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  • 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 ....

  • 2 injured in helicopter crash at airport near New York

    Date: 2013-12-28 21:55:38 GMT - USA - World - SN:127 - ID:466897

    NEW YORK, Dec 28 (MENA) - A helicopter has crashed at an airport outside New York City, injuring two people, ABC News reported on Saturday. Officials at the Federal Aviation Administration say the Hughes 269 helicopter was trying to land at ....

  • Gunmen kill one protester, injure three in Thai anti-government protest

    Date: 2013-12-28 21:29:00 GMT - Thailand - World - SN:125 - ID:466839

    BANGKOK, Dec 28 (MENA) - Gunmen opened fire on peaceful protesters in Thailand killing one and wounding three, national security Chief Paradon Patthanathabut said. Police do not know who the gunmen are, CNN reported. Protesters had gathered in ....

  • UN chief welcomes IGAD summit outcome over S.Sudan crisis

    Date: 2013-12-28 19:40:37 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:111 - ID:466792

    NEW YORK, Dec 28 (MENA) - UN chief Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the outcome of an Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) summit that was held on the crisis in South Sudan. The summit appointed a mediation team to work with the Government ....

  • Quake shakes Turkey's Antalya; no casualties reported

    Date: 2013-12-28 17:59:06 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:97 - ID:466688

    ANKARA, Dec 29 (MENA) - A magnitude-6 earthquake has struck in the Mediterranean Sea, south of the Turkish province of Antalya. No damage or casualties were reported. The Istanbul-based Kandilli seismology center said the earthquake occurred at ....

  • Uzbekistan ninth member state of CIS free trade zone agreement

    Date: 2013-12-28 15:33:28 GMT - Uzbekistan - World - SN:80 - ID:466484

    TASHKENT, Dec 28 (MENA) - Uzbekistan has become the ninth member state of the CIS free trade zone agreement. The republic's President Islam Karimov has signed the law on the ratification of the protocol on the use of the free trade zone agreement ....

  • Afghan high peace council delegation leaves for Saudi Arabia

    Date: 2013-12-28 15:09:07 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:74 - ID:466452

    KABUL, Dec 28 (MENA) – A delegation of the Afghan high peace council members left for Saudi Arabia on Saturday, to attend the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit, reported. Afghan officials have said that the ....

  • British tourists among injured at a hotel bar explosion in Tenerife

    Date: 2013-12-28 15:08:03 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:73 - ID:466404

    LONDON, Dec 28 (MENA) –Three British tourists were among five injured after an explosion in a hotel pool bar on the Spanish holiday island of Tenerife, according to Skynews in London. Tenerife is the largest and most populous island of the seven ....

  • Corruption scandal is test for Turkey's democracy – German FM

    Date: 2013-12-28 15:07:07 GMT - Germany - World - SN:71 - ID:466451

    BERLIN, Dec 28 (MENA) – The ongoing high-profile graft scandal in Turkey is a test for the state of democracy and rule of law in the country, commented new German Foreign Affairs Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier. In an interview for Bild am ....

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