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  • Water leakage found inside No. 3 reactor of Japanese Fukushima plant

    Date: 2014-01-18 20:57:57 GMT - Japan - World - SN:134 - ID:506719

    TOKYO, Jan 18 (MENA) - Water that could contain radioactive material has been pouring into a drain on the first floor of the No. 3 reactor building at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, Tokyo Electric Power said Saturday. The camera of a ....

  • 2 Americans among 21 killed in attack on restaurant in Kabul

    Date: 2014-01-18 20:14:07 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:128 - ID:506662

    KABUL, Jan 18 (MENA) - At least two Americans were among 21 killed in a Taliban attack Friday on a Kabul restaurant popular with foreigners and affluent Afghans, the deadliest violence against foreign civilians in the country since the start of the ....

  • Rio's Christ the Redeemer statue's thumb chipped in storm

    Date: 2014-01-18 18:40:24 GMT - Brazil - World - SN:116 - ID:506452

    BRASILIA, Jan 18 (MENA) - A lightning strike has damaged a thumb of Rio de Janeiro's famous Christ the Redeemer statue, the BBC reported on Saturday. The thumb on the right hand of the 38m statue was hit during a storm on Thursday night, ....

  • AI urges Ukraine to repeal 'repressive law'

    Date: 2014-01-18 17:28:45 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:105 - ID:506376

    KIEV, Jan 18 (MENA) - Amnesty International called on Ukraine to cancel a "repressive legislation" that passed at record speed without discussion in the parliament. "The new laws passed on 16 January will suffocate freedom of speech and the right ....

  • Obama recognizes global rights to privacy, still falls far short on safeguards

    Date: 2014-01-18 15:32:33 GMT - USA - World - SN:87 - ID:506230

    WASHINGTON, Jan 18 (MENA) - In response to President Obama’s speech today on surveillance, Steven W. Hawkins, executive director of Amnesty International USA, issued the following statement on Saturday: “The big picture takeaway from today's ....

  • Spanish police arrest man wanted by US for fraud

    Date: 2014-01-18 15:15:34 GMT - Spain - World - SN:84 - ID:506229

    MADRID, Jan 18 (MENA) - Officials say the Spanish police have arrested a fugitive wanted by US authorities for a multimillion dollar cellphone fraud. Juegers Veloz, a 37-year-old Dominican national, was part of a criminal network that allegedly ....

  • Russian security forces kill 7 in north Caucasus firefight

    Date: 2014-01-18 14:28:49 GMT - Russia - World - SN:73 - ID:506040

    MOSCOW, Jan 18 (MENA) – Seven militants have been killed during an operation in the capital of Russia's troubled North Caucasus republic of Dagestan, RIA Novosti reported Saturday. The six men and one woman were killed by security forces ....

  • Norway's Foreign Minister arrive Moscow Sunday

    Date: 2014-01-18 12:41:29 GMT - Russia - World - SN:52 - ID:505833

    MOSCOW, Jan 18 (MENA) – Foreign Minister of Norway Borge Brende will arrive in Russia on Sunday on a working visit that will last until Tuesday to discuss with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov ways to activate the political dialogue and promote ....

  • Kabul attack in reprisal to civilian deaths in US airstrike- Taliban

    Date: 2014-01-18 10:23:02 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:31 - ID:505419

    Kabul, Jan 18 (MENA) - The Taliban militants group in Afghanistan has said that the attack on Lebanese restaurant was carried out in reprisal to the recent US airstrike in northern Parwan province of Afghanistan, which left at least 14 civilians ....

  • Chinese president affirms support to GCC

    Date: 2014-01-18 09:32:21 GMT - China - World - SN:24 - ID:505394

    BEIJING, Jan 18 (MENA) - China will continue to develop long-term friendship with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), said Chinese President Xi Jinping. The two sides should strengthen planning and expand their cooperation, added the president ....

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