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  • Death toll from South Korea ferry disaster climbs to 259

    Date: 2014-05-05 08:06:40 GMT - south korea - World - SN:15 - ID:703520

    SEOUL, May 5 (MENA) - The death toll from the South Korean ferry disaster has jumped to 259, with 43 people still missing, CNN quoted the government as saying Monday. The higher death toll comes after bodies were retrieved from the fourth deck of ....

  • Armenian FM arrives in Iranian capital for talks

    Date: 2014-05-05 08:03:58 GMT - Iran - World - SN:14 - ID:703645

    TEHRAN, May 5 (MENA) - Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian is in Tehran for talks with senior Iranian authorities on issues of bilateral and international significance, Press TV reported. Heading a high-ranking political delegation, ....

  • Magnitude 6.0 quake hits Japan

    Date: 2014-05-05 08:02:00 GMT - Japan - World - SN:13 - ID:703641

    TOKYO, May 5 (MENA) - A strong earthquake jolted Tokyo early Monday, rattling windows and nerves though there were no initial reports of major damage. Fox News reported. The national broadcaster NHK, citing local authorities, said 17 people were ....

  • US, Filipino troops begin large military drill

    Date: 2014-05-05 07:57:26 GMT - Philippines - World - SN:10 - ID:703649

    MANILA, May 5 (MENA) - More than 5,000 U.S. and Filipino troops began two weeks of military exercises Monday to prepare to jointly deal with any potential crisis in the Philippines, which is prone to natural disasters and has been locked in a ....

  • China 'illegal' bridge collapse kills 11 in Guangdong

    Date: 2014-05-04 21:24:11 GMT - China - World - SN:146 - ID:703366

    BEIJING, May 4 (MENA) - A bridge has collapsed in southern China, killing 11 people, the BBC News quoted state media and officials as saying. The stone arch bridge was being constructed illegally at a village in Gaozhou City, Guangdong province, ....

  • North Ireland frees political party leader after 5 days in custody

    Date: 2014-05-04 21:23:30 GMT - Ireland - World - SN:145 - ID:703356

    BELFAST, May 4 (MENA) - Sinn Fein party leader Gerry Adams was released without charge Sunday after five days of police questioning over his alleged involvement in a decades-old IRA killing of a Belfast mother of 10, an investigation that has driven ....

  • Canada imposes more sanctions on Russia

    Date: 2014-05-04 20:13:49 GMT - Canada - World - SN:138 - ID:703284

    OTTAWA, May 4 (MENA) - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has announced new sanctions against Russia, Itar-Tass news agency reported, citing a statement released by the Canadian government. The sanctions were meant to continue economic ....

  • OSCE, Council of Europe should immediately make objective assessment of Ukrainian events - Moscow

    Date: 2014-05-04 19:21:51 GMT - Russia - World - SN:132 - ID:703178

    MOSCOW, May 4 (MENA) - The Russian Foreign Ministry is calling on the OSCE and the Council of Europe to urgently respond to the tragic developments in southeast Ukraine, the Voice of Russia reported on Sunday. "At a time when Ukrainian punitive ....

  • CIA, FBI agents advising Ukraine government -- report

    Date: 2014-05-04 19:11:43 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:130 - ID:703173

    KIEV, May 4 (MENA) - Dozens of specialists from the US Central Intelligence Agency and Federal Bureau of Investigation are advising the Ukrainian government, GlobalPost quoted a German newspaper as saying on Sunday. Citing unnamed German security ....

  • Dialogue needed between Kiev authorities and southeastern Ukraine - Putin in conversation with Merkel

    Date: 2014-05-04 19:03:39 GMT - Russia - World - SN:126 - ID:703166

    MOSCOW, May 4 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed, during a telephone call Sundaym the crisis in Ukraine, The Voice of Russia reported citing a Kremlin statement. Putin and Merkel pointed ....

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