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Nobel Prize Winner Arthur Kornberg Dies at 89

Doctor Arthur Kornberg, winner of the 1959 Nobel Prize for a groundbreaking discovery about DNA and considered one of the pioneers in the field of human genetics, has died Friday at the age of 89. Kornberg, who became chairman of Stanford University's bi

World | October 28, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1224

Moderate Earthquake Rattles South-western Greece

A 5-strong earthquake rattled Saturday the southwestern part of Greece, affecting areas ravaged by deadly August forest fires, Darik Radio reported. There were no immediate reports of casualties or serious damage.

World | October 27, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1719

Air France Strike Disrupts 30% of Flights

A five-day Air France strike that began Thursday has brought more disruption than expected, cancelling 30% of its flights. The strike, scheduled to end Monday night, has been called by flight attendants over issues of pay and working conditions.

World | October 26, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1728

Superjumbo Departure to Singapore Indefinitely Delayed by Storm

A storm delayed the departure of the world's biggest airliner on its return trip to Singapore on Friday after its historic maiden flight to Sydney. The delay of the flight, which had been scheduled to leave at 4.

World | October 26, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1991

Turkey Says 64 Suspect Rebels Killed Near Border

Turkey has boosted threats that it is running out of patience with the Kurdish rebels, saying at least 64 suspects rebels have been killed this week. The killed suspects included more than 30 poised to attack a military unit on the border on Tuesday, Tur

World | October 25, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1524

US Steps Up Sanctions on Iran

The US has slapped new sanctions on Iran for supporting terrorists and pursuing nuclear activities, CNN reported.

World | October 25, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1234

Phenomenal Superjumbo Lands in Sydney

The world's largest passenger plane has landed Thursday in Australia's capital city of Sydney on its first commercial flight, after a seven-hour journey from Singapore, BBC reported.

World | October 25, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1899

World's Biggest Passenger Aircraft Takes off for 1st Flight

World's biggest passenger plane Airbus SAS A380 took off for its first flight from Singapore to Sydney after an 18-month delay, Bloomberg reported Thursday. The commercial operations with the aircraft have been launched by Asia's most profitable carrier

World | October 25, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 17866

Bush Urges Congress to Maintain Cuba Embargo

US President George Bush ruled out any easing of his country's trade embargo on Cuba, CNN reported Thursday. "As long as the regime maintains its monopoly over the political and economic life of the Cuban people, the United States will keep the embargo i

World | October 25, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1505

Russia "Chessboard Killer" Found Guilty of 48 Murders

A Russian shop assistant has been found guilty of 48 murders, which he once said he recorded on a chessboard, BBC reported.

World | October 24, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1489

California Fires Cause Half a Million to Flee Homes

Fierce wildfires raged across Southern California on Tuesday, forcing half a million people to flee in the state's largest evacuation. Another 60,000 homes were threatened as night fell.

World | October 24, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1395

Osama Bin Laden Calls on Iraq Fighters to Unite in New Audio Tape

Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden has urged fighter groups in Iraq to unify their ranks in a newly released audio tape, BBC reported Tuesday.

World | October 23, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2409

Iraq Agrees to Help Turkey with PKK

Iraq has agreed to actively help Turkey deal with the "menace" of Kurdish PKK rebels in northern Iraq, the country's foreign minister has said, as cited by BBC. Hoshyar Zebari said tensions with Ankara would be resolved through dialogue and no-one would

World | October 23, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1153

California Wildfires Destroy at Least 576 Homes

At least 576 homes and 102 commercial buildings have been destroyed and more than 15,000 additional houses are threatened as wildfires continue raging in Southern California, Bloomberg reported Tuesday. At least one person was killed and another four inj

World | October 23, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1466

8 Turkish Troops Missing after Deadly Raid

Eight Turkish troops are still missing after an attack by Kurdish rebels on Sunday that left 12 troops dead, BBC reported, citing the Turkish military. The statement came as a news agency believed to be linked to the rebels named seven of the missing tro

World | October 22, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1653

Delhi's Deputy Mayor Falls from Terrace after Monkey Attack, Dies

Indian capital Delhi's deputy mayor has died a day after he fell from his home's terrace in an attempt of fighting off a horde of wild monkeys, BBC reported Monday.

World | October 22, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1715

Wildfires Rage in California, at Least 1 Killed

Wildfires continue raging in a dozen areas around Los Angeles and San Diego, threatening homes, forcing evacuations and taking the life of at least one person, CNN reported on Monday. About 17 people were injured in the blazes.

World | October 22, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1496

Opposition Wins Parliamentary Elections in Poland after Big Turnout

A pro-business opposition party has enjoyed an overwhelming victory in Sunday's parliamentary elections in Poland, according to exit polls, cited by CNN. Figures showed on state television revealed 43.

World | October 22, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1183

Dozens Killed in Turkey Border Clashes

A total 35 people, including 12 soldiers, were killed as the Turkish military clashed with Kurdish rebels near the border with Iraq and Iran, the BBC reported on Sunday.

World | October 21, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1668

Iran's Top Nuclear Negotiator Resigns

Iranian top nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani had resigned for "personal reasons", a government spokesman said Saturday, cited by CNN. Such a step is seen as a victory for hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that could bring about an even tougher stance

World | October 20, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1167

Boat Overturns off Mexico's Shore, 24 "Migrants" Dead

The bodies of 24 men, believed to be illegal migrants, have been washed ashore in the Mexican state of Oaxaca after their boat capsized on Saturday, BBC reported.

World | October 20, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1239
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