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International News for the first week of October

By Hokuma Karimova | Oct. 9, 2006, midnight | In International »

This is not original reporting. All information has been compiled from the BBC News and New York Times. Silver Chips Online posts this news summary to provide readers with a forum for discussion.


International News Headlines - June 2

By Hokuma Karimova | June 2, 2006, midnight | In International »

This is not original reporting. All information has been compiled from the BBC News. Silver Chips Online posts this news summary to provide readers with a forum for discussion.


International News Headlines for May

By Hokuma Karimova | June 1, 2006, midnight | In International »

This is not original reporting. All information has been compiled from the BBC News. Silver Chips Online posts this news summary to provide readers with a forum for discussion.


Irish hold commemoration parade

By Alexis Egan Meaghan Mallari | April 25, 2006, midnight | In International »

The weekend of April 15 marked the 90th anniversary of the Irish uprising against British rule. Thousands gathered outside the General Post Office on Parnell Street in Dublin, Ireland, where the Proclamation of Independence was read to celebrate the anniversary, according to The Irish Times.


Woman leader elected in Jamaica

By Hokuma Karimova | March 2, 2006, midnight | In International »

Portia Simpson Miller, 60, was elected president of the People's National Party in Jamaica, on Feb. 26.


Ethnic strife grips Iraq

By Hokuma Karimova | Feb. 24, 2006, midnight | In International »

The suspected Al Quaeda bombing of a Shiite mosque has left Iraq in a state of inter-ethnic tension as curfews go into place throughout the country.


78 deaths caused by virus

By Hokuma Karimova | Jan. 15, 2006, midnight | In International »

As of Jan. 14, 78 people worldwide have died of the bird flu virus. The latest victim is 12 year-old Fatma Ozcan, who died in Agri Province, Turkey on Jan. 7.


Anarchy reigns in streets of France

By Alex Hyder Hokuma Karimova | Nov. 10, 2005, midnight | In International »

Monday marked the twelfth day of street violence in Paris and its suburbs, as the most intense street violence to hit France in four decades spilled into over 200 cities and towns throughout the country.


7.6-magnitude earthquake hits Pakistan-India border

By Merlyn Deng | Oct. 9, 2005, midnight | In International »

More than 20,000 are believed to be dead after a 7.6-magnitude earthquake occurred on the Pakistan-India boarder yesterday, Oct. 8. The earthquake caused massive devastation in sections of Pakistan, India and Afghanistan, according to the Associated Press.


Terrorists strike London

By Grace Harter | July 8, 2005, midnight | In Print »

Bombs exploded at four different points in London, England during the morning rush hour on July 7. At least 50 people were killed in the explosions and 700 were injured, according to The Washington Post.


Cardinals elect new pope

By Grace Harter | April 19, 2005, midnight | In Print »

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany was elected pope on Tuesday by the Cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church. He was elected after two days of deliberation subsequent to Pope John Paul II's death 17 days ago.


Pope dies after illness

By Anthony Glynn | April 3, 2005, midnight | In Print »

John Paul II, 84 years old, died last night when complications from Parkinson's disease and influenza took their toll.


60th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation remembered

By Michael Bushnell | Jan. 28, 2005, midnight | In Print »

Thursday, Jan. 27 marked the 60 – year anniversary of the Soviet liberation of Auschwitz, the deadliest and most notorious Nazi death camp, where an estimated 1.5 million people were executed between 1940-45, the vast majority of them Jews.


Tsunami death toll over 147,000 in South Asia

By Alex Mazerov | Dec. 30, 2004, midnight | In Print »

An enormous earthquake centered off the western end of the Indonesian archipelago unleashed a series of tsunamis in south Asia on Sunday Dec. 26, leveling villages, leaving millions homeless and killing at least 147,000 people in over 12 countries in the region. The disaster sparked an international effort to aid stricken areas.


Islamic militants attack the U.S. Consulate in Saudi Arabia

By Danielle Foster | Dec. 6, 2004, midnight | In Print »

The U.S Consulate in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia was attacked by Islamic militants today, Dec. 6, causing a three-hour gun battle that left three attackers and five non-American consulate workers dead, according to The Washington Post.


Turmoil in the Ukraine

By Fidan Karimova | Dec. 6, 2004, midnight | In Print »

On Friday, Dec. 3, the Ukrainian Supreme Court agreed on a new date for the country's hotly contested presidential election. The redo will take place on Dec. 26, according to The Washington Post. Local residents with ties to the Ukraine had mixed reactions.


Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat announced dead

By Emma Zachurski | Nov. 11, 2004, midnight | In International »

Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat passed away in his sleep on Nov. 11 at 3:30 a.m. in a hospital in France. No cause of death has been disclosed yet, according to The Washington Post.


Arafat in seriously ill but stable condition

By Emma Zachurski | Oct. 28, 2004, midnight | In International »

Palestinian president Yasser Arafat is considered seriously ill but in stable condition as of Oct. 28. He has been staying in his compound in Ramallah and has had doctors from Tunisia, Jordan and Egypt come to treat him over the last week according to The Washington Post.


Putin promises response after 300+ dead in hostage situation

By Fidan Karimova | Sept. 4, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Russian President Vladimir Putin promised a swift response to Islamist militants responsible for the Beslan school siege, which ended in violent bloodshed after a 52-hour long standoff on Friday, Sept. 3, according to The New York Times and The Washington Post.


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