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Extreme Drug-Resitant TB Detected in Trans-Atlantic Passenger

US federal health are looking for people who may have been seated on two trans-Atlantic flights next to a man infected with extensively drug-resistant form of TB, CNN reported.

World | May 30, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1268

Japan's PM Skips Funeral of Scandal-Hit Minister, after Suicide

Japan's prime minister was not among the hundreds of mourners who flocked to the funeral of farms minister Toshikatsu Matsuoka, who committed suicide two days ago, BBC reported.

World | May 30, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1191

New Al-Qaida Video Threatens US with "Attacks Worse Than 9/11"

US President George Bush got a warning on Tuesday by an American member of al-Qaida to end his country's involvement in all Muslim lands, or he will face attack even worse than the 9/11 assaults. The threat was recorded on a videotape and showed Adam Yeh

World | May 30, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3281

Planet-Seekers Discover 28 Previously Unknown Exoplanets

The most recent planet discoveries proved once again that Earth's solar system is far from unique after planet-seekers spotted 28 new planets orbiting other stars in the past year. After this discovery scientists dare to claim ever more ardently that the

World | May 29, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4738

UK Confirms 5 Britons Kidnapped in Iraq

United Kingdom's Home Department confirmed the information that five Britons have been kidnapped from the Iraqi finance ministry in Baghdad. The first information about the abduction sprung out from a BBC report, citing unconfirmed information.

World | May 29, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1535

Former US State Dept Official Touted for World Bank Top Job - Report

Former US deputy secretary of state Robert Zoellick is the frontrunner to take over from Paul Wolfowitz as president of the World Bank, the Financial Times reported on Tuesday. The US traditionally appoints the lender's president and will do so again, de

World | May 29, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1316

Five Britons "Kidnapped in Baghdad"

Five Britons have been kidnapped from the Iraqi finance ministry in Baghdad, BBC reported, citing unconfirmed information.

World | May 29, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1812

Japan's Agriculture Minister Leaves Suicide Notes

Tokyo police found six suicide notes left by the Agriculture Minister Toshikatsu Matsuoka, who hanged himself Monday hours before he was to face questioning in parliament over large-scale political scandal.

World | May 29, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1729

China Sentences Corrupt Official to Death

The former head of China's State Food and Drug Administration was sentenced to death after being convicted of corruption, Xinhua news agency reported. Zheng Xiaoyu was convicted on charges of taking bribes and of dereliction of duty.

World | May 29, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1298

One More Suicide over Political Scandal in Japan

The former head of an agency involved in the large-scale financial scandal, which recently shook Japan, has reportedly committed suicide after jumping off the window of his apartment on Tuesday. The body of Shinichi Yamazaki, 76, was found just a day aft

World | May 29, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1625

5 Dead, 3 Missing after Floods in Turkey

A total of five people died and other three are missing after Sunday floods caused by the torrential rains in Turkey's province of Agri. Emergency crew help the families, whose houses have been partially or completely demolished.

World | May 28, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 974

Earthquake Shakes Tonga Islands

An earthquake, measured 5,8 on the Richter scale, struck Monday the Kingdom of Tonga, situated in the southwestern part of the Pacific ocean. The epicentre of the quake was registered 140 kilometres away from the capital city of Nukualofa at a depth of 6

World | May 28, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1019

Japan's Agriculture Minister Hangs Himself

Japan's Agriculture Minister Toshikatsu Matsuoka committed suicide hours before he was to face questioning in parliament over a political scandal, Tokyo police reported. Matsuoka, 62 hanged himself in his apartment, placed in a MPs residential area downt

World | May 28, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 979

Ukrainian President, PM Agree Election Date

Ukraine's President Viktor Yushchenko and Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovich agreed in the early hours of Sunday to hold snap parliamentary polls on September 30 and put an end to the political crisis in the country. Yanukovich originally opposed the idea

World | May 27, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1295

US Military Helicopter Crashes in Jordan

A US military helicopter crashed Friday evening 80 away from Jordan's capital city of Amman. The two pilots have been seriously injured.

World | May 26, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1279

Landslides Kill 21 in China

Landslides triggered by the torrential rains in southeastern China killed at least 21 people and other 32 were seriously injured on Friday. The rains activated stone and mud slides, which demolished more than 3,000 houses and killed about 2,000 animals i

World | May 26, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1935

UN Representative Killed by Robbers in Sudan

A UN representative was killed by robbers in his home in Sudan's province of North Darfur on Saturday. The victim was an Egyptian national and was a member of the UN team that supports the African union in the region.

World | May 26, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1145

Pregnant Woman Seized with 50 Packages of Cocaine in Her Stomach

A 30-year-old pregnant woman was arrested for smuggling 50 packages of cocaine at Bangkok airport. Each of the packages contained about 600 grams of the drug.

World | May 26, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2555

Cambridge Appoints Transsexual Mayor

The newly appointed mayor of the UK's university city of Cambridge Jenny Bailey is a transsexual and so is her partner.

World | May 26, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1536

Blast Kills 7 at Marketplace in India

A total of seven people died and 18 were injured after a bomb exploded at a busy marketplace in northeastern India on Saturday. The bomb was hidden in a ricksha, parked in the centre of Guwahati - the capital city of the state Assam, the local police rep

World | May 26, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1136

Execution in US State of Ohio Takes Two Hours

The execution of a prisoner for killing a fellow cellmate over a chess game took two hours as his executioners struggled to find a vein in his arm for the lethal injection, reports said Friday.

World | May 25, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2129
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