Two classic paintings by Edvard Munch have been stolen from the Munch Museum in Oslo in broad daylight. "The Scream" and "Madonna," were painted as part of a series about love, fear and death.
A soldier patrolling the Olympic mountain bike venue has been found shot dead in the Metochi Parnithas region of northern Athens. According to reports the accident happened as two soldiers player with a service pistol.
Kidnapped US journalist Micah Garen has been released Sunday to government officials in the southern city of Nasiriyah. Reports say the release came four days after radical Shiite leader Moqtada Al-Sadr started negotiations with the kidnappers.
China has commemorated the 100th anniversary of the birth of Deng Xiaoping on August 22, hailed as the communist leader who steered the country towards capitalism. New books have been released across the country and new movies are in cinemas.
Residents of the northern Bavarian town of Wunsiedel went onto the streets to stop a neo-Nazi march commemorating the 17th anniversary of the death of Rudolf Hess, Hitler's deputy, who had been jailed for life in 1946. Carrying colourful balloons that rea
Shiite Muslim militiamen were still holed up in Najaf's revered shrine, with no Iraqi police in sight despite government reports to the contrary, said an AFP correspodent at the mosque. Many militiamen and supporters of radical cleric Moqtada Sadr partisa
Two bombs exploded in two coastal towns in northwestern Spain, after an anonymous tip-off by a caller claiming to belong to the Basque separatist organization ETA, an interior ministry official said. It is still unclear whether the blasts, in the Galician
An accident-plagued fountain commemorating Princess Diana re-opened to the public but with restrictions on its use after almost a month of modifications. The changes were carried out to prevent further accidents after a number of visitors slipped and hurt
Radical Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has reportedly agreed to leave the Imam Ali shrine in Najaf and disarm his Mehdi Army. A day earlier, al-Sadr refused to see a peace delegation aiming to end the weeks-long unrest in the holy Iraqi city.
An Iraqi freelance journalist working for Germany's ZDF television has been killed in the flashpoint city of Fallujah, the network said today. Mahmud Hamid Abbas, 32, had gone to the city on Sunday to film when he was killed "in unexplained circumstances"
Washington recognized the electoral victory of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, while authorities agreed to audit the vote denounced by the opposition. The audit was suggested by former US president Jimmy Carter and the Organization of American States.
The Israeli army Wednesday claimed responsibility for a blast in Gaza which killed five people and wounded 12 more civilians. An army spokeswoman said it was an air force attack targeted at "a senior Hamas terrorist.
Indonesians celebrate 59 years of independence from Dutch rule on Tuesday with special games. The sprawling Southeast Asian country marked the day by solemn flag-raising ceremonies, some held in regions blanketed by haze from forest fires blamed on enviro
An Iraqi delegation was appointed to leave for Najaf bearing a peace proposal, hoping to end the standoff with radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. An 8-member team was due to arrive in the city aboard US military helicopters Tuesday afternoon but was d
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