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  • UK police chief calls for new anti-terror powers

    Date: 2014-08-27 12:16:17 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:62 - ID:893817

    LONDON, Aug 27 (MENA) - Britain's most senior police chief has called for wide-ranging new powers to tackle homegrown terrorism, including a "rebuttable presumption" that anyone who visits Syria without prior notice should be treated as a terror ....

  • Minsk summit shows Kiev policy to confront Moscow unjustified: Duma head

    Date: 2014-08-27 11:52:43 GMT - Russia - World - SN:56 - ID:893799

    MOSCOW, Aug 27 (MENA) - The Minsk summit between presidents of Russia and Ukraine Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko showed that Kiev's policy seeking total confrontation with Moscow had not been justified, the head of Russia’s State Duma ....

  • Russia to continue humanitarian aid provision to east of Ukraine under Red Cross aegis

    Date: 2014-08-27 11:08:34 GMT - Russia - World - SN:52 - ID:893650

    MOSCOW, Aug 27 (MENA) - Russia will continue the provision of humanitarian aid to Ukraine’s embattled east regions under the aegis of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on ....

  • UN Human Rights report cites murder, kidnap, torture in Ukraine

    Date: 2014-08-27 07:39:06 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:24 - ID:893267

    NEW YORK, Aug 27 (MENA) - Separatists in Ukraine and Ukraine government forces are guilty of a wide array of human rights abuses, including torture, a UN report said. The report by the 34-member UN monitoring mission, prepared by the UN human ....

  • Dengue fever contracted in Japan for first time in 70 years

    Date: 2014-08-27 07:11:50 GMT - Japan - World - SN:18 - ID:893211

    TOKYO, Aug 27 (MENA) - The health ministry said Wednesday it has confirmed that someone has contracted dengue fever while in Japan for the first time in nearly 70 years, Kyodo reported. A Japanese teen in Saitama Prefecture with no record of ....

  • UN chief welcomes Egypt-brokered ceasefire in Gaza

    Date: 2014-08-26 21:28:34 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:155 - ID:893012

    NEW YORK, Aug 26 (MENA) – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed announcement of an open-ended ceasefire for Gaza, brokered by Egypt, the UN News Center reported Tuesday. Ban said he hoped this would lead to a political process aimed at ....

  • Kerry praises Egypt over brokering Palestine-Israel ceasefire deal

    Date: 2014-08-26 20:44:40 GMT - USA - World - SN:149 - ID:892986

    WASHINGTON, Aug 26 (MENA) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry applauded Egypt's effort in brokering the ceasefire agreement between Israel and the Palestinians. Kerry said he closely worked with officials in Egypt, Israel, and Palestine to ....

  • Bin Laden's son-in-law should get life in prison, US prosecutors say

    Date: 2014-08-26 20:06:00 GMT - USA - World - SN:147 - ID:892972

    NEW YORK, Aug 26 (MENA) - US prosecutors are saying a life prison sentence is the only answer for the son-in-law of Osama bin Laden after he was convicted for his role as al-Qaida's spokesman after the Sept. 11 attacks, Fox News reported. In ....

  • US tribute to Egypt over brokering Palestine-Israel ceasefire deal

    Date: 2014-08-26 19:12:48 GMT - USA - World - SN:139 - ID:892904

    WASHINGTON, Aug 26 (MENA) – The U.S. hailed Egyptian role in brokering the ceasefire agreement between Israelis and Palestinians. Spokeswoman of US Department of State Jen Psaki welcomed the ceasefire agreement, urging all Israeli and Palestinian ....

  • Death toll from mudslides in Hiroshima climbs to 66

    Date: 2014-08-26 15:42:08 GMT - Japan - World - SN:116 - ID:892611

    TOKYO, Aug 26 (MENA) - The death toll from devastating landslides in the city of Hiroshima rose to 66 on Tuesday, the Koyodo news reported. As many as 21 others still missing, the report said, adding rescuers continued to search for survivors and ....

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