A mortar blast tore through a market north of Baghdad, killing eight civilians and deepening the woes of U.S.
Russian President Vladimir Putin made a bid to end the rift over Iraq at the UN, as the world body opted to withdraw more staff from the country amid mounting insecurity. One of the war's sharpest critics, Putin steered clear of the attacks unleashed on W
With the bloodshed mounting in Iraq, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan ordered some UN staff to leave the country temporarily, his spokesman said. The announcement will be a blow for countries like France which have been calling on the UN to have a greatly
US President Bush is likely to face a close campaign for re-election next year, according to a poll that shows his strength on fighting terrorism and his popularity matched by Democrats' advantages on the economy and other domestic issues. The bipartisan
Aquila al-Hashimi, one of the three female members on Iraq's Governing Council, died Thursday, five days after she was shot and critically wounded by assailants, the U.S.
At least one person was killed and several wounded Thursday in a blast in a Baghdad hotel housing NBC journalists in the centre of the Iraqi capital, police officials said. Reportedly, the person killed was a Somalian security guard while others were slig
A shouting match broke Wednesday between the four main candidates -- including movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger -- for the post of California governor, during a long anticipated debate. During the discussion Schwarzenegger was criticized for supporting a
President Bush won a commitment Wednesday from German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder to set aside differences and work together for a strong and stable Iraq. "We both agree that we want to look into the future together," Schroeder said.
Hillary Clinton's memoir, 'Living History,' enjoys great popularity in China. The book is at bookstores already.
Iraq plans to remain a member of OPEC the Iraqi oil minister said Wednesday, dismissing any suggestion that the country would withdraw from the producers' group it helped found."Iraq should play an active role in achieving the objectives of this organizat
Pope John Paul II skipped his weekly public audience on Wednesday because of what the Vatican called mild "intestinal problems."The Vatican said the pope's disorder was "mild" but that it decided to have Cardinal Angelo Sodano, the Vatican secretary of st
A homemade bomb exploded Wednesday along a road in the Iraqi capital, missing a US military patrol but killing at least one Iraqi and injuring 18 others as it destroyed two civilian buses. Also Wednesday, US troops killed four Iraqis in two separate engag
Swedish police released Monday a man that was held September 16 on suspicion of murdering Foreign Minister Anna Lindh. However, on the same day they announced a fresh arrest.
Europe this year experienced its hottest summer for at least 500 years, providing further evidence of man-made global warming, Swiss university researchers said. During the crushing heat wave between June and August this year, which triggered several thou
The US State Department's electronic system for checking every visa applicant for terrorist or criminal history failed worldwide for several hours late Tuesday because of a computer virus, leaving the US government briefly unable to issue visas. The virus
MSN are closing all their chatrooms in Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and most of Asia from 14 October, and changing how others are operated globally. "As a responsible leader we feel it necessary to make these changes because online chat services
US President George Bush is set to continue his attempts at the United Nations to win support for a resolution authorising an expanded international force in Iraq. On the sidelines of Wednesday's UN General Assembly in New York, Bush is due to meet a numb
Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic has been indicted in Serbia with ordering the murder and attempted murder of two key political opponents, the BBC reported. The charges were announced by a special prosecutor for the government in Belgrade and
The East Coast's recovery from Isabel was dealt a setback Tuesday by another round of storms that caused renewed flooding, flattened trees that had withstood the hurricane and knocked out power to thousands of customers, some for the second time. Severe s
A power blackout brought the Danish capital Copenhagen and parts of southern Sweden to a standstill. About 4 million people were without power for almost two hours after storms hit a transmission line separating the two countries.
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