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  • 1 believed dead in Florida train derailment

    Date: 2013-10-24 20:22:56 GMT - USA - World - SN:168 - ID:353534

    WASHINGTON, Oct 24 (MENA) - One person is believed to be dead after part of a train derailed Thursday morning in Sanford, Florida, the CNN reported Thursday, citing authorities. The train derailed near a yard where trains are maintained around ....

  • Yemeni president, Turkish amb. review meas to boost bilateral ties

    Date: 2013-10-24 18:34:27 GMT - Yemen - World - SN:156 - ID:353264

    SANAA, Oct 24 (MENA) – Yemeni President Abd Rabu Mansour reviewed on Thursday with Turkish ambassador in Sanaa ways of boosting bilateral relations in different fields and promoting Turkish investments in Yemen. During their meeting, the Yemeni ....

  • Iran presence in Syria talks helps results - MP

    Date: 2013-10-24 18:06:53 GMT - Iran - World - SN:152 - ID:353257

    TEHRAN, Oct 24 (MENA) - An Iranian lawmaker said Thursday that the presence of Iran in the planned Geneva 2 conference on the ongoing crisis in Syria will be beneficial and help the talks yield positive results, Press TV reported. “We are not ....

  • S. Korean FM calls for N. Korea's 'strategic choice' of denuclearization

    Date: 2013-10-24 17:58:17 GMT - south korea - World - SN:151 - ID:353206

    SEOUL, Oct 24 (MENA) - Seoul's Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se said Thursday that the denuclearization of North Korea is "the most immediate challenge" of the moment, Yonhap News Agency reported. He called on Pyongyang to make a "strategic choice" ....

  • Russian embassy denies US spying allegations

    Date: 2013-10-24 15:24:49 GMT - Russia - World - SN:129 - ID:352935

    MOSCOW, Oct 24 (MENA) – Allegations of the possible involvement of the Washington-based Russian Cultural Center in spying activities are an attempt to derail the Russian-US program of cultural exchange and undermine mutual trust, a spokesman for the ....

  • Kamchatka Volcano spews ash 5km into air

    Date: 2013-10-24 15:22:37 GMT - Russia - World - SN:127 - ID:353034

    MOSCOW, Oct 24 (MENA) - A volcano on the east of Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula has thrown ash five kilometers (3.1 miles) into the air, the Emergencies Ministry said. The Zhupanovsky volcano spurted the ash Wednesday night, with the resultant ....

  • UNCC pays out $1.24bln to Kuwait

    Date: 2013-10-24 13:00:33 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:94 - ID:352589

    GENEVA, Oct 24 (MENA) - The United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC) made available $1.24 billion to the Government of Kuwait as part of the commission's remaining compensations. With today's payment, the UNCC has paid out $43.5 billion, ....

  • German FM summons US amb. over tapping Merkel's cell phone

    Date: 2013-10-24 12:04:09 GMT - Germany - World - SN:79 - ID:352498

    BERLIN, Oct 24 (MENA) - German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle on Thursday took the unusual step of summoning the American ambassador to Germany to an afternoon meeting in Berlin in the wake of reports that the US might have spied on Chancellor ....

  • Ban urges more unity on UN Day

    Date: 2013-10-24 11:51:20 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:70 - ID:352509

    CAIRO, Oct 24 (MENA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged for more unity in the world on the United Nations Day that falls on October 24. In his message, Ban said "in a world that is more connected, we must be more united. On United Nations ....

  • Pakistan secretly approved of US drone attacks, Washington Post says

    Date: 2013-10-24 10:04:21 GMT - USA - World - SN:52 - ID:352337

    WASHINGTON Oct 24 (MENA) – Pakistan for years secretly approved of US drone attacks on its territory despite public denunciations, The Washington Post reported Thursday, citing secret documents. Despite repeatedly denouncing the CIA’s drone ....

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