The owner of the Buenos Aires nightclub where 183 people burned in a fire on December 31 was brought to court. Omar Cnaban refused to answer to the questions of the court.
The outgoing Ukrainian President, Leonid Kuchma, formally accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych. Yanukovych resigned his post on December 31, after rival candidate Viktor Yushchenko was declared the winner of the re-run presidential
The United Nations children's agency, Unicef, urged the international community to prioritise youngsters made orphans by the tsunami disaster. Unicef head Carol Bellamy made the plea ahead of a donors' meeting on Thursday.
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas called Israel "the Zionist enemy" for the first time on Tuesday after an Israeli tank killed seven Palestinian youths in a Gaza strawberry field. This statement was certain to stir concerns in Israel where images of Abbas
US Secretary of State Colin Powell pledged America's full support in the Asian quake and tsunami relief effort. He was speaking in Thailand at the start of a visit of the worst affected nations, before attending a summit on the crisis in Jakarta on Thursd
Badly-needed relief efforts on the Indonesian island of Sumatra have been hit by an accident at a key airport. The airport in Banda Aceh was closed early on Tuesday after a plane carrying supplies hit a cow on the runway.
US President George Bush recruited two former presidents, his father and Bill Clinton, to launch a joint appeal to the American people for emergency donations to victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami. They stood side by side in the White House's Roosevelt R
The referendum in France on the European Union Constitution will take place "before summer", the French President Jacques Chirac said. In a national address broadcast late Friday, Chirac said: 'In 2005, you will have the future of this Europe in your hand
A suicide bomber driving a taxi killed two people near the headquarters of interim Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi's party in Baghdad on Monday. The bomber tried to target a security checkpoint on the road leading to the party's offices in western Baghda
A video tape found in Baghdad following the collapse of Saddam Hussein's regime shows a former manager of the Al-Jazeera satellite channel thanking one of Saddam's sons for his support and telling him that "Al-Jazeera is your channel," the Asharq al-Awsat
Croatia's presidential election will go to a run-off after no candidate garnered more than 50% in Sunday's election. Incumbent President Stipe Mesic, who attracted 49% of the vote, will face Deputy Prime Minister Jadranka Kosor in the second round on 16 J
An earthquake with a magnitude of 7 shook Saturday South Eastern Sumatra in Indonesia, sending residents in two cities running in panic from their houses. It was centred beneath the Indian Ocean about 40 miles south of the province's capital of Bengkulu.
An Israeli aircraft fired a missile near Khan Younis in the Gaza Strip early Friday, killing two Palestinians, hospital officials said. An Israeli military spokeswoman said the Israeli air force identified two armed Palestinians and opened fire on them, h
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.
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