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  • Death toll rises to 16 in flood-hit Kyushu

    Date: 2017-07-08 08:48:18 GMT - Japan - World - SN:13 - ID:6887001

    TOKYO, July 8 (MENA) - The death toll from flooding and mudslides caused by heavy rain on the Japanese island of Kyushu rose to 16 on Saturday, while 15 people remained unaccounted for as rescue efforts continued. The Japan Meteorological Agency ....

  • Thousands protest in Peru against possible pardon of jailed president

    Date: 2017-07-08 08:41:01 GMT - Peru - World - SN:12 - ID:6886965

    LIMA, July 8 (MENA) - Thousands of Peruvians marched on the streets of Lima on Friday to pressure President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski against pardoning the country’s former leader Alberto Fujimori, who is serving a 25-year prison sentence for human ....

  • US reaffirms support for Cypriot unification

    Date: 2017-07-08 08:35:15 GMT - USA - World - SN:11 - ID:6886996

    WASHINGTON, July 8 (MENA) - The US Department of State reiterated Washington's support for the reunification of Cyprus after the Conference on Cyprus has ended with no agreement. The United States is disappointed the Conference on Cyprus in Crans ....

  • At least 2 killed in fire in El Salvador’s Finance Ministry

    Date: 2017-07-08 08:09:41 GMT - El Salvador - World - SN:8 - ID:6886961

    SAN SALVADOR, July 8 (MENA) - Major fire broke out in El Salvador’s Finance Ministry on Friday, killing at least two people, injuring 22 others and prompting some inside to jump from the building before the blaze was extinguished, officials were ....

  • Thousands ordered to evacuate ahead of wildfire in Canada

    Date: 2017-07-08 08:08:00 GMT - Canada - World - SN:7 - ID:6886958

    OTTAWA, July 8 (MENA) - A fast-moving wildfire has forced as many as 3,600 people to leave their homes in central British Columbia as another community was added to an evacuation order, CTV reported. Al Richmond, chairman of the Cariboo Regional ....

  • UN refugee head calls for citizenship for Myanmar's Rohingya

    Date: 2017-07-07 18:12:56 GMT - Thailand - World - SN:69 - ID:6886528

    BAGKOK, July 7 (MENA) – The UN's top official for refugee affairs said Friday that granting citizenship to members of Myanmar's Muslim Rohingya minority is crucial for achieving peace in the country's western state of Rakhine, but economic ....

  • 122 countries adopt first-ever global treaty banning nuclear weapons

    Date: 2017-07-07 18:04:35 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:67 - ID:6886518

    NEW YORK, July 7 (MENA) - A global treaty banning nuclear weapons was adopted at the United Nations on Friday despite opposition from the United States, Britain, France and other nuclear powers that boycotted negotiations, the Daily Mail reported on ....

  • Merkel receives G20 summit leaders amid tight security

    Date: 2017-07-07 11:08:17 GMT - Germany - World - SN:29 - ID:6885630

    BERLIN, July 7 (MENA) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel received on Friday the heads of state and government of the G20 summit held in the city of Hamburg, amid tight security and violent clashes between police and protesters. Hamburg police said ....

  • N. Korea slams UN sanctions at FAO meeting

    Date: 2017-07-07 09:12:16 GMT - south korea - World - SN:18 - ID:6885493

    SEOUL, July 7 (MENA) - North Korea's chief delegate to a recent Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) meeting has condemned the UN sanctions as an act threatening its sovereignty and economic development, Yonhap news agency quoted the country's ....

  • Putin arrives in Hamburg to attend G20 summit meetings

    Date: 2017-07-07 09:10:59 GMT - Russia - World - SN:17 - ID:6885456

    HAMBURG, Germany, July 7 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived Friday in the German city of Hamburg to attend the G20 summit meetings of the world's major industrial countries, which will last for two days. Putin will meet with ....

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