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Palestinian Killed near Israeli Border

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.

World | May 30, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 720

Four Killed in Serbia Factory Blast

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

World | May 29, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 699

Pope Benedict Visited Auschwitz

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.

World | May 28, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 888

Strong Quakes Hit Tonga, Papua Nova Guinea

Strong quakes rattled the South Pacific on Sunday but there were no reports of major damage or injury. A strong earthquake measuring 6.

World | May 28, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 622

Pope Visits John Paul II's Home

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.

World | May 27, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 580

Arrests at Banned Moscow Gay Rally

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

World | May 27, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 973

Beslan Terrorist Jailed for Life

The only surviving suspect from the Beslan school siege was found guilty of murder and terrorism at a court in southern Russia.

World | May 26, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 410

Bush, Blair Admit "Missteps" in Iraq

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

World | May 26, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 465

Russia, EU Soften Gas Debates

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.

World | May 25, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 404

Applauds Welcome Pope in Poland

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

World | May 25, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 429

Istanbul Airport Ablaze, 3 Injured

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.

World | May 24, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 737

Strong Quakes Hit Russian Remote Region of Kamchatka

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.

World | May 23, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1215

13,000 Quarantined in Bucharest

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.

World | May 23, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2244

US Raid in Afghanistan Kills Dozens

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

World | May 22, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 474

Black Box of Drowned Armenian Plane Found

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.

World | May 22, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 727

Five Dead In US Church Shooting

A gunman opened fire at a church in the city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, killing four people, reports from the US say. The man then abducted his wife and one of his children and fled the church, police said.

World | May 22, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 951

Montenegro Independence Referendum Sees Strong Turnout

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

World | May 21, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 472

WHO Chief Undergoes Brain Surgery

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.

World | May 21, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 549

Bird Flu Found in Romania's Capital

Avian flu hotbeds have been confirmed in two districts in Romania's main city of Bucharest. Districts 2 and 4 have been placed under quarantine, Bucharest general mayor Adriean Videanu told media on Saturday.

World | May 20, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1800

Blast Rips Palestinian Intelligence, Wounds Chief

A blast shook the Palestinian intelligence headquarters on Saturday, wounding the service's chief. The blast ripped the elevator that chief Tareq Abu Rajab was riding in with six bodyguards.

World | May 20, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 832

Turkey Highway Crash Kills 40

At least 40 people died in a severe lorry collision in Turkey on Friday. A lorry carrying passengers crashed into a stationary lorry on a road near the southern town of Osmaniye, world media reported.

World | May 19, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1048
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