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Jewish Troops Enter Gaza Synagogue

Israeli soldiers have moved into a synagogue in the largest settlement in the Gaza Strip to remove hundreds of nationalist youngsters who have been refusing to leave. The youths entered the synagogue at Neve Dekalim after Israeli troops began removing Isr

World | August 18, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 636

Pope Makes 1st Foreign Visit

Pope Benedict will leave for Germany in his first foreign trip. He will be in his native country for the World Youths Day.

World | August 18, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 400

Car Bomb Attacks in Baghdad Kill 37

Three car bomb attacks near a bus station and a hospital in central Baghdad Wednesday killed at least 37 people and wounded 58, police said. A suicide car bomber targeting policemen detonated his vehicle outside the al-Nahda bus station in central Baghdad

World | August 17, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 507

Troops Ready to Oust Gaza Settlers

Israeli troops moved into Gaza to launch the evacuation of the Jewish settlers, who did not leave the region after the deadline for them to leave expired. All 21 Jewish settlements in the Gaza Strip are due to be dismantled.

World | August 17, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 466

Over 25 Killed in Three Baghdad Explosions

At least 25 people have been killed in three explosions in the center of Iraq's capital Baghdad. The blasts occurred within minutes of each other, two reportedly at the busy Nahda bus station.

World | August 17, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 553

Colombian Plane Crashes, Kills All 161 on Board

A Colombian airliner with 152 passengers and eight crew members on board crashed in western Venezuela on early Tuesday, local television reports said. Most of the passengers were said to be French and Venezuelan, Interior Minister Jesse Chacon said it was

World | August 16, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 589

Greece Honors Plane Crash Victims

The Municipialities of Nicosia, Cyprus, organised a religious ceremony for the victims of the tragic plane crash, which claimed the lives of 121 people on Sunday. The ceremony was held in the centre of Nicosia Monday evening.

World | August 16, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1682

Earthquake Rocks Northern Japan

A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake struck northeastern Japan on Tuesday, injuring at least 26 people.

World | August 16, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 443

Israel Begins Gaza Strip Pullout

About 9,000 settlers in the Gaza Strip received eviction notices as Israel's official withdrawal began in a move hailed by Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas as "historic". The settlers are being given 48 hours to leave or face forcible removal.

World | August 15, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 513

Pippi Longstocking Turns 60

The popular Swedish children's book heroine Pippi celebrated in Stockholm 60th anniversary. The book of Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren has become a bestseller for numerous generations.

World | August 14, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 732

Israel Ordering Gaza Settlers to Withdraw

Israeli settlers throughout the Gaza Strip are readying themselves for the start of the official evacuation of the territory, which begins on Monday. Many are packing their belongings and beginning a journey to temporary homes and communities inside Israe

World | August 14, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 370

"Two Killed" in Italy Plane Crash

A light aircraft has crashed in southern Italy, killing two people on board, according to reports. The plane came down in the Serra di Paola area of Calabria, Italian news agency Ansa said.

World | August 13, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 469

Iraq's Constitution to Meet Deadline

Iraqi government will be ready with the draft constitution of the country on Sunday, a day earlier of the deadline, President Jalal Talabani said. The politicians need to get the Constitution ready by Monday for an October 15th referendum.

World | August 13, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 708

Sri Lanka's Foreign Minister Shot

Sri Lanka's foreign minister has been shot and critically wounded in the capital Colombo. Lakshman Kadirgamar, 73, was attacked near his highly-guarded home, Sky News reported.

World | August 12, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 329

Angelina Jolie Granted Cambodian Citizenship

Cambodia has granted citizenship to Hollywood screen temptress Angelina Jolie as recognition of her environmental work and because she has adopted a Cambodian child, an official said on Friday. International agencies said the legal document was singed by

World | August 12, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1457

Saddam "Could Be Executed"

Saddam Hussein could be executed if found guilty in his first trial, an official close to the proceedings has said. The ousted Iraqi ruler will be tried over the 1982 massacre of 150 Shiites in Dujail, north of Baghdad.

World | August 12, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 790

UK Detain Ten over "Security Threat"

Ten foreign nationals who the Home Office says pose a threat to UK security have been detained by police. The Jordanian cleric Abu Qatada, who is subject to a control order, is one of the ten, BBC reports.

World | August 11, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 397

Brazil Bank Robbed of Millions

Police in Brazil say thieves tunneled their way into a bank and stole nearly 150 million reals, the equivalent of more than EUR 50 M. The thieves reportedly built an 80-metre-long tunnel from a house near the bank, digging about 4 m below the floor of the

World | August 9, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 653

Discovery Shuttle Lands

The Discovery space shuttle has landed at the Edwards Air Force base in California. Earlier NASA ordered the astronauts aboard Discovery to bypass the first landing opportunity of the day because of stormy weather off the Florida coast.

World | August 9, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 931

Eight Killed in Berlin Flat Blaze

A fire in an apartment block in Berlin overnight killed eight people, four of them children, German officials said on Tuesday. The fire broke out in the stairwell of the five-storey building in the German capital's central Moabit district but the cause wa

World | August 9, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 430

Nagasaki Remembers Atomic Bomb Horror

The Japanese city of Nagasaki is marking the 60th anniversary of its destruction by a US atomic bomb at the end of World War Two. At least 70,000 people died in the world's second nuclear attack.

World | August 9, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3459
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