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UNHCR Calls for Urgent Help in Iraq

The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, has appealed for USD 60 M in emergency aid to help more than 1.7 million Iraqis displaced by the ongoing violence.

World | January 8, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 770

Democrats Take Control of US Congress

The Democratic Party has taken control of the US Congress for the first time in 12 years. California representative Nancy Pelosi, the first woman to ever hold the powerful position of Speaker of the House, said it was an historic day for the Democrats.

World | January 4, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1452

North Korea's Foreign Minister Dies at 78

North Korea's foreign minister Paek Nam Sun has died, the country's official media reported Wednesday. No details about the exact date and place of his death were immediately available.

World | January 3, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 903

UN New Chief Declines to Condemn Saddam Execution

The newly inaugurated UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon stirred controversy by refusing to condemn the execution of Saddam Hussein.

World | January 3, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 704

Russia Tops List of 2006 Spacecraft Launches

Russia has the first place in space launches with 45% of the world's spacecraft launches conducted in 2006, RIA Novosti reported. In 2006, Russia already conducted 25 launches, including a Soyuz-2-1B carrier rocket with a Fregat booster and a French Coro

World | December 29, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1357

Taiwan Shattered by Powerful Earthquake

A powerful earthquake has been registered in southwestern Taiwan on Tuesday, triggering a potentially destructive tsunami that was headed toward the Philippines. The U.

World | December 26, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1213

US Report on Killing Taliban Leader

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World | December 23, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 888

Part of Major Road in Sweden Collapses

Part of the E6 main road in the west Sweden's Munkedal has collapsed in a landslide. At least 14 vehicles and 37 people were involved in the incident, when the road collapsed under them in a landslide.

World | December 21, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 981

New US Defence Secretary Lands in Iraq

The new US Defence Secretary paid a surprise visit to Baghdad, just two days after being sworn into office. Robert Gates was meeting US commanders and Iraqi political leaders to help devise a new strategy the Bush administration is planning to put in plac

World | December 20, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 912

Al-Qaeda Chief: We will Continue Attacking US

Ayman al-Zawahiri,Al-Qaeda's second in command, vowed the terror group will not stop attacks on USA as long as the United States strikes Muslims on their land. He declared attacks will continue in a videotape aired Wednesday.

World | December 20, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1100

10 Killed in Rock Concert Stampede in Indonesia

A total of ten people, nine of them teenagers, have been killed in a stampede at the end of a rock concert in Indonesia. Thousands of fans rushed for the exits after the end of the concert of popular local band Ungu, causing the tragic incident.

World | December 20, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1083

Second Suspect Held in Ipswich Killings Probe

A 48-year-old man is the second man seized in connection with the murders of five women found near Ipswich, in the Suffolk countryside. He is being held on suspicion of murdering prostitutes Gemma Adams, Anneli Alderton, Tania Nicol, Paula Clennell and A

World | December 19, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2241

Chavez: Castro not Suffering from Cancer

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez has dismissed suggestions that Cuban leader and ally Fidel Castro has cancer, but said was struggling with "a great battle". Nevertheless he denied the illness was fatal.

World | December 16, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 948

US's California, Florida Impose Ban on Lethal Injections

US's California and Florida imposed a moratorium on the lethal injection procedure that required more than 30 minutes to kill condemned prisoners on Friday. Prison staffers failed to insert needles properly into the veins of condemned murderer Angel Nieve

World | December 16, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 919

Pinochet Cremated after Funeral

Chile's former dictator Augusto Pinochet will be cremated on Tuesday following a military funeral. The decision was taken by his relatives to prevent pillaging the grave of a man, reviled or revered.

World | December 12, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1360

Interpol Joins Investigation into Ex-KGB Agent Murder

Interpol has already joined the investigation into the killing of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko, the Interfax news agency reported Tuesday. The head of the Russian Interpol National Central Bureau, Timur Lakhonin, told reporters that "consider

World | December 12, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 867

Car Bombs Kill at Least 57 in Baghdad

Two car bombs exploded in a main square of central Baghdad on Tuesday morning, killing at least 57 people and wounding 148, police said. Gunfire sounded immediately after the blast and thick black smoke could be seen rising from the site.

World | December 12, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 537

North Korean Dies after Severe Beating in Russia

Three North Koreans have been attacked in the Russian Pacific port city of Vladivostok by unidentified assailants, Russian media reported. One of them died later in a local hospital.

World | December 11, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 776

Afghan President Cries During Speech

Afghan President Hamid Karzai became emotional during a speech on human rights on Sunday, crying and taking long pauses as he described how Afghan children are being killed by terrorists from Pakistan and in bombing raids by NATO and the US-led coalition.

World | December 10, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1076

Circus Tiger Rips Off Man's Arm in Spain

A circus tiger has torn off the arm of a Polish man who was attempting to take a picture of the animal with a cell phone. The Pole and a friend were applying for a job at the circus and while one was clearing out details with the management, the other str

World | December 4, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1584

Philippines Typhoon Toll Exceeds 1,000

More than 1,000 have been declared dead or missing in the wake of the supertyphoon that struck the Philippines last week. Official figures show that the death toll rose to 425 people with 599 more missing.

World | December 4, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1305
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