Bird Flu Found in Romania's Capital

Avian flu hotbeds have been confirmed in two districts in Romania's main city of Bucharest. Districts 2 and 4 have been placed under quarantine, Bucharest general mayor Adriean Videanu told media on Saturday.

World | May 20, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1797

Blast Rips Palestinian Intelligence, Wounds Chief

A blast shook the Palestinian intelligence headquarters on Saturday, wounding the service's chief. The blast ripped the elevator that chief Tareq Abu Rajab was riding in with six bodyguards.

World | May 20, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 830

Turkey Highway Crash Kills 40

At least 40 people died in a severe lorry collision in Turkey on Friday. A lorry carrying passengers crashed into a stationary lorry on a road near the southern town of Osmaniye, world media reported.

World | May 19, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1044

Montenegrins Rally for Independence

A thronged pro-independence rally marched along the streets of Podgorica, ahead of Sunday's referendum to decide if Montenegro is to break away from Serbia. Montenegro currently forms part of the state union of Serbia and Montenegro.

World | May 19, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 761

France Restricts Immigration

The French parliament has adopted a controversial immigration bill that makes it very difficult for the unskilled to settle in France. The bill, drafted by Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy, offers residence permits only to highly qualified newcomers from

World | May 18, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 717

Moderate Quake Jolts Greece

A moderate earthquake rocked northern Greece early on Thursday morning, media said. The 4.

World | May 18, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 618

Italy Names New Ministers

Italy's new Prime Minister Romano Prodi has named his new government after giving a list of ministers to President Giorgio Napolitano. There a number of ex-prime ministers on his team - including Massimo D'Alema, who will take the foreign minister seat an

World | May 17, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 518

Strong Quake Jolts Indonesia, Cracks Land

A strong earthquake shook Indonesia's island of Nias in the late hours of Tuesday, causing visible cracks in the land, media reported. The epicentre of the 6.

World | May 17, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2065

US Releases 9/11 Pentagon Video

The US justice department has released the first video of the plane crashing into the Pentagon on 11 September 2001. 184 people were killed after American Airlines Flight 77 was hijacked and slammed into the US military headquarters.

World | May 16, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 635

Mighty 7.4 Earthquake Hits The Pacific

A powerful earthquake with 7.4 magnitude hit under the South Pacific Tuesday, north off New Zealand.

World | May 16, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1122

Italy's New President Swears In

The newly elected President of Italy Giorgio Napolitano was sworn in on Monday, finally paving the way for the premier-elect Romano Prodi to form a cabinet. The 80-year-old Napolitano was sworn in ato succeed President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, 85, whose seve

World | May 15, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 913

Indonesia's Merapi Volcano Erupts

Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano exploded with clouds of hot gas and ash rain. The volcano eruption broke early on Monday, sending some villagers who had been reluctant to leave scurrying for safety.

World | May 15, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2103

Blasts Kill 14 at Baghdad Airport

Fourteen people have died and six were hurt in a double suicide attack near Baghdad airport, on a day of violence that claimed at least 30 lives in Iraq. The blasts took place in a car park close to the airport compound, the US military said.

World | May 14, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 785

Blast Kills 3 Children in Turkey

Three children were killed and one injured in a bomb explosion Saturday in the eastern Turkey town of Erzincan, the Anadolu news agency reported. The explosion occurred in a wooden hut being used as a garage near a municipal building.

World | May 13, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 579

Bird Flu Returns to Romania

The H5 bird flu virus was detected Friday in 50 birds found dead in central Romania, officials said, less than a month after the virus was said to have been eradicated from the country. The new outbreak in Hurezu village is the 53rd to have been found in

World | May 13, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 828

More than 150 Killed in Nigerian Pipeline Blast

More than 150 people were killed while scavenging fuel when a ruptured fuel pipeline exploded and caught fire near Nigeria's biggest city of Lagos, police and health officials said. As burials took place on Saturday, President Olusegun Obasanjo said he wa

World | May 13, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 629

Indonesia Volcano Causes Evacuation

Thousands of people living on the slopes of Mount Merapi in Indonesia are being taken to safety, because of fears the volcano may be about to erupt. The volcano has been rumbling for weeks but is becoming more volatile, streams of lava running down one si

World | May 13, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 520

200 Deaths Feared in Nigerian Pipeline Blast

Up to 200 people are feared dead in a pipeline blast that took place in Nigeria on Friday, media reported. The pipeline exploded right when hundreds of villagers had rushed to the site near capital Lagos.

World | May 12, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 968

Al-Qaeda Threatens 3 EU States over Mohammed Cartoons

An Internet posted video showing an Al-Qaeda member called upon Muslims to attack Denmark, Norway and France. The move was motivated with vengeance on those countries for publishing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.

World | May 12, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1188

Russian Climbers Found Dead

Seven Russian climbers have been found dead on Europe's highest peak, Mount Elbrus, in southern Russia. They were part of a group of 12, who went missing after they headed for the top on Tuesday.

World | May 11, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 630

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
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