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