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: 1578

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

Radioactive Traces Found on British Airways Planes

Radioactive traces of the substance that poisoned former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko have been found aboard at least two planes of the British Airways, the company announced. The airline is making contact with up to 33,000 passengers after traces of p

World | November 30, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1509

Former US Secretary: Iraq is in "Civil War"

Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell said Wednesday that Iraq's violence has reached the level of a civil war. He said if he were heading the State Department at the moment, he might recommend that the administration use that term.

World | November 30, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1156

Boy Eaten Alive by Pigs in Delhi Outskirts

A three-year-old boy has been eaten alive by a herd of pigs on the outskirts of the Indian capital, Delhi, BBC reported. The boy, Ajay, strayed from the family home as his parents and other family members were having lunch.

World | November 29, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1665

Palestinian Foreign Minister Smuggles USD 20 M in Suitcase

The Palestinian Foreign Minister Mahmoud Zahar smuggled USD 20 M into the Gaza Strip in a suitcase on Tuesday. This has become a common way for the Palestinian Hamas-led government to get funds, security officials said.

World | November 29, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1099

Tehran Hostage-Taker Surrenders

The hostage crisis in a Tehran high school ended peacefully after a police psychologist persuaded the gunman to surrender. A police officer told the man, in his forties, was a former soldier during the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war and wanted government support f

World | November 27, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1104

Berlusconi Trial Postponed for Heart Checks

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi will undergo further heart checks in a Milan hospital, a day after collapsing during a political rally in Tuscany. Doctors found Berlusconi was suffering from a cardiac arrhythmia and decided to carry out el

World | November 27, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1153

300 Tested for Radiation after Ex-KGB Agent Murder

British health authorities are to test 300 people for radiation in a bid to trace everyone who came into contact with Alexander Litvinenko, the former KGB agent. Litvinenko, 43, died Thursday after what is believed to be poisoning by the radioactive eleme

World | November 27, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1475

38 Killed in Military Plane Crash in Tehran

At least 38 people have been killed as a military plane crashed while taking off from Mehrabad airport in the Iranian capital, Tehran. The Russian-built Antonov-74, carrying members of the elite Revolutionary Guard, was due to fly to the city of Shiraz.

World | November 27, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1023

Suicide Bomber Kills Seven in Afghanistan

A suicide bomber attacked Sunday a restaurant in southeastern Afghanistan, killing seven people and injuring another 20. The restaurant, located in Paktika province, was completely destroyed, said provincial governor Mohammad Akram Akhpelwak.

World | November 26, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 747
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