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100,000 Protestors Flood Streets of Rangoon in "Saffron Revolution"

The seventh consecutive day of protests in Myanmar's biggest city Rangoon gathered more than 100,000 people in the strongest show of dissent against the ruling generals in nearly two decades. The enormous show of strength drew a swift threat from the mil

World | September 24, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 15252

Titanic Binoculars Store Key Sold for GBP 90,000

A tiny key from the binoculars store that might have helped prevent Titanic sinking was sold at auction for GBP 90,000 on Saturday, BBC reported.

World | September 24, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4119

2 Killed, 11 Injured as Deadly Blast Hits Kosovo Capital

Two people were killed and 11 injured in an explosion in Kosovo's capital city of Pristina on Monday, BBC reported.

World | September 24, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1577

20,000 Protest against Government in Myanmar

Twenty thousand people, including nuns, monks and ordinary Burmese, marched through the streets of Rangoon on Sunday, demanding freedom for the Nobel Laureate, Aung San Suu Kyi. The protest was seen as a dramatic escalation of the country's Buddhist-led

World | September 23, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1536

Fukuda Yasuo to Succeed Japan's Outgoing PM

Fukuda Yasuo was elected as the new president of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party on Sunday and will take the post of the country's new Prime Minister on Tuesday.

World | September 23, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1230

Cuba's Leader Fidel Castro Appears in TV Interview

Ailing Cuba's leader Fidel Castro has appeared in a TV interview for the first time for three months now, putting speculation about his death to an end, BBC reported on Saturday. Castro, 81, has not appeared in public since July last year when he underwe

World | September 22, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2804

NASA Orbiter Detects 7 Possible Cave Entrances on Mars

NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft found seven possible cave entrances on Mars, US space agency reported. Images showed dark, nearly circular spots between 100 meters and 250 meters wide on the slopes of the Arsia Mons volcano, located near the Red planet's

World | September 22, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1193

Two Students Shot at Delaware State University

Two Delaware State University students were shot by a gunman who remains at large, leading to locking down the campus on Friday , CNN reported. A male student who was shot is in stable condition, the university said in a statement, and a female student's

World | September 21, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1185

New Osama bin Laden Recording Criticizes Pakistani President

Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, believed to be hiding in Pakistan's remote tribal regions, took direct aim at faltering Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf in a recording released Thursday, international media reported.

World | September 21, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2348

US President Bush Calls for Permanent Eavesdropping Law

US President George Bush has stepped up pressure on the Congress to extend a law allowing eavesdropping on conversations between US citizens and foreign terrorist suspects without court approval, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday.

World | September 20, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1336

Canada Recognises Macedonia's Disputed Name

Canada officially recognised Macedonia under the name written in the country's constitution, which has long elicited strong opposition from neighbouring Greece, local media reported on Thursday. The information has been confirmed through diplomatic chann

World | September 20, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2199

9 Dead, 2.7 Million Evacuated after Powerful Typhoon Slams China

A total of nine people died and 2,7 million evacuated after the powerful typhoon Wipha slammed into China's east coast early on Wednesday, CNN reported. Typhoon Wipha has already weakened as it slammed the country with strong winds and torrential rains.

World | September 20, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1506

UK Woman Divorces Osama's Son - Report

A British woman who married a son of Osama bin Laden says the couple are divorcing because of opposition from his family, The Sun newspaper reported Wednesday. Jane Felix-Browne, a 51-year-old grandmother from Moulton, a village in northwestern England,

World | September 19, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2478

6.1-Strong Quake Hits Indonesia's Sumatra Island

A strong earthquake rocked parts of Indonesia's Sumatra Island on Wednesday, US Geological Survey said on its web site. There are no immediate reports of any casualties or damage.

World | September 19, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1532

Meteorite Crash in Peru Leaves Hundreds of Ill People

Hundreds of people in Peru fell ill after an object from space - said to be a meteorite - plummeted to Earth in a remote area, BBC reported.

World | September 19, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2074

Prosecutors Probe Sarkozy Apartment Deal

French prosecutors have begun a preliminary inquest into French President Nicolas Sarkozy allegedly receiving a discount to purchase an apartment in 1997. The accusations were first made by the Canard Enchaine satirical weekly, during the campaign that p

World | September 19, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1201

2 Millions Evacuated as Powerful Typhoon Slams China

A powerful typhoon slammed into China's east coast early on Wednesday, hours after Chinese authorities evacuated more than two million people with the help of text messages and old-fashioned knocks on the door. All along the heavily populated eastern sea

World | September 19, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1134

UN, World Bank Join Efforts to Recover Looted Assets

The World Bank and the United Nations launched a broad new effort to help developing nations recover cross-border flow of global assets estimated at up to USD 1.6 trillion a year as a result of criminal activities, corruption and tax evasion.

World | September 18, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2229

Aide: Missing UK Girl's Parents Are Victims of Heinous Crime

The parents of the missing UK girl Madeleine McCann are "entirely innocent" and played no role in her disappearance, a spokesman for the family said at a televised news conference outside the family's home on Tuesday, Bloomberg reported. "Gerry and Kate

World | September 18, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1486

Hunt for Steve Fossett Virtually Over

The hunt for record-breaking US aviator and adventurer Steve Fossett came to a virtual standstill after Nevada state police searched in vain 98% of the ground that needed to be covered, AFP reported.

World | September 18, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 9594

Thousands Evacuated as Shanghai Braces for Typhoon

Up to 200 000 people were being evacuated from Shanghai's exposed areas prior to Typhoon Wipha making landfall later in the day on Tuesday. The typhoon is expected to cross Taiwan, which has shut down all official business, and hit mainland China with wi

World | September 18, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1942
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