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  • Death toll in Mexico prison riot rises to 16

    Date: 2017-10-11 18:27:43 GMT - Mexico - World - SN:97 - ID:7034978

    MEXICO CITY, Oct 11 (MENA) - The death toll in a prison riot in northern Mexico has risen to 16 with the death of three more inmates, the Daily Mail reported. The government of the northern border state of Nuevo Leon earlier said 13 prisoners ....

  • Taliban, Daesh endure heavy losses in eastern Afghanistan

    Date: 2017-10-11 12:25:54 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:55 - ID:7034288

    KABUL, Oct 11 (MENA) - Several militants of Taliban and Daesh were killed and wounded during the latest airstrikes in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, Khaama press agency reported Wednesday. A statement by the 201st Silab Corps of the ....

  • 'We are on a tightrope': Trump poised to walk away from Iran nuclear deal

    Date: 2017-10-11 09:37:15 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:31 - ID:7033818

    LONDON, Oct 11 (MENA) - If Donald Trump decides this week to withdraw his endorsement of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, its fate and the potential for a major conflict will be determined by a complex battle in Congress, The Guardian reported. No one ....

  • Spanish government holds crisis meeting on Catalan independence

    Date: 2017-10-11 08:59:02 GMT - Spain - World - SN:23 - ID:7033765

    MADRID, Oct 11 (MENA) - Spain’s government is holding crisis talks after the Catalan leader signed a suspended declaration of independence and called for dialogue with Madrid. The Spanish prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, is chairing an emergency ....

  • Toll from Northern California firestorms sharply rise: 2,000 structures destroyed, at least 17 dead

    Date: 2017-10-11 07:39:02 GMT - USA - World - SN:13 - ID:7033574

    WASHINGTON, Oct 11 (MENA) - The toll from Northern California’s ranging wildfires continued to grow Tuesday evening as officials said the fires destroyed up to 2,000 structures and killed at least 17 people, Los Angeles Times reported. The ....

  • Trump discusses 'range of options' to respond to North Korean aggression

    Date: 2017-10-11 05:44:50 GMT - USA - World - SN:1 - ID:7033487

    WASHINGTON, Oct 11 (MENA) - US President Donald Trump had a meeting with members of his national security team to discuss "a range of options to respond to any form of North Korean aggression or, if necessary, to prevent North Korea from threatening ....

  • ECHR orders Russia to pay 300,000 euros to relatives of those killed in Chechnya

    Date: 2017-10-10 22:46:42 GMT - Russia - World - SN:84 - ID:7033409

    MOSCOW, Oct 10 (MENA) - The Strasbourg-based European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled that Russia’s authorities should pay 300,000 euros ($354,000) in compensation upon lawsuits of 20 Russian citizens, whose relatives were killed in Chechnya ....

  • Catalonia: Spanish government rejects 'tacit' independence declaration

    Date: 2017-10-10 22:01:55 GMT - Spain - World - SN:81 - ID:7033385

    MADRID, Oct 10 (MENA) - The Spanish government has described Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont’s parliamentary statement in which he suspended a declaration of independence from Spain, as “blackmail broadcast live to the state” and said it rejects ....

  • 51 Taliban militants killed, injured in Afghanistan

    Date: 2017-10-10 20:04:11 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:72 - ID:7033180

    KABUL, Oct 10 (MENA) - At least 23 Taliban militants were killed and 28 others were wounded during operations in southern Zabul province of Afghanistan. A statement by the Ministry of Defense said the deputy shadow district chief of the group for ....

  • US-Turkey relations take another turn for worse

    Date: 2017-10-10 19:11:42 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:69 - ID:7033181

    LONDON, Oct 10 (MENA) - The US ambassador in Ankara has suggested that some Turkish officials might be trying to “disrupt” co-operation between the two countries after the arrest of a US embassy employee prompted a tit-for-tat diplomatic dispute, ....

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