Mr Stojiljkovic - who headed the police under former President Slobodan Milosevic - shot himself in front of the federal parliament just hours after its members voted to allow the extradition of suspects to The Hague tribunal. Yugoslav President Vojislav
The head of Venezuela's largest business association was named leader of an interim government Friday, following the resignation of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez. The new leader, Pedro Carmona Estanga, is the president of the Federation of Chambers of
US Secretary of State Colin Powell has begun crucial talks with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon aimed at securing an immediate Israeli troop withdrawal in the West Bank. As the marathon three-hour meeting got under way the Israeli army acknowledged th
Five people were killed on Thursday when a truck filled with natural gas blew up near a historic synagogue in Tunisia, a U.S.
The international trade war over American tariffs on steel has stepped up a gear, after Japanese Trade Minister Takeo Hiranuma told US Trade Representative Robert Zoellick that Japan may prepare retaliatory action. Tokyo is demanding that the US provide c
More than 4,000 Palestinians have been detained during Israel's offensive in the West Bank, the army says. The figure - which has doubled in the past 24 hours - reflects the growing pace of the military campaign, correspondents say.
At least 23 people have been killed and 27 more are missing in the Philippines following a fire on a passenger ferry in the seas southeast of Manila. The ferry, the MV Maria Carmella, had set sail from the island of Masbate but was abandoned due to the fi
Upping the stakes in a bitter dispute that has cut Venezuela's oil exports, the country's largest labor confederation announced late Wednesday it will extend its 48-hour general strike indefinitely. Carlos Ortega, president of the 1 million-member Venezue
Israeli troops have occupied three more areas in the West Bank and withdrawn from several others, hours before US Secretary of State Colin Powell is due to arrive on a peace mission. Tanks and troops entered the town of Bir Zeit, the refugee camp of Ein B
At least eight people have been killed and more than a dozen injured in a suicide attack on a bus near the Israeli city of Haifa. It was the second major attack against civilians since the army launched its massive military operation in the West Bank on 2
China executed at least 2,468 people last year, accounting for more than 80 percent of people put to death worldwide, according to a report published on the Web site of Amnesty International. Amnesty said 90 percent of the 3,048 executions last year took
Violence flared between Lebanon's Hizbollah guerrillas and Israeli troops along the border on Wednesday, raising fears of a widening of the conflict between Israel and its Arab foes. The Syrian-and Iranian-backed Muslim group has launched strikes almost d
Members of the public are able to visit the Queen Mother's last resting place, starting from Wednesday morning. St George's chapel at Windsor will be open to the public until Friday 19 April so well-wishers can pay their final respects.
At least eight people have been killed and more than a dozen injured in a suicide attack on a bus near the Israeli city of Haifa. The explosion tore through the bus crowded with early morning commuters, throwing bodies and wreckage along the road.
The government in Pakistan has announced the date for a national referendum on extending President Pervez Musharraf's rule by five years. A statement issued by the law ministry said voting will be held on 30 April.
Air raid sirens have sounded throughout Israel to commemorate the Holocaust, the slaughter of 6 million Jews by Nazis and their sympathizers during World War II. The sirens went off at 10 a.
As Israel pulled back from two West Bank towns and entered another, 13 Israeli soldiers were killed in what the Israeli army called an ambush in the West Bank town of Jenin. Meanwhile, U.
Heavy fighting has broken out between Israeli soldiers and Palestinians in the West Bank town of Jenin, with reports of heavy casualties on both sides. An Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman, Ofer Gendleman, told the BBC that 10 Israeli soldiers had been k
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