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Plane Goes Missing Over Baltic Sea

A small plane has gone missing over the Baltic Sea, Swedish media reported. The aircraft, which had three people aboard, suddenly started to descend rapidly, air traffic controllers explain, and it went off the radars.

World | October 17, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1090

Brother of Saddam Prosecutor Shot Dead

The brother of the chief prosecutor in the genocide trial of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein has been shot dead in Baghdad. Imad al-Faroon was murdered by gunmen outside his home.

World | October 16, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 566

Itar-Tass Chief Officer Found Dead

The chief of the Itar-Tass property management department, Anatoly Voronin, was found dead in his apartment, the Russian news agency informed. The body was found in Bolshoi Kondratievsky Pereulok street, according to a source at the Moscow Prosecutor's Of

World | October 16, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 685

Japan Denies Substances Linked to N Korea Test Detected

The Japanese government has denied reports unusual radiation levels had been detected after North Korea's announcement it had conducted a nuclear test. The United States has told Japan it detected radioactive elements in the atmosphere over the vicinity o

World | October 14, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 961

Manhattan Flights Altitude Restricted

The Federal Aviation Administration imposed a ban on low altitude flights along New York's East River in the wake of crash that killed Yankess pitcher Cory Lidle. The new ban will affect small aircraft, but not helicopters, that previously have been allow

World | October 14, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 850

US Submit Draft on N Korea Resolution

US diplomats have worked out a new draft of a United Nations resolution imposing sanctions on North Korea in response to its claimed nuclear test. US envoy John Bolton said he hoped the new draft, which the US will formally introduce on Thursday, would pa

World | October 12, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1033

France Train Crash Death Toll Rises

Up to 12 people were killed and about 20 were injured in a head-on train collision in north-east France, rail company SNCF has said. A passenger train collided with a goods train in Zoufftgen, near the Luxembourg border, at about 1145 (0945 GMT).

World | October 11, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 769

At Least 10 Killed in France Train Crash

At least ten people were killed and another 20 injured in a train collision in northeast France, BBC reported. The state-owned rail company SNCF said a passenger train collided with a goods train in Zoufftgen, close to the border with Luxembourg.

World | October 11, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 937

Charter Plane on Fire in Norway

A charter plane with 16 people aboard caught fire and skidded off the runway at a western Norway airport on Tuesday, NBC reported. It was not immediately clear whether passengers had escaped the burning airplane.

World | October 10, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 744

3 South American Countries Left Without Electricity

Three countries in South America were left without electricity after a breakdown in a private power producing company in Honduras. For several hours Nicaragua, Salvador and Honduras stayed without electricity, local media reported.

World | October 10, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 632

Denmark Rocked by New Cartoon Row

Danish prime minister has denounced the drawing of new cartoons mocking the Prophet Muhammad by members of an anti-immigration party's youth wing. Anders Fogh Rasmussen intervened in an apparent effort to prevent a repeat of the widespread protests over s

World | October 9, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 619

Floods Sweep Through Norhtern Greece

Greece announced state of emergency in the Thessaloniki region as floods swept through the north part of the country, Darik News reported. The intense downpour deluged hundreds of buildings during the weekend.

World | October 9, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 918

Killed Russian Journalist's Colleagues Launching Own Probe

The journalists of Russia's Novaya Gazeta newspaper will launch their own probe into the murder of their colleague, daring investigative reporter Anna Politkovskaya. Oleg Hlebnikov, the paper's deputy Editor-in-Chief has told local RIA Novosti agency that

World | October 8, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 652

Russian Journalist Killed in Moscow

Outspoken Russian journalist Anna Politkovska has been shot to death in Moscow, reports say. A neighbour found Politkovska, who gained popularity with her harsh critiques on the war in Chechnya and Northern Caucasus, in the elevator of the block were she

World | October 7, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1131

German Journalists Shot in Afghanistan

Unknown assailants have killed two German journalists in the north of Afghanistan, the local Interior Ministry has announced. The two were shot in their tent in the Baghlan province late Friday night, reports say.

World | October 7, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 966

UN Headquarters Drop Terror Alert

The United Nations headquarters in Geneva has called of the high terror alert imposed Thursday, reports say. Swiss authorities have alerted the UN that the terrorist threat has been removed, and everything at the HQ is now back to normal.

World | October 7, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 652

1 Dies in Moscow Boarding House Fire

One person has been killed and another wounded in a boarding house fire in the centre of Russia's capital of Moscow. Reports say that all the people who lived in the building didn't have a permanent address and some of them were homeless.

World | October 7, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 823

Hungarian PM Wins Confidence Vote

Hungarian Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany has won a confidence vote in parliament amid a continuing row over his admission that he had lied to voters. Earlier on Friday he apologised again for lying about the state of the economy to win the election last

World | October 6, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 783

Terror Alert Puts UN Headquarters Under Strictest Security

The United Nations Headquarters in Geneva has been placed under strictest security measures after terrorist threats, Darik News reported. An internal circulation document shows that UN officials fear a terrorist act after having received several threats.

World | October 5, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 775

US Denies Al Qaeda Leader in Iraq Killed

The US military Thursday denied reports that al Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Ayyub al-Masri had been killed by US forces in a raid, CNN reported. According to Lt Col Barry Johnson, the reports "do not appear to have any substance," although he said several "t

World | October 5, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 925

US Military Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Hungary

A US military plane has made an emergency landing in Budapest Wednesday evening because of a problem in one of the engines. The Boeing 757, which reportedly carried 160 US soldiers, has landed safely.

World | October 5, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 667
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