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

Serbia Proclaims New Constitution

Serbia's parliament officially promulgated country's new Constitution on Wednesday, Serbian media reported. President Boris Tadic, PM Vojislav Kostunica, Serbian Patriarch Pavle, diplomats, politics and representatives of the Constitutional and Supreme Co

World | November 8, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1066

Democrats Seize Control of US Senate

The US Democratic Party won control of the House of Representatives in the mid-term elections. The White House conceded the Democrats had picked up the 15 net seats needed to wrest power from the Republicans - for the first time in 12 years.

World | November 8, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1711

US Votes on Mid-Term Elections

US citizens vote Tuesday on crucial mid-term elections to the United States Congress. Thousands of voters have already cast their ballots, taking advantage of an early voting system.

World | November 7, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1100

Tornado Kills 9 in Japan

A tornado raging through a town on northern Japan's island of Hokkaido has taken the lives of at least nine people. A total of three are still missing and there are over ten injured by the twister.

World | November 7, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 894

EU Airline Security Measures Cause Passenger Chaos on Airports

The new security measures on EU airports that came into effect Monday caused great chaos among passengers, as people were still unclear about the new rules. There is a delay of all flights from France and Italy.

World | November 6, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 876

Torrential Rains Flood Villages in Portugal

Torrential rains flooded several villages in Central and Southern Portugal forcing over 150 people out of their homes, officials said. Residents of Tomar, which is 150 km north of Lisbon were evacuated after the Nabao River overflowed, civil defense offic

World | November 6, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1024

China Makes Major Pledges to Africa

At the start of a major summit China has announced that it wants to do more in the next three years to promote development in Africa. President Hu Jintao said his country will offer USD 5 B in loans and credits, and double aid to Africa by 2009.

World | November 4, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 788

Gazprom Proposes Price Hike for Georgia

Russia's gas monopoly Gazprom is seeking to more than double gas prices for Georgia next year. A company official said Gazprom planned to charge Georgia USD 230 per 1,000 cubic metres, up from the current price of USD 110, DW reported.

World | November 2, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1018

Winter Surprises Germany Causing Traffic Jams, Accidents

Snowfalls and frozen roads surprised Germans in the south and southeastern parts of the country on Thursday, causing an increased number of traffic accidents and huge jams. After a sunny, warm October, Germans weren't ready for the drastic drop in tempera

World | November 2, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 930

Scores Dead in Turkish Floods

At least 20 people have died in severe flooding across southeastern Turkey, many swept away by deluges caused by overnight torrential rain. BBC reported victims include a party of 14 wedding guests travelling in a minibus from Diyarbakir to neighbouring M

World | November 1, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 953

China Reviews Death Penalty

China says thousands of death sentences each year will reviewed by the Supreme People's Court from January to prevent wrongful convictions. Last year, China executed at least 1,770 people, according to Amnesty International, more than in all other nations

World | October 31, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 545

N Korea Talks to Resume

Six-party talks on North Korea's nuclear program are to resume soon after a diplomatic breakthrough was reached at an informal meeting in Beijing between North Korea, China and the US. The talks stalled a year ago after Pyongyang pulled out in protest at

World | October 31, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 826

Molotov Cocktail Bombs Explode in Athens' School

Unknown individuals threw improvised explosive devices of the Molotov type at a school in Athens, Greek ANA-MPA reported. The school's security guards said the perpetrators threw the bombs from the street.

World | October 30, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 871

Nigerian Sultan Killed in Jet Crash

The spiritual leader of Nigeria's Muslims was among the casualties on board of a plane carrying about 100 people, which crashed near capital Abuja. The Sultan of Sokoto Mohammadu Maccido and his son, a senator, and other northern leaders were on board the

World | October 29, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1224

HIV Kills Another Libyan Child

Another of the HIV-infected children in Libya has died, bringing the total count to 52 reports say.A nine-year-old girl passed away Tuesday and was buried Wednesday.

World | October 26, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1215

German Soldiers Pose with Afghan Skulls

In today's Bild Newspaper, five pictures of German soldiers posing with a skull in front of ISAF vehicles were published. The macabre pictures showed German peacekeepers near the capital, Kabul, in early 2003.

World | October 25, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 986

Helicopter Crashes in Romania, 3 Missing

A military helicopter has crashed in a lake in Romania with the three people on board missing. The aircraft was on a training mission with just the crew on board, when it crashed into the Golesti Lake, about 140 kilometers north of capital Bucharest.

World | October 24, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1683

Taliban Groups "Planning Attacks on Western Europe"

Afghan militants are planning to strike at the UK and Western Europe, a man who claims to have worked for the Taliban government in Afghanistan, reports say. Taliban groups have gathered enough weapons and they wouldn't give up on their revenge on the wes

World | October 23, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1011
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