Hezbollah guerrillas fired shells over northern Israel on Sunday, killing one person and injuring four, officials said. The casualties came amid an upsurge of border violence following months of calm.
Three gunmen were killed and six soldiers wounded when troops clashed with a group of armed men believed to be protecting escaped Jemaah Islamiyah bomber Fathur Rohman al Ghozi in the southern Philippines, the military said. First infantry division chief
Pakistan launched a three-day Information Technology exhibition aimed at boosting exports of software products, officials said. "The exhibition is a means to promote Pakistani software industry exports and we are hopeful of a rise from last year's 700 mil
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat reacted angrily Saturday to an Israeli raid in the West Bank that killed three Palestinians, saying the violence threatens the peace process. Two of those killed in Friday's raid on a bomb lab by Israeli troops were member
Indonesia's defence minister has named an Islamic militant group as the prime suspect in the attack on a luxury US-run hotel in Jakarta. Matori Abdul Djalil said he was "sure" Jemaah Islamiah was behind the bombing of the Marriott Hotel, in which 10 peopl
Typhoon Etau roared over Japan's main island of Honshu, leaving at least eight people dead or missing and 71 others injured while snarling airline and rail traffic, officials said. Four people have been confirmed dead and four others missing on Saturday a
Concerned Iraqi police lack the skills, the FBI will take over investigating the car bombing of the Jordanian Embassy as authorities worry those terrorists with links to Osama bin Laden may be operating in Iraq. The bombing, which killed 19 people and inj
The Portuguese government said wildfires that have torn through the country for several weeks have caused nearly one billion euros (1.1 billion dollars) in damages, as exhausted firefighters battled with new blazes in central Portugal.
The Archbishop of Canterbury has summoned all the primates of the Anglican church to discuss the appointment of gay bishop Gene Robinson in the US. Dr Rowan Williams said the meeting will take place in October in London.
A severed head found at the scene of a hotel bombing in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, has been identified as that of a member of an Islamic militant group, police have said. The head of Asmar Latinsani, 28, from West Sumatra, was identified by two jail
The armed wing of the Palestinian militant group, Hamas, has called on members to avenge the death of two of its leaders killed in an Israeli army raid. Two other Palestinians and an Israeli soldier were killed after Israeli troops surrounded a building i
Five Iraqi men and one child were killed early Friday by US gunfire in a street market in the town of Tikrit. US soldiers opened fire at five arms sellers who were test firing Kalashnikov assault rifles for customers at 8:30 am, killing them.
There was no sign of a let-up to the European heatwave as temperatures remained close to record levels across much of the continent. Thermometers from London to Lisbon once again climbed to the high 30s Celsius (95 Fahrenheit) -- higher in parts of Portug
Film star Arnold Schwarzenegger has announced he will run as a Republican candidate for governor of California. Schwarzenegger, best known for his role in the Terminator films, revealed his intention during a taping of the American television programme Th
Lessons from the atomic bomb tragedy in the southwestern Japanese port city of Nagasaki are fading with time as apathy among young people is thwarting efforts to revive the bitter memories. Nagasaki National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims
Indonesian judges began reading their verdict on the first suspect to face judgement in the Bali bombing trials as police imposed tight security around the court. Amrozi, a village mechanic, was the first of 34 people to be detained for the bombing of las
Israel freed about 340 Palestinian prisoners in a bid to jump-start halting peace efforts - but the gesture fell flat among Palestinians, who had hoped for a mass release and said authorities chose mostly prisoners whose terms were about to expire anyway.
Firefighters gained the upper hand over the deadly forest fires, which have swept across Portugal over the past week but remained on high alert as forecasters warned temperatures were set to rise and the death toll from the blazes climbed to 14. The coole
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