A moderate earthquake hit the southwestern China interior early Saturday, killing at least five people and injuring 27, the government said. The 5.
Three American soldiers refused to plead Saturday to charges of abusing Iraqi prisoners of war, and will face separate court-martials in Jaunary, a military spokesman said. The charges grew out of an alleged incident May 12 at a US detention facility, Cam
US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said he respects Japan's decision to delay sending troops to Iraq but the postponement is another sign of the difficulties the US faces in persuading its allies to help in Iraq. With attacks against coalition forces in
Thousands of protesters marched on the offices of Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze to press demands that he step down, ignoring a warning from the leader that their action could drag the former Soviet republic into civil war. By late Friday evening,
A gas explosion in a coalmine in southern China killed 48 workers on Friday and injured two others, the official Xinhua News Agency announced. The blast occurred at 1145 am local time in the Jianxin Coal Mine in Jiangxi province.
Germany started phasing out nuclear power on Friday when a 32-year-old power plant was switched off forever, the first step toward a historic shift in the energy supply of Europe's biggest economy. Eighteen remaining plants are to be closed over the next
US civilian contractor was killed by a gunmen that also injured another contractor north of Baghdad, while a US helicopter fire killed seven people suspected of preparing a rocket attack on an American base near Tikrit, the military said Friday. Unrelenti
US President George Bush has said steps were being taken to speed up the transfer of power in Iraq. The news comes amid mounting violence casualties, and after France has called for an urgent change of the US strategy in the war-torn Iraq.
Sri Lanka's peace process will be on hold until the country's political crisis is resolved, a Norwegian mediator in the talks has said. Norway has played a key part in negotiating peace between Sri Lanka's Government and the Tamil Tigers.
US troops in Iraq arrested Thursday night six Iraqis suspected in attacks against US helicopters, including at least two allegedly involved in last week's downing of a Black Hawk that killed all six Americans on board, officials said Friday. The six were
Poland's football team won a 3-1 victory over Italy's at a special match in Warsaw organized to mark the Pope's 25th anniversary in office. At a meeting with the Polish-born pontiff John Paul II, the teams presented him with a crystal football and a numb
The US has struck at Iraqi insurgents hours after Wednesday's suicide bomb attack at an Italian base in Nasiriyah, and destroyed a warehouse in Baghdad. The US soldiers also chased Iraqis who were seen firing mortars.
The US has challenged the United Nations (UN) nuclear energy watchdog's report that says Iran has not been trying to develop nuclear weapons. US Under-secretary of State for Arms Control John Bolton said the assessment was "impossible to believe".
Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has said his country would not be deterred by the deadly bomb attack on the Italian headquarters in Iraq, which claimed the lives of 18 Italians and about a dozen of other people. Italy remains committed to helpin
The Palestinian legislature approved Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia's Cabinet Wednesday after he and Yasser Arafat made pleas for an end to violence and a renewal of peace talks with Israel. Qureia won approval for his new government, despite complaints abou
US-led forces launched a military operation in Baghdad late Wednesday, setting off a series of explosions that rumbled through the centre of the Iraqi capital. In Washington, a Pentagon official confirmed the operation but gave no details about exact loca
At least 25 people, of which 17 Italian police officers, have reportedly been killed in a truck bomb attack on the Italian headquarters in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriya. A number of other Italians, as well as local Iraqis, are said to have been inju
Bulgaria's Foreign Minister Solomon Passy awarded Wednesday US Ambassador Pardew a special medal on the occasion of the 100 Years of Diplomatic Relations between the U.S.
Head of Iraq's US-appointed Governing Council Jalal Talabani has called for a provisional government to be installed as soon as possible. It is reasonable and necessary to have a provisional government before a new constitution, Talabani insisted.
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