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Putin Arrives in Iran for Landmark Visit

Russian President Vladimir Putin is in Iran for a historic visit, the first visit by a Kremlin leader since Stalin joined a summit there in World War II, BBC reported.

World | October 16, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1249

2 Planes Collide at Heathrow Airport

Two planes have collided while taxiing on a runway at London's Heathrow Airport, according to the UK's Sky News. Up to 20 fire appliances at the scene have since left.

World | October 16, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1503

3 US Researchers Awarded Nobel Economics Prize

US economists Leonid Hurwicz, Eric Maskin and Roger Myerson have won the Nobel Prize for Economics, BBC reported Monday.

World | October 15, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1189

Cuba's President Castro Speaks Live on Venezuelan Counterpart Chavez Show

Cuban President Fidel Castro has spoken live on his Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chavez's weekly TV show, BBC reported late on Sunday. It was the first time Castro spoke live since handing over power last year as he underwent a serious operation.

World | October 15, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1490

Romanian Attacks German President in Frankfurt

An apparently mentally disturbed Romanian man attacked German President Horst Koehler during a ceremony in a Frankfurt church Sunday, German media reported.

World | October 14, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1511

21 Killed in Landslide in Colombian Gold Mine

A landslide triggered by local residents digging for rumored deposits of gold killed at least 21 people and injured 26 more Saturday at an abandoned mine in southern Colombia, authorities said. Cauca provincial Gov.

World | October 14, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1224

Retired US General: Iraq was Nightmare

A former commander of coalition forces in Iraq issued a harsh assessment of US management of the war, saying that American political leaders cost American lives on the battlefield with their "lust for power," CNN reported.

World | October 13, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1474

9 Killed in Ukraine Gas Blast

Nine people have been confirmed killed and another twenty one injured after an explosion tore through a block of flats in Dnipropetrovsk in eastern Ukraine, ITAR-TASS reported.

World | October 13, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1268

Gas Blast Rocks Ukraine Building, 6 Feared Dead

Six people are feared dead after an explosion tore through a block of flats in Dnipropetrovsk in eastern Ukraine, BBC reported.

World | October 13, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1207

German Train Drivers Strike Hit Commuters

German train drivers have gone on a one-day strike, disrupting services and bringing delays for commuters, BBC reported.

World | October 13, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1181

Russia, US Stay Divided on Missile Defence System

Russian and US officials failed to resolve differences over American plans to base a missile defence system in Europe during a day of talks on the divisive issue, international media reported.

World | October 12, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1212

Soyuz TMA-11 Docks with International Space Station

The Soyuz TMA-11 capsule, carrying incoming space station commander Peggy Whitson, Russian flight engineer Yuri Malenchenko and Malaysia's first astronaut, docked with the international space station Friday to close out a two-day orbital chase.

World | October 12, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1515

Burma PM Soe Win Dies of Lukaemia

Burmese Prime Minister Soe Win has died in a military hospital after a long illness, BBC reported, citing state media.

World | October 12, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1133

Telescope Seeks out Alien Life

The switch has been thrown on a telescope specifically designed to seek out alien life, BBC reported.

World | October 12, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1156

Ferry, Fishing Vessel Crash off Greece's Chalkidiki Peninsula

A ferry with 143 passengers onboard and a fishing vessel have crashed off the Chalkidiki peninsula in Greece on Friday morning. There are no reports on any casualties or serious damages of the two vessels.

World | October 12, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1351

Al Gore, Climate Change Panel Win Nobel Peace Prize

Former US vice-president Al Gore can add a Nobel Prize to the Oscar and Emmy he has won earlier for his "An Inconvenient Truth" documentary, which looks at the effects of global warming. Gore and the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Chan

World | October 12, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1677

Turkey Recalls Ambassador to US over Armenian Genocide Vote

Turkey has recalled its ambassador to the United States in angry response to the congressional committee vote that recognised as genocide the 1915-17 mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks, CNN reported.

World | October 12, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1154

US, Russia Begin Talks on Anti-missile Shield

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrived in Moscow for talks on Washington's plans to deploy a missile defence system in Europe, which have heightened tensions with Russia, who sees it as a threat to its own security. The US plans to place radars i

World | October 12, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1644

Iran-Born British Author Doris Lessing Wins Nobel Prize for Literature

British writer Doris Lessing has been awarded Thursday this year's Nobel Prize for Literature, BBC reported.

World | October 11, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1994

Turkey Warns US over Armenian Genocide Vote

Turkish President Abdullah Gul has warned the US of "serious problems" for the relations between the two countries after a congressional committee recognised as genocide the 1915-17 mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks. The resolution is "unaccept

World | October 11, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1115

Former President Carter: US Tortures Prisoners

Former US President Jimmy Carter said in an interview for CNN his country tortures prisoners in violation of international law. Carter said the United States has abandoned the basic principles of human rights.

World | October 11, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1133
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