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UN Committee Votes on Death Penalty Moratorium

UN General Assembly's human rights committee is scheduled to vote on a draft resolution calling for a moratorium with a view to abolishing capital punishment. The draft was jointly introduced by eighty-seven countries, including EU member states as well

World | November 15, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1194

Rome Mourns Killed Lazio Football Fan

Thousands of people gathered outside San Pio X church in Rome for the funeral of an Italian football fan shot dead by a policeman, BBC reported on Wednesday.

World | November 14, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1934

Governing Coalition Wins Early General Election in Denmark

Denmark's governing coalition, led by Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen, has won the early general election, but is one seat short of an absolute majority, BBC reported Wednesday. With all the votes counted, the centre-right government has taken 89 of

World | November 14, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1289

Death Toll Rises to 3 in Philippine Parliament Blast

A powerful explosion rocked the Philippine House of Representatives late Tuesday killing three people, an MP among them, and injured 10 others. The blast destroyed the south entrance of the Parliament around 8 p.

World | November 14, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2059

Explosion in Philippine Parliament Kills MP

A powerful explosion rocked the Philippine House of Representatives killing one MP and his driver, as well as injuring several other people on Tuesday. The blast destroyed the south entrance of the Parliament around 8 p.

World | November 13, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1219

Germany's Vice-Chancellor Muentefering Resigns

Germany's vice-chancellor Labour Minister Franz Muentefering is to resign from both posts he takes, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday. Muentefering, 67, reportedly quits the cabinet for family reasons as his wife is suffering a severe illness that prevented

World | November 13, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1509

Strike to Cause Transport Chaos in France

France is on the verge of a transport workers' strike on Tuesday over proposed changes to pensions.

World | November 13, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1973

Denmark Votes in Early General Elections

Danes are heading to the polling stations to cast their ballots in the early general election with a close result expected, BBC reported Tuesday.

World | November 13, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1145

Saudi Prince Alwaleed Buys First Private Airbus A380

Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has ordered a USD 319 M Airbus SAS A380 superjumbo, becoming the first private customer for the world's biggest aircraft, Bloomberg reported Monday.

World | November 12, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 35581

Blaze Breaks Out in London, Smoke Covers Sky - CNN

A thick plume of black smoke covered the sky over London Monday as blaze broke out in what was believed to be a bus garage in the east of the city, CNN reported.

World | November 12, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3502

Blast Reported in East London

Explosion has been reported in East London and witnesses say they see a thick black smoke.

World | November 12, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1049

Wave of Violence after Italian Fan Shooting

Italian football fans have reacted violently inside and outside stadiums following the police shooting of a Lazio supporter, BBC reported.

World | November 12, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1225

Pakistani President Calls for January Polls

Pakistan's president Pervez Musharraf called on the country's electoral commission to schedule parliamentary polls as soon as possible, preferably by early-January, but gave no sign he planned to suspend martial law. In his first press conference since i

World | November 11, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1324

Russian Oil Tanker Splits near Black Sea

A Russian oil tanker has split in half during a storm in the Kerch strait between the Azov and Black seas, dumping an estimated 1,000 to 1,200 tonnes of fuel oil, Russian media reported on Sunday. The weather conditions remain harsh, which is hampering t

World | November 11, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2775

US Troops Killed in Afghanistan

The six soldiers, who were killed in an ambush in eastern Afghanistan together with three Afghan troops, are Americans, Nato officials have said.

World | November 10, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1506

Aide Says She Beat Linda Stein to Death with Yoga Stick

In a stunning end to a sensational whodunit, Linda Stein's assistant confessed she bashed in the Realtor's head with a yoga stick after she blew pot smoke in her face and made a racial crack, the New York Daily News reported, citing the police. Natavia L

World | November 10, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4864

6 NATO Troops Killed, 8 Wounded in Afghanistan

Six NATO-led soldiers and three Afghan troops were killed in heavy fighting in eastern Afghanistan, NATO's International Security Assistance Force announced. Another eight ISAF soldiers and 11 Afghan troops were wounded in the battle on Friday which erup

World | November 10, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1439

Ex-PM Bhutto under House Arrest

Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto has been served with a temporary detention notice, BBC reported. The move came as she tried to leave her Islamabad home, which has been blocked off by police to stop her joining a planned rally in nearby Rawalpi

World | November 9, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1850

Bush, Sarkozy Pressure Musharraf

President Bush and French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Wednesday called on Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf to hold planned elections and to step down from the military, CNN reported.

World | November 8, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1064

Finnish School Shooter Dies

An 18-year-old, who shot eight people inside his high school in southern Finland, before turning the gun on himself, has died, CNN reported, citing the police. The shooting appeared to have been planned out in graphic videos posted on Internet file-shari

World | November 8, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2113

8 Killed, 10 Injured in Finland High School Shooting

Eight people were killed and another ten injured when a gunman opened fire at a school near Helsinki, in the first such shooting in Finland since 1989, Bloomberg reported late on Wednesday. The dead included five boys, two girls and the school principal,

World | November 7, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4099
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