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QE2 Liner Departs on Final World Voyage

The world-famous Queen Elizabeth 2 passenger liner has departed from her home port of Southampton on her final world trip before being turned into a floating hotel in Dubai, BBC reported.

World | January 7, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2217

Georgia President "Wins Election"

Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili has said he is confident of victory in the country's snap election after exit polls gave him a commanding lead, BBC reported.

World | January 6, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1450

Greece Rocked by Strong Quake

A powerful earthquake hit Greece early on Sunday and was felt strongest in the capital Athens, shaking buildings and waking people from their sleep.

World | January 6, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2465

Georgia Votes in Snap Polls

Georgians vote in early presidential elections widely expected to be won by President Mikhail Saakashvili, who called the poll after suppressing opposition protests in November.

World | January 5, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1301

Turkey Bans Smoking in All Enclosed Areas

Turkey's parliament voted to introduce a blanket ban on smoking in enclosed public places, BBC reported.

World | January 4, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1734

Huckabee, Obama Claim Victories in Iowa

Republic candidate for the White House Mike Huckabee and Democrat Barack Obama have come out winners in Iowa's first-in-the-nation caucuses, CNN reported.

World | January 4, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1889

US Presidential Hopefuls Face First Real Test in Iowa

The race to be nominated as Republican and Democrat candidates for the White House is entering a key stage, with voting in the state of Iowa on Thursday evening marking the start of the election process. At caucuses, or local meetings, across the state,

World | January 3, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1449

Slovenia Assumes EU Presidency from Portugal

Portugal's Foreign Minister Luis Amado officially handed over the European Union rotating presidency to his Slovenian counterpart, Dimitrij Rupel on January 1. The small Balkan nation is the first formerly communist-ruled country and new European Union m

World | January 2, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1450

Malaysia Health Minister Quits over Sex Scandal

Malaysian Health Minister Chua Soi Lek announced Wednesday his resignation after admitting being filmed in a sex video, BBC reported.

World | January 2, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3733

NY Times Square Ball Celebrates 100th Birthday By Going Green

The New Year's Eve ball in Times Square in New York is celebrating its 100th birthday by going green, after being revamped with energy-efficient lights, BBC reported.

World | December 31, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3513

Bhutto's Teen Son to Lead PPP

Benazir Bhutto's 19-year old son has been appointed chairman of his late mother's leading opposition party in Pakistan. Bilawal Bhutto will lead the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) together with his father Asif Ali Zardar as co-chairman, party officials an

World | December 30, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1752

Bhutto's Party Discusses Successor

The party of the assassinated Pakistani opposition leader, Benazir Bhutto, meets on Sunday to discuss a successor and whether to take part in January's election.

World | December 30, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1660

Mystery Continues to Shroud Bhutto's Death

A day after former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto was buried in her family's mausoleum, the cause of her death remains hotly disputed. The Pakistani government maintains her head was slammed against her vehicle by the blast from a bomb, the BBC

World | December 29, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1778

Benazir Bhutto Buried

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has been laid to rest beside her father in the family tomb near their hometown of Larkana in the south of the country.

World | December 28, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 5329

Hundreds of Thousands of Mourners Attend Bhutto's Funeral

Hundreds of thousands of mourners gathered in southern Pakistan for the funeral of the opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, who was assassinated on Thursday. Grieving supporters were weeping around the family mausoleum where the former prime minister was in

World | December 28, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1891

Violence Grips Pakistan ahead of Bhutto's Burial, 22 Die

At least 22 people had been killed and about 500 private and government vehicles were set on fire across Pakistan, during the unrests following the assassination of Benazir Bhutto on Thursday. Five of the deaths in the street violence were reported in th

World | December 28, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1737

NYT: Sniper Shot Dead Bhutto

Pakistani former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, who was assassinated as she was leaving an election rally on Thursday, may have been killed by a sniper firing from a nearby building, the New York Times reported, citing witnesses.

World | December 28, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2293

Al Qaeda Claims Responsibility for Killing Bhutto

Al-Qaeda claimed late Thursday responsibility for the assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

World | December 28, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1977

Unrest Hits Pakistani Streets after Bhutto's Death

Security forces in Pakistan are on highest alert after street violence erupted all over the country, following the assassination of opposition leader and former PM Benazir Bhutto in a suicide bombing attack. Local news agencies said thousands poured on t

World | December 27, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1977

US, Russia Condemn Assassination of Bhutto

Russia and the US were the first to condemn the assassination of Pakistan's opposition leader Benazir Bhutto on Thursday, calling on the authorities to ensure stability in the country. "An act of terror is a bad sign.

World | December 27, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1722

Bhutto Assassinated in Suicide Attack

Pakistan's former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated Thursday after a suicide bombing killed at least 20 supporters during an election rally, CNN reported. Ms Bhutto had just addressed the rally in the town of Rawalpindi, ahead of the parliam

World | December 27, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3541
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