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"Gay Bomb", Hamster Jetlag Cure Win Ig Nobel Awards

Research into a "gay bomb" that makes enemy troops "sexually irresistible" to each other and how to treat jetlag in hamsters is among the list of Ig Nobel awards winners this year. The award, which celebrates humorous scientific research, has been an ann

World | October 5, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2823

Pinochet Family Face Arrest over Embezzlement

A Chilean judge has ordered the arrest of five children and the widow of former military ruler Augusto Pinochet on charges of embezzlement, BBC reported.

World | October 4, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1406

Cargo Plane Crashes on Market in Congo, at Least 17 Killed

At least 17 people died after a cargo plane crashed into a busy market in Congo's capital city of Kinshasa, BBC reported on Thursday. The Antonov 26 cargo plane owned by the Congolese airline, Africa 1, came down in the Kingasani residential area near Nd

World | October 4, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1732

Thousands of Miners Trapped in South Africa Gold Mine, Half Lifted to Surface

About 3,200 workers were trapped more than a mile underground in a gold mine near South Africa's Johannesburg after a falling pipe damaged the main shaft, Bloomberg reported. Almost half of the miners have been lifted to the surface until Thursday mornin

World | October 4, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 5367

Last Pictures of Diana Alive Released at Inquest into Her Death

British jurors were shown photos of Princess Diana and her lover Dodi Al Fayed, which caught their last moments before the car crash in Paris on August 31, 1997 on the first day of the inquest into their deaths on Wednesday, CNN reported.

World | October 3, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 9290

Bomb Injures Polish Ambassador in Baghdad

A bomb targeted the convoy of the Polish ambassador to Iraq in Baghdad on Wednesday, killing an Iraqi civilian and injuring the diplomat and at least three others, CNN reported, citing authorities. Iraq's Interior Ministry said a parked car detonated in

World | October 3, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1246

Two Koreas Open Summit amid Nuclear Hopes

The second summit of the two Koreas inspired hope among South Koreans of permanent peace and common prosperity on the peninsula, a leading newspaper said Wednesday.

World | October 3, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1556

EU Founds International Relations Council

International Relations Council has been founded at a sitting of EU officials in Brussels. The main objective of the body is to give new ideas concerning European foreign policy.

World | October 2, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2388

6.2-Strong Earthquake Hits Indonesia's Sumatra Island

A powerful earthquake shook western Indonesia Tuesday morning, striking off the coast of Sumatra island, the US Geological Survey reported. There were no immediate reports of deaths, injuries or damage from the temblor.

World | October 2, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2349

Kasparov Nominated to Stand for Russian President, Putin to Run for Parliament

Former world chess champion Garry Kasparov, who has become increasingly involved in politics in recent years, will run for president next year after winning nomination by the Other Russia coalition, while on the same day outgoing president Vladimir Putin

World | October 1, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1624

Volcano Eruption in Red Sea Sparks Search for Survivors

The eruption of a volcano on the al-Tair island off the coast of Yemen has sparked a search for at least 9 soldiers, who were deployed there, the BBC reported on Monday.

World | October 1, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1791

Pro-West Blocs Win Ukraine Snap Polls

The pro-Western parties of Orange Revolution leaders Viktor Yushchenko and Yulia Tymoshenko appear to have won a slim majority in Ukraine's election, BBC reported.

World | October 1, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1265

Ukrainians Vote in Parliamentary Polls

Ukrainians headed to voting booths on Sunday as snap polls were called to end months of political turmoil that has paralysed the country's government. More than 43% of the 37 million eligible voters had cast their ballots by 5 pm local time, with voting

World | September 30, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1082

Le Pen: Turkey not a European Country

French far-right nationalist leader Jean-Marie Le Pen renewed his criticism of Turkey's bid to become a member of the European Union on Sunday. Speaking in front of thousands at an electoral rally of Bulgarian nationalist party Ataka, Le Pen dismissed th

World | September 30, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2618

Iran Brands US Army, CIA as "Terrorist"

Iranian MPs slammed on Saturday the US Army and the Central Intelligence Agency as terrorist, hitting back at US lawmakers' designation of the elite Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist organization.

World | September 29, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2775

3 Young Ethnic Albanians Shot Dead in n Skopje

Three young men, ethnic Albanians, have been shot dead late on Friday on a busy boulevard in Skopje, the Bulgarian national radio reported.

World | September 29, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2446

US Girl Raped on Tape Found Safe - Police

A girl who was shown on a videotape being sexually assaulted in Las Vegas has been found and is safe, officials in Nye County, Nevada, said Friday, as cited by CNN. "We have found the child, Madison.

World | September 29, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 5449

Colombia Female Rebel Hijacks Plane

An armed female member of Colombia's Farc rebel group hijacked a small plane to escape her "tortuous life" with the guerrillas, BBC reported.

World | September 29, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1310

Madeleine Killed by Her Mum, Body Hidden in Fridge - Portuguese Police

The parents of Madeleine McCann have called for an end to the "hurtful" smear campaign after sensational new claims that her mother hid her corpse in a fridge after accidentally killing her, British media reported.

World | September 29, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 7788

Kabul Bus Blast "Kills Many"

A powerful explosion on a bus carrying army personnel in the Afghan capital, Kabul, has killed at least 27 people including civilians, BBC reported, citing officials. The bus was destroyed by the blast and witnesses described seeing several dead bodies a

World | September 29, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1364

NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Lifts off

NASA's Dawn spacecraft launched Thursday evening its eight-year, 3.2-billion-mile journey that scientists hope can help them understand the formation of the solar system.

World | September 28, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1168
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