Thailand is testing two children for possible bird flu, officials said. Both suspected cases were in the north-eastern province of Nong Khai, near the Laos border, the officials said.
An explosion in the tourist resort of Grand Baie on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius has killed two people and injured 14. The explosion took place at around 1:45 local time in a building housing restaurants, bars and shops in Grand Baie.
A virus purporting to show images of Osama Bin Laden's suicide has been unleashed onto the Internet, security experts are warning. The message is designed to entice recipients to open a file that unleashes malicious software code.
Two Pakistanis working for a Middle-East firm have gone missing in Iraq, raising fears they may have been taken captive. Though their capture has not yet been confirmed, a Pakistani television channel early on Sunday identified the two as Raja Azad and Sa
North Korea has dismissed as "nothing but a sham offer" US proposals that the communist state follows the example of Libya and scraps its nuclear weapons in exchange for aid and diplomatic recognition. The US presented a plan for North Korea last month th
Thousands of Indonesians and foreign tourists flocked to Bali to witness one of the biggest royal cremations. Family members and villagers mounted the 25-meter-high, nine-tiered tower carrying the body of Tjokorda Istri Niyang Muter, the twin sister of th
Gunmen kidnapped the head of an Iraqi Government-owned construction company in Baghdad today. Unidentified armed men riding in two cars snatched Ra'ad Adnan, the General Director of Al-Mansour Contracting Co.
Japan's top science council adopted policy recommendations that would permit limited cloning of human embryos for scientific research in Japan, AP reported. Japan banned human cloning in 2001, but has permitted researchers to use human embryos that aren'
Militants torched a Palestinian police station south of Gaza City.The unidentified militants broke into the empty station in the dark hours of the morning in the town of Zwaida pouring gasoline on mattresses and blankets and setting the building alight.
Many people were injured in clashes between Macedonian police and protesters after violence flared over plans to give greater local powers to the country's 25 percent ethnic Albanian minority. The riots began early on Friday morning in the southern town o
Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi asked Egypt on Thursday to dispatch troops to boost multinational peacekeeping forces to help Iraq restore security. We have asked for Egypt's security assistance, namely by dispatching troops to protect the mission of the
Assailants tossed two gasoline bombs a Culture Ministry building in central Athens, causing no damage or injuries. The building also houses the Cultural Olympiad, a four-year festival featuring art exhibitions and performances leading up the Aug.
American firefighters keep on battling with a nearly 6,000-acre wildfire in Los Angeles County, where residents were being kept away from about 350 homes. Several California blazes that have scorched thousands of acres and forced hundreds of people to lea
Former Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Manuel Durao Barroso is set to be formally endorsed as the new European Commission president. The 732 members of the European Parliament are expected to vote in favour of his appointment to the post on November 1, suc
A video showing security checks on one group of 11 September hijackers, prior to boarding the plane they crashed into the Pentagon stunned the US and the entire world. Four men undergo additional checks after setting off metal detectors at Washington's Du
The Eiffel Tower was briefly evacuated on Wednesday after authorities received a bomb threat against the world-famous monument. It reopened late in the afternoon after being shut down while police searched it for explosive devices.
The US military denied Iraqi police reports that an American helicopter was shot down in a western area of the country. Earlier on Wednesday local police said that a military aircraft was hit during fierce clashes in the western Iraqi city of Ramadi.
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