENA) - More than 142 million Brazilians will go to the polls on Sunday, the BBC reported on Saturday. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, who is running for a second four-year term, is seen as the front-runner. Her main ....

  • Germany sends humanitarian convoy to Ukraine

    Date: 2014-10-04 19:13:30 GMT - Germany - World - SN:62 - ID:1067929

    BERLIN, Oct 4 (MENA) - Germany has dispatched more than 100 trucks from 17 different cities to deliver aid, including mobile kitchens, heating devices and blankets, to Ukraine, Russia Today reported on Saturday. The aid, set to be distributed by ....

  • 149 deaths in Malaysia from dengue recorded in 2014

    Date: 2014-10-04 19:12:33 GMT - Malaysia - World - SN:61 - ID:1067869

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 4 (MENA) - A total of 149 deaths resulting from dengue were recorded in Malaysia in the first nine months of the year, compared to only 48 cases during the same period last year, Bernama reported on Saturday. Malaysian Health ....

  • Russian presidential human rights council to draft memo on situation in Ukraine

    Date: 2014-10-04 18:27:54 GMT - Russia - World - SN:58 - ID:1067777

    MOSCOW, Oct 4 (MENA) - Russia’s presidential council for human rights will present a special memorandum regarding the human rights situation in the southeast of Ukraine and submit it to the head of state soon, Itar-Tass quoted member of the Russian ....

  • Haitian ex-dictator dies at 63

    Date: 2014-10-04 17:44:37 GMT - Haiti - World - SN:56 - ID:1067729

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Oct 4 (MENA) - Jean-Claude-Duvalier, the self-proclaimed "president for life" of Haiti whose corrupt and brutal regime sparked a popular uprising that sent him into a 25-year exile, died Saturday of a heart attack, the ABC news ....

  • UK development secretary mourns Henning

    Date: 2014-10-04 16:49:36 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:47 - ID:1067509

    LONDON, Oct 4 (MENA) - International Development Secretary Justine Greening mourned Saturday the British victim, Alan Henning, who was beheaded by Daesh militants. Posting on her Twitter page, Greening extended her condolences with Henning's ....

  • Deash has nothing to do with Islam - chief of Muslim Council of Britain

    Date: 2014-10-04 15:34:33 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:43 - ID:1067337

    LONDON, Oct 4 (MENA) – Daesh has nothing to do with Islam, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain Iqbal Sacranie has said commenting on their beheading to UK aid worker Alan Henning. Sacranie condemned the killing of Henning, ....

  • French Muslims condemn terror acts committed for religious reasons

    Date: 2014-10-04 15:07:16 GMT - France - World - SN:39 - ID:1067101

    PARIS, Oct 4 (MENA) – Head of the French Council of the Muslim Faith Dalil Boubakeur condemned on Saturday terror acts that were committed in the name of Islam. "Such acts deform the image of Islam," he said, asserting, true message of Islam "is ....

  • No Eid celebrations for India minister for flood victims

    Date: 2014-10-04 14:43:15 GMT - India - World - SN:38 - ID:1067157

    NEW DELHI, Oct 4 (MENA) - Minority affairs minister Najma Heptulla on Saturday said she would not celebrate Eidul-Adha this year, in view of the recent floods in Jammu and Kashmir and the stampede in Patna, the Indo-Asian News Agency reported. In a ....

  • Cameron pledges to 'use all assets' to find hostages, defeat Daesh

    Date: 2014-10-04 13:13:20 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:33 - ID:1066829

    LONDON, Oct 4 (MENA) - UK Prime Minister David Cameron issued a statement in which he pledged to "use all the assets" in order to find and help hostages taken by the Daesh and defeat the militant group, Sky News reported Saturday. "We will use ....

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