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  • Hugo Chávez statue torn down amid protests in Venezuela

    Date: 2017-05-06 08:06:58 GMT - Venezuela - World - SN:7 - ID:6798749

    CARACAS, May 6 (MENA) - A handful of young men destroyed a statue of late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez in oil-producing Zulia state as protests mount in the South American country. Footage shows the statue, which depicts Chávez saluting and ....

  • Moscow denies report on violation of Estonia's air border by Lavrov's plane

    Date: 2017-05-05 22:31:07 GMT - Russia - World - SN:74 - ID:6798630

    MOSCOW, May 5 (MENA) - The Russian Foreign Ministry on Friday denied a report by Estonia's Defense Forces claiming that the Russian Ilyushin Il-96 plane of the Rossiya special air detachment had allegedly violated Estonia's air border on Wednesday, ....

  • Estonia: Russian plane with Lavrov intruded in our airspace

    Date: 2017-05-05 17:15:41 GMT - Estonia - World - SN:56 - ID:6798432

    TALLINN, May 5 (MENA) - Estonia said Friday that a Russian IL-96 passenger plane, allegedly carrying Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to neighboring Finland, briefly violated Estonian airspace on Wednesday evening, ABC news reported. Kadri ....

  • 5 dead after female suicide bombers attack in Nigeria

    Date: 2017-05-05 17:02:15 GMT - Nigeria - World - SN:54 - ID:6798395

    ABUJA, May 5 (MENA) - Authorities said at least five people are dead in northeast Nigeria in an attack by two female suicide bombers, ABC news reported. Murtala Ibrahim with the Borno police command confirmed the attack Thursday night in the ....

  • US soldier killed in Somalia during operation against Al Shabab

    Date: 2017-05-05 15:22:53 GMT - Somalia - World - SN:49 - ID:6798180

    WASHINGTON, May 5 (MENA) - A U.S. soldier has been killed during an operation targeting Al-Shabab in Somalia, the first American service member to be killed in the Horn of Africa country in more than 20 years. The US military command in Africa ....

  • French police arrest 'radicalised ex-soldier' near military base

    Date: 2017-05-05 14:00:58 GMT - France - World - SN:43 - ID:6798139

    PARIS, May 5 (MENA) - A "radicalized" former solider known to authorities has been arrested near a French military base in Normandy, The Telegraph quoted judicial sources as saying on Friday. The arrest comes two days before the second round ....

  • Urgent action needed to protect children in ‘forgotten crisis’ in Central African Republic: UNICEF

    Date: 2017-05-05 13:19:22 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:40 - ID:6797939

    GENEVA, May 5 (MENA) - Without increased support, the lives and futures of more than 1 million children in the Central African Republic are under threat, UNICEF said on Friday. While the country’s fragile recovery continues, sporadic violence and ....

  • Heathrow briefly suspends flights after suspicious item found

    Date: 2017-05-05 13:16:36 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:39 - ID:6798071

    LONDON, May 5 (MENA) - Flights at Heathrow airport were briefly suspended after a suspicious item was detected by an x-ray of luggage at Terminal 3, The Guardian reported Friday. Metropolitan police were still working with airport authorities ....

  • North Korea claims CIA plot to kill Kim Jong-un

    Date: 2017-05-05 13:07:41 GMT - North Korea - World - SN:36 - ID:6798059

    PYONGYANG, May 5 (MENA) - North Korean state media on Friday claimed that US and South Korean agents are plotting to kill North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, the BBC reported. A statement by the ministry of state security said a "terrorist group" ....

  • Civilians killed in gunfight on Afghanistan-Pakistan border

    Date: 2017-05-05 10:50:06 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:28 - ID:6797815

    ISLAMABAD, May 5 (MENA) - Pakistani and Afghan officials accused each other of killing civilians Friday after gunfire erupted near a major border crossing where Pakistani census officials were carrying out a count, the Daily Mail reported on ....

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