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Struggle to Save Trapped Polish Miners

Rescuers in Poland have worked through the night in a desperate attempt to reach 15 miners trapped after a gas blast. Eight miners were killed by the explosion, which took place one kilometre below ground at the Halemba coal mine in Ruda Slaska, 300 km so

World | November 22, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1250

German High School Hostage Drama End with 1 Dead

The man, who took hostages in a German school on Monday, is dead, police reported without clarifying how he died. He had explosives attached to his body so special units are now working to defuse them.

World | November 20, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 975

Report of Plotted Attack Mars Bush's Visit to Indonesia

The Indonesian police are investigating an unconfirmed report that a suicide bomber equipped with a belt of explosives plans to mingle with the crowds protesting against US President Bush's visit to the country, police officials said as cited by Associate

World | November 20, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1274

UK, Pakistan Forge Terror Pact

The UK and Pakistan have agreed to strengthen their ties to fight terrorism following talks between the countries' two leaders in Lahore. Prime Minister Tony Blair and President Pervez Musharraf agreed that restoring order in Afghanistan was crucial.

World | November 19, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 795

Iraq's Deputy Health Minister Kidnapped

Gunmen kidnapped Iraq's deputy health minister from his home on Sunday, the day after another prominent Shi'ite politician was shot dead amid brewing sectarian strife. A suicide bomber earlier killed 22 people in a Shi'ite town south of Baghdad after luri

World | November 19, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 898

APEC Summit Opens in Hanoi

The leaders of 21 nations are in the Vietnamese capital, Hanoi for the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation summit. Participants at the 14th APEC summit have reportedly agreed on a statement urging North Korea to give up its nuclear programme.

World | November 18, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1375

Woman Wins French Socialists' Presidential Nomination

French socialist picked early Friday morning their president runner, thus making Segilene Royale move a step closer to becoming the first female president of France. Royale crushed her two male rivals for the party's nomination in next April's election, g

World | November 17, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 734

France Bans Smoking in Public Places

The French government issued a decree on Thursday banning smoking in public places as from February 2007, but smoking in bars, nightclubs and restaurants could be allowed until January 2008. The decree puts the starting point of a new policy on smoking.

World | November 16, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2235

French Socialists Pick Presidential Candidate

French socialist deciding Thursday who will represent their party in next year's presidential elections. Three challengers are competing to win the privilege.

World | November 16, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1443

Turkey Scraps French Military Ties over Genocide Bill

Turkey has suspended all military ties with France over a French bill to make it a crime to deny Armenian "genocide". Turkish land forces commander General Ilker Basbug said this was in protest at a motion by the French National Assembly in October, which

World | November 16, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1639

Moderate Quake Hits New Zealand

A 5.0-magnitude earthquake shook New Zealand's central North Island, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damages, police said.

World | November 16, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 781

Tiny Tsunami Hits Northern Japan

A small tsunami has hit northern Japan, according to the country's meteorological agency (JMA) as quoted by BBC. A wave of 40cm height hit Nemuro port in the Japan's northernmost island of Hokkaido.

World | November 15, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3621

Iran Vows to Complete Nuclear Drive

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said his country will soon be able to celebrate the completion of its nuclear program. At a press conference in Tehran, he said Iran would possess full nuclear technology by the end of its calender year, which ends

World | November 14, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 887

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: 1208

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: 938

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: 1721

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
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