Chess Blasts kill at least 10 in Iraq

A series of large explosions has hit the centre of Baghdad killing at least five people, reports say.At least five blasts went off near the public works ministry in the Salhiyeh district of central Baghdad. The attacks come just two days after another set of suicid


Chess 2 Bulgarian Policemen Die after Ambulance Crash

Two Bulgarian policemen have died after crashing with an ambulance on the main road from Ruse to Veliko Tarnovo in the village of Samovodone. According to reports the accident happened at 09:30 Tuesday morning after the police reacted to an emergency call in their


Chess Maoists ‘kill 40 Indian troops’

At least 30 soldiers have been killed after Maoist rebels launched a series of attacks on security convoys in central India, police say.Rebels first attacked paramilitary forces engaged in an anti-Maoist offensive in the Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh state ear


Chess Terreblanche ‘killers’ in court

Two South Africans are due to be formally charged with the murder of white supremacist Eugene Terreblanche.The two farm workers, aged 28 and 15, have admitted beating him to death in a dispute over unpaid wages, police say. There is a heavy police presence outside


Chess US Coal Mine Explosion Kills 25 in West Virginia

Twenty-five miners are now known to have died and four are missing after an accident at a West Virginia coal mine. The accident was caused by an underground explosion at the Upper Big Branch mine some 50 km south of Charleston in the eastern US. The blast happene


Chess Bulgaria Interior Minister: More Tolerance Needed during Arrests

Bulgaria Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, has stated that more tolerance is need during the arrest of certain people following the scandalous public detention of ex Defense Minister Nikolay Tsonev. Tsvetanov however said that the Interior Ministry would not c


Chess Maoists kill ‘30 Indian troops’

At least 30 soldiers are killed as Maoist rebels launch a series of attacks on security forces in central India, officials say. Source


Chess Toll rises in US mining disaster

Six miners have been killed and more than 20 are missing after an accident at a coal mine in the eastern US.An underground explosion was reported at the Upper Big Branch mine some 30 miles (50 km) south of Charleston, in West Virginia. The accident happened around


Chess Uncle in court over girl’s death

A man is due in court later charged with the murder of his 12-year-old niece who was found strangled and stabbed to death.The body of Tia Rigg was discovered at a house in Manchester on Saturday afternoon. John Maden, 37, of Dalmain Close, Cheetham Hill, is expecte


Chess Barrier Reef route ‘outrageous’

Australian PM Kevin Rudd has voiced his anger over the grounding of a Chinese ship in the Great Barrier Reef.Mr Rudd said it was "outrageous" the ship had apparently strayed 12km (7.5 miles) off course through the marine park, where it is now leaking oil.


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