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  • Rescuers try to reach 29 workers trapped in Chinese coal mine after gas explosion

    Date: 2014-08-19 06:06:26 GMT - China - World - SN:12 - ID:880562

    BEIJING, Aug 19 (MENA) - Chinese state media say rescuers are trying to reach 29 miners trapped in a coal mine after a gas explosion. China Central Television said the blast happened early Tuesday at a private mine in Huainan city in Anhui ....

  • Roadside bomb strikes school van in Pakistan's northwest, killing 5 people

    Date: 2014-08-19 05:56:43 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:10 - ID:880549

    ISLAMABAD, Aug 19 (MENA) - A Pakistani government official said a roadside bomb has struck in a school van with children and teachers in the country's northwestern tribal region, killing five people, Fox News reported. A local government ....

  • U.S. bars all American airlines from flying over Syria

    Date: 2014-08-19 05:42:04 GMT - USA - World - SN:9 - ID:880530

    WASHINGTON, Aug 19 (MENA) - The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has barred all American airlines from flying over Syria, saying the ongoing conflict poses a “serious potential threat.” reported euronews. The FAA had previously warned ....

  • Small plane crashes off Grand Bahama; 4 missing

    Date: 2014-08-18 19:55:31 GMT - USA - World - SN:152 - ID:880356

    WASHINGTON, Aug 18 (MENA) - Authorities in the Bahamas and the US Coast Guard are searching for four people following the crash of a small plane in the Atlantic Ocean near the island of Grand Bahama, ABC News reported Monday. The Cessna aircraft ....

  • Nepal, India floods leave many dead

    Date: 2014-08-18 18:59:08 GMT - Nepal - World - SN:143 - ID:880296

    KATHMANDU, Aug 18 (MENA) - At least 160 people are reported to have been killed in floods and landslides following days of torrential rain in Nepal and northern India, according to the BBC News on Monday. In Nepal, officials said at least 101 ....

  • UN: Gazans face at least 15 years of hardship if blockade isn't lifted

    Date: 2014-08-18 18:53:00 GMT - Israel - World - SN:141 - ID:880295

    GAZA CITY, Aug 18 (MENA) - Unless negotiations to end the Gaza war succeed in lifting a blockade of the territory, Gazans will not see any improvement in their lives for at least another 15 years, the head of a UN relief agency said on Monday. ....

  • China willing to expand agricultural produce trade with Russia

    Date: 2014-08-18 18:24:37 GMT - China - World - SN:139 - ID:880202

    BEIJING, Aug 18 (MENA) - Chinese companies exported 2.1 billion US dollars worth of agricultural produce to Russia last year, and China is willing to work with Russia to expand two-way agricultural produce trade, Xinhua quoted a Ministry of Commerce ....

  • Russia names conditions for bilateral ceasefire

    Date: 2014-08-18 18:20:47 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:136 - ID:880158

    KIEV, Aug 18 (MENA) - The Ukrainian side insists on a bilateral ceasefire, but Moscow has refused to give any guarantee on its part, Interfax-Ukraine reports with reference to the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Pavel Klimkin. According ....

  • Japanese likely held in Syria said to have accompanied rival group

    Date: 2014-08-18 18:17:47 GMT - Japan - World - SN:134 - ID:880144

    TOKYO, Aug 18 (MENA) - A Japanese man who is feared to have been captured in northern Syria by the Islamic State extremist group is believed to have been travelling with a rival Islamist militant group fighting the regime of President Basher ....

  • Pro-Russian rebels fire on fleeing civilians

    Date: 2014-08-18 18:04:51 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:131 - ID:880230

    KIEV, Aug 18 (MENA) - Officials claim pro-Russian rebels have fired rockets and mortars at civilians attempting to flee from intense fighting in eastern Ukraine, Sky News reported. The attack apparently took place between the towns of Svitlivka and ....

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