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Two Killed in Gaza Missile Strike

An Israeli aircraft fired a missile near Khan Younis in the Gaza Strip early Friday, killing two Palestinians, hospital officials said. An Israeli military spokeswoman said the Israeli air force identified two armed Palestinians and opened fire on them, h

World | December 31, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 436

Over 169 Die in Buenos Aires Night Club

A blaze in a crowded nightclub in Argentina's capital Buenos Aires killed at least 169 people and injured 400, city officials said on Friday.

World | December 31, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 897

Ukrainian Cabinet Cancels Meeting

The Ukrainian cabinet cancelled a planned meeting after the opposition barred Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych from entering the government compound. Earlier, the opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko urged his supporters to prevent the meeting of what he c

World | December 29, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 346

Many Killed in Baghdad Blast

Insurgents lured Iraqi policemen to a house in west Baghdad and set off a huge amount of explosives, killing at least 29 people, seven of them police. The ambush happened in the ramshackle Ghazalia district after police received a tip-off about a militant

World | December 29, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 350

Yushchenko Declared Election Winner

The Ukrainian Central Electoral Committee declared Viktor Yushchenko the winner of the December 26 presidential election, giving him a mandate to strengthen the economy and build closer ties with the European Union. Yushchenko took 51.

World | December 28, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 493

Multiple Rebel Attacks Hit Iraq

At least 27 people were killed in Iraq Tuesday as insurgents carried multiple attacks on police stations. The assaults took place in different locations inside the dangerous Sunni triangle, including Mosul, Baqouba and Tikrit.

World | December 28, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 403

Osama Calls for Iraqi Elections Boycott

In an audiotape broadcast Monday by Al-Jazeera satellite television, a man purported to be Osama bin Laden endorsed Abu Musab al-Zarqawi as his deputy in Iraq. The voice on the tape condemned January 30 elections in Iraq to elect a national assembly that

World | December 28, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 481

Israel Releases 159 Palestinian Prisoners

Israel released 159 Palestinian prisoners Monday as a gesture to the new Palestinian leadership. Interim Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas welcomed the release but said Israel must free those sentenced to lengthy terms.

World | December 27, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 391

Cassini Pictures Huygens Probe

Cassini has snapped an image of the Huygens probe it has just despatched to study Titan, Saturn's largest moon. The image, taken some 12 hours after release, shows the 2.

World | December 27, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1249

Iraq Shia Leader Escapes Car Bomb

At least 13 people have been killed in a car bomb targeting one of Iraq's top Shia political leaders. Thirty-nine people were wounded in the attack outside offices of the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (Sciri) in Baghdad.

World | December 27, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 381

Thai King Grandson Killed by Tsunami

The grandson of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej was among those killed by a tsunami that hit southern Thailand, Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra said on Monday. The body of Bhumi Jensen, 21, was found by rescue workers near Khao Lak beach.

World | December 27, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1054

Afghan Presidential Runner-up to Form Opposition Party

The runner-up to Hamid Karzai in Afghanistan's historic presidential elections has congratulated the Afghan leader on the formation of his Cabinet and said he is in the process of forming an opposition political party. Yunus Qanooni said that he had deep

World | December 26, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 397

Cargo Ship Delivers Food to Astronauts

An unmanned cargo ship docked at the international space station early Sunday, carrying badly needed food for a crew that had been forced to ration dwindling supplies.The Progress M-51, also carrying Christmas presents from families and friends, moored at

World | December 26, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 387

Frenchman Climbs World's Tallest Building

A Frenchman topped the world's new tallest building, Taipei 101 in Taiwan. Alain Robert, 42, who calls himself "Spiderman", reached the top of the 508m tower for four hours, defying persistent rain and strong winds.

World | December 25, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1045

US Defence Secretary Arrives in Iraq

US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has arrived at a US base in the Iraqi city of Mosul, it was announced on Friday. Rumsfeld arrived before dawn and went to a surgical unit to visit wounded US soldiers.

World | December 24, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 409

Fuel Protest Break out in Indonesia

Indonesians staged a major protest against sharp fuel price increase that could hit 40%. Students at several universities in the capital to stage protests against government plans to slash subsidies.

World | December 23, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 357

Russian State-Owned Rosneft Buys Yuganskneftegaz

Russia's state-owned oil company OAO Rosneft will acquire Baikal Finance Group, which on Dec. 19 won a USD 9.

World | December 23, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1045

US "Shut" Islamic Jihad's Web Sites

The Islamic Jihad movement said Tuesday the United States had forced its Web site host to close down Jihad Web sites. A statement sent to UPI by the Jihad media office in Gaza said the Ukrainian host had been forced by the US Defense Department to shut th

World | December 22, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1902

GBP 20 M Stolen in Belfast Bank Robbery

More than GBP 20 M were stolen in a raid at a bank's headquarters in Belfast. The families of two Northern Bank executives were held hostage for 24 hours.

World | December 22, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 393

Tony Blair on Surprising Trip to Baghdad

British Prime Minister Tony Blair surprisingly traveled to Iraq Tuesday, and met with interim Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi. At the so-called Green Zone in Baghdad, Blair also held talks with the US commander of the multinational force, Gen.

World | December 21, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 302

Ukraine Rivals Clash in TV Debate

Rival presidential candidates in Ukraine clashed in a live TV debate - days before Sunday's re-run of the disputed election. Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych, whose victory last month was declared illegal because of fraud, was facing opposition leader Vik

World | December 20, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 508
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