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  • Methane blast kills 3 at Kazakhstan coal mine

    Date: 2017-08-31 05:51:24 GMT - Kazakhstan - World - SN:3 - ID:6969955

    ASTANA, Aug 31 (MENA) - A methane gas explosion has killed three people at a coal mine in central Kazakhstan, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry’s Emergencies Committee was quoted by the Russian news agency Sputnik as saying. "Current ....

  • US has 11,000 troops in Afghanistan -- Pentagon

    Date: 2017-08-30 22:32:39 GMT - USA - World - SN:102 - ID:6969883

    WASHINGTON, Aug 30 (MENA) - The Pentagon acknowledged Wednesday that there are thousands more American troops deployed in Afghanistan than repeatedly disclosed. The number of troops deployed to Afghanistan is actually closer to 11,000, Defense ....

  • Third World War II-era bomb discovered near British nuclear power plant

    Date: 2017-08-30 22:28:37 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:101 - ID:6969865

    LONDON, Aug 30 (MENA) - An unexploded World War II-era bomb was discovered in the water near a British nuclear power station Wednesday, the third such bomb found this month in the same area of water. The unexploded weapon was found in the Bristol ....

  • Commander of US Central Command asserts support to Lebanese army

    Date: 2017-08-30 22:11:17 GMT - Lebanon - World - SN:100 - ID:6969833

    BEIRUT, Aug 30 (MENA) – Lebanese Army Commander Gen. Joseph Aoun on Wednesday received a phone call from the Commander of the United States Central Command, General Joseph Votel in which he congratulated him on the success of the "Fajr el-Jouroud" ....

  • Blair's planned talks with EU chief Juncker raise questions -- UK paper

    Date: 2017-08-30 22:01:42 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:99 - ID:6969795

    LONDON, Aug 30 (MENA) - Britain's former prime minister Tony Blair is due in Brussels on Thursday to meet with EU chief Jean-Claude Juncker - but the visit raises questions as officials are refusing to divulge whether or not the pair will discuss ....

  • China expects stronger partnership for upcoming BRICS Xiamen summit

    Date: 2017-08-30 21:01:18 GMT - China - World - SN:95 - ID:6969783

    BEIJING, Aug 30 (MENA) - China wants to build stronger partnerships within and beyond the five BRICS countries during the upcoming BRICS Xiamen Summit, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Wednesday, China's Xinhua news agency reported. Speaking ....

  • UNIFIL mandate renewed

    Date: 2017-08-30 20:39:09 GMT - USA - World - SN:94 - ID:6969882

    NEW YORK, Aug 30 (MENA) - All 15 members of the U.N. Security Council Wednesday voted to renew the mandate of UNIFIL - the U.N. peacekeeping force in south Lebanon - for a further year. UNSC resolution 2373 passed Wednesday evening will see ....

  • Mattis says US still aiming for diplomacy with North Korea

    Date: 2017-08-30 20:27:17 GMT - USA - World - SN:93 - ID:6969770

    WASHINGTON, Aug 30 (MENA) - Hours after US President Donald Trump tweeted that “talking is not the answer” in regards to the increasingly tense situation with North Korea, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis emphasized diplomacy as the path ....

  • Trump says US is paying ‘extortion money’ to North Korea

    Date: 2017-08-30 20:14:21 GMT - USA - World - SN:92 - ID:6969769

    WASHINGTON, Aug 30 (MENA) - US President Trump accused past administrations of paying “extortion money” to North Korea and said diplomatic talks are not sufficient, The New York Times reported. “The US has been talking to North Korea, and paying ....

  • Tropical Storm Harvey damage in Texas expected to be 'many-year' recovery, death toll rises to 20

    Date: 2017-08-30 18:10:12 GMT - USA - World - SN:85 - ID:6969649

    WASHINGTON, Aug 30 (MENA) - While federal officials said they are expecting a multi-year recovery in Texas and across the south as Tropical Storm Harvey continues its course east into parts of Louisiana, the death toll rose to 20 people, Fox News ....

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