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  • Putin cruises to overwhelming victory in Russian election, with record 76 per cent of vote

    Date: 2018-03-19 06:24:18 GMT - Russia - World - SN:8 - ID:7302885

    MOSCOW, March 19 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin cruised to victory in Russia’s presidential election on Sunday, giving him at least another six years in power, CNBC reported. Putin, who has ruled Russia for almost two decades, recorded ....

  • New school in India will prioritize happiness instead of grades

    Date: 2018-03-18 22:50:32 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:115 - ID:7302765

    LONDON, March 18 (MENA) - Near Chennai, India, a new boarding school called Riverbend aims to rethink traditional architecture – and curricula – in education. Its goal is to prioritize the middle and high school students’ happiness rather than ....

  • Greek government fears lengthy Turkey crisis

    Date: 2018-03-18 22:46:09 GMT - Greece - World - SN:114 - ID:7302708

    ATHENS, March 18 (MENA) - The tension between Turkey and Greece fueled by the arrest of two Greek soldiers almost three weeks ago and the incendiary rhetoric coming out of Ankara has raised concerns in the government that the two countries are ....

  • Bangladesh sentences 7 militants to death for killing shrine worker

    Date: 2018-03-18 22:42:52 GMT - Bangladesh - World - SN:113 - ID:7302564

    DHAKA, March 18 (MENA) - A court in Bangladesh sentenced seven militants to death on Sunday after finding them guilty of killing a shrine worker in 2015, court officials said. Shrine caretaker, Rahamat Ali, 60, was hacked to death in November ....

  • Moscow favors continuation of Cyprus talks: Ambassador Osadchiy

    Date: 2018-03-18 22:36:18 GMT - Cyprus - World - SN:112 - ID:7302544

    NICOSIA, March 18 (MENA) - Moscow favors the continuation of negotiations for a Cyprus settlement, Russia’s Ambassador to Cyprus Stanislav Osadchiy said on Sunday. According Cyprus New Agency (CNA), Osadchiy further stated that his country has ....

  • Cyber attack against vote counting system thwarted: Interior Ministry

    Date: 2018-03-18 22:29:28 GMT - Russia - World - SN:111 - ID:7302618

    MOSCOW, March 18 (MENA) - Russia’s state automated vote counting and electoral information system (GAS Vybory) has weathered some cyber attacks, First Deputy Interior Minister Alexander Gorovoy told TASS on Sunday. "I can only confirm that these ....

  • 4 Taliban militants killed, 3 arrested in eastern Afghanistan

    Date: 2018-03-18 22:25:12 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:110 - ID:7302535

    KABUL, March 18 (MENA) - At least four Taliban insurgents were killed during a clash with the Afghan security forces in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan while three including one who had disguised himself as a woman were arrested. The ....

  • Putin winning presidential polls with 73.9% of votes - agency

    Date: 2018-03-18 21:23:53 GMT - Russia - World - SN:105 - ID:7302634

    MOSCOW, March 18 (MENA) - Russia’s incumbent President Vladimir Putin Putin is leading in the presidential race with 73.11% after 30.01% of ballots counted, TASS news agency reported on Sunday. Putin is followed by the Communist Party of the ....

  • UK foreign secretary defends playing tennis with wife of Putin's ex-minister in return for £160,000

    Date: 2018-03-18 18:16:14 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:95 - ID:7302423

    LONDON, March 18 (MENA) - British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has defended playing a game of tennis with the wife of one of Russia's ex-ministers in return for a £160,000 donation to the Conservatives, The Independent reported Sunday. Johnson ....

  • Living in fear: One in three Muslim students attacked on campus as Islamophobic hate crime surges - newspaper

    Date: 2018-03-18 17:56:31 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:93 - ID:7302421

    LONDON, March 18 (MENA) - One in three Muslim students are living in fear of Islamophobic attacks or abuse on campus – and women who wear traditional garments are most concerned for their safety, a report has found. More than half of Muslim ....

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