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Heartbroken Student Is Virginia Tech Shooter

The man, who killed 32 people at Virginia Tech before turning his gun on himself on Monday, is an Asian student at the university, the President Charles Steger announced Tuesday. The student is thought to have killed his girlfriend after she dumped him a

World | April 17, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3988

Virginia Tech President: We Could Not Have Predicted the 2nd Attack

Virginia Tech president Charles Steger told CNN the authorities could not have predicted the second attack on the campus. There were two hours between the two separate attacks, the second of which saw 31 deaths, and officials have come under harsh critic

World | April 17, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1106

Romanian Professor Among Virginia Tech Dead

Romanian-born Liviu Librescu, who taught engineering at the Virginia Tech university, is among the casualties of the shooting rampage that left 33 people dead on Monday, the CNN reported. Librescu reportedly blocked the door to his classroom to allow stu

World | April 17, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2089

Virginia Governor Declares State of Emergency

Virginia governor Tim Kaine declared a state of emergency after Monday's shootings at the Virginia Tech, deploying state personnel, equipment and other resources to the university's campus to help out in the aftermath of the disaster, Fox News reported.

World | April 17, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1175

Virginia Tech Officials Thought Shooter Had Left Campus

Officials at Virginia Tech jumped against allegations they were slow in sending out an alert, saying they thought the killer had left campus after the first shooting.

World | April 17, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1673

US Carnage Survivors Slam Authorities

Survivors of the worst shooting rampage in US history have criticised authorities for waiting too long to alert people a gunman was on the loose, BBC reported. The rampage at Virginia Tech university killed at least 33 including a suspected gunman.

World | April 17, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1093

33 Slaughtered in Virginia Tech Shooting

The death toll from the twin shooting in a dorm and classroom at Virginia Tech on Monday reached 33, CNN reported, describing the tragedy as the deadliest campus shooting in United States history. A gunman opened fire, taking many casualties before he wa

World | April 17, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1430

At least 29 Killed in Virginia Tech Shooting, Death Toll May Rise

At least 29 people were killed and another 21 injured in a twin shooting in a dorm and classroom at Virginia Tech on Monday, CNN reported.

World | April 16, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3595

At least 20 Killed in Virginia Tech Shooting

At least 22 people were killed and another 21 injured in a twin shooting in a dorm and classroom at Virginia Tech on Monday, CNN reported.

World | April 16, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1500

EC Concerned over Wolfowitz's Scandal Impact on Ties with World Bank

The European Commission voiced concerns over the way the allegations against embattled World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz could affect the ties between the two bodies.

World | April 16, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1001

Military Plane Crashes in Guinea's State Broadcasting Centre

A military plane crashed into the Guinea's state broadcasting centre on Monday, setting the building on fire international media reported. Witnesses said the plane was a Soviet-made MiG.

World | April 16, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1143

UK Mulls Ban on "War on Terror" Term

Britain has decided to ban the term "War on Terror" over fears that it has strengthened militant groups by giving them a shared identity, Sky News reported.

World | April 16, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1576

Palestinian Terrorists Claim Kidnapped BBC Reporter's Execution

A Palestinian Al-Queda-linked terrorist group claim they have executed the kidnapped BBC reporter Alan Johnston. The UK's foreign ministry and the media itself launched an urgent investigation of the statement's truth-value.

World | April 16, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1687

FT Survey: Europeans Prefer Royal to Sarkozy

S?©gol??ne Royal, the Socialist party contender in the French presidential elections, has emerged as the preferred candidate of Europeans outside France, according to an FT/Harris poll. Sixteen per cent of respondents in Germany, Italy, Spain, and Britai

World | April 16, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 891

Capsized Norwegian Ship Sinks in North Sea

The Norwegian ship, which capsized Thursday in the North Sea, has sunk, the British life-guard services reported. There were 15 people on the board of the tugboat "Bourbon Dolphin" at the time of the wreck.

World | April 16, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1018

Frenchman Escapes from Prison by Hijacked Helicopter

Two men hijacked a helicopter to help their friend to escape from a Belgian prison. The "savers" threatened the pilot and the instructor of the training machine, waving guns and a hand grenade, forcing them to land the helicopter in the jail's yard.

World | April 16, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 760

Paul Wolfowitz: I Will Not Resign

The President of the World Bank Paul Wolfowitz announced he is not going to give his resignation at a press conference in Washigton on Sunday. "I believe in the mission of this organization, and I believe I can carry it.

World | April 16, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1728

Hundreds Flights Cancelled in USA after Torrential Rains

Hundreds of flights were cancelled in the USA because of the torrential rains that are lashing over the country. The severe storms, which caught up the USA, threaten to cause the biggest floods for 14 years now, the meteorologists warned.

World | April 16, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 928

Moderate Earthquake Wounds 2 in Japan

Two people were injured as part of a ceiling fell on them and several houses were partially damaged after an earthquake with the magnitude of 5,4 hit central Japan on Sunday. The quake came shortly after noon local time and its epicenter was 70 kilometer

World | April 15, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1048

Bloody Weekend Continues in Iraq, as Blasts Kill 18

Two blasts rocked a busy market in the southwest part Baghdad on Sunday, killing 18 and wounding 50 people, while in a separate incident the collision of two US choppers left two dead and five wounded. Earlier this weekend, bombings in the country's capi

World | April 15, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1293

World Bank Board To Decide Wolfowitz's Future on Sunday

Paul Wolfowitz's future as president of the World Bank will be decided on Sunday, the last day of this year's traditional spring meeting of the bank's board of governors. But instead of discussing measures to promote good governance practices around the

World | April 15, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2881
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