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Iraqi Province's Governor, Police Chief Killed in Blast

The governor and the police chief of Iraq's southern province of Diwaniya were among six people killed by a roadside bomb on Saturday. Governor Khalil Jalil Hamza and police chief Major-General Khaled Hassan were returning to the provincial capital, when

World | August 11, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1386

4 Romanian Children Die in Fire in Italy

A total of four Romanian children were killed in a fire that broke in a Roma camp near Italy's port city of Livorno in the early hours of Saturday, Darik News reported. The victims, at the age between 3 and 11, were identified as the police managed to fi

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Powerful Explosion Rocks Indonesia, Kills at Least 2

At least two people died and another four were heavily injured after a powerful explosion rocked Indonesia's main island of Java on Saturday. About a dozen of houses, situated near the spot 50 kilometres away from country's second city of Surabaya, have

World | August 11, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1165

NASA Finds Gouge on Endeavour's Belly

NASA discovered a gouge on Endeavour's belly few days after it headed for the international space station to perform assembly work, repairs and deliver supplies. The failure has possibly been caused by ice that broke off the fuel tank a minute after lift

World | August 11, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2717

Bush, Sarkozy Strengthen Personal Relations at Meeting in US

US President George Bush is to meet Saturday his French counterpart Nicolas Sarkozy for the first time since Sarkozy has taken on his duties. The meeting, which will take place in a residence in Maine, is to be entirely dedicated to strengthening the per

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Bomb Explosion in Turkish Capital, No Casualties

A bomb exploded Friday in a courthouse in the Turkish capital, bringing down some of its windows but causing no casualties, Novosti news agency reported.

World | August 10, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1649

2 EU Officials, 18 Tourists Die in Plain Crash off French Polynesian Island

A total of 20 people died Friday after a plane crashed into the sea after taking off from the French Polynesian island of Moorea.

World | August 10, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2174

Life-Forms "Resurrected" After Millennia in Ice

Scientists from the US Rutgers University have managed to bring eight-million-year-old microbes back to life simply by thawing them, National Geographic News reported.

World | August 10, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1061

18 Injured after Glacier Ice Fell upon Russian Tourist Ship

A total of 18 tourists were injured after ice fell from a glacier and hit their luxury sightseeing ship in the Arctic, 300 miles north of Norway.

World | August 9, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1590

New York City Submerged after Torrential Downpour, Subway Paralyzed

A torrential downpour flooded the New York's subway system and highway tunnels on Wednesday, leaving thousands of commuters stranded. The heavy rain flooded also local airports' runways.

World | August 9, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1491

7.5-Strong Quake Hits Indonesia

A powerful undersea earthquake off Indonesia's main island of Java has shaken the capital Jakarta, BBC reported, The tremor measured 7.

World | August 9, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1343

Endeavour Lifts off, Teacher on Board

Space shuttle Endeavour seamlessly lifted off into the blue skies above Florida on Wednesday with a seven-member crew on board, CNN reported. The team headed for the international space station to perform assembly work, repairs and deliver supplies.

World | August 9, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1484

Monkey Hides under Smuggler's Hat, Boards on Plane at US Airport

A man has been questioned by the police at a New York airport after trying to smuggle a monkey aboard of a plane by hiding it under his hat.

World | August 8, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4767

Leaders of Two Koreas to Hold Historic Summit in End-August

South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun and North Korean leader Kim Jong-il will hold a historic summit in Pyongyang. The meeting will take place from August 28 through 30, Korea Times reported on Wednesday.

World | August 8, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1235

UK Asks US to Release 5 Guantanamo Men

The UK government has requested the release of five British residents from US custody at Guantanamo Bay, BBC reported.

World | August 7, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1581

French President Sarkozy Loses Temper with US Reporters

Nicolas Sarkozy lost his temper with two American news photographers, who tried to take pictures of the official while enjoying his vacation in Concord, New Hampshire. Immediately after noticing the reporters, the head of state jumped onto their boat and

World | August 6, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1928

US President Bush Signs Expanded Surveillance Bill

US President George Bush has signed into law a bill that gives the government more power to eavesdrop on suspected foreign terrorists, international media reported on Monday.

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Japan Marks 62 Years of A-Bomb Atack on Hiroshima

Japan marked Monday the 62nd anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. The country Monday never to seek atomic weapons and urged nuclear powers to give up their own arsenals 62 years after the world's first nuclear attack.

World | August 6, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2330

Al Qaeda: US Embassies, American Interests Top Targets

US Embassies and American interests "at home and abroad" are prime targets for terrorist attacks, American al Qaeda member Adam Yahiye Gadahn said in a newly released al Qaeda-produced video, provided to CNN.

World | August 5, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1436

Russia's North Pole Expedition Cost USD 4 M

Russia's expedition in which divers aboard two sub-marines put the country's flag on the ocean floor beneath the North Pole has cost USD 4 M, organizers announced. Part of the expenditures have been covered by Swedish businessman Frederik Paulsen.

World | August 5, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2427

US Soldier Gets 110 Years in Jail for Rape, Murder of Iraq Teen

US Army soldier has been sentenced to 110 years' confinement for participating in the rape of a 14-year-old girl and the killings of her and her family in Iraq, CNN reported, citing a spokeswoman of the army.

World | August 5, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3202
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