A second powerful earthquake hit Indonesia's island of Sumatra on Thursday, just a day after a strong tremor killed at least six people and destroyed dozens of buildings, BBC reported.
At least seven people are dead in Sumatra as a result of an 8,2-magnitude earthquake that shook buildings across Indonesia and sparked widespread panic. The quake in the Indian Ocean shook buildings in Jakarta nearly 640 kilometers (400 miles) away from
Alex, possibly the smartest and most famous parrot ever, has died last Thursday at 31. The bird was a research subject for 30 years for scientists at Harvard University and helped them conclude the species' intellect can match that of a five-year-old chi
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday he would resign from the job just a year after taking over. Abe was handpicked by his predecessor Junichiro Koizumi to push forward with reforms, but has failed to live up to the standards set by Koizu
People across the US, including top statesmen, are to join Tuesday's commemorations of the September 11 victims on the sixth anniversary of the horrific terrorist attacks that took the lives of about 3000 people. The events begin at 08:46, the exact time
German police launched a major operation at the US military airport at Spangdahlem after US forces have been threatened by phone, Inguirer.net reported Tuesday.
A new video featuring an introduction from al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden appeared on the Internet on Tuesday, CNN reported. In the tape a voice identified as bin Laden's praises 9/11 Saudi Arabia's hijacker Waleed al-Shehri, who was on board of the pla
Al-Qaeda will continue its media offensive by releasing a second tape of its spiritual leader, Osama bin Laden, in less than a week, according to a banner on a website linked with al-Qaeda in the past. Scheduled to coincide with the sixth anniversary of
Colombian police said on Monday they have captured the country's most important drug baron, who appears on FBI's "10 most wanted list". Diego Montoya is alleged to be the leader of Colombia's last remaining major drug cartel, the Norte del Valle, which i
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been arrested and is to be deported after returning to Pakistan from exile, BBC reported, citing officials. After landing in Islamabad, he was charged and bundled onto a helicopter.
The parents of missing four-year-old Madeleine McCann returned to Britain on Sunday, just two days after Portuguese police named them as formal suspects. Their new status does not prevent them from leaving Portugal, but it expands the scope of the questi
Israeli police have arrested eight people, aged between 16 and 21, who are charged with carrying out attacks against foreigners, gay people and religious Jews, the BBC reported. Searches in their homes in the town of Petah Tikva have yielded Nazi uniform
The North African wing of al-Qaeda claimed the two suicide attacks that rocked Algeria in the last days, killing more than 50 people. The attacks come just months after similar bombings, also claimed by the organisation that calls itself al-Qaeda in the
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Libya on Saturday to hold talks with Muammar Qaddafi on the resolution of the Darfur crisis, giving yet a new sign that Libya's international isolation is coming to an end. Libya's relations with the West have
A total of 22 people died and another 107 were wounded in an assassination attempt against Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika. A bomber had detonated the device after being discovered by the crowd in Batna, northeastern Algeria, before Bouteflika ha
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