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  • Death toll from Mexico's quake jumps to 61

    Date: 2017-09-09 09:07:59 GMT - Mexico - World - SN:15 - ID:6981530

    MEXICO CITY, Sept 9 (MENA) - The death toll from a strong earthquake of magnitude 8.1 that hit on Thursday the southern coast of Mexico has risen to at least 61, officials said on Saturday. A huge rescue operation is under way in the worst-hit ....

  • 5.6 million told to evacuate Florida before deadly storm hits state

    Date: 2017-09-09 08:56:37 GMT - USA - World - SN:14 - ID:6981498

    WASHINGTON, Sept 9 (MENA)- About 5.6 million people in Florida have been ordered to evacuate their houses as Hurricane Irma takes aim at the state. CNN news channel cited Governor Rick Scott as saying: "If you have been ordered to evacuate, ....

  • US focuses on delivering aid into Rakhine: official

    Date: 2017-09-09 08:09:34 GMT - USA - World - SN:10 - ID:6981407

    WASHINGTON, Sept 9 (MENA) - Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Southeast Asia Patrick Murphy on Saturday said that the US continues to be very focused on delivering humanitarian assistance to people in need in northern Rakhine State. ....

  • Authorities order Florida Keys residents to evacuate

    Date: 2017-09-09 07:34:58 GMT - USA - World - SN:9 - ID:6981404

    WASHINGTON, Sept 9 (MENA) - More than a million Florida residents have been ordered to evacuate ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Irma that is expected to hit Florida on Sunday. Florida Governor Rick Scott said in a press conference on Friday" If ....

  • Israel keeps arming Myanmar military amid violence against Muslims -- paper

    Date: 2017-09-08 22:44:56 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:108 - ID:6981337

    LONDON, Sept 8 (MENA) - Israel is under fire from human rights groups for the continued sale of weaponry to the Burmese junta after intensified violence against the country's Rohingya Muslim minority, The Independent reported Friday. More than ....

  • UN plans to help 300,000 fleeing Myanmar

    Date: 2017-09-08 21:09:40 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:101 - ID:6981315

    NEW YORK, Sept 8 (MENA) – The United Nations said the UN and its partners have a plan to provide up to 300,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing from Myanmar to Bangladesh with food, shelter, water, health care and other services until the end of the year, ....

  • Moscow ready to improve relations with US -- amb.

    Date: 2017-09-08 19:33:54 GMT - USA - World - SN:94 - ID:6981188

    WASHINGTON, Sept 8 (MENA) - Russia is ready to improve the relations with the United States to be trust-based, respectful, equal and mutually beneficial, Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov said in statements to Russia Today ....

  • Too early to speak about new UNSC resolution on North Korea, Lavrov says

    Date: 2017-09-08 18:00:53 GMT - Russia - World - SN:89 - ID:6981146

    MOSCOW, Sept 8 (MENA) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said following talks with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian on Friday that the work on a new UN Security Council resolution on North Korea is underway but it is too early to say ....

  • Tillerson-Lavrov meeting in New York not confirmed -- US Dept. of State

    Date: 2017-09-08 17:58:10 GMT - USA - World - SN:88 - ID:6981168

    WASHINGTON, Sept 8 (MENA) - The US State Department refrains from comments on a possibility of a meeting between US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly ....

  • Magnitude 5.3 quake jolts Akita; no tsunami warning issued

    Date: 2017-09-08 15:39:46 GMT - Japan - World - SN:73 - ID:6980932

    TOKYO, Sept 8 (MENA) - An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.3 jolted Akita Prefecture on Friday evening, the Meteorological Agency said. No tsunami warning was issued after the quake, which measured upper 5 on the Japanese seismic ....

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