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  • Hundred pro-EU protesters injured in police clashes in Ukraine

    Date: 2014-01-20 11:00:39 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:71 - ID:509340

    KIEV, Jan 20 (MENA) - Over hundred protesters were injured after the protests in the Ukrainian capital Kiev escalated into street battles with riot police Sunday night. Some 200 thousand pro-EU demonstrators took the streets in Kiev to rally ....

  • Egyptian embassy in Bangkok closely following up interior situation, conditions of nationals

    Date: 2014-01-20 10:59:58 GMT - Thailand - World - SN:70 - ID:509332

    BANGKOK, Jan 20 (MENA) - Egyptian Ambassador in Bangkok Ismail Khairat said Monday the Embassy here is closely following up the interior situation in Thailand and conditions of the Egyptian community in light of the latest political developments in ....

  • Attack on Afghan military base leaves at least one member of US-led coalition forces dead

    Date: 2014-01-20 10:49:42 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:60 - ID:509232

    KABUL, Jan 20 (MENA) - A complex attack on a military base in southern Afghanistan Monday left at least one member of US-led coalition forces dead, The Washington Post said. The attack, which included a car bomb and several suicide bombers and ....

  • Okinawa: US base move 'to proceed despite vote'

    Date: 2014-01-20 09:39:14 GMT - Japan - World - SN:47 - ID:509102

    TOKYO, Jan 20 (MENA) - Japan's government says the relocation of a US military base on Okinawa island will proceed despite the re-election of a city mayor opposed to the plan, the BBC reported Monday. Tokyo and Washington want to close Futenma ....

  • French president visits Netherlands

    Date: 2014-01-20 09:24:11 GMT - France - World - SN:41 - ID:509081

    PARIS, Jan 20 (MENA) - French President François Hollande left for Netherlands on Monday on an official visit, the first by a French leader in 14 years, the Elysee Palace reported. Hollande will meet king Willem-Alexander and then move on to the ....

  • Blast near Pakistani army headquarters kills 4

    Date: 2014-01-20 06:47:38 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:15 - ID:508744

    ISLAMABAD, Jan 20 (MENA) - A suicide bomber blew himself up not far from Pakistan's military headquarters Monday, killing four people a day after a Taliban bombing inside an army compound in the northwest of the country killed at least 20 troops, ....

  • 6.3 magnitude earthquake hits New Zealand's north island

    Date: 2014-01-20 06:21:12 GMT - New Zealand - World - SN:9 - ID:508709

    WELLINGTON, Jan 20 (MENA) - A strong 6.3 magnitude earthquake has struck the lower half of New Zealand's north island, ABC news reported. The quake hit 38km north northeast of the town of Masterton, near the southern tip of the north island about ....

  • Congressional leaders suggest earlier Snowden link to Russia

    Date: 2014-01-20 05:47:11 GMT - USA - World - SN:5 - ID:508672

    WASHINGTON, Jan 20 (MENA) - The heads of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees suggested on Sunday that Edward J. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor, might have been working for Russian spy services while he was employed ....

  • Obama says marijuana ‘no more dangerous than alcohol’

    Date: 2014-01-19 22:30:50 GMT - USA - World - SN:202 - ID:508626

    WASHINGTON, Jan 19 (MENA) - Marijuana, which is still placed in the same category as heroin, ecstasy and psychedelic mushrooms by the federal government, is no more dangerous than alcohol, President Barack Obama said in an interview published ....

  • Thousands protest against abortion in Paris

    Date: 2014-01-19 22:18:58 GMT - France - World - SN:189 - ID:508515

    PARIS, Jan 19 (MENA) - Thousands of French people staged on Sunday a rally against abortion in Paris on the eve of a parliamentary debate on a bill that would make terminations of pregnancy easier. Organizers claimed 40,000 people took part. ....

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