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  • 'Situation in S.Sudan extremely confused': UN spokesman

    Date: 2013-12-18 22:12:57 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:192 - ID:449491

    NEW YORK, Dec 18 (MENA) – Spokesman of the UN secretary-general declined Wednesday to describe events witnessed in South Sudan as a coup attempt, saying the situation in there is 'extremely confused'. "The situation is extremely confused. He said ....

  • Great train robber Ronnie Biggs dies aged 84

    Date: 2013-12-18 21:43:10 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:188 - ID:449513

    LONDON, Dec 18 (MENA) - British criminal Ronnie Biggs, who took part in the 1963 Great Train Robbery, has died aged 84, his spokeswoman has confirmed. Biggs was part of the gang which escaped with £2.6m from the Glasgow to London mail train on 8 ....

  • Mysterious illness in Texas kills 4

    Date: 2013-12-18 20:16:58 GMT - USA - World - SN:183 - ID:449478

    WASHINGTON, Dec 18 (MENA) - A mysterious illness has Texas health officials worried after half of those infected died from the unidentified disease, the ABC News reported Wednesday. The Montgomery County Health Department said eight patients had ....

  • France welcomes Malian legislative elections

    Date: 2013-12-18 20:13:29 GMT - France - World - SN:182 - ID:449402

    PARIS, Dec 18 (MENA) – France has welcomed the success of the latest Malian legislative elections. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabiu praised Wednesday the successful organization of the legislative elections, which followed the presidential ....

  • UN Security Council concerned over growing threat of drugs, organized crime in West Africa

    Date: 2013-12-18 19:28:20 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:174 - ID:449327

    NEW YORK, 18 Dec (MENA) - The United Nations Security Council voiced concerns Wednesday over the increasing links between drugs trafficking and other forms of transnational organized crime in West Africa, the UN News Centre reported. The council ....

  • UNHRC calls on North Korea to halt all executions

    Date: 2013-12-18 18:48:12 GMT - USA - World - SN:168 - ID:449290

    NEW YORK, Dec 18 (MENA) – UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in North Korea Marzuki Darusman called Wednesday on North Korea to halt all execution. The United Nations human rights experts warned Wednesday that the execution of ....

  • UN chief welcomes Kiir's readiness for talks with opposition

    Date: 2013-12-18 18:18:27 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:165 - ID:449286

    NEW YORK, Dec 18 (MENA) – UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon said that he is encouraged by reports of President Salva Kiir’s willingness to enter into talks with the opposition in South Sudan. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Ban said he spoke ....

  • Mass grave of Stalin-era repression victims found in Siberia

    Date: 2013-12-18 18:14:02 GMT - Russia - World - SN:161 - ID:449252

    MOSCOW, Dec 18 (MENA) - Remains of more than a dozen people presumably executed during Stalin’s repression campaign in the 1930s, were discovered Wednesday in Siberia, RIA Novosti reported. The remains were found during housing construction on ....

  • US puts Qaeda-affiliated group on list of terrorist organizations

    Date: 2013-12-18 18:13:00 GMT - USA - World - SN:160 - ID:449208

    WASHINGTON, Dec 18 (MENA) - The United States has put Osama al-Shehabi, a member of Fatah Al-Islam movement, on the list of most-wanted terrorists in the world, SKY News Arabia reported Wednesday. It also placed Al-Mulathamoun (masked men) ....

  • 71 journalists killed in 2013 - Reporters Without Borders

    Date: 2013-12-18 16:32:43 GMT - France - World - SN:148 - ID:449014

    PARIS, Dec 18 (MENA) – In 2013 a total of 71 journalists have been killed while performing their duties, states the latest report by Reporters Without Borders, according to the Voice of Russia. The most dangerous region for journalists to work in ....

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