A blaze in a crowded nightclub in Argentina's capital Buenos Aires killed at least 169 people and injured 400, city officials said on Friday.
The Ukrainian cabinet cancelled a planned meeting after the opposition barred Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych from entering the government compound. Earlier, the opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko urged his supporters to prevent the meeting of what he c
Insurgents lured Iraqi policemen to a house in west Baghdad and set off a huge amount of explosives, killing at least 29 people, seven of them police. The ambush happened in the ramshackle Ghazalia district after police received a tip-off about a militant
The Ukrainian Central Electoral Committee declared Viktor Yushchenko the winner of the December 26 presidential election, giving him a mandate to strengthen the economy and build closer ties with the European Union. Yushchenko took 51.
At least 27 people were killed in Iraq Tuesday as insurgents carried multiple attacks on police stations. The assaults took place in different locations inside the dangerous Sunni triangle, including Mosul, Baqouba and Tikrit.
In an audiotape broadcast Monday by Al-Jazeera satellite television, a man purported to be Osama bin Laden endorsed Abu Musab al-Zarqawi as his deputy in Iraq. The voice on the tape condemned January 30 elections in Iraq to elect a national assembly that
Israel released 159 Palestinian prisoners Monday as a gesture to the new Palestinian leadership. Interim Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas welcomed the release but said Israel must free those sentenced to lengthy terms.
At least 13 people have been killed in a car bomb targeting one of Iraq's top Shia political leaders. Thirty-nine people were wounded in the attack outside offices of the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (Sciri) in Baghdad.
The grandson of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej was among those killed by a tsunami that hit southern Thailand, Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra said on Monday. The body of Bhumi Jensen, 21, was found by rescue workers near Khao Lak beach.
The runner-up to Hamid Karzai in Afghanistan's historic presidential elections has congratulated the Afghan leader on the formation of his Cabinet and said he is in the process of forming an opposition political party. Yunus Qanooni said that he had deep
An unmanned cargo ship docked at the international space station early Sunday, carrying badly needed food for a crew that had been forced to ration dwindling supplies.The Progress M-51, also carrying Christmas presents from families and friends, moored at
A Frenchman topped the world's new tallest building, Taipei 101 in Taiwan. Alain Robert, 42, who calls himself "Spiderman", reached the top of the 508m tower for four hours, defying persistent rain and strong winds.
The Islamic Jihad movement said Tuesday the United States had forced its Web site host to close down Jihad Web sites. A statement sent to UPI by the Jihad media office in Gaza said the Ukrainian host had been forced by the US Defense Department to shut th
British Prime Minister Tony Blair surprisingly traveled to Iraq Tuesday, and met with interim Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi. At the so-called Green Zone in Baghdad, Blair also held talks with the US commander of the multinational force, Gen.
Rival presidential candidates in Ukraine clashed in a live TV debate - days before Sunday's re-run of the disputed election. Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych, whose victory last month was declared illegal because of fraud, was facing opposition leader Vik
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