Ukrainian President Defeated in Parliamentary Vote

The rival leaders of Ukraine's Orange Revolution are considering reuniting to try to keep out a pro-Russian party that seems to have polled most votes. Early results in the parliamentary poll suggest President Viktor Yushchenko's party was beaten into th

World | March 27, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1283

Serbia Confirms Bird Flu at Domestic Fowl

Serbia has confirmed the first case of a domestic bird infected with the lethal H5N1 strain of avian flu virus. The rooster was found on March 15at the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina.

World | March 26, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1356

Russia Denies Giving Iraq Intelligence

Russia has denied submitting to Saddam Hussein intelligence information on US military moves in the opening days of the US-led invasion in 2003. A US Pentagon report has said Russia passed details through its Baghdad ambassador.

World | March 25, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 722

Strong Quake Jolts Iran

An earthquake of magnitude 6.0 on the Richter scale and a series of aftershocks struck the southern Iranian province of Hormuzgan on Saturday.

World | March 25, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 832

Belarus Back in the Grip of Protests

Clashes broke out between police and several thousand protesters in the Belarus capital Minsk during a large opposition rally over disputed election results. Opposition leader Aleksander Kozulin was among several protesters arrested as they marched on a j

World | March 25, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 507

EU, US Impose Sanctions on Belarus

The EU and US are to impose sanctions against Belarus over an election that gave President Alexander Lukashenko a landslide victory and third term. The White House has joined EU leaders, meeting in Brussels, in condemning an overnight crackdown against op

World | March 24, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 814

One Killed as Blast Rocks French Chemistry School

A large explosion rocked a chemistry school in eastern France on Friday, killing a professor and injuring another person, authorities said. About 10 people were unaccounted for.

World | March 24, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 527

Western Hostages Released in Iraq

One British and two Canadian peace activists held hostage in Iraq have been freed in an operation by multinational forces. Norman Kember, 74, of Pinner, north-west London, James Loney and Harmeet Singh Sooden, were three of four men seized in Baghdad in N

World | March 23, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 878

White House Sealed over Suspicious Object, 1 Arrested

Police sealed off the front gates of the White House and took a man into custody over a suspicious package left outside. President George W.

World | March 22, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 565

Japanese Nuke Ablaze

A fire has broken out at a waste disposal facility at a nuclear plant in western Japan's Fukui Prefecture. Two people were taken to hospital after inhaling smoke during the incident at the plant in Ohi run by Kansai Electric Power Co (Kepco).

World | March 22, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 783

ETA Calls "Permanent Cease Fire"

The Basque separatist group Eta declared a permanent ceasefire, according to reports on Basque radio. The group has been fighting for independence for the Basque region of northern Spain and south-west France for nearly four decades.

World | March 22, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1182

Belarus Police Arrests Protesters

The opposition in Belarus says four leading activists have been arrested by police in Minsk during a protest against the election result. Opposition supporters defied police and braved sub-zero temperatures overnight, camping out in a central square.

World | March 21, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1021

Mighty Cyclone Struck Australia

A mighty cyclone, the worst in more than 30 years, has hit Australia's Queensland northeast coast. It flattened houses and cut power in the tourist region that has the Great Barrier Reef off its coast.

World | March 20, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1048

Belarus President with Landslide Win of Third Mandate

President Alexander Lukashenko has apparently won an overwhelming majority of votes in the presidential election in Belarus. Preliminary official results show Lukashenko, who is seeking a third term, won re-election with 82.

World | March 20, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 529

Quake Jolts Romania's Vrancea

A quake measuring 4 on the Richter scale has rocked Romania's highly seismic region of Vrancea on Sunday, media said. Initial reports mentioned no casualties or damages.

World | March 19, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 466

Belarus President Likely with 3rd Term

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko is much likely to stay for a third term, exit polls for Sunday's elections showed. The President, who has faced much criticism from the West for his human right practices, garnered nearly 85%, reports said.

World | March 19, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 485

Indian Family Beheaded in Public

An elderly Indian and four of his children were beheaded in public for "withcraft." World media said Sunday that workers in a tea plantation lynched the 60-year-old and four kids, while the man's pregnant wife managed to escape.

World | March 19, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 698

Britons Jailed for Boys Abuse in India

Two British men have been jailed for six years in India for sexually abusing boys at a homeless children's shelter in Bombay. Allan Waters, 58, and Duncan Grant, 61, were also fined USD 35 000 each.

World | March 18, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 667

Small Tsunami Kills 2 in Indonesia

Two earthquakes measuring respectively 4.5 and 3.

World | March 17, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 924

Poisoning Ruled Out in Milosevic's Death

The former Serbian president Slobodan Milosevic was not poisoned, according to the UN War Crimes tribunal. The announcement came on the second day that Serbians were filing past his coffin in Belgrade.

World | March 17, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1618

Over 150 Arrested in Paris Riot

Protests have turned violent in France after at least 250,000 people rallied against a controversial new labour law. The worst violence erupted in Paris, where riot police fired rubber bullets and tear gas.

World | March 17, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 959
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