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US Soldier Gets 110 Years in Jail for Rape, Murder of Iraq Teen

US Army soldier has been sentenced to 110 years' confinement for participating in the rape of a 14-year-old girl and the killings of her and her family in Iraq, CNN reported, citing a spokeswoman of the army.

World | August 5, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3204

NASA's Phoenix Mission to Mars Blasts Off

Officials hope it will find traces of organic compounds in the baked and moistened samples. That would be a possible indicator of conditions favorable for life, either now or once upon a time.

World | August 4, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1361

Bush Signs Law of Visa-free US Entry Program

US President George Bush signed into law a measure that in part allows expansion of a visa waiver program (VWP) to allies, including some of the countries in eastern Europe.

World | August 4, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3055

Five Confirmed Killed in Minneapolis Bridge Collapse

Five people are confirmed to have died in the Minneapolis, Minnesota, bridge collapse, CNN reported.

World | August 3, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1578

50 Drowned, 148 Feared Missing after Ferry Capsizes in Sierra Leone

At least 50 people were feared drowned and 148 others were missing after a coastal ferry capsized in rough seas off northern Sierra Leone, a port official said on Friday.

World | August 3, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1559

19 Million People Homeless, 178 Dead after Floods in India

At least 178 people died and 19 million were displaced after heavy monsoon rains flooded Bangladesh and much of northern India, officials reported Friday. The Indian states of Assam, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, along with neighbouring Bangladesh, were among

World | August 3, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3015

Driver in Glasgow Attack Dies of Burn Injuries

The man, who drove a burning Jeep Cherokee into a terminal at Glasgow Airport in a terrorism attack died Thursday night in a hospital in Scotland, local authorities reported. The Indian-born aerospace engineer Kafeel Ahmed, 27, was the second man arreste

World | August 3, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2336

Divers Put Russian Flag on North Pole Seabed

Two Russian mini-submarines descended Wednesday more than 4,000 meters to the ocean floor beneath the North Pole, allowing the divers aboard to put the country's flag into a capsule on the seabed.

World | August 2, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2042

9 Dead, 20 Missing after Bridge Tumbles into River in Minneapolis

At least nine people died and other 60 have been injured after the Interstate 35W bridge that spans the Mississippi River in Minneapolis collapsed on Wednesday evening. About 20 more people are still missing, newspaper Minneapolis Star Tribune reported.

World | August 2, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1889

Earthquakes in Sakhalin Kill 2, Cause Small Tsunami in Japan

Two earthquakes with a magnitude above 6 on the Richter scale shook the southern part of the Sakhalin island in the Far East, killing two people and causing a small tsunami on the Japanese island of Hokkaido. Falling buildings killed two people, while th

World | August 2, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2445

African Union, UN Vow to Put End on Darfur Violence

France, Denmark and Indonesia pledged to contribute to a United Nations mission to Darfur, Sudan, in an attempt to end the conflict between pro-government militias and rebels. The conflict has killed more than 200,000 people in the last four years.

World | August 1, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1175

69 Miners Freed From Flooded Mine in China

Rescue workers freed 69 Chinese coal miners in the central province of Henan for the past three days, the CNN reported. The miners had been trapped after a flash flood but were able to communicate throughout their captivity using a telephone line that su

World | August 1, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1411

Second Korean Hostage Found Dead

South Korea has confirmed that a second hostage has been killed by the Taleban in central Afghanistan, BBC reported.

World | July 31, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1947

US Vice President Cheney has Heart Batteries Replaced

America's vice president Dick Cheney has had minor surgery to replace the batteries on his heart device on Sunday, US media reported. The 66-year-old Cheney was treated at George Washington University Hospital but he did not stay overnight.

World | July 29, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1632

Ukrainian Hijacks Bus in Italy, Arrested

Italian police arrested Saturday a Ukrainian national less than an hour after he hijacked a bus near the city of Rome. The hijacker threatened the driver with a knife and made him change the rout of the vehicle, which was travelling from Rome to Ukraine'

World | July 28, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1765

US Congress Adopts Draft on Lifting Visa Regime for East European Countries

US Congress adopted a new draft, which could waive visas for the citizens of the Eastern European countries. The body supported the proposal for introducing new security measures on the US borders as well as prescripts, which would ease the including of

World | July 28, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1994

3 Million People Leave Homes, 750 Killed after Floods, Landslides in India

At least three million people have left their homes because of the floods and the landslides in India, caused by the torrential monsoon rains that continue pouring over the country. The number of the victims in the last two days reached 27.

World | July 28, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1358

Gunman Arrested after Shooting 9 People Dead near Bulgaria - Serbia Border

A 38-year-old gunman was arrested hours after killing nine people and wounding two in eastern Serbia late on Friday. Nikola Radosavlevich opened fire in the village of Jabukovac, near the border with Bulgaria, after a row with his wife, head of Serbia's

World | July 28, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2826

TV Helicopters Collide while Covering US Car Chase, 4 Dead

Four people were killed after two US television helicopters collided Friday in the air over the state of Phoenix while covering a police chase. The crash, which involved machines from an ABC network affiliate and an independent station was broadcast live

World | July 28, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1745

NASA Panel Finds Astronauts Flew while Drunk

A NASA panel reviewing astronaut health issues has found that on at least two occasions astronauts were allowed to fly after flight surgeons and other astronauts warned they were so intoxicated that they posed a flight-safety risk. The panel, also report

World | July 27, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1380

Athens' Citizens Most Unhappy with Living Conditions in EU

The residents of Athens are the most unhappy with the living conditions in their city in comparison to the people in the other EU capitals, a poll has showed. About 37% of the Greece's capital residents consider the traffic jams, the air pollution and th

World | July 27, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1459
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