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Iran-Born British Author Doris Lessing Wins Nobel Prize for Literature

British writer Doris Lessing has been awarded Thursday this year's Nobel Prize for Literature, BBC reported.

World | October 11, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1997

Turkey Warns US over Armenian Genocide Vote

Turkish President Abdullah Gul has warned the US of "serious problems" for the relations between the two countries after a congressional committee recognised as genocide the 1915-17 mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks. The resolution is "unaccept

World | October 11, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1119

Former President Carter: US Tortures Prisoners

Former US President Jimmy Carter said in an interview for CNN his country tortures prisoners in violation of international law. Carter said the United States has abandoned the basic principles of human rights.

World | October 11, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1147

1 Killed, 6 Injured in Turkey Bomb Attack

A policeman was killed and four other people injured on Wednesday when a bomb was hurled at a police vehicle in Diyarbakir, the largest city of Turkey's restive mainly Kurdish southeast, international media reported.

World | October 11, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1085

German Scientist Awarded Nobel Prize for Chemistry on His 71st Birthday

German professor of physical chemistry Gerhard Ertl has been awarded the 2007 Nobel Prize for chemistry for his studies of chemical processes on solid surfaces.

World | October 10, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1736

Prince Charles Becomes Step-Grandfather

The heir to the British throne Prince Charles became a step-grandfather after his wife Camilla's daughter-in-law gave birth to a girl on Tuesday.

World | October 10, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1789

6-Strong Earthquake Hits Indonesia's Sumatra Island

A powerful earthquake hit off west coast of Indonesia's Sumatra Island on Wednesday morning, Forbes reported. There were no immediate reports of deaths, injuries or damage as result of the temblor.

World | October 10, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1506

Wreckage of Missing US Plane Found, No Signs of Life

Searchers in Washington state have found the wreckage of an airplane that went missing with 10 people on board, CNN reported, citing Yakima County Sheriff's representative.

World | October 9, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1560

Car Bomb Kills Two near Polish Embassy in Iraq

A car bomb killed two people near Poland's embassy in Baghdad on Monday, five days after the Polish envoy was wounded in an attack, international agencies reported.

World | October 8, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2318

Geneticists Trio Wins Medicine Nobel Prize

A trio of geneticists, two from the US and one from UK, won the Nobel Prize for physiology and medicine on Monday, the first awarded by Sweden's Royal Academy of Sciences this year. Americans Mario Capecchi and Oliver Smithies, as well as Briton Martin E

World | October 8, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1479

Interpol in Rare Sex Abuse Appeal

Interpol has launched an unprecedented global public appeal to help identify a man shown sexually abusing children in photographs posted on the Internet, BBC reported.

World | October 8, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2066

Bird Flu Kills Woman in Indonesia

The death total caused by bird flu in Indonesia rose to 87 after a woman on the island of Sumatra died from the lethal H5N1 strain of the virus, officials said. She is thought to have contracted the virus when she bought chickens from a market, the BBC r

World | October 8, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2108

Madeleine McCann's DNA Found on Beach

Traces of Madeleine McCann's body were found on a Portuguese beach weeks after she was reported missing, during tests by a former detective renowned for locating abducted children, the Guardian reported.

World | October 7, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 14485

New York Blast Injures 17

Seventeen people, including four children, were injured in an apparent gas explosion Saturday at a Harlem, New York, apartment building, CNN reported, citing authorities. One child was in critical condition and the three others were in serious condition,

World | October 7, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1585

Musharraf Wins Pakistani Presidential Vote

General Pervez Musharraf won re-election as Pakistan's president on Saturday in a vote in the country's parliament and four provincial assemblies, but will have to wait for a Supreme Court ruling to learn whether his bid was constitutional. Musharraf won

World | October 6, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1302

British PM Rules Out Snap Polls

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has dismissed on Saturday the prospect of snap polls before the end of the year despite mounting speculation he would do so in order to strengthen his position before pushing forward with new legislation on housing, hea

World | October 6, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1332

Earth-like Planet Likely Forming 424 Light-years Away

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed an Earth like planet forming 424 light-years away in a star system called HD 113766.

World | October 5, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1166

"Gay Bomb", Hamster Jetlag Cure Win Ig Nobel Awards

Research into a "gay bomb" that makes enemy troops "sexually irresistible" to each other and how to treat jetlag in hamsters is among the list of Ig Nobel awards winners this year. The award, which celebrates humorous scientific research, has been an ann

World | October 5, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2855

Pinochet Family Face Arrest over Embezzlement

A Chilean judge has ordered the arrest of five children and the widow of former military ruler Augusto Pinochet on charges of embezzlement, BBC reported.

World | October 4, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1435

Cargo Plane Crashes on Market in Congo, at Least 17 Killed

At least 17 people died after a cargo plane crashed into a busy market in Congo's capital city of Kinshasa, BBC reported on Thursday. The Antonov 26 cargo plane owned by the Congolese airline, Africa 1, came down in the Kingasani residential area near Nd

World | October 4, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1744

Thousands of Miners Trapped in South Africa Gold Mine, Half Lifted to Surface

About 3,200 workers were trapped more than a mile underground in a gold mine near South Africa's Johannesburg after a falling pipe damaged the main shaft, Bloomberg reported. Almost half of the miners have been lifted to the surface until Thursday mornin

World | October 4, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 5410
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