China's north-western region of Qinghai has been struck by a magnitude 6.6 earthquake.
Talks over North Korea's nuclear weapons program may begin as early as next week, reported South Korea's news service Wednesday. It will take place in Beijing with China acting as a full participant in the negotiations.
Abu Abbas, a convicted Palestinian terrorist who masterminded the 1985 hijacking of the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro on which a wheelchair-bound American was killed, has been captured by U.S.
The mystery SARS, severe acute respiratory syndrome virus, has killed nine more people in Hong Kong- the largest one-day death toll since the mystery decease took its first victims last month, reported CNN. Tuesday's deaths bring the number of SARS victim
The European Parliament voted in favor of a document calling for a more effective European Security and Defense Policy in Strasburg, April 15. Some of the measures enhancing security in the report are a common defense budget, a mutual defense clause and a
The European Union (EU) lifted the ban on the visa of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko. The decision came from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), after it was allowed to return to Belarus.
The man who killed Dutch anti-immigration politician Pim Fortuyn - the then leader of the Pim Fortuyn List (LPF) - has been jailed for 18 years. 33-year-old Volkert van der Graaf was spared a life sentence, the court ruling that Van der Graaf should recei
The first civilian-run elections partial results give President Olusegun Obasanjo's People's Democratic Party (PDP) a good start. On Monday, 124 of the House of Representatives seats had been declared, with the PDP winning 69 of them.
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat has rejected a list of cabinet members selected by Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas, say Palestinian sources. Sources say Mr Abbas - a leading moderate also known as Abu Mazen - has demoted senior supporters of Mr Arafat and t
Police in Venezuela say a bomb has exploded in the capital, Caracas, in the building where an agreement was reached hours earlier about a referendum on the mandate of President Hugo Chavez. A police spokesman, Carlos Medina, said no-one was injured in the
Hungarians voted 'yes' to EU, according to first results from Saturday's referendum. With more than 99% of ballots counted, returns showed about 84% of voters backing entry, the Hungarian Electoral Committee announced.
Two people in China's remote northern region of Inner Mongolia have died from the mystery Sars illness, reinforcing fears about the spread of the disease. The Chinese news agency reported that 10 cases were reported in the regional capital of Hohhot.
A referendum is taking place in Hungary on European Union accession - the third of the 10 countries invited to join in May next year to put the question to a vote. All four of the parties represented in the Hungarian parliament are in favour of accession,
Dr Thomas Butler, a Texas professor has been charged with smuggling illegal bacteria and lying to officials over the reported disappearance of 30 vials of deadly bubonic plague bacteria from his laboratory. Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation
Concorde flights are to end after more than three decades of luxury travel. British Airways and Air France made simultaneous announcements that they would be permanently grounding the famous supersonic airliners this year.
At least 28 people, mostly children, have been killed as a fire has swept through a boarding school for deaf and dumb children in Makhachkala, the capital of the southern republic of Dagestan. More than 100 others had been injured in the blaze.
Fourteen Kashmiri Hindus have fled the village of Nadimarg in Indian-administered Kashmir, the scene of a massacre by unidentified gunmen two weeks ago. Earlier this week the police had prevented villagers from leaving.
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