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Suicide bombing

At least five people are killed and more are wounded by a suicide attack at a concert hall in the Chechen capital Grozny.


French President Nicolas Sarkozy takes ill whilst exercising.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy was rushed to hospital after falling ill while jogging and will stay there overnight for tests.


Voters in Guinea-Bissau take part in a runoff presidential election between Kumba Ialá and Malam Bacai Sanhá.


India launches its first nuclear submarine, the INS "Arihant".

India becomes the sixth nation to join the elite A-league as Manmohan Singh formally launched the indigenously-built nuclear-powered submarine today.


Six people are killed in an apartment building fire in Rinkeby, Stockholm.

Six people have been killed as fire swept through an apartment building in a Stockholm suburb.

Fernando Chui Sai On

Fernando Chui Sai On is elected the third Chief Executive of Macau.


Chinese hackers target the website of Australia's biggest film festival in Melbourne over a documentary about Uyghur leader Rebiya Kadeer.

Alive when captured

Dozens are killed in clashes between radical Islamists and security forces in Bauchi, Nigeria, following a police station attack by an armed gang in retaliation for the arrests of their leaders.

More than 50 Nigerians were killed today in clashes between security forces and militants in the northeastern city of Bauchi, …


Seven people are killed in hurricane-force winds reaching 130 km-h in Poland and two more are killed by wind in the Czech Republic. Hail falls on 60,000 hectares of crops in Austria, causing damage of at least €20 million.

EXTREME weather has killed and injured dozens of people across Europe, with Spain, France and Italy hit by summer wildfires and parts of central Europe deluged by storms.