Saddam Expelled from Court Again

Former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein has been thrown out of court for the second time in a week. Judge Muhammad Oreibi al-Khalifa ordered the former Iraqi leader to leave after refusing his request to be let out of his metal cage.

World | September 25, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 765

Pope Meets Muslim Envoys

Pope Benedict XVI is to meet envoys from Muslim nations in an attempt to defuse a crisis in relations between the Catholic Church and Islam triggered by a controversial statement of the pontiff. The meeting to be held at the Pope's residence near Rome wil

World | September 25, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 887

Toomas Hendrik Ilves is Estonia's New President

Toomas Hendrik Ilves, a Social Democrat and former foreign minister, has been elected Estonia's new president. Ilves beat incumbent Arnold Rutel with 174 to 162 votes.

World | September 24, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1050

31 Killed in Car Bomb Attack in Baghdad

At least 31 people have been killed and another 20 injured in a car bomb attack on a kerosene tanker in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.

World | September 23, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1031

Polish Ruling Coalition Collapses

Polish Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski has sacked his left-wing deputy, bringing an end to the four-month-old governing coalition. The move, which could lead to early elections, comes in the middle of a row over next year's budget.

World | September 22, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 994

Second Night of Budapest Riots

Police and demonstrators have clashed for a second night in the Hungarian capital, Budapest, amid calls for Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany to resign, BBC reported. Police on horseback charged a group of protestors who were attempting to reach the governi

World | September 20, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1196

Thailand in Emergency over Coup Reports

Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has declared a state of emergency in Bangkok amid rumours of a state coup. While at the UN in New York, the prime minister declared on television "a severe state of emergency".

World | September 19, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1411

Saddam Trial Resumes in Baghdad

The trial of ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and six former commanders has resumed in Baghdad. Saddam, his cousin Ali Hassan al-Majeed, known as "Chemical Ali", and five others face charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity for their roles i

World | September 19, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 697

EC Official, Wife Killed in Robbery

An Italian official of the European Commission and his wife have been killed last night at their home in Rabat, the commission confirmed earlier reports. The murder of Alessandro Missir di Lusignano, posted in the Commission delegation in Morocco, and his

World | September 19, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1623

Pope's Effigy Burned in Iraq

Hundreds of angry Iraqis rallied in the southern port city of Basra against Pope Benedict XVI on Monday, burning an effigy of the pontiff and demanding an apology for his recent remarks on Islam. The protestors, followers of Ayatollah Mahmud al-Hassani, a

World | September 18, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 927

Victory for Swedish Opposition

Sweden's centre-right opposition bloc has defeated the ruling Social Democrat party in the country's closest-fought general election for decades, BBC reported. Moderate party leader Fredrik Reinfeldt declared victory as near-complete results gave him a 1%

World | September 18, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 785

Nun Killed in Somalia, Pope's Words Possible Trigger

A nun and her bodyguard were killed Sunday while working in a children's hospital in Somalia. The unknown assailants managed to escape, after shooting at the woman three times in the back, reports say.

World | September 17, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 907

Czech Bus Crashes in Austria Killing 4

At least four people have been killed when a Czech bus plunged down a cliff in the northeast of Austria on Sunday. The tour bus crashed about fifteen kilometres away from crossing the border with the Czech Republic, leaving 38 people injured, some of them

World | September 17, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 876

20 Killed, Scores Injured in Iraq Car Bomb Series

A series of suicide car bombs in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk have killed at least twenty people and injured 65 on Sunday. Some of the victims in the ethnically-mixed area are policemen, reports say, as one of the bombs blew up outside the local Crime Scene

World | September 17, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 963

Spinach-Caused Illness Roams US, Kills 1

One woman has been killed and over 100 had to be hospitalised in more than 20 states in America, after consuming spinach, contaminated with a deadly strain of Escherichi coli. Authorities have urged those who have bagged, frozen or fresh spinach not to ea

World | September 16, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1033

Pope-Angered Muslims Bomb West Bank Churches

Muslims, offended by Pope Benedict XVI's stance on Islam, have struck two churches at the West Bank on Saturday. Despite the fact that the Vatican and world leaders tried to explain that the Pope meant no offence to Islam, apparently many disagree with hi

World | September 16, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1555

UN Deaths in Lebanon "Tragic Error"

An Israeli bombing raid on a UN post in southern Lebanon in July that killed four peacekeepers was the result of a "tragic error", Israel has said. An official Israeli inquiry found the post was wrongly targeted because of flawed military maps of the area

World | September 15, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 728

UK Hand Luggage Rules May Ease Next Weekend

The draconian rules that Britain imposed on hand luggage on planes are expected to relaxed next week after movement talks with the airline operators, British media reported. The meetings are scheduled for Monday and the changes could be enforced from next

World | September 15, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1221

Roof Collapses at Spanish Airport, 2 Injured

The roof of a building at Mahon airport on the Spanish island of Menorca has collapsed, injuring at least two people, BBC reported. The collapse occurred at about 1200 local time during installation works to fix wall grids, Spanish newspaper El Mundo said

World | September 14, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 842

Top Russian Central Banker Shot Dead

The first deputy chairman of Russia's central bank died in hospital on Thursday, hours after gunmen attacked him in what is believed to be a contract "hit", Moscow News reported. Andrei Kozlov, 41, a high-profile figure in Russian finance, had led an aggr

World | September 14, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1668

Montreal School Gunman Kills One, Wounds 19 before Dying

A young woman has died in hospital after being shot by a gunman who wounded 19 other people during a shooting spree at a Canadian college. The man was shot dead by police officers on the campus in the city of Montreal, BBC said, confirming earlier report

World | September 14, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2002
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