An explosion leveled a four-story plastics factory in Glasgow today. Three people were killed and 37 were injured.
A US general who investigated abuse by US soldiers against Iraqi prisoners blamed a failure of leadership for allowing the situation to develop. Maj Gen Antonio Taguba told a Senate committee there had been no training or supervision, and a lack of discip
Six Israeli soldiers and seven Palestinians were killed Tuesday in what Israel Defense Forces called a major operation in Gaza City to destroy workshops making Qassam rockets, according to the Israeli military and Palestinian hospital sources. Several hou
Polls taken before Monday's final round forecast India's National Democratic Alliance could grab anywhere between 245 and 282 seats. The ruling economic reform-friendly party needs 272 for a majority in the Parliament.
The US embassy in Tokyo has received an e-mail threatening a bomb attack this week, and officials have warned American citizens in Japan, the embassy said today. The notice said the threat had arrived "through the internet," but an embassy official said t
The Iraq prison-abuse scandal continues to grow as a chilling new photograph appeared showing a naked prisoner cowering before a guard dog, one of scores of still-secret images that leading US lawmakers say must be disclosed to the public.The New Yorker m
Prime Minister Sergei Abramov took over as the new leader of the Chechen republic, after the assassination of President Akhmad Kadyrov on Sunday. The Kremlin-backed president was among those killed in a bomb attack in the capital, Grozny.
UK Prime Minister Tony Blair apologised for any cases of mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners by British soldiers in an interview on French television. Tony Blair promised those responsible would be punished under military rules.
Italian anti-terrorism police arrested an Algerian cleric of a mosque and four Tunisians in a crackdown authorities said was aimed at preventing an al-Qaeda-linked cell from sending suicide attackers to Iraq. The suspects were seized in pre-dawn raids in
Russia detained five people and increased security in its northern Caucasus region after a bomb killed Akhmad Kadyrov, president of the Russian republic of Chechnya, Interfax reported. The identities of the five are being checked and it's premature to con
British Prime Minister Tony Blair has faced a call for his resignation by a senior member of his own Labour Party on Sunday. According to Lord David Puttnam, Labour peer and personal friend of Blair, the negative headlines about Iraq threaten to damage th
Turkey pledged ready to start the construction of a power plant. According to Turkish Energy and Natural Resources Minister Hilmi Guler stated on Friday that his country had reached the point of specifications with the nuclear plant project.
The main suspect for the murder of Serbian Prime Minister Milorad Lukovic, dubbed Legia, will stand for the first time in court on Monday. The court is expected to rule whether the trial would be cancelled because of the defendants' plea to prepare the de
The Daily Mirror has published further allegations of British troops abusing Iraqi prisoners. The Sunday edition of British newspaper has come out with shocking snapshots showing a soldier photographing a bound captive in the back of an armoured personnel
Croatia shall not be invited officially to join NATO during the upcoming summit in Istanbul end of June. According to John Colston, NATO's deputy secretary general, the Alliance will back up its wish to access to NATO structures urging the Balkan state to
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