A Palestinian militant has been shot dead by Israeli forces near the border with Israel. The dead man was reported to be a member of the Popular Resistance Committees, a small Palestinian militant group.
Four people were killed and at least three others were hurt in an explosion at a chemical plant near the Serbian capital Belgrade. The explosion occurred at Prva Iskra factory at Baric, which produces explosives as well as toxic hydrofluoric acid used in
Pope Benedict XVI visited the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz in a symbolic end to his tour of Poland. The German-born Pope walked alone under the infamous "Arbeit Macht Frei" gate at the entrance to the camp, where he met survivors and said prayers.
Pope Benedict paid homage to his predecessor, John Paul II, by paying a visit to his home town of Wadowice in southern Poland. During his one-hour stop the Pope visited the home where John Paul, then Karol Wojtyla, was born and grew up.
More than 70 people have been arrested in Moscow after activists tried to hold the city's first gay rights rally, despite a ban on the event. About 50 gay rights supporters were held, as well as 20 people from religious and nationalist groups opposed to
US President George Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair called for the international community to give its full support to the new Iraqi government. Standing with Blair, his most stalwart ally, Bush refused to commit to any specific US troop withdr
Russia and the EU said they will try to avoid "misunderstandings" over energy policy in future. The two sides discussed their energy partnership at a Black Sea summit, against a backdrop of threats to look for other suppliers and customers.
Pope Benedict XVI has been greeted by cheering crowds at the start of a visit to Poland - the land of his immediate predecessor John Paul II. There was choral singing and applause to mark his arrival, while the streets of Warsaw were festooned with the fl
Three people were reportedly injured when a huge fire ravaged in the freight area of Istanbul's main Ataturk airport, disrupting the whole air traffic. Hundreds of people have fled the area and nearby terminals.
Five powerful earthquakes with a magnitude ranging from 5.1 to 7 on the Richter rattled villages on Russia's remote Kamchatka Peninsula but there were no immediate reports of serious injury.
As many as 13 000 people have been quarantined in the Romanian capital in the wake of the confirmed presence of birds infected with avian flu there. The bird flu has been found in Bucharest's district 4, and troops and police have blocked some 40 streets.
A US bombing raid in Afghanistan has killed at least 60 Taleban and 16 civilians, world media said Monday. Warplanes are said to have dropped bombs on an Islamic religious school and homes in which Taleban fighters had taken up position, in southern Afgha
One of the two flight "black boxes" from an Armenian Airbus that crashed in the Black Sea May 3 has been recovered. A representative of a center involved in the recovery effort announced Monday efforts are continuing to find the second black box.
Close to 90 % of the people of Montenegro have already voted in the independence referendum that would sever the country's union with Serbia. Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic from Montenegro's pro-independence government believes that dissolving formal link
The head of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr LEE Jong-wook, is still in hospital after undergoing a brain surgery on Saturday, the organization announced. Lee suddenly fell ill on Saturday afternoon while he was attending an official function.
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