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300 Injured As Tremor Rocked Algeria

An earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale shook an area close to the Algerian capital on Saturday evening, slightly injuring about 300 residents, official media reported.

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Palestinians Insist on Right to Declare State

A top Palestinian decision-making body voiced its right to declare a state unilaterally in the West Bank and Gaza after Israel threatened to take stand-alone measures of its own. The executive committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) also

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21 Dead at Albanian Immigrant Boat Going to Italy

At least 21 illegal immigrants were found frozen to death after the engines on a speedboat carrying them from Albania to Italy cut out amid biting cold in the Adriatic Sea, officials said. An Italian naval vessel found only 11 survivors on the stricken bo

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FBI: Man Demanded Jet to Fly to Australia

An American Eagle commuter flight from New York to Washington was diverted Saturday because a threat was made by a passenger "against the aircraft". An FBI spokesperson said the threat involved a note given to someone on the plane.

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6 Die As Iraqi Police Fire on Protesters

Iraqi police fired into a crowd of protesters that were throwing stones killing six people and wounding 11.They protested over the lack of jobs in the southern town of Amarah on Saturday, Hundreds of protesters gathered opposite the coalition office where

World | January 10, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 225

8 Die in Philippines Clashes

Eight people were killed as communist insurgents launched a new wave of attacks in the Philippines, including an attempted raid on a power plant and the burning of a telecommunications tower, the military said. The attacks came as the spokesman of the com

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Iraqi Official: Saddam to Stand Before Court by June

Saddam Hussein, who was declared a prisoner of war by the US Defence Department, could stand trial in Iraq by June, an Iraqi Governing Council member said. The US Defense Department named Saddam a prisoner of war after much legal internal strife, nearly a

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French Journalists Jailed in Pakistan

A Pakistani court has fined two French journalists and sentenced them to six months in jail for violating visa regulations. Reporter Marc Epstein and photographer Jean-Paul Guilloteau of French weekly L'Express pleaded guilty to charges that they visited

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US Team Visits Key N Korea Site

The US delegation which visited North Korea revealed that it visited the secret nuclear complex at Yongbyon. US thinks that the facility is being used to develop nuclear weapons.

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Another Bomb Defused in Baquba

Iraqi police defused a car bomb outside a Shiite mosque in the town of Baquba, north of Baghdad. On Friday suicide attacker with a bomb on a bicycle killed at least five worshippers after the prayers at a Shiite mosque in Iraq underscoring the threat of r

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62 Killed in Pakistan Bus Tragedy

Army and police divers recovered 34 more bodies from a canal, raising the death toll in one of Pakistan's worst bus crashes to 62, state television said. Rescue teams found 28 bodies late Thursday after the overloaded passenger bus plunged into the Thal c

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US Reduces Terror Alert

US reduced its nationwide terror alert but maintained special measures for international flights and in other areas as it warned that the world must remain on guard for attacks. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge announced that the alert had been reduc

World | January 9, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 178

Turkey Abolished Death Penalty

Turkey abolished death penalty signing Protocol No.13 to the European Convention on Human Rights, which bans completely death penalty, in war times including, AFP informed.

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March 28 - Parliamentary Elections Day in Georgia

Interim president of Georgia Nino Burjanadze announced at the special briefing today that the parliamentary elections would be held on March 28, 2004. Nino Burjanadze thanked Georgia's people for their high turnout in presidential elections and expressed

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Libya Suspends Contacts with Israel

Libya has sent a harsh letter to Israel, via a third party, announcing that it is suspending contacts with Jerusalem due to leaks to the press of meetings between representatives from the two countries, Israel Radio reported Friday morning, citing an Arab

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At Least 5 Killed in Iraq Mosque Bombing

At least 5 people were killed in a blast outside a Shiite mosque northeast of Baghdad, as US troops rounded up suspected insurgents in Tikrit and Iraq 's interim leadership endorsed Kurdish autonomy within a federal system. Officials said that at least tw

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UN, Red Cross Set USD 73 M Appeal for Iran

The United Nations and the Red Cross launched a USD 73 M appeal on Thursday for victims of the earthquake that razed the Iranian city of Bam, killing some 30,000 people. The money will be used over the next three months to provide medical care, revive agr

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UNICEF: 12,000 Children Lost in Iran Quake

About 12,000 children fell dead under the ruins of the devastating quake, which hit the Iranian town of Bam on Dec 26, 2003, according to a report of UNICEF, Russian media informed. The report reads that another 1,800 children are left complete orphans an

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Bush Plans Man Landing on Moon, Mars

President Bush plans a major announcement on space policy next week that envisions sending Americans back to the moon and ultimately to Mars, officials and congressional aides said on Thursday. The successful landing on Mars by a robot explorer has buoyed

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US Raid Against Rebel Town of Tikrit

US troops in Iraq raided houses and shops across Tikrit late Thursday in an operation aimed at weeding out remaining resistance in the hometown of ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. Russell, whose battalion is due soon to pull out of Iraq along with t

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Georgian Peacekeepers Heading To Iraq

Georgia will send a 207-person peacekeeping contingent to Iraq in early February, Georgian officials stated on Wednesday, Russian information agency Interfax reported. Some 70 Georgian officers, including 20 medical personnel, were deployed to Iraq in Aug

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