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Russian Oil Fund Head Shot Fatally in Moscow

The general director of the National Oil Institute Fund has been shot dead Tuesday in Moscow, Itar-Tass news agency said, citing local prosecutors. Zelimkhan Magomedov, 50, was shot twice in the head in Tuesday in southwest Moscow.

World | November 14, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1207

EU Debates Role in Afghanistan

European Union foreign and defense ministers meeting in Brussels today are expected to engage in a heated debate about the 25-member bloc's future role in Afghanistan. Before the meeting, the NATO general secretary Jaap de Hoop Scheffer sharply criticized

World | November 13, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 936

Scores Killed in South Africa Train Crash

At least 20 people were killed in South Africa after a train collided with a truck carrying farm workers. South African broadcaster SABC informed the truck was crossing rail tracks near Somerset West, just outside Cape Town.

World | November 13, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1021

Dalai Lama Wants Mercy for Saddam

Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama called upon the Iraqis to spare the life of Saddam Hussein, because the former president could still be redeemed. "However horrible an act a person may have committed, everyone has the potential to improve and correct

World | November 12, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 755

Gas Pipeline Explodes in US Killing 1

An interstate natural gas pipeline exploded in the United States, killing the construction worker who struck it with a bulldozer. The pipeline, owned by El Paso Corp.

World | November 12, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 608

Al-Qaeda Targeting Europe at Christmas

Al-Qaeda may be plotting attacks on European airlines and railways over the holidays, CBS News reported. The terror alert emerged from interrogations of Al-Qaeda suspects, according to the network.

World | November 11, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1720

Robert Gates Appointed US Defence Secretary

Robert Gates was named Wednesday by US President George W. Bush to replace Donald Rumsfeld as defence secretary.

World | November 9, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 716

Terrorist Threat Causes Panic at India's Airports

India has placed a terror alert on its airports after receiving a letter from Al-Qaeda. The letter, found in the trashcan of a southern Indian airport, warns of possible car bomb attacks.

World | November 9, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 898

Serbia Proclaims New Constitution

Serbia's parliament officially promulgated country's new Constitution on Wednesday, Serbian media reported. President Boris Tadic, PM Vojislav Kostunica, Serbian Patriarch Pavle, diplomats, politics and representatives of the Constitutional and Supreme Co

World | November 8, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1065

Democrats Seize Control of US Senate

The US Democratic Party won control of the House of Representatives in the mid-term elections. The White House conceded the Democrats had picked up the 15 net seats needed to wrest power from the Republicans - for the first time in 12 years.

World | November 8, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1711

US Votes on Mid-Term Elections

US citizens vote Tuesday on crucial mid-term elections to the United States Congress. Thousands of voters have already cast their ballots, taking advantage of an early voting system.

World | November 7, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1100

Tornado Kills 9 in Japan

A tornado raging through a town on northern Japan's island of Hokkaido has taken the lives of at least nine people. A total of three are still missing and there are over ten injured by the twister.

World | November 7, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 894

EU Airline Security Measures Cause Passenger Chaos on Airports

The new security measures on EU airports that came into effect Monday caused great chaos among passengers, as people were still unclear about the new rules. There is a delay of all flights from France and Italy.

World | November 6, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 876

Torrential Rains Flood Villages in Portugal

Torrential rains flooded several villages in Central and Southern Portugal forcing over 150 people out of their homes, officials said. Residents of Tomar, which is 150 km north of Lisbon were evacuated after the Nabao River overflowed, civil defense offic

World | November 6, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1024

China Makes Major Pledges to Africa

At the start of a major summit China has announced that it wants to do more in the next three years to promote development in Africa. President Hu Jintao said his country will offer USD 5 B in loans and credits, and double aid to Africa by 2009.

World | November 4, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 788

Gazprom Proposes Price Hike for Georgia

Russia's gas monopoly Gazprom is seeking to more than double gas prices for Georgia next year. A company official said Gazprom planned to charge Georgia USD 230 per 1,000 cubic metres, up from the current price of USD 110, DW reported.

World | November 2, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1018

Winter Surprises Germany Causing Traffic Jams, Accidents

Snowfalls and frozen roads surprised Germans in the south and southeastern parts of the country on Thursday, causing an increased number of traffic accidents and huge jams. After a sunny, warm October, Germans weren't ready for the drastic drop in tempera

World | November 2, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 930

Scores Dead in Turkish Floods

At least 20 people have died in severe flooding across southeastern Turkey, many swept away by deluges caused by overnight torrential rain. BBC reported victims include a party of 14 wedding guests travelling in a minibus from Diyarbakir to neighbouring M

World | November 1, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 953

China Reviews Death Penalty

China says thousands of death sentences each year will reviewed by the Supreme People's Court from January to prevent wrongful convictions. Last year, China executed at least 1,770 people, according to Amnesty International, more than in all other nations

World | October 31, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 545

N Korea Talks to Resume

Six-party talks on North Korea's nuclear program are to resume soon after a diplomatic breakthrough was reached at an informal meeting in Beijing between North Korea, China and the US. The talks stalled a year ago after Pyongyang pulled out in protest at

World | October 31, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 826

Molotov Cocktail Bombs Explode in Athens' School

Unknown individuals threw improvised explosive devices of the Molotov type at a school in Athens, Greek ANA-MPA reported. The school's security guards said the perpetrators threw the bombs from the street.

World | October 30, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 871
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