A plane belonging to Dutch carrier KLM overshot the runway after landing on Saturday at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport. A spokeswoman for the airline said there were no casualties in the mishap.
In Baghdad, US forces have raided a funeral gathering and detained 60 men suspected of links with an al-Qaeda cell blamed for a number of car bomb attacks. This was the first major operation since US reinforcements started streaming into Baghdad last week
India has been gripped by fears of terrorist attacks after the US Embassy in the country said foreign terrorists, including members of al-Qaeda, "allegedly intend' to carry out bomb attacks in New Delhi and Mumbai. The attacks are believed to be planned i
Two Indonesian teenagers have died of the bird flu virus, bringing the country's number of human fatalities to 44, Indonesian health officials announced. The test results, if confirmed, would give Indonesia the world's highest human toll from the virus, B
Authorities in the Philippines have ordered the evacuation of some 20,000 people as fears grow that a volcano could erupt soon. Government officials as quoted by Deutsche Welle said Mount Mayon could threaten up to 60,000 people in the central province of
An Israeli air raid has killed at least 40 people in the southern Lebanese border village of Houla, Lebanon's prime minister announced. Fouad Siniora told an Arab foreign ministers meeting in Beirut that there had been "a horrific massacre".
Some 25 Lebanese have been killed or wounded in an Israeli airstrike strike near the Lebanon-Syria border. Local witnesses said four missiles hit farm workers loading vegetables into a truck, Deutsche Welle reported.
US President George Bush has urged Cubans to work for democratic changes, during his first statement after Cuban leader Fidel Castro, 80, underwent surgery. In a written statement, he pledged Washington's support for Cubans who sought to "build a transiti
Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko has supported his arch-rival Viktor Yanukovych for prime minister, ending a four-month political deadlock. The leader of the Orange Revolution, which rocketed him to the presidency, Yushchenko said he acted after Yanu
Troubled Russian oil firm Yukos has been declared bankrupt by a court in Moscow, clearing the way for the firm to be liquidated. The court ruling backs a vote by shareholders which had rejected Yukos's assurances that it could remain in business and pay t
Israeli planes had launched fresh strikes, targeting the road linking north east Lebanon and Syria, Lebanese security officials said, as cited by the BBC. A village considered to be a Hezbollah stronghold, 15km from the border, was hit several times, poli
Cuban leader Fidel Castro has temporarily handed power to his brother Raul after undergoing surgery. Castro, who turns 80 next month, had suffered internal bleeding after a heavy schedule in recent weeks had affected his health, said a statement written b
Gunmen dressed in Iraqi police uniforms have abducted 25 people in a commercial district in central Baghdad, BBC reported. The gunmen pulled up in 15 vehicles and rounded up staff and customers of a firm on a shopping street in Arasat.
Lebanon is observing a national day of mourning for the 52 victims of an Israeli bombardment on the southern village of Qana. Banks and public offices are closed and flags are flying at half-mast to commemorate the memory of the victims.
Pope Benedict XVI called Sunday upon everyone responsible for the Middle East's "spiral of violence" to put down their weapons immediately. The German-born pontiff stressed the need for immediate cease of fire before hundreds gathered to hear his traditio
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