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  • Peru's ex-President Alan García shoots himself before arrest

    Date: 2019-04-17 14:10:18 GMT - Peru - World - SN:61 - ID:7902542

    LIMA, April 17 (MENA) - A lawyer for former Peruvian President Alan García said Wednesday the leader shot himself before being detained by police amid allegations he received illegal payment from Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht, ABC News ....

  • UN finds torture, ill-treatment in Afghan prisons

    Date: 2019-04-17 12:26:04 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:48 - ID:7902241

    KABUL, April 17 (MENA) - Around a third of all conflict-related detainees in Afghanistan say they have suffered from torture or ill-treatment, the UN said in a report Wednesday. UN officials interviewed a total of 618 detainees held in 77 ....

  • Indonesians vote to elect new president, parl't

    Date: 2019-04-17 05:34:27 GMT - Indonesia - World - SN:1 - ID:7901525

    JAKARTA, April 17 (MENA) - Indonesians voted on Wednesday to pick a new president and parliament after a six-month campaign in the sprawling equatorial archipelago, euronews reported. The eight-hour vote is conducted across a country that ....

  • Notre Dame to be rebuilt within 5 years, Macron says

    Date: 2019-04-16 22:37:12 GMT - France - World - SN:87 - ID:7901400

    PARIS, April 16 (MENA) - French President Emmanuel Macron vowed to rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral within five years after a devastating fire Monday caused the landmark’s roof and spire to collapse, CNBC News reported. "We now have to get things ....

  • First shipment of Red Cross humanitarian aid arrives in Venezuela

    Date: 2019-04-16 22:32:14 GMT - Venezuela - World - SN:86 - ID:7901402

    CARACAS, April 16 (MENA) - The first shipment of humanitarian aid from the Red Cross intended to alleviate a dire economic crisis in Venezuela arrived in the once-prosperous, oil-rich country on Tuesday, a representative of the organisation and a ....

  • WHO says Measles cases up 300% worldwide in 2019

    Date: 2019-04-16 22:28:32 GMT - USA - World - SN:84 - ID:7901484

    WASHINGTON, April 16 (MENA) - Measles cases have continued to climb into 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned in a fresh reported. "Preliminary global data shows that reported cases rose by 300 percent in the first three months of ....

  • Putin expresses sympathy to Macron, French people over Notre Dame fire - Kremlin

    Date: 2019-04-16 10:00:13 GMT - Russia - World - SN:26 - ID:7900129

    MOSCOW, April 16 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed sympathy to French President Emmanuel Macron and the people of France in connection with the fire that gutted Notre Dame Cathedral, Sputnik quoted the Kremlin's press service ....

  • Paris mayor suggests organizing int'l donor conf. to restore Notre Dame

    Date: 2019-04-16 09:49:55 GMT - France - World - SN:24 - ID:7900099

    PARIS, April 16 (MENA) - Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo on Tuesday proposed organizing an international donor conference to coordinate the pledges to restore Notre Dame Cathedral, The Local reported. The United Nations' cultural agency UNESCO has also ....

  • Notre Dame: "The entire fire is out," says Paris Fire Brigade

    Date: 2019-04-16 09:06:30 GMT - France - World - SN:19 - ID:7900007

    PARIS, April 14 (MENA) - Firefighters have completely extinguished a "significant fire" that broke out at the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral in central Paris on Monday evening. "The entire fire is out. We've now entered the expertise phase," said ....

  • Sea Launch Venture may be moved from US to Russia's Far East - Source

    Date: 2019-04-16 07:30:47 GMT - Russia - World - SN:10 - ID:7899856

    MOSCOW, April 16 (MENA) - The redeployment of the Sea Launch space launch venture from the US State of California to Russia's Far East may be discussed soon, a Russian space industry source told Sputnik. "The possibility of relocating the Sea ....

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