About 18,000 American troops have started a winter operation in Afghanistan, targeting Taleban rebels. The US have vowed to eliminate insurgents who could threaten spring's parliamentary elections.
An adviser of Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was sentenced to nine years in jail over links with the Mafia. More than 40 former Mafia members have provided evidence of Marcello Dell'Utri's complicity in money-laundering and contact with notoriou
A US soldier pleaded guilty to murdering a severely-wounded Iraqi civilian, and was sentenced to three years behind bars. Staff Sergeant Johnny Horne Junior shot the 16-year-old Iraqi in the Sadr City suburb of Baghdad in August, when fierce clashes betwe
The Supreme Court of Canada has cleared the way for the federal government to legalize same-sex marriage, ruling that Parliament has the right to redefine marriage. The ruling by the country's top court also says religious officials can't be forced to per
Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson has been arrested for damaging a young man's car, media reported Thursday. The incident occurred earlier this week outside an Arizona nightclub, when Tyson, 38, jumped on to the bonnet of a car.
Representatives from 12 South American countries signed an agreement to establish a political and economic bloc modelled on the European Union. The new South American Community of Nations was launched at a summit in the Peruvian city of Cuzco.
The US and the European Union have welcomed reforms approved by the Ukrainian parliament, paving the way for a new presidential election. US Secretary of State Colin Powell, said the reforms should allow a "free, fair and open" vote.
A group claiming to be the Saudi wing of al-Qaeda said it carried out Monday's attack on the US consulate in Jeddah. The group "Al-Qaeda in the Arabian peninsula" said in a statement posted on a militant website that the operation had been dubbed "the ble
Air France Airbus 320 made an emergency landing in Athens after a technical problem with one of its engines, the Greek airport authority said Monday. The plane was heading for Tel Aviv with 141 passengers and six crew members aboard.
Twelve people have been killed in the attack on the US consulate in Saudi Arabia, according to the latest figures as cited by officials. During the crisis, which went on for three hours, Islamic militants threw explosives at the gate of the heavily guarde
Hungary's double referendum on whether to grant dual citizenship to ethnic Hungarians abroad and whether to stop the privatisation of health care facilities has failed due a low voter turnout, the Central Election Office announced Monday. "The referendum
Iraq's interim President has backed the date for the planned elections -- January 30 -- despite the ongoing violence inside the country. Ghazi al-Yawar was cited as saying that any delay would prolong Iraqis' agony and increase resentment.
A French soldier has barricaded himself inside an explosives depot in northern France, threatening to blow up the building and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of residents. Nearly 400 people have been told to leave their homes at Connantray-Vaurefroy,
An Arab-Israeli man jailed in Egypt seven years ago on spying charges has been freed and returned to Israel. Azzam Azzam was exchanged with six Egyptian students arrested by Israel in August this year on suspicion of planning to abduct Israeli soldiers.
Ukraine's opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko has urged foreign nations not to interfere in the re-run of the presidential poll. West-leaning Yushchenko faces a rematch with PM Viktor Yanukovych, after the Supreme Court ruled that the 21 November poll was
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