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Russian Intelligence: US to Attack Iran in April

Russian intelligence has received information that the US armed forces have nearly completed preparations for a possible military operation against Iran, due in early April. This was reported by Ria Novosti news agency, citing a security official.

World | March 31, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3430

Iran Threatens to Take to Court UK Sailors

The fifteen British sailors, held by Iran, could be tried for violating international law, Iran's ambassador to Russia said, as cited by Iran's state news agency IRNA. Gholam-Reza Ansari told Russian television Vesti-24 on Friday that Iran had launched a

World | March 31, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1170

EU Firmly Tells Iran to Release British Sailors "Immediately"

EU foreign ministers, meeting in Germany, called on Iran to release the 15 British sailors and marines it is holding in its custody "immediately". They also warned of "appropriate measures" if Tehran did not comply, but declined to elaborate on what these

World | March 31, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1407

US Rejects Iran Captives Exchange

US officials have ruled out a deal to exchange 15 Royal Navy personnel captured in the Gulf for five Iranians seized by American forces in Iraq.

World | March 31, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2837

Scientist Create Self-Repairing Robot

For the first time, researchers have created a robotic machine that can take a beating and keep on trucking. Developed by scientists from Cornell University and the University of Vermont, the new robot looks like a spider with four legs.

World | March 30, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 951

UK Sailor Confesses in Video to Illegal Entry into Iranian Waters

Iran's official Arabic-language TV channel Al-Alam broadcast footage, which showed one of the 15 detained British sailors, confessing they strayed into Iranian territorial waters. The serviceman, identified as Nighton Thomas Summers, said he was aware th

World | March 30, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1362

Six Islamic Militants Executed in Bangladesh

Six Islamic militants convicted of killing two judges during a wave of bomb attacks have been hanged in Bangladesh, BBC reported.

World | March 30, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 984

UN Demands Consular Access to Iran-Captured UK Sailors

The UN Security Council has called on Tehran to allow UK consular access to the fifteen British sailors, who were captured on Friday for straying into Iranian territorial waters.

World | March 30, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1452

3 Simultaneous Bombings Kill at Least 40 in Iraq

Three car explosions killed at least 30 people and wounded 74 others on Thursday in a predominantly Shiite town north of Baghdad, international media reported.

World | March 29, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1557

Iran May Delay UK Female Sailor Release

Iran may delay its plan to release the one woman in a group of 15 British military personnel because of the UK's "incorrect attitude", an official has said, as cited by BBC.

World | March 29, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1292

Japanese Gathers Candidate Suicides on Internet, Strangles Them

A Japanese court passed a death sentence to a 38-year-old Osaka's citizen, who gathered people for committing mass suicides and after that killed all the runners. The murderer even signed on contracts with the victims on Internet, by which they agreed to

World | March 29, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1130

26 Killed in China Mine Blast

A total of 26 people have been killed in a Chinese mine in the northern province of Shanx. This is the second gas explosion in the province in just ten days.

World | March 29, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 934

Russia Abused Released Guantanamo Inmates

Russian authorities have abused and beaten citizens of the country after they were released by the US from Guantanamo Bay, Human Rights Watch announced. The organization said that this came against US policy of cutting a diplomatic deal with the home cou

World | March 29, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1150

Iran Promises to Free UK Female Sailor

The one woman in a group of 15 British military personnel held by Iran will be freed later Wednesday or Thursday, CNN reported, citing Iran's foreign minister. Faye Turney was seized last Friday by Iran along with 14 other British Royal Navy sailors and

World | March 28, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1111

Philippine Students Hostage Drama Ends in Surrender

A day-care center owner hijacked a busload of his students and teachers and drove them to Manila's city hall to demand better housing and education for the children, releasing his hostages ten hours later after promises that his demands would be met. The

World | March 28, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1658

EC Official Arrested in Corruption Raid

Three Italians, including a European Commission official, MEP assistant and a businessman, have been arrested in Brussels as part of a large-scale corruption inquiry, the public prosecutor said.

World | March 28, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1847

Philippine Day-care Center Owner Takes Students Hostage

A day-care center owner hijacked a busload of his students and teachers and drove them to Manila's city hall to demand better housing and education for the children. The man, identified as Jun Ducat, and at least one accomplice are armed and are holding

World | March 28, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1467

33 Arrested in Child Pornography Bust in Poland

Police in Poland have arrested 33 people in a sting raid against suspected users and distributors of child pornography. A total of 360 policemen took part in the operation confiscating a total of 2,400 CDs and 51 computers.

World | March 27, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1331

Woman Smuggles Crocodiles under Her Dress

A woman hid three crocodiles underneath her dress, trying to smuggle them but was arrested on the frontier between the Gaza Strip and Egypt, the Israeli authorities reported. The amphibians were 50-centimeters-long each and their chops were tightly bound

World | March 27, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1439

White House Spokesman's Cancer Returns

Tony Snow, White House press secretary and survivor of colon cancer, will have to undergo chemotherapy after his cancer metastasised to his liver, the White House announced.

World | March 27, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 919

UN Envoy: Independence "Only Viable" Solution for Kosovo

Independence is the only viable option for Kosovo, the special UN envoy Martti Ahtisaari told the Security Council in a report and a proposal for the future of the province late on Monday, the Associated Press reported. "Upon careful consideration of Kos

World | March 27, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1656
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