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  • Austria detains ex-Bosnian general on Serb warrant
    VIENNA, March 4 (AP): A Serbian colonel who defected to Bosnia's army at the start of the conflict between the two sides has been detained on a Serbian warrant and is awaiting a hearing on whether he should be extradited on suspicion of war crimes,…
  • US Justice Dept targets Bobby Jindal
    Washington, March 4 (PTI): The US Department of Justice has targeted Indian origin Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal as part of a investigation to find out whether the American state is complying with federal voting laws. J Christian Adams, a former…
  • Hundreds attend Pakistani minister’s funeral
    KHUSHPUR, March 4 (AFP): Hundreds of chanting Christians bearing black flags gathered in a dusty village in central Pakistan on Friday for the burial of their figurehead, shot dead by suspected Islamic extremists. Minority affairs minister Shahbaz…
  • Mom’s smoking ups risk of heart defects in baby
    NEW YORK, March 4 (Reuters Health):  Mothers who smoke during the first trimester of pregnancy are more likely to give birth to babies with some of the most common types of birth defects, a new study finds.Specifically, women who smoked early in…
  • Gaddafi strikes oil areas, Arabs weigh peace plan
    BREGA, Libya, March 3 (Reuters): Muammar Gaddafi's forces struck at rebel control of oil export hubs in Libya's east for a second day on Thursday as Arab states weighed a plan to end turmoil Washington said could make the nation "a giant Somalia". A…
  • US airmen killed in Frankfurt airport shooting
    FRANKFURT, March 3 (AP): Two U.S. airmen were killed and two others were wounded at Frankfurt airport when a man opened fire on them at close range with a handgun, the first such attack on American forces in Germany in a quarter century. US…
  • Russian flight controllers on alien claim
    London, Mar 2 (ANI): Air traffic controllers in Siberia claim to have been buzzed by a high-speed UFO with a female sounding alien speaking to them in an unintelligible cat-like language. The object had suddenly burst onto flight monitors over the…
  • Pakistan vows to battle extremism after minister slain
    ISLAMABAD, March 3 (Reuters): Pakistan must not buckle to extremism, President Asif Ali Zardari said on Thursday, a day after Taliban militants killed his government's only Christian minister for challenging a law on blasphemy toward Islam.The…
  • ‘Putin Palace’ sold for $350 million: Report
    MOSCOW, March 3 (AFP): A lavish holiday complex on Russia's southern Black Sea coast that has been linked to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has been sold to a wealthy investor for around $350 million, a report said Thursday. Alexander Ponomarenko,…
  • US seeks tough Libya sanctions from Europe
    Libyan boys sitting on the cannon of a destroyed army tank celebrate the freedom of Benghazi, Libya on Monday, February 28. The United States pressed its European allies on Monday to set tough sanctions on the Libyan government, while doubts emerged…
  • Briton gets life in prison for killings in Iraq
    British security contractor Danny Fitzsimons is escorted out of an Iraqi court, following his sentencing in Baghdad, Iraq on Monday, February 28. (AP Photo)   BAGHDAD, February 28 (Reuters): A British security contractor was sentenced Monday to life…
  • Silvio Berlusconi tax trial resumes after immunity lost
    Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi delivers his speech at an Italian Republican Party, PRI, meeting in Rome on Saturday, February 26. (AP Photo)   MILAN, February 28 (Reuters): The trial of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi on tax fraud charges…
  • S Korea, U.S. brush off North threat, begin big drills
    South Korean protesters shout slogans in a rally against the annual joint military exercises, dubbed Key Resolve and Foal Eagle, between South Korea and the United States, in front of the South Korean and United States War Command Center in Seongnam…
  • Thailand to further probe killing of Reuters journalist
    In this undated file photo released by Reuters, Japanese TV cameraman Hiro Muramoto smiles at his office in Tokyo. (AP Photo/FILE)   BANGKOK, February 28 (Reuters): Thai investigators said on Monday they were still trying to establish who killed…
  • Rocket fired from Gaza hits Israel, no casualties
    JERUSALEM, February 27 (AFP): A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip hit Israeli territory on Sunday morning, raising Israel's alert level but causing no damage or casualties, according to Israel's military and police. The latest rocket, which the…
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