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  • UNHCR: 300 die while trying to cross Mediterranean in past week

    Date: 2014-08-26 11:53:04 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:68 - ID:892063

    GENEVA, Aug 26 (MENA) - More than 300 people have died while trying to make irregular sea crossings from North Africa to Europe in the past week, bringing the death toll this year from sinking vessels on the Mediterranean to almost 1,900, including ....

  • Russian paper: Islamists close to controlling Libya capital

    Date: 2014-08-26 11:41:24 GMT - Russia - World - SN:65 - ID:891929

    MOSCOW, Aug 26 (MENA) - Islamists are in full control of Tripoli International Airport and are about to control all of the Libyan capital, reported Novye Izvestia newspaper on Tuesday. The paper made it clear that such step will be the biggest ....

  • Obama approves air surveillance of ISIS in Syria

    Date: 2014-08-26 08:19:56 GMT - USA - World - SN:27 - ID:891556

    NEW YORK, Aug 26 (MENA) - President Obama has authorized surveillance flights over Syria, a precursor to potential airstrikes there, but a mounting concern for the White House is how to target the Sunni extremists without helping President Bashar ....

  • Three gunned down in northwest Pakistan

    Date: 2014-08-26 07:49:00 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:24 - ID:891563

    ISLAMABAD, Aug 26 (MENA) - Unknown gunmen killed three persons in Bannu, who were facing terrorism charges and were wanted in several cases, Gio TV reported quoting Pakistani police as having said. The incident took place in FR Jani Khel area of ....

  • At least five dead in South Korea flash floods

    Date: 2014-08-26 07:21:57 GMT - south korea - World - SN:17 - ID:891479

    SEOUL, Aug 26 (MENA) - Flash floods brought on by heavy rain in southern South Korea have killed at least five people, officials say. One person was killed and four others are missing after a bus was swept away by floods near the southern city of ....

  • Japan PM to reshuffle Cabinet on Sept. 3

    Date: 2014-08-26 06:04:24 GMT - Japan - World - SN:8 - ID:891408

    TOKYO, Aug 26 (MENA) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will reshuffle his Cabinet on Sept. 3, he said Tuesday in a meeting of Liberal Democratic Party executives, Kyodo News reported. "I would like to make fresh changes as we enter the second ....

  • Russian ministry sends 38 tonnes of relief supplies to quake-hit south-western China

    Date: 2014-08-25 12:29:47 GMT - Russia - World - SN:69 - ID:890427

    MOSCOW, Aug 25 (MENA) - Russia’s Emergencies Ministry has sent humanitarian aid to the quake-hit city of Kunming, south-western China. “Pursuant to the Russian government’s instruction, the ministry’s Ilyushin-76 aircraft with humanitarian aid ....

  • Korea, China, Japan to resume three-way free trade talks this week

    Date: 2014-08-25 11:35:28 GMT - south korea - World - SN:62 - ID:890334

    SEOUL, Aug 25 (MENA) - South Korea, China and Japan will hold a new round of three-way free trade talks later this week in Beijing, a Seoul diplomat said Monday, despite frayed diplomatic relations between Japan and the two Asian neighbors over ....

  • France’s Hollande orders cabinet reshuffle amid economy row

    Date: 2014-08-25 10:33:25 GMT - France - World - SN:49 - ID:890178

    PARIS, Aug 25 (MENA) - France was thrown into fresh crisis on Monday after President François Hollande asked his prime minister to form a new government following an open feud within his cabinet over the country’s economic direction, France 24 ....

  • Thai Junta leader assumes prime minister post

    Date: 2014-08-25 07:11:34 GMT - Thailand - World - SN:17 - ID:889769

    BANGKOK, Aug 25 (MENA) - Thailand's junta leader, who seized power in a military coup three months ago, officially assumed his new post as prime minister on Monday following an endorsement from the country's monarch, ABC new network ....

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