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Greece Starts Hunts for Arsonists amidst Wildfires

The Greek authorities turned to anti-terrorism laws in an attempt to investigate the cause of the unprecedented inferno that has swept across the country, Greek media reported.

World | August 28, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 944

Turkish Army Delivers Veiled Threat against Gul

The Turkish military delivered a new veiled threat against the country's ruling AK party and its presidential nominee Abdullah Gul, who is expected to win the presidential vote in the third round of voting on Tuesday. In a statement marking the 85th anni

World | August 27, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2612

10 Arrested for Murder of Russian Journalist Anna Politkovskaya

Ten people were arrested and will be charged soon in connection with the murder of the Russian investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya, who was killed last year, Russian media reported.

World | August 27, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1502

Moderate Earthquake Shakes Western Greek Island

A moderate earthquake with a magnitude of 5.1 hit Monday the western Greek island of Kefalonia, the Athens Geodynamic Institute said.

World | August 27, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2602

At Least 2 Killed, 7 Injured in Building Collapse in India

At least two people were killed and seven injured after a six-story building collapsed in India's city of Mumbai on Monday. Some people may still be buried under the debris of the building, the police said.

World | August 27, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 845

Fires Death Toll in Greece Reises to 61, Hundreds of Houses Burnt

The death toll of the fires that are sweeping across Greece reached 61 people, the authorities reported. Hundreds of people have lost their homes in the numerous blazes, which enveloped half of the territory of the country.

World | August 27, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2053

Flames Encroach Ruins of Ancient Olympia in Greece

Rapidly advancing wildfires are threatening to engulf the ancient ruins in Olympia, home of the first Olympic games, in the fire-ravaged Peloponnesian peninsula in Greece. The area is patrolled by soldiers and fire fighters, who are trying to prevent the

World | August 26, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4017

Greek Fires Death Toll Rises to 51, State of Emergency Declared

Greek authorities declared a nationwide state of emergency as the death toll of the fires in the Peloponnese reached 51 people. "All regions of the country are declared in a state of emergency in order to mobilise all means and forces to face this disast

World | August 26, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2104

US President Bush Undecided on Troop Reduction in Iraq

US President George Bush said Saturday that saying new offensive operations in Iraq were were just in their "early stages", signaling his unwillingness to consider early US troop reductions in the country, international media reported.

World | August 25, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1503

Ex-US Astronaut Lisa Nowak Faces Love Rival in Court

Former National US astronaut Lisa Nowak, who was charged last year with an attempted kidnapping battery involving a romantic rival after allegedly driving halfway across the US wearing a nappy, spoke publicly for the first time about her case this week.

World | August 25, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2214

37 Killed in Greece's Deadliest Fires

At least 37 people were killed in forest fires in southern Greece in the deadliest wave of blazes ever to hit the country.

World | August 25, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1362

Gul Fails in Second Round of Turkish Presidential Vote

The frontrunner for Turkey's presidency Abdullah Gul failed to secure a two-thirds majority in the first round of voting in the Turkish parliament, BBC reported. However, devout Muslim Gul, who is the country's foreign minister, is expected to win in the

World | August 24, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1167

Astronomers Find Huge Empty Hole in Universe

Astronomers have found an enormous hole in the Universe, nearly a billion light-years across, empty of both normal matter such as stars, galaxies and gas, as well as the mysterious, unseen "dark matter".

World | August 24, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2188

US Detain Submarine Packed with Tons of Cocaine

US Coast guard have detained a homemade submarine loaded with 5.5 tons of cocaine off the cost of Guatemala on Thursday, US media reported.

World | August 24, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2360

Top Republican Calls on Bush to Start Iraq Pullout

The influential former chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee has called on President Bush to start the process of bringing US troops home from Iraq in September, CNN reported.

World | August 24, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1638

Scientists Discover World's Oldest Diamond

Scientists have found the world's oldest known diamond encased in a crystal in Western Australia.

World | August 24, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4513

Hole in Fuel Tank Blamed for Taiwanese Jetliner Fire

The fire on the Taiwanese jetliner, which landed in flames in Japan earlier this week, was caused by a bolt that had pierced its fuel tank, investigators have ascertained.

World | August 23, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1093

Texas Carries Out 400th Execution

The US State of Texas has carried out its 400th execution of a man convicted of shooting dead a convenience store owner during a robbery since the US Supreme Court reinstated capital punishment in 1976. Johnny Ray Conner, 32, who spent eight years on dea

World | August 23, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1092

Dean Downgraded to Tropical Storm

Hurricane Dean was downgraded to tropical storm after hitting Mexico for a second time this week after a short trip across the Bay of Campeche. Having landed on the Yucatan peninsula on Monday as a category 5 storm - the deadliest on the Saffir-Simpson s

World | August 23, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1017

Japan Plans to Build World's Tallest Building

The Japanese Taisei Corporation is planning to build world's tallest building, which is futuristically-named X-Seed 4000, Inhabitat.com reported.

World | August 22, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 16667

Top US Diplomat Visits Libya

Relations between the US and Libya showed a new sign of thawing this week, with a top US diplomat visiting the country to lay the grounds for a possible trip by State Secretary Condoleezza Rice. Assistant secretary of state David Welch, in charge of Midd

World | August 22, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1061
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