An explosion has hit the centre of the southern Russian city of Vladikavkaz, near the war-torn republic of Chechnya, on Tuesday. Russian news agencies report that there is two dead, four wounded in the aftermath of the explosion equalled to 400 g trotil.
UK Prime Minister Tony Blair bowed to growing pressure on Tuesday and called an inquiry into apparently flawed intelligence about banned Iraqi weapons, BBC informed. Blair's announcement comes a day after United States President George Bush launched an in
The two German women, who were suspected of having the fatal bird flu, tested negative for the deadly disease, officials from the Bernhard-Nocht-Institute for Tropical Medicine in Hamburg, announced on Tuesday. One of the women had returned from Thailand
Tens of people were killed as an 11-story apartment building collapsed Monday in the town of Konya in central Turkey. The body of a two-year-old girl was among those pulled out, international agencies reported, citing officials.
A white powdery substance found in an envelope in the mailroom of Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist tested positive for the deadly poison ricin, international agencies reported. Of eight tests conducted throughout the day, six were positive for the toxin,
Iraq's northern Kurdish region declared an official three-day mourning period, a day after twin suicide bombings in the city of Arbil left 65 dead and around 200 wounded during major Muslim celebrations.Bombers strapped with explosives unleashed carnage o
German health authorities were examining a suspected case of the potentially fatal bird flu that has killed at least 12 people in Asia, in what could be Europe's first case of the illness A woman who returned from Thailand on Saturday with symptoms simila
Russia is putting pressure on Brussels to ensure access to its markets in Central and Eastern Europe after enlargement next May, according to the Financial Times. It has also said that it will only support May's enlargement if Brussels agrees to a list of
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said he had ordered a plan for the evacuation of all Jewish settlers from Gaza, according to Israeli Haaretz Daily. He intended to relocate all "problematic" settlements in Palestinian territories.
Memorial services have been held across the United States on the first anniversary of the Columbia shuttle disaster that killed seven astronauts. The NASA ship disintegrated over Texas and Louisiana as it re-entered the earth's atmosphere on 1 February 20
US President George Bush is set to announce an independent investigation into pre-war intelligence, following the failure of inspectors to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, White House officials said on Sunday. Up to now, Bush had dodged growing c
My Doom, world's most noxious computer virus so far, is expected to strike again on Sunday, and the attack will continue until the middle of February, world media said. The e-mail worm already harmed PCs in 170 different countries and caused USD 3 B damag
Nearly 60 people were confirmed dead after two suicide bombers attacked offices of two Kurdish parties in northern Iraq during a celebration on Sunday morning. However, there are fears that death toll could come to 140.
Continental Airlines cancelled Sunday a flight from Glasgow to Los Angeles, due to fears that terrorists might target the plane. The move follows Saturday's calling off of three British Airways and Air France flights destined for the US.
Following a warning by the World Health Organization (WHO), China banned poultry exports from three more areas in a struggle to avoid an outbreak of the deadly bird flu virus. Suspected bird flu cases are currently being investigated in those three areas
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