Sat, Apr 17 2010
A video grab shows soldiers searching for survivors after a magnitude 6.9 earthquake, in Yushu County, Qinghai Province April 14, 2010. The earthquake on Wednesday killed about 300 people in the mountainous Tibetan Plateau in southwest China and left more than 8,000 injured as houses, schools and offices collapsed
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Government announces two-day mourning period as Poland is wracked by grief
Yanukovych is now approaching a level of omnipotence comparable to that of authoritarian ex-President Leonid Kuchma, who ruled for a decade before Viktor Yushchenko took power in 2005.
The volcano eruption in Iceland, which has disrupted air travel throughout Europe, does not mean that passenger rights are being cancelled along with their flights, the European Commission says.
Hundreds of thousands of passengers in the UK, Europe and North America have been affected
All flights to and from the United Kingdom have been cancelled after the eruption of a volcano in the Eyjafjallajoekull, including to and from Sofia.