Polish Nobel laureate Czeslaw Milosz, a poet who documented the fight against communism, has died aged 93. Milosz died at his home in Krakow, but no cause of death has been given.
Security measures have been tightened in Italy, around airports especially, following repeated but unverified terror threats against the country that have appeared on the Internet. On August 1st, a statement sent by an Al-Qaeda-linked group to an Arabic n
Hurricane Charley's devastating tear across Florida flattened oceanfront homes, killed at least 15 people and left thousands more homeless Saturday . Packing winds of 233 kph, Charley was a powerful Category 4 storm when came ashore Friday at Punta Gorda
The group of Polish soldiers that have been trapped at a Hilla police station has returned safely to its base, Reuters reported. The soldiers were trapped as Iraqi police and Al-Mahdi army militia engaged in an intense exchange of fire.
The United States offered Cuba USD 50,000 in disaster assistance and urged US-based humanitarian groups to send aid to the island after it was badly hit by Hurricane Charley. The US regrets the damage caused by Hurricane Charley and expresses its solidari
Supporters and foes of Venezuela's embattled President Hugo Chavez took to the streets in separate demonstrations leading up to a crucial referendum vote. At separate ends of the capital, hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans either cheered or jeered the l
Investors breathed a sigh of relief after a Western bank was asked to mediate the Yukos oil saga in a sign many here saw as a Kremlin decision not to renationalize Russia's oil. It came after top US officials piled pressure on President Vladimir Putin's a
The captors of the British journalist kept hostage in Iraq released him. Their move came after a spokesman for Iraq's radical Shiite cleric Muqtada Al-Sadr called for the release of a British journalist taken hostage in the southern city of Basra.
At least 63 people were killed and more than 1,800 injured when a powerful typhoon hit eastern China, wreaking havoc in its wake. Typhoon Rananim, one of the strongest storms in years, hit land in Wenling city on the coast of Zhejiang province, about 135
New Jersey Governor James McGreevey announced abruptly yesterday he was quitting because of an extramarital homosexual affair. The Democratic governor and father of two children made the surprise announcement with his wife at his side in a short televised
Small bombs rattled two northern cities, one hidden in a bush at a Santander park causing no harm and a second at a beach in Gijon slightly injuring an elderly man.The blasts came a day after thousands of sunbathers were evacuated from five beaches in eas
Fierce clashes were reported in the Iraqi holy city of Najaf between US marines and militants loyal to radical cleric Moqtada al-Sadr. The confrontation has been going on for about two weeks, apparently entering into an even more violent stage on Thursday
A car bomb exploded near an Israeli army checkpoint outside Jerusalem injuring at least three people.The Al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, a violent group with ties to Yasser Arafat 's ruling Fatah movement, claimed responsibility for the attack.
Turkish police have detained eight people allegedly linked to Kurdish rebels for bomb attacks against two hotels in Istanbul and a liquefied gas plant. A previously unknown Kurdish group claimed responsibility for the pre-dawn bomb attacks Tuesday that ki
Italy stepped up security in major cities as it faces a Sunday deadline from a group claiming an affiliation with Al Qaeda. On August 1, the group, calling itself as the Abu Hafs al-Masri Brigades, told Italy to withdraw its 3,000 troops from Iraq within
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