France and Libya moved closer to reaching a deal on boosting compensation paid to the families of victims of the 1989 bombing of the French UTA airliner in line with the pay-out made for the Lockerbie tragedy, officials said. Libya's ambassador to Britain
France says that if the United States wants other countries to send troops to Iraq, it needs to share sensitive information and the military command. "Sharing the burden and the responsibilities in a world of equal and sovereign nations means also sharing
People in the UK who attend various events over the August bank holiday weekend will face travel chaos due to railway lines being closed for repairs. The East Coast line from London to Edinburgh, the track between London and South Wales and the route from
A massive earth tremor hit a sparsely populated part of New Zealand's South Island Friday. The tremor was felt across a large part of the South Island and power was briefly cut to two small towns, Australia's National Radio reported.
Government and rebel delegates in Liberia selected businessman Gyude Bryant to head the country's interim post-war administration. Disarmament of Liberia's warring factors will be possible within two years, Bryant said following his appointment.
Ismail Abu Shanab, a senior leader of the Palestinian militant group Hamas was killed in an air strike in Gaza City as Israel exacted revenge for a massive suicide bombing. At least two other people have died as pilots targeted the car of Shanab, witnesse
The Sobig Windows virus that overwhelmed e-mail inboxes around the world is one of the fastest growing viruses ever. E-mail filtering firm MessageLabs said it had intercepted more than a million copies of Sobig F in 24 hours, more than for any other virus
The Palestinian group Hamas has called off its ceasefire after an Israeli missile strike killed one of its leaders in Gaza City. Helicopter gunships fired several missiles at a car, killing Ismail Abu Shanab, one of Hamas' best-known leaders, and two of h
Coalition troops in Iraq have captured one of Saddam Hussein's top generals, Ali Hassan al-Majid, known as "Chemical Ali", US Central Command has confirmed. The military said he was in custody of coalition forces but gave no further details about his capt
The United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan has insisted the US-led coalition powers in Iraq are responsible for security around the bombed UN building in Baghdad. But he stopped short of blaming the United States for not preventing the attack, saying
A virus that debuted this week has been declared the fastest spreading e-mail plague of all time, while another malicious program that hit last week continued to disrupt computers worldwide. MessageLabs Inc.
Liberia's rebels and government picked a Monrovia businessman to lead the country's post-war transition government, delegates said Thursday after a day and night of deliberations. The choice of Gyude Bryant as chairman was to be officially announced later
Israeli troops and tanks moved into the West Bank towns of Nablus and Jenin early Thursday, searching for Palestinian militants in the wake of a devastating suicide bombing earlier in the week, police and Palestinian officials said. In Hebron, Israeli tro
Fourteen Europeans freed from a five-month hostage ordeal in the Sahara desert are on a plane heading for Germany. The tourists - nine Germans, four Swiss and a Dutchman - left the Malian capital Bamako bound for Cologne just before 0000 GMT.
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