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Fires Swallow Acres of Forests in US

Wildfires have swept through huge swathes of land in six western US states in recent days, authorities said. More than 2,000 square kilometers of brush and forest have been eaten up by 19 fires in Arizona, California, Nevada and Utah in the west, as well

World | June 28, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 352

Schroeder Wants Permanent UN Security Council Seat

German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder has called for a permanent seat on the UN Security Council after meeting with President Bush at the White House. Bush said the United Nations needs to adopt broader reforms before dealing with an expansion of the Securi

World | June 27, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 381

Colourful Gay Parade Takes Over San Francisco

A colourful gay parade took place in San Francisco. Many people stormed the streets to take part in the dance show.

World | June 27, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1086

Indian Ocean Remembers Tsunami

People along the Indian Ocean coast are marking six months since last December's tsunami catastrophe. The large killer waves swept the coastline of 13 countries and claimed at least 200,000 lives.

World | June 26, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 385

Car Bomb Hits Madrid

A car bomb exploded Saturday outside a Madrid stadium, after a warning from ETA guerrillas, officials said. The blast hit the car park of the La Peineta stadium and caused minor damage and no injuries.

World | June 26, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 426

Blast Kills Five in Mosul, Many Injured

A suicide bomb at a police station in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul has killed at least four police officers and one civilian, police say. Several people were injured and part of the building was destroyed.

World | June 26, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 327

Second Mad-Cow Case Confirmed in US

Tests have confirmed a second case of mad cow disease in the United States since the first case was reported in December 2003, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced. The second case, in a beef cow, was confirmed by an internationally recog

World | June 25, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 396

Tehran Mayor Wins Iran Presidential Race

The hardline Tehran mayor steamrolled over one of Iran's best known statesman to win the presidency Saturday in a landslide election victory that cements conservative control over nation's political leadership. The outcome capped a stunning upset by Mahmo

World | June 25, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 448

China Flood Death Toll Reaches 500

Summer floods in China have killed 536 people and forced over one million from their homes, the government has said. Torrential rains in much of the country have left southern China submerged beneath muddy waters in the deadliest early floods for a decade

World | June 24, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 718

Iranians Vote in Key Elections

Voters in Iran were choosing a new president in the decisive second round of a closely contested election on Friday. The run-off between former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and the mayor of Tehran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is being billed as a historic

World | June 24, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 595

US Supply 50,000 Tones of Food to N Korea

The United States are give North Korea 50,000 tonnes of food aid, government officials announced. The gesture may help bring the impoverished state back to talks on ending its suspected nuclear arms programs, according to experts.

World | June 23, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 387

Baghdad Car Blasts Kill 15

At least 15 people have been killed and 50 wounded in three car bomb explosions in Baghdad, officials say. Policemen are said to be among the dead in Thursday morning blasts in the Karrada commercial district.

World | June 23, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 297

US Spy Plane Crashes in Asia

A US Air Force U-2 spy plane has crashed in south-west Asia killing the pilot, according to a US military source. The crash occurred at late on Tuesday, when the pilot was returning to base after completing a mission in support of US forces in Afghanistan

World | June 22, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 400

US Spy Plane Crashes in Asia

An American spy plane has crashed in south-west Asia Tuesday, on its way back from a mission. The pilot of the machine has died, the US military announced a day later.

World | June 22, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 415

New Hopes for Solar Sail Craft

Scientists in the US say they may have recovered a signal from the first craft designed to use light from the Sun to power space travel. Organisers of the mission in California say there is now hope that the "solar sail" craft is orbiting Earth, hours aft

World | June 22, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 527

At Least 60 Injured in Israel Train Crash

Several people died and at least 60 were wounded in a train crash in Israel. A train collided with a truck near the city of Ashkelon Tuesday.

World | June 21, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 589

Michael Jackson Seeks Swiss Refuge

Michael Jackson is allegedly planning to flee the US and live in Elizabeth Taylor's mountain villa in Switzerland. The pop icon was cleared of child abuse charges last week, but his passport is still held by the police.

World | June 20, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 784

1st Cannabis Drug Goes on Sale

The world's first cannabis-based drug has been put out for sale, world media disclosed Monday. The Sativex mouth spray for multiple sclerosis treatment is now available on the Canadian market.

World | June 20, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 590

12 Killed in Iraq Police Station Attack

A suicide bomber in Iraq has killed at least 12 people in an attack on police in the northern city of Irbil. The car bomb went off at a recruitment centre for traffic police in the Kurdish city.

World | June 20, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 311

EU, US Meet to Warm Transatlantic Ties

EU leaders travel to Washington on Monday for a one-day summit with the United States hosted by President George W. Bush.

World | June 20, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 639

Dozens Killed in Baghdad Restaurant Bombing

A suicide bombing ripped through a popular Baghdad kebab restaurant, killing at least 16 people and wounding 25. The bomber detonated a vest laden with explosives at lunchtime on Sunday in the Ibn Zanbour restaurant, which is just half a kilometer from th

World | June 19, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 348
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