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  • Fire breaks out in Greek tourist ship, with 1,016 holidaymakers on board

    Date: 2018-08-29 07:40:00 GMT - Greece - World - SN:7 - ID:7552055

    ATHENS, Aug 29 (MENA) - A FIRE has broken out on a passenger vessel as it was travelling to Chania on the Greek island of Crete forcing the ferry to sail back to the port of Piraeus near Athens with 1,016 people on board, the Express reported ....

  • Peru declares emergency at border over Venezuelan migrants influx - reports

    Date: 2018-08-29 06:41:03 GMT - Peru - World - SN:1 - ID:7551970

    LIMA, Aug 29 (MENA) - The Peruvian authorities declared a 60-day state of emergency in the areas located at the country's border with Ecuador over the increased threat to public health amid an influx of Venezuelan migrants, Sputnik news agency ....

  • Telegram not to consider Russian intelligence requests to provide users' data

    Date: 2018-08-28 22:52:12 GMT - Russia - World - SN:80 - ID:7551798

    MOSCOW, Aug 28 (MENA) - The Telegram messaging service will not consider Russian intelligence agencies’ requests to provide users' IP-addresses and phone numbers, Telegram founder Pavel Durov said, TASS reported on Tuesday. "We do not consider ....

  • Italian FM to visit Russia in October — envoy

    Date: 2018-08-28 22:47:34 GMT - Russia - World - SN:79 - ID:7551751

    MOSCOW, Aug 28 (MENA) - Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs Enzo Moavero Milanesi is to visit Russia in the first half of October, Italian Ambassador to Russia Pasquale Terracciano told TASS. "We expect the visit to take place in October, ahead ....

  • Japan to launch greenhouse gas observing satellite

    Date: 2018-08-28 22:47:13 GMT - Japan - World - SN:78 - ID:7551584

    TOKYO, Aug 28 (MENA) - Japan's Environment Ministry said Tuesday a new satellite to observe greenhouse gases will be launched on October 29, NHK reported. The Ibuki-2 satellite will succeed the first Ibuki satellite launched in 2009. The new ....

  • Russia responds to US actions with Vostok-2018 military drills — senator

    Date: 2018-08-28 20:29:20 GMT - Russia - World - SN:70 - ID:7551585

    MOSCOW, Aug 28 (MENA) - Large-scale strategic drills Vostok-2018 will serve as a response to unfriendly US policy concerning Russia, First Deputy Chairman of the Defense and Security Committee of Russia's Federation Council (upper house of ....

  • Bomb kills 1, injures 35 in southern Philippines

    Date: 2018-08-28 17:27:14 GMT - Philippines - World - SN:61 - ID:7551586

    MANILA, Aug 28 (MENA) - A bomb concealed in a bag exploded, leaving at least one dead and 35 others wounded during a town celebration in the southern Philippines, a military commander was quoted by ABC news as saying on Tuesday. Police said two ....

  • 27 militants killed in Afghan airstrikes

    Date: 2018-08-28 15:40:34 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:52 - ID:7551422

    KABUL, Aug 28 (MENA) - The Afghan army said 27 militants were killed in a series of airstrikes conducted in southeastern Ghazni and Paktika provinces, Khaama press agency reported on Tuesday. The 203rd Thunder Corps of the Afghan army in the ....

  • May kicks off first Africa tour as British PM

    Date: 2018-08-28 08:34:40 GMT - South Africa - World - SN:14 - ID:7550329

    PRETORIA, Aug 28 (MENA) - British Prime Minister Theresa May touched down in Cape Town Tuesday as she kicked off a tour of the African continent where she hopes to lay the foundations for post-Brexit trade deals. May's tour of South Africa, ....

  • Need for third Moon-Kim summit growing: S.Korean presidency

    Date: 2018-08-28 08:05:02 GMT - south korea - World - SN:12 - ID:7550392

    SEOUL, Aug 28 (MENA) - The need for a meeting between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has become greater, Yonhap quoted official from the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae as saying Tuesday. He added the ....

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