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Iran, Turkey Gas Pipeline Explodes

An explosion ignited a fire on a natural gas pipeline near the Turkey-Iran border, Turkish news reports said Friday. There were conflicting reports from the two countries about where the blast happened.

World | September 29, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 789

US Senate Passes Terror Trial Bill

The US Senate has voted a controversial law endorsing President George Bush's proposals to interrogate and prosecute foreign terror suspects. The 65-34 vote followed Thursday's backing by the House of Representatives for almost identical legislation.

World | September 29, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 952

Bosnian Serb Leader Gets 27-Y in Jail

A former adjutant to Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic has been sentenced by a UN war crimes tribunal to 27 years in prison. Momcilo Krajisnik was found guilty of crimes against humanity committed during the 1992-95 Bosnian war, including murde

World | September 27, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 884

Hungary's PM Apologizes for Lying

Hungary's Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany apologised Wednesday for having lied to the people about the dire state of the economy, but said that the austerity reforms should be continued nevertheless. "We thought that the bravery to actually launch these r

World | September 27, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1004

Hungary on Review for Moody's Ratings Downgrade

Moody's Investors Service has placed some of Hungary's ratings on review for possible downgrade. Moody's vice president Jonathan Schiffer said the agency will review the country's A1 local and foreign currency government bond ratings and its A1 foreign cu

World | September 25, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 943

Saddam Expelled from Court Again

Former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein has been thrown out of court for the second time in a week. Judge Muhammad Oreibi al-Khalifa ordered the former Iraqi leader to leave after refusing his request to be let out of his metal cage.

World | September 25, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 769

Pope Meets Muslim Envoys

Pope Benedict XVI is to meet envoys from Muslim nations in an attempt to defuse a crisis in relations between the Catholic Church and Islam triggered by a controversial statement of the pontiff. The meeting to be held at the Pope's residence near Rome wil

World | September 25, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 891

Toomas Hendrik Ilves is Estonia's New President

Toomas Hendrik Ilves, a Social Democrat and former foreign minister, has been elected Estonia's new president. Ilves beat incumbent Arnold Rutel with 174 to 162 votes.

World | September 24, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1054

31 Killed in Car Bomb Attack in Baghdad

At least 31 people have been killed and another 20 injured in a car bomb attack on a kerosene tanker in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.

World | September 23, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1033

Polish Ruling Coalition Collapses

Polish Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski has sacked his left-wing deputy, bringing an end to the four-month-old governing coalition. The move, which could lead to early elections, comes in the middle of a row over next year's budget.

World | September 22, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 995

Second Night of Budapest Riots

Police and demonstrators have clashed for a second night in the Hungarian capital, Budapest, amid calls for Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany to resign, BBC reported. Police on horseback charged a group of protestors who were attempting to reach the governi

World | September 20, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1197

Thailand in Emergency over Coup Reports

Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has declared a state of emergency in Bangkok amid rumours of a state coup. While at the UN in New York, the prime minister declared on television "a severe state of emergency".

World | September 19, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1412

Saddam Trial Resumes in Baghdad

The trial of ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and six former commanders has resumed in Baghdad. Saddam, his cousin Ali Hassan al-Majeed, known as "Chemical Ali", and five others face charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity for their roles i

World | September 19, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 701

EC Official, Wife Killed in Robbery

An Italian official of the European Commission and his wife have been killed last night at their home in Rabat, the commission confirmed earlier reports. The murder of Alessandro Missir di Lusignano, posted in the Commission delegation in Morocco, and his

World | September 19, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1623

Pope's Effigy Burned in Iraq

Hundreds of angry Iraqis rallied in the southern port city of Basra against Pope Benedict XVI on Monday, burning an effigy of the pontiff and demanding an apology for his recent remarks on Islam. The protestors, followers of Ayatollah Mahmud al-Hassani, a

World | September 18, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 928

Victory for Swedish Opposition

Sweden's centre-right opposition bloc has defeated the ruling Social Democrat party in the country's closest-fought general election for decades, BBC reported. Moderate party leader Fredrik Reinfeldt declared victory as near-complete results gave him a 1%

World | September 18, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 788

Nun Killed in Somalia, Pope's Words Possible Trigger

A nun and her bodyguard were killed Sunday while working in a children's hospital in Somalia. The unknown assailants managed to escape, after shooting at the woman three times in the back, reports say.

World | September 17, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 907

Czech Bus Crashes in Austria Killing 4

At least four people have been killed when a Czech bus plunged down a cliff in the northeast of Austria on Sunday. The tour bus crashed about fifteen kilometres away from crossing the border with the Czech Republic, leaving 38 people injured, some of them

World | September 17, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 878

20 Killed, Scores Injured in Iraq Car Bomb Series

A series of suicide car bombs in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk have killed at least twenty people and injured 65 on Sunday. Some of the victims in the ethnically-mixed area are policemen, reports say, as one of the bombs blew up outside the local Crime Scene

World | September 17, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 964

Spinach-Caused Illness Roams US, Kills 1

One woman has been killed and over 100 had to be hospitalised in more than 20 states in America, after consuming spinach, contaminated with a deadly strain of Escherichi coli. Authorities have urged those who have bagged, frozen or fresh spinach not to ea

World | September 16, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1034

Pope-Angered Muslims Bomb West Bank Churches

Muslims, offended by Pope Benedict XVI's stance on Islam, have struck two churches at the West Bank on Saturday. Despite the fact that the Vatican and world leaders tried to explain that the Pope meant no offence to Islam, apparently many disagree with hi

World | September 16, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1560
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