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Photo: Desperate search for quake victims as aftershocks rock Peru Desperate search for quake victims as aftershocks rock Peru
AFP - Thu Aug 16, 2007
PISCO, Peru - Powerful aftershocks rattled rescuers as they clawed through rubble Friday in a desperate search for survivors two days after a massive earthquake claimed some 500 lives in Peru. More»

Photo: Death toll hits 450 in Peru earthquake Death toll hits 450 in Peru earthquake
Associated Press - Wed Aug 15, 2007
ICA, Peru - The death toll rose to 450 on Thursday in the magnitude-8 earthquake that devastated cities of adobe and brick in Peru's southern desert. More»

Powerful 7.5 earthquake hits Indonesia
Associated Press - Tue Aug 7, 2007
JAKARTA, Indonesia - A powerful earthquake under the Java Sea shook Indonesia's capital early Thursday, violently shaking tall buildings and panicking residents. More»

Photo: Magic mushrooms face ban in Netherlands Magic mushrooms face ban in Netherlands
Associated Press - Mon Aug 6, 2007
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - The famously liberal Netherlands has been swinging toward the right, cracking down on immigration, religious freedoms and the freewheeling red light district. More»

Photo: Lab leak fears over Britain's foot and mouth outbreak Lab leak fears over Britain's foot and mouth outbreak
AFP - Sat Aug 4, 2007
LONDON - The urgent probe into Britain's foot and mouth outbreak homed in on an animal research laboratory Sunday amid fears of a virus leak. More»

South Korea suspends US beef imports again over banned bones
Associated Press - Wed Aug 1, 2007
SEOUL - South Korea has again suspended US beef imports after inspectors discovered banned bones in a recent shipment, officials said Thursday. More»

Photo: Philippine volcano erupts Philippine volcano erupts
AFP - Mon Jul 30, 2007
MANILA - A volcano erupted in the eastern Philippines on Tuesday, raining ash on two towns, but there were no reports of casualties, volcanologists said. More»

Photo: Khmer Rouge prison chief first to be charged by UN-backed court Khmer Rouge prison chief first to be charged by UN-backed court
AFP - Mon Jul 30, 2007
PHNOM PENH - A former Khmer Rouge prison chief was charged Tuesday with crimes against humanity and detained by Cambodia's UN-backed tribunal in the first legal action taken by the court against regime leaders. More»

Polish Euro MP seeks removal of name from CIA prisons report
AFP - Sun Jul 29, 2007
BRUSSELS - Polish socialist euro MP Marek Siwiec has brought court action in Poland demanding Swiss senator Dick Marty removes his name from a report about secret CIA prisons in Europe. More»

Photo: BBC Reopens Kelly Case with New Film BBC Reopens Kelly Case with New Film
Times Online UK - Sat Nov 18, 2006
THE BBC is risking a new confrontation with Downing Street by launching an investigation into the death of David Kelly, the scientist at the centre of the storm over the "sexed up" dossier on Iraq's supposed weapons of mass destruction. More»

US 'cannot allow' nuclear North Korea
BBC - Wed Oct 4, 2006
The US will not accept a North Korea armed with nuclear weapons, a top US envoy has said, after Pyongyang announced plans for a nuclear test. More»

US Ambassador Pelted with Tomatoes and Eggs in Venezuela; Feds are in a Snit
BBC - Thu Apr 6, 2006
The US has accused city officials of the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, of complicity in an attack on the car of US Ambassador William Brownfield. More»

Photo: Ford Sued Over Argentine Abuses Ford Sued Over Argentine Abuses
BBC - Fri Feb 24, 2006
Former workers of an Argentine Ford factory are suing the firm over what they say were serious abuses during the military rule of the 1970s and 80s. More»

Venezuela Cuts US Airline Flights
BBC - Fri Feb 24, 2006
Venezuela is cutting flights by US airlines as relations between the two countries continue to deteriorate. More»

Photo: Museum Paintings Stolen During Carnival in Rio Museum Paintings Stolen During Carnival in Rio
BBC - Fri Feb 24, 2006
Gunmen have taken advantage of Brazil's carnival commotion to steal paintings by Picasso, Dali, Matisse and Monet from a Rio de Janeiro museum. More»

Photo: Voodoo Day Celebrated in Benin Voodoo Day Celebrated in Benin
BBC - Tue Jan 10, 2006
Thousands of followers have gathered in Benin in the seaside town of Ouidah to celebrate National Voodoo Day. More»

Unionist Fury at Stormont Spy Row
BBC - Fri Dec 16, 2005
Unionists in Northern Ireland have called for a public inquiry after an expelled Sinn Fein official admitted he was a British agent. More»

Sheep Can Pass BSE to their Lambs
New Scientist - Thu Aug 18, 2005
BSE has been shown to spread naturally between sheep for the first time. More»

Photo: Thriving women-only village is attacked by jealous locals Thriving women-only village is attacked by jealous locals
Telegraph UK - Fri Jul 15, 2005
A group of Kenyan women who fled abusive husbands to set up their own women-only community are facing increasingly violent attacks by local men angry at their success. More»

Four bombs in 50 minutes - Britain suffers its worst-ever terror attack
Guardian UK - Thu Jul 7, 2005
At least 38 people were killed yesterday and more than 700 injured as terrorists struck at the heart of London, causing the biggest loss of life in a terrorist attack on mainland Britain. More»

Photo: Forgotten Bach Aria Turns Up in Shoebox Forgotten Bach Aria Turns Up in Shoebox
AFP - Mon Jun 6, 2005
For three centuries it was hidden in an old shoebox, concealed beneath a couple of blank pages. More»

My Truth by Giuliana Sgrena
Il Manifesto - Mon Mar 7, 2005
I'm still in the dark. More»

Photo: 'Mad Cow' Disease Found in Goat 'Mad Cow' Disease Found in Goat
BBC - Thu Jan 27, 2005
A French goat has tested positive for mad cow disease - the first animal in the world other than a cow to have bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE). More»

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