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Quake Rattles Southern England

A moderate earthquake shook parts of southeast England Saturday morning, causing damages but no casualties.

World | April 28, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1186

Embattled Wolfowitz, Lover Defend Themselves Next Week

World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz and his girlfriend will face a special panel on Monday to discuss his assistance in helping her land a high-paying job. The panel was appointed by the World Bank's board of shareholder nations last week.

World | April 28, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2173

70 Injured in Clashes over Estonia Statue

At least seventeen-four people were reported injured and more than 300 detained as clashes erupted following the removal of a Soviet war memorial in the Estonian capital, Tallinn.

World | April 28, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1822

Military Helicopter Downed in Chechnya, 18 Killed

At least 18 people died when a military helicopter was shot down in Chechnya. The machine was carrying troops, sent to accomplish a special federal task near the village of Shatoi in southern Chechnya, where rebels still have a significant presence.

World | April 27, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1185

Russian Cellist-Conductor Rostropovich Dies Shortly after 80th Anniversary

One of the greatest cellists ever, the Russian famous cellist and conductor Mstislav Rostropovich, died Friday from intestinal cancer at the age of 80. The musician, who bitterly fought for the rights of Soviet-era dissidents, died in a Moscow clinic he

World | April 27, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1534

Wolfowitz Job-for-Lover Scandal "Harms WB"

World Bank staff have expressed concerns that their credibility is eroding amidst the crisis surrounding the institution's embattled President Paul Wolfowitz. "The credibility of our front line staff is eroding in the face of legitimate questions from ou

World | April 27, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2545

All US Democrat Hopefuls Slam Iraq

All eight Democratic contenders for the United States presidency have attacked President Bush's policy in Iraq, BBC reported.

World | April 27, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1641

Wife, Daughter of Saddam Cousin Killed

The wife and daughter of the brother of "Chemical Ali" al-Majid, a key Saddam aide, have been found dead at their home in Tikrit, Northern Iraq. The wife of Hashim Hassan al-Majid had been shot and the daughter strangled.

World | April 27, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1565

Presidential Run-off Heat on in France

France's campaign for the presidential run-off got underway at midnight with new posters and addresses by the two runners - centre-right Nicolas Sarkozy and socialist contender Segolene Royal.

World | April 27, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1345

Apartment Building Collapses in Istanbul, No Casualties Reported

A residential building collapsed in Istanbul on Thursday, without causing any casualties, although two people have been pulled out of the debris, CNN reported. The six-story building, initially reported as an eight-story, is believed to have crumbled bec

World | April 26, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1468

8-story Building Collapses in Istanbul, Casualties Unknown

An eight-story building collapsed in Istanbul on Thursday, but the number of casualties was not immediately clear, BBC reported. The cause of the collapse is unknown, but residents have received enough warning to flee the building.

World | April 26, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1650

World Marks 21 Years of Chernobyl Blast

Ukraine and many people all over the world commemorate Thursday the twenty-first anniversary since Chernobyl's explosion, the world's worst nuclear disaster. The April 26, 1986, explosion at Chernobyl's reactor No 4 spewed radiation across much of northe

World | April 26, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 11314

Romania Government Sets Date for Presidential Impeachment Referendum

Romania's cabinet decided on Wednesday to hold a referendum that will endorse or reject the Parliament's impeachment of President Traian Basescu on May 19. The country's lawmakers voted last week to suspend Basescu with an overwhelming 322 in favour and

World | April 25, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3586

Russia Buries Former President Yeltsin

The former Russian President Boris Yeltsin was buried with military honours in the historic Novodevichy cemetery in Moscow on Wednesday. The burial was preceded by a funeral service, held in the country's biggest church "Christ the Saviour".

World | April 25, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2514

Poland's Ex-Construction Minister Kills Herself during Home Search

Poland's ex-construction minister, who was involved in corruption affairs, committed suicide during a home search at her home on Wednesday. Barbara Blida, 57, retired in the bathroom and shot herself through the chest, a spokesperson of the Interior Secu

World | April 25, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1910

US Forces Kill Al Qaeda Senior Member in Iraq

US military forces in Iraq announced Wednesday they killed one of the key figures of the terrorist group al Qaeda. Muhammed Abdullah Abbas al-Issawi, described as a security emir for al Qaeda in Iraq in the western Anbar province, was shot dead during a

World | April 25, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1615

Most Habitable Planet Outside Solar System Found

Astronomers found the smallest and most habitable planet outside the solar system, giving new hope to the search for extra-terrestrial life. The planet, which orbits the star Gliese 581, a red dwarf about 20,5 light years away in the constellation Libra,

World | April 25, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 6856

Strike Cancels Flights to and from Denmark

Scandinavian Airlines System, a multi-national airline for Denmark and Sweden, announced the cancellation of more than 100 flights in and out of the Danish capital after Danish cabin crews went on strike.

World | April 25, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1278

Russia Mourns, Buries Yeltsin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared an official day of mourning on April 25 to commemorate the death of Boris Yeltsin.

World | April 25, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1716

Bayrou Under Spotlight Despite First-round Exit in French Polls

Francois Bayrou, who took the third spot in Sunday's first round of presidential elections in France, could yet be the decisive factor in the run-off. Running on a centrist platform that sought to bridge the traditional divide between the conservative n

World | April 24, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1554

Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul to Run for President

Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul was nominated as the country's ruling AK party's presidential nominee. With the party holding the majority in the Turkish Parliament, its nominee is a shoo-in for the job.

World | April 24, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1762
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