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Derailed Train Kills 3 in Greece

Three people were killed and 30 injured after a train derailed near the northern city of Serres, to the north of Greece. According to officials, the inter-city train collided with a small truck.

World | February 16, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 561

New Abu Ghraib Pictures Fuel Fears in US

The newly released pictures of the horrifying tortures that took place in the Iraqi Abu Ghraib prison have fuels new fears in the US and against it, media comments. The new images are said to have been taken at the same time the now-infamous pictures of

World | February 16, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1088

New Abu Ghraib Pictures Released

An Australian TV channel broadcast previously unpublished images showing apparent US abuse of prisoners in Iraq's Abu Ghraib jail in 2003. The images shown on SBS television were from the same source as those that caused an outcry around the world and led

World | February 15, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2611

Bomb Blasts in Baghdad, Kills 3 Children

A bomb that has blasted in the centre of Baghdad has killed three children, who were on their way to school. Authorities believe that the blast was intended for a police patrol that circled the area around that time.

World | February 15, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 368

Athens Mayor Joins Greek Cabinet

Athens mayor Dora Bakoyianni has been named as the new Greek foreign minister, becoming the first woman to take over the post. Bakoyianni, 51, is the oldest child of former conservative prime minister Costas Mitsotakis.

World | February 14, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 454

German Threatened with Death over Iran Soccer Team Caricature

A German political cartoonist has been threatened with death after publishing a caricature in which the Iranian national soccer team wear belts of explosives next to German soldiers. Klaus Stuttmann, whose caricature was published in the Friday edition of

World | February 14, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2084

Serbian Police Probes into "Emptied" Bulgarian Gas Cisterns Case

Serbia's police have launched an investigation into the case with the emptied Bulgarian gas cisterns. So far police could not reveal any further information but after the end of the investigation the collected material will be handed to the Prosecutor's

World | February 14, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 524

1 Killed, 5 Injured in Istanbul Blast

One man died and five people were wounded in an explosion at an Istanbul supermarket on Monday, CNN Turk commercial television said. Police, ambulances and fire engines rushed to the scene of the blast, which came days after a bomb exploded at an Internet

World | February 13, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 519

Cheney Shoots Man in Hunt Mistake

US Vice-President Dick Cheney accidentally shot and injured a man during a quail hunting trip. The victim, named Harry Whittington, was on the trip with Cheney at a ranch in Texas when the incident took place on Saturday.

World | February 13, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 565

Saddam Returns to Court

An angry Saddam Hussein has appeared in court saying he was being forced to attend after boycotting earlier sessions with his seven co-defendants. The former Iraqi leader shouted "Down with Bush" and continued a stormy exchange with the new chief judge wh

World | February 13, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 511

Moscow Publishing Building Ablaze

An administrative building in Moscow, home of Russia's most circulated newspaper "Komsomolskaya Pravda", burst into flames on Monday. Part of the burning building, which also houses several other publications, collapsed, and even though there were over 50

World | February 13, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 822

Iraq Abuse Video Shocks UK

The UK has started an investigation into a video showing British soldiers abusing and beating four Iraqi teenagers. The News of the World has published pictures from the video, saying it was shot in southern Iraq in 2004.

World | February 12, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 710

Sharon Critical But Stable

Israeli leader Ariel Sharon is stable but remains in critical condition after Saturday's surgery. The operation was carried out after a scan showed serious damage to the comatose prime minister's digestive track.

World | February 12, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 354

US Busts Head in Luggage

US Immigration officials have arrested a Haitian woman after finding a human head in her luggage. Myrlene Severe, 30, has arrested at a Florida airport and charged with failing to declare the head on a customs form and transporting "hazardous material".

World | February 11, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 631

Kosovo Elected New President

The Parliament of Kosovo elected Friday Fatmir Sejdiu from the Democratic Alliance of Kosovo (DSK) for new President of Kosovo. After three rounds of secret vote, Fatmir Sejdiu, the sole candidate for President, won 80 votes in favor, 12 against, while 17

World | February 10, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 547

Dead Body Found aboard US Plane

The dead body of a man has been found in a lavatory on a United Airlines plane flying from Washington to Los Angeles. Police said the man apparently committed suicide by hanging himself.

World | February 10, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1069

Blast Rocks Police-Frequented Cafe in Istanbul

A bomb went off in an Internet cafe in Istanbul reports say.The blasted cafe was a favorite of local policemen, because it stood nearby a district police headquarters Sky News reported.

World | February 9, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 536

African Bird Flu "Might Spread"

The first case of H5N1 bird flu in Africa is likely to be followed quickly by others, creating a "very severe situation", a UN top expert was cited as saying by the BBC. Dr David Nabarro of the World Health Organizaton (WHO) told the BBC the virus "might

World | February 9, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 444

Deadly Bird Flu in Africa

The deadly strain of bird flu has been found in poultry in northern Nigeria, the world organisation for animal health said in statement. The Paris-based organisation said this was the first time the disease had been detected in Africa.

World | February 8, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 603

Quake Shakes Turkey

A moderate earthquake has hit northwest Turkey on Wednesday, media reported. The 4.

World | February 8, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 481

Roof Collapses in Bavaria, No Casualties

A supermarket roof in southern Germany has collapsed, but police said there were no signs that people have been buried under the rubble so far. Twelve people were pulled out of the debries, a p police spokesman said.

World | February 7, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 565
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