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  • Park arrives in Switzerland for state visit, Davos Forum

    Date: 2014-01-19 08:40:11 GMT - south korea - World - SN:21 - ID:506855

    SEOUL, Jan 19 (MENA) - South Korean President Park Geun-hye arrived in Switzerland on Saturday for a state visit to Bern and an annual meeting of global business leaders and politicians at the Swiss ski resort of Davos, the Korean news agency Yonhap ....

  • N. Korea slams U.S. for joint military drills with S. Korea

    Date: 2014-01-19 07:52:09 GMT - south korea - World - SN:16 - ID:506915

    SEOUL, Jan 19 (MENA) - North Korea bashed the United States on Sunday for its plan to go ahead with its joint military exercises with South Korea despite Pyongyang's demand for cancellation last week, warning of "strong self-defense ....

  • 15 Pakistani soldiers killed in attack on Army convoy

    Date: 2014-01-19 07:20:25 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:13 - ID:506908

    ISLAMABAD, Jan 19 (MENA) - At least 15 security personnel were killed and 25 others injured when the Pakistani Taliban attacked a military convoy in the country’s restive northwest on Sunday, the BBC reported. The convoy, heading to North ....

  • UN chief welcomes validation of Madagascar presidential elections results

    Date: 2014-01-19 06:19:30 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:9 - ID:506822

    NEW YORK, Jan 19 (MENA) – United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the validation of the final results of Madagascar's presidential election, which international observers have assessed as peaceful and orderly. He called on all ....

  • Japanese WWII soldier who refused to surrender for 29 years dies

    Date: 2014-01-18 22:18:34 GMT - Japan - World - SN:146 - ID:506756

    TOKYO, Jan 18 (MENA) - A Japanese soldier who hid in the jungle and refused to surrender until 29 years after the end of World War II died on Friday aged 91. Hiroo Onada was one of the last of many so-called "hold-outs" dotted around Asia who ....

  • Water leakage found inside No. 3 reactor of Japanese Fukushima plant

    Date: 2014-01-18 20:57:57 GMT - Japan - World - SN:134 - ID:506719

    TOKYO, Jan 18 (MENA) - Water that could contain radioactive material has been pouring into a drain on the first floor of the No. 3 reactor building at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, Tokyo Electric Power said Saturday. The camera of a ....

  • 2 Americans among 21 killed in attack on restaurant in Kabul

    Date: 2014-01-18 20:14:07 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:128 - ID:506662

    KABUL, Jan 18 (MENA) - At least two Americans were among 21 killed in a Taliban attack Friday on a Kabul restaurant popular with foreigners and affluent Afghans, the deadliest violence against foreign civilians in the country since the start of the ....

  • Rio's Christ the Redeemer statue's thumb chipped in storm

    Date: 2014-01-18 18:40:24 GMT - Brazil - World - SN:116 - ID:506452

    BRASILIA, Jan 18 (MENA) - A lightning strike has damaged a thumb of Rio de Janeiro's famous Christ the Redeemer statue, the BBC reported on Saturday. The thumb on the right hand of the 38m statue was hit during a storm on Thursday night, ....

  • AI urges Ukraine to repeal 'repressive law'

    Date: 2014-01-18 17:28:45 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:105 - ID:506376

    KIEV, Jan 18 (MENA) - Amnesty International called on Ukraine to cancel a "repressive legislation" that passed at record speed without discussion in the parliament. "The new laws passed on 16 January will suffocate freedom of speech and the right ....

  • Obama recognizes global rights to privacy, still falls far short on safeguards

    Date: 2014-01-18 15:32:33 GMT - USA - World - SN:87 - ID:506230

    WASHINGTON, Jan 18 (MENA) - In response to President Obama’s speech today on surveillance, Steven W. Hawkins, executive director of Amnesty International USA, issued the following statement on Saturday: “The big picture takeaway from today's ....

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