UN, EU, US Urge Hamas to Disarm

Western nations are united in insisting that Hamas must renounce violence. EU Foreign Ministers who met in Brussels Monday afternoon said the European Union is strongly considering cutting off aid to the Palestinian Authority if Hamas does not commit itse

World | January 30, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 529

Bird Flu Death Confirmed in Iraq

An Iraqi Kurdish teenage girl has died of the H5N1 strain of bird flu, the Iraqi health minister says. Abdel Mutalib Mohammed Ali said the diagnosis had been confirmed, despite initial reports from a WHO laboratory saying test results were negative.

World | January 30, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 523

Poland Mourns Roof Collapse Victims

Poland has begun three days of mourning after a trade hall collapsed in the city of Katowice, killing at least 67 people and injuring many more. Authorities were turning their attention Monday to demolishing the rest of the building, after rescuers have

World | January 30, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 902

Finns Re-elect President Halonen

Incumbent Tarja Halonen has won a second six-year term in Finland's presidential run-off election by an extremely narrow margin. President Halonen, the country's first woman leader, beat off Conservative challenger Sauli Niinisto with 51.

World | January 30, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 590

Berlusconi Vows Sexual Abstinence till Election

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has promised to give up sex until the April 9 general election. "I promise two and a half months of complete sexual abstinence until April 9," the daily Il Giornale cited Berlusconi as saying.

World | January 29, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1273

Saddam's Trial adjourned until Wed

The trial of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has been adjourned until at least Wednesday, Deutsche Welle reported. This became clear just hours after Saddam walked out of the courtroom following a heated exchange with the judge.

World | January 29, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 361

Hamas Refuse To Disarm

Islamic militant group Hamas has refused to disarm after being invited to form government, and its leader Khaled Meshal announced Saturday that the group would not give in to pressure to recognize Israel. A Palestinian army should be formed to protect the

World | January 28, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 385

Strong Quake Rocks Indonesia

A 7.7-magnitude undersea earthquake rocked eastern Indonesia early Saturday, the USGeological Survey said.

World | January 27, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 412

Hamas Invited to Form Govt

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas announced that he will ask Islamic militant group Hamas to form a new government after its election victory. Hamas took 76 out of the 132 seats in the landmark poll, beating ruling Fatah faction.

World | January 27, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 701

Czech Senate Oks Same-Sex Marriages

The upper chamber of the Czech parliament gave the green light to legalizing the status of same-sex couples. Forty-five of the 65 lawmakers present in the 81-seat Senate voted in favour of the law, 14 were against.

World | January 27, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1602

Hamas Slashes Majority, Palestinian PM Resigns

Militant group Hamas won Thursday the Palestinian parliamentary election. Three exit polls had forecast a slim Fatah victory, indicating that Hamas was set to win at least 53 of the 132 seats against 58 for Fatah.

World | January 26, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 894

Actor Chris Penn Found Dead

Actor Chris Penn, the younger brother of Sean Penn, has been found dead at his home in Santa Monica, California. Penn, 40, starred in Reservoir Dogs as Nice Guy Eddie Cabot, as well as Mulholland Falls and Rush Hour.

World | January 25, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 703

Montenegro Mourns, Train Crash Toll Exceeds 40

At least 41 people have died and more than 180 have been injured after a passenger train plunged into a ravine in Serbia-Montenegro, officials say. More than 300 people were riding in the train from the northern town of Bijelo Polje to the port town of Ba

World | January 24, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 795

Building Collapses in Kenya, Many Hurt

A four-storey building has collapsed in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, leaving dozens of people injured. Rescuers are digging through the rubble with their bare hands and there are chaotic scenes, a BBC correspondent reports from the scene.

World | January 23, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 413

Pope Assailant to Remain Behind Bars Till 2010

Mehmet Ali Agca, the man who attempted to kill Pope John Paul II and murdered a prominent Turkish journalist, will be released from prison in 2010, Anatolia news agency reported. On Friday a court ruled that Agca should return to prison to serve more tim

World | January 23, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 756

French Woman Tests Negative for Bird Flu

The woman, who was hospitalized Saturday in the French southern city of Montpellier with symptoms of avian flu, has tested negative, doctors said. "All the tests are negative.

World | January 23, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1431

Zarqawi In Hiding Near Baghdad

Abu Musab Al Zarqawi, who is wanted in several countries for attacks he allegedly carried out for the Al Qaeda terrorist organization, is in hiding close to Bagdhad, media claim. Iraqi military services are aware of his hideout in the Diyala province, acc

World | January 22, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 538

Arctic Weather Kills 40 in Russia

Arctic temperatures gripping most of Russia have claimed the lives of forty people, as the country experiences one of its coldest winter for the past decades. There are fears that the real death toll is much higher than the reported cold deaths.

World | January 21, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1101

US Rejects bin Laden's "Truce" Offer

The United States rejected the "long-term truce" offered in a purported bin Laden's audiotaped message, which also threatened the country with new terrorist attacks. "The war against America and its allies will not be confined to Iraq," the voice on the t

World | January 20, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 920

Seven Freeze to Death in Moscow

Seven people have died of hypothermia in Russia's Moscow in the night before Friday. A total of 22 were hospitalized suffering from the chilling night-time temperatures that dropped to 29C below zero.

World | January 20, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 797

New Bin Laden Tape Warns of More Attacks on US

Osama Bin Laden has announced that the US should expect new terrorist attacks, the BBC reported. The Al-Qaeda leader issued this warning in a new tape, aired on Arab TV station Al Jazeera.

World | January 19, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 662
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