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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

8 Turkish Troops Missing after Deadly Raid

Eight Turkish troops are still missing after an attack by Kurdish rebels on Sunday that left 12 troops dead, BBC reported, citing the Turkish military. The statement came as a news agency believed to be linked to the rebels named seven of the missing tro

World | October 22, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1639

Delhi's Deputy Mayor Falls from Terrace after Monkey Attack, Dies

Indian capital Delhi's deputy mayor has died a day after he fell from his home's terrace in an attempt of fighting off a horde of wild monkeys, BBC reported Monday.

World | October 22, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1698

Wildfires Rage in California, at Least 1 Killed

Wildfires continue raging in a dozen areas around Los Angeles and San Diego, threatening homes, forcing evacuations and taking the life of at least one person, CNN reported on Monday. About 17 people were injured in the blazes.

World | October 22, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1470

Opposition Wins Parliamentary Elections in Poland after Big Turnout

A pro-business opposition party has enjoyed an overwhelming victory in Sunday's parliamentary elections in Poland, according to exit polls, cited by CNN. Figures showed on state television revealed 43.

World | October 22, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1174

Dozens Killed in Turkey Border Clashes

A total 35 people, including 12 soldiers, were killed as the Turkish military clashed with Kurdish rebels near the border with Iraq and Iran, the BBC reported on Sunday.

World | October 21, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1643

Iran's Top Nuclear Negotiator Resigns

Iranian top nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani had resigned for "personal reasons", a government spokesman said Saturday, cited by CNN. Such a step is seen as a victory for hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that could bring about an even tougher stance

World | October 20, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1158

Boat Overturns off Mexico's Shore, 24 "Migrants" Dead

The bodies of 24 men, believed to be illegal migrants, have been washed ashore in the Mexican state of Oaxaca after their boat capsized on Saturday, BBC reported.

World | October 20, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1228

Plane Crashes into Residential Building in Canada, Pilot Killed

A small plane crashed against the ninth floor of an apartment building, killing the pilot and injuring another two people, local media reported Saturday. Fire crews evacuated the 15-story apartment building in the Vancouver suburb of Richmond immediately

World | October 20, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1721

Death Toll Rises to 136 in Suicide Bombing against Bhutto's Convoy in Karachi

A total of 136 people have been killed in the suicide bombing against the former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's convoy in Karachi, CNN reported. More than 387 other were injured after two bombs exploded among the crowds that were celebrating t

World | October 19, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1602

Interpol-Wanted Canadian Pedophile Suspect Seized in Thailand

Interpol-wanted Canadian teacher suspected of sexually abusing young boys in photos posted on Internet was arrested in Thailand, CNN reported Friday. Christopher Paul Neil was taken into custody early Friday in the town of Nakhon Ratchafima, where he was

World | October 19, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 9626

Attack on Bhutto's Convoy in Karachi, at Least 120 Killed

More than 120 people have been killed after two bombs exploded among crowds in Karachi that were celebrating the return of the former Pakistani PM Benazir Bhutto, BBC reported Friday.

World | October 19, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1687

US President Bush Warns of World War III

US President George Bush warned the world Wednesday that Iran must be barred from building nuclear weapons to prevent "World War III," CNBC reported.

World | October 18, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2893

Sarkozys Split Official

After weeks of growing rumours of an irrevocable split between French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Cecilia, the divorce was officially confirmed on October 18 by a statement of the Elysee Palace.

World | October 18, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1119

Ex-PM Bhutto Arrives in Pakistan, Throngs Welcome Her

Pakistan's ex-Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has arrived in Karachi after eight years of self-imposed exile, BBC reported.

World | October 18, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2152

France Wakes Up to Transport Chaos

France is facing transport chaos on Thursday because of a nationwide one-day strike by public transport workers that has left the country with almost no train, bus or metro services.

World | October 18, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1255

Macedonia Buries Star Tose Proeski

Macedonian pop star Tose Proeski, who died tragically in a car crash in Croatia, was buried on Wednesday with full state honors in front of thousands of mourners. Proeski, one of the most popular artists in the Balkans, was buried in his hometown of Krus

World | October 17, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 7319

Macedonian Star Proeski was Asleep during Deadly Crash, Police Blames Driver

Macedonian pop star Tose Proeski, who was killed in a car crash on a Croatian motorway in the early hours on Tuesday, was asleep in the passenger seat during the deadly accident, police said.

World | October 17, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 8397
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