The United Kingdom has launched compulsory tests for immigrants who want to become British citizens. The "Life in the UK" test covers government, society and practical issues and costs 34 pounds.
Authorities in Canada have detected the bird flu virus in 33 wild ducks during a survey along migratory flight paths in seven Canadian provinces. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) said in a statement that 28 wild ducks in Quebec and five in Manit
A car bomb exploded in the southern Iraqi city of Basra, and there are fears many people could be dead. The blast went off in a busy area filled with shops and restaurants, many of them packed with people out for the evening during the Ramadan festivities
The United Nations Security Council has adopted a resolution against Syria. The resolution demands that Damascus fully cooperate with the UN investigation into the murder of Lebanon's former Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri.
Forty people were reported dead and twenty wounded following a US aircraft raid on an Iraqi settlement near the Syrian border. A US military spokesman said the raid in Karabila, close to the town of Qaim, was a precision strike on an al Qaeda leader and w
The parrot Koki of the former Yugoslav leader Josip Broz Tito has been put under quarantine as a precautionary measure following the bird flu cases reported in Croatia, DPA reported. The Croatian media reported that Koki has been quarantined along with ot
A top aide to the US vice-president has resigned after being charged with perjury over an investigation into the unmasking of a covert CIA agent. Lewis Libby, chief-of-staff to Dick Cheney, was also charged with obstruction of justice and making false st
Greece celebrates the so called "No - Day", a national holiday marking the Greek army's resistance against the attacks by Italian fascists lead by Benito Mussolini in 1940. The day is called after the Greek defenders who stated a firm "no" to the attacks.
Bird flu cases have been registered in Kosovo, Belgrade radio B-92 reported, underlining that the information is unofficial and that there is still no conformation from the UN mission in the region. The Belgrade radio announced that in the Kosovo village
A fire broke out early on Thursday in a prison complex for drug smugglers and illegal immigrants at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport, killing 11 people and injuring 15. Officials said a number of detainees escaped during the fire.
UK Prime Minister Tony Blair is to set out his plans for the final two months of the UK's European Union presidency. He is expected to tell the EU to stop looking in on itself and remind MEPs about the competition it faces from countries such as India and
The strain of the bird flu virus leathal to humans has been found in Croatia, the European Union has announced. The virus, also known as avian flu, was discovered in wild swans found dead at a pond in eastern Croatia last week.
Iraqis have approved a new constitution, according to official results from a nationwide referendum. In the October 15 vote 78% backed the key document and 21% opposed it, electoral commission officials have announced.
Finnish melodic metal band Nightwish ended their tour "Once" bidding goodbye to their singer Tarja Turunen, the band announced. Right after the show, the rest of the band served Turunen a letter explaining their reasons for parting ways.
Hurricane Wilma has left Mexico's Gulf coast after pounding the Yucatan peninsula for more than 48 hours, BBC reported. Wilma has weakened and was heading north in the Gulf of Mexico but could intensify as it approaches Florida's west coast, say forecaste
A Nigerian airliner with 117 passengers and crew on board crashed after takeoff from Lagos, officials said, and it was unclear Sunday if there were any survivors. The plane went down in Oyo state north of Lagos.
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