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Iran Drops Russia "Nuclear Deal"

Iran says Moscow's compromise proposal on its nuclear programme is "off the agenda", after the Islamic Republic was reported to the UN Security Council. A foreign ministry spokesman said "circumstances have changed".

World | March 12, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 438

At Least 35 Killed in Triple Baghdad Bombings

At least 35 people have been killed and 92 injured in three car bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital Baghdad. The near simultaneous blasts reportedly targeted two markets in the Shia district of Sadr City.

World | March 12, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 399

US Hostage in Iraq Confirmed Dead

The US state department says an American who was among four peace activists kidnapped in Iraq last year has been killed. Tom Fox's body was found on Friday morning, a spokesman said, without saying where.

World | March 11, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 458

World Remembers Victims of Madrid Train Attacks

World marked March 11, 2006 marked the second anniversary of the Madrid train bombings, which killed 192 people and left 1,500 injured. The Spanish prime minister attended a sombre wreath-laying ceremony in the Forest of Remembrance at noon, which was fol

World | March 11, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 747

Berlusconi, UK Lawyer Face Corruption Trial

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and a British lawyer may be taken to court on corruption charges. Local prosecutors have accused Berlusconi bribing the lawyer David Mills into false testimony, Sky news reported.

World | March 10, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 817

Jacko Fined, Forced to Shut Ranch

Michael Jackson was forced to close down his famous Neverland ranch. The lawsuit-battered singer had not paid workers since last December, and their compensation insurance policy had lapsed.

World | March 10, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 535

Large Cash Sum Stolen In New Securitas Raid in UK

Police are investigating a raid on a Securitas cash van in Cheshire by a gang, which used a tractor to smash into the vehicle. Securitas confirmed the amount taken in the raid on Wednesday night was "several hundred thousand pounds".

World | March 9, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 597

1 Killed, Many Injured in Greek Train Crash

One person was killed and dozens injured after a passenger train collided with a freight train just outside of Athens. The passenger train, which was travelling from Athens to the northern port city of Thessaloniki, derailed after crashing into a freighte

World | March 9, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 583

Iran Report Goes to Top UN Body

A UN report on Iran's nuclear programme is being forwarded to the UN Security Council for consideration of possible punitive action, BBC reported. The UN nuclear watchdog took the decision after debating the document - which contains criticism of Iran.

World | March 8, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 362

Dublin Priests Abuse Children - Report

Irish priests in the Dublin region may have abused at least 350 children since 1940, a recent report has revealed. It was published by the Dublin Archdiocese, while the Irish government is soon to launch an investigation into abuse in the Church.

World | March 8, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 493

18 Bodies Found in Iraqi Bus

The bodies of 18 men who had been shot or strangled have been found in a minibus in western Baghdad, police and officials say. A security patrol reportedly found the abandoned bus on the road between the Amiriyah and Khadra districts.

World | March 8, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 390

At Least 5 Killed in Indian Temple Blast

At least five people have been killed after twin explosions in the northern Indian pilgrimage town of Varanasi. At least 30 other have been injured in the blasts.

World | March 7, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 397

Women Demand Access to Greece's Athos Monasteries

Women in Greece have started expressing their wish to free access to the monasteries at the Athos Penninsula in Greece. The peninsula of Mount Athos, also known as the Holly Mount, is scattered with 20 monasteries.

World | March 7, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2242

Japan to Fingerprint Tourists

Japan decided to follow the steps of the United States and approved a lawproject that requires foreigners to be fingerprinted and photographed upon entering the country. The main goal, quite like in the US, is to prevent terrorists from entering the count

World | March 7, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 498

Cats with Bird Flu in Austria

Several cats have been infected with the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu in Austria. Two or three cats have the deadly strain and are still alive, authorities say.

World | March 6, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 921

Quake Rattles Romania, No Injuries

A moderate earthquake with a magnitude of 4.8 on the Richter scale shook Monday noon Romania's mountainous area of Vrancea, home to a major fault line that has seen dozens of quakes in recent years.

World | March 6, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 856

Sentenced Serb Leader Kills Himself in Prison

Milan Babic, the leader of rebel Serbs in Croatia and one of the key figures in the early Balkan wars of the 1990s, committed suicide in the Netherlands prison where he was serving a 13-year sentence, the UN war crimes tribunal announced. Babic, a former

World | March 6, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 783

Poland Confirms H5N1 Bird Flu

Poland has confirmed the presence of the H5N1 bird flu virus in two dead swans. Agriculture Minister Krzysztof Jurgiel told journalists that further tests will be conducted in the European Union reference laboratory in Britain to determine whether it is t

World | March 6, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 856

Libya Government Reshuffles Chairs

Major changes took place Sunday in the Libyan government, reports state. Prime Minister Shukri Muhammad Ghanim has become the Oil Minister and four new ministers have been added to the country's cabinet, an Assembly member, who wished to remain anonymous

World | March 5, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 458

Pentagon Releasing Names of Guantanamo Detainees

The Pentagon said Friday it was releasing the names of hundreds of Guantanamo Bay detainees in the war on terror after losing a court battle with a US news outlet. The Pentagon will now reissue transcripts of detainee hearings that were released a year ag

World | March 4, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 538

H5N1 Cases in Austria Up To 29

Six new cases of the potentially deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu were found in Austria, boosting their total number to 29 in the country. "H5N1 was detected in three ducks, a seagull and a grebe in the western province of Vorarlberg.

World | March 4, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1227
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