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  • 40 Taliban militants killed, injured during Afghan operations

    Date: 2014-04-21 11:54:04 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:51 - ID:679896

    KABUL, April 21 (MENA) - At least 40 Taliban militants were killed and injured following military operations by Afghan national security forces in the past 24 hours, Sky News reported quoting interior ministry officials. According to a statement ....

  • 4 more crew detained over S. Korea ferry disaster

    Date: 2014-04-21 09:01:38 GMT - south korea - World - SN:24 - ID:679581

    SEOUL, April 21 (MENA) - South Korean prosecutors Monday detained four more crew members in a widening investigation into a ferry disaster that left hundreds missing, presumed dead, Yonhap reported. Prosecutors said three officers and one ....

  • Putin appoints ex-Ukrainian navy commander Berezovsky as Russian Black Sea Fleet deputy commander

    Date: 2014-04-21 07:44:57 GMT - Russia - World - SN:16 - ID:679437

    MOSCOW, April 21 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to appoint Rear Admiral Denis Berezovsky as a Deputy Commander of the Russian Black Sea Fleet and Rear Admiral Igor Smolyak as the Head of the Nakhimov Higher Naval ....

  • Japan PM gifts tree to controversial war shrine

    Date: 2014-04-21 07:29:01 GMT - Japan - World - SN:12 - ID:679389

    TOKYO, April 21 (MENA) - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has donated a tree to the controversial Yasukuni war shrine, but did not visit the memorial which is seen by China and South Korea as a symbol of Japan's militarist past, Sky News ....

  • South Korea president condemns crew actions for ferry disaster

    Date: 2014-04-21 06:37:54 GMT - south korea - World - SN:10 - ID:679325

    SEOUL, April 21 (MENA) – South Korean President Park Geun-hye has condemned the conduct of some of the crew of the ferry that sank last week, calling it "akin to murder," the BBC reported Monday. Ms Park said that those to blame would have to take ....

  • Kremlin: Claims of US Putin sanctions 'absurd'

    Date: 2014-04-21 06:12:27 GMT - Russia - World - SN:7 - ID:679293

    MOSCOW, April 21 (MENA) - Russia said claims that the US might impose sanctions against Russian President Vladimir Putin’s personal fortune are “absurd”, Moscow's Echo radio station reported. British daily The Times of London, quoting unnamed ....

  • 3 people shot dead in south Thailand

    Date: 2014-04-20 21:45:25 GMT - Thailand - World - SN:172 - ID:679191

    BANGKOK, April 20 (MENA) - Police in southern Thailand say suspected insurgents shot dead three people, including a 2-year-old girl, in a drive-by shooting, Fox News reported. Police Col. Chartchai Chanasit says two gunmen riding on a motorcycle ....

  • US college students studying abroad prime targets for espionage activity, FBI warns

    Date: 2014-04-20 21:14:13 GMT - USA - World - SN:169 - ID:679163

    WASHINGTON, April 20 (MENA) - The FBI has issued a stern warning to US college students studying abroad: Beware of foreign intelligence officers who are discreetly targeting young, often naive Americans for espionage activities, Fox News ....

  • British charities found funneling cash to extremist groups

    Date: 2014-04-20 21:09:35 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:167 - ID:679161

    LONDON, April 20 (MENA) – The British Charity Commission said it will come down hard on charities found funneling cash to extremist groups, Sky News reported Sunday. Chairman of the commission William Shawcross said the commission was taking ....

  • Malaysia Airlines jet turns back after tire burst

    Date: 2014-04-20 21:08:12 GMT - Malaysia - World - SN:166 - ID:679164

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 20 (MENA) - A Malaysia Airlines flight heading to India with 166 people aboard made an emergency landing in Kuala Lumpur after it was forced to turn back when a tire burst upon takeoff, ABC News reported Sunday. The airline said ....

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