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Austrian Monster Dad Due in Court

The 73-year-old Austrian man who admitted holding his daughter captive in his home cellar for nearly 24 years and fathering seven children by her is due to appear in court on Tuesday. Josef Fritzl, dubbed a "monster" by the Austrian press was transferred

World | April 29, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 7215

Bulgarian-born Tycoon Buys Most Expensive Mansion in Australia

The Australian millionaire Daniel Tzvetkoff, who is of Bulgarian origin, has paid AUD 28 M for a mansion in the state of Queensland, the Australian reported Tuesday.

World | April 29, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 5330

Dozens Killed in China Train Crash

At least 70 people died in a train crash in China and hundreds more are reported to have been injured after two passenger trains collided near Zibo in Shandong Province. One train was en route from Beijing to the seaside resort of Quingdao while the seco

World | April 28, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2099

19 Die in Helicopter Crash in Ukraine

A MI-8 helicopter carrying oil rig workers crashed on Monday in Ukraine killing 19 people on board. The helicopter fell into the Black Sea 70 kilometres off the coast after clipping the side of a drilling platform with its tail rotor, RIA Novosti informe

World | April 28, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1451

Daughter Held Captive for 24 Years in Austria

A 73-year-old Austrian man has confessed to holding his daughter captive in his home cellar for nearly 24 years and fathering seven children by her. Police revealed the horror after a teenager was taken to a hospital and said she was a daughter of the ab

World | April 28, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 17196

German High Speed Train Derails after Hitting Sheep

About 25 people were injured when a high-speed German Inter-City Express (ICE) train carrying 170 passengers derailed on Sunday after hitting a herd of sheep near a tunnel. The train came off the track about 80 km northeast of Frankfurt while running at

World | April 28, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 5889

Pope Benedict Wishes Happy Easter to Orthodox Christians

Pope Benedict XVI congratulated Orthodox Christians on the one of the brightest holiday - Eater during his weekly Sunday address in St. Peter's square.

World | April 27, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1572

Sarkozy: Turkey Is Not in Europe

The French President Nicola Sarkozy declared Friday in an interview that Turkey was not in Europe and that he had always been opposed to its membership in the EU.

World | April 26, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 6098

German Labor Market Remains Closed for East Europeans till 2011

The German government decided Friday to extend until 2011 the restrictions on the access of Eastern Europeans to the country's labor market, which were supposed to expire in 2009.

World | April 26, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1756

Turkey Slams Argentina for Recognizing Genocide over Armenians

Turkish foreign ministry spokesman declared Friday necessary initiatives were underway in relation to a new text adopted by the Argentine Senate, recognizing events from 1915 as genocide over the Armenian people. "The Argentine Senate has approved a new

World | April 25, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2161

Iran Votes in Parliamentary Run-Offs

Iranians are voting Friday in parliamentary run-off elections expected to leave conservatives in full control, as the vote is to decide 82 seats of the 290-member parliament. In the first round on March 14, conservatives won 132 seats, BBC reported.

World | April 25, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1306

Actor Wesley Snipes Jailed over Tax Offences

Hollywood action actor Wesley Snipes was sentenced Thursday to three years in jail for three misdemeanour counts of failing to file tax returns. According to prosecutors the actor escaped paying more than USD 15 M in income tax returns over nearly a deca

World | April 25, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2035

US Accuses North Korea of Helping Syria Build Nukes

The Bush Administration has accused North Korea of helping Syria build a nuclear reactor intended for military purposes, the BBC reported.

World | April 25, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4466

UK Teachers Go on Strike

One third of the schools in England and Wales have been disrupted by the first national teachers' strike in 21 years.

World | April 24, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1782

Zimbabwe Arms Delivery May Return to China

A ship carrying weapons to Zimbabwe would probably return to China after neighbouring countries refused to unload it, China's foreign ministry has said. "To my knowledge, the Chinese company has decided to recall the ship," ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu

World | April 24, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1233

Hillary Clinton Scores Crucial Victory in Pennsylvania

US Senator Hillary Clinton claimed victory in Pennsylvania over Democratic rival Sen. Barack Obama, thus re-igniting her White House bid.

World | April 23, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1528

Clinton Threatens to Obliterate Iran if It Attacks Israel

Ahead of a crucial primary in Pennsylvania, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said if she were president and Israel was attacked by Iran with nuclear weapons, the US would "totally obliterate" Iran. "In the next 10 years, during which the

World | April 23, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3411

Zimbabwe's Neighbours Block Arms Delivery

Zimbabwe's neighbouring countries have not allowed a Chinese ship to unload arms delivery for the crisis-hit country as the regime of President Mugabe is accused of increasing violence against opposition. Zambian President Levy Mwanawasa urged African st

World | April 23, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1276

Shakira, British PM Debate over Third World's Education Boosting

Pop star Shakira is due to discuss how to boost Third World education with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, the Sun reported Monday.

World | April 21, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3487

CNN Reporter Arrested with Rope around Neck, Genitals, Drugs in Pocket

CNN reporter Richard Quest is to undergo six months of counselling after being arrested in Central Park for possession of drugs, BBC reported Monday.

World | April 21, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 7736

81 Die in Somalia Clashes

Two days of street fighting between Ethiopian troops and Islamist fighters in Mogadishu left 81 civilians dead and more than 100 wounded. The rebels, trying to bring down Somalia's shaky government, have used civilians as human shields, the head of the M

World | April 21, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1331
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