Ariel Sharon's ruling Likud party rejected his plan to withdraw unilaterally from the Gaza Strip in a referendum held on Sunday. A total of 59.
A new internet worm that attacks computers with certain Microsoft operating systems by shutting them down is spreading rapidly and is expected to culminate on Monday when people return to work. The Sasser worm typically shuts down the computer, then autom
An accidental explosion at a gas station killed at least 31 people in western Afghanistan. At least another 40 people were injured in the blast near Shindand, 360 miles west of the capital, Kabul, in Herat province.
An Israeli helicopter launched three missiles Sunday afternoon at a building in Gaza City housing radio stations affiliated with the militant Hamas group and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's Fatah party. The airstrike took place just hours after Palesti
There is no widespread pattern of abuse of Iraqi prisoners and that the actions of "just a handful" of US troops at a Baghdad prison have unfairly tainted all American forces, top US military officer Gen. Richard Myers said.
The rebellious Georgian region of Ajaria blew up two bridges linking it to the rest of Georgia, amid rising tensions with the central government. The explosions occurred as the Georgian army carried out manoeuvres nearby.
Pope John Paul welcomed the 10 new nations of the European Union but said the bloc could only face the challenges of the 21st century if it defended its Christian roots. The pope, whose native country, Poland, is one of the new countries in the 25-strong
Four Israeli children and their mother were killed Sunday in a terrorist attack near a bloc of Jewish settlements in Gaza. Just hours after that an Israeli helicopter launched three missiles at a building in Gaza City housing radio stations affiliated wit
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon (is determined to withdraw Israeli troops and settlers from the Gaza Strip even if his Likud Party rejects the plan in Sunday's referendum. However, a defeat could trigger a major political crisis, including a Cabinet reshuffle
Suspected Shiite militiamen fired mortar bombs and grenades at US forces in the holy town of Najaf in southern Iraq overnight. There were no reports of casualties in the attack, which also targeted the city's US-led administration office.
Irish riot police have driven back hundreds of anti-capitalist demonstrators protesting at Saturday's historic enlargement of the EU. They directed a water cannon into the crowd near the Phoenix Park venue for the EU summit before a phalanx of officers wi
Irish Police are on high alert amidst concerns that this evening's demonstrations in Dublin against globalization might get out of hand. According to Irish press news based on intelligence units, the police fear that groups prone to create negative incide
A Canadian couple and an American died in a fire at one of Rome's most prestigious hotels early on Saturday. The American man plunged to his death from one of the balconies of the six-story Hotel Parco dei Principi ai Parioli as he tried to escape the fla
Images of smiling US military police humiliating Iraqi prisoners appeared in newspapers around the Middle East on Saturday. Arabs first saw the photographs on the satellite television stations Al-Arabiya, based in the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar-based
The leaders of wartime foes Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic hoisted the European Union flag together May 1 as Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder welcomed his neighbors into the enlarged bloc, 15 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Schroeder, Czech P
Fifty-eight police officers were injured in clashes with May Day demonstrators early on Saturday in Berlin and 111 people were detained after violence erupted in a city park, Berlin police said. A police spokeswoman said that 55 of the 58 injured officers
Gaetano Badalamenti, once known as the "boss of bosses" of the Sicilian Mafia, died at the age of 80 in the US where he was serving a prison sentence. Badalamenti became notorious in the US for masterminding a crime ring, which distributed heroin and coca
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