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KLM Plane Leaves Runway in Amsterdam

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.

World | August 12, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 979

US Forces Arrest 60 Suspect Terrorists

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

World | August 12, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1025

US Warns of Terror Attacks in India

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

World | August 11, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1218

Chavez: Castro Fights for His Life

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has announced his close friend and ally Fidel Castro is in a "great battle for life". However, he exuded optimism about the 79-year-old Cuban leader's recovery.

World | August 11, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1171

Bird Flu Toll Hits 44 in Indonesia

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

World | August 8, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 774

Philippine Volcano Verges on Eruption

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

World | August 7, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 811

Israeli Strike Kills at Least 40

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".

World | August 7, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 819

Russia Holds 2 for Hermitage Theft

Russia has arrested two suspects over the theft of more than 200 items from the Hermitage. In July, the theft of jewellery, silverware and icons from the famous art museum was discovered.

World | August 6, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 863

Hezbollah Kill 10 Israelis

Hezbollaz rocket strikes on northern Israel have killed at least two people, world media said Sunday. Elsewhere, at least 20 were injured in a hail of rockets against the city of Haifa.

World | August 6, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 820

Storm Kills Dozens in China

A tropical storm has killed more than 30 people in South China, it was reported on Saturday. Prapiroon made landfall on Thursday, affecting several provinces and destroying thousands of homes.

World | August 5, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 808

Israel Expands Lebanon Bombing

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.

World | August 4, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 876

Bush Calls for Democratic Change in Cuba

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

World | August 4, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 911

Ukraine Govt Deadlock Solved

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

World | August 3, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 677

Israel Resumes Attack on Beirut

Israel has launched a new air strike on the Lebanese capital, Beirut, after a pause of several days. Early on Thursday, Israel struck the southern Beirut suburb of Dahieh, a Hezbollah stronghold.

World | August 3, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1406

Israel Seizes Hezbollah Fighters

Israel's Army say they have seized several Hezbollah fighters, in a raid on the town of Baalbek. Air strikes on the town have killed 11 people, according to world news reports.

World | August 2, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 985

Court Declares Yukos Bankrupt

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

World | August 1, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 973

Fresh Strikes in Lebanon

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

World | August 1, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 803

Castro Steps Down after Surgery

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

World | August 1, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1132

Iraqi "Policemen" Abduct 25 Civilians

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.

World | July 31, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1927

Lebanon Mourns Qana Victims

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.

World | July 31, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1910

Pope Calls for Immediate Cease of Israeli-Lebanon Fire

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

World | July 30, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 977
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