A winter storm left more than 1.5 million people in the Carolinas without power late Thursday.
At least nine people have been killed in a gun battle triggered by an Israeli armoured incursion in a Gaza Strip refugee camp. Some of the victims reportedly died when an Israeli tank shell hit a two-storey building in the al-Bureij camp.
The Australian city of Sydney was encircled by flames on Friday as firefighters tackled the worst bushfires in the region for 30 years. Despite some rain overnight and falling temperatures, strong winds are fanning the flames of nearly 80 blazes which rem
Saddam Hussein has said Iraq should give the United Nations weapons inspectors a chance to show the country has no banned weapons. It was the Iraqi leader's first public comments since inspections resumed last week - and a sharp contrast to more belligere
Turkish leaders have said they will not settle for anything less from the EU's Copenhagen summit next week than a firm date for membership talks to begin. They were speaking after the German and French leaders announced on Wednesday that they would presen
The President of the European Commission Romano Prodi has called for Brussels to be the powerhouse of the European Union. Presenting the Commission's contribution to a discussion forum on the future of Europe on Thursday, Mr Prodi called for the EU's fore
Strom Thurmond, America's oldest ever serving senator - and also its longest serving senator - is 100-years-old on Thursday. The South Carolinian first achieved national fame after the war, when he became one of the South's most ardent defenders of segreg
The first 40 immigrants coming to Britain from France's Sangatte refugee camp have begun their journey to the UK. They have been granted four-year British work visas and will stay with family members or in temporary accommodation - possibly in London and
UN weapons inspectors in Iraq have defended themselves after accusations by Baghdad of spying and suggestions by Washington that searches are not "aggressive" enough. Baghdad had launched a scathing attack on the experts currently searching sites in Iraq,
Hunting with dogs could be banned in some areas of England and Wales but allowed under licence elsewhere. Britain's Rural Affairs Minister Alan Michael has recommended a complete ban on stag hunting and hare coursing.
North Korea has rejected a call by the United Nations nuclear watchdog to open its alleged weapons programme to inspectors, a report has said. North Korean Foreign Minister Paek Nam-Sun made the announcement in a letter sent to the UN body on Monday, the
Police in the Netherlands are searching all 10 outlets of the Ikea furniture chain in the country, after finding bombs in three stores. The first two devices were discovered in Amsterdam and Sliedrecht, near the port city of Rotterdam, on Tuesday evening.
Indonesian police have arrested a man they say is operations chief of the Muslim militant group Jemaah Islamiah, which several governments have linked to the Bali bombings. The man, Mukhlas, has not been implicated in the bombings on Bali in October, but
The United States has announced it will invest millions of dollars in military bases in Turkey in readiness for a possible conflict with Iraq. US Deputy Defence Secretary Paul Wolfowitz was speaking after talks in Ankara but the Turkish foreign minister h
US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has said America knows Iraq has weapons of mass destruction, and that it is up to Baghdad, not UN weapons inspectors, to prove otherwise. Speaking in Washington just days before Iraq is due to submit a declaration on i
US Deputy Defence Secretary Paul Wolfowitz says he has had "very constructive" talks with the new Turkish Government during a visit to secure Ankara's backing in the crisis between the US and Iraq. Turkey - which has been opposed to military intervention
Denmark has released leading Chechen envoy Akhmed Zakayev, after rejecting a request from Russia to extradite him on terrorism charges. The Danish justice ministry said in a statement that it had not received enough evidence from Moscow to justify handing
Eight former hostages and relatives of those who died during the Moscow theatre siege in October have begun legal moves to seek compensation from the city authorities. The plaintiffs argue that they should be compensated for emotion and emotional sufferin
Iraq has said it will submit a declaration on its banned weapons programme on 7 December - a day ahead of a key United Nations deadline. "We are going to deliver this declaration in the proper time," said Hussam Mohammed Amin, the chief Iraqi official dea
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