Thousands evacuated in Germany as WWII bomb found

More than 15,000 people were evacuated late Monday from the northern German city of Hanover following the discovery of an unexploded World War II bomb, city officials said.Residents of the capital of the state of Lower Saxony were told to leave their homes in the early evening as a precaution on the discovery of the 250 kilogram (550 pound) device, city authorities said on their website.They were expected to be able to return by nightfall. 16 dead, over 100 hurt in Kabul blast.

The death toll from a massive blast claimed by the Taliban in Kabul has risen to 16 people all civilians with scores more wounded, an official said today.'Sixteen killed, 119 wounded in last night's attack. The explosion was caused by a tractor filled with explosives,' Interior Ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said.