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  • 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 ....

  • IS might have taken advanced MANPADS from Syrian airfield

    Date: 2014-08-26 12:45:44 GMT - USA - World - SN:83 - ID:892212

    WASHINGTON, Aug 26 (MENA) - Islamic State militants stormed a Syrian airbase over the weekend, routing the remaining elements of the country’s army from northern Raqqah province and reportedly seizing a cache of shoulder-fired surface-to-air ....

  • Terrorism could not be associated with any religion -- head of commnuity

    Date: 2014-08-26 12:30:08 GMT - Austria - World - SN:75 - ID:892125

    VIENNA, Aug 26 (MENA) - Head of the Jordanian community here Sameeh Al-Azam said on Tuesday that terrorism could not be associated with any religion. In statements to MENA, he added that the Austrian government is working to build good relations ....

  • 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 ....

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