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  • 11 people killed as ice storm hits Canada, US

    Date: 2013-12-23 10:00:33 GMT - Canada - World - SN:38 - ID:456640

    OTTAWA, Dec 23 (MENA) - At least 11 deaths have been blamed on the storm system in the US and Canada, the BBC reported A severe ice storm has brought snow and freezing rain to Canada's biggest city, Toronto, and to much of the east of the ....

  • British Airways plane crashes in Johannesburg

    Date: 2013-12-23 09:47:33 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:37 - ID:456638

    LONDON, Dec 23 (MENA) - A British Airways plane has crashed into a building at Johannesburg Airport in South Africa, Sky News said Monday. The aircraft, carrying 182 passengers, sliced its wing through the building while taxiing on the runway, BA ....

  • Attack kills Nato soldier in eastern Afghanistan

    Date: 2013-12-23 08:58:06 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:22 - ID:456545

    KABUL, Dec 23 (MENA) - Nato said an attack in eastern Afghanistan has killed one of its service membersm ABC news reported. A statement from the US-led coalition said the soldier died after coming under direct fire by enemy forces on ....

  • Iran-Italy interaction to help built trust with Europe – Rouhani

    Date: 2013-12-23 08:45:41 GMT - Iran - World - SN:17 - ID:456384

    TEHRAN, Dec 22 (MENA) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday interaction between Iran and Italy as an influential country in Europe would help build trust with Europe. Rouhani told visiting Italian Foreign Minister Emma Bonino that ....

  • Thai protesters block poll registration stadium

    Date: 2013-12-23 07:55:58 GMT - Thailand - World - SN:13 - ID:456383

    BANGKOK, Dec 23 (MENA) - Anti-government demonstrators in Thailand have surrounded the stadium where candidates were due to register to stand in February's elections, the BBC reported. They say political reform is needed before elections take ....

  • Defense committee OKs deployment extension in Somalia, UAE, Afghanistan

    Date: 2013-12-23 07:16:02 GMT - south korea - World - SN:10 - ID:456339

    SEOUL, Dec 23 (MENA) - The parliamentary defense committee on Monday approved a bill to extend South Korea's troop deployment in Somalia, the United Arab Emirates and Afghanistan to conduct their missions by another year, Yonhap reported. If the ....

  • 6 drown, 1 survivor as boat capsizes off Portugal

    Date: 2013-12-22 21:56:54 GMT - Portugal - World - SN:147 - ID:456210

    LISBON, Dec 22 (MENA) - Portuguese officials say six people have drowned and one survivor was hospitalized with hypothermia after a leisure fishing boat capsized in rough seas off the country's west coast, the ABC News reported. The sole ....

  • $85M IFAD loan for development project in Ethiopia

    Date: 2013-12-22 21:21:22 GMT - Ethiopia - World - SN:141 - ID:456182

    ADDIS ABABA, Dec 22 (MENA) - The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will provide a loan of US$85 million to Ethiopia to finance a third phase of the Pastoral Community Development Project. Permanent Representative of Ethiopia ....

  • UN evacuating 'non-critical' staff from South Sudan

    Date: 2013-12-22 20:57:55 GMT - USA - World - SN:136 - ID:456140

    NEW YORK, Dec 22 (MENA) - The United Nations began evacuating "non-critical staff" from Juba, the capital of South Sudan, and will send military reinforcements to embattled towns further north, it said Sunday. The UN mission in South Sudan ....

  • Germany’s new defense minister makes surprise visit to Afghanistan

    Date: 2013-12-22 15:42:16 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:84 - ID:455721

    KABUL, Dec 22 (MENA) - The new defense minister of Germany, Ursula von der Leyen, arrived in Afghanistan on Sunday to visit German troops stationed in northern Afghanistan, Khaama Press reported. Her visit comes five days after she took office as ....

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