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  • 5 killed in explosion at chemical factory in Japan

    Date: 2014-01-09 07:53:59 GMT - Japan - World - SN:19 - ID:487673

    TOKYO, Jan (MENA) - At least five people have been killed in an explosion at a chemical factory in central Japan, BBC quoted a police official as saying. Maintenance crews were working on a heat exchanger used in the production of silicon ....

  • Russia blocks UNSC condemnation of Syria

    Date: 2014-01-09 06:47:54 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:9 - ID:487507

    NEW York, Jan 9 (MENA) - Russia on Wednesday blocked an effort by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to express anger and denounce the Syrian government's air strikes on Aleppo. No agreements were reached on the British-sponsored draft ....

  • US national accused of having nearly 50 bombs in Ohio

    Date: 2014-01-09 06:35:26 GMT - USA - World - SN:8 - ID:487511

    WASHINGTON, Jan 9 (MENA) - A man was arrested after police found guns and nearly 50 bombs in his vehicle in Ohio, the ABC news reported quoting a Guard official. Andrew Scott Boguslawski, 43, turned to be a specialist in the Indiana National ....

  • Obama to be blamed if Taliban retake control of Afghanistan – newspaper

    Date: 2014-01-08 23:11:22 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:223 - ID:487373

    LONDON, Jan 8 (MENA) – The Telegraph newspaper blamed Wednesday US President Barack Obama over possible success by Taliban to retake power in Afghanistan after the NATO troops leave the country. "Even though Mr Obama personally authorised the ....

  • International Space Station life 'to be extended'

    Date: 2014-01-08 23:02:16 GMT - USA - World - SN:221 - ID:487471

    WASHINGTON, Jan 8 (MENA) - Nasa has won White House backing to extend the life of the International Space Station for a further four years, until 2024, the BBC reported on Wednesday. Construction of the ISS began in 1998 and is a joint venture ....

  • Kerry to travel to France and Kuwait next week

    Date: 2014-01-08 22:55:42 GMT - USA - World - SN:218 - ID:487429

    WASHINGTON, Jan 8 (MENA) – US Secretary of State John Kerry will head for Paris and Kuwait city on a five-day visit to rally international support for ending the three-year civil war in Syria, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said ....

  • Gates' tell-all rattles White House, Congress

    Date: 2014-01-08 22:52:28 GMT - USA - World - SN:217 - ID:487434

    WASHINGTON, Jan 8 (MENA) - Former US Defense Secretary Robert Gates set off shock waves in Washington with accounts from his upcoming memoir, in which he unleashes blistering criticism of Congress and his former colleagues in the Obama ....

  • Russian patriarch Kirill calls 'general direction' of Western elites anti-Christian

    Date: 2014-01-08 22:45:44 GMT - Russia - World - SN:215 - ID:487402

    MOSCOW, Jan 8 (MENA) - Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill said Wednesday that ousting the true sense of Christmas from public space in the western world, including its substitution with other names, can have dangerous consequences, the ....

  • India's Aam Aadmi Party office attacked in Delhi

    Date: 2014-01-08 18:54:56 GMT - India - World - SN:184 - ID:487175

    NEW DELHI, Jan 8 (MENA) - The office of Delhi's governing Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has been vandalized by a mob protesting at remarks made by one of the party leaders on Kashmir. The protesters, who said they belonged to a hardline Hindu group, ....

  • Venezuela 'to be tough' on beauty queen Spear's killers

    Date: 2014-01-08 16:21:20 GMT - Venezuela - World - SN:150 - ID:486859

    CARACAS, Jan 8 (MENA) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced he will act "with an iron fist" after former beauty queen and actress Monica Spear was murdered, the BBC reported. Ms Spear, 29, was shot dead along with her British-born ....

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