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  • 11 dead, over 5,000 hospitalized as extreme heat engulfs Japan

    Date: 2019-07-30 06:31:24 GMT - Japan - World - SN:6 - ID:8044454

    TOKYO, July 30 (MENA) - At least 11 people died and 5,664 were hospitalized over the past week as a sudden heatwave overspread across all parts of Japan, the Japanese Fire and Disaster Agency informed on Tuesday, according to Sputnik. Between ....

  • Pakistani military aircraft crashes on training flight, 17 killed

    Date: 2019-07-30 05:56:59 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:4 - ID:8044451

    ISLAMABAD, July 30 (MENA) - A Pakistani military aircraft on a training flight crashed in a built-up area in the city of Rawalpindi, killing all five crew members and 12 civilians, The Times of India quoted a statement from the army's ....

  • UK pound flops to new low against US dollar

    Date: 2019-07-29 12:45:09 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:38 - ID:8043545

    LONDON, July 29 (MENA) - The pound slumped to a new two-year low against the dollar after UK Premier Boris Johnson announced the government was "turbo-charging" preparations for a no-deal Brexit on 31 October. Sterling dropped to as low as ....

  • Imran Khan may visit Afghanistan in the near future: report

    Date: 2019-07-29 09:05:53 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:19 - ID:8043137

    ISLAMABAD, July 29 (MENA) - Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan may visit Afghanistan in the near future in a bid to help the process, it has been reported. Sources close to Khan has told The Nation media outlet that the PM Khan will visit ....

  • Kabul attack: 20 killed, 50 injured in bombing, gun battle at politician's office

    Date: 2019-07-29 08:47:27 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:18 - ID:8043074

    KABUL, July 29 (MENA) - At least 20 people were killed and 50 injured in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul on Sunday in a suicide bombing and gun battle at vice presidential candidate Amrullah Saleh’s office, the government said in a statement on ....

  • 3 Daesh militants killed in security operation in Afghanistan's Nangarhar

    Date: 2019-07-29 08:46:14 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:17 - ID:8043092

    KABUL, July 29 (MENA) - Afghan special forces have killed three key Daesh group members in a security operation in Nangarhar province, east of Afghanistan, Khaama Press reported. The provincial governor's office said in a statement on Monday ....

  • Three dead in California Garlic Festival shooting

    Date: 2019-07-29 08:29:51 GMT - USA - World - SN:14 - ID:8043073

    WASHINGTON, July 29 (MENA) - Authorities in the western US state of California say a shooter killed at least three people Sunday afternoon at a garlic festival, Voice of America reported. The attack happened in the city of Gilroy, where police ....

  • Khalilzad strongly reacts to attack on Saleh’s office in Kabul that killed, wounded 70 people

    Date: 2019-07-29 07:29:07 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:12 - ID:8043044

    KABUL, July 29 (MENA) - US envoy for Afghan peace Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad strongly reacted to the attack on Amrullah Saleh’s office in Kabul, Khaama Press reported Monday. Ambassador Khalilzad said in a Twitter post that “The attack on ....

  • S Korea looking into various options to protect ships in Hormuz Strait: defense ministry

    Date: 2019-07-29 07:17:09 GMT - south korea - World - SN:11 - ID:8043025

    SEOUL, July 29 (MENA) - South Korea is looking into "various options" to protect ships passing through the Strait of Hormuz, though no decision has been made on whether to contribute troops to the US-led initiative, Yonhap quoted the defense ....

  • Venezuela to go to UN over violations of its airspace by US - FM

    Date: 2019-07-29 06:31:15 GMT - Venezuela - World - SN:10 - ID:8043002

    CARACAS, July 29 (MENA) - Caracas intends to go to the UN in connection with violations of the Venezuela-controlled airspace by the United States, Sputnik quoted Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza as saying. "As we have stated, the ....

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