An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale has hit northeast Turkey, killing 18 people.
A senior official of Iraq's Finance Ministry and his staff have been attacked while traveling in a convoy in Baghdad. Two of his bodyguards were reportedly killed and another official heavily injured when a bomb, attached to one of the vehicles, ripped of
Hundreds of thousands of protesters marched through the streets of Hong Kong to demand greater democracy and send a defiant message to the territory's communist rulers in Beijing. Organisers said over 250,000 people came despite intense heat on the sevent
The bombers behind the 11 March train blasts in Madrid planned more attacks in the Spanish capital. Some papers found in a flat of several suspects showed that a British school, a Jewish hotel and a recreation centre were among the targets.
US President George Bush's credibility on Iraq has dropped, with a new poll showing more Americans now believe that he misled the public about the threat posed by Iraq in the lead-up to war. The survey carried out by NBC television and The Wall Street Jou
Vietnam had been struck with a bird-flu outbreak in the country's southern Mekong Delta region. The outbreak in the southern province of Bac Lieu had killed many chickens and local officials there had culled 5000 infected chickens at three farms in effort
A Turkish man was injured and arrested after issuing a bomb threat aboard a Free Bird airline Airbus A320 flight bound for Turkey, which was forced to make an emergency landing in Munich late Tuesday. All 150 passengers and seven crew members exited the p
Portuguese prime minister Jose Manuel Durao Barroso accepted an invitation to stand for the post of the European Commission head. "I am going to accept the invitation as it was presented to me by the heads of European states and governments to become a ca
UN war crimes tribunal sentenced Milan Babic, the leader of Croatia's rebellious Serbs, to 13 years in prison for inflaming an ethnic cleansing campaign filled with "ruthlessness and savagery." Babic, 48, once one of Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic
Palestinian militants fired five makeshift rockets into southern Israel. The rockets, which wounded one man, were fired a day after a rocket attack killed two Israelis, including a 3-year-old boy, in the border town of Sderot.
India and Pakistan agreed to notify each other before testing missiles, to open consulates and to work toward settling their five-decade dispute over Kashmir. The agreements by their foreign secretaries are part of a peace process that began last year, ge
Insurgents threatened to behead a US Marine and a Pakistani driver they had kidnapped unless the Americans release all Iraqis in "occupation jails," according to a videotape on Arab television. Turkey rejected demands by militants holding three Turkish ho
Former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein has been handed over to the Iraqi jurisdiction and will face court in a week, Qatar-based Al-Jazeera reported. Iraq's interim prime minister Iyad Allawi told an Arab newspaper that Saddam Hussein will be moved at the sta
Powerful explosion at an Israeli military post in the Gaza strip has killed two people and injured several others. The bomb was planted from underneath the base, after Palestinian militants dug a tunnel, according to Israeli army officials.
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