UN New Chief Declines to Condemn Saddam Execution

The newly inaugurated UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon stirred controversy by refusing to condemn the execution of Saddam Hussein.

World | January 3, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 701

Russia Tops List of 2006 Spacecraft Launches

Russia has the first place in space launches with 45% of the world's spacecraft launches conducted in 2006, RIA Novosti reported. In 2006, Russia already conducted 25 launches, including a Soyuz-2-1B carrier rocket with a Fregat booster and a French Coro

World | December 29, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1355

Taiwan Shattered by Powerful Earthquake

A powerful earthquake has been registered in southwestern Taiwan on Tuesday, triggering a potentially destructive tsunami that was headed toward the Philippines. The U.

World | December 26, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1209

US Report on Killing Taliban Leader


World | December 23, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 885

Part of Major Road in Sweden Collapses

Part of the E6 main road in the west Sweden's Munkedal has collapsed in a landslide. At least 14 vehicles and 37 people were involved in the incident, when the road collapsed under them in a landslide.

World | December 21, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 975

New US Defence Secretary Lands in Iraq

The new US Defence Secretary paid a surprise visit to Baghdad, just two days after being sworn into office. Robert Gates was meeting US commanders and Iraqi political leaders to help devise a new strategy the Bush administration is planning to put in plac

World | December 20, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 908

Al-Qaeda Chief: We will Continue Attacking US

Ayman al-Zawahiri,Al-Qaeda's second in command, vowed the terror group will not stop attacks on USA as long as the United States strikes Muslims on their land. He declared attacks will continue in a videotape aired Wednesday.

World | December 20, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1099

10 Killed in Rock Concert Stampede in Indonesia

A total of ten people, nine of them teenagers, have been killed in a stampede at the end of a rock concert in Indonesia. Thousands of fans rushed for the exits after the end of the concert of popular local band Ungu, causing the tragic incident.

World | December 20, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1081

Second Suspect Held in Ipswich Killings Probe

A 48-year-old man is the second man seized in connection with the murders of five women found near Ipswich, in the Suffolk countryside. He is being held on suspicion of murdering prostitutes Gemma Adams, Anneli Alderton, Tania Nicol, Paula Clennell and A

World | December 19, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2239

Chavez: Castro not Suffering from Cancer

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez has dismissed suggestions that Cuban leader and ally Fidel Castro has cancer, but said was struggling with "a great battle". Nevertheless he denied the illness was fatal.

World | December 16, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 941

US's California, Florida Impose Ban on Lethal Injections

US's California and Florida imposed a moratorium on the lethal injection procedure that required more than 30 minutes to kill condemned prisoners on Friday. Prison staffers failed to insert needles properly into the veins of condemned murderer Angel Nieve

World | December 16, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 917

Pinochet Cremated after Funeral

Chile's former dictator Augusto Pinochet will be cremated on Tuesday following a military funeral. The decision was taken by his relatives to prevent pillaging the grave of a man, reviled or revered.

World | December 12, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1355

Interpol Joins Investigation into Ex-KGB Agent Murder

Interpol has already joined the investigation into the killing of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko, the Interfax news agency reported Tuesday. The head of the Russian Interpol National Central Bureau, Timur Lakhonin, told reporters that "consider

World | December 12, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 864

Car Bombs Kill at Least 57 in Baghdad

Two car bombs exploded in a main square of central Baghdad on Tuesday morning, killing at least 57 people and wounding 148, police said. Gunfire sounded immediately after the blast and thick black smoke could be seen rising from the site.

World | December 12, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 535

North Korean Dies after Severe Beating in Russia

Three North Koreans have been attacked in the Russian Pacific port city of Vladivostok by unidentified assailants, Russian media reported. One of them died later in a local hospital.

World | December 11, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 773

Afghan President Cries During Speech

Afghan President Hamid Karzai became emotional during a speech on human rights on Sunday, crying and taking long pauses as he described how Afghan children are being killed by terrorists from Pakistan and in bombing raids by NATO and the US-led coalition.

World | December 10, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1067

Circus Tiger Rips Off Man's Arm in Spain

A circus tiger has torn off the arm of a Polish man who was attempting to take a picture of the animal with a cell phone. The Pole and a friend were applying for a job at the circus and while one was clearing out details with the management, the other str

World | December 4, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1577

Philippines Typhoon Toll Exceeds 1,000

More than 1,000 have been declared dead or missing in the wake of the supertyphoon that struck the Philippines last week. Official figures show that the death toll rose to 425 people with 599 more missing.

World | December 4, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1301

Chavez Wins Third Term in Office

Venezuelan left-wing President Hugo Chavez secured his third term in office after winning more than 60% of the vote, officials said. In his first address to a celebrating crowd in the capital Caracas, Chavez called his victory a triumph for his "Bolivaria

World | December 4, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1730

Saddam Lawyers Appeal Death Penalty

The lawyers of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein have appealed his death sentence, reports say. Hussein was sentenced to death by hanging for crimes against humanity on November 5, and his defence had until December 5 to lodge an appeal.

World | December 3, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1632

Typhoons Plunge Philippines in State of National Calamity

Several successive typhoons have taken hundreds of lives and caused millions in damage at the Philippines, driving president Gloria Arroyo to announce a state of national calamity. Arroyo has called upon the government to allocate PHP 1 B for relief to ty

World | December 3, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1489
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