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Spain Limits Smoking at Work

Smoky Spanish restaurants and bars will soon be a thing of the past after MPs gave the final approval to a partial ban on smoking at work. The ban, which comes into force on 1 January, includes public transport, theaters, bars and restaurants.

World | December 16, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 822

Thousands Bid Farewell with Anti-Syria MP in Beirut

Tens of thousands of people thronged Beirut for the funeral of anti-Syrian newspaper owner and MP Gibran Tueni, killed by a car bomb on Monday. Crowds of mourners - many waving the Lebanese flag - followed the coffin as it was carried slowly through the s

World | December 14, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 402

At Least 3 Killed Gaza Blast

At least three Palestinians have been killed in an Israeli air strike in the Gaza Strip, witnesses say. A car travelling through the eastern suburbs of Gaza City was reportedly hit in the attack.

World | December 14, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 371

Iranian President Denies Holocaust

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has courted further controversy by explicitly calling the Nazi Holocaust of European Jewry a "myth". "They have created a myth today that they call the massacre of Jews and they consider it a principle above God, reli

World | December 14, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 456

Apartment Building Collapsed in New Jersey

An apartment building has collapsed in New Jersey's residential area of Bergenfield on Tuesday, authorities reported. Fears are that many people have been injured, and there are some trapped in the rubbles.

World | December 13, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 765

Top US Official Admits Relationship with Taiwanese Spy

A former US State Department official has confessed to having a personal relationship with a Taiwanese spy, the Justice Department said. Donald Keyser, a former principal deputy assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, also admitte

World | December 13, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 480

US Ex-Gang Boss Executed

Former gang leader Stanley "Tookie" Williams has been executed by lethal injection, 24 years after he was convicted of killing four people. Several hundred of his supporters gathered outside San Quentin prison, north of San Francisco, where he was declare

World | December 13, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 558

Strong Quake Rocks Afghanistan

A strong earthquake hit northeastern area of Afghanistan early Tuesday morning, the death toll is still under investigation, local officials said. Tuesday morning at about 2 o'clock local time a strong earthquake measuring about 6.

World | December 13, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 381

"Anti-Syria MP" Killed in Beirut Bomb

A prominent anti-Syrian MP in Lebanon has been killed in a car bomb attack in the capital Beirut, according to reports. Gibran Tueni's convoy was targeted as it travelled in the Christian-dominated eastern suburb of Mekallis.

World | December 12, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 372

UK Fuel Depot Fire Tamed

British authorities say they have contained a fire raging at a fuel depot that injured 43 people, but it will take a day to burn itself out. The blast followed a series of explosions at the facility about 40 kilometers north of London early Sunday, lighti

World | December 12, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 476

Blast Rocks Athens Main Square

The main square in Athens has been rocked by a bomb explosion. The blast occurred at about 06.

World | December 12, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 420

Power Failure Leaves 40,000 in the Dark in Tenerife

Forty thousand people have been left without electricity in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the main city on the Spanish island, due to a power failure. This is the second huge electricity crisis after the tropical storm Delta hit the island and left everybody in

World | December 11, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 572

43 Injured in Blast Near London

Forty-three people have been injured when an oil depot exploded in the UK. The blast took place at the Buncefield Oil Depot near Hemel Hempstead, about 40 kilometres north of London.

World | December 11, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1134

100 Reported Dead after Nigerian Plane Crash

More than 100 have been reported killed after a passenger plane crashed in the southern Nigerian city of Port Harcourt. The plane was flying from the capital Abuja when it overshot the runway during a powerful electrical storm, witnesses said, as cited by

World | December 10, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 553

Gotovina Flown to the Hague

Former Croatian general Ante Gotovina has been flown to the Hague, where he will tried for war crimes from the Balkans conflict last decade. Gotovina was arrested Wednesday night in Spain's Canary Islands.

World | December 10, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 738

Westerner Hostages in Iraq Face Death as Deadline Expires

The deadline set by the kidnappers of four Western captive peace activists in Iraq expires Saturday, bringing death closer. Originally the group of kidnappers, calling itself the Swords of Righteousness, threatened to kill the four Western hostages unless

World | December 10, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 438

Italy Warns against Al-Qaeda Cells in Albania

The Italian Intelligence and Security Services (SISDE) is warning against the strong influence of Islamic terrorists in Albania, BTA news agency reported. Its concerns were voiced in a report prepared by SISDE for the Italian parliament and cited by the G

World | December 9, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3381

US Plane Slips off Airstrip, Kills Child

A Southwest Airlines plane has slipped off the airstrip in Chicago Midway International Airport during landing, crashing into two cars and killing a young boy. The plane was attempting a landing in heavy snowfall, and could not stop in time, so it crashed

World | December 9, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 487

Powerful Quake Shakes Papua New Guinea

A powerful earthquake if magnitude 6.l on the Richter scale shook the northern coast of Papua New Guinea on Thursday.

World | December 8, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 567

Wanted Croat War Criminal Arrested

Croat general Ante Gotovina, wanted for war crimes charges by the Hague Tribunal, was arrested in Spain. The news was broke by the UN's chief war crimes prosecutor as quoted by BBC.

World | December 8, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 777

30 Killed in Bus Bombing in Iraq

A suicide attacker exploded a bomb on a bus in Baghdad, killing at least 30 people, Iraqi police said. The vehicle was leaving al-Nahda bus station heading south for the Shia town of Nasiriya when the attack occurred.

World | December 8, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 321
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