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Two Students Shot at Delaware State University

Two Delaware State University students were shot by a gunman who remains at large, leading to locking down the campus on Friday , CNN reported. A male student who was shot is in stable condition, the university said in a statement, and a female student's

World | September 21, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1185

New Osama bin Laden Recording Criticizes Pakistani President

Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, believed to be hiding in Pakistan's remote tribal regions, took direct aim at faltering Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf in a recording released Thursday, international media reported.

World | September 21, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2348

US President Bush Calls for Permanent Eavesdropping Law

US President George Bush has stepped up pressure on the Congress to extend a law allowing eavesdropping on conversations between US citizens and foreign terrorist suspects without court approval, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday.

World | September 20, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1336

Canada Recognises Macedonia's Disputed Name

Canada officially recognised Macedonia under the name written in the country's constitution, which has long elicited strong opposition from neighbouring Greece, local media reported on Thursday. The information has been confirmed through diplomatic chann

World | September 20, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2199

9 Dead, 2.7 Million Evacuated after Powerful Typhoon Slams China

A total of nine people died and 2,7 million evacuated after the powerful typhoon Wipha slammed into China's east coast early on Wednesday, CNN reported. Typhoon Wipha has already weakened as it slammed the country with strong winds and torrential rains.

World | September 20, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1506

UK Woman Divorces Osama's Son - Report

A British woman who married a son of Osama bin Laden says the couple are divorcing because of opposition from his family, The Sun newspaper reported Wednesday. Jane Felix-Browne, a 51-year-old grandmother from Moulton, a village in northwestern England,

World | September 19, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2478

6.1-Strong Quake Hits Indonesia's Sumatra Island

A strong earthquake rocked parts of Indonesia's Sumatra Island on Wednesday, US Geological Survey said on its web site. There are no immediate reports of any casualties or damage.

World | September 19, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1532

Meteorite Crash in Peru Leaves Hundreds of Ill People

Hundreds of people in Peru fell ill after an object from space - said to be a meteorite - plummeted to Earth in a remote area, BBC reported.

World | September 19, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2074

Prosecutors Probe Sarkozy Apartment Deal

French prosecutors have begun a preliminary inquest into French President Nicolas Sarkozy allegedly receiving a discount to purchase an apartment in 1997. The accusations were first made by the Canard Enchaine satirical weekly, during the campaign that p

World | September 19, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1202

2 Millions Evacuated as Powerful Typhoon Slams China

A powerful typhoon slammed into China's east coast early on Wednesday, hours after Chinese authorities evacuated more than two million people with the help of text messages and old-fashioned knocks on the door. All along the heavily populated eastern sea

World | September 19, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1134

UN, World Bank Join Efforts to Recover Looted Assets

The World Bank and the United Nations launched a broad new effort to help developing nations recover cross-border flow of global assets estimated at up to USD 1.6 trillion a year as a result of criminal activities, corruption and tax evasion.

World | September 18, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2229

Aide: Missing UK Girl's Parents Are Victims of Heinous Crime

The parents of the missing UK girl Madeleine McCann are "entirely innocent" and played no role in her disappearance, a spokesman for the family said at a televised news conference outside the family's home on Tuesday, Bloomberg reported. "Gerry and Kate

World | September 18, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1486

Hunt for Steve Fossett Virtually Over

The hunt for record-breaking US aviator and adventurer Steve Fossett came to a virtual standstill after Nevada state police searched in vain 98% of the ground that needed to be covered, AFP reported.

World | September 18, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 9594

Thousands Evacuated as Shanghai Braces for Typhoon

Up to 200 000 people were being evacuated from Shanghai's exposed areas prior to Typhoon Wipha making landfall later in the day on Tuesday. The typhoon is expected to cross Taiwan, which has shut down all official business, and hit mainland China with wi

World | September 18, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1942

France Takes Tough Stance on Iran Nuclear Programme

France will insist on a tougher EU stance against Iran, unless the country gives up its plans to continue enriching uranium, Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner said on Monday. The five permanent members of the UN Security Council, plus Germany, will meet

World | September 17, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3008

Wind Shear Blamed for Thai Plane Crash

An wind shear may have caused Sunday's plane crash at the Thai resort of Phuket, which claimed the lives of at least 89 people, mostly foreigners, officials said, as cited by the Daily Telegraph.

World | September 17, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4029

Bush To Nominate Former Federal Judge as Attorney General

US President George W Bush is set to announce retired federal judge Michael Mukasey to replace Alberto Gonzales as US Attorney General on Monday, the CNN reported. Gonzales announced last month his decision to step down, effective September 17, finally b

World | September 17, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1419

Karamanlis Party Claims General Elections Victory in Greece

Greece's conservative Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis won a second four-year term with a diminished majority in parliament, results show after most of the ballots were counted, CNN reported.

World | September 17, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1349

87 Killed in Thai Plane Crash, Jet's Black Boxes Found

A total of 87 people have been killed after a plane crashed on landing in bad weather at the Thai resort of Phuket, CNN reported Monday.

World | September 17, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1327

Karamanlis Party "Leads Greek Vote"

Exit polls in Greece's general election suggest the centre-right party of Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis is set to defeat its socialist rival, BBC reported.

World | September 16, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1479

At Least 100 Feared Dead in Thai Crash

At least 100 people are feared dead after a plane crashed on landing in bad weather at the Thai resort of Phuket, aviation officials say, as cited by CNN.

World | September 16, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1815
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