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Sir Elton Ties the Knot with His Beloved David Furnish

Sir Elton John and his longtime partner Canadian filmmaker David Furnish will be one of the first gay couples engaging in civil partnership, Britain's version of gay marriage, on Wednesday. The couple enjoyed one of their last nights of freedom on Monday,

World | December 21, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 823

One Killed, Over 50 Injured in Italian Train Crash

Two passenger trains collided at a station south of Rome, Italy on Tuesday, killing at least one person and injuring more than 50. A train travelling from Rome to Cassino stopped at the station in Roccasecca, about 80 miles south of the capital, said Luig

World | December 21, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1087

Italy's Central Bank Boss Quits

The head of the Italian central bank has tabled his resignation amid a probe against him for possible abuse of power. Antonio Fazio, 69, assumed the lifetime post in 1993.

World | December 20, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 692

Plane Crash off Miami Kills All Onboard

A vintage seaplane crashed into the ocean off Miami on Monday, killing all twenty passengers on board, CNN reported, citing authorities. Nineteen bodies have been recovered so far and the last body is suspected to have sunk in the water.

World | December 20, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1668

Leftist Claims Victory in Bolivia

A leftist candidate from one of Bolivia's Indian peoples who wants to legalise coca-growing has claimed victory in the presidential election. "We have won," Evo Morales told thousands of cheering supporters as some exit polls suggested he had passed the 5

World | December 19, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 515

Bush: US is Winning Iraq War

In his first primetime address from the Oval Office since the invasion of Iraq, President Bush assured Americans the United States is winning the war in Iraq and urged them not to "give in to despair". "I know that some of my decisions have led to terribl

World | December 19, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 849

German Hostage in Iraq Released

A German hostage was released Sunday after spending nearly a month in captivity. Susanne Osthoff, 43-year-old aid worker and archaeologist, was in the German embassy in Baghdad after being freed following her Nov.

World | December 18, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 481

Madras Stampede Kills 42

At least 42 people have died in a stampede for flood relief aid in the southern Indian city of Madras (Chennai), authorities say. The incident happened at a school where thousands of people had gathered to collect food coupons.

World | December 18, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 604

US Vice-President on Surprise Iraq Visit

US Vice-President Dick Cheney began an unannounced visit to Iraq - believed to be his first since the 2003 war. Cheney praised the "tremendous" elections last Thursday as well as the contribution of US commanders in helping build "a self-governing Iraq".

World | December 18, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 469

Bhutan King to Abdicate

The king of Bhutan says he will step down when the country holds its first national democratic elections in 2008, state media reported. King Jigme Singye Wangchuck said he would be succeeded as leader of the remote Himalayan kingdom by his son, the crown

World | December 18, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 487

Radiation Alert in Demolished Chechen Plant

Prosecutors in Chechnya opened a criminal investigation after finding "catastrophic" levels of radioactivity at a chemical factory in the republic. Investigators say the radiation - in one place reportedly 58,000 times the usual level - poses a danger to

World | December 17, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 475

Bush Admits to Secret Spying Order

US President George Bush admitted that he signed a secret order after the September 11 terror attacks permitting surveillance of US citizens without court approval. In a live radio address Bush said it was a vital measure to protect US national interests.

World | December 17, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 408

Clashes Erupt as Trade Summit Tension Escalates

Riot police have fought running battles with anti-globalisation protesters near world trade talks in Hong Kong, in the worst violence there for 16 years. Protesters with bamboo sticks stormed police lines, as officers used pepper spray and batons to push

World | December 17, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 350

Blast Rocks Offices In Istanbul

An explosion was reported at an office block in Istanbul, but reportedly it did not cause injuries, police said. The blast, in the historic Eyup district of the city, was believed to have been caused by accident.

World | December 16, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 600

Cars, Buildings Set Afire in Athens, Thessaloniki

Fifteen vehicles were set on fire in four different parts of Greece's capital Athens, and two offices of local Eurobank were inflamed by unknown attackers in Thessaloniki. Cars belonging to three Italian companies, a private vehicle and a car that was own

World | December 16, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 437

Zarqawi Captured, Released by Mistake - Report

Iraqi security forces caught terror leader Abu Musab Al Zarqawi but released him because they didn't realize who he was, the deputy interior minister said, according to CNN. The Jordanian-born Al-Zarqawi, head of al-Qaida in Iraq, is the most wanted man i

World | December 16, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 746

Spain Limits Smoking at Work

Smoky Spanish restaurants and bars will soon be a thing of the past after MPs gave the final approval to a partial ban on smoking at work. The ban, which comes into force on 1 January, includes public transport, theaters, bars and restaurants.

World | December 16, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 817

Thousands Bid Farewell with Anti-Syria MP in Beirut

Tens of thousands of people thronged Beirut for the funeral of anti-Syrian newspaper owner and MP Gibran Tueni, killed by a car bomb on Monday. Crowds of mourners - many waving the Lebanese flag - followed the coffin as it was carried slowly through the s

World | December 14, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 402

At Least 3 Killed Gaza Blast

At least three Palestinians have been killed in an Israeli air strike in the Gaza Strip, witnesses say. A car travelling through the eastern suburbs of Gaza City was reportedly hit in the attack.

World | December 14, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 371

Iranian President Denies Holocaust

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has courted further controversy by explicitly calling the Nazi Holocaust of European Jewry a "myth". "They have created a myth today that they call the massacre of Jews and they consider it a principle above God, reli

World | December 14, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 456

Apartment Building Collapsed in New Jersey

An apartment building has collapsed in New Jersey's residential area of Bergenfield on Tuesday, authorities reported. Fears are that many people have been injured, and there are some trapped in the rubbles.

World | December 13, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 765
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