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Greece To Hold Snap Polls in September

Greek Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis dissolved on Friday the country's legislature and called early parliamentary elections on September 16. In a televised address, Karamanlis asked the voters to back the reform agenda of his conservative government at

World | August 17, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1170

US President's Twin Daughter Jenna Bush Gets Engaged

The daughter of the US President George Bush, Jenna got engaged, the White House said Thursday. The 25-year-old girl is marrying Henry Hager, 28, a former White House aide, whose father is the chairman of the Virginia Republican Party.

World | August 17, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 7659

Death Toll after Powerful Earthquake in Peru Raises to 500

The death toll from the powerful earthquake that hit Peru late on Wednesday has risen to 500 and the number of injuries to 1,610, the Peruvian Fire Service reported, cited by BBC. More than 16,000 families left homeless after the largest quake that has s

World | August 17, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1360

Venezuelan President Plans to Stay on Post for Life

President of Venezuela Hugo Chavez is planning to amend his constitution in such a way that it would allow him to run for an unlimited number of terms in office, BBC reported on Friday. Under the current law two terms is the limit.

World | August 17, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1035

Gash on Endeavour's Belly to be Repaired on Earth

NASA will repair the hole in space shuttle Endeavour's underside only after the spacecrafts lands on Earth, BBC reported.

World | August 17, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1856

Suicides among US Soldiers on the Rise

The number of soldiers who committed suicide increased 15 % from 2005 to 2006, according to an Army report, cited by CNN.

World | August 16, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1360

330 Killed, 1,000 Injured in Powerful Earthquake in Peru

At least 330 people were killed and more than 1,000 injured after the largest earthquake in more than three decades hit Peru on Wednesday, BBC reported. The 7.

World | August 16, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1626

Endeavour Crew Shortens Third Successful Spacewalk

NASA decided to cut short the third successful spacewalk of the shuttle Endeavour's crew on Wednesday after one of the astronauts noticed a hole in his glove. Mission Control stressed that the astronaut Rick Mastracchio was not in danger but he was order

World | August 16, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1830

7.9-Strong Quake Hits Peru, Kills at Least 50

At least 50 people were killed and about 450 injured late on Wednesday after the largest earthquake in Peru in more than three decades, local media reported. The 7.

World | August 16, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1619

Iraq Bombs Toll Goes over 200, Frantic Rubble Hunt Follows

Rescuers in Iraq are digging through rubble to find survivors of four bombs that killed at least 200 people, BBC reported.

World | August 15, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2458

6 Italians Shot Dead in Germany Suspected of Mafia Links

The six men, who were found shot dead near a train station in Duisburg, western Germany, are Italians suspected of links to a criminal feud, BBC reported.

World | August 15, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2303

Six Shot Dead in Germany

Six men, aged between 20 and 30, have been found shot dead in the west German city of Duisburg, police say.

World | August 15, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1010

At Least 175 Killed in Worst-Ever Suicide Bomb Attack in Iraq

At least 175 people were killed and 200 other were wounded in four suicide bombings in northern Iraq on Tuesday, international media reported.

World | August 14, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1312

1 Dead, 7 Wounded in Romania's Petrochemical Plant Blast

A powerful explosion at Romania's biggest petrochemical complex Oltchim left one dead and seven wounded, local media reported.

World | August 14, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1414

Turkey's Ruling Party Invites Controversy with Repeat Presidential Nomination

Turkey's AK party, which saw its comfortable parliamentary majority upheld at last month's elections, has nominated Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul for president on Tuesday. Although the AK does not have the two-thirds majority in the legislature, needed t

World | August 14, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1172

"Bomb" Derails Russian Train in Suspected Terror Attack

A Russian passenger train travelling from Moscow to St Petersburg has been derailed by what is believed to be an improvised bomb, leaving sixty injured.

World | August 14, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1701

Hundreds Dead or Missing after Floods in North Korea

Hundreds of people are dead or missing following heavy floods in North Korea, state news agency KCNA said. The flooding was caused by five days of torrential rain, which destroyed tens of thousands of hectares of farmland and more than 30,000 homes.

World | August 14, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1396

Two Female Korean Hostages Freed

Two female South Korean hostages, captured by the Taliban along with 21 others in Afghanistan more than three weeks ago, have been released, an Afghan official told CNN. The two, identified as Kim Kyung Ja and Kim Jina, are believed to be now in Ghazni's

World | August 13, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 936

Many Injured in Ship-Ferry Collision off Istanbul

At least 30 people have been injured after a Turkish ferry and a Russian-flagged cargo ship collided in the sea off Istanbul, Turkish media report.

World | August 13, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1266

Gunman Kills 3 in Missouri Shooting

Three people were killed and at least five were wounded after a gunman opened fire inside a church Sunday afternoon in the south-western town Neosho, Missouri. Police said several people were taken to a hospital by helicopter and ambulance.

World | August 13, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1870

Failure on Endeavour's Belly More Serious than Expected

NASA might have to send astronauts on a special spacewalking mission to mend a 3??-inch gouge on the shuttle Endeavour's belly that appears to penetrate through two heat shield tiles that protect the orbiter.

World | August 13, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1121
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