A strong aftershock measuring 5.2 on the combined Richter scale hit Algeria this morning.
The controversial Arab satellite television station al-Jazeera has replaced its chief executive Mohammed Jassem al-Ali. However, the move was not linked to reports that the television had been infiltrated by Iraqi intelligence, spokesman said.
Investigators have recovered the flight recorders of a Ukrainian plane which crashed on a Turkish mountainside in thick fog, killing all 75 people on board. Turkish Defence Minister Vecdi Gonul, quoted by Anatolia news agency, said the voice and data flig
The constitution has been written in an effort to streamline the workings of the European Union before it expands next year to 25 countries. Plans for an elected EU president, an elected foreign minister and backing for a common foreign policy were public
Travellers to and from France are suffering a day of chaos as air traffic controllers strike against proposed pension reforms. Members of the CGT union walked out at 06:00BST, forcing the cancellation of up to 80% of French flights.
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has signalled he is serious about reaching a peace deal with the Palestinians. Sharon indicated a willingness to withdraw from the West Bank and Gaza - unusually for him describing Israel's military presence in the Pale
The World Health Organization has put Canada's largest city Toronto back on the list of areas affected by the deadly SARS virus.The decision came after eight new probable SARS cases and twenty-six suspected cases were reported in Toronto, Dr Paul Gully of
The record for the fastest ever ascent of Mount Everest has been broken for the second time in three days. Lakba Gelu Sherpa made the ascent from Base Camp to the summit in less than 11 hours in this way beating the previous best time with over 2 hours.
Looting and disease threatened survivors of Algeria's earthquake and foreign rescuers began to pull out Sunday as hopes diminished for finding more people alive in the ruins. As the death toll from Wednesday's quake neared 2,200, anger erupted over the sl
Australian Governor-General Peter Hollingworth has offered to resign from his post as the country's nominal head of state. Hollingworth, 68, the Queen's representative in the country, has been under intense pressure over recent weeks following allegations
The Bush administration, alarmed by intelligence suggesting that al Qaeda operatives in Iran had a role in the May 12 suicide bombings in Saudi Arabia, has suspended once-promising contacts with Iran, Washington Posr reported. Citing administration offici
Dozens of people are missing after two ferries collided near the capital of the Philippines - Manila. The coastguard said at least eight people were killed in the collision, which sank one of the vessels off Corregidor Island in Manila Bay.
Five more people have died from the Sars virus in Chinam, which sent Sars specialists and medical supplies to the island of Taiwan in a gesture of solidarity with its rival and neighbour China offered to send Sars specialists and medical supplies to the i
The death toll in Algeria reached nearly 1,500, on Friday with more than 7,000 injured by the quake that struck Wednesday at the evening dinner hour, measuring as much as 6.8 on the Richter scale on some monitors.
The World Health Organization has lifted its travel warning to Hong Kong and China's southern Guangdong province, saying the Sars virus there was now under control. The WHO issued its alerts to two of the world's hotspots for Severe Acute Respiratory Synd
Britain's appeals court has quashed the convictions of nine Afghan men jailed for hijacking a plane in Afghanistan and forcing it to fly to London's Stansted airport. The men were jailed in January last year after the jury failed to accept their defense t
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