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Giorgio Napolitano Elected Italy President

Giorgio Napolitano won enough votes to become Italy's new president, according to a provisional ballot count. Counting continued and the official final result will be announced later.

World | May 10, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 714

Britney Confirms New Pregnancy

Britney Spears has confirmed she is expecting her second child, after continued speculations. The pop princess, 24, made the revelation on David Letterman's US television show.

World | May 10, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 897

German Cannibal Jailed for Life

Armin Meiwes, the German who killed and ate an apparently willing victim in 2001, was sentenced to life in jail Tuesday. The 44-year-old computer technician was facing a re-trial after a previous sentence for eight-and-a-half-year prison was dismissed as

World | May 9, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 713

9/11 Convict Retracts Confession

Zacarias Moussaoui, the only person charged in a US courtroom in connection to the 9/11 attacks, has denied his confession. Moussaoui was recently sentenced to life in jail after he claimed that he was supposed to bring one more plane down straight into t

World | May 9, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 575

Italian MPs Vote for New President

Italy's MPs are voting for new president to replace Carlo Azeglio Ciampi. Ciampi, 85, is stepping down after seven years in office.

World | May 8, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 466

Bush Nominates Hayden for CIA Chief

United States President George Bush nominated General Michael Hayden, who used to work at the US Embassy in Sofia for head of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Despite criticism of Hayden's military background, the president nominated him after CIA's

World | May 8, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 448

Fresh Violence Erupts in Iraq

A number of car bomb attacks have killed at least 14 people in Baghdad and Iraq's holy city of Karbala. In Baghdad, two bombs killed at least nine people, mostly soldiers.

World | May 7, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 770

Ten Die in Afghan Chopper Crash

Ten soldiers have been killed when a US helicopter crashed in Afghanistan late on Friday night, officials from the US-led coalition said. The CH-47 Chinook came down in Kunar province near a "mountaintop landing zone" 240km (150 miles) east of Kabul.

World | May 6, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 952

Labour Suffers England Local Poll Losses

Tony Blair has suffered a poor night in England's local elections with Labour losing 251 councilors. The main winners were the Tories, who had their best results since 1992.

World | May 5, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 500

Russia, Armenia Mourn Black Sea Crash Victims

Armenia and Russia had a day of national mourning on May 5 for the 113 passengers who were killed when an Airbus airliner plunged into the Black Sea earlier in the week. Flags were flying at half-mast and entertainment events and television programs had b

World | May 5, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 990

9/11 Plotter Sentenced to Life in Jail

Zacarias Moussaoui, the only person charged in a US courtroom in connection to the 9/11 attacks, was given a life term. Jurors rejected the death penalty for Moussaoui, saying he only played a minor role in the terrorist act.

World | May 4, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 890

Italy Votes for President July 8

Italian Parliament is scheduled to select May 8 a president for a seven-year term before a new left-centrist government can be formed. Despite Tuesday's resignation of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, Italy remains in political limbo and the presidential

World | May 3, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 561

Cosa Nostra Boss Enters Court

The Sicilian mafia's jailed boss Bernardo Provenzano has appeared in court for the first time since his arrest, about a month ago. The 73-year-old "boss of all bosses" appeared via video-link from an Umbrian prison to a Palermo trial for a 1991 murder.

World | May 3, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 702

Bolivia Puts Gas under State Control

Bolivia's President Evo Morales has signed a decree placing his country's energy industry under state control. In a speech, the left-wing president said foreign energy firms must agree to channel all their sales through the Bolivian state, or else they sh

World | May 2, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 664

Berlusconi Steps down as Italian PM

Silvio Berlusconi has resigned as prime minister of Italy, thus paving the way for Romano Prodi to form a new government of his centre-left coalition. The former EU executive chief, who was narrowly defeated at last month's election, handed in his notice

World | May 2, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 804

Berlusconi to Hand in Resignation

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is due to resign on Tuesday, paving the way for Romano Prodi to form a new government. The defeated centre-right leader will hand in his notice to President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi but is then expected to be asked to

World | May 2, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 799

US Immigrants Stage Boycott Day

Immigrant workers in the United States are staging a day of nationwide action in a major protest against proposed immigration reform, BBC reported. Millions are expected to stay away from work and school, and avoid spending money, in an effort to show how

World | May 1, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 524

1000 Evacuated in Southern Romania

One thousand residents have been evacuated in Southern Romania after a dyke on the Danube collapsed and the river's waters continued to rise. Dykes in Romania continue to burst despite falling water levels, a result that the World Wildlife Fund blamed on

World | May 1, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 790

Saudi Arabia Slashes Petrol Prices

Amidst rising international crude oil prices, Saudi King Abdullah ordered a more than 30% cut in petrol prices in the kingdom. "In order to improve the living standard of citizens and for the public good, we have ordered that the price of one litre of pet

World | May 1, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1900

Berlusconi Out on Tuesday

Silvio Berlusconi will resign as Italian PM next Tuesday, three weeks after his narrow election defeat. The outgoing state leader had until now challenged election results, saying they were too close.

World | April 29, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 483

Gay Parade Attacked in Poland

Young Polish nationalists have attacked a march proclaiming gay tolerance, world media said. Several people were arrested in southern Krakow after members of the far-right All Poland Youth Group began throwing stones and eggs at the participants of the to

World | April 29, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 551
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