At least 26 African migrants died trying to reach Italy in an overcrowded boat. More than 70 survivors were rescued by a freighter off the coast of Sicily.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez led a rally of hundreds of thousands of supporters Sunday one week before a crucial referendum on his rule, which he said would be a contest between him and US "imperialism." The extrovert left-wing populist leader joined
The world's longest pending bridge was unveiled in Greece with a splendid ceremony. Otto Rehhagel, the German coach who helped Greece's football team win Euro 2004 will carry the Olympic flame across a newly built bridge.
Australia's Prime Minister John Howard faced the criticism of more than 40 former Australian diplomats and defence chiefs, who accused him of deceiving the country over the reasons for the Iraq war. "We are concerned that Australia was committed to join t
Asia's biggest gay and lesbian festival opens off late Saturday in Singapore, which has banned gay groups from registering as societies. Organizers promise the three-day event will kick off in spectacular fashion with all-night partying and dancing at the
US employers added just 32,000 workers to their staff numbers last month, as far weaker employment figures than expected were revealed. The addition to the "non-farms payroll" was the lowest this year, and smaller than the most gloomy estimate.
Over 300 fighters loyal to a firebrand Iraqi Shiite cleric have been killed in fierce clashes around the holy city of Najaf in the past two days. Battles in other Shiite areas of the country have killed dozens more, according to Iraqi authorities.
A quake measured 4 on the Richter scale incited fears in Macedonian capital Skopje, reminded local people of a deadly earthquake more than three decades ago. According to Greek MPA news agency, the quakes were registered early on Friday morning, with epic
At least 17 people were killed Thursday and a US helicopter was shot down as Coalition troops fought with Shiite Muslim followers of the radical Iraqi cleric Al-Sadr. More than 100 people were reported wounded in the Shiite south and the Baghdad slum stro
Supermodel Claudia Schiffer has been banned from filming a television commercial at Germany's highest mountain peak because authorities said it would defame a national landmark. Schiffer, 33, was to appear in a spot for a mail-order company alongside gian
Nine Indian policemen were killed and eight injured in an attack on their camp by suspected Muslim militants in the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, police said on Thursday. Militants stormed their way into the camp of India's Central Reserve Police Forc
A forensic team examined the charred interior of a Paraguayan supermarket to determine the cause of a weekend blaze that killed more than 400 people. As the specialists took burn samples from the building, Interior Minister Orlando Fiorott said the invest
Six Jordanian and Turkish truck drivers from held hostage in Iraq have been released. Jordan announced Tuesday that seven of its citizens had been taken hostage by a group calling itself "The Mujahideen of Iraq, the Group of Death".
Thousands of hotel workers in the Greek capital Athens are staging a one-day strike calling for a big pay rise just days before the Olympic Games. They say they are ready to take further action unless their salaries are doubled ahead of this month's games
The radical Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's militia has kidnapped 18 Iraqi police officers, apparently to force authorities to release detained militants. The kidnappings took place as Sadr's aides accused authorities of trying to arrest officials in the cl
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