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  • 1 killed, 2 injured in US Army Nightstalker helicopter crash

    Date: 2014-01-16 21:16:08 GMT - USA - World - SN:179 - ID:503341

    WASHINGTON, Jan 16 (MENA) - One soldier was killed and two others were injured Wednesday night in the hard landing of their Special Operations Blackhawk helicopter at Hunter Airfield in Georgia, the ABC News reported Thursday. The crash victims ....

  • Austerity drive crimps gift-giving by China's rich

    Date: 2014-01-16 19:32:30 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:171 - ID:503210

    LONDON, Jan 16 (MENA) - China's richest people have sharply cut gift-giving in the past year, as Beijing seeks to quash government officials' lavish lifestyles underwritten by Chinese businessmen, the Financial Times reported. In its 2014 Luxury ....

  • Al-Nusra Front claims responsibility for Hermel bombing

    Date: 2014-01-16 18:23:45 GMT - Lebanon - World - SN:161 - ID:503030

    BEIRUT, Jan 16 (MENA) – The Al Qaeda linked-Al-Nusra Front in Lebanon claimed responsibility for the deadly car bombing that shaken the northern Beqaa town of Hermel earlier on Thursday. Headquarters of Hezbollah in Hermel was shaken by a ....

  • Russian, Iranian FMs hold talks on Geneva conf.

    Date: 2014-01-16 17:41:08 GMT - Russia - World - SN:155 - ID:503105

    MOSCOW, Jan 16 (MENA) - Russian Forign Minister Sergei Lavrov held talks with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif in Moscow on Thursday to discuss preparation for Geneva II conference on Syrian crisis, Ria Novosti reported. A source in ....

  • Men accused of killing Hariri "organized group" - STL prosecutor

    Date: 2014-01-16 14:14:08 GMT - Lebanon - World - SN:104 - ID:502512

    BEIRUT, Jan 16 (MENA) - Prosecutor of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) Norman Farrell said that those behind the killing of former prime minister Rafik Hariri are an organized group. This came in the opening session of the trial of the men ....

  • Russian deputy premier denies Sochi Olympic corruption

    Date: 2014-01-16 13:34:03 GMT - Russia - World - SN:95 - ID:502515

    MOSCOW, Jan 16 (MENA) - Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak has rejected claims that preparations for the Sochi 2014 Olympics have been blighted by massive misspending, RIA Novosti reported on Thursday. International Olympic Committee ....

  • Spanish protesters riot in Madrid, 11 people hurt

    Date: 2014-01-16 11:02:37 GMT - Spain - World - SN:74 - ID:502142

    MADRID, Jan 16 (MENA) – A Madrid demonstration in sympathy with protests in the northern Spanish city of Burgos against a local government plan to convert a street into a tree-lined boulevard turned violent, leading to 11 arrests and 11 injuries, ....

  • North Korea warns South and US over "provocative" drills

    Date: 2014-01-16 10:44:07 GMT - south korea - World - SN:69 - ID:502136

    SEOUL, Jan 16 (MENA) - North Korea has demanded that South Korea and the United States halt annual military drills due in February and March, Yonhap reported. In 2013, North Korea said it would retaliate against any hostile moves by striking at ....

  • We're stronger together, says Hague

    Date: 2014-01-16 09:53:29 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:55 - ID:501947

    LONDON, Jan 16 (MENA) – Foreign Secretary William Hague has said the United Kingdom is "stronger and safer together" as he outlined the case for Scotland to reject voting for independence, the BBC reported. Mr Hague spoke of shared values between ....

  • S. Korea to launch task force on economic projects with N. Korea, Russia

    Date: 2014-01-16 09:03:35 GMT - south korea - World - SN:44 - ID:501824

    SEOUL, Jan. 16 (MENA) - South Korea is set to launch a task force on economic cooperation projects with North Korea and Russia, including a long-discussed plan for a trilateral rail link, Yonhap quoted Seoul officials as saying Thursday. The move ....

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