At least 76 people died as a result of torrential rain in south-western China. About 70 more are missing in the most destructive storms of the year in Sichuan province and nearby Chongqing.
Doctors in New York have begun a heart bypass operation on former US President Bill Clinton. Clinton, 58, was moved to a theatre for surgery on Monday morning, three days after being hospitalised suffering chest pains and shortness of breath.
A Norwegian woman was killed near the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk at the end of last week, DPA news agency informed. The 38-year-old lady and her two children were on a visit to the family of her husband, who is a Kurd, when unknown assailants shot at t
The Japanese Embassy in Athens was evacuated over a bomb threat received by a telephone calling, Japan's Kyodo news agency informed. An anonymous call said that the building where the embassy is located would be blown off at 4 pm on Monday, DPA informed c
US troops fought rebels in northern Iraq for a second day on Sunday, while Iraqi forces said they had captured 500 suspected militants further south. An unconfirmed report said two Iraqis were killed during the fighting in the northern city of Talafar, f
Hurricane Frances smashed into the east coast of Florida, bringing a night of powerful winds and torrential rain. Tornadoes have been sighted among winds swirling to the north, in the second big storm in less than a month.
The body of an Egyptian who was kidnapped in Iraq in August has been found in northern Iraq, Iraqi police said on Sunday. Police said the body was found in the town of Baiji, some 112 miles north of Baghdad.
The Tom Bradley International Terminal and terminals 6, 7 and 8 at Los Angeles International Airport were reopened around noon on Saturday after a security alert shut them down. A passenger bypassed security at one terminal and two flashlight batteries ex
France hopes Islamic militants are about to free two French hostages. "All the indications we have strengthen hope for their imminent release," Interior Minister Dominique de Villepin said, welcoming home a Muslim delegation that flew to Iraq to try to he
At least 17 people have been killed and another 32 wounded as a suicide car bomber detonated his vehicle near a police academy in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Saturday. Police said the head of the bomber, with a long beard, was found among the debris after
Former President Bill Clinton was admitted to have visited a hospital to undergo tests for by-pass surgery operation within days. A source confirmed that Clinton was admitted after encountering a blockage in his arteries.
US President Bush summoned the nation toward victory over terrorism and economic security at home. "Nothing will hold us back," Bush said in a Republican National Convention acceptance speech that launched his fall re-election campaign.
The French state schools ban on Islamic headscarves and other religious symbols came into force on Thursday. Meanwhile, the kidnappers of two French journalists in Iraq threaten to kill them because of the divisive measure.
Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic might be imposed a defence lawyer by judges in the Hague tribunal. Milosevic, who was charged with genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, has been insisting on defending himself.
Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic denied manipulating his intake of medicines to try to delay proceedings in his war crimes trial. Prosecutors said he was wasting court time by not taking drugs prescribed to control his high blood pressure.
Militants in Iraq freed seven foreign truck drivers after holding them six weeks. Also Wednesday, gunmen shot at a convoy carrying former Iraqi Governing Council member Ahmad Chalabi as he returned from Najaf to attend the first meeting of Iraq's 100-memb
Nepal's prime minister appealed for calm following violent protests in the capital against the killing of 12 Nepalese hostages in Iraq. Sher Bahadur Deuba called for restraint in a nationwide address on state radio.
UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has strongly condemned the latest wave of terror across Israel and Russia and the gruesome murder of 12 Nepalese civilians in Iraq. The UN Security Council condemned the Israeli suicide bombings and "all other acts of terro
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