The software giant Microsoft has agreed to translate their popular Office software into New Norwegian, or Nynorsk. It is Norway's second official language with less than 400,000 everyday users.
French police are reported to be holding a baggage handler at Paris's main international airport after they allegedly found guns, explosives and detonators in his car. The employee of Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport, identified by French media as an Alg
North Korea has hinted it could pull out of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty if the confrontation over its nuclear programme continues. The north has already expelled inspectors from its nuclear complex at Yongbyon and is threatening to restart the fa
Three American doctors have been shot dead in Yemen by a lone gunman - described as a suspected Islamist , BBC reported. A fourth was wounded in the attack in the southern town of Jibla, hospital sources told the AFP news agency.
North Korea has declared it will not give in to threats from the Bush administration that it faces economic isolation unless it abandons its nuclear programme. In a process it defined as "tailored containment", the United States said it would call on Nort
Saudi Arabia has reportedly agreed to make its airspace, airbases and an important operations centre available to United States forces should war with Iraq occur. US military commanders told the New York Times newspaper they had been given private assuran
Kenya's opposition has won a landslide victory in the country's elections, ending the ruling Kanu party's four-decade long spell in power. Not all the votes have yet been counted, but the electoral commission said there was no doubt that Mwai Kibaki of th
On Friday, rescue workers were searching for survivors from a suicide bomb attack on the headquarters of the Russian-backed Chechen Government. At least 46 people are thought to have died when two vehicles packed with explosives blew up outside the buildi
The UN's nuclear watchdog has declared North Korea to be in "complete defiance" of its international obligations, after Pyongyang ordered the expulsion of nuclear observers. Mohamed El Baradei, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), to
Colombian Marxist rebels have attacked their right-wing paramilitary enemies of the United Self-defence Forces of Colombia (AUC) in the northern province of Bolivar. At least 60 people were killed in the fighting, the majority paramilitaries, which were d
Suspected Palestinian militants have killed four Israelis in a Jewish settlement near the West Bank town of Hebron. Israeli military sources said at least eight settlers were wounded, after a gunman sprayed bullets and threw grenades in the dining room of
Suspected Islamic militants arrested in Paris over the last two weeks were planning to attack the Russian embassy in Paris, the French interior ministry says. The group had been "operational" but was now "dismantled and the plan it was preparing thwarted,
Two powerful bombs have devastated the main building of the Russian-backed Chechen Government building in Grozny in an apparent suicide attack. Reports say about 40 people were killed when two vehicles, a truck and a jeep, smashed through security barrier
North Korea is set to expel UN inspectors of its nuclear energy program, according to South Korean news agency reports. It would be the latest escalation of the deepening crisis in the wake of Pyong Yang's decision to refuel a nuclear reactor that's capab
The Turkish parliament has passed amendments to the country's constitution that would allow the leader of the governing party, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, to sit in parliament. The amendments have already been vetoed once by the Turkish President, Ahmet Necdet
China has closed more than 3,000 internet cafes, in what the government says is part of a national workplace safety campaign. The official Chinese news agency said the closures were a safety measure prompted by the deaths in June of 25 people in a fire at
Iraq is helping its citizens stockpile food in case of a US-led attack, Iraqi Trade Minister Mohammed Mehdi Saleh said on Thursday. Baghdad began giving Iraqis double rations of staple foods every other month earlier in the year, Mr Saleh said.
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