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Blast Kills 17 in Istanbul

An explosion has killed at least 17 people and injured more than 40 at a textile firm's premises in a suburb of Istanbul, CNN Turk reported.

World | January 31, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1338

Fed Cuts Rate Again

The US Federal Reserve on Wednesday cut a key interest rate for the second time in just over a week, reducing the federal funds rate by a half point, CNN reported.

World | January 31, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1192

Giuliani Quits White House Race

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani has pulled out of the Republican race for the White House after disappointing primary results in Florida, BBC reported.

World | January 31, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1345

Serbia to Sue EU Members Recognizing Kosovo Independence

Serbia is to launch trials against every EU member state that recognises eventual declaration of independence of the Kosovo province, which is said to be a matter of days. "We shall sue EU states that recognize Kosovo's independence but this does not mea

World | January 30, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2184

Anonymous Philanthropist Donates USD 130 M to Cyclone-hit Bangladesh

An anonymous donor donated USD 130 M to help the recovery of Bangladesh's cyclone-devastated southern coast, ABS News reported Wednesday. The money, deposited with the Islamic Development Bank, will be used to construct more than 500 schools that can als

World | January 30, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1274

Bush Delivers Final State of the Union Speech, Targets Economy

US President George W. Bush has delivered Monday his final State of the Union address, focusing on economic issues.

World | January 29, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1229

EU Offers Serbia Closer Ties But No Association Agreement

The EU offered Belgrade closer trade relations and relaxed visa requirements but still no path to EU membership.

World | January 29, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1409

Ethnic Violence Spreads in Kenya, 800 Dead

Ethnic fighting once again engulfed Kenya's western Rift Valley, where 800 people have died since the outburst of violence following the presidential elections in the end of December. The latest wave of violence spread to the town of Naivasha, where ther

World | January 28, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1373

EU Discusses Offering Serbia Association Agreement

The European Union foreign ministers decide Monday whether to invite Serbia to sign a Stabilization and Association Agreement (SAA), which offers a path to EU membership. According to officials, the EU wants to conclude the deal quickly, as Serbia has be

World | January 28, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1735

Turkey Train Crash Kills 8, Injures 50

A passenger train derailed in Turkey Sunday, killing at least eight people and injuring about 50 others, CNN-Turk reported. It was at least the fifth major train wreck in the nation in the past four years.

World | January 27, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1954

Obama Claims Big Win in South Carolina

Sen. Barack Obama claimed a significant victory in the South Carolina Democratic primary on Saturday, CNN reported.

World | January 27, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1283

Ex-Indonesian President Suharto Passes Away

Former Indonesian dictator Haji Muhammad Suharto, who ruled his country with an iron fist for three decades, died Sunday at a hospital in Jakarta, CNN reported. He was 86.

World | January 27, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1242

US Aid Worker, Driver Kidnapped in Afghanistan

An American woman has been kidnapped with her driver while travelling to work in an aid agency in southern Afghanistan, BBC reported Saturday.

World | January 26, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1273

Serbia's Interior Min, Driver Suffer Heavy Injuries in Crash

Serbia's Interior Minister Dragan Jocic was seriously injured in a car crash that occurred late on Friday, local media informed. The official's condition was reported stable.

World | January 26, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1448

Prodi Resigns, Crisis Talks Underway

Italian President Giorgio Napolitano is to hold crisis talks with political leaders following the resignation of Prime Minister Romano Prodi, BBC reported.

World | January 25, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1125

Heath Ledger's Funeral Planned

Relatives of Heath Ledger are expected to arrive in New York Friday in preparation for his funeral, CNN reported.

World | January 25, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3570

Beirut Blast Kills Anti-Terror Chief

An explosion in a Beirut suburb killed Lebanon's top anti-terror investigating officer and his driver Friday, sources with the Lebanese Internal Security Forces and a government minister told CNN. "It was a powerful blast," CNN's Anthony Mills said.

World | January 25, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1122

Kosovo Declares Independence within Days

Declaring Kosovo's independence is a matter of days, according to the former guerrilla leader and current PM of the province Hashim Thaci. The independence of Kosovo will most likely be declared on February 6, Radio Kosovo reported, as cited by Makfax ne

World | January 24, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1911

Embattled Prodi Risks Senate Vote

Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi is to risk a confidence vote in the Senate despite calls for him to resign, Italian media reports. Prodi had been advised by President Giorgio Napolitano to avoid the vote, which the PM is in danger of losing.

World | January 24, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1056

20 Killed in Military Plane Crash in Poland

A total of 20 people died after a military plane crashed in northwestern Poland, CNN reported early on Thursday. One brigadier general and four crew members are also among the victims in the crash, which occurred Wednesday evening as the plane was about

World | January 24, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2368

Thousands of UK Police Officers Protest over Low Payment

Thousands of British police officers marched through central London on Wednesday in a major protest over low pay in six years, Bloomberg reported.

World | January 23, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2704
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