Public outrage has swept Briton after a convicted rapist won the lottery. Iorworth Hoare was on a day release from prison on Saturday and bought the winning ticket.
Fierce clashes were reported in the Iraqi holy city of Najaf between US marines and militants loyal to radical cleric Moqtada al-Sadr. The confrontation has been going on for about two weeks, apparently entering into an even more violent stage on Thursday
A car bomb exploded near an Israeli army checkpoint outside Jerusalem injuring at least three people.The Al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, a violent group with ties to Yasser Arafat 's ruling Fatah movement, claimed responsibility for the attack.
Turkish police have detained eight people allegedly linked to Kurdish rebels for bomb attacks against two hotels in Istanbul and a liquefied gas plant. A previously unknown Kurdish group claimed responsibility for the pre-dawn bomb attacks Tuesday that ki
Italy stepped up security in major cities as it faces a Sunday deadline from a group claiming an affiliation with Al Qaeda. On August 1, the group, calling itself as the Abu Hafs al-Masri Brigades, told Italy to withdraw its 3,000 troops from Iraq within
A high-profile political assassination, triggered by a new message from Osama bin Laden, will lead off the next major Al Qaeda attack, The Washington Times reported in Wednesday editions, citing US intelligence officials. US officials familiar with intell
Israeli forces raided the southern Gaza city of Khan Younis early Wednesday, firing a missile from a helicopter. At least12 people were wounded in the missile strike, three of them were in critical condition.
Gunmen killed a regional leader of one of Iraq 's largest Shiite parties in a drive-by shooting south of Baghdad. Gunmen drove up beside the car of Ali al-Khalisi, the head of Diyala province for the Supreme Council of the Islamic Revolution in Iraq, and
An escaped pet cat created a scare on a Belgian airliner, forcing the crew to turn back to Brussels 20 minutes into its journey. SN Brussels Airlines stressed the incident had been a fluke and the crew had observed all safety regulations.
Cartoon character Donald Duck received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The beaming Donald and Mickey Mouse were among those who attended the star's unveiling on the sidewalk in front of the Walt Disney-owned El Capitan Theatre and Disney store in Ho
At least four people have been killed and 40 seriously injured after a tourist bus carrying 48 passengers, most of them British, crashed in Austria. Police said that at least 27 Britons were on the bus, along with two Germans and two Russians.
US tanks pushed into Najaf's vast cemetery-turned-battlefield as helicopter gunships fired on Shiite militiamen hiding there. American patrols with loudspeakers went through the city, warning militants to leave or face death.
The Japanese company running a nuclear power plant where four employees died on Monday is being investigated on suspicion of negligence. Kansai Electric Power admitted it was told last year that a cooling pipe which burst was a safety threat.
US President George Bush has chosen Congressman Porter Goss to be the new director of the CIA. Goss, a Republican who heads the House of Representatives intelligence committee, is to replace George Tenet, who resigned as CIA chief last month.
Israel was on collision course with US again after it approved the construction of hundreds of new houses in one of the largest and most controversial of the West Bank settlements. Just days after the government received a slap on the wrist over plans for
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