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Brad Pitt to Rebuild 150 Homes Devastated by Hurricane Katrina

Hollywood star Brad Pitt plans to help at least 150 families, whose homes have been devastated after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005, expanding on a promise he made nearly two months ago, CNN reported. "To build those houses, we need the help o

World | December 4, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1609

Putin's United Russia Claims Victory at Legislature Polls

With nearly 98% of ballots counted, outgoing Russian president Vladimir Putin's party won the parliamentary polls in the country, BBC reported.

World | December 3, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1404

Australia New Government Ratifies Kyoto Treaty

Australia's new prime minister, Kevin Rudd, signed the ratification documents of the Kyoto treaty immediately after he took the oath on Monday, thus ending the country's opposition to the global climate agreement. "This is the first official act of the n

World | December 3, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1348

Venezuela Rejects Chavez's Plans for More Power

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has lost a referendum on controversial constitutional reforms that would have cemented his power, the electoral council of the country reported early Monday. Voters said "No" on Sunday to reforms intended to abolish presi

World | December 3, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1535

Putin's Party Wins Russian Polls - Early Results

United Russia, the party of Russian president Vladimir Putin, has won the majority of seats in Russia's lower house of parliament, Duma. The party is believed to have won more than 60% of the votes, with the Communists in a distant second place with 11,5

World | December 2, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1532

Russia Votes in Parliamentary Polls

Eleven parties are running for places in the next Russian legislature at the polls for the lower house of parliament, the Duma, on Sunday. Outgoing president Vladimir Putin's party United Russia is expected to win a majority of seats again and it is uncl

World | December 2, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1240

35 Missing after Another Blast in Ukrainian Mine

Thirty-five miners are missing after an explosion rocked early Saturday the Ukrainian coal mine where 100 workers died in a blast about two weeks ago, officials reported. Five miners were seriously injured and twenty others were brought to the surface an

World | December 1, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1569

Trains Collide in Chicago, Dozens Hurt

A passenger train and a freight train collided Friday in the south side of Chicago, Illinois injuring dozens of people, media reports said.

World | December 1, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2011

Colombia Seizes Rebel Hostage Tapes

Colombian officials aired Friday recently seized videotapes of rebel held hostages, among them a former presidential candidate and US defense contractors. The tape has been the first evidence in years that the hostages are alive.

World | November 30, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4434

Powerful Earthquake Hits Caribbean Island

A 7.4-strong earthquake hit near the island of Martinique in the eastern Caribbean, BBC reported Friday.

World | November 30, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 5204

56 Dead in Passenger Plane Crash in Turkey

A total of 56 people on board have died after a passenger plane, which crashed in the early hours of Friday near the town of Keciborlu, south-western Turkey, BBC reported.

World | November 30, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2937

Korean Killed by Exploding Mobile Phone

Authorities in South Korea are investigating the death of a man amid reports he may have been killed by an exploding mobile phone battery, BBC reported.

World | November 29, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1910

Musharraf Sworn in as Civilian President

Pakistani leader Pervez Musharraf was sworn in for a five-year term as civilian president on Thursday, a day after quitting the post of army chief.

World | November 29, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1085

Slovakia Arrests 3 in Radioactive Sale Bid

Three people were arrested late Wednesday in Slovakia and Hungary for trying to sell 1 kg of radioactive material. Two of the suspects were arrested in Slovakia, and the third was arrested in Hungary in a special joint operation, Slovak police have said.

World | November 29, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1714

Musharraf Gives Up Army Command

Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf has handed over the command of the military in a ceremony in Rawalpindi, BBC reported.

World | November 28, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1138

Youth Riots in France Continue

Riots have broken out for a third night in the poor French suburbs as violence is spreading despite the heavy police presence. Youths in the northern Paris suburb of Villiers-le-Bel and the southern city of Toulouse torched cars and clashed with the poli

World | November 28, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3210

US President Bush Warns of "Difficult Compromises" at Mid-East Talks

US President George Bush said "difficult compromises" lay ahead for both sides at the Middle East talks to be launched at a conference in Maryland on Tuesday. Israeli, Palestinian and the US leaders have voiced hope that the meeting could produce a start

World | November 27, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1596

2 Dead, 15 Injured in Ecuador Mine Blast

At least two miners have been killed and about 15 other injured in a blast in a gold mine in southern Ecuador, BBC reported Tuesday.

World | November 27, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1051

Russia Holds Presidential Polls March 2, Putin Blasts Critics

Russia's upper chamber of parliament set March 2 as the date presidential polls will be held on Monday, the same day on which outgoing incumbent Vladimir Putin blasted the US for allegedly trying to discredit next month's parliamentary elections. The dat

World | November 26, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1312

Opposition Parties Win MEP Vote in Romania

Romania's opposition Democratic Party (PD) is set to win the most MEP seats, followed by the leftist Social-Democratic party (PSD), preliminary vote-count figures show. PD is set to win 29,1% of the vote, with PSD grabbing 22,15%, while the ruling Libera

World | November 26, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1173

Sarkozy Signs EUR 20 B Trade Deals with China

French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who is leading a delegation of industrialists to China, has signed trade deals worth almost EUR 20 B, French media reported.

World | November 26, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1148
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