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Bus Blast Kills 8 in Russia

Eight people have been killed and twenty njured when an explosion tore through a bus in the Samara region of southern Russia, Russian news agencies reported. The blast occurred on a public transport bus at a junction in the small town of Tolyatti, RIA-No

World | October 31, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1453

Chad Charges 16 Europeans in Alleged Kidnapping of African Children

Prosecutors in Chad have brought attempted kidnapping charges against six employees of a French aid group and three French journalists over a thwarted flight that was to take 103 supposed Darfuri orphans to Europe, media reports said Tuesday.

World | October 30, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1035

Indonesian President Launches Debut Album

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has found a new use for his presidential pen, composing an album of 10 heartfelt songs for release across the nation this week. My Longing for You, a 50-minute album released on compact disc, features pop son

World | October 30, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1002

UK, US Embassies in Baku "Under Threat"

Reacting to unspecified threats, Britain on Monday closed its embassy in Baku, Azerbaijan, and the United States reduced its embassy's operations in the central Asian nation, CNN reported.

World | October 29, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1413

Israel's PM Has Prostate Cancer

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has said he will have surgery for prostate cancer, but he added it had been caught early and he would remain in office, BBC reported. Olmert, 62, has led Israel since 2006 when Ariel Sharon had a massive stroke that has

World | October 29, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 969

Russia's "Chessboard" Serial Killer Gets Life Sentence

A Moscow court on Monday sentenced a man convicted of 48 murders to life imprisonment, ending one of Russia's worst serial killer cases.

World | October 29, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1344

Argentine First Lady Succeeds Husband in Presidency

First Lady Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner declared victory Sunday night as election returns showed her leading all rivals in her bid to succeed her husband and become the country's first female president. Fernandez, 54, a longtime federal senator and wif

World | October 29, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1262

Nobel Prize Winner Arthur Kornberg Dies at 89

Doctor Arthur Kornberg, winner of the 1959 Nobel Prize for a groundbreaking discovery about DNA and considered one of the pioneers in the field of human genetics, has died Friday at the age of 89. Kornberg, who became chairman of Stanford University's bi

World | October 28, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1207

Moderate Earthquake Rattles South-western Greece

A 5-strong earthquake rattled Saturday the southwestern part of Greece, affecting areas ravaged by deadly August forest fires, Darik Radio reported. There were no immediate reports of casualties or serious damage.

World | October 27, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1703

Air France Strike Disrupts 30% of Flights

A five-day Air France strike that began Thursday has brought more disruption than expected, cancelling 30% of its flights. The strike, scheduled to end Monday night, has been called by flight attendants over issues of pay and working conditions.

World | October 26, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1712

Superjumbo Departure to Singapore Indefinitely Delayed by Storm

A storm delayed the departure of the world's biggest airliner on its return trip to Singapore on Friday after its historic maiden flight to Sydney. The delay of the flight, which had been scheduled to leave at 4.

World | October 26, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1974

Turkey Says 64 Suspect Rebels Killed Near Border

Turkey has boosted threats that it is running out of patience with the Kurdish rebels, saying at least 64 suspects rebels have been killed this week. The killed suspects included more than 30 poised to attack a military unit on the border on Tuesday, Tur

World | October 25, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1504

US Steps Up Sanctions on Iran

The US has slapped new sanctions on Iran for supporting terrorists and pursuing nuclear activities, CNN reported.

World | October 25, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1229

Phenomenal Superjumbo Lands in Sydney

The world's largest passenger plane has landed Thursday in Australia's capital city of Sydney on its first commercial flight, after a seven-hour journey from Singapore, BBC reported.

World | October 25, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1878

World's Biggest Passenger Aircraft Takes off for 1st Flight

World's biggest passenger plane Airbus SAS A380 took off for its first flight from Singapore to Sydney after an 18-month delay, Bloomberg reported Thursday. The commercial operations with the aircraft have been launched by Asia's most profitable carrier

World | October 25, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 17829

Bush Urges Congress to Maintain Cuba Embargo

US President George Bush ruled out any easing of his country's trade embargo on Cuba, CNN reported Thursday. "As long as the regime maintains its monopoly over the political and economic life of the Cuban people, the United States will keep the embargo i

World | October 25, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1482

Russia "Chessboard Killer" Found Guilty of 48 Murders

A Russian shop assistant has been found guilty of 48 murders, which he once said he recorded on a chessboard, BBC reported.

World | October 24, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1473

California Fires Cause Half a Million to Flee Homes

Fierce wildfires raged across Southern California on Tuesday, forcing half a million people to flee in the state's largest evacuation. Another 60,000 homes were threatened as night fell.

World | October 24, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1385

Osama Bin Laden Calls on Iraq Fighters to Unite in New Audio Tape

Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden has urged fighter groups in Iraq to unify their ranks in a newly released audio tape, BBC reported Tuesday.

World | October 23, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2395

Iraq Agrees to Help Turkey with PKK

Iraq has agreed to actively help Turkey deal with the "menace" of Kurdish PKK rebels in northern Iraq, the country's foreign minister has said, as cited by BBC. Hoshyar Zebari said tensions with Ankara would be resolved through dialogue and no-one would

World | October 23, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1138

California Wildfires Destroy at Least 576 Homes

At least 576 homes and 102 commercial buildings have been destroyed and more than 15,000 additional houses are threatened as wildfires continue raging in Southern California, Bloomberg reported Tuesday. At least one person was killed and another four inj

World | October 23, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1447
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