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  • Pope of Vatican arrives in South Korea

    Date: 2014-08-14 07:25:16 GMT - south korea - World - SN:29 - ID:873188

    SEOUL, Aug 14 (MENA) - Pope Francis arrived in South Korea on Thursday, the first visit by a pontiff to Seoul in 25 years, carrying a message of peace and reconciliation for the divided Korean Peninsula, Yonhap reported. The five-day visit, his ....

  • Thai Building Collapse's Death Toll Rises to 10

    Date: 2014-08-14 05:57:59 GMT - Thailand - World - SN:19 - ID:873060

    BANGKOK, Aug 14 (MENA) - The death toll from the collapse of a six-story building under construction on the outskirts of Thailand's capital has risen to 10, with at least four more people trapped under the rubble feared dead, three days after the ....

  • 11 people hurt in Swiss train derailment

    Date: 2014-08-13 21:10:58 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:183 - ID:872899

    BERN, Aug 13 (MENA)- At least three carriages of a Swiss mountain train have derailed near the ski resort of St Moritz, Euronews reported Wednesday. One of the carriages reportedly slid off the track onto a steep slope and was halted by ....

  • Pakistan braces for anti-gov't protests

    Date: 2014-08-13 21:03:40 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:179 - ID:872869

    ISLAMABAD, Aug 13 (MENA) - Pakistan is bracing itself ahead of Thursday's anti-government protests, with thousands of security personnel deployed and roadblocks set up, the BBC reported Wednesday. The march was called by opposition politician Imran ....

  • Chile gang robs $10m from armoured van in record theft

    Date: 2014-08-13 19:29:16 GMT - Chile - World - SN:169 - ID:872863

    SANTIAGO, Aug 13 (MENA) - Eight masked gunmen held up an armored money transport in the Chilean capital Santiago, making off with more than 10 million dollars, according to The BBC. The robbery is the biggest in Chilean history. The gang held ....

  • Russia bans alcohol imports from Ukraine

    Date: 2014-08-13 18:33:23 GMT - Russia - World - SN:157 - ID:872775

    MOSCOW, Aug 13 (MENA) - Russia has decided to suspend alcohol imports from Ukraine on August 15. On Wednesday the consumer rights watchdog Rospotrebnadzor said there had been a number of breaches in consumer legislation. The restrictions apply to ....

  • Brazil presidential candidate Campos dies in plane crash

    Date: 2014-08-13 18:22:31 GMT - Brazil - World - SN:152 - ID:872750

    BRASILIA, Aug 13 (MENA) - The Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos, 49, has died in a plane crash, the BBC news reported. Brazil's Vice President Michel Temer expressed his regret over the death of Campos, who had been running third in ....

  • Iranian leader hails breakthrough in Iraq political deadlock

    Date: 2014-08-13 18:15:32 GMT - Iran - World - SN:148 - ID:872730

    TEHRAN, Aug 13 (MENA)- Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei on Wednesday hailed the appointment of Iraq's new prime minister. He was quoted by local media as saying that enemies' plot to push Iraq into further chaos through ....

  • OSCE condemns attack on Croatian journalist

    Date: 2014-08-13 18:10:38 GMT - Austria - World - SN:145 - ID:872690

    VIENNA, Aug 13 (MENA) - Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović on Wedanesday condemned a physical attack against Domagoj Margetić, a Croatian journalist, a statement by the ....

  • Iran wants Iraq's new premier to start job immediately

    Date: 2014-08-13 17:25:11 GMT - Iran - World - SN:134 - ID:872656

    TEHRAN, Aug 13 (MENA) - Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian described the yesterday appointment of the new Iraqi prime minister as a major step towards the accomplishment of the political process in Iraq, and expressed the hope ....

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