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  • Turkey's AGl summons Erdogan's son

    Date: 2013-12-29 12:55:44 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:83 - ID:467523

    ANKARA, Dec 29 (MENA) - Istanbul's attorney general has summoned Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyib Erdogan's son, Bilal, to be questioned over corruption charges. The attorney's decision to summon Bilal came in the wake of news reports that ....

  • Suspected female suicide bomber kills 13 in Russia's south

    Date: 2013-12-29 11:49:20 GMT - Russia - World - SN:65 - ID:467511

    MOSCOW, Dec 29 (MENA) – The Russian National Antiterrorist Committee said Sunday a female suicide bomber is suspected to have carried out the attack at a railway station in Volgograd. In a statement, spokesperson for the Investigative Committee ....

  • 65 people poisoned at New Year corporate party in Siberia

    Date: 2013-12-29 11:27:36 GMT - Russia - World - SN:56 - ID:467462

    MOSCOW, December 29 (MENA) – Over five dozen people were poisoned at a corporate holiday party at a tourist resort in Siberia, RIA Novosti reported, quoting the regional Emergency Situations Ministry as having said Sunday. Sixty-five people ....

  • Argentina heat wave sparks protests

    Date: 2013-12-29 11:01:43 GMT - Argentina - World - SN:50 - ID:467310

    BUENOS AIRES, Dec 29 (MENA) - High temperatures have caused a wave of blackouts and water shortages across Argentine's capital, Buenos Aires. People have taken to the streets to voice their anger, but the government says power companies are to ....

  • 3 killed, six injured in Russia train blast

    Date: 2013-12-29 10:26:35 GMT - Russia - World - SN:37 - ID:467392

    MOSCOW, Dec 29 (MENA) - Three people were killed and six wounded when a blast tore through a train station in the southern Russian city Volgograd near the volatile North Caucasus region, Voice of Russia reported. Regional interior ministry ....

  • Iran, Russia negotiating construction of new N-plants

    Date: 2013-12-29 08:13:45 GMT - Iran - World - SN:18 - ID:467108

    TEHRAN, Dec 29 (MENA) - Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi says the Islamic Republic and Russia are discussing the construction of new nuclear power plants (NPPs) in Iran, the Iranian Press TV reported ....

  • Cargo ship collides with chemical tanker, 91 rescued

    Date: 2013-12-29 08:07:45 GMT - south korea - World - SN:17 - ID:467109

    BUSAN, South Korea, Dec 29 (MENA) - A cargo ship collided with a chemical-laden tanker off South Korea's southeast coast early Sunday, causing the tanker to catch fire, but all 91 crew members on the two vessels were rescued safely, the Korean news ....

  • Thousands of police deploy in Bangladesh's capital ahead of mass opposition rally

    Date: 2013-12-29 07:58:56 GMT - Bangladesh - World - SN:15 - ID:467122

    DHAKA, Dec 29 (MENA) - Thousands of police officials have fanned out across Bangladesh's capital ahead of a mass opposition rally calling on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to cancel next month's elections, Fox News reported. Hasina's rival, former ....

  • 5 die in Moscow fire

    Date: 2013-12-29 07:51:24 GMT - Russia - World - SN:12 - ID:467116

    MOSCOW, Dec 29 (MENA) - At least five people died in a fire at a building in northern Moscow on Sunday, RIA Novosti reported, quoting a police source. Firemen extinguished the blaze at the building near the capital’s Alekseyevskaya metro station, ....

  • China terms Abe's visit to Yasukuni shrine as "mistake" that should be corrected

    Date: 2013-12-29 07:50:09 GMT - China - World - SN:11 - ID:466955

    BEIJING, Dec 29 (MENA) - China has asked Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to apologize for his visit to the Yasukuni's shine and said it was a mistake that should be corrected. Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi on Saturday declared that ....

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