UK Airports Allow Hand Luggage Again

Four days after the UK nationwide terrorist alert was downgraded from critical to severe, all airports in the country eased the Draconian measures and passengers are now allowed to take their hand luggage onboard. The luggage must be the size of a small r

World | August 15, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1896

Bush Blames Iran, Syria for Middle East Violence

US President George Bush blamed Iran and Syria for the current violence in Lebanon, saying those nations seek to undermine peace in the region. "The people in Israel and Lebanon have suffered from this current violence, and we realize that the responsibil

World | August 15, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 824

Truce in Lebanon Broken by Sporadic Fire

The truce between Israel and the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah remains fragile with sporadic violence in southern Lebanon. Israel's army said Hezbollah fired several mortars overnight but it did not respond to the fire as none landed over the border a

World | August 15, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1267

Blackout Plunges Tokyo into Darkness

A serious blackout plunged parts of Tokyo into darkness in the rush hour Monday morning after a ship's crane damaged a transmission line spanning a river. The outrage failed traffic signals and left about 1.

World | August 14, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1223

UK Lowers Terror Threat

The UK has lowered its terror threat by one level Monday, from "critical" to "severe." The change means passengers travelling from UK airports will be allowed to carry one piece of hand luggage, the Department of Transport has said as quoted by media.

World | August 14, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 875

Typhoon Death Toll up in China

The death toll from China's most powerful storm in 50 years has risen to 134, with another 163 people missing. The casualty figures rose after rescuers found 28 more bodies in the coastal city of Fuding, China's official news agency Xinhua said.

World | August 13, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 644

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: 877

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: 912

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: 679

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: 1407

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
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