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Second Powerful Quake Strikes Indonesia in 2 Days

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.

World | September 13, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1997

8.2-Strong Indonesia Quake Kills at Least 7

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

World | September 12, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2140

8.2-Strong Indonesia Quake Kills at Least 3

At least three people are dead in Sumatra as a result of an 8.2-magnitude earthquake that shook buildings across Indonesia and sparked widespread panic, CNN reported.

World | September 12, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2522

7.9-Strong Quake Hits Indonesia

A powerful earthquake shook Indonesia's island of Sumatra on Wednesday, triggering a small tsunami, CNN reported.

World | September 12, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1455

President Putin Dissolves Russia's Government

Russian President Vladimir Putin dissolved Wednesday the government at the request of the country's Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov, Russian media reported.

World | September 12, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1698

Worlds' Smartest Parrot Alex Dies at 31

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

World | September 12, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4709

Russia Tests World's Most Powerful Vacuum Bomb

Russia has tested the most powerful non-nuclear weapon in the world, CNN reported Wednesday.

World | September 12, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 6555

Japan's PM Abe Resigns

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

World | September 12, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 992

Scare in Turkey Boosts 9/11 Jitters

An unexploded car bomb was found in Turkey on the sixth anniversary of the September 11 attacks.

World | September 11, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1422

US Pays Tribute to 9/11 Victims with 4 Minutes of Silence, Bells Toll

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

World | September 11, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1498

US Military Airport in Germany Gets Terrorist Threats

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.

World | September 11, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2800

Osama bin Laden Appears in New Video on 9/11 Anniversary

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

World | September 11, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4478

Al-Qaeda Sustains Media Offensive with New Tape

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

World | September 10, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1972

Colombian Police Capture Drug Kingpin

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

World | September 10, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1895

Pakistan Deports Ex-PM on Return from Exile

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been arrested and deported within hours of returning from exile, BBC reported, citing officials.

World | September 10, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1221

Pakistan "to Deport" Ex-PM Sharif after Exile

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.

World | September 10, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1345

Parents of Missing UK Girl Return to Britain

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

World | September 9, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2982

Israeli Police Arrests Neo-Nazi Gang

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

World | September 9, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3118

Al-Qaeda Lays Claim to Algerian Twin Bombings

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

World | September 9, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2051

UN Secretary General Visits Libya for Darfur Talks

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

World | September 8, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1350

22 Killed in Unsuccessful Assassination Attempt in Algeria

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

World | September 8, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2745
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