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UN Deaths in Lebanon "Tragic Error"

An Israeli bombing raid on a UN post in southern Lebanon in July that killed four peacekeepers was the result of a "tragic error", Israel has said. An official Israeli inquiry found the post was wrongly targeted because of flawed military maps of the area

World | September 15, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 728

UK Hand Luggage Rules May Ease Next Weekend

The draconian rules that Britain imposed on hand luggage on planes are expected to relaxed next week after movement talks with the airline operators, British media reported. The meetings are scheduled for Monday and the changes could be enforced from next

World | September 15, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1222

Roof Collapses at Spanish Airport, 2 Injured

The roof of a building at Mahon airport on the Spanish island of Menorca has collapsed, injuring at least two people, BBC reported. The collapse occurred at about 1200 local time during installation works to fix wall grids, Spanish newspaper El Mundo said

World | September 14, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 842

Top Russian Central Banker Shot Dead

The first deputy chairman of Russia's central bank died in hospital on Thursday, hours after gunmen attacked him in what is believed to be a contract "hit", Moscow News reported. Andrei Kozlov, 41, a high-profile figure in Russian finance, had led an aggr

World | September 14, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1668

Montreal School Gunman Kills One, Wounds 19 before Dying

A young woman has died in hospital after being shot by a gunman who wounded 19 other people during a shooting spree at a Canadian college. The man was shot dead by police officers on the campus in the city of Montreal, BBC said, confirming earlier report

World | September 14, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2003

Saddam Judge Accused of Bias

The chief prosecutor in the trial of Saddam Hussein, facing genocide charges, has called for the judge to be dismissed, saying he is biased towards the former Iraqi leader. Munqith al-Faroon said defendants had "gone too far", threatening witnesses and ma

World | September 13, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 871

Deadly Stampede at Yemeni Rally

More than 42 people have been killed and dozens more injured in a stampede at an election campaign rally for the Yemeni president, officials say. Ali Abdullah Saleh was speaking at a stadium in the southern province of Ibb, 170km (106 miles) south of Sana

World | September 12, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 847

"Suspicious Activity" Diverts US Plane Off Route

An United Airlines plane travelling from Atlanta to San Francisco has been diverted towards Dallas, reports said. There was suspicious activity on board, the CNN claims.

World | September 11, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 985

Home Blast Injures Man in Bulgaria

A man was injured in Bulgaria handling illegally owned explosives in his own home in the south-eastern village of Momkovo. The man has lost three of his left-hand fingers after a capsule-detonator blasted as he was working on it.

World | September 11, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 868

Man Killed by Thessaloniki-Sofia-Bucharest Train

A 60-year-old man was killed Monday morning when an international express train Thessaloniki-Sofia-Bucharest struck him as he crossed the railway lines, police said. The identity of the man was not immediately clear.

World | September 11, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1292

Iran, EU Mark Progress in Nuclear Talks

Iran's nuclear negotiator and the EU foreign policy chief said they have made progress in talks in the search for a compromise to avoid possible UN sanctions over Tehran's atomic programme, Deutsche Welle informed. The European Union's Javier Solana said

World | September 10, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 909

Putin May Step Down in 2008

Russian President Vladimir Putin has hinted he may step down in 2008 over a lunch with some 50 foreign experts at his Novo-Ogaryovo residency outside Moscow. Putin said he would recommend his successor fight poverty and ensure strong economic growth, said

World | September 10, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1061

Munich Hails Pope Home

Pope Benedict XVI has been celebrating an outdoor Mass in his southern German homeland of Bavaria. Pope Benedict XVI was met in the southern German city of Munich by cheering crowds greeted with words of deep emotion as the pontiff came back to his Bavari

World | September 10, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1235

At Least 12 Killed in Russian Gold Mine

At least 12 miners have been killed and several others remain trapped following a fire in a gold mine in Russia. The blaze broke out between 85m and 130m below ground in the Darasun mine in Chita in Siberia.

World | September 9, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 981

1 Dead, 3 Injured at Motorcycle Parade in Romania

A twelve-year old girl died and three other people were taken to emergency hospital Saturday in a motorcyclist accident during the "Motorock" Festival in Galati, south-east Romania. It occurred after a motorcyclist, who was performing a public show, lost

World | September 9, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 858

Pope Visits Bavaria Home

Pope Benedict XVI has arrived to his homeland, Bavaria, southern Germany, for a six-day visit. He landed in Munich, where he is expected to hold Sunday an open-air mass for an expected 250,000 people - one of three planned masses during his tour.

World | September 9, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1426

Natascha Kampusch Kidnapper Buried Secretly

The man who held Austrian schoolgirl Natascha Kampusch captive for eight years and killed himself when she managed to escape has been buried secretly and under a false name. Wolfgang Priklopil, 44, committed suicide by jumping under a train after his 18-y

World | September 8, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2968

Israel to Complete Withdrawal by Sept 22

The Israeli army will complete its withdrawal from Lebanon by September 22, the Jewish New Year, public television reported. The decision is in conformity with UN Resolution 1701.

World | September 8, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1354

Blair to Resign Within a Year

Tony Blair will walk out on his position as Labour leader within a year, Sky News sources have revealed. Rebel labour MPs insist that Blair set the timetable for his departure.

World | September 7, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1133

Russian Nuclear Submarine on Fire, 2 Dead

A fire broke out aboard a Russian nuclear submarine of the Northern Fleet, Russian news agencies reported Thursday. Two crew members have been killed.

World | September 7, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 810

HIV-Infected Libya Children Treated in Italian Hospital

A total of 84 Libyan families have traveled to Rome where their children will be sent to various Italian hospitals for treatment. Another group of families will leave for Italy next week within the Libyan government's programme for treating the children t

World | September 6, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 927
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