A moderate earthquake shook most of Southern California early Sunday. There were no immediate reports of any injuries or damage, authorities said.
The French journalist and her Iraqi driver, who were taken hostage in Baghdad in January, have been released as early as on Saturday, French newspaper Liberation said. Florence Aubenas and her Iraqi driver, Hussein Hanun al-Saadi, were taken hostage after
The three Romanian reporters freed in Iraq last month said they had been held in the same place as the French journalist. Since their release on May 22, the Romanian journalists had perseveringly refused to talk about their time in captivity so as not to
The French journalist and her Iraqi driver, who were taken hostage in Baghdad in January, have been released. Earlier in the day the head of the media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) assured the two were alive and "things are progressing".
Four Palestinians, convicted of murder, were executed before sunrise after they make confessions in a Gaza City court. Three men were hanged and the fourth was killed by a firing squad, an Interior Ministry spokesman said.
At least four Iraqis have been injured after a suicide car bomber blew himself up outside the Slovakian Embassy in southern Baghdad on Saturday. The suicide bomber detonated the vehicle and killed himself.
Finance ministers from the Group of Eight industrialized nations agreed on Saturday to write off more than USD 40 B of African debts. British Finance Minister Gordon Brown said the deal would provide 100 percent write-offs "immediately" for 18 countries a
Eleven people have been killed and 29 others injured after a car bomb exploded overnight in a street in a Shia area of Baghdad. This is said to be the worst case of violence since the launch of the Operation Lightning on 29 May, aimed at hunting down anti
The Briton, who hacked into top-security US military computers, was looking for proves that America had covered up UFO visits to the Earth. Gary McKinnon, 39, is alleged to have hacked into 97 systems belonging to the US Army, Navy and Air Force, the Pent
The United States announced Friday financial aid resumption in Serbia. The lifting of the five-month halt on a USD 10 M aid package comes as the result of the Balkan country's expanded cooperation with the International War Crimes tribunal in the Hague.
The bodies of 16 people who were killed execution-style have been discovered in western Iraq. Police said that 22 Iraqi soldiers from the mainly Shi'ite south were kidnapped after leaving their base in the town of Qaim, a stronghold of the Sunni Muslim in
The head of Bolivia's Supreme Court - Eduardo Rodriguez - has been sworn in as interim president to succeed the outgoing Carlos Mesa. Mesa offered to resign after weeks of crippling street protests that threatened to paralyze the South American country.
Italian aid worker Clementina Cantoni has been released nearly a month after being taken hostage in Afghanistan, according to the Afghani Interior Ministry. "She has just been released," said a ministry spokesman adding she was "fine.
Israel's Supreme Court has okayed the government's plan to withdraw from the Gaza Strip, world media announced on Thursday. The withdrawal, which should begin in August, was challenged by Jewish settlers saying the plan was a violation of their human righ
Pope Benedict XVI has condemned same-sex unions as anarchic "pseudo-matrimony" and reaffirmed the Catholic Church's opposition to abortion. The pontiff repeatedly referred to marriage as a union between man and woman in an address to a conference of the D
Bolivia's President Carlos Mesa has offered to resign amid mass protests demanding the nationalisation of energy and a reform of the constitution. Bolivia's main city, La Paz, has been blocked by daily demonstrations over the last several weeks.
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