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Floods Sweep Through Norhtern Greece

Greece announced state of emergency in the Thessaloniki region as floods swept through the north part of the country, Darik News reported. The intense downpour deluged hundreds of buildings during the weekend.

World | October 9, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 919

Killed Russian Journalist's Colleagues Launching Own Probe

The journalists of Russia's Novaya Gazeta newspaper will launch their own probe into the murder of their colleague, daring investigative reporter Anna Politkovskaya. Oleg Hlebnikov, the paper's deputy Editor-in-Chief has told local RIA Novosti agency that

World | October 8, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 652

Russian Journalist Killed in Moscow

Outspoken Russian journalist Anna Politkovska has been shot to death in Moscow, reports say. A neighbour found Politkovska, who gained popularity with her harsh critiques on the war in Chechnya and Northern Caucasus, in the elevator of the block were she

World | October 7, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1138

German Journalists Shot in Afghanistan

Unknown assailants have killed two German journalists in the north of Afghanistan, the local Interior Ministry has announced. The two were shot in their tent in the Baghlan province late Friday night, reports say.

World | October 7, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 974

UN Headquarters Drop Terror Alert

The United Nations headquarters in Geneva has called of the high terror alert imposed Thursday, reports say. Swiss authorities have alerted the UN that the terrorist threat has been removed, and everything at the HQ is now back to normal.

World | October 7, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 652

1 Dies in Moscow Boarding House Fire

One person has been killed and another wounded in a boarding house fire in the centre of Russia's capital of Moscow. Reports say that all the people who lived in the building didn't have a permanent address and some of them were homeless.

World | October 7, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 826

Hungarian PM Wins Confidence Vote

Hungarian Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany has won a confidence vote in parliament amid a continuing row over his admission that he had lied to voters. Earlier on Friday he apologised again for lying about the state of the economy to win the election last

World | October 6, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 785

Terror Alert Puts UN Headquarters Under Strictest Security

The United Nations Headquarters in Geneva has been placed under strictest security measures after terrorist threats, Darik News reported. An internal circulation document shows that UN officials fear a terrorist act after having received several threats.

World | October 5, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 784

US Denies Al Qaeda Leader in Iraq Killed

The US military Thursday denied reports that al Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Ayyub al-Masri had been killed by US forces in a raid, CNN reported. According to Lt Col Barry Johnson, the reports "do not appear to have any substance," although he said several "t

World | October 5, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 926

US Military Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Hungary

A US military plane has made an emergency landing in Budapest Wednesday evening because of a problem in one of the engines. The Boeing 757, which reportedly carried 160 US soldiers, has landed safely.

World | October 5, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 669

Czech Govt Steps Down

The new Czech center-right government has lost a vote of confidence a month after being sworn into office. Just under a half of the 195 MPs present in the lower house voted Tuesday in favour of Mirek Topolanek's minority cabinet.

World | October 4, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 477

Hollywood Star Heads for White House

The famous US actor Christopher Walken will get serious public back up in his president campaign, international media reported. The Hollywood star announced in August 2006 he is going to run for president in the next US elections.

World | October 4, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 914

US Killer Confessed Sex Abuse

The gunman who killed five girls in an attack on a Pennsylvania Amish school told his wife he had molested two young members of his family 20 years ago. Charles Carl Roberts, 32, made the confession in a phone call to his wife just before he started shoot

World | October 4, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 948

Five Dead After Fatal Us Amish School Shooting

The death toll of the Amish school shooting reached five children, all girls, international media reported. The two girls, who died in hospital early on Tuesday morning, were a nine-year-old and a seven-year-old.

World | October 3, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 840

Hungary's Gyurcsany Wants Vote of Confidence

Hungarian Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany, whose Socialist Party was defeated in the local elections on Monday, asked parliament to hold a vote of confidence against him and his program on October 6. "We need this to enable us to carry on with our policie

World | October 3, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 984

Bush: Bin Laden Arrest Only Matter of Time

US President George Bush said it was only a matter of time until Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden faces justice. "I'm just telling you we're dismantling Al Qaeda one person at a time.

World | October 3, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1266

Brazil Mourns Crash Victims 3 Days

Brazilian President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva has declared three days of nationwide mourning after the crash of a passenger plane with 155 people aboard. There is no sign of survivors at the crash site in the Amazonian state of Mato Grosso, the air force

World | October 1, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1179

Israel Completes Lebanon Pullout

Israel has withdrawn the last batch of its troops from Lebanon, fulfilling a key condition of the UN ceasefire that ended its war with Hezbollah. About 200 soldiers crossed into Israel after midnight, army officials said.

World | October 1, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 894

Russia Suspends Georgia Troops Pullout

A senior Russian army commander says Moscow is suspending the withdrawal of its forces from Georgia, amid a spying row between the two countries. Russian forces were to pull out of two bases in Georgia by 2008, but the commander said the security of troop

World | September 30, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 935

Iran, Turkey Gas Pipeline Explodes

An explosion ignited a fire on a natural gas pipeline near the Turkey-Iran border, Turkish news reports said Friday. There were conflicting reports from the two countries about where the blast happened.

World | September 29, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 789

US Senate Passes Terror Trial Bill

The US Senate has voted a controversial law endorsing President George Bush's proposals to interrogate and prosecute foreign terror suspects. The 65-34 vote followed Thursday's backing by the House of Representatives for almost identical legislation.

World | September 29, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 952
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