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Blair Undergoes Minor Heart Surgery

British Prime Minister Tony Blair has had surgery to correct an irregular heartbeat, a day after saying he intended to serve a third term if re-elected next year. On Thursday, in an interview, Blair had said the operation, called a catheter ablation, was

World | October 1, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 826

Abandoned Bag Messes Up Paris Airport

Abandoned passenger luggage caused bustle at the Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport Friday evening. Security officials had to blow bag up.

World | October 1, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 405

100 Die in Samarra's US Offensive

One US soldier and over 90 militants were killed and some 180 - wounded in air strikes and street-to-street combat during a major American offensive in the Iraqi town Samarra, 125 km North of Baghdad. The offensive began shortly after midnight with air st

World | October 1, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 462

Ex-Minister Injured in Beirut Blast

A former Lebanese minister has been injured in a bomb blast that went off in the capital Beirut. The driver has been killed in the explosion, which took place on a side street of Beirut's seafront, near the American community school and the American Unive

World | October 1, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 524

Kerry Scourges Bush on TV

Democratic presidential candidate Kerry has lashed George Bush in a TV debate on how to handle the war in Iraq and homeland security. The two rivals were taking part in the first one of three television-broadcasted debates in the race before November's vo

World | October 1, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 479

SpaceShipOne Rolls to 1st Mark

SpaceShipOne, the rocket plane aiming to win the USD 10 M Ansari X-Prize, has completed the first of two qualifying flights above the Californian desert.

World | October 1, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 338

British Airways Plane Diverted by Terror Alert

A plane of British Airways has made an emergency landing in Amsterdam after a terror threat. Flight BA 983 was heading from Berlin to London.

World | September 30, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 660

35 Killed, 140 Wounded in Baghdad Car Bomb Blasts

At least 35 people were killed and another 140 wounded in three apparently coordinated car bomb blasts near a US military convoy in southern Baghdad. Many of the casualties are children, officials and doctors said, cited by international news agencies.

World | September 30, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 369

Ten New Kidnap Victims in Iraq

The Arab TV channel Al-Jazeera showed footage Thursday of ten new hostages seized in Iraq by militants. The hostages - six Iraqis, two Lebanese and two Indonesian women - were kidnapped by The Islamic Army in Iraq, according to Al-Jazeera.

World | September 30, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 549

Libya Wants Permanent UN Security Council Seat

Libya said it deserved a permanent seat on the prestigious UN Security Council and proposed former US President Bill Clinton serve on a new panel to solve the world's conflicts and wars. Libyan Foreign Minister Mohammed Abdel-Rahman Shalgam, in a speech t

World | September 30, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 415

Iraq War Divides Australian Candidates

Australian voters face a stark choice on Iraq when they choose a new prime minister - to stay or to go. Prime Minister John Howard, whose conservative coalition is seeking a fourth three-year term on Oct.

World | September 30, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 285

Bush, Kerry Set for Crucial Debate

US President Bush and Democratic rival John Kerry square off in a crucial debate on Thursday that will give voters their first chance to size up the two White House candidates side by side.The nationally televised 90-minute session on the campus of the Un

World | September 30, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 294

12 Dead as Typhoon Meari Lashes Japan

Typhoon Meari continued to lash Japan with heavy rain, leaving 12 people dead and another 12 missing, weather officials and police said. The season's 21st typhoon in the Pacific region, and the eighth to directly hit Japan, landed on Kyushu early on Wedne

World | September 30, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 408

Clashes in the Center of Baghdad

US and Iraqi forces raided suspected insurgent hideouts, sparking clashes along a street in the heart of Baghdad. Meanwhile, violence continued unabated.

World | September 29, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 243

Motives of Teenage Atrocity in Argentina Unknown

Argentinean police continues questioning the detained teenager who shot four and wounded five in a school in southern Argentina on Tuesday. The 15-year-old student opened fire in a classroom minutes before the start of the classes.

World | September 29, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 338

'Public Scrutiny' On Elections In Florida Urged

Former US Democratic President Jimmy Carter said that he is concerned that it "seems likely" Florida is destined for many of the same voter irregularities that occurred in the 2000 election won by President George W. Bush because of "bias" by the top elec

World | September 28, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 325

2 UK Soldiers Killed in Basra

Two British soldiers have been killed in an ambush on a British military convoy in the southern Iraqi city of Basra, Britain's defense ministry says. Two British armored Land Rovers and a logistics vehicle were traveling in a convoy in the southwest of th

World | September 28, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 368

Oil Prices Hit New Peak

The price of crude oil has topped USD 50 a barrel - the highest level recorded in the 21-year history of crude futures on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Experts attribute the price jump to Nigerian rebels.

World | September 28, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 383

Iranian, Egyptian Hostages Freed

An Iranian diplomat and an Egyptian telecom worker, who were held hostage for days in Iraq, have been released. Al Jazeera television said late on Monday an Egyptian and two Iraqis kidnapped a few days ago had been freed.

World | September 28, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 542

At Least 8 Killed in Dubai Collapse

At least eight workers have been killed after a terminal under construction at Dubai International Airport collapsed Monday. "There has been an accident at one of the construction sites at the airport," said one official, who spoke on condition of anonymi

World | September 27, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 644

France Calls for Referendum on Turkey

France should hold a referendum on whether to allow Turkey into the EU, according to French finance minister Nicolas Sarkozy. "A decision as important as the membership of Turkey in Europe could only be taken after there had been a referendum in France",

World | September 27, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 469