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Italy Votes in Reform Referendum

Italians are voting in a referendum on Sunday and Monday to decide whether to give new powers to the prime minister and the regions. The bill to change the constitution was put forward by the previous government of Silvio Berlusconi.

World | June 25, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 601

5 Killed in Gaza Gun Battle

Palestinian gunmen attacked an Israeli army post near the Gaza Strip reportedly killing two Israelis before soldiers shot dead three militants. Another Israeli soldier was reported missing after the attack, the worst clash since Israeli troops left Gaza.

World | June 25, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 525

US-led Forces "Kill 65 Taleban"

US-led coalition forces in Afghanistan say they have killed at least 65 Taleban militants in recent offensives in the south. Coalition and Afghan forces attacked a large group of militants and fought a three-hour battle in Zharie district in Kandahar prov

World | June 24, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 833

Harriet the Tortoise Dies At 175

Harriet the tortoise, one of the world's oldest known living creatures, died in Australia aged about 175. It was reported that Harriet, a Giant Galapagos tortoise, had died of heart failure after a short illness.

World | June 23, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 958

Seven Killed in Romanian Mudslides

Mudslides triggered by torrential rain seven people and damaged infrastructure in more than 80 towns and villages in northern Romania. Most of the victims were in the county of Bistrita, BBC reported.

World | June 23, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 936

Half Dozen Arrested in "Chicago Plot"

FBI arrested seven people suspected of plotting to blow up Chicago's Sears Tower and other targets. They were seized during a raid by federal agents on a warehouse in northern Miami, BBC reported, but no weapons were found.

World | June 23, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1048

State of Emergency Declared in Baghdad

Iraq's government has declared a state of emergency in Baghdad, after the capital's downtown was ripped by violent clashes. The government decided on a curfew from two in the afternoon until six the next morning.

World | June 23, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 980

Saddam Hussein Cuts Hunger Strike

Saddam Hussein has discontinued his hunger strike, that he had started in a protest against the murder of one of his main defence lawyers. Hussein and his seven co-accused who had pledged not to eat until their defence team received "international protect

World | June 23, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 917

Saddam Hussein on Hunger Strike

Saddam Hussein has begun a hunger strike in a protest against the murder of one of his main defence lawyers, members of his legal team say. Saddam Hussein and his seven co-accused have pledged not to eat until their defence team received "international pr

World | June 22, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 774

Saddam Lawyer Killed in Baghdad

One of the main lawyers defending former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein at his trial has been killed in Baghdad, a report said. Iraqiya state television said Khamis al-Obeidi had been killed by "terrorists", but gave no details.

World | June 21, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 947

Bush Seeks to Shore up Ties with Europe at US-EU Summit

US President George Bush started Wednesday a brief visit to Vienna, where the annual US-EU summit is taking place. European Union leaders and Bush will focus on the dispute over Iran's nuclear intentions, Iraq, trade, and a host of other issues.

World | June 21, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1006

At Least 45 Seized in Anti-Mafia Raid

Italian police arrested at least 45 people in a major anti-Mafia crackdown in Palermo, Sicily, BBC reported. A senior prosecutor, Piero Grasso, said all the suspects had been charged with Mafia association and extortion.

World | June 20, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 878

Bodies of US Military Found in Iraq

Two US soldiers missing in Iraq since Friday have been found dead south of Baghdad. The US military has said the bodies were found in the Yusifiya area on Monday.

World | June 20, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 823

Prosecution Want Death for Saddam, Two Aides

Iraqi prosecutors have demanded a death sentence for former President Saddam Hussein, media reported. Saddam's half-brother Barzan al-Tikriti and for former vice-president Taha Yassin Ramadan were also mentioned.

World | June 19, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 926

US Lady Makes Church History

The US Episcopal Church chose a woman as its next leader - making it the first church anywhere in the Anglican denomination to do so. Katharine Jefferts Schori narrowly won a vote among her fellow bishops at a governing General Convention meeting.

World | June 19, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 910

Leftists Top Slovakia Election

Slovakia's main leftist opposition party has taken the lead in Saturday's elections, but failed to gain an overwhelming majority. The Smer party has won 29.

World | June 18, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 459

Chechen Rebel Leader "Killed"

Chechen separatist rebel leader Abdul-Khalim Saydullayev has been killed in a police operation, world media said Saturday. According to pro-Moscow Chechen sources, the man died in a gun battle in his home town, Argun.

World | June 17, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 756

"Shoe Bomber" Kills 11 in Baghdad Mosque

At least 11 people have been killed and 25 injured in a suspected suicide shoe-bomb attack at a key Shia mosque in the Iraqi capital Baghdad. The blast hit the Buratha mosque in northern Baghdad, where up to 90 people were killed in a multiple suicide bom

World | June 16, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1066

Moscow Gas Blast Kills Two

A gas explosion has ruined a residential building in Moscow and killed at least two people. Russian media said Friday that the accident was most probably triggered by a household gas leak.

World | June 16, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 903

Blast Shakes Istanbul, Kills 3

An explosion took place in the central part of Turkey's Istanbul, media reported. Preliminary reports say that at least three people have been killed.

World | June 15, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1192

Scores Killed In Lanka Bus Blast

At least 58 people have been killed after their bus struck a mine in north-eastern Sri Lanka, police say. Another 45 people were wounded in the explosion in Anuradhapura district, 200km north of Colombo.

World | June 15, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1117
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