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US Death Toll in Iraq Hits 4,000

Four US soldiers died in a roadside bombing in Iraq on Sunday bringing the American death toll in the 5-year-old war to 4,000. The soldiers' vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device while patrolling a neighbourhood in southern Baghdad, CNN repor

World | March 24, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1560

4 Dead, 1 Missing in Alaskan Shipwreck

Four crewmembers died and one is still missing after a fishing vessel with 47 people on board sank Sunday in the frigid waters off Alaska's Aleutian Islands. The Alaska Ranger's started leaking into its steering gear compartment about 2:50 am but a coast

World | March 24, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2504

One Killed in Stabbing Spree at Japan Mall

A man armed with a knife has run amok in a shopping centre in Japan, killing one person and wounding seven others, BBC reported.

World | March 23, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1391

Pope Calls for Peace in Tibet, Iraq and the Holy Land

Thousands of pilgrims packed into a rain-soaked St Peter's Square in Rome to hear Pope Benedict XVI give his Easter address. The Pope called for an end to problems in Tibet, Iraq and the Holy Land in his "urbi et orbi" blessing to the world - broadcast l

World | March 23, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1432

Catholics around the World Celebrate Easter

Pope Benedict XVI served on Sunday an open-air Easter mass in St Peter's Square, followed by his traditional "urbi et orbi" (to the city and the world) blessing. The mass and blessing started at 0930 GMT and were broadcast live in 57 countries.

World | March 23, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1826

US: Recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia Would Be Huge Mistake

The US Assistant Secretary of State has warned against the recognition of the breakaway Georgian provinces of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. "We insist on preserving Georgia's territorial integrity and on the peaceful settlement of the conflicts in Abkhazia

World | March 22, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2666

Greece and Macedonia Confirm Commitment to Solving Name Dispute

The Foreign Ministers of Greece and Macedonia confirmed on Saturday their intention to solve the dispute over the name of the former Yugoslavian Republic. The announcement was made by the Greek Foreign Ministry after a meeting between the Greek Minister

World | March 22, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3524

US Election Rivals Files Breached

The State Department said Friday that all three presidential candidates' passport files were breached, CNN reported.

World | March 21, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1490

Almost Half Macedonians Declare against Kosovo Sovereignty Recognition

A total of 45 percent of the Macedonian citizens are against the recognition of independent Kosovo, a survey conducted by Skopje's Center for Research and Policy Making shows. The opposite opinion on the issue is shared by 35 percent of the country's pop

World | March 20, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1803

Bush: Iraq War Must Go on

US President George Bush marked the fifth anniversary of the Iraq war on Wednesday by calling the debate over the conflict "understandable" but insisting that a continued US presence there is crucial, CNN reported.

World | March 19, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1707

Strikes to Paralyse Greece ahead of Pension Reform Vote

Greece is expected to grind to a halt on Wednesday as public sector workers across the country hold a national strike against government-proposed pension reforms.

World | March 19, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1521

Visionary Author Arthur Clarke Dies at 90

Author Arthur Clarke, whose science fiction and non-fiction works ranged from the script for "2001: A Space Odyssey" to communications satellites proposal, has died at age 90. Clarke, who had been wheelchair-bound for several years, passed away at a hosp

World | March 19, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1299

13 Injured after Shooting in Kosovo's Capital

A total of 13 people were injured in a shooting that occurred late on Tuesday in Kosovo's capital city of Pristina, Darik News reported. Police authorities claim the incident was a result of settling accounts between two crime rings.

World | March 19, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2037

Dalai Lama Vows to Resign if Tibet Violence Continues

The Dalai Lama declared Tuesday he would resign if the violence in Tibet increases, denying accusations by the Chinese government that he was orchestrating the unrest. "If things become out of control then my only option is to completely resign," Tibet's

World | March 18, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1383

Ukrainian Peacemaker Dies after Being Injured in Kosovo Clashes

A Ukrainian military official and member of the international force in Kosovo died in hospital late on Monday after he was seriously wounded in clashes in the north with Serb protesters, Ukraine's UNIAN News Agency reported. The report of the soldier's d

World | March 18, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1562

Japan Recognises Kosovo's Independence

Japan recognised Kosovo's independence on Tuesday, a month after the breakaway province declared secession from Serbia with the backing of the United States and most of the EU members. "We hope that the independence of Kosovo will contribute to the long-

World | March 18, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1558

Abba Drummer Brunkert Found Dead in Spain

The former session drummer with Swedish pop band Abba Ola Brunkert has been found dead in the garden of his Spanish home with cuts to his throat, BBC reported Monday.

World | March 17, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2742

22 UN Police, 8 NATO Troops Injured in Kosovo Clashes

At least 22 UN policemen and eight Nato troops were injured after a raid to retake a court seized by Serb demonstrators in the divided Kosovo's city of Mitrovitsa, BBC reported Monday.

World | March 17, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1333

UN Police Retakes Courthouse in Kosovo, Violence Erupts

UN special police stormed a courthouse in northern Kosovo on Monday, evicting Serb demonstrators who had occupied the building protesting against Kosovo's independence. Several hundred soldiers surrounded the court in Serb-dominated town of Kosovska Mitr

World | March 17, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1533

Death Toll Varies in Tibet "Culture Genocide"

The Dalai Lama on Sunday called for an international probe of China's treatment of Tibet, which he said is causing "cultural genocide" of his people, CNN reported.

World | March 16, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3195

Albanian Blast Kills 5, Injures 240

The series of massive explosions that stuck at an arms dump near the Albanian capital Tirana on Saturday has left at least five people killed and more than 240 injured, BBC reported.

World | March 16, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1508
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