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A gunman who took three hostages at the Discovery Communications headquarters near Washington DC in the USA has been shot dead by police and his
An armed man with a handgun has taken at least person hostage at the headquarters of Discovery Channel near Washington DC.
Police in Montgomery
Dutch authorities have freed without charge two Yemenis living in the US arrested on Monday for transporting unusual objects on a transatlantic
Popular support for European Union membership has fallen to a nine-year low, according to an annual Eurobarometer survey carried out in May, when the
US Vice President Joe Biden has been in Iraq to mark the end of seven years of fighting operations there, following the US-led invasion in 2003. Iraq
Moscow has banned night-time sales of vodka and other spirits starting from Wednesday night. It’s part of a nationwide drive to curb alcohol abuse
The main question facing Labour after its election fiasco of last May was who would take over from Gordon Brown and lead the party in opposition.
As if being separated from their families wasn’t enough, the Chilean miners trapped underground have received a new setback.
Doctors say they must
Direct peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians are due to resume tomorrow.
Today featured bilateral meetings in Washington, and President
Increasing numbers of shuttered shops in Greek towns are proof of how the country’s efforts to slash the deficit are hitting spending.
Three bombs have ripped through a Shia Muslim procession in the Pakistani city of Lahore, killing at least 29 and wounding more than
The four Israeli settlers killed in an ambush on Tuesday near Hebron in the West Bank have been buried.
The attack was claimed by the military
Europe’s largest consumer electronics trade fair, IFA, is getting underway in Berlin with German’s appetites for gadgets holding up strongly.
Europe’s largest telecom and entertainment group Vivendi has raised its annual profit targets after posting better than forecast first-half
Fast food chain Burger King could be up for sale and has reportedly held talks with potential buyers.
The second-largest US hamburger group has a
Genzyme’s Chief Executive Henri Termeer has said he is willing to sell his company, but not at the price that French drugmaker Sanofi-Aventis is
US Vice President Joe Biden has declared ‘the start of a different chapter’ for Iraq as his country marked the end of its seven-year-old combat
Passengers on a Qantas jet heading to Australia from the US had a scare when they saw sparks flying from a large orange ball in one of the
At least 18 people have been killed and more than 100 others wounded in three bomb blasts in the Pakistani city of Lahore.
The attack on a Shiite
Greek smokers are getting used to being confined to the great outdoors following a ban on lighting up in public buildings.
Shot on a low budget, “The Last Exorcism” is a mockumentary – fake documentary – which tells the story of a disillusioned evangelical minister who
Entitled “People Meet in Architecture”, it is the first time the exhibition is curated by a woman, Japanese Kazuyo Sejima, a laureate of the Pritzker
A recently published NASA study has revealed the Moon has shrunk significantly in the last 800 million years – a very short period of time in
A defence of the Iraq war, an attack on Gordon Brown and a hint of alcohol dependence. These are among the insights offered by Tony Blair’s memoirs
At least six people are reported killed in Mozambique, as protests over rising prices turned violent in and around the capital Maputo, and hundreds
Amid tension in the West Bank after yesterday’s killing of four Jewish settlers, the EU has joined the US in calling on Israelis and Palestinians not
Barack Obama has declared that US combat operations in Iraq are over.
The last combat brigade crossed into Kuwait two weeks ago; last night’s