A quake of 6.4 magnitude on Richter Scale struck Indonesia's Sumatra island, officials announced on Thursday.
The Indonesia earthquake has taken at least 518 victims, a UN report stated on Wednesday. A total of 500 people have been killed by the quake on Nias island, nine people - on the Simeulue island, and another nine - on Sumatra island and the Banyak islands
Pope John Paul II has been instated a nasal nurturing tube to aid his recovery from illness, the Vatican announced adding he was continuing to convalesce "slowly and progressively". They claimed the pontiff was "directly following" the activity of the Hol
Paul Wolfowitz has received the backing of European countries for his candidature of new head of the World Bank. The US deputy defence secretary's nomination has stirred controversy, given his key role in the Iraq war and his lack of development experienc
A federal appeals court early Wednesday agreed to consider a petition by Terri Schiavo's parents for a new hearing on whether to reconnect their severely brain-damaged daughter's feeding tube. The 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled without comment on
UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has been cleared of wrongdoing over an Iraq oil deal involving his son but a report has queried his handling of the affair. The inquiry, which examined the UN's oil-for-food programme, found "significant" questions over the
The condition of Terri Schiavo, a brain-damaged US woman now left without her artificial life support, has weakened, it was revealed Tuesday. According to her husband's lawyer, Terri's eyes are sunken, her breathing has quickened and she has stopped urina
Three Romanian journalists were kidnapped in Iraq on Monday while traveling from Romania to Baghdad, Romania's President Traian Basescu announced. Two of the kidnapped journalists - Marijan Ion and Sorin Miscoci- work for Romania's Prima TV.
The Legislative Assembly, the lower house of Kyrgyzstan's previous parliament, is suspending its work, Legislative Assembly Speaker Ishenbai Kadyrbekov said on Monday. It's a political, not a legislative decision, made for the sake of stabilizing the sit
Eleven people were trapped underground, as a shaft ceiling collapsed in a coal mine under construction in Datong, a city in the Chinese province of Shanxi, officials announced on Monday. According to experts, the collapse might be the aftermath of mining
The family of US brain-damaged Terri Schiavo has urged people supporting their daughter to continue a vigil outside her Florida hospice. Terri Schiavo, 41, who is at the centre of a bitter legal battle, has been without food or water for a week, after cou
Ailing Pope John II appeared at his apartment window in the Vatican to offer a silent blessing after the solemn Easter Mess serviced by one of his cardinals. The Pope's "Urbi et Orbi" message - to Rome and to the world - was read on his behalf for the fir
Prince Rainier of Monaco is clinging to life, with doctors refusing to say whether he could recover, while his son and heir appeared on a palace balcony before subjects praying for their ruler's life. The appearance by Prince Albert on Friday was his firs
Presidential elections in Kyrgyzstan will take place on June 26, the upper chamber of the Kyrgyz parliament decided on Saturday. The decision was passed by two-thirds of MPs attending the session.
An Iraqi army general was killed in a shooting in Baghdad on Friday, officials announced. "General Salman Mohamed was driving his car with two sons and another relative when a car with gunmen on board opened fire on them in Baghdad Jadida", the official s
A suicide car bomb in the western Iraqi city of Ramadi exploded late Thursday, killing 11 Iraqi police commandos and wounding 14 others, the US military confirmed on Friday. Among the wounded were two US soldiers, nine police commandos and three civilians
A UN report into last month's killing of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri has called for an international investigation to be carried out. The report said Lebanon's own inquiry into the bomb attack in central Beirut was flawed and inconclusive.
Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmad Quraya has urged the United States to show a firmer position toward Israel and stop its settlement expansion plans. Quraya said in a statement on Thursday that the Israeli policy was "threatening the entire peace process".
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