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Strong Quake Rattles Taiwan

An earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale has shook Taiwan Friday.

World | October 15, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 353

US Strikes on Falluja

US forces have launched a fresh air attack on the rebel-dominated Iraqi city of Falluja, after peace talks failed once again. The raid came hours after Falluja leaders suspended talks with officials from Iraq's interim government.

World | October 15, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 386

Serbs Admit Srebrenica Death Toll

A Bosnian Serb official report admits for the first time that more than 7,000 Muslims were massacred at Srebrenica. The Bosnian Serb news agency SRNA said the commission's report on the 1995 massacre was being submitted to the Bosnian Serb government on F

World | October 14, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 594

GM to Cut 12,000 Jobs in Europe

US car giant General Motors (GM) has said it is to shed 12,000 jobs in Europe as part of a cost-cutting drive. GM's German operations - which include car firm Opel - are expected to bear the brunt of the losses.

World | October 14, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 396

Croatian Robber Flees Laughing Office Woman

An armed robber met his match in downtown Zagreb when a woman in a money exchange office laughed at his efforts to threaten her, police said. The masked robber burst into the office and threatened the woman but instead of shrinking with fear she broke out

World | October 14, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 436

Over 30 Killed in Iraq Violence

At least 32 people were killed in attacks in Iraq, including bombings inside Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone said to have been claimed by the suspected Al-Qaeda chief in the country, Abu Mussab al-Zarqawi. The bloodshed comes only a day after Prime

World | October 14, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 277

Afghanistan Launches Vote-Counting

The first results released in Afghanistan's presidential election put President Hamid Karzai in the lead after 7513 votes were counted in the northern province of Kunduz, Afghanistan's electoral commission said. The Afghan Joint Electoral Management Body

World | October 14, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 379

Russia, China Discuss Oil Trade

Russia's President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao are to discuss Russian oil export to China. Putin arrived in Beijing Thursday for a three-day official visit, AFP announced.

World | October 14, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 269

US-Russian Crew Launched in Space

A Russian spaceship, carrying US-Russian crew, was launched Thursday morning from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The crew is flying to the International Space Station (ISS), Reuters announced.

World | October 14, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 272

Bush, Kerry Send Last Messages

Democratic Sen. John Kerry said he would wage a "smarter war on terror" in the third, final pre-election debate Wednesday evening.

World | October 14, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 305

Heathrow-Bound Virgin Plane in Security Scare

A security alert has diverted a Virgin Atlantic plane flying from Hong Kong to Heathrow. The plane landed safely at Stansted.

World | October 14, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 657

Babies Found in Iraqi Mass Grave

A mass grave being excavated in a north Iraqi village has yielded evidence that Iraqi forces executed women and children under Saddam Hussein. US-led investigators have located nine trenches in Hatra containing hundreds of bodies believed to be Kurds kill

World | October 13, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 444

Saudi Women Denied Vote

The government in Saudi Arabia has announced that women could neither vote nor run in the country's first nationwide municipal elections. The vote should take part over February-April 2005.

World | October 12, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 463

Libya Nabs "al-Qaeda" suspects

Libya has arrested 17 members of a group linked to Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda network, officials say. Interior Minister Nasser al-Mabruk said the nature of the links was not yet clear, but the inquiry was continuing.

World | October 11, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 404

Rumsfeld Visits Baghdad

US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld pay a visit to Baghdad. Rumsfeld told U.

World | October 11, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 311

Superman Star Reeve Dies at 52

The famous Superman star Christopher Reeve, 52, died Sunday of heart failure, his publicist said. Reeve fell into a coma Saturday after going into cardiac arrest while at his New York home.

World | October 11, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 928

Australian PM Sets Out Priorities

Australian Prime Minister John Howard announced that national security and the economy will be priorities for his fourth term in office. After the success of his conservative coalition in Saturday's election, Howard confirmed he would keep Australian troo

World | October 11, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 357

Iraq Rebels Surrender Arms

Iraqi Shia militiamen in the Sadr City area of Baghdad started handing in heavy weapons on Monday, under a deal with the government. The transfer is expected to last five days, and put an end to six months of brutal fighting in the area.

World | October 11, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 346

Floods Kill 36 in Vietnam

The death toll from flooding in southern Vietnam's Mekong Delta has claimed 27 lives, while another nine people were killed after heavy storms lashed the region. The worst affected provinces were Dong Thap, An Giang, Long An and Kien Giang, which all bord

World | October 11, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 291

Poland's Defence Minister Inspects Unit's Relocation in Iraq

Poland's Defence Minister Jerzy Szmajdzinski visited Poland's unit in Iraq. He inspected the preparation for the relocation of the troops under Polish commandment.

World | October 10, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 362

Four Dead in Mosque Blast in Pakistan

At least four people were killed and other four wounded in a suicide bomb blast in a mosque used by Shia Muslims in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore. A series of attacks blamed on Sunni and Shia militants have claimed more than 60 lives in Pakistan th

World | October 10, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 338