An American helicopter has crashed near Falluja, according to media reports. It was not immediately clear whether the aircraft was downed by Iraqi insurgents.
A four-Richter quake hit South Eastern historical city of Bam at 07:11 local time on Tuesday. According to geophysicists, the quake lasted for about seven seconds, shattering the half-devastated walls and buildings in the city, hit by a 6.
Manchester United have denied being the target for a possible terrorist attack. The Sun newspaper claimed earlier that police have foiled a suicide bomb plot to kill soccer fans at Saturday's English Premier League match between champions Manchester Unite
A Russian-American-Dutch crew blasted into orbit Monday aboard a Russian spacecraft en route to the international space station. This is the third manned mission since the US shuttle program was halted after the Columbia disaster.
UK Prime Minister Tony Blair is set to announce this week whether Britain will hold a referendum on the European Constitution. He had previously rejected holding a public voting on the Constitution, which is due to be agreed by 18 June.
The UN war crimes tribunal in Hague reduced the prison sentence of a Bosnian Serb general to 35 years from 46 previously announced. Radislav Krstic, 56, was sentenced in August 2001 for playing a pivotal role in the slaughter of at least 7,500 Bosnian Mus
Five US troops were killed in insurgent attacks across Iraq on Saturday and a sixth died in a tank rollover. A US military spokesman in Baghdad said two Iraqi civilians were killed in a guerrilla rocket barrage in Baghdad.
Centre-left Ivan Gasparovic, leader of the non-parliamentary Movement for Democracy (HZD), defeated surprisingly Vladimir Meciar in Slovakia's run-off of the direct presidential elections on April 17. Gasparovic collected 1,079,592 votes, or 59.
At least nine people have been killed and about 150,000 evacuated after a number of gas explosions at a chemical plant in south-western China. According to reports chlorine gas leaked from seven tanks at the plant in the city of Chongqing.
The trial against Iraq's former President Saddam Hussein will most probably start after July this year. Members of Iraq's governing council said that the representatives of the coalition forces have already wrapped up the interrogation.
Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero was sworn in as Spain's prime minister by King Juan Carlos I, replacing Jose Maria Aznar as head of government. Spain's Socialists ousted ruling conservatives by wining 43% as compared to 38% of the votes in general elections
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon arrived home from Washington, facing a tough domestic battle over his "unilateral disengagement" plan despite a boost from his talks with President Bush. Sharon's first challenge is to convince skeptical members of his Likud Pa
A corruption trial against Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi resumed after a 10-month halt, but was thrown into immediate confusion when prosecutors suggested the chief judge might be biased.The high-profile case was put on ice last June after parl
US occupation troops have fought fierce clashes in the western city of Falluja killing at least fifteen Iraqis over the last two days. US warplanes attacked targets in the town, and one US armoured vehicle was destroyed in the fighting on Thursday night.
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