Twenty passengers were evacuated from a faulty airplane at the airport in Barcelona. The retractable wheels of the airplane that was flying from Bilbao to Barcelona jammed during landing.
A Vatican spokesman said the Holy See would accept any ruling of the Turkish court over the release of Ali Agca, the man who shot and seriously wounded Pope John Paul II in May 1981. A Turkish court has ordered that Mehmet Ali Agca, 48, is freed on parole
A US helicopter has crashed in northern Iraq, killing all 12 people onboard, the US military has said. Eight passengers and four crew died in the crash, and an investigation is still trying to find out what downed the machine.
Pope Benedict XVI performed the first baptisms of his pontificate on Sunday. The pontiff baptized ten newborns at the Sistine Chapel, continuing a tradition of late Pope John Paul II to personally welcome some of the newest members of the Roman Catholic C
Iranian court has sentenced a teenager to death by hanging after she tried to defend herself from a rapist, media said Saturday. Nazanin, aged 18, confessed to killing a man unintentionally when he and two accomplices tried to rape her and her younger nie
Charles Kennedy, leader of the UK Liberal Democrat Party announced his resignation Saturday, two days after admitting to an alcohol issue. Kennedy, 46, had been under mounting pressure from colleagues since his drinking problem was confirmed.
An American journalist has been kidnapped in Baghdad and the accompanying translator was slain by the abductors. The journalist's identity was not immediately revealed, but it is known that he/she was on the way to interview the head of the Sunni coalitio
British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw has landed in Iraq on a surprising diplomatic visit. He is set to meet local politicians at the British base in Basra, to the south of the country, to discuss issues including Iraq's political future.
Suicide bombers carried out twin assaults on one of Shiite Islam's most sacred sites and a police recruitment center, killing at least 134 people and wounding hundreds, Iraqi officials said. Five American soldiers were also killed by a roadside bomb in th
Just one of the 12 trapped miners found in a US coal mine on Wednesday has survived, reports from the US say. CNN said only one man - critically ill and rushed to hospital - had been found alive by rescuers, just hours after news all had been found safe.
Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has told his lawyers that he wants to be shot by firing squad, not hanged, if sentenced to death during his murder trial, the Washington Times reported. The trial will be resumed later this month in Baghdad.
US President George Bush is starting his sixth year in office with a flurry of activity designed to trumpet upturns in the economy, defend US action in Iraq and challenge critics who claim his methods of fighting terrorists infringe on civil liberties. On
The Israeli air force has fired a missile at a building in Gaza used by the governing Palestinian party, Fatah. Israel said it targeted a building in Khan Yunis used by the Fatah-linked militants, al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades.
Poland has become the first former Warsaw Pact country to take responsibility for patrolling the air space of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. Polish pilots took over the rotating NATO mission from the US at a ceremony in northern Lithuania.
About 12 Shia Muslims have been killed by insurgents who broke into their homes south of Baghdad, officials say. The victims were reported to be members of the same extended family, living in the mainly Sunni town of Latifiya, about 30km south of Baghdad.
Israel has shelled a newly declared buffer zone in northern Gaza, soon after warning Palestinians they could be shot if they entered it. The Israeli-imposed restrictions came into effect on Wednesday and blasts were heard within minutes.
The operation to free hostages in the Beslan school siege was full of "failures and shortcomings", says an official investigating the 2004 crisis. Alexander Torshin, the man leading a federal parliamentary commission inquiry, gave parliament an update of
A mass grave has been discovered in the predominantly Shia city of Karbala south of Baghdad, Iraqi police said. Dozens of bodies have reportedly been found, apparently those of Shia rebels killed by Saddam Hussein's army after its defeat in the 1991 Gulf
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