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6.2-Strong Earthquake Hits Indonesia's Sumatra Island

A powerful earthquake shook western Indonesia Tuesday morning, striking off the coast of Sumatra island, the US Geological Survey reported. There were no immediate reports of deaths, injuries or damage from the temblor.

World | October 2, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2361

Kasparov Nominated to Stand for Russian President, Putin to Run for Parliament

Former world chess champion Garry Kasparov, who has become increasingly involved in politics in recent years, will run for president next year after winning nomination by the Other Russia coalition, while on the same day outgoing president Vladimir Putin

World | October 1, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1631

Volcano Eruption in Red Sea Sparks Search for Survivors

The eruption of a volcano on the al-Tair island off the coast of Yemen has sparked a search for at least 9 soldiers, who were deployed there, the BBC reported on Monday.

World | October 1, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1803

Pro-West Blocs Win Ukraine Snap Polls

The pro-Western parties of Orange Revolution leaders Viktor Yushchenko and Yulia Tymoshenko appear to have won a slim majority in Ukraine's election, BBC reported.

World | October 1, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1269

Ukrainians Vote in Parliamentary Polls

Ukrainians headed to voting booths on Sunday as snap polls were called to end months of political turmoil that has paralysed the country's government. More than 43% of the 37 million eligible voters had cast their ballots by 5 pm local time, with voting

World | September 30, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1093

Le Pen: Turkey not a European Country

French far-right nationalist leader Jean-Marie Le Pen renewed his criticism of Turkey's bid to become a member of the European Union on Sunday. Speaking in front of thousands at an electoral rally of Bulgarian nationalist party Ataka, Le Pen dismissed th

World | September 30, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2638

Iran Brands US Army, CIA as "Terrorist"

Iranian MPs slammed on Saturday the US Army and the Central Intelligence Agency as terrorist, hitting back at US lawmakers' designation of the elite Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist organization.

World | September 29, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2781

3 Young Ethnic Albanians Shot Dead in n Skopje

Three young men, ethnic Albanians, have been shot dead late on Friday on a busy boulevard in Skopje, the Bulgarian national radio reported.

World | September 29, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2456

US Girl Raped on Tape Found Safe - Police

A girl who was shown on a videotape being sexually assaulted in Las Vegas has been found and is safe, officials in Nye County, Nevada, said Friday, as cited by CNN. "We have found the child, Madison.

World | September 29, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 5476

Colombia Female Rebel Hijacks Plane

An armed female member of Colombia's Farc rebel group hijacked a small plane to escape her "tortuous life" with the guerrillas, BBC reported.

World | September 29, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1326

Madeleine Killed by Her Mum, Body Hidden in Fridge - Portuguese Police

The parents of Madeleine McCann have called for an end to the "hurtful" smear campaign after sensational new claims that her mother hid her corpse in a fridge after accidentally killing her, British media reported.

World | September 29, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 7831

Kabul Bus Blast "Kills Many"

A powerful explosion on a bus carrying army personnel in the Afghan capital, Kabul, has killed at least 27 people including civilians, BBC reported, citing officials. The bus was destroyed by the blast and witnesses described seeing several dead bodies a

World | September 29, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1379

NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Lifts off

NASA's Dawn spacecraft launched Thursday evening its eight-year, 3.2-billion-mile journey that scientists hope can help them understand the formation of the solar system.

World | September 28, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1174

Resistance Group Claims Iran Builds Secret Nuclear Site

An Iranian resistance group has claimed that Iran is constructing a secret underground military nuclear facility near its Natanz uranium enrichment plant. The opposition National Council of Resistance of Iran said, at a Paris news conference, that the si

World | September 28, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1208

9 Killed in Burmese Crackdown

Nine people have been killed amid a crackdown on anti-government protesters in Burma's main city of Rangoon, state television has reported, as cited by BBC.

World | September 27, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1427

Myanmar Raids Buddhist Monasteries

Security forces in Myanmar raided at least two Buddhist monasteries on the second day of their crackdown on protests, beating and arresting at least 200 monks, according to reports from the capital, Yangon. Facing its most serious challenge since taking

World | September 27, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1841

Reporters: Girl Pictured by Tourist in Morocco Is not Missing Madeleine

The blonde girl, who was photographed by a tourist in Morocco, is not the missing Briton Madeleine McCann, British and Spanish reporters said Wednesday, cited by BBC.

World | September 26, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2716

Tourist Photo Shot in Morocco May Show Missing UK Girl McCann

Missing UK girl Madeleine McCann could be the child snapped in a photo made by a Spanish tourist in Morocco about three weeks ago, BBC reported on Wednesday. "It will be very difficult to prove whether Madeleine is the young girl in the photograph," a fa

World | September 26, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 12478

New Leads in Search of Steve Fossett Reported

There are new leads in the search for missing record-breaking US aviator and adventurer Steve Fossett, ABC TV reported.

World | September 26, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1987

US Polygamist Sect Leader Found Guilty

Warren Steed Jeffs, the leader of a polygamist sect, was found guilty Tuesday of being an accomplice to rape for using his religious authority to push a 14-year-old girl into a marriage she did not want, CNN reported.

World | September 26, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1211

Burma Troops Encircle Monasteries

Truckloads of soldiers and riot police have surrounded a number of monasteries in Burma's largest city, Rangoon, to try to prevent a ninth day of protests, BBC reported.

World | September 26, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1249
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