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Germany Foils Airports Terror Plot, Arrests 3

Three suspected terrorists aiming to mount attacks on Frankfurt's airport and a nearby US military base have been arrested, a regional German broadcaster reported Wednesday, as cited by dpa.

World | September 5, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1327

Howard Vows Staunch Allegiance to Bush in Iraq

Australian Prime Minister John Howard has pledged forcefully not to reduce the number of Australian troops serving in Iraq despite growing calls in his country to withdraw.

World | September 5, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1204

Felix Kills Four in Nicaragua

Hurricane Felix killed four people in Nicaragua and destroyed thousands of houses in Central America before weakening into a tropical storm, BBC reported.

World | September 5, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1029

US Adventurer Steve Fossett Goes Missing in Nevada

Record-breaking US aviator and adventurer Steve Fossett went missing on Monday evening in Nevada, a local newspaper reported. Civilian air authorities have began a search for Fossett's blue and white aircraft, in which he was last seen leaving the Hilton

World | September 4, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1905

Felix Slams into Central America

Hurricane Felix was downgraded to a Category 3 storm after making landfall Tuesday morning in Nicaragua as a potentially disastrous Category 5, CNN reported. Shortly before making landfall near Punta Gorda, Nicaragua, Felix regained its status as a Categ

World | September 4, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1220

Hurricane Felix Strengthens into Category 5 Storm

Hurricane Felix's top wind speed increased to 160 mph (260 kph) -- a Category 5 storm -- shortly before it was due to make landfall along the Nicaragua-Honduras border, the U.S.

World | September 4, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1515

London Tube Strike Brings Chaos

A massive strike by maintenance workers on London Underground (LU) has stopped all services on nine of the twelve lines, forcing off the network more than 1 million commuters, BBC reported.

World | September 4, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1278

Bush Makes Surprise Visit to Iraq

President Bush arrived in Iraq Monday on an unannounced visit, CNN reported, citing a statement of the White House. The president stopped in Iraq en route to an economic summit in Australia and ahead of a briefing in Washington next week by the top U.

World | September 3, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1759

British Troops Withdraw from Basra

British troops withdrew from the city of Basra on Sunday night, handing over control to Iraqi security forces in the latest sign of Britain's slow withdrawal from Iraq. Some 500 troops left the former palace of Saddam Hussein in the city for the Basra ai

World | September 3, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1858

Hurricane Felix Turns "Potentially Catastrophic" Category 5

Hurricane Felix, the sixth registered and named in the current hurricane season, has strengthened to the highest Category 5 on the Saffir-Simpson scale, with maximum sustained winds of near 270 km/h. Felix has already passed tourist hotspot Aruba and the

World | September 3, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2045

North Korea Agrees to End Nuclear Programme

North Korea has agreed to shut down and dismantle all of its nuclear facilities by the end of the year, the top US negotiator in the talks with Pyongyang said on Sunday. The details of the agreement will be hammered out later this month at a summit in Ch

World | September 2, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1943

Russia Joins Space Race for Moon Base

Russia has renewed its interest in building a base on the Moon, which could be used as the starting point for manned interplanetary flights, renewing its space rivalry with the US. The US, which beat the Soviet Union to put the first men on the Moon in 1

World | September 2, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 6027

Iran Claims Reaching Key Nuclear Goal

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Sunday that the country reached one of the key goals of its nuclear programme and now has 3,000 centrifuges enriching uranium, the BBC reported The figure is a symbolic threshold, because it allows enriching

World | September 2, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3025

Felix Turns into Category 2 Hurricane, Threatens Aruba

Tropical storm Felix, the sixth registered in the Caribbean this year, has strengthened to a Category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale, with winds of up to 160 km/h. The US National Hurricane Centre in Miami issued a hurricane warning for the isla

World | September 2, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2427

Tears, Unanswered Questions 3 Years after Beslan Massacre

Tears, angry questions and suspicions of a cover-up mark the third anniversary of the Beslan school hostage crisis that left 332 people dead, more than half of them children. The central memorial event opened with bells being tolled at the ruins of the s

World | September 1, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4838

Spanish Sinner Chops off His Own Penis to "Stop the Sin"

A 30-year-old Spanish man from Salamanca chopped off his own penis and threw it down the toilet because he "did not want to sin anymore", Typically Spanish reported.

World | September 1, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3302

China Wants to Control Next Dalai Lama Selection

Communist China has introduced new rules that appear aimed at controlling the selection of the next Dalai Lama, Tibetan Buddhism's spiritual head, BBC reported.

World | September 1, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1438

London Remembers Diana

Crowds in London have been remembering Diana, Princess of Wales, on the 10th anniversary of her death, BBC reported.

World | August 31, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2505

Germany's Biggest Synagogue Reopens

Germany's biggest synagogue, considered to be one of the jewels of the country's Jewish community, reopens on Friday in a special ceremony in Berlin, BBC reported. The building in the east of the city, topped with a stunning blue dome, survived both Nazi

World | August 31, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1483

Fired Employee Kills 1, Injures 2 in New York

A man who was fired from his job as a janitor in Co-op City in the Bronx and lost a lawsuit to get his job back returned to the housing complex with a .38-caliber revolver and shot three former colleagues, one of them fatally, the New York Times reported.

World | August 30, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1614

Taleban Free All Korean Hostages

The last seven South Korean hostages held by the Taleban in Afghanistan have been handed over to the International Committee of the Red Cross, BBC reported.

World | August 30, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1183
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