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