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Strong Quake Jolts Indonesia, Cracks Land

A strong earthquake shook Indonesia's island of Nias in the late hours of Tuesday, causing visible cracks in the land, media reported. The epicentre of the 6.

World | May 17, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2066

US Releases 9/11 Pentagon Video

The US justice department has released the first video of the plane crashing into the Pentagon on 11 September 2001. 184 people were killed after American Airlines Flight 77 was hijacked and slammed into the US military headquarters.

World | May 16, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 635

Mighty 7.4 Earthquake Hits The Pacific

A powerful earthquake with 7.4 magnitude hit under the South Pacific Tuesday, north off New Zealand.

World | May 16, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1124

Italy's New President Swears In

The newly elected President of Italy Giorgio Napolitano was sworn in on Monday, finally paving the way for the premier-elect Romano Prodi to form a cabinet. The 80-year-old Napolitano was sworn in ato succeed President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, 85, whose seve

World | May 15, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 916

Indonesia's Merapi Volcano Erupts

Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano exploded with clouds of hot gas and ash rain. The volcano eruption broke early on Monday, sending some villagers who had been reluctant to leave scurrying for safety.

World | May 15, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2105

Blasts Kill 14 at Baghdad Airport

Fourteen people have died and six were hurt in a double suicide attack near Baghdad airport, on a day of violence that claimed at least 30 lives in Iraq. The blasts took place in a car park close to the airport compound, the US military said.

World | May 14, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 786

Blast Kills 3 Children in Turkey

Three children were killed and one injured in a bomb explosion Saturday in the eastern Turkey town of Erzincan, the Anadolu news agency reported. The explosion occurred in a wooden hut being used as a garage near a municipal building.

World | May 13, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 580

Bird Flu Returns to Romania

The H5 bird flu virus was detected Friday in 50 birds found dead in central Romania, officials said, less than a month after the virus was said to have been eradicated from the country. The new outbreak in Hurezu village is the 53rd to have been found in

World | May 13, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 830

More than 150 Killed in Nigerian Pipeline Blast

More than 150 people were killed while scavenging fuel when a ruptured fuel pipeline exploded and caught fire near Nigeria's biggest city of Lagos, police and health officials said. As burials took place on Saturday, President Olusegun Obasanjo said he wa

World | May 13, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 631

Indonesia Volcano Causes Evacuation

Thousands of people living on the slopes of Mount Merapi in Indonesia are being taken to safety, because of fears the volcano may be about to erupt. The volcano has been rumbling for weeks but is becoming more volatile, streams of lava running down one si

World | May 13, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 524

200 Deaths Feared in Nigerian Pipeline Blast

Up to 200 people are feared dead in a pipeline blast that took place in Nigeria on Friday, media reported. The pipeline exploded right when hundreds of villagers had rushed to the site near capital Lagos.

World | May 12, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 970

Al-Qaeda Threatens 3 EU States over Mohammed Cartoons

An Internet posted video showing an Al-Qaeda member called upon Muslims to attack Denmark, Norway and France. The move was motivated with vengeance on those countries for publishing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.

World | May 12, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1188

Russian Climbers Found Dead

Seven Russian climbers have been found dead on Europe's highest peak, Mount Elbrus, in southern Russia. They were part of a group of 12, who went missing after they headed for the top on Tuesday.

World | May 11, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 631

Giorgio Napolitano Elected Italy President

Giorgio Napolitano won enough votes to become Italy's new president, according to a provisional ballot count. Counting continued and the official final result will be announced later.

World | May 10, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 715

Britney Confirms New Pregnancy

Britney Spears has confirmed she is expecting her second child, after continued speculations. The pop princess, 24, made the revelation on David Letterman's US television show.

World | May 10, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 897

German Cannibal Jailed for Life

Armin Meiwes, the German who killed and ate an apparently willing victim in 2001, was sentenced to life in jail Tuesday. The 44-year-old computer technician was facing a re-trial after a previous sentence for eight-and-a-half-year prison was dismissed as

World | May 9, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 718

9/11 Convict Retracts Confession

Zacarias Moussaoui, the only person charged in a US courtroom in connection to the 9/11 attacks, has denied his confession. Moussaoui was recently sentenced to life in jail after he claimed that he was supposed to bring one more plane down straight into t

World | May 9, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 576

Italian MPs Vote for New President

Italy's MPs are voting for new president to replace Carlo Azeglio Ciampi. Ciampi, 85, is stepping down after seven years in office.

World | May 8, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 468

Bush Nominates Hayden for CIA Chief

United States President George Bush nominated General Michael Hayden, who used to work at the US Embassy in Sofia for head of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Despite criticism of Hayden's military background, the president nominated him after CIA's

World | May 8, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 448

Fresh Violence Erupts in Iraq

A number of car bomb attacks have killed at least 14 people in Baghdad and Iraq's holy city of Karbala. In Baghdad, two bombs killed at least nine people, mostly soldiers.

World | May 7, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 773

Ten Die in Afghan Chopper Crash

Ten soldiers have been killed when a US helicopter crashed in Afghanistan late on Friday night, officials from the US-led coalition said. The CH-47 Chinook came down in Kunar province near a "mountaintop landing zone" 240km (150 miles) east of Kabul.

World | May 6, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 953
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