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Madrid Fire Inferno Over

The biggest fire in the history of Madrid has been put out, media said on Monday. Windsor Tower, a 31-floor office building in the Spanish capital, caught fire last Sunday.

World | February 14, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1119

Teenager Stabs Three at Japanese School

A man carrying a knife burst into a public elementary school in western Japan on Monday and stabbed at least three adults, police said. One of the victims is said to have died, according to Kyodo News.

World | February 14, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 541

Pope Calls for Italian Hostage Release

For the first time since leaving hospital a few days ago, Pope John Paul the II has appeared at the Vatican in Rome, in a move apparently aiming to show himself able to continue his mission. During his usual Sunday blessing he called on Iraqi insurgents t

World | February 13, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1257

Israel to Release 500 Palestinians

Israel approved the release of some 500 Palestinians from its jails in at a committee meeting chaired by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. Sharon held a landmark summit with Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas in Egypt last week, when both men declared an

World | February 13, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 498

Blast Rocks Paris Theater, 7 Injured

An explosion Sunday morning caused considerable damages to Le th??tre de l'Empire in Paris, leaving seven passers-by slightly injured. The blast ripped off the theatre ground floor, breaking the windows of neighboring buildings.

World | February 13, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1145

Russians Protest Reforms

Hundreds of thousands of rival demonstrators massed in towns across Russia on Saturday to either condemn or condone social benefit reforms by President Vladimir Putin's government. The rallies in 62 regions were the biggest in years.

World | February 12, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 586

Many Killed in Car Bomb South of Baghdad

At least seventeen people have been killed and 16 wounded in a car bomb attack in the town of Musayyib, south of Baghdad. Police say the blast was not a suicide attack.

World | February 12, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 401

US Airports Had Warnings of 9/11

Aviation officials in the US had numerous indications that airlines might be hijacked in the run-up to the 11 September attacks, it has emerged. The Federal Aviation Administration received 52 intelligence reports on al-Qaeda between April and September.

World | February 11, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 585

Hewlett-Packard Sack CEO

Hewlett-Packard have ousted their chairperson and chief executive, Carly Fiorina, who left the company after a "golden handshake" of USD 21 M. Fiorina admitted Thursday that she was not leaving voluntary.

World | February 10, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 540

Car Blast Kills At Least Four in Baghdad

A car bomb exploded in central Baghdad Thursday, killing at least four people, police and witnesses said. The car exploded in Tahrir Square, a commercial area in the heart of the city, as a US military convoy was passing through the area, a police officer

World | February 10, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 425

Abbas, Sharon Meet Anew within Week

The Israeli and Palestinian leaders will hold a second summit within a week, Palestinian Foreign Minister Nabil Shaath announced. The meeting will follow up summit in Egypt, where Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas an

World | February 10, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 415

N Korea Admits Having Nuclear Weapons

North Korea's government publicly acknowledged for the first time that it has nuclear weapons. It said the communist state is suspending participation in six-nation talks aimed at getting it to abandon its nuclear ambitions.

World | February 10, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1156

World's Smallest Baby Leaves Hospital

The baby that is believed to be the world's smallest to survive has been allowed home after six months in hospital, media announced Wednesday. Rumaisa Rahman was born 244 grams in a hospital outside Chicago.

World | February 9, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 730

Denmark's Government Wins 2nd Term

Danes have given Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen a second four-year term, embracing his government's pledge to keep immigration in check and taxes, among Europe's highest, from rising. Fogh Rasmussen is the first liberal prime minister in the Scandin

World | February 9, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 463

Russia's Duma to Consider Non-Confidence Vote

The State Duma, the lower house of Russian parliament, is to consider a vote of no confidence in the government headed by Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov on Wednesday. Russia's Communist Party proposed the vote of no confidence last month, and on January 3

World | February 9, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 480

Ailing Pope to Miss Ash Wednesday

Pope John Paul II, recovering from flu in hospital, is to miss Ash Wednesday services at the Vatican for the first time in his 26 years as pontiff. The 84-year-old leader of the Roman Catholic Church is due to remain in the Gemelli clinic in Rome until at

World | February 9, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 381

Palestinian Groups Renounce Truce

Hamas and Islamic Jihad have said they are not bound by the ceasefire agreed between Palestinian and Israeli leaders at a summit in Egypt on Tuesday. The two militant groups were at the forefront of attacks on Israel during the Palestinian uprising but ha

World | February 9, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2801

Denmark Votes

Denmark goes to the polls on Tuesday in a general election expected to give the centre-right Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen a second term in office. A recent opinion survey gives Rasmussen's ruling coalition of Liberals and the right-wing anti-immig

World | February 8, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 655

Baghdad Blast Kills 13

As many as 13 people may have been killed in a blast near an Iraqi army recruitment centre in western Baghdad, hospital officials and police said. Police were investigating reports that the explosion was a suicide bombing.

World | February 8, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 283

Bush Proposes Big Cuts in 2006 Budget Plan

President George W. Bush proposed to the Congress a 2.

World | February 8, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 435

Kidnapped Italian Journalist to be Released

A militant group in Iraq says it will release an Italian woman journalist who was kidnapped last week. Giuliana Sgrena was seized by gunmen in Baghdad while interviewing people in the street.

World | February 7, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 371
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