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Sarkozy, Royal Start Overseas Run-off Battle

Voting began overseas on Saturday in the second round of France's presidential elections. The heated run-off fight got under way at 1000 GMT in France's tiny island of St.

World | May 5, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1961

Prince of Mecca Dies in US

The Prince of the Islam's holy city of Mecca died Saturday in an US hospital after a long illness. Abdel Majid Bin Abdel Aziz, 65, who has been transported to the US for treatment, passed away after sudden health deterioration.

World | May 5, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1222

Kenyan Plane with 115 people on Board Crashes in Cameroon

A plane belonging to the Kenya Airways with 115 people on board, which went missing shortly after it took off, has crashed in Cameroon, the state radio reported.

World | May 5, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1363

Kenyan Plane with 115 people on Board Goes Missing

A plane belonging to the Kenya Airways with 115 people on board has gone missing shortly after it took off Cameroon on Friday night. The machine, which was flying from Cameroon's town of Douala to the Kenya's capital city of Nairobi, lost communication w

World | May 5, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1062

Sailboat Capsizes in Caribbean Sea, 36 Dead

At least 36 illegal Haitian migrants died and 46 are missing after an overloaded sailboat capsized near the Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean Sea on Friday. The US Coast Guard managed to rescue 78 people out of 160 on board.

World | May 5, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2086

Ukrainian Rivals Agree Snap Polls to End Crisis

Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko and Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovich agreed on snap parliamentary polls to end the political crisis that has gripped the country in recent weeks, the BBC reported. Yushchenko dissolved the parliament last month and s

World | May 4, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1120

Borat In Time's Influential People List, Bush Not

British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, who won notoriety for his portrayal of fictional character Borat, made the list of Time magazine's 100 most influential people, but US president George W. Bush was left out.

World | May 4, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1473

Royal: Sarkozy to Plunge France into Violence

Segolene Royal, the Socialist contender in France's presidential run-off, has warned of violence sweeping the country if rivalling right-winger Nicolas Sarkozy wins the elections.

World | May 4, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2431

Growth in Greenhouse Gas Emissions "Can be Curbed"

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions at reasonable cost is possible, experts at a major UN climate change conference in Bangkok have agreed, BBC reported.

World | May 4, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1540

Busta Rhymes Busted for Drunk Driving

US rapper Busta Rhymes was arrested Thursday in New York for driving under the influence of alcohol. Manhattan police pulled over the rapper, because his car was zigzagging down the road.

World | May 3, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2261

US and Syria in Ground-Breaking High-Level Talks

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has begun a ground-breaking meeting with the Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem at a summit in Egypt, BBC reported.

World | May 3, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1099

Turkish Parliament Agrees Snap Polls to Escape Political Crisis

Turkish lawmakers agreed on Thursday to call snap poll on June 22, instead of November, in order to escape the political crisis caused by the disputed presidential election. The country's Constitutional Court declared the Parliament' presidential vote on

World | May 3, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 927

World Discuses Reporters' Security on Press Freedom Day

The crimes committed against reporters all around the world and the journalists' security will be one of the main topics to be discussed at a Thursday conference in Columbia, which will mark the World Media Freedom Day 2007. The conference has been organ

World | May 3, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1104

Emotions Run High in France's Run-off Dispute

The two France's presidential runners carried on a violent TV dispute, watched by more than 20 million people on Wednesday. Centre-right Nicolas Sarkozy and socialist contender Segolene Royal discussed the country as a whole, the institutions, economic,

World | May 3, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1422

Former Afghanistan's PM Shot Dead in Kabul

The former Afghanistan's Prime Minister Abdul Saboor Farid was shot dead Wednesday evening in front of his house in the capital city of Kabul. Several men shot Farid dead while driving a car along the street.

World | May 3, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1443

British Petroleum CEO Resigns over Homosexual Relationship

Lord John Browne, CEO of British Petroleum, surprisingly resigned from his post on Tuesday after he lost a court battle with a London tabloid over revelations of his homosexual relationship with a younger man. The British magnate handed his resignation e

World | May 2, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 5614

Chelsea Vice President Feared Dead in Crashed Flight from Liverpool

An honorary vice president of Chelsea football club is believed to be among the four people aboard the helicopter that went missing early on Wednesday after taking off from Liverpool.

World | May 2, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1882

Explosion Demolishes Building in Spain, Death Toll Up to 7

At least seven people died and 12 were injured after a building collapsed in the Spanish city of Palencia on Tuesday. The demolition was caused by an explosion after gas flowing.

World | May 2, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1108

Bush Veto Draft on Drawing off US Troops in Iraq

President George Bush put a veto on the draft on withdrawing the US troops from Iraq on Tuesday. The draft, which has been prepared from the democrats in the Congress, provided drawing off the army until the beginning of the next year.

World | May 2, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1060

Turkey's Constitutional Court Annuls Presidency Vote

Turkey's Constitutional Court ruled to accept the appeal by one of the country's major opposition parties, which demanded the annulment of the Parliament's presidential vote on Friday. The secularist opposition believes the ruling AK party pursues an Isl

World | May 1, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1384

EU, US No Closer to Free Travel after Summit

The US appears no closer to lifting visas on citizens of 12 European Union member states, Bulgaria among them, after top-level talks in Washington, DC. Visa-free travel was one of the issues on the agenda of the summit, attended by German Chancellor Ange

World | May 1, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1806
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