Jackson's Neverland Catches Fire

Raging fires have destroyed over 40 acres of plant life in Michael Jackson's grand estate Neverland. The blazes have reached about half a kilometer from the main building but were quickly subdued by fire fighters.

World | August 26, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1322

Iraq-Bound UK Soldier Suicides, "Couldn't Kill Children"

A 19-year-old soldier from the UK has killed himself right before his Iraq deployment, claiming he couldn't bear the thought of killing children, the Independent wrote. On his deathbed Jason Chelsea told his mother that he couldn't "go out there and shoot

World | August 25, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1281

France Enhances Lebanon Peace Force, Claims Leadership

President Jacques Chirac has vowed an additional 1,600 French troops to the UN peacekeeping force in south Lebanon. He broke the news in a televised address on Thursday, in which he also said France was willing to continue leading the force.

World | August 25, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1021

Missing Austrian Reappears After 8 Years

A movie plot-like escape has dumbfounded Austrians as a teenager was returned to her family eight years after she was abducted. Natascha Kampusch was found roaming a yard in a residential area northeast of Vienna, and she told passers-by that she was the

World | August 24, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 861

Plane Crash Plunges Ukraine into National Mourning

Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko announced Wednesday, August 23, a day of national mourning, after a plane crash took 170 lives on Tuesday. All flags in the country remained halfway down during the day.

World | August 23, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1135

Italy Offers to Lead the Force in Lebanon

Italy has offered to lead the peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon, a role that was initially assigned to France, BBC reported. The Italian government has agreed to send as many as 3,000 troops.

World | August 22, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1138

Chemistry Students Suspected for Moscow Market Blast

Police in Moscow have detained two chemistry students, who are suspected of blowing up the Moscow market on Monday, killing 10 people and injuring 55 more. The two are aged 18 and 25 and study in Moscow University, local papers say.

World | August 22, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1158

Australian State Lotto Chooses Intralot

Intralot Australia Pty Ltd. Have emerged as the favourite is an international tender of the state lottery of western Australia, Lotterywest.

World | August 22, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1032

Egypt Train Crash Kills 65

At least 65 people have been killed and 140 were injured when two trains clashed north of Egypt's capital of Cairo. One of the trains had stopped on the tracks and the second one crashed into it, derailing and overturning.

World | August 21, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1099

Storm Disrupts Budapest Celebrations, Kills 3

A violent storm that has killed at least three people and injured hundreds, hit Budapest, while people were celebrating Hungary's national holiday Sunday night. Some 250 have been hospitalised as the storm broke out just as fireworks marking the peak of t

World | August 21, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1728

20 Killed, 300 Injured in Baghdad Pilgrimage

At least 20 Shia Muslim were killed and 300 injured as gunmen opened fire on pilgrims in Baghdad. Tens of thousands of Shias are making the annual pilgrimage to the tomb of revered Imam Musa Kadhim in the Kadhimiya neighbourhood.

World | August 20, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1108

Strong Quake Rattles Antarctica

A powerful 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck Sunday in the Scotia Sea between South America and Antarctica, Japanese and US officials said.

World | August 20, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1162

Germany Seizes Lebanese over "Terror Plot"

German police is believed to have discovered a failed terror attack by arresting a Lebanese student on suspicion of planting bombs on trains last month. The man, 21, was detained at the main rail station of Kiel.

World | August 19, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 891

London Plane Diverted over "Bomb"

A plane flying from London to Egypt has been diverted to the Italy's Brindisi because of a bomb scare, world media reported Friday. The plane was operated by charter airline Excel.

World | August 18, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1105

Drunk-Driving Gibson Gets 3 Years on Probation, Joins AA

Hollywood star Mel Gibson has been sentenced to three years on probation, after he was caught driving while intoxicated, reports say. The actor will also have to attend AA meetings five times a week for four and a half months, and pay a fine of USD 1,300.

World | August 18, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 752

Schoolteacher "Killed" US Child Beauty

A former US schoolteacher arrested in Thailand has reportedly confessed to murdering JonBenet Ramsey, an American child beauty queen whose death shook America ten years ago. The suspect was first arrested on unrelated sex charges, officials said.

World | August 17, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2176

Misplaced Bags Follow Tight Measures at UK Airports

Thousands of British Airways passengers have lost their bags as a result of the tighter security measures imposed at UK airports, the airline says. Around 20,000 bags checked in by British Airways passengers have gone missing, half of them were still pile

World | August 16, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1388

UN Seeks to Advance Force in Lebanon

The UN is planning to deploy a 3,500-strong advance force of peacekeepers into Lebanon in 10-15 days, a senior official has said. The force would later be boosted to the full 15,000 agreed in the UN ceasefire resolution.

World | August 16, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 847

UK Airports Allow Hand Luggage Again

Four days after the UK nationwide terrorist alert was downgraded from critical to severe, all airports in the country eased the Draconian measures and passengers are now allowed to take their hand luggage onboard. The luggage must be the size of a small r

World | August 15, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1896

Bush Blames Iran, Syria for Middle East Violence

US President George Bush blamed Iran and Syria for the current violence in Lebanon, saying those nations seek to undermine peace in the region. "The people in Israel and Lebanon have suffered from this current violence, and we realize that the responsibil

World | August 15, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 824

Truce in Lebanon Broken by Sporadic Fire

The truce between Israel and the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah remains fragile with sporadic violence in southern Lebanon. Israel's army said Hezbollah fired several mortars overnight but it did not respond to the fire as none landed over the border a

World | August 15, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1266
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