A group of 40 to 60 insurgents attacked the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq late Saturday in a well-coordinated assault that inflicted 18 American casualties, U.S.
Customs officers at the Vidin Ferry border checkpoint in Northwestern Bulgaria prevented the smuggling in of 265 Internet software CDs worth EUR7, 937. They were found on a Bulgarian-registered truck carrying used domestic appliances from the Netherlands
Ousted President Askar Akayev has agreed to resign without returning to Kyrgyzstan, the parliament speaker said Saturday. He said members of a commission seeking Akayev's formal surrender of power would travel to Moscow on Sunday to meet with the former p
The autopsy of Terri Schiavo has been completed, and the body is ready for release to her husband, who plans to cremate her remains and bury the ashes without telling his in-laws when or where. Results from the autopsy, which was completed Friday, were no
Lawyers representing pop star Michael Jackson have asked the judge in the singer's child sex abuse case to declare a mistrial. They say they have evidence that witnesses have discussed their testimony outside the courtroom, in violation of court rules.
An Indonesian man has been pulled from rubble on the island of Nias nearly five days after a massive earthquake struck the area. Rescuers mounted the operation in the main town of Gunung Sitoli after hearing the 42-year-old man, identified as Hendra, call
The severely brain-damaged American woman, Terri Schiavo, has died at a hospice in the US state of Florida. Schiavo had been in a vegetative state for 15 years following cardiac arrest, kept alive through artificial means.
Thirty people were killed by gunmen in Rio de Janeiro suburbs, officials reported. The shooters who were driving in two cars, first killed 15 people in the Nova Iguazu neighbourhood, and an hour later - in Queimados.
Qatar-based Al-Jazeera Tv station has broadcast a video showing the three Romanian journalists and the US citizen sitting on the floor flanked on both sides by two men pointing machine guns at their heads. One of the seized journalists, Marie Jeanne Ion,
The Indonesia earthquake has taken at least 518 victims, a UN report stated on Wednesday. A total of 500 people have been killed by the quake on Nias island, nine people - on the Simeulue island, and another nine - on Sumatra island and the Banyak islands
Pope John Paul II has been instated a nasal nurturing tube to aid his recovery from illness, the Vatican announced adding he was continuing to convalesce "slowly and progressively". They claimed the pontiff was "directly following" the activity of the Hol
Paul Wolfowitz has received the backing of European countries for his candidature of new head of the World Bank. The US deputy defence secretary's nomination has stirred controversy, given his key role in the Iraq war and his lack of development experienc
A federal appeals court early Wednesday agreed to consider a petition by Terri Schiavo's parents for a new hearing on whether to reconnect their severely brain-damaged daughter's feeding tube. The 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled without comment on
UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has been cleared of wrongdoing over an Iraq oil deal involving his son but a report has queried his handling of the affair. The inquiry, which examined the UN's oil-for-food programme, found "significant" questions over the
The condition of Terri Schiavo, a brain-damaged US woman now left without her artificial life support, has weakened, it was revealed Tuesday. According to her husband's lawyer, Terri's eyes are sunken, her breathing has quickened and she has stopped urina
Three Romanian journalists were kidnapped in Iraq on Monday while traveling from Romania to Baghdad, Romania's President Traian Basescu announced. Two of the kidnapped journalists - Marijan Ion and Sorin Miscoci- work for Romania's Prima TV.
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