News

Iraq to bar US security firm Blackwater - 01/30/2009

BAGHDAD (AFP) - Iraq said on Thursday it was banning controversial US security outfit Blackwater from operating in the country over a 2007 Baghdad shooting involving its guards in which 17 civilians...

Hong Kong to produce 'world's first 3D sex movie - 01/29/2009

HONG KONG (AFP) - A Hong Kong filmmaker aims to lure audiences back to the cinema with what what he says is the world's first 3D erotic movie, according to a newspaper report. Stephen Shiu Jnr.,...

Critics rave over 'Slumdog Millionaire,' Indian public mixed - 01/29/2009

MUMBAI (AFP) - "Slumdog Millionaire" received rave reviews from Indian critics on Saturday after it went on general release across the country, but got a more mixed response from the public. The...

Queen escaped Australian train assassination plo - 01/29/2009

SYDNEY (AFP) - Britain's Queen Elizabeth II escaped possible assassination in Australia nearly 40 years ago when plotters tried to derail her train in mountains near Sydney, a retired detective has...

US-led forces kill 15 militants, Afghans say victims were civilians - 01/26/2009

KABUL (AFP) - US-led coalition forces said Saturday they had killed 15 militants in an operation in eastern Afghanistan, as a NATO soldier and two civilians were killed in separate bomb blasts across...

Indian pilots count on cabin crew to stay awake - 01/26/2009

NEW DELHI (AFP) - Indian pilots have a new weapon to combat mid-flight fatigue: talking with their cabin crew. India's aviation regulator, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), has...

Brazilian model who lost hands, feet to infection dies - 01/24/2009

A 20-year-old Brazilian model who lost her hands and feet to an infection died in hospital Saturday of medical complications, according to a family statement on her website. "It's with great sadness...

700 illegal migrants break out of Italian centre - 01/24/2009

Hundreds of illegal immigrants broke out of their holding centre and staged a dramatic protest against their plight in Italy's Lampedusa island Saturday before returning to the facility. Hundreds of...

Hurricane-force winds kill 12 in Spain, France - 01/24/2009

Hurricane force winds lashed Spain and France Saturday, killing a dozen people, including four children when part of a sports hall collapsed, while nearly two million were left without power....

Senegal clinic leads fight to wipe out leprosy - 01/24/2009

DAKAR (AFP) - Senegal's sole leprosy clinic bears witness to the will of the world's poorest continent to wipe out a disfiguring disease that once struck terror in human hearts and spelt misery and...
1 ... « 616 617 618 619 620 621 622 » ... 635