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Indonesian Girl Dies of Bird Flu

An Indonesian girl has become the latest person to die of bird flu, according to officials there. If local tests are confirmed by the World Health Organization, she will be the 13th person to die of the disease in Indonesia.

World | January 16, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 549

Israeli Leader Given Tracheotomy

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has undergone a tracheotomy to help to wean him off a respirator, his doctors say. Hospital officials say the procedure, in which a small hole was cut into his neck and a tube inserted into his windpipe, was a success.

World | January 15, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 446

Israeli Leader to Undergo Operation

Israeli leader Ariel Sharon is to undergo a tracheotomy within the next few hours, SkyNews reported. The move is designed to help wean the Prime Minister off a respirator that has been helping him breathe since he suffered a massive stroke on January 4.

World | January 15, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 528

Blast Kills 7 Romanian Miners

Seven people have been killed and five wounded in an explosion at a coal mine in south-west Romania. The blast occurred early on Saturday morning at the mine in Anina in Caras Severin county.

World | January 14, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 424

Mongolia MPs Sacked Govt

Mongolia's parliament has voted to dissolve the coalition government after debating late into the night. Thirty-nine of the 76 MPs voted against the government, while 37 abstained, the leader of an opposition party said.

World | January 14, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 437

Sharon Coma Concerns Denied

An Israeli hospital denied reports that doctors are concerned they have been unable to wake Prime Minister Ariel Sharon from a drug-induced coma. Israeli media had quoted officials and sources as saying there was concern about the pace of Sharon's progres

World | January 13, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 471

Iran Defiant Over Nuclear Warning

Iran's president said he will not back down over Tehran's nuclear programme, despite the threat of referral to the UN Security Council. In his first public reaction since European ministers called for the UN's involvement, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Iran w

World | January 13, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 413

Over 300 Pilgrims Killed in Hajj Stampede

More than 300 Muslim pilgrims have been killed in a crush in the stone-throwing ritual during the Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, officials say. The ritual has been marred by deadly stampedes in the past.

World | January 12, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 585

Illegal Tunnel Discovered Between Mexico, USA

Authorities have discovered an illegal tunnel between Mexico and the United states, it emerged Thursday. The tunnel, dug under the border between the two countries, south of San Diego, was most likely used by drug traffickers or illegal immigrants.

World | January 12, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 5668

Hundred Fowls Found Dead in Macedonia

Macedonian media alarmed that 117 chicken have died in three days in a village near its border with Bulgaria. All chicken were bred in the farm of one family located in the village of Bansko, some 15 km away from Strumitsa.

World | January 11, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1670

Passengers Evacuated at Barcelona Airport

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.

World | January 9, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 829

US Vice President Taken to Hospital

US Vice President Dick Cheney has been taken to hospital, it has been reported. Sky News reports that Cheney was taken in with shortness of breath and retaining water.

World | January 9, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 753

Vatican Accepts Ali Agca Release

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

World | January 9, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1338

US Copter Down in Iraq, 10 Dead

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.

World | January 8, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 406

Pope Baptizes 10 Babies

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

World | January 8, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 397

Iran to Hang Rapist-Attacked Girl

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

World | January 7, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1129

UK Liberal Democrat Leader Quits

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.

World | January 7, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 338

US Journalist Kidnapped in Baghdad

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

World | January 7, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 421

Straw Secretly in Iraq for Diplomatic Talks

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.

World | January 6, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 791

Suicide Bombs Kill 130 in Iraq

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

World | January 6, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 379

23 Killed in Mecca Hotel Collapse

At least 23 people have been killed when a hotel outside the Grand Mosque in Islam's holiest city collapsed Thursday. Rescue teams rushed to the site and were pulling bodies from beneath the wreckage.

World | January 5, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 959
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