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Turkish Voters Back Government in Snap Polls

Turkish voters backed the ruling AK party of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan to continue its pro-Western reforms on Sunday, dismissing the fears that it sought to Islamise the country. The AK, with roots in political Islam, won 341 places in the 550-seat T

World | July 23, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1283

Bush Back at Work after Colonoscopy

Doctors removed five small polyps from US President George Bush's colon on Saturday after he temporarily transferred the powers of his office for two hours to vice-president Dick Cheney. The polyps, or growths in his large intestine, were found during a

World | July 22, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1295

London Calls on Moscow to Find Solution on Expulsions Dispute

Tony Brenton, Britain's ambassador to Russia, called on Moscow to take part in finding an acceptable for both countries solution to the dispute over London's demand for the extradition of a suspect in the murder of the ex-KGB agent late last year. "We ar

World | July 22, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1609

25 Polish Pilgrims Die in Bus Crash in France

A bus carrying Polish pilgrims veered off the road and fell into a river Sunday, killing at least 25. The hellish accident occurred near the city of Grenoble, eastern France, French media reported.

World | July 22, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2373

India Elects First Female President

Pratibha Patil, 72, is to become India's first woman president after winning winning nearly two-thirds of the votes in state assemblies and in India's parliament, Indian officials say.

World | July 21, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1358

Bush Sedated for Colonoscopy, Cheney Acting President

President Bush transferred the powers of the presidency to Vice President Dick Cheney on Saturday just before being sedated for a routine screening to detect colon cancer. The procedure - an examination of the large intestine carried out under sedation -

World | July 21, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1684

Taleban "Kill 2 Captured Germans"

Two Germans kidnapped near Kabul in Afghanistan this week have been killed, a spokesman for the Taleban has said, as cited by BBC.

World | July 21, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1381

Russia Seeks to Amend Relations with UK

Russia is seeking to revise and amend its relations with Britain, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday after a week of diplomatic rows and expulsions between the two countries.

World | July 20, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4136

"Megaflood" Separated Britain from Continent

A flood of epic proportions separated Britain from mainland Europe some 200 000 years ago, according to a recent sonar study of the English Channel floor, the BBC reported. The study shows deep furrows on the chalk bed of the channel, cut by months worth

World | July 20, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1154

Kosovo Ready to Declare Independence in November

Kosovo Prime Minister Agim Ceku proposed on Friday that the UN-administered province declares independence on November 28 if the deadlock over its future persists. The date is full of significance for the province's Albanian 90% majority, as it is then t

World | July 20, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1972

Uncertainty Surrounds Brazilian Plane Crash

Uncertainty continues to surround the plane crash that took the life of at least 189 people in Sao Paolo in Brazil on Thursday. The initial blame was assigned to the slippery runway at the city's Congonhas, but eyewitness footage broadcast by Globo TV sh

World | July 20, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2855

"Megaflood" Separated Britain from Continent

A flood of epic proportions separated Britain from mainland Europe some 200 000 years ago, according to a recent sonar study of the English Channel floor, the BBC reported. The study shows deep furrows on the chalk bed of the channel, cut by months worth

World | July 19, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1421

UK Prince Harry's Army Regiment Troops Head to Afghanistan in October

Troops from Britain's Prince Harry's army regiment will be deployed to Afghanistan in October, the UK Defence Secretary of State Desmond Browne said Thursday. Still, Browne did not say whether Prince Harry will will be among them.

World | July 19, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1548

Russia Retaliates in Diplomatic Row, Expels Brits

Russia hit back in its escalating diplomatic row with London on Thursday, expelling four British diplomats, retaliating against a similar measure announced by the Foreign Office earlier this week. The four diplomats have 10 days to leave Russia, with Mos

World | July 19, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2595

Mumbai Building Collapse Kills 25

At least 25 people have died and many others have been injured when a building collapsed in a Mumbai suburb, BBC reported.

World | July 19, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1009

Explosion Rocks Central New York, Prompts 9/11 Panic

One person died and 26 were injured after a steam pipe burst in midtown Manhattan during the evening rush hour, causing a transformer to explode, CNN reported.

World | July 19, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3474

Wrestler Benoit Sedates Son, Wife before Killing Them

The free-style wrestler Chris Benoit injected himself steroids and sedated his wife and son before killing them in their suburban Atlanta home, medical expertise showed. A chief examiner said at a press conference toxicology tests found drugs in all thre

World | July 18, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 19441

176 Feared Dead in Brazilian Plane Crash

An Airbus A320 airliner crashed at the Sao Paolo airport in the early hours of Wednesday, the 176 people on board, crew and passengers, most likely dead, Brazilian authorities said. The death toll could rise further with casualties on the ground, as the

World | July 18, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3000

Train Carrying Phosphorus Derails in Ukraine, 16 poisoned

A freight train, carrying phosphorus, derailed Monday evening in Lviv district in Ukraine, causing a fire and contaminating the area around 14 villages. A total of 15 tank wagon overturned and six of them caught fire.

World | July 17, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1581

Independent MP Candidate Shot Dead in Turkey

Independent Turkish MP candidate Tuncay Seyranlioglu was killed in an armed attack in the city of Istanbul early on Tuesday, the victim's web site reported. The 42-year-old was travelling in his car on a highway when several gunmen opened fire from anoth

World | July 17, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1446

Japan Probes Reports of Second "Nuclear Leak"

Japanese officials are investigating reports that Monday's 6,8-magnitude earthquake off the coast of the Niigata province in central Japan has caused a second radioactive leak. Barrels with nuclear waste have overturned during the quake and some of their

World | July 17, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2022
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