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Travel Chaos in France Continues

French commuters face a ninth day of travel chaos as the strike of transport workers continues after no agreement was reached in the talks between trade unions and the government on Wednesday.

World | November 22, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1609

France's TGV Rail Network "Hit by Sabotage"

France's high-speed TGV rail network has been damaged by a "concerted campaign of sabotage", BBC reported on Wednesday, citing the SNCF state-owned rail operator.

World | November 21, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2890

Macedonia Ready to Prosecute Driver in Pop Star Death Crash

Macedonian officials could press criminal charges against Georgi Georgievski for causing the death of local pop star Tose Proeski, after receiving the conclusions of the official investigation carried out by Croatian authorities. Proeski was killed when

World | November 20, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3942

French Strikes Expanding as Sarkozy Keeps Quiet

Civil servants in France staged a one-day stoppage on Tuesday, joining the students, as well as transport and energy workers in protests against the reforms planned by president Nikolas Sarkozy, who so far has kept a low media profile on the issue. Trans

World | November 20, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1315

French Medics "Squandered" Diana's Chances for Survival

French medical staff "squandered" vital time that could have saved Diana, Princess of Wales, a leading British surgeon told the inquest into her death, as cited by the Daily Telegraph.

World | November 20, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1353

France Faces Huge New Strike

Thousands of civil servants and students are expected to join striking transport workers as France enters a second week of industrial action.

World | November 20, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 946

Death Toll Rises to 70 in Ukrainian Mine Blast, 30 Workers Still Missing

Rescue teams are still searching for some 30 Ukrainian miners trapped deep underground after the Sunday's explosion that killed at least 70 others, BBC reported.

World | November 19, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1843

Queen Elizabeth, Duke Phillip Celebrate Diamond Wedding

British Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh mark their 60th wedding anniversary with a series of celebration events. On Tuesday, the actual anniversary date, the couple will attend a service at London's Westminster Abbey, where they were married.

World | November 19, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4907

Iran Slams US Dollar "Worthless Piece of Paper"

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has suggested an end to the trading of oil in US dollars, calling the currency "a worthless piece of paper", BBC reported.

World | November 19, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1873

Bangladesh Cyclone Leaves at Least 2,000 Dead

Rescue crews continue trying to reach people hit by the powerful cyclone that tore through southern Bangladesh, killing at least 2,000, BBC reported Sunday.

World | November 18, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1025

Ex-Guerrilla Leader Claims Victory in Kosovo Parliamentary Elections

A party led by a former Kosovo Albanian guerrilla leader won the parliamentary elections in Kosovo after gaining 35% of the votes, BBC reported Sunday, citing unofficial results.

World | November 18, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1911

At Least 33 Killed in Mine Blast in Ukraine

At least 33 workers have been killed after an explosion in a coal mine in Ukraine, BBC reported Sunday. Rescue teams are putting all the efforts to find about 70 miners, who are still missing, officials said.

World | November 18, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1729

Bangladesh Toll Tops 1,500

More than 1,500 people are now known to have died after a powerful cyclone ripped through southern and central Bangladesh, officials have said.

World | November 17, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1350

UN: Global Warming to Kill 30% of Species

A report to be published Saturday by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will warn that climate change is "unequivocal" and may bring "abrupt and irreversible" impacts, BBC reported.

World | November 17, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1671

Kosovo Votes, Serbia Calls for Boycott

People in Kosovo are voting Saturday in a general election, as uncertainty over the status of the province continues. Polls opened at 0600GMT and reports say voters withstood low temperatures to line up outside polling stations.

World | November 17, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1853

CNN: At least 500 Killed in Bangladesh Cyclone

At least 500 people have been killed and thousands made homeless after a powerful tropical cyclone slammed into the southern coastal region of Bangladesh late Thursday, CNN reported, citing officials. Local government officials across the region told CNN

World | November 16, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1272

Turkish Lottery Director Shot Dead

A gunman has shot and killed the head of Turkey's national lottery in his office, CNN Turk reported. Private CNN-Turk and NTV televisions identified the attacker on Ihya Balak as a former lottery inspector, who has been arrested.

World | November 16, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1309

More than 200 Dead in Bangladesh Cyclone

More than 200 people have been reported dead after a powerful cyclone battered southern Bangladesh, levelling villages and uprooting trees, BBC reported.

World | November 16, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1136

France, Germany Face More Travel Misery

France faces a second day of travel chaos as transport unions continue a strike in protest against President Nicolas Sarkozy's pension reforms, BBC reported.

World | November 15, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1702

UN Committee Votes on Death Penalty Moratorium

UN General Assembly's human rights committee is scheduled to vote on a draft resolution calling for a moratorium with a view to abolishing capital punishment. The draft was jointly introduced by eighty-seven countries, including EU member states as well

World | November 15, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1194

Rome Mourns Killed Lazio Football Fan

Thousands of people gathered outside San Pio X church in Rome for the funeral of an Italian football fan shot dead by a policeman, BBC reported on Wednesday.

World | November 14, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1934
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