Saddam Faces Genocide Charges

Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is to be charged with genocide over a 1980s campaign against the Kurds, an Iraqi tribunal has announced. Saddam Hussein and six others face new charges over a campaign of arrests, deportation, and the destruction of p

World | April 4, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 459

9/11 Defendant Could Face Execution

The lone defendant for the September 11 attacks in New York is eligible for execution, a federal jury has decided. Zacarias Moussaoui, aged 37, was under arrest at the time of the attacks, but the Justice Department argued that he wilfully concealed detai

World | April 4, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 752

Floods Cause Evacuations in Central Europe

Scores of people are being evacuated from their homes in the Czech Republic as flooding continues to hit central Europe. Heavy rain and rapidly melting snow have led to alerts in Germany, Hungary, Slovakia and Romania.

World | April 2, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 889

Rice, Straw on Surprise Visit to Baghdad

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and UK Foreign Secretary Jack Straw have urged Iraq's leaders to speed up negotiations on a new government, BBC reported. The pair made a surprise trip to Baghdad from the UK, after Ms Rice's two-day stay there hoste

World | April 2, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 425

Plane Crash near Rio Kills All 19 Aboard

A plane carrying 19 people has crashed on a mountainous region outside Rio de Janeiro, killing all aboard, Civil Defence officials said today. Rescue workers found the plane's wreckage in Saquarema, some 100 kilometers (60 miles) East of Rio, nearly 10 ho

World | April 1, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 464

Sweden Audits UN Jail after Milosevic Death

Sweden has accepted the invitation of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia to audit of the detention unit outside of The Hague where Slobodan Milosevic died of a heart attack in mid-March. The audit will include all areas relating

World | April 1, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 855

Iran Quakes Kill Dozens

At least 50 people have been killed and 800 injured after several earthquakes in western Iran, local officials said. The quakes, with magnitudes of up to six, centred on remote villages between the industrial towns of Doroud and Boroujerd in the province

World | March 31, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 431

US Reporter Set Free in Iraq

A US journalist held hostage in Iraq for more than two months has been freed. Jill Carroll, who works for the Boston-based Christian Science Monitor, was abducted by unknown gunmen in west Baghdad on January 7.

World | March 30, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 414

Kadima Hails Election Victory

Acting Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has declared victory in the election, vowing to push ahead with plans to define Israel's final borders. His Kadima party, founded barely four months ago by now coma-stricken Ariel Sharon, won but by less than pred

World | March 29, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 777

Dozens Killed in Mosul Bloodshed

At least 40 people were killed on Monday when a bomb hit a US-Iraqi base in Mosul, northern Iraq. Police said the blast targeted Iraqi army recruits and officers.

World | March 27, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 617

Maoists Kidnap Four Polish Trekkers

Maoists have kidnapped four Polish trekkers in the Lukla area en route to Everest at the end of last week. The Maoists have not issued any demands as yet.

World | March 27, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 467

Ukrainian President Defeated in Parliamentary Vote

The rival leaders of Ukraine's Orange Revolution are considering reuniting to try to keep out a pro-Russian party that seems to have polled most votes. Early results in the parliamentary poll suggest President Viktor Yushchenko's party was beaten into th

World | March 27, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1284

Serbia Confirms Bird Flu at Domestic Fowl

Serbia has confirmed the first case of a domestic bird infected with the lethal H5N1 strain of avian flu virus. The rooster was found on March 15at the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina.

World | March 26, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1363

Russia Denies Giving Iraq Intelligence

Russia has denied submitting to Saddam Hussein intelligence information on US military moves in the opening days of the US-led invasion in 2003. A US Pentagon report has said Russia passed details through its Baghdad ambassador.

World | March 25, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 723

Strong Quake Jolts Iran

An earthquake of magnitude 6.0 on the Richter scale and a series of aftershocks struck the southern Iranian province of Hormuzgan on Saturday.

World | March 25, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 836

Belarus Back in the Grip of Protests

Clashes broke out between police and several thousand protesters in the Belarus capital Minsk during a large opposition rally over disputed election results. Opposition leader Aleksander Kozulin was among several protesters arrested as they marched on a j

World | March 25, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 508

EU, US Impose Sanctions on Belarus

The EU and US are to impose sanctions against Belarus over an election that gave President Alexander Lukashenko a landslide victory and third term. The White House has joined EU leaders, meeting in Brussels, in condemning an overnight crackdown against op

World | March 24, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 815

One Killed as Blast Rocks French Chemistry School

A large explosion rocked a chemistry school in eastern France on Friday, killing a professor and injuring another person, authorities said. About 10 people were unaccounted for.

World | March 24, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 530

Western Hostages Released in Iraq

One British and two Canadian peace activists held hostage in Iraq have been freed in an operation by multinational forces. Norman Kember, 74, of Pinner, north-west London, James Loney and Harmeet Singh Sooden, were three of four men seized in Baghdad in N

World | March 23, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 878

White House Sealed over Suspicious Object, 1 Arrested

Police sealed off the front gates of the White House and took a man into custody over a suspicious package left outside. President George W.

World | March 22, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 567

Japanese Nuke Ablaze

A fire has broken out at a waste disposal facility at a nuclear plant in western Japan's Fukui Prefecture. Two people were taken to hospital after inhaling smoke during the incident at the plant in Ohi run by Kansai Electric Power Co (Kepco).

World | March 22, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 786
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